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MICHAEL & BARBARA ERLICHMAN FILM SERIES: "FANNY'S JOURNEY"
Q & A Discussion with Zoom host, Susan Werk

Wednesday, July 15, 8 pm

 

Sefarad"Fanny's Journey" Available on Amazon Prime. 

Fanny, a 12 year old girl, stays in a hidden home far away from her parents. She takes care of her 2 younger sisters until she is forced to flee in a rush, becoming the head of a group of eight children heading across occupied France, to find safety. Based on a true story. The real person, Fanny Ben-Ami survives to tell her story about the children’s bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fears no one.

When the Nazi’s arrive in Italy, their caretakers organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom. Fanny, says, “ Hope keeps you going.”

A movie for all ages, as we witness, the strength, ingenuity, and courage of these young children; and especially, to know they live to tell stories.

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SOLD OUT! JNF VIRTUAL TRAVEL ADVENTURE
with Susan Werk and Anna Millstein, Associate Director, JNF Central NJ

Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24

 

Please join Susan Werk and Anna Millstein for an exciting Jewish National Fund Virtual Culinary Tour to Israel! This virtual trip, held via zoom, with a bus filled with friends from CAI will prove to be a fun and informative way to support Israel and their tour guides. For just $50 per household for the entire week, we will explore Israel’s vibrant culinary scene from Jerusalem to the Galilee, the Golan to the Negev, seeing the delicious melting pot of Israel including home hospitalities, wineries, JNF’s new culinary institute, tremendous agricultural innovations, and historic and modern sites across the country. This tour is perfect for those who’ve been to Israel before and are looking to see another side of our beautiful homeland. 

We promise you it will be a memorable and exciting adventure, from the comfort of your own home.

Cost: $50 per household.  Click Here for More Information.





LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP IN RECOGNITION OF TU B'AV 
A Musical Concert by Two Latin American Masorti Chazaniot 

Cantor Laura Kasvin, from community Lamroth Hakol, Argentina
Cantor Natalia Arazifrom community Bam, Argentina

Sunday, August 2, 8 pm

Thanks to Rabbi Alan Silverstein as president of Mercaz Olami, and the generous sponsorship of
the Nat and Bea Taubenfeld Fund

Laura Kasvin (left) studied in the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary. She has been a Chazanit and a teacher for many years. She has performed in many synagogues in Argentina: Or Jadash, Hertzlia, SIo, Tabut School, and Bet El. She has been the Chazanit at Lamroth Hakol Conservative Community since 2011.

Natalia Arazi (right) is the first Argentinian woman Cantor who graduated from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary in 1999. Natalia's vast experience allowed her to serve in several communities in Buenos Aires, and is the current Chazanit at BAMI - Marc Chagall community school. For High Holy days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), she was called from Shalom community (Brazil, 2 years), Beth Israel (Plantation, Miami, 8 years), Beth Torah (Aventura, Miami) and East Brunswick community (NJ, 2 years). She participated in several recitals and concerts in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the US. Natalia directed the Institute of Jewish Music and Formation of Jazanim Bet Asaf, for 5 years, from the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, Marshall T Meyer.

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PROFESSOR BENJAMIN D. SOMMERS RETURNS 
Topic: Second Isaiah

Sponsored by the CAI Adult Scholarly Committee

Tuesday, August 4, 8-9:30 pm: Introduction to Second Isaiah. Literary allusions in Second Isaiah. Why does the prophet make so many allusions? How do they help the prophet comfort the exiled Judeans?

Tuesday, August 11, 8-9:30 pm: Allusions and the Davidic king in Second Isaiah. Messianism without a messiah.
 
Tuesday, August 18, 8-9:30 pm: Metaphors and similes in Second Isaiah. The gender of God in Second Isaiah. Second Isaiah and Maimonides; Second Isaiah and An’im Zemirot.
 
Tuesday, August 25, 8-9:30 pm: Wrap-up. Second Isaiah as a poet. Second Isaiah and the transformation of prophecy. A glance at some modern Israeli poetry: Amichai and the prophets.
 
 

BIOGRAPHY

BA, summa cum laude, with distinction in Philosophy and in Judaic Studies, Yale University, 1986; Studies in the department of Bible at Hebrew sity, Jerusalem, 1986–1987; MA, Bible and Ancient Near East, Brandeis University, 1991; PhD, with distinction, Religion/Biblical Studies, University of Chicago, 1994

Benjamin D. Sommer joined The Jewish Theological Seminary faculty as professor of Bible in July 2008. Previously, he served as director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, where he had taught since 1994. Dr. Sommer has been a fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Tikvah Center for Jewish Law and Civilization at the New York University School of Law, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He has served as a visiting faculty member in the Department of Bible of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Yad Hanadiv/Berakha Foundation.

Dr. Sommer has long been active as a lecturer and scholar-in-residence, teaching rabbis, Jewish educators, and laypeople in a variety of settings in the United States and Israel. He and his wife, Jennifer Dugdale, have three children, who attend S.A.R. High School in Riverdale and the Solomon Schechter School of Bergen County.

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July 10,2020 /  18 Tammuz 5780