Join the B'nai B'rith Henry Monsky Lodge of Omaha, Nebraska, for our next Breadbreakers Luncheon on September 25 at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Auditorium from noon to 1 PM.
Guest Speaker: Maya Karmely, The Consul for Public Affairs, representing the Israeli Consulate in the Midwest.
The program is free and an optional lunch (Kosher) is available for $11.
The program is open to the entire Omaha community.
Breadbreakers brings you the prominent and preeminent, the interesting, and the influential – each week.
Join the Liaison Committee, a project of the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Israel, for a symposium entitled “Israeli Christians: breaking free? The advent of an independent Christian voice in Israel” on Monday, September 23 at 17:00 at Djanogly Hall, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem.
Speakers at the symposium will include:
Responses will be delivered by:
The event will take place in Hebrew with simultaneous English translation.
The “Liaison Committee” is an informal Jewish-Christian initiative aimed at fostering better mutual respect and understanding between local Jews and Christians, and is as a platform for raising and resolving issues that impact on both communities. It was reconstituted by the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Israel in 2010. The Liaison Committee’s last event was a symposium entitled “Radicalization and Purging of Minorities in the Middle East: How should the West Respond?” Speakers at the event were Dr. Qanta Ahmed—a British-educated US medical doctor, author of “In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom,” and frequent commentator against radical Islam—and Bar-Ilan University Arab affairs expert Michael Widlanski, author of “Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat.” See the presentations on the PCIME Facebook page http://vimeo.com/67217664.
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Join fellow B'nai B'rith UK members and leaders from the Jewish community throughout Europe for the 2013 "European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage" from September 15-29.
This year's theme is "Judaism and the Natural World."
> Historic synagogue tours
> Heritage walks
> Guided community tours
> Art lectures
> Musical performances
> and more.
As Heritage Days fall over Succot this year, many synagogues across the country will be opening up their Succah to the public and providing seasonal refreshments, as well as on-site guides to explain about the meaning of the festival and the food that is eaten at this time of year. In London, these include Bevis Marks, East London Central Synagogue, Hampstead Synagogue, Lauderdale Road, Edgware & District Reform Synagogue, Stanmore & Canons Park United Synagogue, the New West End Synagogue, Sandys Row and the West London Synagogue.
Regionally, shuls in Brighton & Hove, Chatham, Cheltenham, Exeter, Liverpool, Ramsgate, Oxford, Birmingham, Bradford,
Glasgow, Cornwall, Thanet, Manchester, Reading and Hull will all open their doors to the public.
Venues offering events this year include the Wiener Library, Ben Uri Art Gallery, the London Jewish Cultural Centre, the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Manchester Jewish Museum. There will even be a visit to the walled garden at Lambeth Palace.
Around the country, new Heritage Trails and guided walks offer visitors the chance to explore towns rich in Jewish history, including the beautiful city of York. Our walking tour guides from Go London Tours have created bespoke walks for B’nai B’rith this year, encompassing areas linked with high profile personalities who figured prominently in the history of BBUK.
In the spirit of interfaith outreach and understanding of Jewish culture, everyone is welcome!
To learn more visit http://www.bbuk.org/heritagedays.html.
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