NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer. Her book, “‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America” (Oxford, 2013), was named an editor’s pick by the New York Times Book Review.
REBECCA CYPESS • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
In Sara Levy’s Salon
With Rebecca Cypess and Benjamin Shute
Rebecca and Benjamin 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. Rebecca plays the harpsichord while Benjamin plays the violin.
Sara Levy (1761-1854) was a Jewish patron of music, a collector and a keyboard virtuoso. She shaped the musical culture of her time and overcame obstacles of religion and gender to transform Berlin’s artistic landscape, acting as a catalyst for the “Bach revival” of the 19th century.
Dr. Rebecca Cypess is on the faculty of Rutgers University, having served previously as a faculty member in musicology at the New England Conservatory. She has also taught in the Department of Music at Yale University, at the Yale School of Music, and at Southern Connecticut State University.
Benjamin Shute has performed internationally on modern and period instruments as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and concertmaster.
RABBI LANCE SUSSMAN • SUNDAY, APRIL 19 2015
Jews and American History
Rabbi Sussman, Ph.D. is Senior Rabbi of Keneseth Israel Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA. He teaches undergraduate courses in Jewish History at Princeton and Temple University. He has written several books in the field of American Jewish history and is featured in several PBS television documentaries on Jewish life in America.
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 be held at Temple Beth El from 9:45 am to noon and are FREE and open to the public. Breakfast will be served. Please R.S.V.P. a week prior: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the temple office at 717-581-7891.