Adult Engagement

Temple Sinai's Adult Engagement Committee invites you to learn, explore, and connect with your fellow congregants.

Social justice and immigration are recurring themes throughout the 2018-2019 program year, which promises to be both enriching and exciting. Here is a preview of some of our upcoming events. We looking forward to seeing you at Temple Sinai!

Behind the Scenes of From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture at Carnegie Hall with Seth Rogovoy

Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm

In anticipation of our trip to Carnegie Hall on April 15, Seth Rogovoy, creator and producer of From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture, lifts back the curtain and offers a multimedia sneak preview of the program that will celebrate the journey of Yiddish culture from Old World to New through music, song, poetry, and drama. Seth will discuss how his extraordinary cast will combine Yiddish theatre favorites and folk song repertoire with Yiddish-tinged vaudeville, art song, classical music, poetry, and Klezmer in a program that explores how Eastern European Jewish culture interacted with, and contributed to, American culture at large.

$5 Congregants; $10 Non Congregants

Shards: Putting the Pieces Together with Cantor Evan Kent

Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm

Shards, a one-man show written by Cantor Evan Kent, tells the stories of his Aliyah in Israel and his grandparents' emigration from Europe to the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century. The stories are interwoven - crossing generations, continents, and oceans.

Shards is the search for home homeland, family roots, and discovering what you didn't even know you had lost. Dr. Kent uses story, song, and even a few puppets to tell these stories - with the complex and complicated city of Jerusalem as the show's backdrop. The stories are touching and poignant and by the show's end you'll understrand how so many of the experiences are both uniquely personal and universal.

Dr. Kent, currently a member of the faculty of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, where he teaches liturgy and sacred music, is also a musical theatre performer, having starred in Jerusalem productions of Guys and Dolls, Next to Normal, Avenue Q, Singing in the Rain, and Stephen Sondheim's Assassins

This program is suitable for children 12 and older.

$18 Congregants; $25 Non Congregants; $10 Ages 12-18

Health Forum   

NEW DATE: Sunday, March 24 at 2:00pm

In the tradition of Maimonides, we value our physical well-being. 

Don't miss a panel discussion about health matters relevant to us and the people we love. Three experts will share their knowledge on a variety of topics. Donna Casali will talk about reading product labels carefully to ensure we buy safe products. Joanne Orlando will discuss home safety, aging in place, and fall prevention, and Randy Hight will discuss healthy living and cancer prevention, as well as all of the support services available to cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers.

All are welcome; free of charge.

Gateway to the Moon with Mary Morris

Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm

Award-winning novelist Mary Morris will join us for a discussion about this remarkable story of Entrada de la Luna, a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined. Interwoven throughout the present-day narrative are the powerful stories of Estrada's residents, highlighting the torture, pursuit, and resistance of the Jewish people. A beautiful novel of shared history, Gateway to the Moon is a moving and memorable portrait of a fmaily and its journey through the centuries.

Mary Morris is the author of numerous works of fiction and is a recipient of the Rome Prize in Literature and the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction.

Fee: $5 

Presented through the combined auspices of the Sid Jacobson JCC and the Jewish Book Council 
















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