by Rabbi Harold J Kravitz,
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Sermon, 5778
Earlier I mentioned that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which set into motion the creation of the State of Israel, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War that has brought Israel to the challenging place in which she finds herself. And of course this coming May will mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State. There is one other less well known anniversary being observed this year that I think our synagogue also has good reason to acknowledge. In 2018 the Masorti Movement in Israel will be celebrating 40 years since it was successfully launched through efforts credited to Rabbi Michael Graetz, who for decades served as rabbi of our sister synagogue Magen Avraham in Omer.
by Marilyn Reiter
In January, the Adath Book Club read Crossing the Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland. We had a lively discussion amongst the group, followed by an insightful and engaging Skype meeting with the author.
We are a group of readers who mostly didn’t know each other before December's first meeting. Book clubs offer many opportunities including:
1) Meeting people who aren’t in your immediate circle of friends.
by Marilyn Reiter
Getting up and out of the house by 10 on a Sunday morning requires some extra effort on my part. I’m writing this blog because I want to share with other readers an activity that I highly recommend go on their future calendars.
Those of us who enjoy reading and group discussions got the opportunity to expand their connections with others and engage in a lively discussion. Since no two people read a book exactly the same, the book club experience is always rich. And then to have the author discuss it along with us and openly answer questions, that’s a big bonus. A shout-out to Julie Carpenter for arranging for the author to join us.
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