“I have just returned from the 10th Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership. This is a ten-day program at the headquarters of the World Union for Progressive Judaism collocated with the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, run by the Anita Saltz International Education Center.
At a recent Shabbat I talked to the congregation about my Bar Mitzvah project. I am trying to raise money for a charity called The Denan Project, which is a non-profit organization that helps extremely poor and isolated communities around the world.
For its first service of 2017, the IJC hosted its first-ever Women’s Shacharit Service designed, orchestrated and run by and for women. Men were welcome too, and a handful did join, but up at the bima it was all women, all the time.
Paideia is the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. They are currently recruiting participants for the Paideia One-Year Jewish Studies Program. The Program offers a unique international Jewish studies experience for eight months in Stockholm, with the possibility of completing a 120 ECTS Master in Jewish Civilizations at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany.
Held in the stunning La Boverie art and history centre, the exhibition "21 rue de la Boétie" is well worth a trip to Liège – a city which has recently experienced a real transformation. The exhibition is based on a book by Anne Sinclair, French TV and radio interviewer (and ex-wife of Dominque Strauss-Kahn) entitled My Grandfather's Gallery in which she tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg, who was one of the great art dealers of the 20th century.
There was an excellent turnout to hear Professor Michel Flamée's fascinating talk on Kafka on Sunday, 22 February. After speaking for over an hour about Kafka's life and work, Professor Flamée took questions from the audience who seemed to be fully engaged in the subject and highly appreciative of his presentation.
IJCers Pam Meisel and Anna Lugard will be on stage in an upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing at the Theatre St Michel Jan 27 - 29, 2017. Buy your tickets soon at www.greenparrot.eu to get the best seats!