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2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States

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April 2020

LGBTQ+ Inclusion Meeting

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS. Jewish Community LGBTQ+ Inclusion meetings are open to the community.  Everyone is welcome who would like to join us as we work collaboratively to identify, develop and implement meaningful and effective programs and approaches for LGBTQ+ inclusion and well-being on an enduring basis. For more information, contact Janet Gunner: janetgunner@gmail.com

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Advanced Hebrew

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Contact Susan Schwartz for more information on this course.

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Intermediate Hebrew Spring 2020

April 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This course is for students who already know the Hebrew alphabet and can read several Hebrew words and phrases.  Students will review prior learning and be taught additional Hebrew prayers for Shabbat and holidays.  The history of the Hebrew language and structure will also be explored, in addition to modern Hebrew vocabulary related to holidays, traditions and Israel.  We will be using a new language curriculum from Ulpan Or…

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Intro to Judaism Spring 2020

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In collaboration with the Buffalo Board of Rabbis and Cantors, this exceptional course is designed for: Couples considering intermarriage Individuals interested in conversion or learning more about Judaism Jews wishing to learn more about their religion and history The Jewish calendar and life cycles, worship and beliefs are all explored.  In addition, the Bible, Rabbinic literature, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism and the State of Israel are discussed. Instructors: Board…

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Beginning Hebrew Spring 2020

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This basic introductory Hebrew reading course is for beginners interested in learning the Hebrew alphabet, grammar and vocabulary.  During the process of teaching the letters and vowels, students will start reading prayers for Shabbat, synagogue services and traditional blessings.  The goal of the course is for students to become familiar enough with Hebrew to be able to follow along in the prayer book when they attend any Jewish service.…

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Advanced Hebrew

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Contact Susan Schwartz for more information on this course.

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Intermediate Hebrew Spring 2020

April 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This course is for students who already know the Hebrew alphabet and can read several Hebrew words and phrases.  Students will review prior learning and be taught additional Hebrew prayers for Shabbat and holidays.  The history of the Hebrew language and structure will also be explored, in addition to modern Hebrew vocabulary related to holidays, traditions and Israel.  We will be using a new language curriculum from Ulpan Or…

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Intro to Judaism Spring 2020

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In collaboration with the Buffalo Board of Rabbis and Cantors, this exceptional course is designed for: Couples considering intermarriage Individuals interested in conversion or learning more about Judaism Jews wishing to learn more about their religion and history The Jewish calendar and life cycles, worship and beliefs are all explored.  In addition, the Bible, Rabbinic literature, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism and the State of Israel are discussed. Instructors: Board…

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Beginning Hebrew Spring 2020

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This basic introductory Hebrew reading course is for beginners interested in learning the Hebrew alphabet, grammar and vocabulary.  During the process of teaching the letters and vowels, students will start reading prayers for Shabbat, synagogue services and traditional blessings.  The goal of the course is for students to become familiar enough with Hebrew to be able to follow along in the prayer book when they attend any Jewish service.…

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May 2020

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community Celebration

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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Stay tuned for more details!

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A New Ritual – The Art of Rachel Kanter

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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Join the JCC and visiting artist Rachel Kanter as we expand on the traditional use of a wimple as a Torah binder, and create one large communal art piece that represents the Buffalo Jewish community and becomes a “community binder” to be displayed and shared by the different Jewish Organizations in Buffalo. On Sunday, May 3 during the Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community Celebration at the JCC Benderson Family Building, and in conjunction with the JCC Book and Arts Fair, community members…

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HRC Board Meeting

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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THE MARCH 17 MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY.  PLEASE EMAIL ELIZABETH FOR DETAILS. Holocaust Resource Center Board Members Meetings will take place in the Board Room at the JCC Benderson Building. September 10, 2019 October 29, 2019 December 10, 2019 January 14, 2020 March 17, 2020 May 5, 2020 June 11, 2020: Annual Meeting (stay tuned for time and location)

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Intro to Judaism Spring 2020

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 6, 2020

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In collaboration with the Buffalo Board of Rabbis and Cantors, this exceptional course is designed for: Couples considering intermarriage Individuals interested in conversion or learning more about Judaism Jews wishing to learn more about their religion and history The Jewish calendar and life cycles, worship and beliefs are all explored.  In addition, the Bible, Rabbinic literature, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism and the State of Israel are discussed. Instructors: Board…

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June 2020

Middah of the Season

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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THE MARCH 29 SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Mussar is a Jewish path of contemplative practices and exercises that have evolved over the past thousand years.  Through Mussar, each individual works on their own personal self-directed curriculum in an effort to practice the way they want to be in the world. Middah of the Season For anyone who has taken an introduction to Mussar course or participated in a Mussar group, locally or elsewhere.  Each season, we will explore 2-3 middot, through text study, stories…

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Ghetto to Ghetto: Yiddish and Jive in Everyday Life

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
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The Kirkus Review enthusiastically pronounced: “According to this pop-language book, the language of the Jewish and black Ghettos have enriched the wider American vernacular. . . Foster offers a tasty feast of curious and intriguing lore for readers (and writers) looking to spice up their language. . . An intriguing romp for word and trivia mavens.” Herb Foster is an Emeritus Professor at SUNY/Buffalo, a WWII veteran, and lives on Martha’s Vineyard. He is also a researcher, NPR and MVTV…

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