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Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

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8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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October 2017

KI Welcomes Distinguished Jewish Historian Marc Saperstein

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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KI Welcomes Distinguished Jewish Historian Marc Saperstein Wednesday, October 18 7 p.m. KI hosts special guest speaker Professor Marc Saperstein, a preeminent authority on the history of Jewish preaching. The title of his presentation is Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf: Dynamic Sermons on “The Great War” and Its Aftermath. Professor Saperstein currently serves as Professor of Jewish History and Homiletics and LBC and Professor of Jewish Studies at King’s College London. He has held numerous prestigious positions at U.S. universities, including George…

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Adult Education: Operation Pedro Pan by Dr. Susan Adler

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Operation Pedro Pan by Dr. Susan Adler Thursday, October 19 11:30 a.m. Between 1960 and 1962 more than 1400 unaccompanied minors were airlifted from Cuba to the United States in Operation Pedro Pan.  This talk will tell the story of that airlift, of the people and the rumors that prompted the exodus, and of the children who traveled without their parents to a new life. Susan Adler is Professor Emerita in Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.…

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Sabbath for the Soul

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Sabbath for the Soul with Ross M. Levy honoring Philadelphia High School artists from the Stained Glass Project Friday, October 20 7 p.m. Join us for a special spiritual service combined with a Social Justice Program of note. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Torah Study

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Begin Shabbat morning at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel with an engaging discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Brotherhood Brunch with Rabbi Ruth Sandberg, “Judaism and Science”

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$15

Brotherhood Brunch with Rabbi Ruth Sandberg, “Judaism and Science” Sunday, October 22 10:30 a.m. Rabbi Ruth Sandberg, Ph.D. presents, "Judaism and Science" While some people see religion and science as inherently antithetical, Judaism sees science as complementary to the Torah. Rabbi Sandberg will discuss Jewish views of the Big Bang; the exploration of space and the possibilities of extraterrestrial life; medicine and mental health; and Jewish Nobel prize winners in science. $15 per person. Your check to KI Brotherhood is your reservation.…

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Adult Education: Women Pirates by Irene Reiter

October 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Women Pirates by Irene Reiter Monday, October 23 11:30 a.m. Would you believe that, if you look up women pirates, the list is 12 single-space pages long? Women pirates were successful, feared, powerful and, in many cases, mean. You will learn about the women and what life was like on a pirate ship. $10 per class if not an Adult Ed Member; Synagogue-Affiliated: $100 per person/year; Unaffiliated: $150 per person/year. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road,…

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Jewish Film Series: Arranged (2007)

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Jewish Film Series: Arranged (2007) Tuesday, October 17 12:30 p.m. A Jewish and a Muslim woman meet and realize that they have a lot in common. Don’t miss another opportunity to see this film on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. The Meyers Library at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 2nd Floor, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Adult Education: Film Noir by Maurizio Giammarco

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Film Noir by Maurizio Giammarco Thursday, October 26 11:30 a.m. This lecture will explore the dark, fascinating world of film noir that developed during and after World War II, taking advantage of the post-war ambience of anxiety, pessimism and suspicion. Film Noir featured cynical, disillusioned men and beautiful, seductive femme fatales involved in complex, twisting storylines that often lead to betrayal, double-cross, and death. $10 per class if not an Adult Ed Member; Synagogue-Affiliated: $100 per person/year; Unaffiliated: $150 per…

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Senior Moments Committee presents: Under the Boardwalk

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Senior Moments Committee presents: Under the Boardwalk Thursday, October 26 2 p.m. Reminisce about summers at the shore and take delight in the great music of the 50’s and '60s. Play trivia to test your knowledge! Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. speaks on Philly legend Eddie Fisher. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8702.

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Rabbi’s Fall Forum, 1 of 3: “Oyfn Pripetshik: Creating Jewish Eastern Europe”

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Rabbi’s Fall Forum #1 of 3, “Oyfn Pripetshik: Creating Jewish Eastern Europe” Presented by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. with Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed. Friday, October 27 8 p.m. Beginning in the 14th century, German Jews migrate to the Kingdom of Poland and lay the foundation of one of the largest and strongest Jewish Communities in history. By the end of the 18th century, Poland begins to disappear from the map of Europe and distinctive Jewish communities emerge in Russia,…

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Klezmer Shabbat

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Klezmer Shabbat Service Friday, October 27 8 p.m. This klezmer inspired service features The Ken Ulansey Ensemble & Shir KI; followed by Rabbi Sussman’s Fall forum #1 of 3, “Oyfn Pripetshik: Creating Jewish Eastern Europe” by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. with Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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A Century of Jewish Music

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$25.00

Singing City, Jeffrey Brillhart, artistic and music director, presents its Fall Concert–A Century of Jewish Music. Bernstein’s "Chichester Psalms," Whitacre’s "Five Hebrew Love Songs", Aaron Rosenthal’s "Voices of Terezin", John Conahan’s "Ani Ma’amin," Kurt Weill’s "Kiddush" and Kim André Arnesen’s "Even When He is Silent." With special guests Nashirah and Julia Zavadsky, conductor.

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Adult Education: The Richter Family Does Israel by Dr. Linda Richter

October 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Adult Education: The Richter Family Does Israel by Dr. Linda Richter Monday, October 30 11:30 a.m. Our family of seven recently toured Israel, seeing many of the historical sites and learning about the extraordinary history of the country and its people.  We also visited relatives who live in Israel, some of whom were early pioneers, and some of whom recently emigrated.  If you’ve been to Israel recently, come re-live the experience and perhaps see some things you didn’t see on your…

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November 2017

Adult Education: Maimonides Café with Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

November 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Adult Education: Maimonides Café with Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. Thursday, November 2 11:30 a.m. $10 per class if not an Adult Ed Member; Synagogue-Affiliated: $100 per person/year; Unaffiliated: $150 per person/year. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Veteran’s Day Shabbat Evening Service

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Veteran’s Day Shabbat Evening Service with guest Speaker Erin Zaikis; Director of IsraAID-America, an Israel-based humanitarian organization operating worldwide Friday, November 3 8:00 p.m. Learn how Israel helps humanity, followed by the dedication of KI-KIA Memorial book. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Rabbi’s Fall Forum #2 of 3, “Oyfn Pripetshik: Politics in the Pale”

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Rabbi’s Fall Forum #2 of 3, “Oyfn Pripetshik: Politics in the Pale” Presented by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. with Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed. Sunday, November 5 10 a.m. Jewish life in East Europe in the 19th and early 20th century was energized by a vigorous political culture. As the process of emancipation languished, Jews were attracted to other solutions including socialism, Jewish unionism and Zionism. Within each of these political groups there were an abundance of competing views. This…

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Music Arts presents the Mainline Symphony Orchestra

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$30

Music Arts presents the Mainline Symphony Orchestra Sunday, November 5 7 p.m. This 85-piece orchestra, founded 72 years ago, is performing at KI under Director/Conductor Don Liuzzi (Principal Tympanist Philadelphia Orchestra), with Juliette Kang violin soloist; Jason DePue (Philadelphia Orchestra) concertmaster. Program: Borodin Polovtsian Dances, Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, and Beethoven’s Symphony #7. Bring the entire family: this knockout gorgeous program of orchestral favorites sizzles with beauty and excitement! For your convenience, all tickets purchased in advance will be held at…

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Adult Education: Smedley Darlington Butler: Maverick Marine, Hero, and Knight Errant with Jim Rubillo

November 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Smedley Darlington Butler: Maverick Marine, Hero, and Knight Errant with Jim Rubillo Monday, November 6 11:30 a.m. This West Chester native was an active participant in almost every U. S. foreign policy action from 1890 until 1940. Major General Butler was directly involved in the banana wars, the Spanish American War, and World War I. While on active duty, he even spent two years as Philadelphia’s police commissioner. This session will shed light on this intriguing two-time Congressional…

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Kristallnacht Shabbat Evening Service: Remembering Regina Jonas (1902-1944), Pioneer, Rabbi, Holocaust Heroine

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Kristallnacht Shabbat Evening Service: Remembering Regina Jonas (1902-1944), Pioneer, Rabbi, Holocaust Heroine Friday, November 10 8:00 p.m. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Adult Education: The British Mandate of Palestine (1922-1948): Seeds of the Present Conflict with Barry Stein

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: The British Mandate of Palestine (1922-1948): Seeds of the Present Conflict with Barry Stein Monday, November 13 11:30 a.m. You think things are complicated today? It’s 1922, and the Ottoman Empire has dissolved. Jews are planning implementation of the Balfour agreement’s Jewish home in Palestine; the Arabs think that they will have their independent state in Palestine; the British are of two minds, one multinational state or partition (two-state solution); Arab riots are in the offing. The Haganah…

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Israel Committee Film: My Younger Elder Brother (2011)

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Israel Committee Film: My Younger Elder Brother (2011) Wednesday, November 15 1:00 p.m. This documentary captures the struggles of a previously overlooked group of bereaved people: the younger siblings of fallen soldiers. By offering a better understanding of what the siblings of fallen soldiers experience, director Gil Lesnik’s work has spurred positive changes within the IDF. Free and open to the public! Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Masterpieces of Jewish Literature: “The Book of Job” with Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Masterpieces of Jewish Literature: “The Book of Job” Wednesday, November 15 7:30 p.m. Join Rabbi Sussman for an in-depth discussion of one of the Bible’s greatest books of wisdom. Often viewed as an exploration of the co-existence of God & evil, Job is often a statement about the limits of human understanding of the great mysteries of life. Free and open to the public! Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Adult Education: “Moonglow,” by Michael Chabon, presentation by Bev Rosen

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Moonglow, by Michael Chabon, presentation by Bev Rosen Thursday, November 16 11:30 a.m. Moonglow, by Michael Chabon, takes the form of a faux memoir narrated by Mike, a writer, who bears more than a passing resemblance to the author himself. The story centers on tales told by his maternal grandfather, high on painkillers that have cracked his habit of silence and made him eager to spill "a record of the misadventures, his ambiguous luck, his feats and failures of…

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Shabbat LaLev (Shabbat of the Heart)

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Shabbat LaLev (Shabbat of the Heart) Friday, November 17 7 p.m. Come with an open heart and leave with an uplifted spirit. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Rabbi’s Fall Forum #3 of 3, “Oyfn Pripetshik: World of Yiddish Literature”

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Rabbi’s Fall Forum #3 of 3, “Oyfn Pripetshik: World of Yiddish Literature” Presented by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. with Joan Myerson Shrager, M.Ed. Sunday, November 19 10 a.m. At the heart of Jewish life in East Europe was the Yiddish language. During the 19th century, not only did Yiddish continue as the spoken “mamaloshen” but also began to produce a rich modern literature. In this talk we will look at Yiddish fiction, poetry and drama during its golden era.…

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Adult Education: Julia Gross

November 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Adult Education: Julia Gross Monday, November 20 11:30 a.m. Throughout history, the decision to follow through with abortion has always been one of the most crucial decisions a woman had to make and that in the 1970s, American Society battled over the legalization of abortion. Jewish women in particular often found themselves in a more difficult position than women from other ethnicities. Julia wants to allow Jewish women to come forth with their very personal experiences and help others understand…

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Shabbat Evening Service

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Shabbat Evening Service with Rabbi Sussman’s sermon, “On the 100th Anniversary of Balfour Declaration” Friday, November 24 8 p.m. Issued on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration gave the Zionist movement a new international standing fully realized with the establishment of a state of Israel in 1948. Rabbi Sussman will discuss Israel’s “first founding document” and how it shaped the course of Jewish history. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Adult Education: Trump and the Intelligence Community

November 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Trump and the Intelligence Community Monday, November 27 11:30 a.m. News headlines daily declare the attempts at spying by Russia's intelligence apparatus. What have been President Trump's responses? And what are Trump's relations with America's intelligence agencies? Which nation seems to be more effective at spying? Join a former intelligence officer discuss these questions and how Russia and the U.S. compete in the field of espionage. $10 per class if not an Adult Ed Member; Synagogue-Affiliated: $100 per…

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Adult Book Discussion Group: “And After the Fire” by Lauren Belfer

November 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Book Discussion Group: And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer Tuesday, November 28 12:30 a.m. Interweaving the stories of Susanna and Sara, and their families, And After the Fire traverses over two hundred years of history, from the eighteenth century through the Holocaust and into today, seamlessly melding past and present, real and imagined. Lauren Belfer’s deeply researched, evocative, and compelling narrative resonates with emotion and immediacy. The only requirement to join this group is that you have read…

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Adult Education: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match with Aleeza Ben Shalom

November 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Adult Education: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match with Aleeza Ben Shalom Thursday, November 30 11:30 a.m. Aleeza will be speaking on the history of matchmaking. Learn how dating evolved from "matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match" to online matchmaking and JSwipe (the #1 Jewish dating app).  You'll also learn how you can help your single friends and family members. $10 per class if not an Adult Ed Member; Synagogue-Affiliated: $100 per person/year; Unaffiliated: $150 per person/year. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339…

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