On Thursday, December 16, at 8:15 p.m. come to Adath Jeshurun as Live at the 92nd Street Y presents Miriam’s Mosaic: Diverse Women of the Rabbinate. The program will feature a panel of pioneering women from diverse backgrounds who have entered the clergy, including, Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, Cantor Angela Buchdahl and Rabba Sara Hurwitz.
They will discuss the challenges they faced and what they bring with them from their Syrian, Asian-American and Orthodox backgrounds. Rabbi Diana Gerson, Program Director for the New York Board of Rabbis, will moderate this program. Admission is $10 per ticket. Contact A.J.’s office to purchase tickets, 458-5359, or order online at www.adathjeshurun.com.
Following successful series last fall and spring, the Adath Jeshurun Vision Committee is continuing the Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y presentations to Louisville.
On Sunday, October 3, at 8 p.m., Tzipi Livni will deliver the Francine and Abdallah Simon State of World Jewry Lecture.
Livni is one of Israel’s highest profile and most influential political figures. She served as an officer in the IDF, and later in the Mossad, before she, along with other prominent figures in Israel, formed the Kadima Party in 2005. In 2006 she was appointed vice prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, and with the establishment of the Netanyahu government, she became leader of the Kadima Party and head of the opposition.
On Sunday, October 10, at 10 a.m., the AJ Vision Committee invites the community to enjoy a light breakfast while watching a previously broadcast interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The DVD will be shown on the same large screen used for the LIVE satellite broadcasts. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are needed to enable the congregation to plan for breakfast. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have questions about the program.
On Monday, November 29, at 8 p.m., Deborah Solomon will interview celebrated writer, actor and performer Steve Martin. Martin’s film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He’s won Emmy Awards for his television writing and two Grammy Awards for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a best-selling collection of comic pieces, “Pure Drivel” and a best-selling novella, “Shopgirl.” His most recent novel is An Object of Beauty: A Novel.
On Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m., bring the children to see Shalom Sesame’s Chanukah episode. Shalom Sesame is a new a DVD series set on Rechov Sumsum, a street in Israel, in a Sesame-created neighborhood with a mix of Israelis. Religious and secular, Russian and Ethiopian immigrants, Jews and Arabs, adults and children living alongside a cast of Muppets – including Oscar the Grouch’s Israeli cousin, Moishe Oofnik. The beloved Muppet, Grover, is a visitor to Rechov Sumsum. Through Grover’s Israel experience, the young viewer will be exposed to the diversity of Israel and Jewish life.
In honor of the series’ launch, the 92nd Street Y is broadcasting this premiere of Shalom Sesame’s 30-minute Hanukah episode, which will include a special visit from Grover live on the Y’s stage. There is no charge for this program.
On Thursday, December 16, at 8:15 p.m.the 92nd Street Y will present Miriam’s Mosaic: Diverse Women of the Rabbinate. AJ invites the community to a panel discussion of pioneering women from diverse backgrounds who have entered the clergy. Hear from Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses, Cantor Angela Buchdahl and Rabba Sara Hurwitz about the challenges they faced and what they bring with them from their Syrian, Asian-American and Orthodox backgrounds, respectively – as well as the unique characteristics they bring to their religious leadership roles as women. Rabbi Diana Gerson, Program Director at the New York Board of Rabbis, will moderate this program.
Detailed biographies of the speakers can be found at www.92y.org/live.
Admission is $10 per ticket or $25 for all three evening performances. Sponsor and donor packages are also available. Contact A.J.’s office to purchase tickets or sponsorships, 458-5359, or order online at www.adathjeshurun.com
Each program will be broadcast live via satellite from the 92nd Street Y in New York and will be an interactive experience; attendees will have the chance, during the live event, to submit questions to the speakers via email. All events will be held at Adath Jeshurun.
The Vision Committee is charged with imagining the possibilities that AJ can be and then finding ways to translate those ideas into realities. One of its first ideas was to use technology to expand programming at AJ and to support life-long learning. The LIVE from NY’s 92nd Street Y™ program supports that vision.