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Rabbi Isaac Klein Scholar in Residence Weekend 2019

May 30 - June 2

Temple Beth Tzedek Rabbi Isaac Klein Scholar-in-Residence Weekend presents a weekend with Rabbi Jeffrey Summit

• Research Professor in the Department of Music and Judaic Studies at Tufts University.
• He is a Senior Consultant for Hillel International directing the project “Living Our Values”.
• He holds emeritus appointments at Tufts as Emeritus Neubauer, Executive Director of Tufts Hillel and Emeritus Jewish Chaplain.
• He is the author of two songs that have CD’s, one nominated for a GRAMMY award and one awarded Best World Music CD .
• His research focuses on music and identity, spiritual experience, advocacy, & the impact of technology on the transmission of tradition

Thursday, May 30 @ 7:30 PM Cabaret on the Edge of the World: Performing in the Shadow of the Holocaust
Multi-media presentation on the cabaret performances in the ghettos and concentration camps with programs of satire, social commentary, popular songs of romance and longing as well as songs of resistance.
Dessert reception – RSVP required

Friday, May 31 @ 6 PM Services & The Meaning of our Melodies: Music and Identity in Contemporary Judaism
Why do Jews have such strong feelings about the music we use in Prayer? Through this music, these Jews define and re-define their relationship to the continuity of Jewish tradition and the realities of American Life.
Dinner following – RSVP required
Adults: $24    Teens 14-16: $12.50    Youth 6-13: $7.50  Children 5 & Under: Free

Saturday, June 1 @ 9 AM  Singing God’s Words: Religious Experience, Chant & Sacred Text
How and why a growing number of American Jews see the public chanting of Biblical texts as one of the most authentic expressions of their religious identity.
Kiddush following services – Open to the Community – RSVP requested

Sunday, June 2 @ 9:30 AM  Coffee, Music and Inter-religious Harmony in Eastern Uganda
The Abayudaya (Jewish People) of Uganda set out to build productive, respectful relationships with the Muslim and Christian neighbors.  In Namonyoni sub-country, outside of the town of Mhale, 586 Muslim, Jewish and Christian farmers joined together to form the Peace Kawomera (Delicious Peace) Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative
Complementary Continental Breakfast – Open to the Community – RSVP required
*Sponsored by the Buffalo Jewish Federation

For Reservations and Payment, Call Temple Beth Tzedek: 716-838-3232 by May 24, 2019


May 30
June 2


Myra Werbow


Temple Beth Tzedek
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Williamsville, NY 14221 United States
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