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This week via ZOOM with Rabbi Dr. J.B. Sacks
and Congregation Am HaYam
If you are interested in participating in the next Significant Jewish Book Club with discussion led by Fran Lande of Am HaYam
to be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm,
the book will be "The Volunteer" by Jack Fairweather.
It is available on Kindle and through Amazon.com. Remember to order with Amazon Smile and support
Beth Shalom-East Valley Jewish Community Center
when you order!
All previously scheduled
Beth Shalom events
have been postponed
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
with information about how to join.
Please join The Jewish Federation President & CEO, Jay Sanderson, in conversation with Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback as they address the question, How Do We Move Forward During Turbulent Times? This crucial discussion will focus on how our Jewish community is grappling with the realities of COVID-19 and how best to proceed together to lead the Jewish community to a strong future.
If you have a question you would like addressed during the webinar, please submit it in advance to Melissa York.
HANK GREENBERG: THE HERO WHO DIDN'T WANT TO BE ONE
July 9th, 2020, 4:00 - 5:30pm PT
A conversation with Mark Kurlansky.
During this summer without baseball, dive into this inspiring story of a Bronx ballplayer turned role model. Bestselling author Mark Kurlansky will explore the life of baseball legend Hank Greenberg in conversation with Rabbi Cosgrove. They will discuss Greenberg’s spectacular discipline as an aspiring ballplayer, the complexity of his decision not to play on Yom Kippur, and the cultural context of virulent anti-Semitism in which his career played out. REGISTER
HOUDINI: THE ELUSIVE AMERICAN
August 12th, 2020, 9:00am - 10:30am PT
A conversation with Adam Begley.
In his biography, notable author Adam Begley explores the life of Houdini, the world’s greatest escape artist. Begley speaks with Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of Park Avenue Synagogue about the Master Mystifier’s rise to fame and his most famous death-defying feats to uncover why such a talented performed risked his life again and again. REGISTER
Visit Israel LIVE from Your Living Room Enjoy a side of Israel you have never seen guided by a licensed Tour Guide.
Join a "busload" of participants and experience biblical and modern Israel, famous tourist sites, and off-the-beaten-path sites, Jewish National Fund projects and places, and hidden gems ‑ all from the comfort of your own home. See the Old City of Jerusalem, Ayalon Institute, Rosh Ha'Nikra, Akko, JNF's Sderot Indoor Recreation Center, Be'er Sheva, Timna Park, and more without even leaving your house! It's the next, best thing. Cost Your $50 registration fee ($36 for JNFuture tours) per Zoom spot includes a week of touring. Invite your household to come along on the journey. How It Works For one week, join us for one hour a day (Monday through Thursday) for live touring of Israel. After a short break, log back in for a one‑hour social dinner/cocktail hour. Friday will feature a one‑hour pre‑Shabbat experience. Make a Difference Show your support. Proceeds will benefit tourism in Israel.