Brotherhood Programs for 5778/2017-2018
Brotherhood Breakfast Series
In 2018, Larchmont Temple turns 70 and so does the LT Brotherhood! I recently learned that our very first President in 1948 was Jerome Wanshel. We are so excited to be celebrating this auspicious occasion by bringing the LT Community our most exciting year of programming yet!
Our renowned SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST SERIES will be as delicious and interesting as ever. Here is a quick preview of who/what we have lined-up for you thus far:
• October 15th: Joseph Lovett, Director of the film, “Children of the Inquisition"
“Children of the Inquisition” is a documentary film, immersive website, and educational outreach project that unearths 500 years of hidden history. The project looks at what happened to the families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions through the eyes of their contemporary descendants, many of whom are just discovering their often nuanced Jewish roots.
• November 19th: Rabbi Larry Hoffman on The Secret of Jewish Spirituality
As part of the Fall Scholar in Residence program, we welcome Rabbi Larry Hoffman, the foremost teacher of Ritual/Liturgy in our movement, who will help us explore our approach to spirituality, opening new ways for us to perceive our world.
• December 10th: Alan Brill, Sr. Managing Director, Cyber Security & Investigations, Kroll N.A.
Mr. Brill is one of the world’s leading experts in cyber crime. He is an advisor to NATO and US government agencies. He speaks on the threat of cyber crime, from the basic “Internet of things” (your toaster and refrigerator) to state sponsored terrorism. He lectures around the world.
• January 21st: Panel discussion – Anti-Semitism on Campus
Our own Jon Birger will moderate a discussion with two exceptional women: Emily Shire is a Jewish journalist who writes frequently about about BDS, campus anti-semitism and the pressure young progressives feel to choose between supporting Israel and being included in progressive movements. Emily grew up in Scarsdale and is a 2011 Harvard graduate. Hela Lehar, who is the director of Israel education at Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Hela describes her role on campus as being the point person for responding to BDS.
In addition to our monthly lox-and-bagels breakfasts, we will continue our other important programs including the semi-annual blood drives, the Yom HaShoah memorial candle distribution, sponsoring the LT adult softball team and more. We hope to see you often throughout this exciting year! If you have any questions, please email the new President of the Brotherhood, David Kahn at KahnVentures@gmail.com
About Larchmont Temple Brotherhood
The Larchmont Temple Brotherhood strives to provide meaningful services to the Larchmont Temple community. We create opportunities to build stronger congregational ties, support our clergy and lay leadership in the development of educational programs, and provide a forum for expressing Jewish men's values. We develop and sponsor community-building events that support Judaism and Jewish life through a stimulating and varied lecture series, our Yom Hashoah Candle Program, co-sponsored events with WRJ, and partnering with the School Board and the Youth Board. LTB is a member of the North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, a coalition of over 250 affiliated brotherhoods with 25,000 members across North America, dedicated to tikkun olam 'reparing the world" through the practice of Brotherhood.
Brotherhood invites any Temple member interested in learning more about what we do to attend a Brotherhood Board Meeting. They are usually held on the first Monday of the Month at 7:30 pm. Our first meeting will be on September 8, at 7:30 in the Axelrod Chapel. Anyone interested in slicing bagels for a breakfast or asembling boxes for Yom Hashoa Candles or helping out at a blood drive, please let us know.
To help members new to the Temple Community, we provide Brotherhood memberships free of charge for First-Year Temple Members. For more information or to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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