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2020 Lecture Series schedule

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Thursday, Feb. 13th 10:30AM to 12:00PM Jewish New York
Jewish America started in NYC.  Explore highlights that include Temple Emanu-El, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, Zabars, Henny Youngman and the garment industry. 
Presented by Marty Schneit.   
Thursday, Feb. 27th   10:30AM to 12:00PM What is Talmud
What Talmud really is and why it is central to our Judaism will be explored.  Learn how “The Rabbis” interpreted the written word of Torah. 
Presented by Prof. David Sperling, TINW Scholar-in-Residence
Thursday, Mar. 12th   10:30AM to 12:00PM A Touch of Yiddish
Remember when your parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish so that you wouldn’t understand what they were saying?  Didn’t you always want to learn what those phrases meant?  You won’t leave fluent, but you might be inspired to learn more. 
Presented by Prof. David Sperling, TINW Scholar-in-Residence
Thursday, Mar. 19th 7:30PM to 9:00PM Feisty Jews
From the days of the Maccabees, Jews have fought back against tyranny, anti-Semitism and injustice.  Journey through history as we put the spotlight on those who fought for the Jewish people against all odds.
Presented by Bruce Appelbaum
Thursday, Apr. 23rd   12:00PM to 2:00PM J.E.W.E.L. Reprising: My Dual Career
Jack Judd, our Temple historian will reprise a presentation given last year and will tell 
personal stories about his life's work.
Presented by Dr. Jack Judd. 
Thursday, May 21st 7:30PM to 9:00PM Brotherhood Movie Night
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler...A remarkable hero of WWII who saved 2,500 children during the German occupation of Poland.


More Event Information

Evening Lectures are sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood. All other lectures are presented by J.E.W.E.L (Jewish Education While Eating Lunch) and Adult Education of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester.

All events are held in the Roth Family Community Room and are open to Temple members and members of the community at no charge.  Light refreshments will be served.  For the J.E.W.E.L presentations, bring your own lunch…we’ll supply the coffee and cookies.

2019 Lecture Series schedule

Thursday, Oct. 24th   10:30AM to 12:00PM Jewish Cowboys
Yes, there really were Jewish cowboys, and we’re not just talking the “Frisco Kid”.  Come hear about these brave and not so brave pioneers of the West.  Saddle up and learn about this special piece of Americana. 
Presented by Rabbi Shoshana Hantman

Wednesday, Nov. 6th 7:30PM to 9:00PM Israel’s Game of Thrones, Part II
Last season’s Game of Thrones generated a great deal of interest. So, we return with part II.  You’re sure to learn things you never thought could happened as we continue our journey through history. 
Presented by Rabbi Jennifer Jaech
Thursday, Nov. 14th   10:30AM to 12:00PM The Hidden Lives of Biblical Women
No need to be a biblical scholar.  Come hear the “feminine side” of our ancient story. 
Presented by Rabbi Shoshana Hantman
Thursday, Nov. 21st    12:00PM to 2:00PM J.E.W.E.L. Historians Examine Anti-Semitism The many tentacles of anti-Semitism stretch covertly into all areas of society, culture and finance and overtly as outright prejudice.  We will examine the many diverse components that add up to anti-Semitism. 
Presented by Dr. Jack Judd
Thursday, Dec. 12th 7:30PM to 9:00PM The Star Spangled Banner
Written in 1814, “The Star Spangled Banner” is the most controversial song in US
history and continues to inflame passions to this day.  Hear fascinating hidden history about our nation’s national anthem.
Presented by Mark Ferris
Thursday Dec. 19th 10:30AM to 12:00PM The Borscht Belt
Visit this remarkable place and the remarkable people who created it.  Hear about the many sites and personalities that made the Borscht Belt the phenomenon
 it was. 
Presented by Marty Schneit
Tue, June 2 2020 10 Sivan 5780