Weekly Bulletin: July 23

Upcoming Events At A Glance...

Learn to Read Prayerbook Hebrew

This Thursday, July 25, 6:30-8:00 PM, is the first class in our Learn to Read Prayerbook Hebrew Class. The five week class is $50 for members, $75 for non-members, plus $10 for the cost of the book. To register, please call the office at 413-773-5884.

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.

Jerusalem Peacebuilders:
The Quest for Peace 

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 7:15 PM) @ Pushkin Gallery, 4 Federal St., Greenfield, MA 01301

Suggested donation: $10-$100 per person

On July 27 at the Pushkin Gallery in Greenfield, MA, Jerusalem Peacebuilders will present Jerusalem Peacebuilders: The Quest for Peace (Music and Theater with Jerusalem Teens, Court Dorsey and John VanEps).  This will be a special evening of music and theater led by an inspiring group of young Palestinian, Israeli and American leaders. Over the last two weeks on a mountain near West Brattleboro, 19 teens have engaged in a fateful quest for peace in the Middle East, exploring leadership, peacebuilding, interfaith understanding, and the key issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

The event will feature performances by Court Dorsey, the Jerusalem Peacebuilder teens, and John VanEps, exploring issues of social justice and peace. Their work speaks to our common humanity and shared struggle for peace and justice in a broken world. This is a rare opportunity to meet Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders and to learn more about one of the most challenging conflicts of our time.

Visit for more details about this unique opportunity to meet young Israeli and Palestinian leaders and to explore one of the most important and evocative international issues of our time.  Suggested donation: $10-$100 to benefit JPB and OwD. Tickets are available at the door or online at For more information contact Court Dorsey (978) 544-6978 or Jack Karn (JPB) (207) 232-8391.

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