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Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

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August 2019

Adult Education: Science Vs. Society Lecture

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Free for Members

Science explains how the world works through observation, experimentation and mathematics. However, it does not provide meaning or a value system for human behavior. It is the community that establishes morality through legend, literature, philosophy and religion As science develops new technology it poses unintended consequences that often challenge beliefs and conventions. Conflicts have occurred throughout history and in our own times as basic ideals face the need for reexamination because both knowledge and new technology alter existing social and…

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Senator McCarter’s Senior Fair

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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The July 4th holiday is just around the corner, which means we’re drawing closer to that other mark-your-summertime-calendar event: the seventh annual Senior Fair, which will be held this year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. Don’t forget to RSVP. Nearly 100 exhibitors — including representatives from federal, state, county and local agencies such as AARP, Transnet, and the Aging and Adult Services and Veterans Affairs offices of Montgomery County as…

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Shabbat Evening Service at Keneseth Israel

August 30 @ 8:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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September 2019

Jewish Artists You Should Know – Marvin Kreithen

September 5 @ 11:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

This talk is an overview of the work of noted Jewish artists who are included in the collections of the world's top museums. Part II (from about 1940 to the present) describes the modern Jewish artists who have been recognized as the leading artists of our time. Marvin Kreithen was vice president of the Computerized Manufacturing Systems division of Bridgeport Machines, holder of 6 patents, Administrative Couple for Marriage Encounter Weekends in the 1980’s. He and his wife Leslie have…

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Shabbat Evening Service at Keneseth Israel

September 6 @ 11:00 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Tikkun Olam: The Origins of Jewish Social Justice

September 7 @ 10:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Rabbi Sussman’s Final Summer Sermon: Saturday, September 7. 10:30 a.m. - "Tikkun Olam: The Origins of Jewish Social Justice"

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Leonard Cohen: Poet, Prophet and a Broken Hallelujah – Bev Cohen

September 9 @ 10:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Leonard Norman Cohen (Sept. 21, 1934 – Nov. 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We will examine Leonard Cohen’s poetry and his singing/ songwriting career in light of his traditional Jewish upbringing in one of Montreal’s most important families. Bev Cohen is professor…

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Shabbat Evening Service at Keneseth Israel

September 13 @ 8:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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A Star’s Brunch

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$36

To start off the year, Women of Keneseth Israel and Adult Education are presenting “A Star’s Brunch” on Sept. 15. Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. Music will begin promptly at noon in the chapel. KI's very own Broadway star Lee Slobotkin, who portrayed leading roles in The Book of Mormon on Broadway and in the National Tour of Wicked, will be entertaining us with tunes from the stage, screen and more. Program and brunch $36. Program only $25. For…

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Tikkun Olam, Refugees and Me – Julie Kornfeld

September 16 @ 10:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

This program is a discussion with Julie Kornfeld, a staff attorney and long-time refugee advocate, about the global refugee crisis. Julie will share her personal connection to the cause, debunk some common misconceptions about refugees, and explain the current administration's refugee policies and their effects. Monday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Kornfeld is a staff attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), an organization based in New York that represents refugees and Special Immigrant Visa applicants before UNHCR and…

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Adult Book Discussion Group: Memento Park Program

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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An adult book discussion group at 1 p.m. (rescheduled from the spring). The only requirement to join is having read the book, Memento Park: A Novel by Mark Sarvas. This is a moderated book discussion and not a book review. Participants are expected to share their insights, reactions and comments with others who have also read the book. Memento Park is the story of a young man who becomes aware of a painting that he believes was looted from his…

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Edith Emerson on President Theodore Roosevelt

September 20 @ 10:00 am - December 20 @ 4:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Encouraged by Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf, immediately following the death of Theodore Roosevelt in 1919, Congregation Keneseth Israel (KI) commissioned a huge stained glass window in Roosevelt’s memory. This memorial window was installed at the synagogue's Broad Street building and was dedicated Nov. 2, 1919. Designed by the noted artist, Edith Emerson, the intricately faceted glass was executed by the noted D'Ascenzo Studios, Philadelphia. In the late 1950s, the glass was one of four important windows that were moved to the…

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Shabbat Evening Service at Keneseth Israel

September 20 @ 6:30 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House at Keneseth Israel

September 25 @ 10:00 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$30

The Meyers Library is thrilled to announce that best selling author, Ann Patchett, will be at Keneseth Israel on Wednesday morning Sept. 25 to read and discuss her new book, The Dutch House. This program is co-sponsored with the Open Book Bookstore. This book is set in a fictionalized Elkins Park. It is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice. Tickets are required for this program. The $30 cost includes admission, a signed copy of the book, coffee…

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Shabbat Evening Service at Keneseth Israel

September 27 @ 8:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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