Our Virtual Community
Programs & Classes
Katz Family Library Book Group
Wednesday, October 20 at
The book group will meet via Zoom to discuss "Lilyville"_ _by Tovah Feldshuh.
The beloved actress, best known for performances in such stage productions as Golda’s Balcony and Yentl, describes how her complicated relationship with a perfectionist mother shaped her perspectives on success, fame and traditional gender roles. Through their evolving relationship and recollections of the author’s remarkable career, we see how expectations for women have changed during the two women’s lifetimes. Insightful, heartwarming and funny, this memoir has been enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike. Contact the TBE office for the Zoom link.
A Taste of "Wise Aging" with Rabbi Elana Zaiman
Wednesday, October 27 & November 3 at 7:00 pm
The purpose of Wise Aging is to bring together women in their second and third chapters of life to create a supportive space for reflection: on our lives, our bodies, and our relationships, on loss, forgiveness, reconciliation, illness, death and dying, and legacy, and on cultivating spiritual qualities for well-being. Together, we will engage in learning, discussion, writing, and meditation as we explore the internal wisdom each of us brings to the table. Our goal is to create and deepen our connection with ourselves and each other.
The New Testament
Sunday, October 31, November 14, November 28 & December 12 at 10:15 am
The New Testament is not simply rooted in Judaism, it is also a document within Jewish history, in a particularly important and stressful period, the end of the Second Temple era. The letters of Paul, a Pharisee, were written a few years before the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, and the Gospels were written shortly after. Most of the authors of the various New Testament texts were Jews, writing from a deeply Jewish context about such fundamentally Jewish beliefs as the coming of the Messiah and the ultimate sovereignty of God, as proclaimed by the prophets.
Author Mark Oppenheimer to Discuss Book about Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting
Wednesday, November 10
at 7:00 pm
The Springfield JCC and TBE are sponsoring this in-person program at the JCC with Springfield native Mark Oppenheimer, author of "Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood." On October 27, 2018, a gunman killed 11 Jews who were worshiping at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. This was the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in American history. Many neighborhoods would be understandably consumed by despair after such an event, but not this one.
Torah for the Day
Monday-Friday 8:00 am via Zoom
Sunday-Thursday 5:45 pm via Zoom