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”
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”
Time to show some real love for Israel and celebrate positive interactions between children of different backgrounds! Recommended by several congregation members, this wonderful, award-winning movie may remind us of the power of understanding and the importance of just being kids. Join us Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00 for the next Movie Night, sponsored by usContinue reading “Movie Night in Portsmouth”
Loved this song as a kid, and this rendition brings back memories of my father singing it on guitar… better than Peter Yarrow, sorry baby boomers.
Rabbi David, today, helped me sort through a mountain of books donated to the library. Lots of treasures, including a set of Torah texts from 1891, an American soldier’s prayerbook, and a gilded set of works by Elie Wiesel. What made my day, though, above all else, was the note on the first page ofContinue reading “Does Your Librarian say “Don’t read to Children?””
Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library Sara Lesley Arnold, librarian The library has seen a lot of action the past few months, with the religious school’s HaSefer Basakit (book-in-a-bag) program thriving and lots of new books and DVDs coming in. Sara and the library committee have been continually finding ways to better your library experience andContinue reading “May Doorpost Column”