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ABOUT THE BETH POMERANTZ EDUCATION SERIES Beth was a longtime member of Temple Beth El. She chaired the Education Committee for several years, and participated in just about every educational offering at Beth El. The Beth Pomerantz Education Series was established this year to honor her passion for lifelong learning and to provide learning opportunities through study of a range of Jewish-related topics under inspiring teachers. INFO: Programs will typically be held at Temple Beth El from 9:45 am to noon and are FREE and open to the public. Breakfast will usually be served. Please R.S.V.P. a week prior: office@tbelancaster.org or call the temple office at 717-581-7891.

Judaism, Jewish Communities and the Internet is Topic of Education Series

Thanks to the technologies hat gave rise to the World Wide Web, GPS and Facebook, Jewish Communities are more connected than ever before-to each other and to the broader world. Dr. Andrea Lieber, Ph.D, Professor of Religion at Dickinson College, will discuss how access to this technology challenged some aspects of Jewish life and at the same time opened doors to new opportunities for the Jewish community. Join us for this lively and interactive conversation on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 9:45 am at Temple Beth El.

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Beth Pomerantz Education Series Opens with Dinner and Movie

From Ram’s Horn to Beatbox, the WANDERING MUSE explores the kaleidoscope of Jewish identities through the ever-changing music of the diaspora. In constant motion, the film is a series of encounters with Jewish musicians from around he world. Join us on Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 pm for the film, which will be shown following Havdalah and a light dairy dinner.

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Jewish Renewal is Topic of Beth Pomerantz Education Series Program

The Beth Pomerantz Education Series will present “Jewish Renewal” featuring guest speaker Shoshanna Schecter-Shaffin and the photography of Averie Cohen on Sunday, April 10.

Jewish Renewal is a worldwide effort to fully embrace a contemporary egalitarian Judaism as a profound spiritual practice and social transformer, reaching beyond religious boundaries and institutional structures.

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Dr. Ken Firestone is Guest Speaker at Education Series Program

The traditional tribal-based peoples living in remote areas of the Sub-Saharan African bush are some of the best-preserved cultures from ancient times on earth today.

Dr. Ken Firestone will highlight connections and distinctions between the African bush peoples and the ancient Israelites during his presentation on Sunday, January 17 at 2 pm.

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First Education Series Program Features “The Sturgeon Queens” Movie and Dinner

The first program to be presented through the Beth Pomerantz Education Series (BPES), set for Saturday, December 5 at 6 p.m., will be THE STURGEON QUEENS, the story of the famed Lower East Side smoked fish emporium Russ & Daughters and the Jewish immigrant family who has run it for 100 years and four generations. The film will be shown following Havdalah and dinner.

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Beth Pomerantz Education Series 2015-16 is Announced

The 2015 to 2016 Beth Pomerantz Education Series will feature a movie called The Sturgeon Queens, a presentation on the African Bush Peoples connections and distinctions with the ancient Israelites and a discussion on Jewish Renewal enhanced by award winning photographs. All three programs will be held at Temple Beth El.

The first program will feature the film “The Sturgeon Queens,” following Havdalah and a dairy dinner.

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In Sara Levy’s Salon

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dr. Rebecca Cypess will discuss and perform the music owned and played by Sara Levy (1761-1854), a keyboard student and patron of two sons of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Father Abraham: Lincoln and the Jews

SUNDAY, APRIL 19 2015

Rabbi Lance Sussman will offer a visual presentation that focuses on President Abraham Lincoln’s extraordinary relationship with American Jews, especially during the Civil War. Join us at this Beth Pomerantz Education Series program to learn more about Lincoln’s remarkable friendship with the American Jewish community.

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Interfaith Marriage is Topic for Next Beth Pomerantz Education Program

“Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America”

The Beth Pomerantz Education Series will present a fascinating exploration of the promise and peril of interfaith marriage today at its next program featuring guest speaker Naomi Schaefer Riley. The program will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 9:45 am at Temple Beth El.

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