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Save the Date! Wednesday, August 30
BJE and Shirat Hayam present
"Moving Kings" Book Group
with author Joshua Cohen
moderated by Meryl Rodgers  
Wednesday, August 30
7:00 pm
(more info to come)    
 Join us as local author, Joshua Cohen, discusses his newest book, "Moving Kings".
"Moving Kings" is a novel about two young Israeli soldiers who travel to New York after fighting in the Gaza War and find work as eviction movers. It's a story of the housing and eviction crisis in poor Black and Hispanic neighborhoods that also shines new light on the world's oldest conflict in the Middle East.

Location: Shirat Hayam, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor  
BJE eNewsletter - July 2017
In the Community
Klezmer Brunch
The Odessa Klezmer Band 
Sunday, July 9
10:00 am - Noon    
The Odessa Klezmer Band, under the direction of Ed Goldberg,  has entertained in many Philadelphia and South Jersey locales and the reviews have been four star. There will be a short background on Klezmer and time for Q and A.
The brunch will feature appropriate fare to accompany the music.

Location: Temple Beth Shalom , 4419 W. Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine
Contact and Reservations:
Cost: $25/person. You are encouraged to make your reservations early. Seating is limited.  
JPlace Adult Book Group
The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot
by Trudi Alexy 
Wednesday, July 12
12:00 noon    
T hese thrilling and harrowing firsthand stories of survivors and their rescuers vividly reveal the secret history of the Jews who found asylum from Hitler's Final Solution under Franco's Fascist regime.   
Brown bag a lunch.  Dessert and coffee will be served.   
Location: Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield 
Info and RSVP: 609.641.3600
First Bi-Annual Wally and Lutz Hammerschlag Summer Educator Seminar:
Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide at Stockton University
Presented by Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies and The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University
Tuesday, July 25 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm)
and Wednesday, July 26 (9:30 am - 2:30 pm) 
Presented by:
-Shani Louri, Yad Vashem Head of Pedagogy Section, Educator
- Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of the Yad Vashem Libraries, Holocaust scholar & educator and author
-Dr. Mary Johnson, Senior Historian, Facing History and Ourselves
-Stockton Holocaust & Genocide Studies faculty and staff
-What is the Holocaust, how did it happen, and how do we teach it?
-The Holocaust and other genocides
-Life in the shadow of death: Jewish leadership and cultural life in the ghettos
-Using primary sources: The Auschwitz Album and other documents and photographs

Cost: FREE including ALL resource materials and books
Free overnight accommodations are available
Location: Stockton University - Campus Center, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 
Info: 609-652-4699 or 
NJ Educators: PDH 11 (Professional Development Hours) 
Upcoming Events
JCC Trip to
The Magnificent Cities of Eastern Europe
November 4-18, 2017
Join us on an amazing exploration of Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow and Helsinki.
The perfectly planned tour includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) via Finnair wide-body jet
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Intra-Europe ground transportation
- Accommodations at superior first class hotels
- 18 meals: 13 full buffet breakfasts and 5 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- Experienced English speaking Tour Director and local guides
Travel Itinerary: 2 Nights in Warsaw, 2 Nights in Krakow, 3 Nights in Budapest, 3 Nights in Vienna, 3 Nights in Prague, 1 Night in Helsinki

More info at: 

Cost:  Early Bird Travel Costs: Only $3,099 per person with airfare!   
Info & Registration: Josh at 609-822-1167 x 138 
Ongoing Programs
PJ Library in Atlantic County

Free Jewish themed books for children ages 6 mo.- 11 yrs. of age, living in Atlantic or Cape May Counties.
To enroll a child or to receive more information, call 609.822.1854, email or go to

This program is sponsored by: 
The Board of Jewish Education, Congregation Beth Israel, the Katz JCC, Shirat Hayam and the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation  
Talmud and Judaica
Sundays at 9:00 am, following Morning Minyan
presented by Rabbi Aaron Krauss

Location: Beth El Synagogue 
500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate
Parshat HaShavuah Torah Portions
Mondays at 11:00 am
presented by Cantor Ralph Goren

500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate
Conversational Hebrew, grammar and vocabulary, along with fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew
Wednesdays at 3:00 - 4:00 pm
taught by Mark Steiner, BHL Gratz College

500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate
The Book of Samuel
Every Shabbat after Kiddush
taught by Mark and Connie Steiner

Location: Beth El Synagogue
500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate
Women's Parsha Class
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
presented by Tova Rapoport

Location: 8223 Fulton Ave., Margate
Whiskey, Wings & Wisdom - The Tastiest Torah class
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Location: Chai Center, 6605 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor 
Torah Study
Saturdays at 9:15 - 10:30 am

Location: Congregation Beth Israel
2501 Shore Road, Northfield
Contact: 609.641.3600
"Ask the Rabbi" Current Controversies-
seeing the world through Jewish eyes.
Mondays, July 10 and 24
1:30-3:00 pm
presented by Rabbi Gordon Geller

700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor 
Lunch & Learn
with by Rabbi Kremer 
Wednesday, July 12
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Capaldi, Reynolds & Pelosi
332 Tilton Road, Northfield

Lunch & Learn 
with Rabbi Geller 
Wednesday, July 26   
12:00 - 1:30 pm  
Location: Petro-Cohen Law Office  
2111 New Road, Suite 202, Northfield  
Studies from the Book of Ecclesiastes
Weekly each Shabbat
12:30 pm
presented by Rabbi Jonathan Kremer

700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor 
Board of Jewish Education | 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate
609.822.1854 | |

Sondra Dublinsky, President     Susan Fischer Weis, Executive Director

The Board of Jewish Education is an affiliate Agency of the
Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and a recipient of the
Harry L. Katz Memorial Foundation Grant