July 4, 2019 - Weekly News From The Chatham Synagogue / Netivot Torah

Friday, July 5, 2019
Tammuz 2, 5779
Shabbat Candle Lighting - 8:18pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Tammuz 3, 5779
Shabbat Service - 9:30 am
Shabbat  Ends - 9:28 pm
Torah Reading: 
Parshah Korach
Numbers 16:1 - 18:32

Click here to read more about Parshah Korach
Yoga is cancelled for tomorrow, July 5th. It will resume next Friday, July 12th.
F ridays, 9:30am @ the Synagogue
Donation of $10/class & 4 class commitment
Weekly Yoga classes led by registered Yoga teacher Rachel Haley. If you don't have your own yoga equipment Rachel will have extras on hand.

Contact Jamie Stiller  to register for classes or w/questions.
To  learn more about Rachel, visit:   https://www.soulmedicineyoga.com 
Yiddish Women Writers Reading Group
Every Wednesday at noon. 
"Brown bag' (bring your own) lunch
All are welcome

The Yiddish Women Writers reading group will begin with, "Found Treasures: Stories By Yiddish Women Writers," which can be purchased on Amazon.com. The next book will be "Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers," which can also be purchased on Amazon.com.

If you are interested in joining the Reading Group, please email Marsh Kessler at: marshakessler@earthlink.net
Sit/Stand Exercise
TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant Jamie Stiller is teaching a sit/stand exercise group. The group meets every Monday at TCS/NT from 11:15 - 12:15. The focus of these classes will be on building strength in your core and extremities, learning to breathe mindfully to fuel your entire body, and having fun! 
For more information, contact Marsha Kessler at 518/641-2928 or marshakessler@earthlink.net.
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Matzoh 2020 Spelt Harvest & 
Pot Luck Dinner
Sunday, July 28th at 4pm
at the Zfarm
225 Carpenter Road, Ghent

Join us a Cathy Zises' Zfarm for the next step in our Matzoh 2020 project. The spelt seeds that were sown last fall are now fully grown stalks and  almost ready to be harvested. We will be
inspecting the plants for sprouts, learning about rabbinic
agricultural laws and contemporary biodynamic farming,
and enjoying a pot luck dinner.  To contribute to the pot luck, please  contact Ann Israel who will be coordinating the dinner:   annmaryisrael@gmail.com.
20th Anniversary Party 
For  TSC/NT Members & Their Guests

Have you RSVP'd yet?  Don't forget to send in you RSVP! 
Our annual summer party is celebrating a wonderful milestone and we're looking forward to seeing you there.

Calling All Knitters

Come join fellow TCS/NT knitters for a good cause! The TCS/NT Social Action Committee is looking for volunteers to knit hats, scarves, and mittens that will be donated to the Chatham Head Start Program this coming Fall/Winter. This past winter, when we distributed gifts to the program's toy drive  we couldn't help notice there was also a need for warm winter gear. Put your knitting skills to good use for a great cause! Please contact  barbaralaxkranz@gmail.com  to learn more. Weekly or bi-weekly meeting times TBD, based on response. 
Save the Date
Dance: Fractal Patterns, 
A Work In Progress
Sunday, August 4th at 2pm
at the Synagogue

Join us for a special program by dancer, choreographer, and TCS/NT member, Jamie Stiller, who will be presenting a section of her new dance, Fractal Patterns, A Work in Progress. She will be joined by d ancers, Dwayne Resnick and Alexandra Sullivan, with music by Arvin Part and Nicholas Britell.  

The showing will be followed by a talk back.  Audience members will be asked specific questions about their reactions to the work, a dialogue with the choreographer and other audience members will inform the progress of piece.
Out & About
Jewish Festival of Books
Thursday, July 18th through Sunday July 21st
Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA

There will be a variety of events and readings over the course of the third annual Jewish Festival of Books.  Y ou can enjoy a real old fashioned egg cream with Barry Joseph, author of Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink; follow Angela Himsel's journey in her memoir  A River Could Be A Tree ; or trace the journey of best-selling novelist Tova Mirvis' memoir,  The Book of Separation , among other author speakers.

For the children, and young readers, there will be a found object art nature walk with Rabbi Leah Rachel Berkowitz, author of  The World Needs Beautiful Things , a Biblically inspired exploration of creativity and the arts.

For more information on the event, please go to the Hevrah website: https://hevreh.org/books.
Century Masters Art Exhibit: Sigmund Abeles
Century Association
7 West 43rd Street, NYC
through July 31st

The Century Association, a group of over two thousand authors and artists, presents a series of occasional exhibitions called, Century Masters, celebrating the work of esteemed Centurions who, in their later years, continue to make significant contributions to the art world. They are currently featuring the work of TCS/NT member Sig Abeles.