Jewish high school students are invited to be Lappin Teen Fellows. Fellows will meet for interactive learning sessions led by dynamic presenters exploring the impact of contemporary issues on Jewish teens. Sessions will be held on Sundays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom on the following dates: October 18, November 8, December 6 and January 31. Topics include: Jewish diversity, Antisemitism, Jewish identity, Israel and more. Lappin Teen Fellows is free and open to Jewish teens in high school. For more information contact Sharon Wyner at (978) 565-4450. Register here for the Zoom link for this program or visit LappinFoundation.org.
ECCO Update: Social Justice
If you’ve been curious about ECCO, but busy lives have kept you from going the distance to where meetings are held, please join us without leaving your home for the ECCO Community Meeting: Our Agenda for Essex County, THIS Thursday, October 15th from 6 to 8 pm via ZOOM. Use this Zoom link to join.We will learn together about the new Beloved Economy proposal for ECCO's continued work on the North Shore, and have the chance to ratify the proposal as a community! This is a bold vision built by ECCO's core team of leaders directly impacted by the wealth inequality, racist violence, and exploitation of workers that is plaguing our communities. With the proposal as our guide, we will dig into our visions and strategies for transforming our local areas.
Best, Barbara Kaplan
Pumpkin Sale To Benefit Navajo Nation: All pumpkins grown and harvested on the Navajo Nation as part of a jobs program.
We look forward to seeing you at the West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church Pumpkin Patch this year. Click here for details!
Concepts and Misconceptions about Israel, Zionism and Jews
The community is invited to a discussion about the core concepts and misconceptions regarding Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:30 pm on Zoom. The discussion will be facilitated by Charlotte Korchak, Senior Educator at StandWithUs Israel. Charlotte will provide the tools necessary to explain these topics to those less informed. The program is free and open to all. Register for the Zoom link here. Contact Susan Feinstein or call (978) 740-4431 with questions.
Israeli Culture through Poetry and Song
The community is invited to learn about Israeli culture through poetry and song on Monday, November 2nd at 7 pm. Tour guide Gadi Ben-Dov will lead us on an exploration of the major milestones of Israel's culture and history and how they have been commemorated through poetry and song. From Yehuda Amichai and Naomi Shemer to Netta Barzilai; the contrast and comparison from eastern "Mizrahi" music to "western music" and the modern influences that have marked Israel's most significant moments. The presentation will include some virtual touring of Israel. This program is free and everyone is welcome. Register here for the Zoom link. For more information contact Susan Feinstein at (978) 740-4431.
TAA's own Ruth Mordecai invites you to see her new work!
October 10-November 1 at the Matthew Swift Gallery (189 Main Street Gloucester, MA)
Save Sunday nights November 8th and November 15th for two programs with Dr. Ron Wolfson, author of Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community.
We are inviting all TAA members to Join us tor two Zoom Conversations with Ron Wolfson, author of Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community.
Ron is the Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University and president of the Kripke Institute. Ron is a visionary Jewish educator whose enthusiasm for bringing Judaism alive in homes and Jewish institutions has shaped his work in the community.
Our building remains physically closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff is checking email and voicemail. We welcome you to join us for any current Zoom offerings and we look forward to re-joining with you in person again soon! Stay healthy and safe.