The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will host the 92Y Live
program “Garrison Keillor: Reading and Reminiscing” on Sunday, February
14, at 3 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.
This will be a DVD showing of a program held at the 92nd Street Y in New
Jewish Family Service will host a dessert and games day for adults on
Wednesday, March 2, at 1 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500
Clubhouse Rd., Vestal.
The Shabbat luncheon on Saturday, February 13, at Beth David Synagogue,
39 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, will feature Karen-edis Barzman, associate
professor of art history at Binghamton University. Her talk, which will
immediate follow the free luncheon after services, will deal with a
piece of art previously hidden in storage at the university for more
than 30 years.
The KNOW Theatre, 74 Carroll St, Binghamton, will present the play
“Visiting Mr. Green” by Jeff Baron. Performances will be held on
Saturdays, February 13 and 20, at 8 pm; and Sundays, February 14 and 21,
at 3 pm, and Thursday, February 18, at 8 pm.
It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some
of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent
wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about
beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher
brands. Not anymore.
NEW YORK (JTA) – In the summer of 2011, Lizzi Heydemann returned to her
native Chicago to establish a Jewish community loosely modeled on Ikar,
the Los Angeles congregation where she had spent two years as a rabbinic
intern. She set about harvesting e-mail addresses and putting out the
word on social media. Heydemann called her community Mishkan – the
Hebrew word for the mobile sanctuary built by the ancient Israelites
from communal donations.
Even those who never reach the battlefield are affected by war.
Civilians’ actions on the homefront – everything from rationing to
collecting metal to watching for spies – in the U.S. and England during
World War II were considered part of the war effort. Recent novels focus
on the actions of two very different civilians
BERLIN (JTA) – Set amid a 1944 prisoner uprising at Auschwitz, “Son of
Saul” stood out as a long shot when its producers first applied for
funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Hillel at Binghamton is excited to be working with The Reporter to bring
you eight winter break stories from across the Jewish spectrum. Some
occur in communities close to home, others in the homeland. Some were
active participants in unique Jewish programs and others had the
opportunity to lead and observe. These short, yet meaningful, glimpses
into the lives of Binghamton’s Jewish leaders display a perspective much
deeper than their transcripts provide.
My mother told me that when I was a child, I was more upset that the
Easter Bunny didn’t visit us than I was that Santa Claus never stopped
at our house. I thought of this after reading the picture book “Dear
Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein” by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer.