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EVENTS AT TCS/NT

Pre-Purim Program: The Great Hamantaschen Bake Show!

Saturday, March 2nd @ 3pm at the Synagogue

Join us for a fun pre-Purim event with our Arielle Darby, our family & children educator. We will be baking our own yummy hamantaschen with a variety of fillings (the dough will be pre-made). While the hamantashcen are baking, we will make our groggers and participate in an interactive rendition of the Purim story.

Stay tuned for details on future childrens events:

  • Pre-Purim Program (Let's Make Hamantaschen!), featuring children's musician Bracha Louz.
  • Saturday, April 13th: Kid's Pesach Program
  • Sunday, May 19th: Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) Program, featuring children's musician Bracha Louz.

Conversation Pieces: Author Barbara Weisberg Talks About Her New Book

Save the Date: Sunday, March 31st @ 3pm at the Synagogue

Author and TCS member, Barbara Weisberg will join us to discuss her new book, Strong Passions: A Scandalous Divorce in Old New York. The book recounts the true story of a tumultuous marriage. In 1862, Mary Strong stunned her husband, Peter, by confessing to a two-year affair with his brother. Peter sued Mary for divorce for adultery—the only grounds in New York—but not before she accused him of forcing her into an abortion and having his own affair with the abortionist. She then kidnapped their young daughter and disappeared.

The divorce trial Strong v. Strong riveted the nation during the final throes and aftermath of the Civil War, offering a shocking glimpse into the private world of New York’s powerful and privileged elite. The book presents the chaotic courtroom and panoply of witnesses—governess, housekeeper, private detective, sisters-in-law, and many others—who provided contradictory and often salacious testimony, and then asks us to be the jury, deciding each spouse’s guilt and the possibility of a just resolution.

Publisher's Weekly calls the book "a captivating chronicle of a high-society scandal that riveted the nation...a page-turning glimpse into the lives of 19th century New York's upper crust."

Reading Jeremiah - A Series on the Prophet Jeremiah

A six-part series on the first Saturday of each month, begining in January, from 1pm-2:30pm

Jan 27 / Feb 17 / March 2, 30 / April 20 / May 11 / June 1, 22

Led by member Fran Synder @ The Chatham Synagogue

The prophet Jeremiah is the most theatrical guide for contemporary Jews to walk with the god-in-history. In 587 BCE, Jeremiah witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem and King Solomon’s Temple by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, and the beginning of the Babylonian exile. His incisive descriptions of the political situations and social conditions of his time make the ancient world feel familiar to us.

Not so his theology. Jeremiah understood the Babylonian assault as God’s punishment of Israel’s sins. He rages at God, he originates the idea of suing God, and he affronts all human authority. In the end, though, hope springs eternal. Jeremiah predicts the return to Judea and the restoration of Jerusalem. His letter to the deported community in Babylon with advice for living in exile is a model for how Jews have lived in all of our diasporas. 

This Continuing Education course will meet in the Synagogue library on the first Shabbat of every month, after services and kiddush lunch.

Click here to RSVP and please write Jeremiah in the subject line

Virtual Sit/Stand/Breathe Exercise

Every Monday, 11am-12pm

TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant Jamie Stiller is teaching a sit/stand exercise group. For the duration, the group will meet every Monday, via Zoom, from 11am - 12pm. The focus of these classes will be on building strength in your core and extremities, learning to breathe mindfully to fuel your entire body, and having fun! 

There is a $10 donation per class. Email Jamie and arrange payment (Venmo, checks, etc.).

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Meeting ID: 898 6317 0484
Password: 953995

Virtual Yoga with Jamie Stiller

Every Friday, at 9:30am
 

Our weekly Yoga classes are resuming, virtually. TCS/NT member, and dancer, choreographer, physician-assistant, Jamie Stiller, will be leading the classes. There is a $10 donation per class. Email Jamie and arrange payment (Venmo, checks, etc.).

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Meeting ID: 825 5860 0433
Password: 953995
Sat, April 20 2024 12 Nisan 5784