Groups

THE CARING COMMITTEE (Text to come.)

BOOKS & BAGELS

Books & Bagels is open to the community. The group meets monthly downstairs in the synagogue’s multipurpose room, usually on the second Sunday of the month at 10:00 a.m. (why not come a few minutes early to settle in to noshing?), and the discussion ends about noon. The group selects the books, usually in June and again in the fall. The parameters are that each book must be about a Jewish subject or by a Jewish author, and the titles include both fiction and nonfiction. Every discussion is facilitated by a member of the group. For more information, please call the synagogue office at 594-4523 or email info@adasyoshuron.org (and see Calendar).

Books & Bagels is on break for the summer. The group will reconvene in the fall, on September 8, to discuss The Lady in Gold by Ann-Marie O’Connor.

BOOKS FOR FALL 2013

The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Anne-Marie O’Connor
The Same Sea, Amos Oz
The Woman in the Photograph: The Search for My Mother’s Past, Mani Feniger
Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century, Ruth Harris

 

BOOKS READ FALL 2012 THROUGH SPRING 2013

Every Man Dies Alone, Hans Fallada
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, Etgar Keret
The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth
The Septembers of Shiraz, Dalia Sofer
The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States, Stuart E. Eizenstat
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories, Nathan Englander
New American Haggadah, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer with a new translation by Nathan Englander
I Am Forbidden, Anouk Markovits
Jews and Words, Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger
Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate, Satre

 

LUNCH & LEARN: Everyone is invited to join Rabbi Margalit for a casual Lunch & Learn on the Friday of the month he is in town (see Calendar). The group meets at noon at Hole in the Wall Bagel Bakery on Route 1 in Rockland. They typically read a portion of Torah and then share their thoughts and ideas. A recent topic was “Democracy or Demagoguery? The Rebellion of Korach.” Please join the group for an informal and enlightening discussion. For more information, call the synagogue office at 594-4523 or email info@adasyoshuron.org.

ADAS SYNAGOGUE YOSHURON CHOIR. The music our choir sings combines Baltimore cantor Abba Weisgall’s compositions and his son Dr. Hugo Weisgall’s arrangements with music by the great 19th-century Central European cantor-composers of Jewish liturgical music. Synagogue member and choir director Dr. Dana Goldsmith has expanded the choir’s repertory with his arrangements of  songs and prayers for Shabbat and in remembrance of the Holocaust. The choir is a beloved fixture of our High Holy Days services and sings at special events as well. In 2012, they recorded a CD, Songs of Life and Faith, in honor of the shul’s 100th anniversary. Click on Gift Shop to purchase a copy of the CD and to view a The Making of the Music CD, a video of the choir as they recorded the CD. The video includes an interview with Deborah Weisgall, Dr. Weisgall’s daughter. It was produced by filmmaker and member David Berez. (Note: The video is not for sale.)

COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN. See Community Involvement.

AREA INTERFAITH OUTREACH FOOD PANTRY (AIO). See Community Involvement.

FOOD IN JEWISH CULTURE. See Synagogue Life.