Beginning Thursday, October 22 at 11am:
The Return of Re-Inventing the Bible
Dial in by phone: 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 362 376 833
The Rabbis were both close readers of the text, sensitive to every nuance, and, it turns out, also great fiction writers and spinners of yarn.
Using Louis Ginzberg's masterful narrative compiling these legends, The Legends of the Jews, we will continue our exploration of these tales, known as Midrash Aggada.
Beginning Wednesday, October 28 at Noon:
The Return of Coffee Talk
We are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants; our nation is largely a nation of immigrants. We will hear from one of the newest: Noa Osheroff, Israeli writer, director, producer and comedian based in New York. She will screen her newest film, a 12-minute comedy, SOFA SO GOOD, which is currently on the film festival circuit. Noa is also the founder and producer of "Speak American", a highly acclaimed monthly stand-up comedy show in Brooklyn focusing on recent immigrants to the US and their stories. In the course of her conversation with us, she will talk about the process of film-making, stand-up comedy, diversity...and everything in between.
Here is a teaser from SOFA SO GOOD:
Coffee Talk-November 4 (using the new Zoom Login/Dial-In)
Post-Election Agony or Ecstasy
This may be the most hotly contested election in US history-certainly in our lifetimes. The results may not be conclusive the day after, but we have to try to come together as a country-and as a community. Let's see if we can't talk calmly and with some understanding for each other's viewpoints now that the ballots have been cast.
Coffee Talk-November 11 (using the new Zoom Login/Dial-In)
A Visit to the YIVO Archives...
to examine more treasures from their vast collection with Director of the YIVO Archives, Dr. Stefanie Halpern. (Those of us who went "On the Road" met Dr. Halpern in person last February)
Here is a foretaste of just one aspect of YIVO's vast and diverse treasures:
|Yiddish Theater Show and Tell|
Coffee Talk-November 18 (using the new Zoom Login/Dial-In)
A Visit to the Knesset with Masorti Israel
The program, under the auspices of Masorti's Jewish Pluralism Watch, will include a virtual tour of the Knesset and a conversation with a Knesset Member. Reservations are required. Please email me to secure your seat in the Knesset.
Dial in by phone: 929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 836 6939 4720
We make special prayers for those who are ill at every Shabbat Morning service and during our Monday & Thursday Minyanim. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been adding a special Mi SheBayrach for those who have contracted the coronavirus.
You can add a name (traditionally: Hebrew/Yiddish name and mother's Hebrew/Yiddish name, but we'll take English names and the names of those who are not Members of our Tribe) by calling or emailing me.
Or better yet: why not join us for the 9:00am weekday morning minyan, and read the Psalm (in English) just before we include the name of your family member, friend or acquaintance in the Mi SheBayrach