April Doorpost Column

Hello Library Lovers! We at the library have been busy planning several exciting projects. First, the online library survey is available through April. Thanks for the rapid response! Please let Sara know if you would like a paper copy to fill out, it just takes two minutes. Participants can choose to be entered in aContinue reading “April Doorpost Column”

The Jews of the Seacoast NAACP

OK, I know Jews are all about justice. It shows in our giving tzedakah, community activities, even when making academic and career choices. Such involvement is definitely not unique to the Jewish community, but Justice is one culturally-ingrained Jewish value that parents begin instilling in their children at a very young age (although maybe Bibi’s parentsContinue reading “The Jews of the Seacoast NAACP”

Lincoln and the Jews at New York Historical Society

New display starting March 20th at the New York Historical Society. Contains many photos and primary sources that exhibit Lincoln’s early support for civil rights for Jewish Americans. Sure, the Civil War was highly economy-driven, but Lincoln’s decisions were clearly influenced by his deep-seated belief in equal treatment for all. An excerpt from guest blogger Harold Holzer at NYHS:Continue reading “Lincoln and the Jews at New York Historical Society”

Life of the Synagogue Exhibit

About the exhibit: Contains 76 items selected from the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection at the College of Charleston, one of the largest accessible collections of imagery related to synagogues and other aspects of Jewish life and culture around the world. Click on the image to visit the online collection!

New York Judaica Auction

New York Judaica Auction March 19th. Our library is in the midst of planning a rare book display– some of these amazing items are on our wish list! Consider planned giving to our library so we may expand our collection. Ask Sara for details or donate a single time through the Temple Website. Please specify the funds areContinue reading “New York Judaica Auction”

January Movie Night’s a Wrap

Another good turnout for this month’s movie night– great to see everybody! After the documentary, we had a great discussion about Arab and Jewish kids growing up in Israel and some of the constant struggles they have, making sense of the world around them while having limited interactions with kids of different backgrounds. We’ll beContinue reading “January Movie Night’s a Wrap”

The Arab Jewish Community Center for Tolerance and Peace

Movie night on Thursday! I recommend Dancing in Jaffa for older kids as well as adults, but with parental guidance since there is some talk about the conflict. Very uplifting, though, and a wonderful message of peace. Optional donations to the community center featured in the film that is devoted to interfaith activities for allContinue reading “The Arab Jewish Community Center for Tolerance and Peace”