Shalom from Kol Haskalah

March 2016  

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE KOL HASKALAH MUSICALE
AND OTHER UPCOMING KOL HASKALAH EVENTS!


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Upcoming Congregational Events
Sunday School News and Notes
Upcoming Jewish Community Events
Community Event
Call to Action
Happy Birthday
Happy Anniversary
Member Happenings
My Strength Is In Me And In You
Tributes
Locations

~ UPCOMING  CONGREGATIONAL  EVENT S ~    

KOL HASKALAH FILM FEST
A Walk On The Moon 
Sunday, March 6th,10:00 am
Murphey Hall
UNC-CH Campus 

 (This is a Schedule Change. Please Make This Change On Your Calendars)

In the summer of 1969, the summer of the moonwalk and Woodstock, the world of a young Jewish housewife is turned upside down when she meets a free-spirited salesman. Starring Diane Lane, Anna Pacquin and Liev Schreiber. 

Note: This movie has an R rating and may not be appropriate for children.

ADMISSION IS FREE!
BRING YOU OWN POPCORN! 
               

HUMANISTIC JUDAISM BOOK GROUP 
Saturday, March 26th, 10:30 am 
Home of  Phyllis and Don Rosenbaum
Raleigh, NC

The book group will discuss, Once Upon a Country by Sari Nusseibeh, a noted history of Palestine by a Palestinian, followed by lunch. Contact Lynne Kane for further info (919-960-0983) or batya.etel@gmail.com

 
KOL HASKALAH MUSICALE
Dessert Potluck
Saturday, March 19th, 7:00  pm 
Eno River Unitarian Universalist (ERUUF)
 Fellowship Common Room 
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC

We are very excited to present Kol Haskalah's Musicale celebration   to honor one of our founding members Marv Axelrod. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for our community to gather and enjoy performances by many members of our talented congregation.

Come and perform with other musicians in our Jewish music themed concert or just  enjoy the music and sing-along sections. We are encouraging folks who play instruments (guitar, flute, piano, kazoo, spoons, washboard...) to perform their favorites. We are also asking for song suggestions for the sing-along. Let us know your favorites. Bring a dessert to share.

Price of admission is canned food to be donated to a local food bank serving the needy in our community.

  Please call 919 260-4801 if you have any questions or need further information.


SUNDAY SCHOOL PURIM PROGRAM AND POTLUCK 
Sunday, March 20th
Celebration 11:30 - 12:00 pm
Potluck 12-12:30  
Murphy Hall, UNC Campus

The congregation is invited to come and enjoy the celebration of Purim with the Sunday School students. Have your child/children wear their Purim costume, bring a noise maker and join the parade. If they would like to participate in the Purim shpiel, please contact Jenn Sessler at jrosesg@gmail.com    Bring a dish to share.
 
 
PASSOVER SEDER
Sunday, April 24th, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF)
4907 Garrett Road
Durham, NC

Join Us As We Celebrate Pesach With A  Humanistic Haggadah And Songs. 

Everyone Is Welcome!  Bring Family And Friends!
  
Please bring a Passover dish to share that will serve at least 8 other people. We look forward to tasting your holiday specialty! Also, please bring your own serving utensils (labeled). We will provide wine and matzos, sacramental wine, grape juice and cold drinks. you are welcome to bring you own wine for the dinner. Attendance is free but donations are cheerfully accepted.

Books will also be collected to donate to The Book Harvest.


~ SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS AND NOTES ~ 
 
Spring is a busy time at Kol Haskalah, and Sunday School activity reflects that!  The Juniors have been working on the songs for the March 19th Musicale celebration
under the fun direction of Paul Bogas, and increasing their Hebrew vocabulary weekly.  They have reported that the seeds they planted for Tu B'Shevat have germinated -- hope everyone enjoys the snapdragons and peppers! It's been a great year so far in the Juniors' class, thanks to the parents and the team teaching of Tori and Tate! 
   
 The Seniors, with Hannah's encouraging and challenging teaching, have just finished their coverage of anti-Semitism, including a discussion of Ted Nugent's recent anti-Semitic Facebook post and listened to a podcast by a Rabbi who teaches Jewish studies at a predominantly African-American Catholic school talking about her experience of how education and building
relationships is the way to combat anti-Semitism. They also talked about stereotypes and how easy it is to internalize negative stereotypes no matter how wrong they are.

Now the Seniors are moving into their exploration of the history of the Holocaust itself. The Mitzvah Class is identifying the values that will drive their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs; researching and writing about how those values are represented or demonstrated by their hero and their Mitzvah Project. This exploration of and commitment to Jewish values and behaviors is the most significant aspect of the Mitzvah experience and the key to attaining "adult" status in the Jewish community.  The growth among our Mitzvah students has been very gratifying, and we have Sarah's gifted teaching to thank for it.
 
Some Upcoming Sunday School Events -- Please Mark Your Calendars! 
 We'll be celebrating Purim on March 20th, with a Family Time performance of Sara Gordon's wonderful Purim musical play and a Humanistic megillah reading, plus (of course!) groggers and hamentashen.  Kids (and parents!) are encouraged to wear costumes that day -- Esther and Hamen are great, but Superman and Darth Vader are equally welcome! 

Also, don't forget the Musicale Celebration/dessert potluck on the evening of March 19th -- many of our students will be participating (reminder to parents -- please email David with permission for your child to participate: dsennett@gmail.com, or return the hard copy permission slip when you come to Sunday School on March 6th). And please remember to send or email photos of Kol Haskalah events to David for possible inclusion in the yearbook, which will be distributed at the final Sunday School meeting on May15th.

~ David 
 
 

~ UPCOMING JEWISH  COMMUNITY EVENTS ~

YIDDISH CONCERT
Saturday, March 5th, 8:00 pm
Levin JCC
1937 Cornwallis Road,
Durham, NC

Don't miss this unique concert of Yiddish music featuring 2 wonderful singers; Jane Peppler in Yiddish Penny Songs From the Lower East Side and special guest from Ukraine singer/songwriter Zhenya Lopatnyk in Yiddish Songs of Yesterday and Today. 


LAWYERS WITHOUT RIGHTS EXHIBIT 
March 7th - 25th
UNC Law School 
Chapel Hill, NC

Jointly created by the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar of Germany, this exhibit tells the story of the persecution of Jewish lawyers in Nazi Germany in the 1930's. In addition to providing the historical background, it traces events through the personal stories of individual Jewish lawyers and their families, some of whom managed to emigrate to safely and some of whom perished in the Shoah.The exhibit will be open for viewing during normal business hours.

FILM: FROM SWASTIKA TO JIM CROW 
Wednesday, March 9th, 6:00 pm
Law School Room 5052

There will be a screening and discussion of this film which connects the story of the persecution of Jews in Germany with the simultaneous persecution of African Americans in the US. 
  
PUBLIC TALK 
Professor Konrad Jarausch
Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm
Law School Room 4004

Professions in Germany in the decades before Hitler and under Nazi rule will be discussed. 
 
 
IGNITE TALKS 
TRAILBLAZING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS 
 Wednesday, March 9th, 8:00am - 9:30 am 
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00-8:30 am 
Talk: 8:30 am 
Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill 
1937 West Cornwalllis Road 
Durham, NC  
Tickets on Sale Now!

ALLISON POLISH
Allison is president of Spoonflower, Inc, a Durham headquartered, on demand, digital printing company that allows customers to design and sell custom fabric, wallpaper and gift-wrap online.

LAUREN WHITEHURST 
Lauren is an accomplished business professional with over 20 years of experience in strategy and consulting. She currently serves as the Managing Principal for Soar Triangle, an organization whose mission is to accelerate closing the funding gap for female entrepreneurs. As part of this role, she co-leads a mentored company program serving high potential female-led start-ups.

ALLISON WOOD 
Allison is co-founder and CEO of LCMS Plus, an enterprise software company serving healthcare education programs at Duke, Yale, Penn State, Wake Forest, UNC and many other schools in the U.S. and abroad. Allison and her husband (who wrote the software) spun the company out from Duke University and have grown it organically to profitability in just over four years. Allison wears many hats at this "mom and pop enterprise shop" including directing all business development, branding, marketing and public relations,
social media and customer relationship management initiatives.   
    

  PURIM CELEBRATION
North Carolina Museum of Art 
Saturday, March 26th,  7:30 pm

Celebrate Purim with a March Madness mashup in the heart of ACC basketball country. Be a coach, a player, a cheerleader, or a mascot, but be sure to join the Friends of the Judaic Art Gallery as we celebrate Purim with music, dancing, halftime hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and Slam Dunk Punch. We encourage you to show your favorite team spirit with festive attire, though costumes are not required. Proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Purchase Fund.
   
 
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~ COMMUNITY EVENT~

The NINETEENTH COMMUNITY DINNER
Sunday, April 10th, 1:00 pm.
McDougle School Cafetoriam
900 Old Fayetteville Road
Chapel Hill, NC
 
This wonderful annual event brings together diverse members of the community to share a meal, enjoy entertainment from a variety of local groups and meet folks that we might not encounter in our every day activities.

To help set up for the dinner come to McDougal school cafetorium on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00 a.m.- Noon. Volunteers are needed to put together place settings, arrange flowers and set up table and chairs. Mildred Council, from Mama Dip's Kitchen will coordinate the menu and, along with the Carolina Inn, will provide the dinner's main courses.

Donations are also requested to help subsidize the admission for families and individuals in the community that would otherwise not be able to participate. $24 will cover the cost of tickets for a family of four. The goal is to provide up to 50%of the tickets for the 600 or so attendees. 

Go to www. communitydinner.org to learn about the entertainment at the dinner.

For other questions, contact Carol Minton at  
cgminton@mindspring.com    

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CALL TO ACTION 
TIKUN OLAM
  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!    

 

DURHAM URBAN MINISTRIES COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Sunday, March 27th, 4:15 pm 
 

 

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 10 tuna casseroles, cookies, 14 large cans of green beans (Costco size),  2 large cans of sweetened iced tea mix, 12 cups of shredded cheese and peanut butter and jelly (there are so many kids now!) and 3 large bottles of Ranch or Italian salad dressing. 

 

You can drop off the food at Judea Reform by Friday, March 25th or take supplies directly to the shelter on Sunday, March 27th. 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 to participate in making or buying food for 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. 
     

DONATIONS 

 

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!    

 

~ Renee and Burt Rauch  


   
HAPPY BIRTHDAY           
  
  
 3/20  Lenny Harris
 3/30  Cathy Moore

 

      

 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  

 

               

               3/18 Janet and Bill Zelman 

               3/22  Ev and Ben Glatt

               3/29  Alice McCall Smith and Alan Metz 

   
 
~MEMBER HAPPENINGS ~

I f you have, or know of, member life events that you would like to share with your Kol Haskalah community, let me know at janzelman1@gmail.com
 

~ MY  STRENGTH  IS  IN  ME
 ... AND  IN  YOU ~

       

To all our members: If you or someone in your family could use community support, please contact us at janzelman1@gmail.com to let us know what we can do or If you're in a position to offer some help.

 

~ TRIBUTES ~

              

Tributes are greetings,  thank yous, or other messages from members to members acknowledging celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries or other events with 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:
Barbara Flink, Kol Haskalah Treasurer, 10100 Rock Hollow Road, #108, Raleigh, NC 27617
 


 LOCATIONS ~ 


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

  4907 Garrett Road

Durham, NC 

 

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

 

Click http://www.eruuf.org/contact-us/directions-and-parking for directions/parking info

 

  Seder and large celebrations are in the Fellowship Hall at the front of the complex  

 

Shabbat celebrations are in Classrooms 4 & 5 at the back of the Care Building, at the rear of the campus.