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News from Congregatings!

Our programs and Current Event (discontinued) sessions are open to all; your attendance is encouraged.

You may have MISSED:

August 22 The panel discussion on “The Culture of Hate” and the impact on the victims and perpetrators was held in the Wolk Family Center of TBK.
​The panelists were

  • Senior Rabbi Stein of TBK,
  • Dr.Angela Sims new President of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
  • Adrian Hale Strategic Initiatives Manager Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Tabassam Javed President and Board Member of the Islamic Center of Rochester. 

There were ~ 80 attendees who heard the incisive commentary of the panelists and their responses to the several comments and questions from the audience.  The attendees agreed that a follow up program should be pursued, tentatively scheduled for April, 23, 2020.

UPCOMING:

September 26  Ralph Meranto, JCC Director of Arts & Culture will present “The Jews of Broadway;” in the Adult Lounge of TBK, brown bag lunch at noon, program at 12:15. 

October 24      Grant Holcomb, Director Emeritus of Memorial Art Gallery presents “Abraham Lincoln in American Art;” in the Adult Lounge of TBK, brown bag lunch at noon, program at 12:15.

November 21  Rabbi Michael Silbert, Temple Beth David, will talk about “Judaism in South Africa;” in the Adult Lounge of TBK, brown bag lunch at noon, program at 12:15. 

December 19   Chanukah party with latkes, salads and dessert

January and February no programs – Winter break!

Suggestions for future programs are welcome and encouraged!

** Please exclude pork and shellfish products and mixed meat and dairy items

Parashat

Parashat Vayera
November 15, 2019

In this Torah portion, three guests arrive at Abraham and Sarah’s tent. They inform Abraham that God will give the elderly Sarah a child. The prophesy comes true, and they name their son Isaac. God informs Abraham that Sodom and Gomorrah will be destroyed, though Abraham attempts to convince God otherwise. God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham obliges but is told that it was a test of faith and offers a ram to sacrifice instead.

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