Thank you!
Shevat 5779
Jan 23-29, 2019

Weekly
SAVE-THE-DATES

Sat., Jan. 26: Talk on Spanish Jews led by Daniella Levy
Fri., Feb. 1:
Friday Night Library Dinner #2
Sun., Feb. 10: 
Kohelet Annual Meeting
ANNOUNCEMENTS
MEAL TRAIN FOR DIANE PINCUS

Diane Pincus is having shoulder surgery on February 1 and would appreciate several dinners while she is recuperating.  If you can make a meal for Diane and Tom, they would appreciate it so much.

Click the link for more information and to sign up for meals:  https://mealtrain.com/687mgq
SIGN UP FOR SECOND KOHELET LIBRARY DINNER
Fri., Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

The first  Kohelet Library Shabbat Dinner went swimmingly.  The Kohelet Library is a lovely, cozy space and a group dinner is rewarding and easy when we all pitch in.  Please consider signing up for the second Library Dinner which will be Friday evening, February 1st.  We begin at 6:30 p.m., everyone brings a dish, we welcome in the Shabbat with prayer and song.  All ages and guests welcome.  Sign up here.
UPCOMING TALK ON SPANISH JEWS BY DANIELLA LEVY
Sat., Jan. 26 at 3:40 p.m.

Daniella Levy, Israeli author and daughter-in-law of former Kohelet members Mark and Nisa Levy, will present and lead a discussion for men and women on the Spanish Jews of the past and present, and how she incorporated her research on this topic into her novel, By Light of Hidden Candles. Daniella is also the author of Letters to Josep: An Introduction to Judaism. Her short fiction, articles, and poetry--in English, Hebrew, and Spanish--have been widely published on platforms such as Writer's Digest, The Times of Israel, and various literary magazines. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her short fiction. 

Presented for the community by the DAT Minyan in the BMH Library, Saturday, January 26 at 3:40 pm. Enter the building from the East parking lot.
BBYO CONVENTION LOOKING FOR HOST FAMILIES

BBYO International Convention in Denver is looking for host families for international teen leaders in February.  Contact Rocky Altman at raltman@bbyo.org for more info or go here: 

https://form.jotform.com/82405194453153

Contact Steve Cardin with any questions.
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS

The Maimonides Scholars Program is a two-week summer institute for high school students (current 11th and 12th graders) hosted at Yale University.  Students will read the great works of the Jewish and Western canons and wrestle with ancient and modern debates in a vibrant and pluralistic community of students from all around the world.  We have courses for students with all levels of familiarity with Jewish text study -- the only prerequisite is a hunger to learn.

Featured Courses
-The Jewish Ideas
-Technology and Ethics
-The Origins of Justice
-Religion in American Law
-Terror and Truth in King Lear
-Free Speech and Propaganda
-The Meaning of Zionism
-The Nature of Reason in Western and Jewish Thought

Program Dates
Session #1: June 23–July 5
Session #2: July 28–August 8

Application Deadline
February 3, 2019

Cost
$695
(Need-based financial aid is available)

Eligibility
Current high school juniors and seniors

Learn more and apply


To nominate a student or for more information, 
email program director Kate Rozansky at
krozansky@tikvahfund.org.

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SHABBAT SERVICES
January 26 
9:15 AM
Parsha Yitro

Dvar:
Diane Pincus
To sign up for leading Shabbat services; Torah reading or dvar discussion; or Shabbat setup/cleanup, click HERE
Make a donation to Kohelet HERE

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