The timely topic of “Antisemitism, Israel & Politics of Resentment on Campus Today” will be the focus of a Community Scholar Program (CSP) online (Zoom) event on Sunday, November 5 at 10 AM. Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, who recently celebrated his fortieth year of working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, will discuss such questions as: How has the increasing support for the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment initiative affected campus climate and attitudes toward Israel? Is there evidence of greater hostility towards Jews and reports of instances of discrimination? Are the responses and interventions of the Jewish Community helpful? What has been the reaction of Jewish students and academics to the Hillel Israel guidelines? Should J St U be included in the campus Jewish Community? Is the next generation inclined to continue being actively engaged on behalf of Israel? Does the expression of support for BDS and embrace of an anti-Zionist position constitute antisemitism?
Laguna Woods Friends of Jewish Federation of Orange County will sponsor the documentary film, Beautiful Music, on Monday, November 6, at 7 PM, at Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 5. Narrated by Brooke Shields, this film showcases the relationship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and her blind autistic Palestinian music student. Devorah Schramm, an American born pianist and composer who teaches at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music, was introduced to a 9-year-old Rasha in1987, and helped her nourish her astonishing faculty for the piano for 18 years. Cost is $15.
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A book launch for Duets on Psalms by Rabbi Jack Riemer and Rabbi Elie Spitz will be held on Sunday, November 12, at 4 PM, at Congregation B’nai Israel in Tustin. Come celebrate with Rabbi Spitz at the launch of his newest book, published by Ben Yehuda Press. Books available for purchase and signing by Rabbi Spitz. Rabbi Spitz will present for 45 minutes about the book followed by wine, cheese, and book signings.
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Join Hadassah for an evening of Solidarity with Israel at 2023 Latkes and Vodka on Sunday, November 19, at 4 PM, at a location divulged upon RSVP. Participants will show support for Israel and each other in an evening of community, solidarity and inspiration. As the war in Israel rages, proceeds from this program will fulfil the urgent need to purchase medical supplies, essential equipment, and other indispensable devices for healing and saving the lives of Israel’s most severely injured victims. A generous donor will match each gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to a cumulative $1 Million, doubling the impact.
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