CELEBRATE YOM HA’ATZMAUT & ISRAEL’S 70th BIRTHDAY
THIS Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm
BENJI LOVITT, Comedian – Educator
“Because The Middle East Is Funny”: Explore Israeli History Through Its Comedy
It has been said that throughout our history, Jews have laughed to keep from crying. In a country which has experienced its share of ups and downs, Israel has developed its own unique brand of humor. Benji tracks the changes in Israeli society through classic movie, TV, and comedy clips.
Admission: Complimentary Israeli refreshments
Benji Lovitt’s appearance has been made possible by the generosity of Martha and Richard Coopersmith in loving memory of Martha’s mother Lois Weaver.
CHALLAH BAKE MONDAY EVENING APRIL 30 at 7 pm!
Join your SPS Community to make challah together! Make friends, have fun, and enjoy an evening out. It is only $10 and a bottle of a wine to use as a rolling pin….and to drink from! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 212-593-3300 by April 25
or by clicking here
and putting CHALLAH BAKE into the drop down menu.
MENTAL HEALTH FORUM-
Tuesday evening May 1
How the Jewish Community Helps Individuals and Families Struggling with Mental Illness and Addiction
Numerous mental health experts, including our very own Dr. Alan Manevitz, will present important information about how to keep our brains healthy and how we can respond when we find ourselves or our loved ones in situations that are sad or dangerous. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER RABBI NAOMI LEVY MONDAY, MAY 14
Talk: 7:30 pm
Rabbi Levy will discuss her latest book Einstein and the Rabbi. She will help us understand how Jewish tradition can have an impact on our souls, and how everyone can go through a journey to feel more spiritual.
Rabbi Levy is the founder and leader of Nashuva, a groundbreaking Jewish spiritual outreach movement based in Los Angeles. She was named one of the top-fifty rabbis in America by Newsweek and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, and NPR.
Rabbi Levy is also the author of the national bestseller To Begin Again, as well as Talking to God and Hope Will Find You. She was in the first class of women to enter the Jewish Theological Seminary’s rabbinical school and the first woman in her movement to head a congregation on the West Coast.
Admission is complimentary. Einstein and the Rabbi will be available for purchase
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SHABBAT DINNER FOR YOUNG COUPLES
Friday, June 1 following services at 6:15 pm
We invite all young couples in committed relationships for an intimate evening meal. Connect with new and old friends while discussing ways to integrate Jewish practices in your blossoming families. Rabbi Rachel Ain and Rabbi Dave Levy will share ways that Judaism can enrich your partnership and connect you to each other. A traditional Shabbat meal will be served. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Cost is $36 per couple. To RSVP go to the SPS donate page
and select “young professional programming”.