Thursday, September 24, 2020

Reminders leading up to Yom Kippur (beginning Sun, Sep 27)

Please join our Yom Kippur services with Rabbi Kalfus via Zoom; as always, no tickets required. Visit the schedule for times. 

(And join us before then for Friday services—Zoom only this week—and Torah study on Saturday.)

Rabbi Kalfus and Phyllis Meyers are looking forward to seeing you on Yom Kippur, as are other members of the community. Everyone will see your camera's view if you join with video, and we hope you do! However, we know the day is long and that not everyone can fast. If you eat, please remember to turn off your camera to make the fast easier for those who are fasting.

Shana Tova! 

Computer and food: Turn off your camera if eating

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Book Discussion via Zoom: Cut Me Loose by Leah Vincent (Sun, Oct 18)

Cut My Loose by Leah Vincent
Cut Me Loose

(Available via paperback, hardcover, Kindle, audiobook, and MP3 CD)

About CutMe Loose: Sinand Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood by Leah Vincent

From the Publisher:

For fans of the television series Unorthodox and Shtisel, this brutally honest memoir tells the story of one woman’s quest todefine herself as an individual. Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, she was taught to worship two things: God, and the men who ruled their society. 

Then, at sixteen, Leah was caught exchanging letters with a boy, violating religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Shunned by her family, she was cast out of her home, alone and adrift in New York City, unprepared for the freedoms of secular life and unaccustomed to the power and peril inherent in her own sexuality. Fast-paced, harrowing, mesmerizing, and ultimately triumphant, Leah's story illuminates both the oppressive world of religious fundamentalism and the broader issues facing young women of all backgrounds.

Discussion Details

Join us by Zoom for an engaging discussion of Leah Vincent's book Cut Me Loose.

Time:  Sunday, October 18, at 3:00 p.m. Central
Zoom Link:
Password:  Zoom may ask you for a password;
    email Ed, Susan, or for the password
Meeting ID:  (to type into Zoom if the link isn’t working): 974 051 878

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