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Special Programs

One Book, One Community Shabbaton
Saturday, January 12
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

Text: Among the Living, by Jonathan Rabb, a novel about a Holocaust survivor's unconventional journey back to a new normal in 1940s Savannah, Georgia

9:00 a.m.    Torah Study. The Jewish community's response to Jim Crow and civil rights was varied and nuanced. This week at Torah Study we will take a look at two of the interviews of Southern rabbis compiled in "To Stand Aside or Stand Alone," by P. Allen Krause.

10:30 a.m.   Shabbat Services. Join us in the sanctuary for a Shabbat morning service that elucidates the themes of our book.

12:00 p.m. (approximately)  Kiddush Lunch. Immediately following services, we welcome the community to join us in a light Kiddush lunch in the Social Hall. There is no charge for lunch. Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 8th at 4:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.    "Hate in America: Then and Now". Joseph J. Levin, Jr., co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak about his Jewish upbringing in Alabama during segregation, the events that led him to co-found the SPLC in 1971, and the work the center does today combating hate groups and promoting tolerance.

Rabbi Louis J. Sigel Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14
Guest Scholar: Rabbi David Saperstein

Celebrate the legacy of learning bequeathed to us by Temple Emeth's beloved Rabbi of 32 years. This biennial weekend combines scholarship, prayer, and festive meals so that we may have a deeper sense of our texts and traditions. Rabbi Saperstein is the Director Emeritus of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, where he was the voice of the Reform Movement for 40 years in our nation's capital. He is now a Senior Advisor to the URJ for Policy and Strategy. From 2015 to 2-17, Rabbi Saperstein served in the Obama Administration as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Tue, July 23 2019 20 Tammuz 5779