Labor Day Party
Free to full members.
(Guest passes can be purchased)
Sunday, September 3 at 11:00 – 5pm
JCC Buffalo's Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex
2640 N Forest Rd. Getzville, New York 14068
Join the JCC to cap off an amazing summer! The party will feature the best DJ in town, pool games, zipline, tie dye, bounce house and surprises!
The Nickel City Jew’s Blue & White party at The Mansion on Delaware Ave brought out the Israeli pride and all that is fantastic about Jewish Buffalo and summer in our city. Many thanks to event Chair Juliana Teibel, event sponsor Half & Half Boutique -- and to all of the stunning guests!
A Time to Talk
Kenmore Branch Public Library - Community Room
Thursday August 31 - 630pm 1\
160 Delaware Rd. Kenmore, New York 14217
This month brought disturbing and perhaps surprising images from Charlottesville, VA and right here in our own backyard of Amherst. We also saw images of leaders, individuals, families and friends coming together to raise their voices against hatred, bigotry, and violence -- to dialogue, and to support one another.
For some of us, however, it is hard to put into words how we feel. It is hard to know what to do, where to begin; so, Nickel City Jews and the Bureau for Jewish Education invite you to gather with us to engage in a constructive dialogue with a plurality of perspectives and we will consider the role we each can play in strengthening civil discourse and society.
This will be an open interfaith conversation geared specifically towards adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, and will be failitated by Rabbi Adam Scheldt. We encourage participants to use this gathering to talk and to listen -- to voice concerns, seek support and wisdom, challenge ideas, and to connect with one another.
NO RSVP required.
For more information please contact: Melissa Schreiber firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Ready to BBQ!! Community Labor Daay Picnic
Monday, September 4th , 1-3 pm
Jewish Discovery Center
757 Hopkins Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
The Buffalo Jewish Federation is proud to to announce the speaker for their "20th Annual Kick Off Event" on September 25: Abigail Pogrebin!
ABIGAIL POGREBIN is the author of the My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew – a much-expanded chronicle of her popular column for the Forward, for which she spent 12 months researching and observing every holiday in the Jewish calendar.
Pogrebin is also the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, which went into eight hardcover printings and was later adapted for the Off-Broadway stage. Pogrebin’s second book, One and the Same, delved into every aspect of growing up as a twin, (she’s an identical), and her bestselling Amazon Kindle Single, Showstopper, recounts her teenage adventure in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s flop, “Merrily We Roll Along.”
Abigail was formerly a broadcast producer for Fred Friendly, Charlie Rose and Bill Moyers at PBS, then for Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Forward, Tablet, and The Daily Beast. She has moderated conversations at The JCC in Manhattan, 92Y, The Skirball Center, and Shalom Hartman Institute. Pogrebin lives in Manhattan and is currently the President of Central Synagogue.
Last Week Anti-Semirtic graffiti was found at the Windermere Boulevard Elementary School. Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein of Congregation Shir Shalom, and Rabbi Freirich of Temple Beth Zion were interviewed by WGRZ.
Last Shabbat NCJ bring in Shabbat with a Shabbat- themed yoga class, taught by NCJ's very own Beverly Holtz! The class featured a mix of a few different yoga styles! Afterwards Shabbat Candles were lit, followed by scrumptious challah, wine, and a small potluck picnic dinner.
Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County
Monday, August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Location & Details Below
On Monday, August 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Benderson Family Foundation will sponsor the purchase of a coat and backpack from Burlington Coat Factory in Cheektowaga for each of about 50 "New American" children and teens resettled through the JFS Immigrant and Refugee program.
Children and adolescents from other JFS program areas also will be included in this wonderful show of generosity.
JFS will provide transportation for the children and their parents -- who are from Iraq, Burma, Somalia and Syria -- from its offices at 70 Barker Street in Buffalo to the Burlington store on Walden Avenue.
Jessica Thorpe, our marketing person, will contact you by phone this Thursday, August 24 to learn if your media organization will be available to cover this exciting event.
If you would like to reach Jessica before then, please call 716-445-5122 or email her at email@example.com
Rabbi Sara and Logan are getting excited for everyone to be back in Buffalo! Last week they attended the Hillel International Institute in St. Louis and were honored to learn directly from Hillel's President and CEO, Eric D. Fingerhut. They are feeling energized about what's to come in the year ahead with UB Hillel!!
What a blast this year at Camp Centerland!
Can't wait to see you next year!
Nickel City Minyan
Friday April 25th, 6-7pm
Congregation Beth Abraham
1073 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY
Come join NCJ this Friday evening for a non-denominational volunteer led Shabbat service that meets once a month. A perfect time to welcome the Shabbat with young professionals and young families (yes children are welcome!)
More details can be found here: https://www.nickelcityminyan.org/
No RSVP is required; come as you are!
Buffalo Jewish Federation's
"20th Annual Campaign Kick-Off Event"
September 25th at 5:30pm
Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plz, Buffalo, NY 14202
Come and support the Buffalo Jewish Feder Come and support the Buffalo Jewish Federation at their "20th Annual Campaign Kick-Off Event" !! To Register Click Here
Following the hate inspired tragedy at Charlottesville, VA . Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein and Cantor Penny Myers spoke at the 'Buffalo, NY Community Anti- Hate Rally' on behalf of our Jewish community against hate, racism , Anti-Semitism. To read the the moving words Rabbi Klein delivered click here.
TOGETHER AT THE TABLE - SHABBAT DINNER WITH A PURPOSE
August 18 at 7:30-9pm 1\
Temple Beth Zion
805 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14209
It is hard to put into words how many of us feel following a weekend in which we witnessed white supremacists and neo-nazis marching openly in America, leaving violence and tragedy in their wake.
Regardless of where we each stand politically, we can ALL agree: hatred, bigotry, and violence cannot be tolerated in our communities. When our values are threatened in this way, we raise our voices and rise up—not just in opposition but in unity.
In this spirit, Temple Beth Zion coming together this Friday, August 18th, to mobilize a grassroots movement of Shabbat dinners across the country dedicated to celebrating diversity, equality, and inclusion in the face of fear, division, and hate.
TBZ invite's you to join us for a Together at the Table dinner to engage in constructive dialogue with a plurality of perspectives, to address deep, painful divides in our communities, and to consider the role we can play in strengthening civil discourse and society.
Dinner provided by Temple Beth Zion, and discussions facilitated by Rabbi Jonathan Freirich.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 18 at 6 PM - 8 PM
84 Parkside Ave Buffalo, New York
Bring in Shabbat with a Shabbat- themed yoga class, taught by NCJ's very own Beverly Holtz! The class will feature a mix of a few different yoga styles! After the class we’ll light candles, have challah, wine, and a small potluck picnic dinner.
*Bev has two mats and two blocks to share, but please bring your own if you have one!*
LOCATION: Shabbasana will be at Bev's house or Delaware Park, depending on the amount of people.
FOOD: BYOP- Bring Your Own Picnic! Join us for a vegetarian potluck - please bring your favorite dish to share!
RSVP: Beverly Holtz @ email@example.com with any questions!