Conversational Yiddish . . .
The Yiddish Circle-Monday Mornings
Join Cantor Hesh for: A Bissel Talk
A Bissel Music
A Bissel Laughter
Rabbi's Shabbat Morning Adult Discussion Group Tackles 100 Jewish Classic Books; at 12:30pm
Having completed our study of Telushkin's book on Jewish Ethics, we are now plunging into Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman's One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation (Katonah, NY: Blue Bridge Books, 2011; paper, $16.95, list).
Rabbi Hoffman, a professor of liturgy and worship at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in NYC (the Reform Seminary) has provided a synopsis of what he considers to be 100 of the most seminal Jewish books, beginning with the Hebrew Bible (of course), and proceeding through the various historical periods (here are some examples): Talmud, Kabbalah, various Yiddish classics (e.g., I.B. Singer, Sholom Aleichem), Zionism (Theodor Herzl), Turn of the Century (Freud, Bialik, Babel), The American Experience (Yezierska, Odets), Holocaust and Israel (Wiesel, Amichai, Oz), Post-WWII America (Herberg, Malamud, Roth, Kazin), to the Present (Kaplan, Heschel, Buber, Ozick).
Certainly, with such a vast chorus vying for our attention, we will have to pick and choose; still, it will be exciting. I urge you to visit an area bookstore and request the book, or go onto amazon.com and order it. If you do not have the book, you will still benefit from the class, but it will be all the more enjoyable if you are able to follow along. Join us, as we witness the many-voiced Jewish chorus that echoes down our past, and into our future!
Rabbi's 7:30 pm Wed. Night Jewish Current Events Discussion Group Continues to Attract Interest - It's Both Fun & Intellectually Stimulating!
Where else can one discuss Dr. Ruth's New Year's Resolutions, the Great Cheese Smuggling Plot, the Arab-Israeli CEO who heads the Jerusalem YMCA, who went from schlepping on a construction site, to post-doctoral studies at Brandeis, not to mention the latest in Israeli and domestic Jewish politics? Our Discussion Group features the give-and-take of involved participants, reacting to current news which Rabbi Mark prints out from Jewish sources on the Web.
Over the past few weeks, we have discussed the ongoing electoral process, the relationship between PM Netanyahu and Pres. Obama, and the importance of there being Jewish Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives (the political kind), Independents, and Others. We have traced Jewish political involvement throughout history, and noted how our very existence has depended upon it, as well as noting the unique aspects of the American Jewish Experience. We argue, and disagree, but it's all in good fellowship. A wonderful time is guaranteed for all. Try us!
Cantor Hesh & Temple Sholom's Youth Group
The First Shabbat Of Each Month!
Almost without exception kids who participate in temple services have an easier time when it comes to their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. They become familiar with the prayers and they are comfortable singing in front of people. When they are standing in front of the congregation, they own the bima.
Shabbat morning June 1st at 9:30am
Feel the spiritual ruach of song and prayer with
Cantor Hesh and our Temple Youth
Pirkei Avot / Ethics Of The Fathers contains timeless wisdom.
It is a collection of ethics, honesty and so much more...
Ben Zoma says:
Who is wise?
The one who learns from every person...
Who is brave?
The one who subdues his negative
Who is rich?
The one who appreciates what he has...
Who is honored?
The one who gives honor to others...
According to Ben Zoma, are you wise, mighty, rich and honored? Which description suits you the most, and which one do you have to struggle to achieve?
Join Cantor Hesh & Temple Sholom's Minyanaire Club Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:45am for soul searching answers.
On Saturday night Temple Sholom was transformed into Shushan Palace complete with drama, music, good food and beautiful people dancing the night away.
The event was very ably chaired and put together by our program VP Saundra Sacks...(who thanks her husband Paul for supporting her in her quest for the best prices in all areas)....Our office manager, Melissa, who spent endless hours with her help..... William our very own Jack of all trades who kept us secure on Saturday night, Jane, Jeanne and Channa who helped transform our social hall into an amazing room. Sharon with her artistic ability for her backdrop scenery...Cantor Hesh who directed our thespians.....Malcolm, Harvey, Elaine, Grace, Sharon, Saundra, yours truly, and our very talented musical director Gary Lawrence. He kept the music flowing and even accompanied our Rabbi and congregant Neil as they spontaneously crooned away on stage.
So once again God was smiling down on us at Temple Sholom while we made merry.
Thank you again Saundra.
Marilyn Stahl/Ways & Means VP
Temple Sholom's Hebrew School
Genesis 44:18-47:27 In the midst of global famine, Joseph serves in a position of power and is able to offer relief to his family.
Genesis 47:12-13 Joseph sustained his father, and his brothers, and all his father's household with bread, down to the little ones. Now there was no bread in all the world, for the famine was very severe; both the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.
A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER
PLEASE let us not forget to help FEED THE HUNGRY!
We will be collection nonperishable food items at Temple Sholom.
Please drop off your bundles in our bins upon entering the Temple.
B'ahavat Olam, Cantor Hesh
Creative Writing Club
Have you ever longed to set down your thoughts on paper?
Come, create, and read your work in a nurturing, atmosphere. Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm
Mahjong Anyone ??
We are looking to add you to our Mahjong table
Please contact the temple office if you are interested in the game
Scheduled every Thursday at 1:00pm
KNITTING LESSONS WITH ROZ
Beginners or Experienced Knitters
This is a Great Opportunity to Socialize as You Learn to Knit
Knitting Sessions are Open to All...
Every Tuesday at 1:00pm
Studio Instructor: Ms. Bobby McDonald
$12/Class or $40/Month