|Wednesday, February 22
4:45pm - Hebrew School
Thursday, February 23
4:45pm - Advanced Adult Hebrew
Friday, February 24
8:30am - Clothing Donation Drop-off at JCC until 3:00pm (for Come In Out of the Cold)
Saturday, February 25
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services led by Rabbi Debra Dressler. Kiddush hosted by Davida Sobel in memory of her mother, Esther Woolf.
12:00pm - Torah Study
7:00pm - Temple Israel Bowling at Fleetway (see below for details)
7:00pm - Clothing Donation Drop-off at JCC until 10:00pm (for Come In Out of the Cold)
Sunday, February 26
9:30am - Religious School
10:30am - Gift Shop open until 12:30pm (see below for details)
12:00pm - Come In Out of the Cold Luncheon at JCC
3:00pm - Board Meeting at TI
Monday, February 27
7:30pm - JEM at JCC - Why Abraham? How the Father of Many Nations Got the Job ~ Andrea Di Giovanni (see below for details)
Tuesday, February 28
12:00pm - Lunch and Learn
7:00pm - Introductory Adult Hebrew
Wednesday, March 1
4:45pm - Hebrew School
Thursday, March 2
4:00pm - City of London Public Meeting at JCC
4:45pm - Advanced Adult Hebrew
Friday, March 3
6:00pm - “Preneg” snacks before services
6:30pm - Shabbat Evening Services led by Rabbi Dressler, with student participation
Saturday, March 4
1:30pm - Book Club - We will be discussing As a Driven Leaf, by Milton Steinberg. All are welcome to join.
3:00pm - Shabbat Shiur Afternoon Text Study and Havdalah - Halachah and Hot Topics
Sunday, March 5 -
9:30am - Religious School
11:00am - Kindergarten Experience - Purim
12:00pm - Family Purim Lunch and Program at TI (see below for details)
2:00pm - JIC - Holidays
Gift Shop Open
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Sunday, February 26 , 2017
The Temple Israel Gift Shop will be open every other Sunday from 10:30am - 12:30pm.
The next date it will be open is Sunday, March 12.
Looking for a Prescription for February cabin Fever?
Come out and have a BALL at our FUN-Raiser -
2 hours of BOWLING for ALL ages
Surely you can SPARE the time and will SCORE big with all those you bring along
Bubbies and Zaidies, bring your grandchildren, children bring your parents, everyone,
PIN down any friend looking for a fun evening out.
Sat. Feb. 25 - 7:00-9:00
Fleetway - 720 Proudfoot Lane
$22 per adult
$18 per child or senior
Including shoe rental
Refreshments available for purchase
Prizes!!! Most outlandish costume, most strikes, most 'honest' bowler
RSVP by Tues. Feb. 21 - email@example.com or 519-858-4400
@ TEMPLE ISRAEL of LONDON
Saturday, March 11, 2017
A “potluck” evening of comedy, in which you are invited to bring humorous material* to help us celebrate Purim together.
*including YouTube videos, audio material (we will have a screen and computer), stand-up joke-telling, etc.
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE, so come for a healthy dose!
Come to entertain or be entertained!
Open to all - bring your friends!
$18 if paid for at the office by Wednesday, March 8
$25 at the door
650 Windermere Road - (519) 858-4400
Refreshments sponsored by Gail Bass
Evening in memory of her husband, Martin
Caution: side effects may include sore cheeks – from too much laughing!
|JEM at JCC
February 27: Why Abraham? How the Father of Many Nations Got the Job ~ Andrea Di Giovanni
When G-d tells Abraham to get up and go to a new country, the biblical account gives no detail about why Abraham is chosen and what he might have done to merit such Divine favour. Ancient thinkers developed ingenious solutions to answer the question, “Why Abraham?” Tonight’s presentation will examine some of the ways in which these ancient writers responded to the biblical story and, in the process, developed a fuller portrait of Abraham.
Andrea Di Giovanni holds degrees in English Literature and Theology from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College, and teaches Biblical Studies at King’s University College and St. Peter’s Seminary in London. Her areas of interest centre on constructions of social identity in Ancient Israel and how these are expressed in ritual and movement. Last year, she delighted the JEM audience with her presentation on ancient family structures.
March 6: The Jewish Invention of Frankenstein? The Golem in Jewish Folklore ~ Chaya Halberstam
This talk explores the history of the Golem in Jewish folklore, from the Talmud to kitschy souvenir shops in Prague. Rather than there being one “authentic” Golem story, the story of the clay monster animated by Rabbis wielding near-divine power continually mutates to reflect the needs – and fears – of various Jewish communities.
Chaya Halberstam received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University, and is a Professor at King’s University College in London. She specializes in Ancient Judaism and the Hebrew Bible. She authored Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature (Indiana University Press, 2010). Her current research extends her work on ancient Jewish law and literature.
March 13: Their Stories, Our Stories: Yiddish Women Writers ~ Frieda Forman
This presentation will explore the lives and works of twentieth century Yiddish women writers in Europe, North America, and Israel. Family life, gender relations, work, education, and creative aspirations are all recurring themes. A significant component of this presentation is the varied depiction of migration and the Holocaust, and its aftermath.
For over 40 years, Vienna-born Frieda Forman has been a teacher, writer, scholar, and translator in the fields of Philosophy, Jewish Studies, and Women’s Studies. She attended Hebrew College in Boston, and was the founder and director of the Women’s Educational Resources Centre at OISE/University of Toronto, where she is currently an Associate Scholar. Her publications include Taking Our Time: Feminist Perspectives of Temporalit. Currently, she is writing a memoir of her refugee years in Switzerland during World War II.
March 20: The Ancient Roots of Jewish Holidays ~ David Lipovitch
How much do you know about the influences of other cultures on Jewish holidays and traditions? Are you intrigued by antiquity and archaeology? Through an examination of historical and archaeological material from the ancient Near East, learn about the fascinating roots of modern Jewish holidays.
David Lipovitch has an Honours BA from the University of Toronto in anthropology and the archaeology of the ancient Near East, and a PhD in Hebrew Bible and archaeology from Harvard University. He has worked on excavations in Ontario, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. He is currently a course instructor in Laurier’s History department, a Research Affiliate at the U of T, and the zooarchaeologist at their excavations at Tell Ta’yinat, Turkey.
This presentation is sponsored by Ronnee Alter, in memory of her husband, Lloyd.
March 27: Musical Instruments During Shabbat and Festivals Services: Yes? No? If No, Why Not? ~ Joe Gilbert
During Temple times, music was part of Shabbat and Festival services. After the loss of the Temple and as the Synagogue became the place of community prayer, the Rabbis decreed that instruments must not be played. What were the reasons for this ban? How and why did the Reform branch of Judaism re-introduce instruments during prayer in the 19th Century? This talk will trace the evolution of the use of music in services in various branches of Judaism.
Dr. Joseph Gilbert is a retired physician. He has lectured on such topics as Felix Mendelssohn, French Opera and Anti-Semitism, Jewish Folk Tales in opera, The Dybbuk, The Golem, and “Degenerate” Music. He continues his medical and science interest as Chair of the Health Research Ethics Board at Western University.
This presentation is sponsored by Jack and Ricky Pasternak.
JEM will return in the autumn of 2017 with its 13th year of edifying, stimulating, and entertaining presentations.
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