Tu B'Shvat Seder
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm
In the midst of winter, we celebrate spring! Tu B'Shvat is an ancient festival which remains us of our sacred duty to renew the promise of the earth and its bounty; connecting us to the land, to the trees and to all of nature. At our Tu B'Shvat Seder for adults and teens, we will taste fruits and wine, sing, and express our joy and gratitude with a beautiful ceremony followed by an always delicious vegetarian potluck dinner!
There is no charge for this event. Please plan to bring a contribution to the vegetarian potluck meal.
Additional details to follow.
Program #1: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 10:00 am
Co-Sponsored with the Men's Club
The American Constitution: On Paper and in Practice
with Susan Herman, President of the National A.C.L.U.
SIn 2017, we will have a new President and a new Supreme Court balance. There will be new conflicts over both the 1st & 2nd amendments, the right to marry, voters' rights and the right of immigrants.
How does all this affect us? What will be the new hot issues?
Susan Herman will bring us up to date.
Susan Herman is the president of the national A.C.L.U. and a professor of constitutional law at Brooklyn Law School. She has authorized three books, the latest of which is
"Taking Liberties: The War on the Erosion of American Democracy."
She has also participated in Supreme Court litigation and has discussed constitutional law issues on radio and television
10:00 am - 10:30 am Brunch, 10:30 am - 11:30 am Program. 11:30 am - Noon Q&A
Fee (in advance) : Temple Members: $10.00 / Non-Members: $15.00 ($15.00 at the door for all)
Program #2: Sunday, March 26, 2017
As Time Goes By: A Musical Program, starring Cantor Lori Corrsin
Concert at 5:30 pm followed by a catered dinner
Cantor Corrsin, accompanied by Rabbi Marc Disick and Dr. Allan Robinson, will entertain us with selected works from musical theater and Jewish songs. With her beautiful voice, she will make the known and unknown extraordinary. A catered dinner will follow the concert.
Our Interim Cantor, Lori Corrsin, is the Cantor Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El of the City of New York. Cantor Corrsin has sung throughout North America, Europe and Israel. She is a published composer and recording artist with Transcontinental Music Press. Born in Detroit, Cantor Corrsin received a bachelor's in music from the University of Michigan and a master's in sacred music from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
Fee: Temple Members: $22.00/Non-Temple Members: $25.00
Paid reservations required by March 21st.
After March 21st and at the door: Temple Members: $25.00/Non-Members: $30.00
Program #3: "Bellow's People" by David Mikics
Sunday Brunch, May 21, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am Brunch/10:30 am - 11:30 am Program/11:30 am - Noon Q&A
Adult Non-Fiction: American Jewish Studies, Arts & Culture, Biography
A perfect introduction to Bellow's life and work, "Bellow's People" is an incisive critical study of the novelist and a memorable account of a vibrant and tempestuous circle of mid-century American Intellectuals. In "Bellow's People", literary historian and critic, David Mikics explores Bellow's life and work through the real-life relationships and friendships that Bellow transmuted into the genius of his art. Mikics covers ten of the extraordinary people mattered most to Bellow.
David Mikics is the Moores Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, University of Houston. He is the author of "Slow Reading in a Hurried Age", and his writing has appeared in Tablet, The New Republic and The New York Times.
Fee: Members $10.00/Non-Temple Members: $15.00
$15.00 at the door for all