Thursday, November 7* | 12:30 pm
Friday, November 8 | 8:00 pm
In observance of Interfaithways Month, we are privileged to host Edmund Case, author of Radical Inclusion: Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future. Edmund Case is the founder of Interfaith Family, the leading nonprofit supporting interfaith families exploring Jewish life. Engaging in Jewish life can be a source of deep value and meaning, not only for Jews, but equally for their partners from other faith traditions and most importantly for their children. Through historical context, statistics, personal narratives, and practical guidance, Edmund Case will chart three road maps to adopt radically inclusive attitudes and policies to revitalize and sustain Jewish tradition. Join us as we learn to adapt his message of inclusion within our own congregation.
Copies of Radical Inclusion: Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future will be on sale and during the Oneg, the author will be available to sign copies.
Sunday, November 10 | 10:00 am
Jane Bernstein, author of The Face Tells
the Secret, comes from Pittsburgh where she is a teacher in the creative writing program at Carnegie Melon University.
In The Face Tells the Secret, everything has been hidden from Roxanne G.—her birth name, her sister, her family history—until her “boyfriend” tries to ingratiate himself by flying in her estranged mother from Tel Aviv. That visit is the start of a tumultuous journey, in which she first learns about a profoundly disabled sister who lives in a residential community in the Galilee, and later begins to unearth disturbing long-held family secrets.
Her book is dedicated to Hinda Haskell, a long time member of our Temple and a choir member for 30 years. Coffee and bagels
will be served at 9:30 am. Join us to hear Jane’s heartfelt tale and how she came to write her story.