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Havdalah and Discussion April 17

posted Apr 9, 2010, 10:28 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Apr 9, 2010, 10:45 AM ]

Havdalah and Discussion - Saturday,April 17  at 7:30 P.M.
at the home of Alon & Joy Yarkoni

Dr.Yarkoni will be the presenter

Topic will be “Israel.”

Desserts to follow

Shabbat Across America on Friday, March 5th

posted Feb 23, 2010, 5:52 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle

 
Due to the number of responses for reservations for Shabbat Across America on Friday,March 5, 2010,  we will stop taking reservations on Sunday, February 28th..
 
Please call the office at 732-7410 and speak with Barbara or leave a message on the answering machine.  You may also respond by e mail.  You may also call Loda at 732-1453.
 
Reservations received by then will be honored. 
 
Adults $12 -   Children ages 5 to 12  $7 -  Children under 5 free.   Make checks payable to Congregation Shomray Hadath

Jewish Humor and it's Effect of the World - Sunday February 28th at 3:30 Pm

posted Feb 23, 2010, 5:48 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Feb 23, 2010, 6:14 AM ]

Join us for fun filled afternoon as David Siskin and Carl Proper takes us through history with Jewish Humor and it's Effect of the World.
 

You've always loved a good joke, right? So what makes Jewish humor Jewish?  What is it about Jewish humor that makes it "different”?  If any of these questions have ever crossed your mind, and especially if you enjoy a good laugh, come to Congregation Shomray Hadath  on Sunday February 28th at 3:30 Pm.


Listen to local comics David Siskin and Carl Proper as they bring to life the past and present of Jewish humor and its role in Jewish and American history.

ADMISSION IS FREE….

JCS Purim Carnival at CSH - Sunday Feb 28th from 10:30Am to 12:00 Pm

posted Feb 23, 2010, 5:42 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Apr 9, 2010, 11:01 AM ]

Join us for a fun filled morning on Sunday Feb 28th from 10:30Am to 12:00 Pm and celebrate
The "JCS Purim Carnival at CSH"
 

Megillah Reading Saturday Feb 27th 6PM

posted Feb 23, 2010, 5:17 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Apr 9, 2010, 10:59 AM ]

Megillah Reading Saturday Feb 27th 6PM at CSH


Sara Baim has agreed to once again offer exotic pizza and other debaucheries - Come in costume if you like and enjoy the silliness.

Havdalah, February 13

posted Jan 19, 2010, 9:18 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Jan 19, 2010, 9:33 AM ]

Havdalah and Discussion - Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 P.M. at the home of Carol and Ed Braunstein.
 
The  presenter will be Gloria Friedman who has a stimulating and potentially controversial topic:  Judaism--Religion or Culture? 
 
 
Think about attending, mark your calendar, and call the office and let Barbara know you plan on coming (that's important).
 
Dessert will follow.

Abe Golos - Educational Sessions On Patrilineal Versus Matrilineal Descent- Sunday, January 17th at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 21st at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 PM

posted Jan 13, 2010, 11:31 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Jan 14, 2010, 3:58 AM by David Siskin ]

 
On Rosh Hashanah, 2007, I spoke about the issue of patrilineal versus matrilineal descent.  In other words, is a child born of a Jewish father Jewish even if  the mother is not Jewish?  So it is not a question that has just recently arisen.  It's been bouncing around for a while.  Reform Judaism adopted patrilineal descent about 20 years ago. Conservative Judaism has not.  What is right for Congregation Shomray Hadath for 2010?
 
I will be conducting three sessions for the purpose of discussing this question.  It is my intention to explain it in more detail, setting out my ideas of the pros and the cons.  It is also my intention to give others an opportunity to do the same.  If anyone has articles to bring to our attention on the subject, they will be welcome also--on the condition that they have been given to me in advance so that I can have a chance to read them through.
 
Everyone is invited to attend at least one of these sessions, intentionally scheduled at very different times.  You can attend all of them, if you wish.  the schedule is as follows:
 
Sunday, January 17th at 11:00 AM
Thursday, January 21st at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 PM
 
On March 17th, the Ritual Committee will meet to decide whether to recommend to the Board of Trustees the acceptance by our congregation of patrilineal descent.
 
Your attendance at one (or more) of the sessions, your understanding, and your input are important.

Havdalah, January 16

posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:58 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Jan 17, 2010, 8:35 AM ]

Havdalah and Discussion in January will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2010  at 7:30 PM at the Seltzer Home.
 
John Spiegler will be presenting.  

Dessert will follow.

Annual Shabbat Chanukah Dinner December 18, 2009

posted Dec 3, 2009, 8:14 AM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Dec 3, 2009, 8:34 AM ]

Congregation  Shomray Hadath members and all members of the Jewish community:
 
We would be honored to have you join us at our annual Shabbat Chanukah Dinner

Celebrate with us and meet our new members while enjoying a homemade Shabbat dinner.
 
Please bring your own Chanukiah and candles

             December 18, 2009               
                   5:30 PM Service
                    6:00 PM Dinner
 
RSVP:  732-7410 by Wednesday Dec. 16th
Adults $12
Children under 10  $7
 

Yachad program

posted Nov 18, 2009, 5:32 PM by Webmaster Doubletriangle   [ updated Dec 2, 2009, 1:27 PM ]

Please join us Thursday, December 3, for the 2009 Yachad program. The speaker this year is Andrew Berns, who spoke a year ago on Jewish physicians in renaissance Europe at a JCF brunch.

His topic this year is “A Golden Age for the Ages: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain.” He’ll be speaking about what historians call convivencia, “living together” – the coexistence of Jews with Muslims and Christians in Spain before 1492. He notes that even popular novels have taken inspiration from medieval Spain: “Geraldine Brooks’s People of the Book, which appeared last year, sketched an endearing portrait of Jews living among Muslims and Christians in the fifteenth century.  In fact the Jewish communities of 10th- to 15th-century Spain produced court poets who wrote in elegant classical Arabic, generals who led Muslim armies into battle, and statesmen who played major roles in medieval Europe’s political events.”

The lecture is at 7:30 PM at Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1008 West Water Street; a reception follows. It’s free, but if you can come, please let us know through email to jcf@stny.rr.com, or by phone to (607) 734-8122.

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