Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6 pm
Dinner and a Movie
THE STURGEON QUEENS is 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 a dairy dinner. This program is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested contribution is $10 per person. Reservations are required.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2 pm
Crossing Cultural Bridges: From the African Bush People to the Biblical Israelite’s
Guest Speaker: Ken Firestone
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. Firestone will highlight connections and distinctions between the African bush peoples and the ancient Israelites. Dr. Firestone is an academic, psychotherapist and freelance educational consultant. He is currently working on a project to stimulate development and gender equity in East Africa through a safari company he co-founded, Zohar African Safaris.
A dessert reception will follow the program.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 9:45 am
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. Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin’s presentation of Jewish Renewal will be enhanced by Averie Cohen’s photographs.
The program will follow breakfast. Photographs will be available for sale.
Averie Cohen is an award-winning photojournalist. In 1996, she began to photograph celebrations at The Aquarian Minyan documenting the Jewish Renewal movement in the San Francisco Bay area.
Each program will be held at Temple Beth El and is open to the public. RSVP a week prior to the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 717-581-7891.