We remember the legacy of the Jews of what is now the Czech Republic and the Torahs that were rescued from the ashes of the Holocaust in a beautiful program set for Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. This year marks 50 years since 1564 Torahs were transported from Prague to the Westminster Synagogue in London, and from there, sent to synagogues around the world. We are privileged to have three of these scrolls on permanent loan. The program will honor the Jewish communities that were “home” to these Torahs, sharing the stories and the memories that did not perish in the Holocaust. The program is free to the community.
by Sunday, November 2.
"In Ben's Footsteps" chronicles an Israeli family's method of working through the pain of losing their son, who was killed in action on the final day of hostilities in the 2nd War with Lebanon. To honor his memory, family and friends retraced the fallen 25 year-old's transformative horseback journey through Mongolia. This 55-minute film was professionally produced for Israeli TV Channel 1 and aired in Israel. This event, presented by the Israel Advocacy Committee, is FREE and open to the public.Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel.
"Metallic Blues" is a tragic-comedy about two Israeli car salesmen and their effort to sell a rare Lincoln Continental limo. See this film for free on Monday,November 10, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel with discussion to follow led by congregant Phyllis Sorof.
Responsible, behind the scenes, for negotiating for the release of Gilad Shalit, we welcome Gershon Baskin, author of the book "The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Schalit from Hamas" to Beth Am on Friday, November 14. He will speak immediately following the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service. Baskin, a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, will speak on “Israel’s Outlook after Operation Protective Edge.” He is the founder and co-chairman of "Israel Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives," dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of "two-states for two peoples" solution.
Beth Am is thrilled to sponsor the Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival: Liberty, Food & Justice For All! Join us for a day-long festival of DIY workshops, hands-on learning experiences, food demos, marketplace shopping, text study, and discussion on local food, sustainable agriculture, and Jewish living on Sunday, November 16 at Adath Israel in Merion. Registration is now open! Learn more: hazon.org/phillyfoodfestival.
FORTE! Join the celebration for Rabbi Leib’s 25th Anniversary when this incredible trio of tenors, featuring Josh Page, nephew of Randy and Rabbi, will perform at the Keswick Theatre, Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. FORTE were finalists on America’s Got Talent. Use the form available in Temple Topics to order your tickets, available from the Administrative Office only until November 10. We have reserved a block of tickets and they are going fast. Tickets are on sale to the general public through the Keswick box office.
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