Location: Community House
From: Mondays, September 11, 2017-May 28, 2018 at 8:20am
Interested in building a meditation practice? Wondering “what’s Jewish” about meditation? In this weekly drop-in class, we will practice mindfulness meditation with additional inspiration from Jewish text and tradition. No prior meditation or text study experience required.
Please note there will be no class on the following days:
October 9, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 25, 2017
January 2, 2018
February 5, 2018
April 2, 2018
May 21, 2018
Location: Announced upon registration
From: Mondays, January 8 - March 26, 10:45 am
This course considers the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, exploring the sacrifices and contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. Lessons will explore a range of questions that address American and Jewish culture and identity. No prerequisite. Open to members and non-members.
From: 12:30 pm - 2:00pm
Lauded by Verdi, Debussy, and other music legends, the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini raised the standards of orchestral and operatic performance over an astonishing 69 years on the podium. Toscanini was a vehement anti-Fascist who defied Mussolini and publicly opposed Hitler. Civetta will convey the story of Toscanini’s 1936 inauguration of what is now known as the Israel Philharmonic, in solidarity with Jewish refugee musicians. For his book, The Real Toscanini, Musicians Reveal the Maestro, Civetta interviewed 50 artists who worked with the maestro.
The program, How Toscanini Fought Hitler’s Persecution of the Jews, features rare photos, recordings of rehearsals, and historical footage of Toscanini conducting.