November 24 @2pm
Join us at the musical Wonderful Town, based on the hit play and film My Sister Eileen. Sisters from Ohio, one an aspiring writer and the other an actress and dancer are newly arrived in New York City. Pursuing their dreams, they deal with broken hearts (this IS a musical) and surround themselves with a cast of characters.
We’ll have time for a quick bite and discussion at the Dean Dinning Hall before the Interfaith Service.
Tickets on your own at www.dean.edu/wonderfultown
Righteous or Self-Righteous?
Friday, December 6 @ 7:30pm at Franklin Federated Church
When someone thinks they are righteous, but you think they are self-righteous, who’s correct? When you think you’re righteous, but someone else disagrees, who’s right? How do you decide?
Egypt: What Were Those Women Up To?
Saturday, December 7 @ 9:00am at Temple Etz-Chaim
If you think you know the story of the Exodus, come read it through the eyes and fertile imagination of our Sages! They provide a truly behind-the-scenes view that might shock you and will certainly inspire you.
Creating Community Infused with Holiness
Saturday, December 7
Competition, political ideology, ignited tempers, and conspiracy threaten community cohesion – not only in the 21st century, but also in the first century House of Study. What wisdom can we glean for our time and for our own communities?
For Parents of Religious School Students at the home of Jennifer and Scott Eagerman
Sunday, December 8 at 9:45am
Kibbud Av V’em: (Honoring Parents) is Rarely as Simple as It Sounds
The mitzvah to honor parents is one of the “Top Ten,” but it is far from cut-and-dry. The sages tell us what constitutes “honor”, but they also delve into the messier situations of life when our sense of “honoring” clashes with that of our parents, and how to fulfill our obligation when our parents are especially “challenging”.
“Beyond the (Cis)Gender Binary”
Presentation by Mason Dunn
Director of Advocacy at Keshet: For LGBTQ equality in Jewish life
Join us for an exciting and engaging conversation about transgender rights and identities. We’ll cover a wide array of topics, from pronouns, to nonbinary identities, and the status of transgender rights at the local and federal level. Come with questions and curiosity to learn more about this amazing and unique community from a Jewish perspective.
Supported by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies
2019 Holiday Gift Wrapping
December 15-24 at Barnes & Noble, Bellingham
Temple Etz Chaim Sisterhood will have a gift wrapping table at Barnes & Noble in Bellingham. We are looking for volunteers to help sit at the table and gift wrap for Barnes & Noble shoppers. Please visit SignUpGenius and look over the time slots to see if you are available to help us out.
If you want to help out, but the times don’t fit your availability, please email us.