Issue 18

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Local News

Community to commemorate Yom Hashoah starting on May 4 at BU

The Binghamton community will commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a series of commemorative events starting on Wednesday, May 4, held by Hillel at Binghamton’s Third Generation Holocaust Survivors Committee.

“Jewish Noir” editor Wishnia to speak on May 1

The Joint Temple Concord/Temple Israel Adult Education Committee has announced that its next brunch program will be held on Sunday, May 1, at 10 am, at Temple Concord. Author Kenneth Wishnia will speak about and read from his new book, “Jewish Noir,” a collection of stories said to be about “the underside of the Jewish experience in America.”

Day trip to the Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden to see exhibit of Israel photographs

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Service, together with the Jewish Community Center’s adult program department, are planning a day trip to the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The trip is planned for Thursday, May 19. Bus departure from the JCC will be at 7 am. The bus is scheduled to return to the JCC by 8 pm.

Temple Beth-El recognizes rabbi’s 40 years of service

Beginning last October and running through next year, Temple Beth-El of Ithaca is marking the 40th anniversary of its rabbi’s service to the community with a series of lectures and classes in his honor.

Israel News

Israel shines in water conservation, recycling, renewable energy

On April 22, 196 nations across the world marked Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm.

Features

Book review: Hot mysteries for a warm spring

As a teenager, I had little to no interest in reading mysteries. My preferred genre was literary novels, although I did enjoy a few fantasy series. In college, I read Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, but only because they were considered American classics. The one exception was Dorothy Sayer’s novels, the first of which was given to me by a friend.

Opinion

Opinion or fact?

I’ve been opinionated since I was a young child. Just ask my mom: she’ll tell you I knew what I wanted and what I liked from the moment I was born.

Holiday

How a Southern Baptist and a Portuguese Holocaust hero came together

On the surface, it seems unlikely that an American composer – let alone a Southern Baptist from Alabama – would write a musical treatment about a largely unknown Holocaust hero. But for musical composer Neely Bruce, creating an oratorio depicting the life of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis during World War II, was a dive into history, politics and musical exploration.

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