A Leonard Bernstein Book Club

Sunday, November 18 
Neal Gittleman – 
A Leonard Bernstein Book Club.

The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Neal Gittleman. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish or not.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.  Cost is $7 for individual sessions.

The celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial continues with a discussion of two fascinating new books about the great American maestro, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by his daughter Jamie Bernstein and On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein: My Years with the Exasperating Genius by Charlie Harmon.  Read one,
both, or neither!  We’ll use the books as a starting point for an enlightening discussion of Bernstein’s life, music, and legacy.

 

For more information and the complete schedule >

Torah on Tap

Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Pub

Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at The Pub (39 Greene Blvd., Beavercreek) for some drinks and discussion about topics relevant to modern Jewish living.  You’ve got the questions, we’ve got the rabbi!  First round is on us!  Feel free to order some dinner there.  

Upcoming dates:
December 19 at the Hairless Hare, 738 W. National Rd., Vandalia
January 28 at Lock 27 Brewpub, 1035 S. Main St., Centerville

 

 

Hanukkah Happening on December 2

Two DreidelsHanukkah Happening on December 2

Join the Temple family as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Hanukkah Happening on Sunday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. There will be fun activities, performances, presentations, a “pedal-powered menorah,” and fill-your-own sufganiyot.

Enjoy Hanukkah skits by each of our religious school grades, see if you have the speed to light the “pedal-powered menorah,” and eat a lunch which includes latkes and sufganiyot for a small fee.  RSVP online or by calling the Temple office.

December Share Shabbat

Join us on December 7.  Our monthly camp-style service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner.  Join us and bring your friends!  Temple provides entree, challah and wine for kiddush.  Cost is $5/adult; $3/child 4-12; free for kids ages 3 and under.  If your last name begins with A to F, bring a starch; G to K, bring a dessert; L to Q, bring a salad; R to Z, bring a vegetable.  Please bring enough to feed 10 hungry people.  No pork or shellfish, please!  Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 5.

 

What Did You Do In The War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied And Deceived The Nazis In World War II

What Did You Do In The War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied And Deceived The Nazis In World War II


Sunday, December 9 
Dennis Turner - Professor Emeritus University of Dayton 
What Did You Do In The War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied And Deceived The Nazis In World War II

The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Neal Gittleman. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish or not.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.  Cost is $7 for individual sessions.

Professor Turner’s discussion of his book: What Did You Do in the War, Sister?  How Belgian Nuns Defied and Deceived the Nazis in World War II, will focus on the history of German occupied Belgium from 1940 to 1945 and the role Catholic sisters played in resisting the German occupation.  Professor Turner will also describe the extraordinary string of events that prompted him to write the book.  Several passages from the audio book may also be played.  Finally, Professor Turner hopes to generate lots of audience participation in the discussion.  For more information and the complete schedule >

 

A Bintel Brief

Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m., a group of Temple Israel members (Beverly Horwitz, Jon Horwitz, Meredith Levinson, Saul Caplan, Stacy Emoff, and Richard Prigozen) will present a dramatic reading of letters and Yiddish musical selections from A Bintel Brief.  Long before “Ask Ann Landers” and “Dear Abby,” there was A Bintel Brief, the Jewish Forward’s legendary advice column launched in 1906 by editor, Abraham Cahan.  This popular column helped waves of Yiddish-speaking immigrants find their footing in 20th century American life.  The event is free,  but please RSVP here.  A dessert reception will follow the performance.

 

Prayer and Play

Prayer and Play 
Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Families with children 6 and under are invited to join Rabbi Sobo at Temple Israel, for a brief morning service and story in the chapel, followed by free play and a Jewish-themed art project.  

 

 

 

Kiddush Lunch Themes and Dates

Extend your Shabbat joy with food and fellowship.  Join us aftet ther Saturday morning service for the fun and free gathering.  Reservations are not required but if you would like to help out, contact Judy Heller at jrheller7777@aol.com.

Lunch Themes and Dates are:
December 15  Last chance Hanukkah from around the world
January 26  Egyptian
March 9  Irish – Aaron Burke’s famous corned beef dinner
May 18  Israeli – The Ultimate fusion

 

 

 

Maccabiah-Jews, Sports , Israel

Sunday, December 16

Rabbi Tina Sobo – Maccabiah-Jews, Sports, Israel
The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Rabbi Tina Sobo. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish or not.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.  Cost is $7 for individual sessions.

Remember the scene from Airplane?  “Do you have something light [to read]?” and the stewardess responds, “How about this leaflet, Famous Jewish Sports Legends?”  While the topic of some jokes, Jews and sports aren’t antithetical.  The World Maccabiah Games, or the “Jewish Olympics” were first held in 1932 and have a rich history.  Rabbi Sobo will speak about the Games from a historical perspective – reflecting on their impact on athletes and Israel and from a personal perspective – reflecting on her own experience as an athlete and a staff member for the USA delegation.