The Temple Israel/Temple Concord Adult Education Group 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 two stories. Kasper’s selections were 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 past president of Temple Israel and co-chairman of the Adult Education Committee. Gilbert will read excerpts from “Mosheleh the Thief,” a “lost” novel by Sholem Aleichem, which was originally written in 1903 and serialized in a Warsaw Yiddish newspaper.
Andy Horowitz is a graduate of Binghamton University, has an M.B.A. from Syracuse University and 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. Horowitz played the leading role in the play “My Name is Asher Lev,” which was performed at Temple Israel in June 2018. He will be reading another Sholem Aleichem story, “The Town of Little People.”
Liz Rosenberg, has written more than 30 books, teaches English at Binghamton University and is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Rosenberg will read an original short story, “The Rabbi Who Wouldn’t Leave,” written by her late husband, David Bosnick.
Members of the community will be sent the Zoom link prior to the program. Anyone who does not regularly receive synagogue bulletins can receive the link by contacting Temple Israel at firstname.lastname@example.org.