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  • Book Discussion: Susan Faludi’s Acclaimed “In the Darkroom”

    Posted ‍‍ה כסלו ה תשעז - December 5, 2016 By in Latest News, Lifelong Learning, Special Event With | Comments Off Faludi

    For FJC Members only

    This finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi is an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. This book discussion serves as a companion to the film “Keep Quiet,” recently screened at FJC.

     

    Is identity something you “choose,” or is it the very thing you can’t escape? Join a continued exploration of these questions as we delve into Faludi’s extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world as seen through the lens of her father’s return to his native Hungary and his sex reassignment surgery. When Faludi chases the mystery of her father’s transformation, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country determined to repress its past and construct a fanciful – a virulent – nationhood.

  • All-Things-Olive Oil Reception Before Kabbalat Shabbat, December 16

    Posted By in Latest News, Special Event With | Comments Off Menorah

    All are invited to this pre-Hanukah olive-themed reception at Falmouth Jewish Congregation. Hanukah traditions incorporate oil to recall the legendary miracle of the rededicated Temple’s undefiled oil that lasted for eight days. Enjoy olives, olive-oil with bread and more at this pre-Shabbat service reception from 5:15-6:00 P.M. Kabbalat Shabbat , led by Rabbi Elias Lieberman, begins at 6:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm.​ All ages are welcome. Juice is served, as well as wine.

  • Social Action Committee Activities this Fall

    Posted ‍‍יב אלול ה תשעו - September 15, 2016 By in Latest News, Social Action With | Comments Off winter coat

    Updates from FJC’s Social Action Committee (September 2016)

     

    Update on Belonging to Each Other:

     

    Do you have time to volunteer one morning a month from December through March?  Belonging to Each Other (BTEO), the Falmouth community wide initiative to provide our homeless neighbors with shelter, is in need of drivers to transport people to medical appointments.   If you are only able to commit to one or two mornings over the course of the winter, that’s ok!  Please do add your name to the list of volunteers.  To sign up, please contact Fran Senner-Hurley

     

    Do you have graphic design talents?  Belonging to Each Other, which has recently applied for incorporation, is in need of a logo.  If you are interested in working with this group on a pro bono basis to create a logo, please contact Fran Senner-Hurley.

     

     

    Winter Clothing Drive

    September 1 we will begin collecting lightly used clean winter clothing for children and adults.  Please leave your donations in the closet next to Speen Hall.

     

     

    Call for VOLUNTEERS for Citizenship Classes

    Calling all volunteers willing to help someone in our community prepare to become a citizen!  Citizenship classes will be held at the Falmouth Public Library, starting in September on Tuesdays from 5pm – 8pm. Volunteers will be needed for both English help and partnering with an individual to help navigate the class.   Contact SCACCI (Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands), or Immigration Services in Hyannis [508-771-1727], Falmouth office coming soon to sign up as a volunteer.  Helping someone learn the language that will take him or her down the road toward citizenship will be an enriching experience!

     

    Tzedakah will benefit Heroes in Transition, Inc.

     

    In September an anonymous donor will match the first $100 donated to HIT.  Our veterans deserve our support!

    FJC’s Tzedakah Box recipient through the end of 2016 is a wonderful local organization, Heroes in Transition.  Started by Cyndy and Ken Jones after their only child Eric, a handsome Captain in the Marines, was killed in a helicopter crash while supporting a mission over Afghanistan.  Heroes raises funds for assistance dogs for veterans with PTSD and also supports the Falmouth Service Center in providing meals for military families on Joint Base Cape Cod.  During the month of September an anonymous donor will match the first $100 collected.  So please consider making a contribution as you walk by the Tzedakah Box.  If you are unable to come to FJC during September, you can mail a check to FJC made payable to Heroes in Transition.

     

    Heroes In Transition, Inc. (HIT) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization which provides assistance to military service members, currently deployed or returned, and their families.

  • Beit Sefer Raises Tzedakah for Three Great Non-Profits

    Posted ‍‍ג אלול ה תשעו - September 6, 2016 By in Latest News, Religious School With | Comments Off Bicycling

    Tzedakah Recipient Organizations – Mitzvot through Bicycling: Cyclekids and the Israel Ride (supporting both Hazon and the Arava institute)

    Beit Sefer has two terrific Tzedakah causes and three recipient organizations! We’ll learn more about these organizations and efforts throughout the year and raise Tzedakah through weekly giving and special events such as Tuesday Sinai Sundaes, our annual Tzedakah Fundraiser Dinner, Tzedakah Day, and more. Follow the links below to learn more about

     

    Cyclekids: www.cyclekids.org

    Cambridge-based CYCLE Kids is committed to strengthening the emotional and physical health of children by giving them the skills to lead active and healthy lifestyles, using the fun and practical skill of riding a bike. FJC’s Beit Sefer will be raising Tzedakah to support the purchase of curriculum books for students in nearby Fall River, MA, which has adopted the Cyclekids program.

     

    The Israel Ride, raising funds for HAZON and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel: https://israelride.org/

    The Israel Ride, five glorious days of bicycle riding with a route from Jerusalem to Eilat, is a fundraising event benefiting two innovative organizations –The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. We offer incentives to those who raise above their fundraising minimum. We also provide a series of fundraising tools to all participants, including a personalized donor website (the participant center) and information about both organizations.

    The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the premier environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, preparing future Arab and Jewish leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges. Through its activities, the Arava Institute encourages, fosters, and supports the advancement of environmental cooperation between Israel and its neighbors. Learn more

    Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community and healthier and more sustainable world for all. Through a series of retreats, food educational programs, and a growing network of like-minded organizations, Hazon provides transformative experiences and innovated educational programming within the Jewish community.

  • FJC Co-Sponsors a Benefit Concert Providing Relief for Victims of Louisiana Flooding, Sunday, Sept. 11, 4-6pm at Waquoit Congregational Church

    Posted ‍‍ל אב ה תשעו - September 3, 2016 By in Latest News, Social Action With | Comments Off louisiana

    The Waquoit Congregational Church and the Falmouth Jewish Congregation have teamed up to host a concert Sunday, Sept. 11, 4-6 p.m. at the Waquoit Church to benefit the Louisiana flood victims.  The band Ok Cajun featuring Amy and Jon Larkin, and Max Cohen will provide music; Cajun food will be available for sale. All proceeds from donations and food sales will benefit flood victims.

    Both congregations have members who are Louisiana natives and whose families and friends have been impacted by the flooding.

    The Waquoit Congregational Church is located 15 Parsons Lane and Rt. 28 in E. Falmouth. The event is free and is suitable for all ages. A free-will donation will be taken during the event. For information contact the Waquoit Church at (508) 548-5269.

    The Falmouth Enterprise ran an article on Friday, September 2 about Rich and Tee Marvin and how their family has been impacted by the floods.

     

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