The Brotherhood of Temple Beth Zion is pleased to announce that their March Achim program will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Meadows Lounge, located on the second floor at the Weinberg Campus, 2650 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068.
The featured speaker will be Dr. David M. Davidson. Dr Davidson is a renowned local Podiatrist and educator who will present a program on the health of the feet and legs and will be particularly discussing the problem of diabetes in regard to foot health. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Achim is a monthly program for the benefit of the residents, and their guests, at the Weinberg Campus and is open to the public at no cost.
For further information, please contact Ken Graber at 681-9885.
The third lecture in the five-part series on Justice: An Exploration of Justice in Jewish Thought and Tradition, co-sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education and the University at Buffalo’s Department of Jewish Thought, will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Lippman Lounge at the JCC Benderson Family Building: 2640 North Forest Road in Getzville. The program is FREE and open to the community, light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome!
Professor Marla Segol will speak on “Medicine and Mysticism.” Dr. Segol is an Associate Professor in the Department of Jewish Thought with research and publications in the field of Kabbalah, Jewish Magic and the history of the body in religion. She has published extensively and she presents in a lively and informative manner. Her topic: “Medicine and Mysticism” will provide a very interesting and enlightening evening for all who attend.
The Department of Jewish Thought at UB is a multi-disciplinary research and academic degree-granting program focused on teaching and scholarship related to the contributions of the Jewish tradition in the development of Western civilization. Their mission is to foster knowledge, inquiry and scholarly excellence to better understand Judaism.
In addition to Professor Segol’s talk on Tuesday, March 7, Professor Alex Green and Professor Sergey Dolgopolski will be speaking in the co-sponsored series on Monday, April 3 and Wednesday, May 17. Watch for announcements about these excellent presentations and join us! For more information, contact the BJE office at 204-5380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations not necessary.
Ethel Melzer, Director of Adult Education, Bureau of Jewish Education
What a magnificent program we had at school on Monday, February 13 in honor of Tu b'Shvat, the birthday of trees. We joyfully celebrated the first spring blossom of trees in Israel, while temporarily ignoring our local bare trees and snow covered streets.
Thanks to the generosity of Finally Natural, we enjoyed fruits of Israel and the Bible, and thanks to Moshe Shulman, we had wonderful musical accompaniment.
The middle school students shared their research on the Seven Species of foods, and enticed all in attendance to try barley, dates, almonds, raisins, carob, olives, figs, dried bananas and pineapple... each with its own, appropriate blessing, in a unique Tu b’Shvat Seder.
Other students entertained the many parents and teachers in attendance with joyful singing, dancing, and a delightful Tu b'Shvat play. Special thanks to Mrs. Michal Lewis who worked very hard to coordinate this wonderful program, assisted by Mrs. Becky Laufgraben, Ms. Talia Berkowitz, and the entire teaching and aide staff.
It was wonderful to see how proud the children were, and their exuberance was reflected in the faces of their proud parents, many of whom helped set up the TuB'Shvat Seder. It was a treat for all who participated in this wonderful experience!
Kadimah Academy PRESS Release