This Shabbat will feature a Rabbi’s Table, led by Rabbi Bob Saks, on the life and teachings of Martin Buber, whose yahrtzeit is on June 13. Buber was one of the most important and controversial Jewish thinkers of the last century. A pioneer in the study of Hasidism, he authored an influential translation of the Bible into German and spoke out on behalf of dialogue and compromise between Jews and Arabs in Israel during the tense years of the early 20th century. His concept of “I and Thous,” his approach to religious observance, and his views on Israel still challenge and inspire us. Shabbat morning services start at 9:30; Rabbi’s Table at 10:45; Kiddush follows at noon.
Author Noa Baum, who lives in Takoma Park and will join us for the discussion, delves into the heart of one of the world’s most enduring and complex conflicts. Baum’s deeply personal memoir recounts her journey from girlhood in post-Holocaust Israel to her adult encounter with “the other.”
With honesty, compassion, and ...
With honesty, compassion, and humor, she captures the drama of a nation at war and her discovery of humanity in the enemy. Book discussion will be held at Ellen Kandell’s home.
Please join us on Sunday, June 3, from 6-9 p.m. for our annual Shirat HaNefesh community meeting, potluck dinner and silent auction! We will gather at Candy Cane City in Meadowbrook Park, 7901 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, to share a potluck dinner while we browse the silent auction.
Following a brief Maariv service, the board will share with ...