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The Temple Israel Adult Education Committee will present another in a series of “Select Jewish Shorts” on Sunday, April 25, at 10:30 am. The program will be dramatic readings of select Jewish short stories.

Ben Kasper, professor emeritus at SUNY Broome, who serves on the Executive Board of Temple Israel and is co-chairman of the Adult Education Committee, will read one of the short stories. Kasper’s selection is a story written by Solomon Simon (1895-1970), who arrived in New York in 1913 and was active in the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute.
Steve Gilbert, professor emeritus of psychology at SUNY Oneonta, is a past president of the temple and co-chairman of the Adult Education Committee. He is reviewing Jewish short stories and considering selections from Michael Oren’s new book, “The Night Archer.”

Liz Rosenberg, who has written more than 30 books, teaches English at Binghamton University. She is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will read an original short story, “The Rabbi Who Wouldn’t Leave,” written by her late husband, David Bosnick.

Andy Horowitz is a graduate of Binghamton University and has an M.B.A. from Syracuse University. Horowitz is the artistic director of Galumpha Dance Company. He is on the faculty of Binghamton University, lectures on entrepreneurship, and offers choreographic workshops at schools and conservatories. He played the leading role in the play “My Name is Asher Lev,” which was performed at Temple Israel in June 2018. His choice of story will be announced in a future issue.

Members of the community will be sent out the Zoom link prior to the program. Anyone who does not receive the bulletins should contact Temple Israel at