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Brotherhood Programs for 5778/2017-2018

Brotherhood Breakfast Series

 

In 2018, Larchmont Temple turns 70 and so does the LT Brotherhood!  I recently learned that our very first President in 1948 was Jerome Wanshel.  We are so excited to be celebrating this auspicious occasion by bringing the LT Community our most exciting year of programming yet!
 
Our renowned SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST SERIES will be as delicious and interesting as ever. Here is a quick preview of who/what we have lined-up for you thus far:
  
December 10th:  Alan Brill, Sr. Managing Director, Cyber Security & Investigations, Kroll N.A.
 
Mr. Brill is one of the world’s leading experts in cyber crime. He is an advisor to NATO and US government agencies. He speaks on the threat of cyber crime, from the basic “Internet of things” (your toaster and refrigerator) to state sponsored terrorism. He lectures around the world. 
 
January 21st:  Panel discussion – Anti-Semitism on Campus
An Oberlin College professor claims that ISIS is run by the Mossad and that Zionists were behind 9/11 — and it takes Oberlin's president eight months to fire her. A candidate for UCLA's student judicial board is told that her Jewishness raises questions about "her ability to maintain an unbiased view." The Hillel group at San Francisco State University is forced to suspend its Israel Independence Day celebration following threats from student protestors. “They were very hostile, and very angry,” the leader of SFSU Hillel told Inside Higher Ed. “I remember thinking ‘maybe this isn’t a good place for me to be.’ I was definitely scared.”

Anti-semitism on college campuses is nothing new. What is new is the position some Jewish college students now find themselves in. The progressive and feminist organizations which once embraced them suddenly expect Jewish students to check any support of Israel at the door. And while college administrators remain properly vigilant against hate from the right, they sometimes drag their feet when Jewish students raise concerns about threats and intimidation from the left.

What should Jewish college students do to protect themselves? What do Jewish high schoolers need to know about the colleges to which they're thinking of applying? And how can Jewish parents better prepare their college-bound teens for what they may face on campus? We'll explore such questions on January 21 at a special LT Brotherhood Breakfast event featuring two leaders in the fight against campus anti-semitism. Emily Shire is a journalist whose writing on this subject has appeared in The New York Times, The Forward, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast; Emily grew up in Scarsdale and received her B.A. from Harvard University in 2011. Hela Lahar is the director of Israel education for Columbia/Barnard Hillel, as well as Columbia/Barnard Hillel's point person for responding to the anti-Israel "Boycott, Divest, Sanctions" movement. The panel discussion will be moderated by LT's own Lee Perlman, who serves as co-chair of the Hunter College Hillel and sits on the board of UJA Federation of New York.

Breakfast begins at 10 a.m. in the Social Hall, with the panel discussion to follow. For more information, please contact Jon Birger at dateonomics@gmail.com.

  •        February 11: Fellow Temple Member, Michael Kimelman, author of Confessions of a Wall Street Insider, will share his experiences at our February 11th breakfst.

 

  •       March 18: The Brotherhood Blood Drive. More information coming soon.
In addition to our monthly lox-and-bagels breakfasts, we will continue our other important programs including the semi-annual blood drives, the Yom HaShoah memorial candle distribution, sponsoring the LT adult softball team and more.  We hope to see you often throughout this exciting year!  If you have any questions, please email the new President of the Brotherhood, David Kahn at KahnVentures@gmail.com.

About Larchmont Temple Brotherhood

The Larchmont Temple Brotherhood strives to provide meaningful services to the Larchmont Temple community. We create opportunities to build stronger congregational ties, support our clergy and lay leadership in the development of educational programs, and provide a forum for expressing Jewish men's values. We develop and sponsor community-building events that support Judaism and Jewish life through a stimulating and varied lecture series, our Yom Hashoah Candle Program, co-sponsored events with WRJ, and partnering with the School Board and the Youth Board. LTB is a member of the North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, a coalition of over 250 affiliated brotherhoods with 25,000 members across North America, dedicated to tikkun olam 'reparing the world" through the practice of Brotherhood.

Brotherhood invites any Temple member interested in learning more about what we do to attend a Brotherhood Board Meeting. They are usually held on the first Monday of the Month at 7:30 pm. Our first meeting will be on September 8, at 7:30 in the Axelrod Chapel.  Anyone interested in slicing bagels for a breakfast or asembling boxes for Yom Hashoa Candles or helping out at a blood drive, please let us know.

To help members new to the Temple Community, we provide Brotherhood memberships free of charge for First-Year Temple Members. For more information or to get involved, contact brotherhood@larchmonttemple.org.

Please join us at Brotherhood Breakfasts and other events. 

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