Scholar-in-Residence: Marsha Bryan Edelman, May 3-4 Well-known scholar of Jewish music Marsha Bryan Edelman will be performing and teaching as Scholar-in-Residence at Netivot Shalom during Shabbat, May 3-4. Erev Shabbat, May 3: Please join us for Shabbat dinner, discussion, and singing! Following dinner, Dr. Edelman will perform with a choir organized from the Netivot Shalom community. Cost for dinner is $12/adult and $5/child. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and either pay online at www.netivotshalom.org and use the "Make a Donation" tab and enter "Marsha Edelman dinner" in the description field; or send a check to Congregation Netivot Shalom and write "Marsha Edelman dinner" on the memo line. Shabbat, May 4: Dr. Edelman will deliver the drash, lead us in a special musical musaf, and present the after-Birkat haMazon learning! The after-Birkat program (following the Kiddush) will include a teaching and a performance, again with the Netivot-formed choir. Please join us for what promises to be a richly musical and educational Shabbat! This Scholar-in-Residence Program is funded in part by the Kelman Liturgy Fund.
"The Jewish Origins of Christianity; or how A Rabbinic 'Scholar' Sees the World Differently," with Rabbi Harry A. Manhoff, PhD. - Mondays, May 6, 13, and 20, at CNS Rabbi Manhoff will lead a 3-part teaching on the Jewish origins of Christianity. Topics include "Jesus and His Jewish Neighbors, or Why the Pharisees Were Not the Rabbis!"; the Hebrew and Aramaic composition of the Synoptic Gospels; and the Halakhah of Saul of Tarsus (aka Paul). Tuition: $30. To register, please email email@example.com. No one turned away for lack of funds. No one turned away for lack of funds.
"The Development of 'Secular' Judaism in Israel": Origins and Expressions with Muki Tzur, After-Birkat haMazon Learning, Shabbat, May 11 - Muki Tzur was born in Jerusalem. He holds a degree in Philosophy and Kabbalah from the Hebrew University. He is a prolific writer and is also a lecturer at Jordan Valley College. Muki is one of the founders of Kibbutz Ein Gev, he served as editor of Shdemot, a literary digest of the Kibbutz Movement, and he also served as Secretary General of the United Kibbutz Movement. Muki is a senior educator at BINA a "Secular Yeshiva" in Tel Aviv. (In Israel, the term "secular" includes those who are Jewishly observant but not Orthodox.)
Author book talk and signing: Marty Brounstein, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, Sunday, May 19, 10:3 0am - San Francisco Bay Area author Marty Brounstein will talk about his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. This is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage, and rescue, involving a Christian couple in the Netherlands who saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. The story also has a meaningful personal connection to the author, which he will share with us. Book signing follows the presentation. Free and open to all. Morning minyan, 9:30am, and light refreshments will precede this event.
SINGING COMMUNITIES INTENSIVE - June 17-20, 2013 at CNS (co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica, Netivot Shalom and Kevah). What is the intersection between music, spirituality and prayer? Join Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Dorothy Richman for a four-day interactive exploration of Nusach (prayer chants), Nigunim (melodies), and classical Jewish-Musical texts. Joey is an energetic and inspiring Baal Tefilah and musician. For more information, and to register: lehrhaus.org . For questions, group rates and scholarships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org