Congregational singing was an innovation, spearheaded by the Conservative Movement. Rabbi Goldberg will discuss the social, religious, and cultural factors that encouraged this development, the protagonists and resisters, the creation of a corpus of melodies that became “standard” throughout the Conservative Movement, culminating in the publication of the Zamru Lo by the Cantors Assembly in the 1950s and 1960s.
This program features guest speaker Mr. Mukaram Syed, one of the founding members and a Trustee on the board of the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster. He is very involved with community outreach, inter-faith activities, teaches several Islamic courses, and is Principal of the Sunday Islamic School. Mr. Syed actively holds several educational seminars at
Sunday, OCTOBER 29th @ 9:45 am • Brunch and Speaker
“The scientific authenticity of the Torah : who authored the Torah?” Presented by Harold Gans
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.
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.
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.