On January 27-28, IJC and Beth Hillel orchestrated “Side by Side” Shabbat services at the Beth Hillel location. “We wanted to maximize synergies and get to know each other better, says IJC President Steven Brummel. The physical space was divided into two areas, both on Friday night and Saturday morning, so that each congregation, led by its own rabbi, could hold Kabbalat Shabbat and Shacharit services as per usual. This required no small measure of logistical planning and proved enjoyable and fulfilling for all. The European Union of Progressive Judaism Chairman Miriam Kramer attended both sets of services.
Navitas is the charity the IJC supports with our annual food donation. They recently sent us the following note: “Again this year you organized a collection of non-perishable food items for our charity. We are touched by your loyalty towards us.
“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.
Save the dates: 10 - 19 May 2017
Join a unique trip from Kiev to Odessa going thru Ouman. The trip will look into the history of the Jewish communities in this part of former Eastern Europe. Meet with officials and expect a lot of surprises …
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.
One of our Hebrew school teachers, Shaya Feldman, is a professional musician. His group Zvov will be performing at the Temple Gallery at Joris Visser and Lisa Kelmen’s house on Sunday 12 March – and you are welcome!
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.