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Beth Tikvah Of Naples

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BETH TIKVAH OF NAPLES

 Cllck on the icon below for the 2016 Naples Jewish Film Festival season.

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1459 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109

bethtikvahnaples@aol.com / (239)434-1818

RABBI CHORNY: rabbi@bethtikvah.us / (239)537-5257. Regular Office hours Tues. & Thurs. 10am-noon. Best to call for appointment.  

OFFICE IS CLOSED WHILE WE SEEK A NEW ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Leave a message and we'll call or email you back.  

See Downloads tab on left menu bar for membership applications, Youth Education Program registration, and other useful documents.

BETH TIKVAH IS PLEASED TO THANK THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF COLLIER COUNTY FOR GRANTS IN SUPPORT OF ITS YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM, GERALD SAGER SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM, AND NAPLES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL.

SERVICES:

Fridays at 6:15 p.m. / Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

 Sunday Minyan at 9:00 a.m.

YOUTH EDUCATION:

Sundays 9am - noon; Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm excluding holidays.

ADULT CLASSES with RABBI CHORNY: resume Feb. 16.

Jewish Perspectives Tuesdays at 12:15pm.

Intro. to Judaism Tuesdays at 7:00pm

The Observant Life 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30pm

COMING EVENTS: rsvp requested 

FEDERATION EVENT: COLLIER COUNTY JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL. SEE www.jewishbookfestival.org

 

February 14 at 10:00am / Rosh Chodesh Group with facilitators Sylvia Whitman and Lee Henson. Contact elaine_kamin@hotmail.com

February 16 at 7:30pm /Dr. June Sochen and Joyce Schrager return to speak on "Foreign Affairs." $5.00 nonmembers. RSVP to  bethtikvahnaples@aol.com

February 21 at 7:30pm / YIDDISHKEIT NIGHT / brings the return of Boris Sandler and Bella Gutshtein. This couple is well-known for their connections to classical music performance at Artis-Naples and elsewhere in the Naples area. They also present programs on Russian culture and chamber music. Eric Dochinger, Cellist, Naples Philharmonic, will be playing with Boris and Bella as part of their Trio. The theme for their presentation will be classical music by Jewish composers.

To make an unexpected but delightful contrast, they will share the bill with local favorite Jane Galler, who has performed and taught Jewish music in Naples for many years. This vivacious performer is a fine cantorial soloist and also a featured member of the Naples Klezmer Revival Band.  Who knows what the blend of talents and tastes will produce?

Superb desserts follow the performances. $25 payment in advance. Contact Shelley at 239.580.8628. 

February 25 at 7:30pm / Gerald Ziedenberg speaks on "Jonathan Netanyaho: The Hero of Entebbe." $5.00 nonmembers. RSVP to bethtikvahnaples@aol.com.

February 29 at 7:00pm / "Unravelling Your DNA: What You Need to Know about Genetics." No charge. Sponsored by Myriad Genetics. RSVP to Shelleygoodman@rogers.com.

 

March 4-6 /The Gerald Sager Scholar-in-Residence Program at Beth Tikvah [supported by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Collier County]

This year’s S-I-R is Dr. Sandra Lilienthal, a major force in Jewish education. Sandra Lilienthal was born and raised in Brazil, where she received her MBA in Marketing and Strategic Planning. After almost 10 years in the business world, Sandra went through a major change in careers, and for over 20 years has been working with Jewish Education in many different capacities: from Religious School teacher and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor, to Director of Education of two synagogues, to Director of Lifelong Learning. She has taught every age from preschool to adults, both in Brazil and in the USA (Waco, TX and South Florida). In the past 9 years, Sandra has focused on teaching adults in South Florida.

Sandra is a 2015 winner of the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. She received her Masters in Jewish Studies and her Doctorate in Jewish Education from Gratz College. She is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, and the author (and facilitator) of the Adult Education two-year curriculum currently used by the Broward Central Agency for Jewish Education. Sandra is a frequent speaker at synagogues and other Jewish organizations.

Sandra has great enthusiasm for teaching Judaism as a living religion, and infusing true passion for it among her students.

The connecting theme of her several presentations is: "Concepts of Freedom in Judaism." The lectures:

Vayakhel: No Freedom Without Responsibility - As we begin our weekend, we take a look at the week's parashah. While most of the portion discusses the building of the Tabernacle, the first 3 verses talk about Shabbat. How does the concept of Shabbat direct us to a vision and an understanding of freedom in Judaism? [Friday night]

Vashti and Esther: Personal Freedom versus National Freedom  - As Purim is around the corner, we will look at some elements of the Purim story. How do Vashti and Esther portray the concept of freedom? Which one achieves internal freedom? Which of them brings freedom to a nation? [Saturday morning service.]

Modern Jewish Ethical Dilemmas - About 2,000 years ago, Judaism published an "ethics manual" - Pirkei Avot, the ethics of the Fathers. Ever since, Judaism builds upon this foundation and its basic concepts, while at the same time dealing with issues that did not texts at that time. Some of these issues are directly related to the concept of freedom. After a short view on how Judaism comes up with decisions in the different movements, we will look at some modern ethical dilemmas such as - is a person free to do with his/her body what he/she wants? Are we free to marry whomever we want? We will discuss abortion, assisted suicide, gender issues, intermarriage, and the problem of the agunah. [Saturday following Havdalah.]

The Jewish Concept of Freedom - we will conclude our weekend of learning with a deeper look at the Jewish concept of freedom. Judaism prides itself in fighting for the oppressed. For centuries, Jews have been in the forefront of every social action movement. Our daily prayers speak about the freedom from Egypt as the ultimate symbol of redemption. How do we reconcile this with the fact that three months after leaving Egypt, at Mount Sinai, we are given a whole set of laws, many of them limiting what we can do, eat, say, etc.? If we are bound by so many commandments, are we truly free? If so - what does freedom mean for Judaism? [Sunday at 10am following 9am morning minyan.]

Friday evening dinner(following the service) with Dr. Lilienthal requires registration and $25 payment in advance. Contact Shelley at 239.580.8628 or shelleygoodman@rogers.com.

 

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Sun, 14 February 2016 5 Adar I 5776