Rabbi David Nesson
Do you know how many books there are in the Bible? Can you imagine that the answer depends on who you ask, and ranges from 39 to 50?
In a provocative three-part series, titled “Books of the Bible Nobody Reads,” Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael in Morristown, will explore some of the lesser-known books of the Bible. His classes, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave. (across from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum), in Whippany, on Tuesday, March 17, at 1 p.m.; and Mondays, March 23 and 30, at noon.
Rabbi Leana Moritt, spiritual leader of the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation in New York City and founder and director of Thresholds: For the Jewishly Curious, will lead a lively series of free workshops exploring Jewish attitudes toward “Pleasures of the Flesh.” The workshops are sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section and coordinated through the organization’s Our Jewish World program, chaired by Ellen Nesson and Melanie Levitan, both of Morristown. Continue reading
Lisa Barta, fund-raising chair, and her enthusiastic committee, are planning a wonderful evening of music, artistry, and scrumptious refreshments on Saturday, April 25, beginning at 8 p.m. in Randolph.
Maud Dahme, a hidden child of the Holocaust and a champion of human rights around the world, will be the special guest speaker at the NCJW Diversity Contest Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m., at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading
Paula Span, the New York Times “New Old Age” columnist, will give a special presentation titled “The Years Ahead: Caring for Yourself and Your Loved Ones—Wellness, Purpose and What Keeps Us Going,” on Sunday, May 3, at 10 a.m., at Temple Beth Sholom, 40-25 Fair Lawn Ave., in Fair Lawn. The breakfast gathering is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of North Jersey’s Sam & Nina Wolff Caregiver Support Center, in memory of George Wolff.