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The Surprises of Jewish and Polish Poland

The last thing I expected to find in Poland was a hot Jewish scene. I had to rub my eyes to believe what I was seeing. Travelers of all religions, ages, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities flocked to Jewish-related sites eager to explore a world that was all but eliminated when Nazi Germany murdered 3,000,000 Jews,… Read More »

The Jewish Millennial Project

There is plenty of conversation around the term “Jewish millennials” and what they want out of their jobs, their lifestyles, their philanthropy, their spirituality. A big focus of “the establishment” (older generations that hold positions of power in Jewish organizations) is how will this next generation of Jewish people embrace and engage with their Judaism,… Read More »

Suspension of Western Wall deal leaves Jewish leaders feeling betrayed

They’ve tried strongly-worded statements. They’ve tried private meetings with the prime minister. They’ve tried negotiations, protest and prayer. But for the past five years, despite broad internal consensus and consistent pressure, the American Jewish establishment has been unable to persuade Israel’s government to create an equitable space for non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall. The… Read More »

Lawmakers Urge Trump to Appoint White House Jewish Liaison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on President Donald Trump to appoint a White House liaison to the Jewish community. Reps. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., are asking members of Congress to sign a letter to the president. Rosen and Zeldin are Jewish. “While it is still… Read More »

EVENTS CALENDAR

Sep
21
Sat
The Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival Day 1
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm

Be a part of the Second Annual stand-alone, international, Jewish short film festival. After many years as a single-day event, the Joyce Forum has become its own two-day festival offering films from across the globe. This two-day festival will include Q&As and discussions with filmmakers and other special guests.

Sep
22
Sun
The Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival Day 2
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am

Be a part of the Second Annual stand-alone, international, Jewish short film festival. After many years as a single-day event, the Joyce Forum has become its own two-day festival offering films from across the globe. This two-day festival will include Q&As and discussions with filmmakers and other special guests.

Sep
30
Mon
Shabbat and Havdalah at Home
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this workshop, led by Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein, he will highlight the blessings, rituals, food, music and creative ideas for a joyous Shabbat and Havdalah in your home.

Oct
5
Sat
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Presents Acuity
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

StMadeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) will present Acuity, a retrospective of paintings by Alfredo Santiago and stand-up-cutouts of David Walton, at Sophie’s Kensington Gallery. The show will run from October 5-26, 2019, with a public reception on October 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Oct
6
Sun
Apple Picking at Julian Farm and Orchard
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Temple Adat Shalom family and friends can enjoy a hay ride, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, cider pressing, and candle dipping for $15 per person.

Oct
11
Fri
Chocolate Shabbat
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm

Charlotte Ida Tubis Memorial Scholar in Residence Rabbi Deborah Prinz will discuss the connections between Judaism and chocolate. Listeners will be treated to an Oneg.

Oct
17
Thu
DayTimers Speaker Series: Jonathan Schwartz “Aging in the 21st Century”
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

What can we do to enhance successful aging?  What does it take to live happy and healthy in advanced age? What is the secret of a few regions in the world where there is a high concentration of people that live beyond 100? These questions and many others will be answered in a collaborative, informative and humorous discussion. Fee: $5 with RSVP, $8 without RSVP.