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Amiel BaKehila Program Visits Buffalo December 2019

December 8, 2019 - December 10, 2019

Learn more about the Amiel BaKehila Program with this short video!

December 8 – 10, 2019: Rabbi Benjy Myers

Rabbi Benjy Myers is a native of the UK, spending his teenage years in London and other parts of his childhood in Israel and Australia before making Aliyah with his wife, Ayelet, in 2000.  He holds a degree in Jewish Studies from the London school of Jewish Studies (University of London), a teaching diploma from the Herzog Teachers’ Training College and Semicha from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 7 PM @ Temple Beth Tzedek (1641 North Forest Road, Williamsville)

Ariella Zeitlin will present “A Musician’s Move to Israel”

With Max Seligman’s “Ensemble Freilicha” perform at the beginning.  This program is sponsored by Temple Beth Tzedek. Refreshments will follow.   Free and open to the community!

Ariella Zeitlin-Hoffman is a world-renowned violinist. She was accepted to the esteemed Peabody School of Music at the age of 8, where she began her solo career under the guidance of Mellasenah Edwards. Performing with orchestras from the age of 10, she flew to Japan for her first international tour at the age of 13. She moved to Israel at the age of 17, to study under the best teachers in the country, and was quickly accepted to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she studied with the demanding Michael Gaisler. In 2010 she was invited to attend the Perlman Music Program in Jerusalem, as a representative of the JAMD, and she was awarded many prizes and scholarships from the JAMD in order to continue her studies. In 2011, she was awarded a highly coveted scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation prize to continue on to her M. Mus, and she began performing and gaining a following in recital halls around Israel. She completed her M. Mus in 2013, and was flown a week later by the World Zionist Organization to London to perform for a crowd of hundreds on their “Night to Honor Israel”, to the delight of the crowd. She returned to Jerusalem to teach and perform, most notably performing the Mendellsohn Violin Concerto while 9 months pregnant with her second child. In January 2015 she launched violinlikethat.com, a wildly popular website combining tutorial videos for playing popular songs on the violin, covers of popular songs, and a witty blog with helpful articles for striving violinists.

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 7 PM @ Dash’s Market (1770 Hertel Ave, Buffalo)

Sherry Laness will present “Components of Resilience: Competence, Community and Identity”

This program is cosponsored by Jewish Family Service and the Buffalo Jewish Service Corps.  Free and Open to the community.  Space is limited, please RSVP to Joan at joan@buffalojewishfederation.org

Sherry Laness has a MA in Jewish education and taught in Hebrew Schools and Day Schools in the US before making aliyah in 1981. During her first year in Israel she worked in a kibbutz with newborn calves and then taught English. Twenty years ago she was certified as a workshop facilitator and became one of the first personal coaches in Israel. Sherry is also an expert in Jewish coaching (Psychology of Judaism). After Israelis who had lived in Gush Katif were evacuated during the disengagement from the Gaza Strip, Sherry was called upon by Mahut Israel to help them rebuild their lives and define new desires and new dreams. During quiet periods and also during wars and times of terrorist attacks, Sherry has trained teaching staffs in resilience and coping techniques. Sherry is a mentor in the program “From Age-ing to Sage-ing®”, which presents a new model of senior years as potentially being a time of emerging wisdom and achieving full maturity and inner peace. She is also trained to create and lead a Havurah, (a study group where each person is seen and heard). Using methods that empower heart to heart communication with Jewish texts, people experience the joy of learning and connecting to each other and even to the Heart of the Universe.


December 8, 2019
December 10, 2019
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