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Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

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8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
(215) 887-8700 https://kenesethisrael.org/

October 2019

Adult Education at Keneseth Israel

October 17 @ 11:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Tom Gardner will tell his story of what might be considered "American Downton Abbey" c. 1969. The story begins when he was 19 and took a summer job as a houseman for Mrs. Robert R. Young at her Newport, R.I. mansion. He also worked for Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post at her Palm Beach winder home, Mar-A-Lago. He will tell of his experiences in five WASP and five Jewish households. Thomas Gardner has been a major antique dealer in both New…

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Family Shabbat Sukkot at Keneseth Israel

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Family Shabbat Sukkot service at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Jewish Literature Lecture

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. presents "Masterpieces of Jewish Literature: The Spiritual World of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel." Free for members. $10 for non-members. To register, contact Pam at 215-887-8700.  

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Lecture on John Marshall

October 24 @ 11:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Stan Siegel will discuss John Marshall, an American politician and lawyer who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. Siegel will discuss Marshall's political background as a Federalist and his impact on our judicial system. Siegel is a graduate of The City College of New York and Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and is a former professor at Temple University.

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Lecture on Teddy Roosevelt, Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf and the American Jewish Community

October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Please join us Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. when Rabbi Lance J. Sussman Ph.D. will speak, in a post-service presentation in celebration of the Temple Judea Museum's current exhibition: "...Service in Every Cause which Seemed Right and Good." The title of Rabbi Sussman's talk is "Walk Softly and Carry a Big Shtick: Teddy Roosevelt, Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf and the American Jewish Community." This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of President Theodore Roosevelt and the 100th anniversary…

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Classical Music Concert

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Free – $35

On Saturday evening, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will present Natalie Zhu and Friends performing their critically acclaimed program from The Kingston Chamber Music Festival this past summer. In addition to Natalie Zhu on piano, the performers include Zachary DePue, violin, Ayano Ninomiya, violin, Che-Hung Chen, viola and Clancy Newman, cello. Program includes Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, no. 5, and Brahms Piano Trip in B Major, Op. 8. Concert time is 7:30 p.m.…

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Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

October 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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On Sunday, Oct. 27, Jordan Auslander will discuss “Researching N.Y. City Resources Remotely” at a 1:30 p.m. meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Philadelphia at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. For more information, call 215-338-7920.

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HaMotzi Dinner

October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Free

Community dinner at Keneseth Israel. All welcome. Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

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Lecture on Scandalous

October 28 @ 10:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Scandalous is a presentation by Dr. Phyllis Gotkin that discusses the change in morality on three continents over 1100 years. Pictures of works of art are shown to illustrate these changes. Some were not accepted then, and are now; some were accepted then, but are not accepted today; some have never changed. Gotkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her PhD in 1986. She taught hematology for 45 years. The last venue was adjunct at Thomas Jefferson University. She…

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Film Screening: “The Oslo Diaries”

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Free

The 2018 documentary The Oslo Diaries retells the events leading up to the Oslo Accords and how the agreement changed the Middle East. The Israel Cultural & Advocacy Committee at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will be screening the film in the chapel at 1 p.m.

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November 2019

I.M. Wise Shabbat Evening Service at KI

November 1 @ 8:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Free

I.M. Wise Shabbat evening service with guest speaker Rabbi Ken Kanter discussing the roots of Reform Judaism.

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Lecture on Existentialist Judaism

November 4 @ 10:30 am
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$10

Marvin Kreithen will be discussing Mordechai Kaplan, a naturalist and humanist whose concepts which later in the 20th century morphed into existentialist thought. The talk has two parts. The first is on who was Kaplan and what he had to say about Judaism. The second is on how were his beliefs congruent with existentialist thinking.

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Listen to the TJMuseum Record Collection

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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There are more than 1,000 phonograph records, CDs and tapes in the collection of the Temple Judea Museum. They cover every genre you can imagine from My Fair Lady in Yiddish to Golda Meir speaking about the founding of the state of Israel, to Klezmer classics, Israeli music, Broadway, music by women, humor and much more. Come and hear some of these treasures each month as we listen to them Thursday mornings at 11:30 a.m. and hear an expert guest…

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Shabbat Services at KI

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Tot Shabbat service at 6 p.m. Shabbat service with the King David Harp Society and Keystone State Boychoir with Shir KI. for a musical program in remembrance of Kristallnacht at 8 p.m.

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