Join us for two Sundays in January. We'll watch a documentary on our own and then you are invited to join a Zoom discussion led by an expert on each film. Watch one or both films.
January 24, 4-5 p.m.
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
This film explores the phenomenon that, over the fifty-year period of development, chronicles Broadway musicals created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans. Learn about the popular songs that our nation took to war, sang to their children at bedtime, and whistled while waiting for the bus – taken in total they comprise the vast majority of what is now commonly referred to as “The American Songbook". Director Michael Kantor
This film is the first in-depth documentary that chronicles the story of Fiddler On The Roof, exploring the unexpected richness of its themes as well as its long reach across time and cultures. Director Max Lewkowicz, starring Lin Manuel Miranda.
Lappin Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim are inviting the community to commemorate:
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wednesday, January 27, 7:30 pm
Zoom event - Human Connections in aDisconnected Universe,A three-generation family presentation featuring Judith H. Sherman, author, poet and Holocaust survivor.
Judith H. Sherman is the author of Say the Name: A Survivor’s Tale in Prose and Poetry. Contact Sharon Wynerto register.
Join us in reading
The Dignity of Difference:
How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
January 2, 9, 16, 23
To honor the memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z"l) we are having a communal reading of his book
The Dignity of Difference.
We will discuss the book in four conversations following Shabbat zervices on January 2, 9, 16 and 23. Attend as many sessions as you like. We encourage you to order the book from the library or a local bookstore. If purchasing the book is a barrier to participation, please contact Rabbi Lewis to learn how to access funds for this.
Based on Genesis 43:29-30: "Looking about, he [Joseph] saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and asked, "Is this your youngest brother of whom you spoke to me?" And he went on, "May God be gracious to you, my boy." With that, Joseph hurried out, for he was overcome with feeling toward his brother and was on the verge of tears; he went into a room and wept there."
About the piece Peggy writes:
I drew it in the style of an ancient Egyptian wall painting: they tended to break a painting up into formalized rectangles, with smaller images surrounding the central image. Faces are seen in profile, but with the shape of the eyes as if the head is viewed full on, just as they did.
The wheat above represents the agricultural abundance and dominance of Egypt. The animals below represent the occupation of Jacob’s family.
The overwhelming emotion of the moment is something that touches me deeply, as I have experienced such a moment in my life.
Read Carol Seitchik's New
Book of Poems:
The Distance from Odessa
The Distance From Odessa is a book of poetry about the immigration of my grandparents, the impact on successive generations with the last generation (my daughter) immigrating to Israel. Four generations of women!
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that helped to bring some light into our lives during this Chanukah season! Many thanks to: Janet Cline and Bonnie Polan, Corey Kramer, Tarin McAdoo-Comer and Beth Gordon, Rabbi Lewis and the programming and ritual committees, all of our candle lighters and reflectors, Phoebe and our SCRS alums, Cantor Bruce and Bobby Kramer! With much appreciation, Susan Federspiel, Ruth Budelmann and Marilyn Kramer.
Janet's Kosher Kitchen
Enjoy these Chanukah instructional videos and recipes:
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.