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Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

How Biblical Poetry Works

  • UNC Chapel Hill--Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What makes the poetry of the Bible different from other ancient poetic traditions? Placed in its ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean context, Professor Vayntrub highlights the unique characteristics of biblical poetry and shows how novices and experts alike can appreciate the beauty and insights of these texts.

Dr. Jacqueline Vayntrub is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School and affiliated faculty in Judaic Studies at Yale University

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Aug
27
6:45 PM18:45

Triangle Jewish Chorale Auditions

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 for our upcoming fall season
Our conductor and music director, Lorena Guillén, will be holding short auditions for prospective new members of the Chorale on the evenings of Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:30 and additional date(s) as needed* . If you enjoy singing and want to experience the pleasure of performing Jewish music with a congenial group, please consider joining us. We are especially seeking Tenors and Basses.


MEMBERSHIP IN THIS GROUP IS OPEN TO ALL WHO:
can sing in tune and listen to others at the same time;
want to sing and perform in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino (among other languages)
are willing to put in the time to learn their parts;
are committed enough to attend rehearsals with great regularity! Rehearsals take place every Tuesday, 6:45-8:45pm in the Community Hall of the Levin Jewish Community Center in Durham.

TO SING WITH US:
You do need a rudimentary knowledge of musical notation
You don't have to be Jewish
You do need to set up a low pressure audition with our conductor

*Contact Bernard Most at bmost@nc.rr.com or (919) 493-1288 for further information or to schedule an audition.
Additional information about the chorale may be found at our website:
http://www.trianglejewishchorale.org

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Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Jews as a Class: Between Race and Religion in the Civil War South

  • UNC Chapel Hill--Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

One of the most infamous instances of American antisemitism is General Ulysses S. Grant’s 1862 General Order Number 11, which banned “Jews, as a class” from the Department of Tennessee. This presentation will revisit this language of southern Jews “as a class” in historical context, showing how Jews and non-Jews alike struggled to categorize Jews in a region – and a nation – dominated by Protestant religion and a rigid racial binary.

Shari Rabin is assistant professor of Jewish studies and religion at Oberlin College.

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Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Martin Buber. A Life of Faith and Dissent

  • UNC Chapel Hill--Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture will focus on Buber’s concept of faith as life-long process in which one faces the existential ambiguities of interpersonal relations and the anguished realities of modern Jewish life.

Paul Mendes-Flohr is a professor emeritus of modern Jewish thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and professor emeritus of Jewish intellectual history at the University of Chicago.

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Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Nov
1
to Dec 1

JFS Chanukah Gift Drive Collection

2019 JFS Chanukah Gift Drive! 

Shine a light for a child! 

Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services will again be organizing a gift drive to benefit families and individuals in the Jewish community  

who are facing economic and social challenges. 

Last year JFS and the Jewish community provided a happier Chanukah for over 25 families and over 30 individuals with gifts, gift cards and prepared Chanukah meals!  

With your help, we can reach these families and more in our community. 

I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to help JFS identify families within the Jewish community who might be in need of additional support during the holiday season as well as encourage community members to participate in this year’s JFS Chanukah Gift Drive. 

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish

  • UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture explores the role of Yiddish in Freud’s writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Was Yiddish, as the French psychoanalyst Max Kohn suggests, the “unconscious” of Freud’s German works? Were Yiddish translations a minor episode in the dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as the “lost originals” of Freud’s German writings?

Professor Naomi Seidman is the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, and a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.

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Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Jewish Essentials Class

The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area rabbis present a ten week introductory course to Judaism. The class offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends a pathway to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood Religious School Education.

All classes will be held at Beth Meyer Synagogue and will be taught by local rabbis.
Class Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October, 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13

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Federation Feeds: A Fun Foodraiser for JFS
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Federation Feeds: A Fun Foodraiser for JFS

FEDERATION FEEDS pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local restaurants within our community, while raising significant awareness to the mission of Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services. During this special evening, restaurants present their signature dishes for the tasting while guests enjoy interactive activities, silent auction, cash bar, and music.

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Maccabi USA Fun Run

Maccabi USA Raleigh FLF invites Maccabi USA Alumni, Athletes, family members and all our friends in the Triangle area, to join our first Maccabi FunRun in Raleigh, to bring together the Jewish community for a day of sports and fundraising for local Jewish and Israeli charities, and the Global Maccabi Movement.

What is a FunRun? Check out this video from Maccabi FunsRuns in 2018! https://vimeo.com/312683482

All are welcome to participate in the FunRun and/or join to cheer and hang out with friends!
There will also be an awesome post-FunRun After-Party, Athlete Send-Off for our Maccabi USA athletes, coaches and other team members going to Mexico City and Budapest this summer!

DATE: Sunday, June 23, 2019
WHAT: 1K, 3K or 5K (Run or Walk)
TIME: TBC
MEETING SPOT: Bond Park- Cary, NC 27513
AREA FOR FUNRUN: Run will take place within Bond Park. The FunRun will be mapped out for each K. More info soon.
PARTICIPATION FEE: Amount TBD (includes T-shirt, snacks and official Maccabi FunRun medal after the finish line). There will also be an opportunity to contribute to your charity partner of choice when you register!

*** Please fill in this form to receive more information: https://forms.gle/pCCdNGE5PMETP8Kc8

This summer, Maccabi USA FLF - Future Leaders Forum is excited to host our first team of "Maccabi FunRuns" across the USA, in Philadelphia, Raleigh, DC and South Florida, in partnership with 20+ Maccabi FunRuns in Europe, Israel and South Africa, as part of the global Maccabi FLF Movement. Visit www.MaccabiUSAFLF.com for more information.

The Maccabi FunRun is the largest, international Jewish Sports, Community and Charity Day. This summer, Maccabi USA FunRuns will also be send-offs to Maccabi USA Athletes who will be traveling to the European Maccabi Games in Budapest and the PanAm Maccabi Games in Mexico City.

~ Want to run, walk, or come cheer on family and friends?
~ Interested in getting involved as part of the Raleigh FLF FunRun Team in planning before and/or volunteering day-of?
~ Have a non-profit or shul that wants to partner and raise funds with the FunRun?
~ Want to sponsor t-shirts, medals, snacks or anything else?
~ Want to just come to the after party?

Message the Event, fill out the google form or FB/email one of the Maccabi USA Raleigh FLF Chairs:

Stephanie Musinsky @ smusinsky96@gmail.com
Josh Blank @ jblank@elon.edu

Maccabi USA FLF (Future Leaders Forum) is one of the Young Leadership Development Programs of Maccabi USA, in partnership with the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC) (EMC).

Maccabi USA, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, endeavors, through sports, to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish pride, strengthening Jewish bonds and by creating a heightened awareness of Israel and Jewish identity. The organization seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish youth in the United States, Israel and the Diaspora through athletic, cultural and educational programs. To learn more about Maccabi USA, please visit www.maccabiusa.com.

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Hadassah Party Around The Pool

  • Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grab your pool attire and your dancing shoes!
It’s time to celebrate with your Raleigh Hadassah friends!

Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m. at the JCC, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh

We’ll have Havdalah, desserts, summery beverages and music. Plus, a FUNdraising activity that will surely be the talk of the town.

$20/person; significant others welcome (adults only)

To participate in our fun fundraising elimination activity, sign-up to purchase a lei for $18. If you purchase more than one lei (multiples of $18) you’ll have a better opportunity to win! We will be giving away special 
prizes for this event! 
 
RSVP by May 27. 

Questions? Contact Joan Addicks at addicksw@gmail.com or 304-685-9448.

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Triangle Jewish Chorale Concert

The Triangle Jewish Chorale Presents
Celebrating North Carolina Composers: Secular and Sacred Works by Alejandro Rutty and Allan Friedman

Alejandro Rutty’s Down Home Cantata uses oral histories from North Carolina families to tell the story of the hopes, aspirations, and realities of Jewish immigrants to our state.   Allan Friedman’s American Variations on Kabbalat Shabbat, in the words of one of its psalms, “sings to Adonai a new song”.   Both works were  commissioned by and for the Triangle Jewish Chorale.

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May
18
9:00 PM21:00

BMS First Annual Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament

First Annual Beth Meyer Texas Hold’ em Poker Fundraiser!

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. 
Where: Beth Meyer Synagogue
Buy in: Poker Players $60.00 with RSVP; $65.00 at the door.

***WINNER takes home 50% of the Buy***

Food and Drink: Dessert buffet and beverages provided (including beer, wine and non-alcoholic). 

Added Bonus: For non-poker playing spouses or significant others, tables will be available for Mah Jongg and other games with access to food and drink, at no charge, if accompanying a poker player.

Register online at www.bethmeyer.org 

Questions: Contact Adam at adam@servicewithcare.com

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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Beth Shalom Fine Art and Fun Art Show and Sale

Please plan on attending our spring fundraiser, which will display a variety of artwork by local artists! Just in time for Mother’s Day, this is a perfect opportunity to decorate your home or find a gift for a loved one! Enjoy a glass of wine while you stroll through our show, talking with our local artists and meeting other art lovers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Beth Shalom. We will accept all forms of payment.

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beth Shalom to Celebrate Second Passover Seder

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us on Saturday, April 20, for our annual Second Night Seder at Beth Shalom. This is a long time tradition with Rabbi Edery giving a creative and meaningful family service. Traditional and unique Passover dishes are served during the meal, many of which are homemade. This has been a well-attended evening, with friends -- both old and new -- sharing a meal and a holiday. Registration is due by April 15. To learn more and to register, click on this link: https://form.jotform.com/90627465579168

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Chabad Young Professionals Seder

Join us to connect, dine, and be inspired with fellow Young Jewish professionals at the CYP Seder. 
Overwhelmed by the never-ending Hebrew?
Looking for a Seder with a young and fun crowd?
Can't make it home for the holiday?
Or maybe you just want to experience what a four-course Seder with a huge selection of wine feels like? Well, there is a seat for you at the CYP Seder! 

Some CYP Seder Highlights: 
- Pre-Seder Happy Hour 
- Pre-Seder Buffet
- International selection of fine wines
- Artisan handmade Matzah 
- Contemporary Passover insights
- Haggadah in both Hebrew and English 
- Exquisite 4 course dinner 

Hosted by Rabbi Zalmy and Mushka Dubinsky at a private Downtown venue.
Address will be provided upon RSVP. 

Friday, April 19:
7:30 PM Happy Hour/Buffet and Candle-lighting
8:15 PM Seder begins 

Prepaid reservations only. Space is limited. To RSVP, visit http://cypseder.eventbrite.com
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If needed, please contact rabbizalmy@cypraleigh.org

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Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration

The 2019 State of North Carolina Holocaust Commemoration will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Raleigh at Temple Beth Or (Satisky Hall), 3-5pm. The Featured Speakers will be

  • Esther Gutman Lederman, who survived as a hidden teenager with a Catholic family in Poland. Ms. Lederman’s memoir is Hiding for Our Lives: The Wartime Memoirs of Esther Gutman Lederman and Ezjel Lederman (2007).

  • Mark Werner, son of Harold Werner, a Jewish partisan fighter in occupied Poland, whose memoir is Fighting Back: A Memoir of Jewish Resistance in WWII (1994).

The Annual Commemorations feature

  • A Holocaust survivor or scholar as the guest speaker

  • Student writing, artistic creations, vocal and dramatic performances, and other Holocaust projects.

  • Presentations by state officials, clergy, and others

  • A candle-lighting ceremony.

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

Moments of Enlightenment: German Jewish Interactions

In honor of Jonathan M. Hess, former director of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and department chair of the UNC department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Moments of Enlightenment: German Jewish Interactions from the 18th century to the present.

This three day conference brings together colleagues and collaborators, as well as former students, of Jonathan Hess. Please visit jewishstudies.unc.edu in early 2019 for full program and details, such as venue locations.

Co-sponsored by UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, UNC IAH, Duke Center for Jewish Studies, Duke University Germanic Languages and Literature.

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Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Whither Sephardic Music?

  • UNC Chapel Hill, Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Sephardic studies develop with great impetus as a new field within American Jewish Studies the question of how musicology participates in them remains open. Surveying the present state of Sephardic music research, this lecture will explore some future prospects in this area of musical inquiry not only in its Jewish contexts but beyond them, in Hispanic and world music perspectives.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations required. It will be held in Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium.

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Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday Conversations on Sage-ing

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gather in circle each session to explore the Sage-ing® process, enabling us to live the second half of our lives aging more consciously. Topics include our images of aging, relationships, aging as a spiritual journey, life review, the gift of forgiveness, facing personal mortality. Bring a journal and an open heart each session as we deepen our knowing of self and one another. This is the first of three sessions - April 4th, April 18th, and May 2nd.

Please register at www.yavneh-raleigh.org/sage-ing to help us plan set up and materials for each session. There is no cost to attend, although donations to support Yavneh programming will be accepted. Popcorn/snacks provided.

Facilitator Stacy Grove is a Jewish Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Director, a member of Yavneh, and part-time Pastoral Care Minister at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

This offering is based on the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, who published from AGE-ing to SAGE-ing, which proposed a profound new vision of growing older. He established the Spiritual Eldering Institute in 1997, that later became Sage-ing® and Sage-ing® International. Many now gather in circles throughout the country to share their wisdom of the elder years.

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Raleigh Women's Seder
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Raleigh Women's Seder

Share in ritual, ruach, friendship, and dinner at a special inter-generational Passover seder for women and girls.
Explore the Haggadah with an emphasis on the role of women.
A traditional Passover dinner will be served.
Final deadline for registration is Sunday, March 10, 2019. Space is limited!

Sponsored by Temple Beth Or Sisterhood, Beth Meyer Sisterhood, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Raleigh Hadassah, and Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

If you would like to attend, please call Maxine Smith at 919-389-2005.

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Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

TBO Presents: Scientists in Synagogues: Memory and Judaism

Where do religion and science intersect? Please join us for a series of thought-provoking lectures and learning on how tradition influences memory. Experts in the field will discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from the philosophical to the biology of functional memory. Everyone is welcome to attend.

7:30 – 9:00 PM March 27, April 11, April 17, April 24, May 1 
We have an outstanding faculty: 
• Rabbi Leah Citrin, Associate at Rabbi Temple Beth Or (March 27)
• Jessica Cohen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. (May 1)
• Mitch Freedman, M.D., Neurologist at Raleigh Neurology Associates (April 11)
• Motti Inbari, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (April 17)
• John Meitzen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University (March 27, April 24)

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Chai Tech Triangle Networking Group

Chai Tech seeks to bring together Jewish Professionals in both the High Tech community as well as professionals that support the companies in that industry including agency professionals, attorneys and other service providers. The concept was 1st created in the Mid-90's by the Jewish Federation (CJP) in Boston and has been implemented by Jewish communities throughout the United States as their High Tech professional grow in number and experience. This event is purely for networking with some content provided by one of our organizational supporters. There is no charge for this event, attendees are responsible for their own expenses. On-Street parking is generally available as is a public parking lot less than a block away. To RSVP, visit https://www.meetup.com/Chai-Tech/events/259511204/

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Beth Shalom's Purim Celebration

Purim, Y’all! Join us at Beth Shalom on Friday, March 22 as we celebrate Purim with a little something for everyone. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m., with a Purim carnival geared toward families with young children. Our Purim Shabbat Y’all Service begins at 7:30, complete with a Beatles Purim sing-along! And make sure you don’t miss out on the homemade hamentaschen at our Oneg, immediately following services.

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Mar
17
10:45 AM10:45

Seven Steps to Wholeness and Healing: A Celebration of Seven Years at Libi Eir Mikveh

Learn more about the mikveh! Breakout sessions include:

• Interactive Tour of the Mikveh

• Text Learning

• Exploring the Ritual in Life Transitions

• Panel Conversation with Mikveh Users sharing their experiences and answering questions

No fee, but registration is required: https://bethmeyer.org/civicrm/event/register?id=3829&reset=1

Registration can also be found on the Bethmeyer.org website calendar by clicking on the event, and then clicking “register now.”

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Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

I ♥ Purim: Saturday Night Fever

Get your groove on and practice the hustle, because we’re celebrating Purim circa the late 1970s and Studio 54. Slide into those platform shoes and shimmering satin, slip into that polyester suit and fly collar, and we’ll meet you under the disco ball. (But leave the roller skates at home!)

We’ll have music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and flip-side cocktails (as in “Catch you on the flip side”). Dress to impress in disco glamourous attire, though costumes are not required.

Proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Fund. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities call Mary Blake: (919) 664-6807.

$65 per person

  • $45 Young professional (under age 40)

  • Proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Fund

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Reel Israel Documentary Film Festival

The REEL Israel Documentary Film Festival brings examples of the very best recent Israeli documentaries to the Triangle. Over the course of five days, viewers will see award-winning and critically acclaimed films that explore Israel from angles rarely seen in the news: heart-wrenching stories about family and friendship, life and death, and revelations of the past. 

The filmmakers offer sober examinations of their country’s historical and social challenges. The films differ from each other aesthetically and thematically, but share the common goal of unearthing the multi-faceted perspectives and complex realities that lie beyond the headlines of Israel today: the story of a Palestinian child living in an Israeli hospital with his grandfather; the relationship between two sisters, one of whom became a nun; a veterinary hospital for wild animals: a Bedouin family residing for many years in a Jewish town who seeks to bury the mother in a local cemetery; and the recent discovery of discriminatory immigration practices in the early days of Israel.

Films were selected by Duke University Professor and film scholar Shai Ginsburg who notes, “These documentaries present viewers with rare glimpses into the everyday experiences of marginalized communities, and the struggles of various ethnic, religious, and political movements to survive and thrive in the complex experiment of creating a Jewish and democratic society.”

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Feb
24
2:30 PM14:30

Triangle Jewish Chorale Concert

In the Embrace of the Tango. Perhaps no dance form other than Salomé with her seven veils is as alluring and sensuous as the tango! Originating in lower-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the turn of the 20th century, the tango was fruitfully influenced by an admixture of cultural traditions, including the violin technique of various Jewish new immigrants. The Triangle Jewish Chorale and the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble are proud to present a representative sampling of tango music, from classics of the repertoire by Jewish-Argentinian composers to tango songs created for the New York Yiddish theater and pre-WW2 European versions inspired by the recently exported Argentinian tango. 
A tango dance demonstration/lesson by Alicia and Eduardo is at 2:30 pm in the lobby, followed by the concert at 3:00 pm in the hall. Admission is free, donations accepted.

For more information: moreinfo@trianglejewishchorale.org
www.trianglejewishchorale.org

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Editor Scott Davis presents: 'The Dark Young Man' by Jacob Dinezon

A tale of suspense, betrayal, love, and death, this is a startling fictional account of mid-nineteenth century Jewish life, culture, and religion by a beloved author and masterful storyteller. Davis is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, storyteller, and collector of Jewish short stories from turn of the twentieth-century Eastern Europe. He is the author of Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories and Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik.

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

A Blue & White Affair

In the spirit of L’dor V’dor, A Blue & White Affair supports education and programs across the generations at Beth Meyer Synagogue.
Tickets are $90 each and include dinner, drinks & entertainment
Blue & White Attire Optional
Purchase tickets by returning the enclosed RSVP card with a check to Beth Meyer or purchasing them online: www.bethmeyer.org/BlueWhiteAffair
Questions: Email events@bethmeyer.org

Sponsorship of this program is available at a variety of support levels.
Participation in all sponsorship levels includes acknowledgement of your generosity on the Beth Meyer website, event signage, the commemorative menu, and in HaMaggid (monthly newsletter) which reaches over 470 families in our community. All sponsorship levels include at least 2 tickets for A Blue & White Affair. There are both personal and corporate opportunities available.
Please see reverse side of the enclosed response card for details. If you are interested in sponsoring A Blue & White Affair, please contact events@bethmeyer.org

Blue & White for Kids!
A free childcare program for attendees of A Blue & White Affair.
Adults attending A Blue & White Affair are welcome to bring their kids ages 7-13 for a simultaneous program in the Satisky Building. Beth Meyer’s teens and youth staff will run games and activities, show a movie, and keep kids entertained until A Blue & White Affair ends. RSVPs are due by February 18th.

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Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

The Nazi Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish

The Holocaust and the new post-war order brought about a near-total end to the Yiddish culture that had sustained Eastern European Jewry for centuries. This talk, by Wake Forest University historian Barry Trachtenberg, examines the complicated history of Di algemeyne entsiklopedye (The General Encyclopedia, Berlin, Paris, New York: 1932-1966), which was one of the only successful efforts to bridge the pre- and post-Holocaust eras, and to link Yiddish speakers to one another after they were scattered to the far reaches of the globe. Initially conceived in the early 1930s as a tool to modernize the many millions of Yiddish readers, the encyclopedia became a means to work through the growing crises prompted by Nazism, the murder of European Jewry, and eventually, the effort to assist Yiddish-speaking Jews resettle into their new lives after the war.

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Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Triangle Jewish Chorale Auditions

  • 805 Mill Greens Court Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)
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CALL FOR SINGERS TO THE “TRIANGLE JEWISH CHORALE”
www.trianglejewishchorale.org
You don’t have to be Jewish to sing with the Triangle Jewish Chorale! If you are interested in singing Jewish-inspired music in various genres and languages, we are seeking voices to join the chorale (in particular tenors and basses). Our conductor, Dr. Lorena Guillen, will hold auditions for all applicants the evenings of Jan. 15 and 22, 2019. Prospective singers have to commit to attending Tuesday evening rehearsals (6:45 TO 8:45 PM) at the Levin JCC in Durham, and to singing in our Feb. 24 and May 19, 2019 concert. If you are interested in auditioning, or would like more information, please contact:
Bernard Most ((Auditions Coordinator): bmost@nc.rr.com   919 493-1288 or
Dr. Lorena Guillen (TJC Music Director): lorenaguillen70@hotmail.com

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Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Hasidism: A New History

This lecture will present the major findings by a team of scholars about the history of Hasidism, from its origins in the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. This pietistic movement started in a remote corner of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, but, by the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it became a central actor on the stage of modern Jewish history. Despite predictions of its demise after the Holocaust, Hasidism today has around three-quarter of a million followers and continues to fascinate Jews and non-Jews alike. David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis.

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Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Triangle Jewish Chorale Auditions

  • 805 Mill Greens Court Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CALL FOR SINGERS TO THE “TRIANGLE JEWISH CHORALE”
www.trianglejewishchorale.org
You don’t have to be Jewish to sing with the Triangle Jewish Chorale! If you are interested in singing Jewish-inspired music in various genres and languages, we are seeking voices to join the chorale (in particular tenors and basses). Our conductor, Dr. Lorena Guillen, will hold auditions for all applicants the evenings of Jan. 15 and 22, 2019. Prospective singers have to commit to attending Tuesday evening rehearsals (6:45 TO 8:45 PM) at the Levin JCC in Durham, and to singing in our Feb. 24 and May 19, 2019 concert. If you are interested in auditioning, or would like more information, please contact:
Bernard Most ((Auditions Coordinator): bmost@nc.rr.com   919 493-1288 or
Dr. Lorena Guillen (TJC Music Director): lorenaguillen70@hotmail.com

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Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Position of Jews in Putin’s Base and Foreign Policy

Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies

Robert Jenkins, Prof. Political Science, UNC.
The Position of Jews in Putin’s Base and Foreign Policy.
From the Russian role in Ukraine to the summit of Presidents Putin and Trump, Russia is portrayed as an authoritarian regime driven by a new nationalism and hybrid methods of conflict. The presentation examines the bases of Putin’s political power, including the place of Jews, and the corresponding relations of Russia and the West.

All sessions meet at the National Humanities Center in RTP
Mondays. 7:30 –9:30 p.m.
Series Fee: $20 per person, full time students $5.00
Contact: Ronni Marblestone: 919-848-3752

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