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Rabbi Mark Biller, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer in Queens, New York, will explore what he calls “The Most Unusual Book in the Torah–the Book of Job,” as part of Our Jewish World’s Clergy Learning Series. Rabbi Biller’s series will be held via Zoom on Thursday, March 4 and 11, at 1 p.m.
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Rabbi Steven Bayar, rabbi emeritus of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, will lead a thought-provoking three-part Our Jewish World series in April, via Zoom, titled “The Pandemic and Politics: How are we changed? How are we the same?” The three presentations will be held on Thursdays, April 8, 15 and 22, all beginning at 12:30 p.m.
January 6, 2021, forced us to face the very worst of America, and witness how close we are to losing our democracy, once a beacon for the world. That beacon is now doused and we face a long road of restoration, reform, and repair.
On Inauguration Day this year, we reconnected via Zoom and had a grand time with playing Presidential Trivia–surprising information about US presidents and Israeli presidents. The Presidential Trivia entries were compiled by Jennifer Halpern.
It’s that time of year again when we talk about slavery and freedom, injustice and liberation and the many other messages contained within the story of the Exodus. Perhaps this year we need to start with a look at Pharaoh, a ruler concerned with changing demographics, who chose to control part of the population under his control by targeting their children. His decision caused women to use their power and abilities to try to outsmart his system, and the Talmud tells us “The Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt because of the merit of the righteous women of that generation.”
Three starting points:
1. HR1 /S1: For the People Act of 2019
“. . . in 2019, the House of Representatives passed HR 1, the For the People Act of 2019.
That will be the intriguing topic of an intriguing Our Jewish World Clergy Learning Series, led by Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael. The series, which is free and open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Thursdays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1 p.m.
Personal Giving Thank-You Schmooze & Author Talk: Author Spotlights Dangers of Teen Sexting in New Book
Attorney and author Felicia Farber will be the special guest speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section’s 2021 Personal Giving Thank-You Schmooze & Author Talk on Sunday, June 6, at 10 a.m., via Zoom. The event is open to all donors to our Personal Giving campaign.
Sue Salsberg with one of the cards she sent to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest for homebound seniors. To send cards of your own, to cheer up seniors in our area, mail them to (or drop them off at) the following address: JFS Attn: Suzy Berman 256 Columbia Tpke. -...