April 12, 2010
Nisan 28, 5770
On Monday, April 12th, the Jewish community is again partnering with Dutchess Community College to commemorate Yom HaShoah. The program will start a 6:15 pm at James & Betty Hall Theater (Dutchess Hall). Following the traditional ceremony, Holocaust world renowned scholar and Holocaust survivor Gerhard L Weinberg will speak abot "Kristalnacht 1938: as experienced then and understood now". In coming weeks we will add information on other related events.
MITZVAH DAY - MAY 16TH - REGISTER ONLINE NOW
The Mitzvah Day Commitee is in full swing organizing the event for Sunday, May 16th. If you wish to volunteer in organizing the event, or if you wish to lead one of the crews on that day, contact Linda Tafapolsky by e-mailor by calling 845-471-9817
Gila Almagor stars in the Habimah production of
Kaddish L'Naomi. Israel's premier national theater, Habimah, will be taking the stage this week in New York City, presenting its expressionistic multi-media interpretation of a play based on the poem of American icon, Allen Ginsberg.
The play, which will be performed from September 18-21, depicts Ginsberg's boyhood and the gradual decline into madness of his mother. The Habima production blends drama and the harrowing coming-of-age story of the sensitive child of an American Jewish family living in the shadow of personal and national traumas.
Ginsberg wrote the classic long poem Kaddish. three years after his mother's death in 1956. His mother's steadily worsening paranoia and deteriorating mental state dominated Ginsberg's childhood.
The play stars Israel's leading actress, Gila Almagor, who is well-known in New York due to her extensive film work: a retrospective of her movies was presented last year at the Museum of Modern Art. The production is a revival of the same play, directed by the same director, Hanan Snir, back in 1976.
"The trauma of his mother's mental illness 'in a way contributed to his development as a poet. Moreover the play also locks into its period, Thirties America, the time of the Depression, and the rise of communism and left-wing socialism," explained Snir in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.
One of the most influential companies in early-20th-century theater history, Habimah was founded as the first Hebrew theater in the world in Moscow in 1918 by Jewish actors in the rush of new hopes raised for the Jewish people in the incredibly open and productive early revolutionary period, attracting luminaries like Konstantin Stanislavsky and Yevgeny Vachtangov.
Habimah left Moscow in 1926 to tour all over Europe with The Dybbuk, and never returned. While in the United States in 1927, the company separated, and a handful of its original members went to Palestine in 1928 to establish what is now known also as the National Theater of Israel.
"E-Ring" (Employment Related Information and Networking Group) provides information, opportunities for networking, and emotional
support to those engaged in the job-seeking process. It is open to
all, free of charge, and provides speakers from local organization on
topics related to job-seeking and training. The next meeting will take
place on Friday, February 19 at 1 p.m. at the JCCDC. The meeting for
March will take place on Friday, March 19, and the April meeting will
take place on Friday, April 16 at 1.p.m. For further information,
please contact Linda Tafapolsky, Psy.D., Director of Jewish Family
Services at 845-471-9817 or email@example.com
E-Ring is a program of Jewish Family Services, a division of the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County
Opportunities for Jewish Activities
Tuesday, April 20th - Meditation Group at Vassar Temple
Tuesday, April 20th - Judaism 101 Series at Vassar Temple
Wednesday, April 21th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn. 11:30 am at the JCCDC
Wednesday, April 21th - JFS Senior Answer Center. Call 471-9817 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Wednesday, April 21th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Shir Chadash
Thursday, April 22nd - Talmud Study at Beth-El
Thursday, April 22nd - Book of Ruth Study at Schomre Israel
Saturday, April 24th - Northern Dutchess Jewish Alliance Ice Cream Social in Northern Dutchess
Sunday, April 25th - Second Community Campaign Phone-a-thon. Volunteers needed. Contact Daniel Chejfec
Monday, April 26th - JFS Bereavement group
Tuesday, April 27th - JFDC Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 27th - Judaism 101 at Vassar Temple
Wednesday, April 28th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn. 11:30 am at the JCCDC
Wednesday, April 28th - JFS Senior Answer Center. Call 471-9817 or contact email@example.com more information.
Wednesday, April 28th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Shir Chadash
Wednesday, April 28th - Other Perspectives on Abraham at Shir Chadash
Thursday, April 29th - Talmud Study at Beth-El
Thursday, April 29th - Book of Ruth Study at Schomre Israel
Saturday, May 1st - Temple Emanuel Lag B'Omer Bonfire celebration in Rhinebeck
Sunday, May 2nd - LAG B'OMER
Sunday, May 2nd - Jewish War Veterans Breakfast Meeting. Call 471-0430 for more information
Sunday, May 2nd - Lag B'Omer celebration at Schomre Israel
Sunday, May 2nd - Lag B'Omer celebration at Beth-El
Sunday, May 2nd - Film "Con you hear me?" (Israeli) at Vassar Temple
Monday, May 3rd - Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Monday, May 3rd - JFS Bereavement Group
Tuesday, May 4th - Meditation Group at Vassar Temple
Wednesday, May 5th - JFS/JCCDC Lunch and Learn. 11:30 am at the JCCDC
Wednesday, May 5th - JFS Senior Answer Center. Call 471-9817 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Wednesday, May 5th - Adult Hebrew Classes at Shir Chadash
Wednesday, May 5th - Other Perspectives on Abraham at Shir Chadash Thursday, May 6th
Talmud Study at Beth-El
Thursday, May 6th
Book of Ruth Study at Schomre Israel
Thursday, May 6th
Prayer and Torah Study in Rhinebeck sponsored by Temple Emanuel
Monday, May 10th
JFS Bereavement Group
Monday, May 10th
Hebrew Classes at Schomre Israel
Tuesday, May 11th - YOM YERUSHALAYIM (Jerusalem Day) begins at sundown
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