Join us for one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect and engage with your fellow congregants!
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El
Please join us for one hour after your work day, as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice, led by our special “Guru in Residence”. You will leave this session with tools that you can incorporate into your daily practice.
Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared for an awakening experience.
Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration Featuring: THE MACCABEATS
Monday, May 1, 2017
5:00 pm Registration, activities for children, food available for purchase
6:00 pm Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration & musical performance by THE MACCABEATS
We’ve reached capacity for this event. If you’re interested in being added to our waitlist, please fill out this form: jnf.org/sfyh17
You won’t want to miss THE MACCABEATS — viral YouTube sensation stars, the joyous men’s a cappella group dedicated to Jewish, Israeli & American songs. Perfect for the whole family, their impeccable artistry and eclectic style combines beautiful melodies and upbeat tempos. What a wonderful way to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut together!
Emanu-El Special Guest Speaker:
New York Times Columnist & Jerusalem Post Pulitzer Prize Journalist
Subject: Opportunities and Challenges for America and Israel in Today’s Political Climate
Must RSVP. There will be no onsite registration.
Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the Wall Street Journal’s foreign-affairs columnist, for which he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is the Journal’s deputy editorial-page editor, responsible for the opinion sections of the paper’s sister editions in Europe and Asia, and a member of the editorial board. He is also a regular panelist on the Journal Editorial Report, a weekly political talk show carried nationally by the Fox News Channel.
Mr. Stephens has reported stories from around the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza and Egypt, and interviewed scores of world leaders, including every Israeli Prime Minister since Shimon Peres. In November 2014 Sentinel Books, published his first book, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.
This program is co-sponsored by AIPAC and Congregation Emanu-El’s Israel Action Committee.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt’s book, JewAsian – Race, Religion and Identity for American’s Newest Jews, explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong. Using in-depth interviews with couples and the children of Jewish American and Asian American marriages, Kim and Leavitt’s research sheds much-needed light on the everyday lives of these partnerships and how their children negotiate their own identities in the twenty-first century.
Cost: $150 congregant/$250 non-congregant couple
Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond helps participants cultivate the foundational tools for a successful life together while simultaneously building a community of peers. Emanu-El co-facilitates each class along with Yael Melamed, psychotherapist and relationship expert.
Assessing the challenges of communication
Develop skills for conflict resolution
Please email Monica Pevzner if you have any questions or are interested in future sessions.
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