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JFS Panel Discussion November 1, 2017

Repairing the World:  ​Creating A Safe Educational Environment for a Diverse Population A PANEL DISCUSSION Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:00 PM (Arrive at 6:30 for coffee and light refreshments) Emerald Community Campus, 2120 Oregon Pike   http://www.jfslancaster.org/panel-discussion.html

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One Book One Jewish Community

One Book, One Jewish Community Announces Our 2017-18 Selection And After the Fire  By Lauren Belfer The New York Times best-selling author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a new powerful and passionate novel – inspired by historical events – about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives. Interweaving the stories of these women, their families and

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JCAL Annual Campaign Kick-off

Save the Date! JCAL’s 2018 Campaign Kick-off Will be held Thursday, November 16th at  7:30 PM This event is being held at Temple Beth El.  Check out  more information below:  

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Join the JCAL for their annual Chanukah Dinner on Sunday December 17, 2017 at Temple Beth El of Lancaster, 1836 Rohrerstown Road.  Event begins at 4pm with Dinner at 5:15pm.  Please RSVP by  clicking and printing out the following flyer:  


JFS Clothing Drive

Jewish Family Service with Congregations Shaarai Shomayim, Degel Israel, and Temple Beth El are collecting outerwear for Matthew 25 Thrift Shop. Please bring in your donations by Sunday Oct. 15th.


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PJ Library Events coming up

PJ Library Events:
Music for the Holidays (In the Sukkah) – Sun, Oct 8, 12:30-2:30pm at Shaarai
Shabbat La Y’Ladim – Fri, Nov 17th, 6:30-7:30pm at Shaarai


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Sukkot in the Park

SUKKOT IN THE PARK Sukkot in the Park (Hersheypark Sukkot) is being held on October 8th from 11-7pm.   It is open to all in the congregation. You can find out more information at https://www.centralpaskoshermart.com/. The Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster (JCAL) is offering a $10 refund per ticket for JCAL members.  You can find out more about joining JCAL at http://www.jcalancaster.org/join-jcal.html.

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Klehr Center for Jewish Life Reading Group

2017 – 2018 September 28, 2017 A History of Love, by Nicole Krauss December 7, 2017 The Aleppo Codex, by Matti Friedman February 22, 2018 A Horse Walks Into a Bar, by David Grossman May 10, 2018 Jews and Power, by Ruth Wisse We will meet 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Klehr Center for Jewish Life Living Room and we look forward to seeing you all.

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