Jewish Genealogical Society
Sunday, February 1 | 1:30 pm
Writer Glenn Kurtz will trace his remarkable four-year journey to identify the people in his grandfather's home movie from 1938, as documented in his new book, Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film. As part of the USHMM's permanent collection, the film serves as a memorial to an entire community-an entire culture-that was annihilated in the Holocaust.
You do not need to be doing genealogy to enjoy this program .All are welcome. If you have any genealogy questions, you may come at 1:00 PM - we have a table with several reference books and some senior members to provide help. If you have any questions about the meeting, you may contact Avivah Pinski.
Lunch with the Rabbi
Center City: Tuesday, February 10 | noon
King of Prussia: Tuesday, February 24 | 12:15pm
Please join us for some stimulating lunchtime conversation and learning with Rabbi Straus. Bring your lunch and a friend (who need not be an MLRT congregant). Steven and Chuck will supply beverages and dessert and Rabbi Straus will serve up the discussion. RSVP directly to either Steven or Chuck. Even if you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to come.
Chuck Forer hosts lunch in his Center City office at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Two Liberty Place, North Bldg Entrance, 22nd floor, 50 South 16th Street, Philadelphia. To RSVP to the Center City Lunch with the Rabbi, please contact Chuck.
Steven Handleman hosts lunch at his office at Parkview Towers, 1150 First Avenue, Suite 450 (4th Floor), King of Prussia, PA. (This is the building adjacent to, and to the right of the Valley Forge Radisson and Casino.) To RSVP to the King of Prussia Lunch with the Rabbi, please contact Steven.
Current Events Hasbara
Tuesday, February 17 | 7:30 pm
Forward Thinking: Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, February 3 | 12:15 pm
Join Rabbi Straus for a thought-provoking lunchtime discussion of selected articles from The Daily Forward. Bring your own lunch; beverages will be provided. (Next meeting, Tuesday, March 3.)
Short Story Discussions
Thursday, February 19 | 12:00 pm
Our February selection is drawn from a book that has generated much excitement in the Jewish book world and has earned favorable reviews. The collection is based on The Talmud and author Ruth Calderon (look her up and see why she is such a sensation) rewrote these tales in a provocative manner. The book is titled, A Bridge for One Night: Talmud Tales and we will read the story by the same name. Come to the library
for a copy of this story that will surely present us with an inspiring challenge.
Thursday, March 12 | 12:00 pm
Our March short story is from a collection titled, The Quiet Americans by Erika Dreifus, an author whose stories we have enjoyed in the past. This contemporary story concerns a man who uses the internet for a genealogical research hobby and what he learns about his family. The title is, "Mishpocha." Please join us for this discussion.
To Be Certain of the Dawn
Sunday, March 22 | 4:00 pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Join us for the Philadelphia premier of acclaimed composer Stephen Paulus', To Be Certain of the Dawn. Under the direction of Jeffrey Brillhart (Music Director of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church), this concert will feature full orchestra and the choirs of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and Bryn Mawr Presbyterian. To Be Certain of the Dawn is a Holocaust Memorial Oratorio to honor two important anniversaries: the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps and the 40th anniversary of the publication of Nostra Aetate (Latin for "In Our Times"), the seminal Vatican II document that repudiated the centuries-old charge that condemned Jews for the death of Christ. Tickets: $25 for adults; $10 for students. For additional information, please contact Cantor Portnoy.