Shalom from Kol Haskalah
A Humanistic Jewish Congregation 

January 2018 

Mountains
 
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TAKE ME TO.....
Upcoming Congregational Events
Community Events
Community Events
Call to Action
Happy Birthday
Happy Anniversary
My Strength
Mazel Tov
Tributes
Locations

 
~ UPCOMING CONGREGATIONAL EVENT~
 HUMANISTIC JEWISH BOOK GROUP 
Home of Kim and Tito Craig
Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 am 

The Humanistic Judaism Book Group will read and discuss Primo Levi's, If Not Now When, a novel of Jewish partisans fighting the Nazi incursion into E. Europe, based on actual WWII events. For more info, contact Lynne Kane at batya.etel@gmail.com or 919-960-0983.
 
 
 
~SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES~ 
         

Our  winter/spring term is off to an auspicious start - we have been able to meet as scheduled in spite of the winter weather. Fingers crossed that we have no February weather issues! Should inclement weather be a concern, please contact David (dsennett@gmail.com) or 804-334-2117) or your child's teacher to find out if school is on or off. Generally, if UNC is open, so are we, but know that sometimes that decision is very late in coming.  We will, of course, do all we can via email and phone/text to keep you updated.

February's schedule is a bit unusual, with a longer break between Sunday School sessions - we meet on The 4th and 25th, so everyone can enjoy the President's Day weekend. The 4th will be a "regular" session, but we'll be celebrating Purim (HOORAY!) on the 25th. There will be hamentashen (can I get another HOORAY?!?) and the megillah reading, and, of course, we encourage everyone to come in costume that day. Be prepared for a noisy morning!

As always, may thanks to all our parents, congregants, teachers and teaching assistants fr the valuable and meaningful contributions to our programming - and even bigger thanks for the enthusiasm and commitment they provide. We couldn't do it without you!

David
 

 
~  JEWISH COMMUNITY EVENTS ~ 

REEL ISRAEL: FIFTH ANNUAL ISRAELI DOCUMENTARY
FILM FESTIVAL
Commentary by Duke University Professor Shai Ginsburg
Saturdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue 
1200 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC
 

January 27th
Babylon Dreamers
 
Depicts poor Russian immigrants in Israel who want to learn break dancing to compete internationally in Germany. With no instructor, they use videotapes
 
February 10th
Child Mother 
 
A story of Jewish culturally sanctioned child marriages in Yemen and Morocco.
   
See Kehillah website for links to trailers.  
 
https://kehillahsynagogue.org/2017/10/reel-israel-back-check-first-film-november-4-7-p-m-sanctuary/ 
 
 
 

STAND WITH US PROGRAM
Ilan Lopez, Director of StandWithUS Latin America
Sunday, February 18th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Jones Chapel, Meredith College
Raleigh, NC

Ilan Lopez was born in Venezuela and moved to Israel in 2010. Ilan's father is a Christian Venezuelan and his mother is the daughter of a Holocaust refugee. His home, education, and life have always been an experience of multiculturalism and coexistence. In Venezuela,Ilan was involved with all kinds of educational projects inside and outside the Jewish community.

Ilan studied Political Science at the University of Haifa and then served in the Humanitarian and Civil Affairs Unit in the IDF, also known as COGAT. During his service, Ilan worked with Palestinian civilians and representatives in projects focused on improving the lives of Palestinian families.

Ilan will be speaking in Raleigh on how the COGAT Unit of the IDF works to save Palestinian lives; he will also address the current situation for the Jewish community of Venezuela.



A HISTORIC EVENING WITH EVA SCHLOSS
(Stepsister of Anne Frank)
 Monday, March 5th, 7:00
Page Auditorium, Duke University
Durham, NC

Anne Frank's Diary reaches deep into the soul of its readers, connecting young and old, breaking the barriers of time and place. Anne Frank is the voice of innocence and youth, as a young girl coming of age in the most harrowing of circumstances while trying to preserve a sense of normalcy. 

Prior to going into hiding, as World War II waged in Europe, Anne Frank befriended an Austrian refugee, 8 year old Eva. though both girls and their families were eventually deported to Auschwitz, their lives would remain forever intertwined, as step-sisters. Eva survived the horrors of Auschwitz, while Anne sadly perished. Of the remaining survivors, Eva is the last witness to Anne Frank's incredibly short yet powerful life.

Since 1985, Eva Schloss has devoted herself to holocaust education and global peace. She has recounted her and Ann'e wartime experiences in more than one thousand speaking engagements. She has written two books and had a play written about her life. 

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   ~ CALL TO ACTION ~

TIKUN OLAM

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

 

DURHAM URBAN MINISTRIES COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Sunday, February 26th, 2018  

 

This month, please consider helping Kol Haskalah, along with Judea Reform and Beth El, provide dinners to homeless and hungry people in Durham. We serve over 200 people each month and the number keeps growing. We feed all ages, all backgrounds, all religions.

 

We need donations of casseroles, cookies, large cans of green beans, sweetened iced tea, shredded cheese and peanut butter and jelly (there are so many kids now!).

 

You can drop off the food at Judea Reform by Friday, February 23rd or take supplies directly to the shelter on Sunday, February 26th at 4:15. Please let me know what you can donate so I can coordinate with the other congregations. Contact Francis Presma at presma@law.duke.edu or 919-451-6207. We would love to have more participation from Kol Haskalah in this mitzvah. 

 

Also, please consider joining the prep crew to prepare and serve meals to help the needy and hungry; it's fun and a minimal time commitment. We begin at 4:15 p.m. and are usually finished by 5:45. Children over 13 (and Pre-Bar and Bat Mitzvah) may use time working on these dinners as part of their community service activities. What better way to teach what Humanistic Judaism really means. Contact Frances Presma at presma@law.duke.edu if you would like to sign up.

  

Tuna Casserole Recipe

 

2 bags of noodles (any kind)

3 carrots and 3 celery stalks, chopped

2 large cans of cream of mushroom soup (Food Lion has their own brand)

6-7 cans of chunk light tuna, drained

 

Cook noodles, blend all ingredients together, put in disposable tin (one really big or two medium ones). You can deliver anytime to Judea Reform for them to freeze in advance or deliver fresh on Sunday to the Community kitchen. So easy! Prepare when you have time.

 

We continue to collect non-perishable foods for the food banks and old towels/blankets for the animal shelters. We also collect soaps, shampoos, etc. (all those samples that we get and never use) and donate them to the Durham Women's shelter. Please bring to any congregation event. We will deliver for you! 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
   
          2/02  Rosalie Beloff  

          2/14  Liam Dunne
   
         2/14  Rebecca Dunne

         2/18  lla Gocke

         2.20  Scott Every

         2/21  Bonnie Axelrod

         2/24  Karen Schinsky

         2/28  Miro Zito



  

 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  

 

     

     

 

    

   

MY STRENGTH IS IN ME ...AND IN YOU  

   
To all our members: If you or someone you know could use some Kol Haskalah community support, please contact us at janzelman1@gmail.com to tell us what we can do to help. 


 
   ~ MAZEL TOV ~
    

If you know of members of Kol Haskalah that you would like acknowledged, please let me know at janzelman1@gmail.com  


 

~TRIBUTES   

           
Tributes are greetings, thank yous, or other messages from members to members acknowledging celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries or other events accompanied by a donation to Kol Haskalah in that person's name. We ask that a minimum donation be $10 per greeting.
  
Please send tribute notices and checks, made out to Kol Haskalah, to:

Robin Betts
2453 Wayfarer Court
Chapel Hill, NC

 

 LOCATIONS ~ 


Unless otherwise noted, events occur at
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

 4907 Garrett Road, Durham 

  6/10 mile east of 15-501, on the left  

 

For directions and parking information, click:   

  http://www.eruuf.org/contact-us/directions-and-parking
  
Seder and large celebrations are in the Fellowship Hall at the front of the complex  

 

Other celebrations/activities are in Classrooms 4 & 5 at the back of the Care Building, at the rear of the campus

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