The Talmud is a doorway into self-discovery. Containing 800 years of spiritual inquiry, the Talmud has, for 2000 more, beckoned generations of seekers who'd like to better understand the Jewish quest for answers to life's greatest puzzles: right and wrong, pain and struggle, the existence of God, death.  To sign up, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and get yourself a copy of Koren Talmud Bavli, Vol 1: Tractate Berakhot (English and Hebrew Edition).  Scheduled classes: Thursdays, October 17, 24 and 31, Nov 7, 14 and 21.

 

 

 

 

Hevra Torah Learning, Saturdays 9:15-10:15 am
Good conversation on the weekly Torah parashah is always happening.  Drop by any Shabbat morning!

Our ever popular Current Events continues on the third Wednesday of each month. There is a lot going on in the world. Come and have a cup of coffee and share your views and concerns. An agenda will be emailed to participants ahead of the meeting. 

Next Meeting:  Wed, November 20, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Wed, Nov 16 at 2:00 pm - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Facilitated by Sue Galin

Eleanor is profoundly lonely.  She has no friends or office mates to talk to but she can laugh at herself.  Over the course of the narrative, she slowly begins to interact with other people and her life changes.

 

Wed, Dec 11 at 2:00 pm - The Testaments
by Margaret Atwood
Facilitated by Jeanne Bodin


This is Margaret Atwood's follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale, written 35 years after that seminal novel. In that time, we have seen many of those ideas become eerily real, including new laws restricting wormen's rights. In the sequel, several of the handmaids and their offspring have been helped to freedom by the "Underground Femaleroad," showing that Atwood is willing to entertain that goodness might win the day. Along the way, she challenges us to see our toxic world anew.

 

 

Join us for lunch, good company and knowledge on the following dates from
11:30 am - 1:00 pm:

  • Wed, Oct 16-    Walter Schwartz will enlighten us about Adolph Lewison and Felix Warburg, two powerful men who contributed to Westchester County and the Jewish community.
  • Wed, Nov 20 -   Building Jewish Communities Today, facilitated by Rabbi Joan Farber.
  • Wed, Dec 18 -   Peace, Love, and Music: A Woodstock Retrospective and Celebration, with Rabbi Billy and the Levins 
  • Wed, Jan 15 -    DOROT, Patricia Cipora will share about DOROT's fabulous new program space and the many programs DOROT provides for Jewish seniors.
  • Wed, Feb 19 -   Nutritious Meals for Seniors, with Jenna Lebowich.
  • Wed, Mar 18 -   Chagal, travel with Rabbi Mara to see the Chagall windows in Tarrytown. (No charge/no lunch)
  • Wed, May 20 -   123 Organize, world class professional organizers from 123 Organize will speak about everything from moving, downsizing, to just organizing your environment to simplify your life.
  • Wed, Jun 17  -   We'll view a film by Seymon Pinkosov illustrating thew treatment of Jews by the Nazis on the Philippine Islands.

 Click here to sign up.  Cost $10 per session; $65 if you sign up for all 8 sessions

Sat, Jan 11 at 4:30 pm:  Night Games: And Other Stories and Novellas, by Arthur Schnitzler, John Simon, Margret Schaefer (Translator)  Facilitated by Cantor Jonathan

This collection of short works include translations of nine of Arthur Schnitzler's most important stories and novellas, including "Dream Story," on which Stanley Kubrick based his widely acclaimed film "Eyes Wide Shut." Schnitzler creates memorable characters and stories that are comic, tragic, powerful, and psychologically compelling tales of love, sex, and death that often surprise.They are as fresh and relevant to us today, a century later, as when they were first written. A light snack and Havdalah will follow.

At our first meeting on October 26, Cantor Jonathan will facilitate a discussion of Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander, a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son's failure to say Kaddish for his father to the horror and dismay of his sister. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to recite the prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest. Followed by a light snack, and Havdalah of course!

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