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An Exciting WAX Series


Lead by dynamic Jewish educators, together we will study Torah and Tefillah from a woman’s point of view. Our faculty includes: Hazzan Sara Geller, Dr. Deborah Miller, Dana Newborn, Sheri Jay and Marlene Herman

May  31 t 10:00 AM -Dana Newborn -“Book of Ruth”


FRIDAY Night Shabbat Dinner (ZOOM)

June 10, 2022

Services at 6:00 PM

and dinner following.  We will Schmooze, sing, pray, Schmooze, learn, eat, and Schmooze some more! Dinner following candle lighting and kaddish in your own private chat room with friends or new friends.



Thursdays at 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 15th at 4:00 pm

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Discussion Leader: Sondi Pripstein


Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival. When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp. But did she really have a choice? And where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was send to Auschwitz when she was still a child? In Siberia, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she meets a kind female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. onfronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had. And when she begins to tentatively form bonds and relationships in this harsh, new reality, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.  From child to woman, from woman to healer, Cilka’s journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit―and the will we have to survive.

RSVP to Debby Schweighardt, Book Group Coordinator at: dschweig19@gmail.com

A Zoom link will be sent shortly before the event.



July 13 – Concealed by By Esther Amini

August 17 – Rav Hisda’s Daughter Book I Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery by Maggie Anton

September 14 – Rav Hisda’s Daughter Book II Enchantress: By Maggie Anton







From the Hartman Institute: This groundbreaking, pluralistic curriculum grew out of an interest in sharing ideas that have been taught to rabbis at the Hartman Institute for decades and is designed to give even beginners access to deep Jewish thought. This sophisticated curriculum is not a ‘how-to’ Judaism 101 course but can serve as a complement forlearners interested in grappling with philosophical questions on Jewish peoplehood, faith, ethics, and practice that are at the heart of Jewish tradition.

Wednesdays at 7:45 PM


On Wednesday Evenings, Beginning, October 6th, just after Maariv (around 7:45) I am doing a weekly Torah class using Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ book: “Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas”. In this book he takes the weekly Torah portion and discusses a great idea that he gleans from it. It is an awesome compendium of essays. Join me for each class over the course of the entire year, or join me when you can. I guarantee that the discussions will be interesting and help each of us to see how far reaching our Torah is.

You can purchase the book ahead of time by going to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or by going to Rabbi Sacks’ (Z”L) website. If you do not have the book by the first class, do not worry, I will share PDF’s with you for the first few weeks.


Thursdays at 11:00 AM

Torah Study with Rabbi Jay

Thursdays at 2:00 PM

Beginning Hebrew with Ira Morgenthal


See Zoom links to join the class.  No registration needed.





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