Book Club: Bread Givers

Sunday, February 27th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (online). Bread Givers is a 1925 novel by Jewish-American author Anzia Yezierska. This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father’s rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Discussion led by Debbie Ann Doyle.

“Being Heard” with Nick May

Wednesday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (online). Nick May is a singer/songwriter, educator, songleader, and inclusion activist. He is also our CEH Religious School music teacher. His program, “Being Heard,” combines storytelling, singing and discussion to show the power of being inclusive. This program is presented in recognition of Jewish Disabilities and Inclusion Awareness Month (February 2022).

Another Promised Land?

Wednesday, February 9th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (online). Using rare archival materials from the collections in the Houston Jewish History Archive, this talk will highlight many of the core themes in Southern Jewish history — immigration, adaptation, socioeconomic mobility, and race relations — from a Texan perspective. Co-sponsored with the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies.

Introduction to Jewish Scribal Arts with Alexandra Casser

Saturday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM (online). This class will serve as an introduction to safrut, the Jewish scribal tradition, including materials, different handwriting styles, and the most important laws of creating a torah scroll.

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