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MondayMon, 26 JulJuly, 2021

 
 
Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, Jul 26th 2:00p to 3:30p2:00 to 3:30 PM As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. You can view all of the sessions below.

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MondayMon, 2 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, Aug 2nd 2:00p to 3:30p2:00 to 3:30 PM As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. You can view all of the sessions below.

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SundaySun, 8 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Project Zug

Sunday, Aug 8th 8:00p to 9:00pProject Zug (www.projectzug.org) empowers Jews to take ownership over their learning through one-on-one havruta learning.

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MondayMon, 9 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, Aug 9th 2:00p to 3:30p2:00 to 3:30 PM As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. You can view all of the sessions below.

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WednesdayWed, 11 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Wednesday, Aug 11th 3:00p 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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MondayMon, 16 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, Aug 16th 2:00p to 3:30p2:00 to 3:30 PM As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. You can view all of the sessions below.

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WednesdayWed, 18 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Wednesday, Aug 18th 3:00p 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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MondayMon, 23 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Summer Learning with JTS—A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined

Monday, Aug 23rd 2:00p to 3:30p2:00 to 3:30 PM As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or volun-tarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to an-other. You can view all of the sessions below.

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WednesdayWed, 25 AugAugust, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Wednesday, Aug 25th 3:00p 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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MondayMon, 4 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
The Torah & Beyond: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer

Monday, Oct 4th 12:30p to 1:30p This season will be especially meaningful as we complete our study of the Book of Deuteronomy, the last section of the Torah.

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WednesdayWed, 6 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Drop-in Hebrew Prayer Reading

Wednesday, Oct 6th 3:00p 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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SundaySun, 10 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough

Sunday, Oct 10th 9:00a to 10:30aJoin our shlicha, Netta Asner-Minster for this introductory class to the Hebrew letters and vowels, to introduce and improve Hebrew reading of prayers.

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SundaySun, 10 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Shifting Dynamics of the Middle East: Israel and its Neighbors with Michael Sharnoff

Sunday, Oct 10th 7:30p to 9:00pThis lecture will provide a historical context of Israel’s relations with its Arab neighbors and analyze how recent trends have shifted regional priorities. It will conclude with observations about the latest agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan, and how they will impact the region.

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MondayMon, 11 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Our Adult Children: A Two-Part Series with Roberta Drucker, JSSA Synagogue Liaison

Monday, Oct 11th 7:30p to 9:00pBeing the parent of an adult child is no easy task! What is worth holding on to, and to what do we let go? How do we have these difficult conversations with our adult children in a way that is productive and meaningful for all? And when our children bring a new partner into our family, how do we welcome them and bring our families together? Join Roberta for a two-part conversation addressing these questions and more.

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TuesdayTue, 12 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Oct 12th 12:30p to 1:30pA new year and a new tractate of Talmud! Join us to study Tractate Berakhot which includes a comprehensive discussion of the Shema and Amidah, the essential components of the prayer service.

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MondayMon, 13 SepSeptember, 2021

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies & Discussion "The Green Park"

Monday, Sep 13th 7:00p to 9:00pThis is the story of a glamorous kosher hotel opened in 1943 on the French Riviera.

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SaturdaySat, 18 SepSeptember, 2021

 
 
Summer Congregational Reading Discussion

Shabbat, Sep 18th 10:00a to 11:00aFlorence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

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SundaySun, 3 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Rabbi Matthew Simon's Fall Multi-Book Review

Sunday, Oct 3rd 10:00a to 11:00aYou are sure to learn a lot from Rabbi Simon’s fascinating discussions, filled with historical references, side-notes, and interesting anecdotes.

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WednesdayWed, 13 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Book Discussion Group "Hope Valley"

Wednesday, Oct 13th 12:00p to 1:00pHope Valley by Haviva Ner David Hope Valley is the story of two women, one Jewish-Israeli and one Palestinian-Israeli, who come together to form the unlikeliest of friendships. Tikvah and Ruby meet one summer day right before the outbreak of the 2nd intifada, in the Galilean valley that separates the segregated villages in which they live. In recognizing each other's pain, they offer us hope that fear and resentment can grow into love.

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MondayMon, 18 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies & Discussion "An Israeli Love Story"

Monday, Oct 18th 7:00p to 8:30pAn Israeli Love Story (1 hr. 33 Min. – Hebrew with English Subtitles) The year is 1947. 18-year old Margalit from a village in northern Israel loves theater and dreams of becoming an actress. One day she falls in love with 24-year old Eli from Kibbutz Beit Keshet. She tries to get close to him, hoping he’ll fall for her, but things don’t go so smoothly. He has a girlfriend and is busy with the dramatic events preceding the birth of Israel. Slowly the barriers come down, Margalit moves in with Eli and they set up a date for their wedding. But then, Israel’s harsh reality steps in.

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WednesdayWed, 10 NovNovember, 2021

 
 
Book Discussion Group - Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Wednesday, Nov 10th 12:00p to 1:00pHeinz's rich and colorful account offers the first history of the wildly popular game of mahjong.

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MondayMon, 15 NovNovember, 2021

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies & Discussion "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel"

Monday, Nov 15th 7:00p to 8:30pHeading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (I Hr. 26 Min.; English) After years of crushing defeats, Israel’s national baseball team finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land to South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.

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TuesdayTue, 23 NovNovember, 2021

 
 
Rabbi Matthew Simon's Summer Book Review

Tuesday, Nov 23rd 11:00a to 12:00pYou are sure to learn a lot from Rabbi Simon's fascinating discussions, filled with historical references, side-notes, and interesting anecdotes.

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MondayMon, 13 DecDecember, 2021

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies & Discussion "The Last Resort"

Monday, Dec 13th 7:00p to 8:30pSouth Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era.

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WednesdayWed, 12 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Book Discussion Group "Something Beautiful Happened"

Wednesday, Jan 12th 12:00p to 1:00pYvette Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family, a tailor named Savvas and his daughters, from the Nazis and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette eventually found the Jewish tailor’s descendants in Israel.

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SundaySun, 10 OctOctober, 2021

 
 
Shifting Dynamics of the Middle East: Israel and its Neighbors with Michael Sharnoff

Sunday, Oct 10th 7:30p to 9:00pThis lecture will provide a historical context of Israel’s relations with its Arab neighbors and analyze how recent trends have shifted regional priorities. It will conclude with observations about the latest agreements between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan, and how they will impact the region.

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SundaySun, 7 NovNovember, 2021

 
 
The Lost World of African-American Cantors with Henry Sapoznik

Sunday, Nov 7th 7:30p to 9:00pThe history of Black-Jewish cultural interaction primarily focuses on how Jews adopted and adapted Black vernacular music. However, what has never before been explored were the African-Americans who performed Yiddish and cantorial music in and for the Jewish community, in theaters on record, radio and in concert between the World Wars.

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SundaySun, 23 JanJanuary, 2022

 
 
Shared Legacies: An Exploration of Black-Jewish Cooperation Then and Now

Sunday, Jan 23rd 7:30p to 9:00pJoin us in watching Shared Legacies, a film that revisits the crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation during the turbulent Civil Rights era, as many Jewish leaders backed the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to achieve racial equality and harmony. Then, stay for a discussion of the commitment B’nai Israel is making to racial justice today.

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