November 11, 2020 - 24 Cheshvan 5781
JCA PROGRAMS
Stretch & Reflect – A special live Zoom workshop 
with JCA Yoga teacher Ashley Flowers
Sunday, November 15 | 10 – 11:15 AM 
$10/person

Do you want to be your best self? Yes, of course you do, don’t we all! Are you being your best self though? That is the question! When it comes to our personal lives, we generally have no metrics or data, no logical method that we implement to achieve our goals. In this workshop we’ll combine self-care with statistics, the measurable with the magical. 
Heading Home – The Tale of Team Israel
Free film streaming as part of the Maine Jewish Film Festival  
Co-presented by the JCA 
Available starting Nov. 20th 

The underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team as they compete for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. With their ever-present 'Mensch on the Bench' mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries and does much soul searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage. View the trailer here.
BOOK FESTIVAL IN YOUR LIVING ROOM - LIVE!
Presented by the JCA in partnership with
the JCC Literary Consortium and MJCCA - Atlanta*
*A portion of the proceeds benefits the JCA when you register through these links.
JOHN GRISHAM - A Time for Mercy 
Weds. November 11 | 3:00 PM 
Zoom Author Talk + Q & A 
 
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy
 
Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his storytelling powers. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. 

Tickets: $11, or $37 for one virtual ticket (includes one copy of the book and shipping):
MICHAEL IAN BLACK - A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son 
& CLEO STILLER - Modern Manhood 
 Wednesday, November 18 8:00 PM 

Michael Ian Black, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son 
A poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian, actor, and author, and father Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love. 

Cleo Stiller, Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today  
Here are a few self-evident truths: Predatory men need to go, sexual assault is wrong, and women and men should be equal. If you’re a man and disagree with any of the aforementioned, then this book isn’t for you.

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $32 for one virtual ticket and copy of either book, or $50 for one virtual ticket and copy of both books:
MICHAEL J. FOX - No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality 
In Conversation with Harlan Coben 
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A 
Thursday, Nov. 19 | 8:00 PM EST 

From renowned actor and advocate Michael J. Fox comes a moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives. In No Time Like the Future, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses. 

Tickets: $36 for one virtual ticket and one copy of the book
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
First Virtual Maine Jewish Film Festival 
November 7–22, 2020 

After 23 years, MJFF is thrilled to announce the launch their first Virtual Film Festival. Join us for two weeks of films and programming, specially curated by MJFF. Everything can be watched from the comfort and safety of your home. Thank you to our supporters — sponsors, foundations, donors and volunteers — who have made this possible! 

Tickets are on sale now. Visit our 2020 Virtual Festival welcome page to learn more, browse the films, and purchase tickets. 
AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD
Never is Now: ADL’s Summit on
Antisemitism and Hate 
November 8-19  

Join thousands of experts, community and business leaders, students and concerned community members by taking part in Never Is Now, the world’s largest summit on antisemitism and hate. Delivered virtually in 2020, Never Is Now is the best way to learn about and discuss contemporary drivers of antisemitism and hate and learn how to add your voice to the conversation in combating bias of all kinds.
The National Jewish Community Celebration of Veterans Day 
Presented by the JWB – Jewish Chaplains Council of the JCC Association  
November 11 | 2:11 - 3:00 PM EST 

This short, celebratory event will acknowledge and honor Jewish veterans, some of whom will share personal stories of their service in the U.S. military and the positive influence it has had in their lives. 
LimmudFest 2020 - 
The Festival of All Things Jewish 
Presented by LimmudBoston 
Sunday, Nov. 15 | 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Enjoy this year's e-Festival from the comfort of your home. This year's online program begins with an All-Festival Welcome Gathering featuring Rachel Korazim who will speak on "One Jerusalem - Multiple Images." Singer-songwriter Menachem Creditor will also help open the festival with some glorious uplifting music. 
 
We are excited to announce that, through a grant from Limmud North America, eFest 2020 will have several sessions that celebrate the racial diversity within Judaism and explore issues of identity, justice, and acceptance here, and in Israel. We are honored to have some of the pre-eminent Black Jewish thinkers, leaders and activists join us at this pivotal time in America. 
The Not-So Innocents Abroad: American Involvement in Biblical Archaeology 
With Professor Rachel Hallote 
Presented by the Temple Emanuel 
Streicker Center 
Wednesday, November 18 | 10:00 AM

Motivated by deep political and religious interests in the Holy Land, the British carried out the first modern archaeological projects in the second half of the 19th century. But Americans were also active in 19th-century Palestine — and proved innovative and no-nonsense in their approach. Dr. Hallote will trace the influence of American scholars on biblical archaeology from the founding of the American Palestine Exploration Society to the Samaria Expedition of 1908. 
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