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One Book, One Community Shabbaton

January 12: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Temple Emeth Event Flyer 1-12-19

In partnership with the Synagogue Leadership Initiative of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Temple Emeth is pleased to invite the community to our event celebrating the themes of “Among the Living,” by Jonathan Rabb. This novel, set in Savannah in 1947 tells how a Holocaust survivor navigates the divisions in the Jewish community, the arbitrary rules of Jim Crow and the opportunity to find love in his new home.

Join us for any or all of these programs:

  • Torah Study at 9:00 a.m.—The Jewish community’s response to Jim Crow and civil rights was varied and nuanced. This week at Torah Study we will take a look at two of the interviews of Southern rabbis compiled in “To Stand Aside or Stand Alone,” by P. Allen Krause.
  • Shabbat Services at 10:30 a.m.—Join us in the sanctuary for a Shabbat Morning Service that elucidates the themes of our book.
  • Noon (approximately): Kiddush Lunch—The entire congregation is invited to join in a light Kiddush lunch in the Social Hall. There is no charge for lunch. In order to ensure that there is enough food and seating, RSVP to lindaposkanzer@msn.com by Tuesday, January 8.

If you would like to volunteer to bring a potluck item from a recipe in “Matzo Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South,” contact Lynne Graizel at lynnegee@optonline.net.

  • 12:45 p.m.: “Hate in America: Then and Now”—Joseph J. Levin, Jr., co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will speak about his Jewish upbringing in Alabama during segregation, the events that led him to co-found the SPLC in 1971 and the work the center does today combating hate groups and promoting tolerance.

We appreciate your response to lindaposkanzer@msn.com.


January 12
9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Linda Poskanzer