Brotherhood Programs for 5779/2018-2019
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Looking ahead, these are some of the exciting, must-attend events scheduled for the 2018-19 year:
Sunday, September 23rd, 10:00 AM
TED ROSENTHAL, JAZZ PIANIST & COMPOSER
OF THE UPCOMING JAZZ OPERA, DEAR ERICH
Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.
Ted will discuss his new jazz opera, “Dear Erich”, which will debut at Lincoln Center in the coming months. He will be accompanied by two cast members who will perform selections from the show. The opera is inspired by 200 newly discovered letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by his grandmother Herta Rosenthal to his father, Erich. It is the story of Erich’s rescue from Nazi Germany months before Kristallnacht, and the dual fates that await the family—Erich’s journey and new life in the new world and his family’s cruel fate in Nazi Germany. Dear Erich reflects on survivor guilt: Can one live and enjoy life fully while others close to you are in harm’s way and ultimately cannot be saved? Erich’s unwillingness to share his family history, leaves his children feeling cut off from the past and ungrounded in the present. The opera is historical fiction based on actual events.
Sunday, Oct 14th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fall Blood Drive
Please join us and donate to help those in need. We are again partnering with The American Red Cross. Last Spring was our first blood drive and with the ARC, the LT community response was robust, and we are well aware that it could have gone smoother. Working together, we identified specific corrective actions to address the processing, wait-times, and technician support issues that occurred at last year’s blood drive. We are confident that we will be in good shape to have a successful event. If you have any questions, please contact Marty Kanengiser at email@example.com.
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Sunday, October 21, 10:00 AM
Amotz Eyal, Founder of the Tazpit News Agency of Israel
Why do Palestinians get better press in Western media?
Ever wonder why Palestinians seem to get better press coverage than Israelis in Western media? Eyal’s presentation will address the factors contributing to the biased coverage, including that until the creation of Tazpit News Agency, Palestinians had nine news services in the disputed territories and Israelis had none. There was no independent coverage on the Israeli side. By mobilizing volunteer reporters and photographers from Jewish cities and settlements throughout the West Bank, Tazpit not only can provide coverage of the same demonstrations but can also illustrate the realities of life on the West Bank, countering Palestinian propaganda. Please join us for a fascinating presentation.
Sunday, November 18, 10:00 AM
Martin Tankleff, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years and recently successfully sued Suffolk County.
Sunday, December 9, 10:00 AM
George Latimer, Westchester County Executive
Sunday, January 13th, 10:00 AM
Rachel Fisher is the Director of a documentary, “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent."
This is the first film to comprehensively chronicle and examine the life and mission of a famed German-American rabbi and civil rights activist who lived from 1902 to 1988.
Sunday, February 10, 10:00 AM
Chavie Weisberger, who was written about in The New York Times here will be our February guest speaker. A courageous woman who battled for the custody of her children after she came out as a lesbian to her ultra-orthodox ex-husband.
About Larchmont Temple Brotherhood
The LT Brotherhood originally formed in 1948 – the same year as Larchmont Temple and of course, the State of Israel. While we have an all-male Board, our membership is comprised of women and men who want to support our mission of Educating, Entertaining, and Inspiring the LT Community. We develop and sponsor community-building events that support Judaism and Jewish life through a stimulating and varied lecture series, an annual blood drive, 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.
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