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TuesdayTue, 13 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays Lunch & Learn (formerly Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Study) with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Apr 13th 12:30p to 1:30pA Shabbat afternoon favorite moves to the Tuesday lunch hour! We will continue our exploration of the talmudic tractate Beitzah, focusing upon the celebration of our festivals. Newcomers are more than welcome to join us. No prior knowledge is necessary.

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TuesdayTue, 13 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Heretic or Hasid? The Story of Baruch Spinoza with Daniel Spiro

Tuesday, Apr 13th 7:30p to 8:30pIn 1656, Spinoza’s synagogue issued against him a writ of herem, expulsion from the community, for his “abominable heresies.” Join us for a dramatic reading of New Jerusalem, David Ives’ play which depicts this ordeal, and which will lead us to deeper investigation of Spinoza’s thought.

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WednesdayWed, 14 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet with Steve Kerbel

Wednesday, Apr 14th 9:30a to 11:00aWe will take our time to unpack the Book of Jonah and give it the attention Jonah didn’t want.

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SundaySun, 18 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Sammy Spider & the Magic of Children’s Book Illustration with Katherine Kahn

Sunday, Apr 18th 8:00p to 9:00pExperience the magic of the Sammy Spider series from the artist behind this adorable arachnid.

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TuesdayTue, 20 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays Lunch & Learn (formerly Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Study) with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Apr 20th 12:30p to 1:30pA Shabbat afternoon favorite moves to the Tuesday lunch hour! We will continue our exploration of the talmudic tractate Beitzah, focusing upon the celebration of our festivals. Newcomers are more than welcome to join us. No prior knowledge is necessary.

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TuesdayTue, 20 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Tuesday, Apr 20th 2:30p to 3:30pPractice your Hebrew reading of prayer and text with our Shlicha Netta Asner-Minster. This is designed for those who want to strengthen their Hebrew reading and familiarity with prayers. Recommended to bring and use the Sim Shalom prayerbook for Shabbat and Festivals.

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TuesdayTue, 20 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Heretic or Hasid? The Story of Baruch Spinoza with Daniel Spiro

Tuesday, Apr 20th 7:30p to 8:30pIn 1656, Spinoza’s synagogue issued against him a writ of herem, expulsion from the community, for his “abominable heresies.” Join us for a dramatic reading of New Jerusalem, David Ives’ play which depicts this ordeal, and which will lead us to deeper investigation of Spinoza’s thought.

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WednesdayWed, 21 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet with Steve Kerbel

Wednesday, Apr 21st 9:30a to 11:00aWe will take our time to unpack the Book of Jonah and give it the attention Jonah didn’t want.

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SundaySun, 25 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Mindfulness Walk with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Sunday, Apr 25th 4:00p to 5:00pWith the return of warmer weather, we take the opportunity to walk about outdoors and explore the world around us. Rabbi Berkowitz will lead us on a guided meditation and mindfulness walk through Cabin John Park.

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TuesdayTue, 27 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays Lunch & Learn (formerly Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Study) with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Apr 27th 12:30p to 1:30pA Shabbat afternoon favorite moves to the Tuesday lunch hour! We will continue our exploration of the talmudic tractate Beitzah, focusing upon the celebration of our festivals. Newcomers are more than welcome to join us. No prior knowledge is necessary.

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TuesdayTue, 27 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Tuesday, Apr 27th 2:30p to 3:30pPractice your Hebrew reading of prayer and text with our Shlicha Netta Asner-Minster. This is designed for those who want to strengthen their Hebrew reading and familiarity with prayers. Recommended to bring and use the Sim Shalom prayerbook for Shabbat and Festivals.

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WednesdayWed, 28 AprApril, 2021

 
 
Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet with Steve Kerbel

Wednesday, Apr 28th 9:30a to 11:00aWe will take our time to unpack the Book of Jonah and give it the attention Jonah didn’t want.

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TuesdayTue, 4 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays Lunch & Learn (formerly Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Study) with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, May 4th 12:30p to 1:30pA Shabbat afternoon favorite moves to the Tuesday lunch hour! We will continue our exploration of the talmudic tractate Beitzah, focusing upon the celebration of our festivals. Newcomers are more than welcome to join us. No prior knowledge is necessary.

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TuesdayTue, 4 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Tuesday, May 4th 2:30p to 3:30pPractice your Hebrew reading of prayer and text with our Shlicha Netta Asner-Minster. This is designed for those who want to strengthen their Hebrew reading and familiarity with prayers. Recommended to bring and use the Sim Shalom prayerbook for Shabbat and Festivals.

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WednesdayWed, 5 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Jonah, the Reluctant Prophet with Steve Kerbel

Wednesday, May 5th 9:30a to 11:00aWe will take our time to unpack the Book of Jonah and give it the attention Jonah didn’t want.

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MondayMon, 3 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies and Discussion: Abe

Monday, May 3rd 7:00p to 9:00pTwelve-year-old Abe has a complicated family: part Israeli, part Palestinian, and constantly fighting. But when he meets Chef Chico and his fusion cuisine, he's inspired to unite his family through food. Abe wants to cook a meal that will bring everyone to the table, but he's about to learn that the kitchen can't heal some divides (1 hr. 25 min.; English).

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TuesdayTue, 4 MayMay, 2021

 
 
Rabbi Matthew Simon's Summer Book Review

Tuesday, May 4th 11:00a to 12:00pJoin another exciting session with Rabbi Simon as he reviews and recommends his summer reading choices.

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WednesdayWed, 12 MayMay, 2021

 
 
B’nai Israel Book Discussion Group: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Wednesday, May 12th 11:30a to 12:30p Rami and Bassam had been raised to hate one another, and yet, when they learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them. Together they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace.

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WednesdayWed, 9 JunJune, 2021

 
 
B’nai Israel Book Discussion Group - My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer’s Eden by Meir Shalev

Wednesday, Jun 9th 11:30a to 12:30p Meir Shalev has a beloved garden. He extolls the virtues of the lemon tree, rescues a precious variety of purple snapdragon from the Jerusalem–Tel Aviv highway, and does battle with a saboteur mole rat.

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MondayMon, 14 JunJune, 2021

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies and Discussion: Remember Me

Monday, Jun 14th 7:00p to 9:00pIn this coming-of-age-at-30 comedy, a riskaverse public radio war correspondent—who’s never actually been to war—unexpectedly ends up on a road trip with his cousin, an aspiring actor with whom he is feuding, and their seemingly frail grandmother (Academy Award winner Rita Moreno) to deliver her to an assisted care facility.

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TuesdayTue, 27 AprApril, 2021

 
 
L.I.F.E. LECTURE - The Jews, and the Secrets, Behind Superman and Batman with Marc Nobleman

Tuesday, Apr 27th 7:00p to 8:00pAuthor Marc Tyler Nobleman reveals secrets he uncovered and mysteries he solved while researching his books Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, one of which made history...in more ways than one.

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SundaySun, 2 MayMay, 2021

 
 
L.I.F.E Lecture - JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values

Sunday, May 2nd 6:30p to 8:30pTopics will include racism and reparations, an exploration of Abraham Joshua Heschel’s teachings on racial justice, and race and reproductive justice.

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