Saturday October 22, 6:30 PM • Dinner and a Movie
THE WANDERING MUSE
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 the world. Film will be shown following Havdalah and a light dairy dinner. This program is being offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested contribution is $10 per person that will be collected that evening.
Sunday, January 9, 9:45 am • Brunch and Speaker
Judaism, Jewish Communities and the Internet: The Challenges and Opportunities of the Information Age
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Lieber, Ph.D
Sophia Ava Asbell Chair of Judaic Studies, Professor of Religion, Dickinson College
Thanks to the technologies that 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. How has access to all this technology challenged some aspects of Jewish life, and at the same time opened doors to new opportunities for the Jewish community? We will explore traditional Judaism’s strategies to limit access to web-based media, alongside some applications like blogging that have extended traditional voices into the public sphere in new ways. What are the politics of a “cyber-minyan,” and who benefits from participating in services that are streamed online? How can tools like GPS and online archives be used to document, preserve and provide access to vital information about small Jewish communities into the future? We will discuss the specific example of Pennsylvania communities that have digitized their cemeteries in ways that will facilitate genealogical research for generations to come. These topics and more will be the starting point for lively and interactive conversation!
Program will follow brunch. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by January 2, 2017 by contacting the synagogue office at 717-581-7891.
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 and are open to the public.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the temple office at (717) 581-7891.