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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
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
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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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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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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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
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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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)
  • 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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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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Dec
2
5:30 PM17:30

Lights and Latkes Hanukkah Celebration

Our second annual Lights & Latkes preschool fundraiser is on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m in the Beth Meyer Synagogue Social Hall. We will have latkes and other festive foods, crafts for kids, a dreidel spinning content, a group menorah lighting, selfie station and more. Tacky Hanukkah outfits encouraged! This event is open to the public. All are welcome.

Tickets: $10 for children 3-18, $12 for adults
At the door tickets: $12 for children 3-18, $15 for adults

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.bethmeyerpreschool.org/lights-latkes/

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Handmade Hanukkah Market

You are invited to a community Handmade Hanukkah Market at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh on Sunday, December 2nd, from 10AM – 3PM. Jewish artisans will be displaying and selling their work, ranging in style from textiles and photography to jewelry, pottery, paintings, baked goods, and much more. Shop local, support your community, and find great gifts for your loved ones, just in time for the holidays! This event is free to attend and open to all.

Visit www.HanukkahMarket.com for more information

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Who Were Those Mordecais?

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Mordecai family that lived in the big yellow house on Wake Forest Road? Come join us to hear a presentation by Emily Bingham & meet some of the Mordecai family descendants! Bingham’s book, Mordecai: An Early American Family, is a multigenerational study of the colonial and antebellum Jewish family family of North Carolina & Virginia. 

Today, descendants of the Mordecais are alive & well in North Carolina. The family will share memorabilia, favorite stories, & memories of the Mordecai House. So please join us for this Saturday presentation & learn a little more about one of Raleigh’s oldest families!

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Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Changing Landscape of the Israeli-Iranian Relationship

Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies

Nov. 19, Robert Moog, International Studies Prof. at NCSU.
The Changing Landscape of the Israeli-Iranian Relationship.
Since the Likud government continues to see Iran as an existential threat to the country, the lecture would look at some issues such as: our pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran; the Israeli alignment with conservative gulf states; the latest stage of the Syrian conflict and Iran's continued role there; (our pulling out of Syria?); and the seemingly enhanced role that Russia now plays in Israeli concerns vis-a-vis Syria. 

All sessions meet at the National Humanities Center in RTP, 7 TW Alexander Drive, Durham, NC
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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Nov
19
5:30 PM17:30

Mikhail Krutikov: “History Will Judge Us by Our Buildings”

Hosted by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and CSEEES: An academic lecture with Mikhail Krutikov. 


Mikhail Krutikov is Preston R. Tisch professor of Slavic and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1905-1914 (Stanford University Press, 2001) and From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener (Stanford University Press, 2011); he co-edited nine collections on Yiddish literature and culture, most recently, with Gennady Estraikh, Three Cities of Yiddish: St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow,. (Oxford: Legenda, forthcoming in November 2016). His new book, Der Nister’s Soviet Years: Yiddish Writer as Witness to the People, is forthcoming with Indiana University Press in 2019. His current project explores representations of urban space in Jewish literatures. Since 1999 he has been a cultural columnist for the Yiddish Forward, and his collection of essays Tsvish shures (Between Lines) is forthcoming this year.

Details: https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/event/mikhail-krutikov-academic-lecture/

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Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Triangle Jewish Chorale Concert

  • The Levin Jewish Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Triangle Jewish Chorale presents: Israel at 70: A History in Song
From a poem written before the establishment of the State in 1948, and set to a Bukharian melody, to a song written decades later by Naomi Shemer and performed in 2018 by 12,000 Israelis, Israeli musicians have created a history of Israel in their songs.  We celebrate both the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State and the composers who have created this uniquely Israeli body of music.
Sunday November 18, 2018 3:00 p.m. The Levin Jewish Community Center 1937 W. Cornwallis Road, Durham

Free Admission – contributions accepted

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Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

"What's Not to Like?" Yiddish concert

  • Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is the ninth annual "What's Not to Like?" Yiddish songfest. The music isn't done in the "Klezmer" style; instead the instruments are violins, viola da gamba, and piano. All of the singers are local. After the concert, there's free Kosher food. All proceeds from the concert go to Urban Ministries of Durham, a non-sectarian charity. Call 919-682-7468 for information and/or tickets.

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Nov
11
to Nov 13

Wandering Objects: Collecting and Interpreting Jewish Things

  • North Carolina Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join curators, art historians, folklorists, anthropologists, religious scholars, philosophers, cultural critics, private collectors, and community leaders for an international symposium probing the changing meanings of Jewish ritual objects and material culture today through their display and interpretation in museums, and as instruments of inquiry and education.
November 11-13, 2018
Jointly organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visit the conference web pages for all details, including the program schedule, keynote lecture description, venue directions/parking, and registration. 

https://jewishstudies.unc.edu/events/wandering-objects/

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Jewish Day of Global Learning at Beth Meyer

Sunday Brunch - Extraordinary Passages
Sunday morning is a perfect time to come together and learn . . . and eat! Join us for a nosh and a program at our Sunday Morning Brunch Series, 10 a.m. - noon.Reservations are requested. Sunday, Nov 11, Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels - Global Day of Jewish Learning. For more information or to register, visit: https://bethmeyer.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D3404%26reset%3D1.

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Jonathan Weisman: Antisemitism and the Jewish Experience in the South

Hosted by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies:
Antisemitism and the Jewish Experience in the South
The lecture will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Jonathan Weisman is a Deputy Washington Editor and Congress Editor at The New York Times. He covered Congress, politics and economics for The Times. His journalism career has taken him from The Oakland Tribune to The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal before he found himself at The Times. His 2014 novel, No. 4 Imperial Lane, was a Chautauqua Prize finalist, Amazon Best Book of the Month and Great Group Reads Pick at the Women’s National Book Association. His new book, (((Semitism))) is a rumination on the rise of anti-Semitism, racism and hate in the era of Trump, and what should be done to confront it.

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Beth Meyer Men's Club is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Social Hall at Beth Meyer Synagogue on Sunday, October 21 from 9 to 1:30. Appointments may be made online on the Red Cross Appointment System by entering "Beth Meyer" as the sponsor code. Contact bethmeyerblood@gmail.com for more information.

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