Weekly Bulletin: July 16

Upcoming Events At A Glance...

Film Screeening:
Accidental Courtesy

This Sunday, July 21, will be the first installment of Temple Israel's summer film series, Love Your Neighbor. Accidental Courtesy will screen 4-6 PM at All Soul's Church, 399 Main Street, Greenfield. Click here for more information.

Exclusive Film Screening

Join us on August 4, 4 PM at All Soul's Church for an exclusive East Coast premiere of Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich. Director Fred Finkelstein will be with us to describe the making of the film and the stories behind his family's journey from Germany to the US during World War II.

The film tells the story of Judith Golden's family and what they experienced when the times changed and Hitler began demonizing Jews, homosexuals and Romani people in Europe. It's a small, personal memoir tucked inside a much larger, darker tale and has strong resonance today as anti-immigration fervor reaches new highs under our present leadership. It's also a story of survival, great timing and strong family bonds that make the difference between life and death.

Suggested donation $5-18 - no one turned away for lack of funds. Part of Temple Israel's Love Your Neighbor summer film series.

Please note that this screening will take place at All Souls Church, 399 Main Street in Greenfield, in the social hall.

A Time to Mourn

Saturday, August 3, 8 PM: The Saturday evening at the start of the month of Av is the beginning of a time of mourning in the Jewish calendar. Everyone with empathy feels both delight and grief at the states of miracle and disrepair we face together in planetary life. One way to avoid despair is to feel all our feelings!

In this simple grief ritual and circle, we'll touch our deep connections to the world and life which are the root of our caring and concern. Come to support and be supported. Sher, Margie, and Andrea are convening.

Refugee Support Project

The Refugee Support Project invites all to join us on The Commons each Saturday at 10 AM to demonstrate on behalf of asylum seekers at our borders. For more information, contact Liz Kelner - 575-779-0282 or

Community Announcements

July 22: The Soap Myth Play Reading @ Williamstown Theatre Festival

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) and two-time Emmy and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony) join the Festival for a special one-night-only reading of The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen and directed by Pam Berlin, July 22nd at 7pm on the Main Stage. The reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, cast, and Williams College Professor Jeffrey Israel. More information on the festival website.

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