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NEWTOWN, Pa., Aug. 18, 2005 – The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia – Bucks County Region announced today the debut of its Bucks County Senior Council’s Fall 2005 Lecture Series featuring "Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam)," presented by Betsy Sheerr, chair of the Non-Sectarian Aid Division of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and a vice chair of Federation.
chair of JDC’s Non-Sectarian Aid Division, Sheerr oversees humanitarian aid to
non-Jewish peoples in countries experiencing crises, such as natural disasters,
war and famine. Her presentation describes Jewish relief efforts and aid in
response to the millions of people affected by the December tsunami and includes
an exclusive slide presentation on her visits to
event will be held on Thursday, September 8, at 1:30 p.m., at Shir Ami — Bucks
County Jewish Congregation,
The concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world) is deeply rooted in Jewish culture and tradition and is a cornerstone principle of Jewish community, service and relief organizations. It has come to signify the Jewish obligation for caring social action and the pursuit of social justice.
JDC is a community partner of Federation.
in 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is the central non-profit
Jewish community organization in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Its mission is to identify and prioritize the important issues and needs
of our local and global community, then organize and mobilize human and
financial resources to successfully impact them.
Federation focuses on Jewish education, human services, family, and
economic needs, and provides support for
Thursday mornings at 10:00 am through December 22. Women’s League Adult Education at Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Rd., Penn Valley. Study the fascinating book of Judges with Rabbi Lisa Malik of Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron. Open to the Community. Fee required. For more information call Bernice Oswald (215-564-1470) or Mildred Brooks Brooks (215-635-7120)
Expert on art for sacred spaces, Elsa Wachs, will be the speaker at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station at 7:00 PM. Elsa has pioneered the movement of creating new, unusual legacy items from bits and pieces of a family’s cache of memorabilia and has created museum quality Torah covers. Call 610-934-1919.
7:45 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service. Lay-led service and
Tzedek v'Shalom at a member's home. Call 215-860-0119.
6:00 pm. Keep the Ruach Alive at Suburban JCC Bnai Aaron with Calebach Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by Shabbat Dinner. $15 adult, $10 child, max $50 per family. Non-members $20 adult, $15 child, max $60 per family. Prospective members free. RSVP: 610-446-1967. email@example.com . Event repeats Oct. 21 and Nov. 4.
Volunteer to help the Jewish hungry. See last month's Networking Central for details.
7:45 pm Rabbi Herschel Schechter of Yeshiva University speaks at Lower Merion Synagogue on "Kibud Av v'Aim (Honor your father and mother) for Adult Children". (With Yi-Tzi Peking sushi.) Co-sponsored by Young Israel of the Main Line.
Suburban JCC Bnai Aaron Mens Club presents the Opening, New Member's Event. "Breakfast for Dinner" with the Eagles. Lox and Bagels will be served. Following 7:30 pm minyan. $10 paid in advance. $12 at the door. New members are free. Watch the Eagles trounce the Falcons on our BIG SCREEN TV. Bring your own beer.
Join Rabbi Steven Wernick of Adath Israel in exploring the depths of the weekly Torah portion in Center City. New CC Location: Blank Rome, One Logan Square, Philadelphia at 12:15 PM. Call 610-934-1919.
Rabbi Steven Wernick will lead a noontime Torah-study session at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Call 610-93401919.
Congregation Leyv Ha-ir will hold a Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Sterling Glen, 150 N. 20th St., in center city Philadelphia. The Shabbat will be led by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantor Beatrice Beer. Ken Ulansey and his Klezmer Band will perform.
The Reconstructionist congregation will also sponsor a talk by Rabbi Greenberg on "How can I prepare for the Days of Awe?" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Ethical Society building, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.
Rabbi Greenberg will lead in prayers of forgiveness leading up to the Days of Awe in Selichot Services at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Kennedy House community room, 1901 JFK Blvd.
Phone 215 629-1995 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Web site address is www.leyvhair.org.
Adath Israel’s International Chapter of the Year will perform at 7:00 PM during Shabbat Services at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Call 610-934-1919.
An open house at Temple B'nai Abraham, an all-inclusive Reconstructionist
synagogue in Bordentown, N.J., will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, Sept.
16. Visitors are invited to meet the rabbi and share in the Shabbat service and
Oneg to follow. Temple B'nai Abraham is located at 58 Crosswicks Road.
For more information, call 609 298-1527, ext. 3, or visit the synagogue's Web site at www.Bnai-Abraham.org.
Children, ages 4 and under, along with their families are invited to a 10:00 AM Tot Shabbat at Congregation Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. A mini-congregation for children in kindergarten through second grade will be held at the same time. Call 610-935-1919.
Teens who enjoy playing competitive basketball have the opportunity to try the JCC's Kaiserman Branch Fall Teen Basketball League.
Teens can sign up for the Kaiserman's 7th and 8th grade, 9th and 10th grade or 11th and 12th grade league. Player draft begins Sunday, Sept. 18, and the leagues begin Sunday, Sept. 25. Teens can bring their own team to the 11th and 12th grade league.
The JCC's Kaiserman branch is located at 45 Haverford Road in Wynnewood. Call 610- 896-7770, ext. 111, for more information.
Adath Israel synagogue will host an Open House for prospective members from10:00 AM to noon 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066, ‘Bagel Nosh’ served beginning at 9:00 AM. The community is invited to meet the rabbi and educational staff, as well as tour the building. Adath Israel’s Half Price Membership Special runs through December 1, 2005. Call 610-934-1919.
Say good-bye to summer and hello to friends old and new at our annual New Member Barbeque. Prospective members are free. Call 610-446-1967 to make reservations. Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron, 560 Mill Rd, Havertown, PA
Come and join us (1-4 pm) as we enjoy the last days of summer together. Swimming, family activities, food and a great time will be had by all. Nonmember guests are welcome and encouraged! New members who join 9/18/05 will receive a 50% discount.
Jewish Children’s Folkshul is a cultural Jewish school for children in grades Pre-K through nine, providing a secular, humanist approach to the exploration of Jewish cultural identity, holidays and history. For over 30 years, Folkshul has served communities in the greater Philadelphia area including families from Montgomery, Bucks and Delaware Counties.
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Prospective students and parents are invited to an Open House to learn more about the school's programs and to meet other members of the Folkshul community. Children are welcome; refreshments will be served.
Folkshul also offers a wide variety of free adult education classes including book discussions; Hebrew and Yiddish workshops; and history, philosophy, and political discussions. Jewish Children’s Folkshul is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and an affiliate of the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations of North America.
For more information call 215.248.1550 or visit www.folkshul.org.
The "Jewish Class of Why", Rabbi Lisa Malik. Sunday mornings. 11:15, at Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron, 560 Mill Rd, Havertown, PA. Open to the community. Call 610-446-1967 for more information.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, JSPAN will honor Burt Siegel with the first Social Justic Award. Larry Rubin will address us.
Plan to join us at the Pyramid Club for a wonderful and reunion with Larry and other great friends.
A mayoral debate in Lancaster will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Refractory of the Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W. James St. Both Democratic challenger Richard Gray and the incumbent, Republican Mayor Charlie Smithgall, have been invited.
The debate is sponsored by the Lancaster County Coalition for Religious and Social Justice. Members of the coalition include Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, the Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster and other synagogues.
Issues such as bigotry, housing and employment will be addressed. Political analyst Terry Madonna will moderate the debate. For more information, phone Rhea F. Starr at 717 299-5963 or Jeffrey Woodman at 717 581-0668.
Rabbi Steven Wernick is the guest speaker, topic: "Reaching in/Reaching Out –Welcoming Inter-marrieds in Conservative Judaism" at the Women’s League Dinner hosted at 6:30 PM at Adath Israel 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Contact your local Sisterhood organization for tickets.
Congregation Adath Israel invites you to Family Shabbat w/dinner (designed especially for Preschool families) at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Shabbat services will showcase Voices of Shabbat (special choir). Call 610-934-1919.
Rabbi Ira Stone's Musar program is part of our monthly Synaplex Shabbat series -where we offer such diverse programs as "Torah & Yoga," schmoozing on Friday nights at our "Shabbos Café," a new program for teens called "Full Belly Learning," an informal playgroup for families with children between the ages of 2-6, and much more!
6:00 pm. Keep the Ruach Alive at Suburban JCC Bnai Aaron with Calebach Kabbalat Shabbat Service.
Rabbi Steven Wernick will lead a special "God @Heaven" (the odyssey of 7 year old Adam as he tries to email God) presentation at Adath Israel for Selichot Services from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Call 610-934-1919.
Selichot services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, at Congregation Beth
Israel of Media, 542 S. Middleton Road (Route 352), Media, Pa. Observance will
begin with refreshments followed by the music of BIMAS (Beth Israel Music
Appeciation Society), study and services. Rabbi Linda Potemken will explore why and how we plead to "Our Father, Our King" in the central Avinu Malkeinu prayer. Services conclude at 10. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert or beverage to share. Call 610 566-4645 for information.
Join us for Selichot on Sept. 24 beginning at 9:30 pm for dessert, followed by Havdallah. A study and reflection session led by Rabbi Leonard Gordon, student rabbi Adam Zeff & Dr. Sarah Braun will commence at 10 pm. The panelists invite you to explore the themes of sin, repentance & forgiveness from the religious & spiritual perspectives, as well as from a psychological point of view. The evening will conclude with a service beginning at 11 pm.
Join Mitzvah Makers at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station, in preparing 100 meals for homebound seniors in need beginning at 9:00 AM. Call 610-934-1919.
Adath Israel hosts a Congregational Breakfast at 9:45 AM with speaker, Frank Brodsky. Topic: Jews of Cuba. Wine Tasting in the Adath Israel Judaica Shop (elevator to lower level) to follow at 10:30 AM. Call 610-934-1919.
Calling all Jewish Teens in Grades 9-12. Philadelphia Region BBYO kicks off another programming year with our Kickoff Dance at Chrome Night Club in Center City Philadelphia. Buses from Klein JCC, Kaiserman JCC, and Gratz College departing at 3pm returning at 8pm. Contact: Jennifer Amey 215-446-3023.
Red Cross Blood Drive at Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron, 560 Mill Rd, Havertown, PA. Call 610-446-1967 for appointment
Join retired Professor Linda Robinson as she leads a discussion on Jonathan Rosen’s book, Joy Comes in the Morning, at 11:00 AM at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Call 610-934-1919.
Adath Israel’s Sisterhood invites all women to its Opening Event; featuring apparel of Anita Cohen and jewelry of Avital Mentel, with makeovers and a Fashion Show + Dinner from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Cost $36/person. Call 610-934-1919.
Congregation Adath Israel invites the community to attend a special 7:00 PM interactive service led by Cantor Lowe and Rabbi Wernick, with singing, dancing and prayer, followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat at Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station. Call 610-934-1919.
Shabbat services will be led by Rabbi Linda Potemken at 8 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, 542 S. Middletown Road (Route 352), Media, Pa. Call 610 566-4645 for more information.
Mon., Oct. 3: 6:30 p.m. Family Rosh Hashanah service Newtown Friends Meeting House
7:30 p.m. pot luck dinner Court Street, Newtown
Tues., Oct. 4: 9:30 a.m. 1st day Rosh Hashanah service Newtown Friends Meeting House
10:30 a.m. Children's program Court Street, Newtown
10:30 a.m. Teen's program
following services: Tashlich
Wed., Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. 2nd day Rosh Hashanah Newtown Friends Meeting House
10:30 a.m. Children's program Court Street, Newtown
Informal pot luck lunch
Call Noa Kuzma at Tzedek v'Shalom for details 215-493-8418.
For more information or to have an invitation sent to your friends or family contact Jackie Shahar, registrar, at email@example.com or by phone 215 947-3788.
Family Sukkah Decorating Party, sponsored by Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Sisterhood and Men’s Club will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 12:30 pm at 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood. Bring a dairy lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided.
Wed., Oct. 12 6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Newtown Friends Meeting House, Court Street, Newtown
Thurs., Oct. 13 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur service Newtown Friends Meeting House
10:30 a.m. Children's service Court Street, Newtown
12:30 p.m. Yizkor service
5:30 p.m. Group discussion:
Topic: Godliness and Humanness in Kabbalah (Eheyeh/Art Green)
7:00 p.m. Neilah (concluding service) and potluck break-the-fast
Family Sukkot Services will be held on Tuesday. October 18, 9:30 am at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood. Following services enjoy a festive Kiddush in the Sukkah. 610-649-5300
Shalomphillytours will lead two-hour guided tours in the historical neighborhoods in center city during Hol Ha'moed. Talks will feature over 300 years of Jewish history through readings and visits to site-related homes and institututions. It will cover past personalities and modern contributors to Philadelphia. For times and dates, call Linda Nesvisky at 215 635-3494 and access her Web site at www.shalomphillytours.com.
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood, will hold a special celebration during services on Shabbat, October 22 to honor Rabbi Neil Cooper’s receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Jewish Theological Seminary. Services begin at 9:30 am and the festivities will continue in the Sukkah following services.
The Israel Advocacy Committee of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, will be showing the film Columbia Unbecoming on Sunday, October 23 beginning at 10:00 am as part of their monthly film festival. Asaf Romirowsky, Campus Watch, Middle East Forum will give remarks.
A Family Simchat Torah Service will be held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood on Tuesday, October 25 beginning at 7:00 pm. Families are encouraged to bring their children to rejoice and dance with the Torah.
Held at Temple Beth Hillel Beth El at 4pm. Includes Parent and Child Learning for parents with children ages 4-12 and Shabbat Cafe and Bet Midrash for teens and adults. Followed by afternoon prayer, the third Shabbat meal, and havdalah. Come to study and schmooze on Shabbat afternoons at Temple Beth Hillel Beth El, 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood.