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Congregation B’nai Jacob Adult Education Winter 2018

Special Events

Martin Luther King Commemorative Weekend

The Shoreline Soul Gospel Choir led by Angela Clemens, Friday, January 18, 6:30 pm

MLK Friday night service featuring the Shoreline Soul Gospel Choir, led by Angela Clemens, and the Sweet Singers of Congregation B’nai Jacob, led by Cantor Malachi Kanfer.  All are welcome to join us for an uplifting night of song and prayer.

Sunday, January 20 at 4 pm, Michael Koskoff, screenwriter

Screening of “Marshall,” a major film about the collaboration between a young Thurgood Marshall and a Jewish lawyer to defend an innocent black man in Bridgeport in 1940, against a backdrop of segregation and anti-Semitism.  Screenwriter and CT civil rights attorney Michael Koskoff will speak following the film.

Ongoing Classes

The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Rabbi Rona Shapiro

Saturday, 1pm, December 15

Amichai is Israel’s poet laureate.  He, more than any other poet, captures the paradoxes of faith and love and “Israeliness” in familiar language and bold simile.  We will take two Shabbat afternoons to explore a poem or two each time.  Poems will be sent out to participants ahead of time, so registration is necessary.

Learning and Prayer

Bread & Torah

EVERY Shabbat Morning Before Services, 9:00 – 9:45am

Rabbi Shapiro explores the weekly Torah portion and how its story relates to our own.  This year we will explore the Book of Jonah and the Five Megillot.  Lively discussion over bagels and coffee.  No experience necessary.

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