I hope everyone enjoyed meaningful and wonderful Holydays here at Shaare Zion and with family and friends. May the New Year bring blessings of good health and happiness to all of you.
I would like to bring to your attention three exciting Fall events hosted by Shaare Zion Sisterhood.
On October 9, we will be screening the documentary film, “My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me” produced by Gina Roitman. Ms. Roitman will be with us to discuss the film and answer our questions about the murder of Jewish infants in a Displaced Persons camp after the war. This is sure to be a memorable evening.
On November 12, young adults with developmental disabilities will display their remarkable talents in music and dance. Last winter, I had the opportunity to attend one of their shows and I promise you that this will be one of the most entertaining and inspiring evenings of the year. As an added bonus, our very own Cantor Adam Stotland will be accompanying some of the participants. If you can sing or play guitar and would like to join these performers, please contact me.
This event is a benefit concert for the Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University. The funds raised will be used to continue this wonderful programme.
Finally, Reverend Asher Tannenbaum will be offering “How to Daven” classes, exclusively for women. We will discover the meaning of the prayers; when and why we stand; why certain portions of the Siddur are recited silently; and everything else you have always wanted to know about services. Classes will be held Sunday mornings at 10:00am beginning on October 6, 2013. To register, please contact me before October 1, 2013.
I am looking forward to seeing you at these Sisterhood events. Please feel free to offer any comments or suggestions at