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  • “Securing Our Legacy For Future Generations”

    Posted ‍‍כט אייר ה תשעג - May 9, 2013 By in Latest News With | Comments Off Capital Campaign Poster2nd Set 003

    The Falmouth Jewish Congregation (FJC), the Upper Cape’s only synagogue, has launched an endowment campaign, “Securing Our Legacy For Future Generations,” to ensure a robust future. A vibrant, welcoming center for Jewish life on the Cape, FJC is seeking funds that will enable it to continue to be an innovative force, both within the Jewish community and beyond.

    The campaign goal is $3 million. As of January, 2014, we have received donations and pledges totaling $1.95 million. We welcome your interest in this campaign. To receive an information packet, please contact the temple office. (fjcoffice@comcast.net). To contribute to this campaign online, please visit our Donations page. Thank you for your interest!

  • FJC Mitzah Day, Sunday, May 5

    Posted ‍‍יט אייר ה תשעג - April 29, 2013 By in Latest News, Social Action With | Comments Off CCT #1

    Mitzvah Day 2012 063Jewish tradition instructs, “You are not obligated to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” (Pirkei Avot, 2:21) Some 80 FJC members gathered on May 5 for our annual Mitzvah Day, a chance to engage as a community in tikkun olam / repair of the world. The power of working together was palpable. Aside from the effective and meaningful work accomplished for a wide variety of organizations, this day of mitzvot brought new friendships among members of all ages. Click here for the Cape Cod Times‘ coverage, a lovely article and photo gallery from Monday, May 6.

    Projects took place both on- and off-site and were chosen to enable everyone to participate, from the most active to members who wanted a seated activity. Off-site we sent teams to:

    - Habitat for Humanity’s recently-built home in Mashpee to work on landscaping

    - Falmouth’s Shining Sea Bike Path, working with the Friends of Falmouth Bikeways to clean and tend the area of the path between Depot Ave and Locust Street

    - Falmouth Dog Park to spruce up the park for its second birthday celebration

    - Village at Cataumet to plant flowerboxes

    - Falmouth Service Center’s Community Garden to prepare and plant the FJC’s vegetable garden (all produce is donated to the Service Center)

    On-site our crews engaged in:

    - baking for Around the Table, Falmouth’s lunch program, and Hineinu, FJC’s caring committee

    - clipping and sorting coupons for the Falmouth Service Center

    - assembling birthing kits for distribution around the world

    - weeding and mulching the flower gardens at the FJC

    - creating r’fuah cards (healing/get well cards) that will be sent to members of the FJC

    Many thanks to all workers and project captains, as well as FJC’s Social Action Committee, for taking part in Mitzvah Day.

     

     

  • Find us on Facebook!

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    You can now follow the excitement generated at FJC on Facebook! Click on the icon at the top of this page or go to Facebook.com and enter “Falmouth Jewish Congregation” in the search box. If you “like” the page you’ll be able to receive all of the updates we generate. Please let your Facebook friends know of our page!

  • Yom HaShoah / Holocaust Remembrance Day Service and Film: “Never Forget to Lie” on Sunday, April 7

    Posted ‍‍כד ניסן ה תשעג - April 4, 2013 By in Latest News, Lifelong Learning With | Comments Off

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    Yom HaShoah Service and Film Program

    Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 P.M.

    Featured film: Never Forget to Lie (USA, 2012, 55 min.)

    [English & Polish with English Subtitles, Directed by Marian Marzynski]

    Over the course of his 50-year career, filmmaker Marian Marzynski has occasionally turned his cameras on himself and his story of surviving the Holocaust, which claimed the life of his father and millions of other European Jews.

    In his latest film, Marzynski returns to Poland and the Jewish ghettos of his childhood. But this time, he is not alone. In Never Forget to Lie, Marzynski chronicles the poignant, painful recollections of other child survivors. The film rescues haunting pieces of the past while exploring the conflicting feelings about national, cultural, and religious identity that mark many survivors.

    “The Holocaust story has been told by others; this is our turn,” Marzynski says. “In our old bodies, we are still children.” In this film, he explores his own wartime childhood and the experiences of other child survivors, teasing out their feelings about Poland, the Catholic Church, and the ramifications of identities forged under circumstances where survival began with the directive “never forget to lie.”

    Marzynski began his 40-year career as a journalist and popular television show host in Poland. A wry observer of life and a pioneer of European cinéma-vérité, Marzynski, has worked alongside Roman Polanski and taught many American filmmakers including Gus Van Sant. In addition to his landmark documentary Shtetl, Marzynski’s films include Settlement, and dozens of films broadcast on PBS’s Frontline and European TV.

    The FJC is one of select locations, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage (NYC) and the Coolidge Corner Cinema, where the film will be aired before it is aired on Frontline in late April. Learn more about the film at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/never-forget-to-lie/. Google the film to find radio interviews (NPR’s “Here and Now”) and press articles and interviews (Boston Globe, April 2012; Jewish Advocate, April 2012).

    is made available by the National Center for Jewish Film, housed at Brandeis University.

  • “Finding Miriam” at the FJC on Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2pm

    Posted ‍‍ב אדר ב' ה תשעג - February 12, 2013 By in Latest News, Lifelong Learning With | Comments Off

    FINDING MIRIAM, a funny, inspiring and poignant one-woman show starring Joyce Friedman, is coming to the Falmouth Jewish Congregation on Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 P.M. Weaving storytelling, song, and puppetry, Joyce brings to life her journey of discovering her relationship with her great-grandmother Miriam and the Biblical Prophetess Miriam. The music for this one-act show draws on songs from the American songbook, Broadway and folk traditions. In her quest to make peace between her great-grandmother and a biblical prophet, Joyce captures the story of an entire generation of American Jewish women and leaves the audience – both women and men, young and old(er) – more connected with their own journeys through time.

    Followed by a dessert reception and Q & A with the artist.

    This performance is scheduled to fall just before Passover (since Miriam plays an important role in the Exodus story), but it provides lively entertainment throughout the year. Come enjoy the afternoon. Bring friends. This production is open to the public. There is no charge for members. Non-member tickets, available at the door, are $10.Joyce & Luciana pottery 001

    Learn more at http://findingmiriam18.blogspot.com/.

    Written and Performed by Joyce Miriam Friedman, with Doug Hammer on piano. Directed by Margie Zohn.

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