Hazak Book Group (55+)
This monthly book group reads fiction and nonfiction books of Jewish interest written mostly, but not solely, by Jewish writers, and the books are chosen by the group.
September's book: Shylock is my Name
Meets at 10:00 a.m.: Sep 14; Oct 19; Nov 9; Dec 14; Jan 11; Feb 8; Mar 8; Apr 19; May 10; June 14; July 12; Aug 9
People of the Book
All are welcome to join us for a quiet, reflective, and restorative healing service. We gather once a month to sit in silence, to gently sing, and to share prayers for healing. We pray for ourselves, for people we love, for members of our community, and for the greater world. By being together, we acknowledge that we are not alone in our pain.
Teens 7-9th grade deepen their Jewish learning by pursuing their passions and interests in our Hebrew high school program.
Hazak Film & Discussion
Sunday, September 11th at 10:00 AM: All the President's Men with Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman, directed by Alan J. Pakula
Sitting at the intersection of tradition, innovation and community, the Religious School at GJC is committed to educating a new generation of children for our evolving Jewish world. Our program urges students to be curious about their Judaism, and integrates cutting edge teaching methods like Hebrew Through Movement. As they learn and explore, students build confidence in their knowledge and connection to our tradition, competency in prayer and ritual skills, and a strong sense of Jewish identity and connection.
Listening to the Lament, Finding Our Dissent
a Tish'ah b'Av program led by Maria Pulzetti
Saturday, August 13th at 8:00 PM at Germantown Jewish Centre
Service and reading of Eicha (Lamentations) following the program.
The Red Cross Blood Drive at Germantown Jewish Centre is sponsored by the GJC Men's Club. Appointments are preferred. For appointments or information, please contact Dr. David Fish at 215-885-4229 or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code: Germantown Jewish Centre
Frozen River is a complex film, starring Melissa Leo as a single mother of two boys who must sustain the family and find the money for a trailer home before her deposit is lost. She takes some risky measures she would not ordinarily take. In her desperation she also forms a strong, loyal relationship with an unlikely native American woman, which brings this ongoing national issue into focus. Major themes of the film include poverty, illegal immigration and single parenting on the face of extra ordinary adversity. Difficult and very moving.
Yom HaShoah: Bearing Witness through Poetry
with Rabbi Annie Lewis
We will come together to remember those who perished in the Shoah. Through the lens of poetry, we will bear witness, honor survivors, and pray for a world of tolerance and peace.