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Programs & Classes
Jews, the Art World & Jewish Collectors
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 pm
This is the second in our "Jews & Art" Zoom series with Simon Sibelman. During the course of the 19th century, as art became a commodity, Jews stepped into the forefront of emerging markets. This lecture will explore how this occurred, and we will discuss several of the individuals of the major Jewish collectors. In particular, we will focus on one one specific collector, Moise de Camondo, and what became of his family and collection. Contact the TBE office for the Zoom link.
Latkes & Vodka Adult Hanukkah Party
Saturday, December 17 at 6:30 pm
Come spin the dreidel and play other games! Bring your own hanukkiah and candles to light. The menu includes: Hanukkah signature cocktail, latke bar, salad bar, soup bar & dessert. The cost is $25 per person. Tables of 8 may be reserved. You are welcome to bring your own bottle of kosher wine to share with your table. R.S.V.P. by December 13 by clicking here
Katz Family Library Book Group
Wednesday, December 23 at 10:30 am
The book group will meet via Zoom to discuss "People Love Dead Jews" by prizewinning author Dara Horn. Often asked by major publications to write on subjects related to Jewish culture--and increasingly in response to a recent wave of deadly antisemitic attacks--Horn was troubled to realize what all of these assignments had in common: she was being asked to write about dead Jews, never about living ones. In these essays, Horn reflects on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank, the mythology that Jewish family names were changed at Ellis Island, the blockbuster traveling exhibition "Auschwitz", the marketing of the Jewish history of Harbin, China, and the little-known life of the "righteous Gentile" Varian Fry. Throughout, she challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths, and so little respect for Jewish lives unfolding in the present.
Contact the TBE office for the Zoom link.
August 28, 2022
Our fundraiser honoring Rabbi Amy Wallk for her 15 years of leadership at Temple Beth El was spectacular! From the cocktail reception with background music by Shalom Orchestra, to the Broadway-quality concert featuring Cantor Magda Fishman, and the dessert buffet, it was quite an evening. Thank you to the committee members, the staff, and our many generous donors and attendees for making the event such a success!
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Click here to watch a recording of the concert.