Beth David Synagogue’s Luncheon Speaker Series will continue with Dr. Howard Warner speaking on Saturday, January 13. Warner’s talk, “A Look at the Jewish Experience in Iberia,” was inspired by a trip to Portugal taken in the spring of 2019. People are encouraged to attend the morning service, which begins at 9:30 am. There is no charge for the luncheon.
“Because of my daughter Shelley’s study abroad architectural fellowship, sponsored by Rensselaer Polytech Institute,” Warner said, “I was able to pursue my passion for history by joining her during the two-and-one-half weeks that were spent in Portugal. While there, we were able to visit two synagogues, but because of security reasons were unable to gain entrance into Lisbon’s main synagogue.”
Beth David’s Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Saturday of the month. Since the monthly series’ continuation depends on the generosity of contributors, Beth David welcomes and appreciates donations to the Luncheon Fund in order to keep the program going. Donations as well as sponsorships can be made in honor of, or in memory of, someone, or to mark a special occasion. Those wishing an acknowledgment to be sent to the person being honored, or to the family of someone being remembered, can indicate that along with the necessary information. Donations can be sent to Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905, Attention: Luncheon Fund.