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FALL 2021- WINTER 2022

Torah Study with Rabbi Singer
Saturdays 10-11:30 AM, on Zoom

2022: April 23; May 7, 21

Rabbi Suzanne Singer, The Book of Job: How Do We Understand Evil in the World - Thursday April 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 at 6PM, on Zoom
A four-part series: 1. The suffering of the Innocent. 2. Job's Outrage. 3. Reward and Punishment. 4. God's Response.

Money, Mitzvah and Meaning: How to Live the Life You Want with Howard Jay Rubin Thursday, May 12, 6 PM on Zoom
Howard will present an updated approach to planning and handling one's finances known as Financial Life Planning. This method puts Meaning, Joy and Purpose first, and views money as a way to support the life you really want to live, rather than the other way around. In leading this discussion, Howard will draw on his practical experience as an investment and financial planner, studies in psychology and personal growth, and on the richness of the Jewish perspective on money and leading a deeply meaningful life. Participants will also be led in practical exercises to help understand finances in a new uplifting light. As an additional offering, Howard will make himself available after the Zoom session for any individual financial questions participants may have.

Howard Jay Rubin, CFP RLP has followed a rather unique vocational path, moving directly from a degree in Psychology from Duke University, into a 25 year career as a performing magician, and finally into a thriving incarnation as an Investment Advisor and Certified Financial Planner. For the past 12 years, Howard has served hundreds of clients both locally and nationally. His practice has always been focused on helping people successfully manage their finances through major life transitions, such as the loss of a loved one, divorce, and moving towards - and through - retirement. In recent years, he has also added an emphasis on the personal side of a client's financial life, becoming an RLP (Registered Life Planner) as well.

Previous Events

Yom Hashoah: Screening and Service
Screening of “I Danced for the Angel of Death: The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story.” At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengel (The Angel of Death),  forced her to dance for his amusement. This dance saved her life. The documentary's director, Ron Small, won the 2021 Emmy Award for Long Form Feature. Following the screening we will offer a meaningful service.

Dr. Steven Windmueller: Understanding the Changing Nature of Modern Anti-Semitism and Political Hate
What we will need to know in fighting contemporary hate in America, Israel and beyond.
Dr. Windmueller, an astute analyst of modern-day Jewish trends. is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) in Los Angeles.

There are a few articles to read:
"Everybody Hates the Jews" by Bari Weiss.
"The New Anti-Semitism - The Delegitimization of the Jewish People" by Dr. Steven Windmueller.
Why Now? Why Here? Understanding the Rise of Anti-Semitism in America by Dr. Steven Windmueller.

Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld
A Tour of Eastern Europe - We Are Alive - This focuses on Prague, Svihov (Czech Republic), and Warsaw. Focusing on Jewish life as it was, good and bad, the contrast between the Shoah and today, for example, in Warsaw, looking at a skyscraper by Daniel Libeskind towering over the remnant of the Ghetto wall.
Quantum Leaps in Jewish History Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld- A look at the huge changs in Judaism focusing on Sinai, the destructions of the Temples in 586 and 70, and the Napoleonic Sanhedrin which led to the Reform Movement.

Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld has served congregations in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Buffalo, NY; and Anchorage, Alaska. He has been engaged in interfaith dialogue throughout hus career and has taught college--level courses in New York and Alaska. His hobbies include salmon fishing.


Rabbi Dr. Joshua Garroway: A Jewish Utopia: Can We Really Repair the World? 
Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., serves as the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Professor of Early Christianity and Second Commonwealth at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. His first book, Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both explores the ways in which Paul's epistle to the Romans constructs Jewish identity, and the role this played in the emergence of Christianity.

Why We Became Rabbis: Rabbis Singer, Lotker and Koch
Rabbis Suzanne Singer, Michael Lotker and Annette Koch are all second career rabbis. What motivated them to make a career change mid-life, from television producer, physicist and lawyer respectively?



Tue, May 24 2022 23 Iyar 5782