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|Rabbi Meeka will join 3 colleagues to offer a 4-Session Online Lunch & Learn covering Current Events & Culture in Israel beginning Thursday, July 15 1:00 pm Eastern Time, 12:00 pm Central Time Click here to join Note on July 22 Rabbi Meeka will be the guest Rabbi|
Join us for a lively discussion of Kristin Harmel’s “The Sweetness of Forgetting” Tuesday, August 10th, at 7:30pm by clicking here
A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, must travel to Paris to uncover a family secret for her dying grandmother—and what she learns may change everything. The Sweetness of Forgetting is the book that made Kristin Harmel an international bestseller.
At thirty-six, Hope McKenna-Smith is no stranger to bad news. She lost her mother to cancer, her husband left her for a twenty-two year old, and her bank account is nearly depleted. Her own dreams of becoming a lawyer long gone, she’s running a failing family bakery on Cape Cod and raising a troubled preteen. Now, Hope’s beloved French-born grandmother Mamie, who wowed the Cape with her fabulous pastries for more than fifty years, is drifting away into a haze of Alzheimer’s. But in a rare moment of clarity, Mamie realizes that unless she tells Hope about the past, the secrets she has held on to for so many years will soon be lost forever. Tantalizingly, she reveals mysterious snippets of a tragic history in Paris. And then, arming her with a scrawled list of names, she sends Hope to France to uncover a seventy-year-old mystery.
Hope’s emotional journey takes her through the bakeries of Paris and three religious traditions, all guided by Mamie’s fairy tales and the sweet tastes of home. As Hope pieces together her family’s history, she finds horrific Holocaust stories mixed with powerful testimonies of her family’s will to survive in a world gone mad. And to reunite two lovers torn apart by terror, all she’ll need is a dash of courage, and the belief that God exists everywhere, even in cake…
About the author:
Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels that have been translated into 28 languages and sold all over the world.
A former reporter for PEOPLE magazine, Kristin has been writing professionally since the age of 16, when she began her career as a sportswriter, covering Major League Baseball and NHL hockey for a local magazine in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late 1990s. After stints covering health and lifestyle for American Baby, Men’s Health, and Woman’s Day, she became a reporter for PEOPLE magazine while still in college and spent more than a decade working for the publication, covering everything from the Super Bowl to high-profile murders to celebrity interviews. Her favorite stories at PEOPLE, however, were the “Heroes Among Us” features–tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
In addition to a long magazine writing career (which also included articles published in Travel + Leisure, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and more), Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz and has appeared on Good Morning America and numerous local television morning shows.
Kristin was born just outside Boston, Massachusetts and spent her childhood there, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, Florida. After graduating with a degree in journalism (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Florida, she spent time living in Paris and Los Angeles and now lives in Orlando, with her husband and young son. She is the co-founder and co-host of the popular web series and podcast FRIENDS & FICTION.
Join Rabbi Meeka, Cantor Emeritus Charles Romalis and Cantor Intern Erica Rubin for Erev Shabbat Services Friday, beginning at 7:30 pm
Arrive early for our virtual Pre-neg starting at 7:00 pmand stay after services for our Oneg Shabbat. Services will begin at 7:30 pm.
Please click here to join the Erev Shabbat service or dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID number 885 993 572 to listen on your phone
|WIN Food Pantry Spring Forward! We welcome the signs of Spring. Our clocks have been set ahead, our daffodils have bloomed, our allergies are kicking in, and there’s even a light at the end of the COVID tunnel as more and more people are being vaccinated. As we emerge from our dark winter and from our year of unimaginable stress due to the pandemic, let’s not forget our neighbors who still need support from our donations to WIN Food Pantry. The pantry is in need of grocery bags in which to pack the food they collect. If you have usable bags from the supermarket, please consider dropping them off at the Pantry. There is also a need for the items listed below: |
16 oz bottles of vegetable oil
Peanut butter and jelly
As always, monetary donations are always welcome, and can be mailed to: Wayne Interfaith Network, PO Box 3341, Wayne, NJ 07474-3341 Food and bag drop-offs can be made Monday & Wednesday 1PM-4PM or Tuesday & Thursday 9AM-11AM. You can call 973-595-1900 to be sure there will be someone at the Pantry to accept your donation. Again, many thanks for your participation in helping to support our neighbors in need. This is what being part of a community is all about!
Governor Murphy paid tribute to our own Phyllis Zakim during his press briefing Monday, May 10th.
Click <a href="http://<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We remember Phyllis Zakim.<br> <br>Born and raised in Paterson, Phyllis believed that learning was a lifetime pursuit, and was attending classes at <a href="https://twitter.com/RamapoCollegeNJ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RamapoCollegeNJ</a> well into her 60’s. She loved the arts and her Jewish heritage.<br> <br>May God bless Phyllis. <a href="https://t.co/n6SVkwDdok">pic.twitter.com/n6SVkwDdok</a></p>— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) <a href="https://twitter.com/GovMurphy/status/1391805047730839554?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 10, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8">here to see the tweet:
Please click here to read the lovely thank you note sent by our special guest speaker, Dr. Sylvia Flescher, as well as a link for more information about the topic of her discussion at the Gotthelf Holocaust Memorial Lecture last Friday. (there is also a screen shot of the information below)
Join us as Rabbi Emeritus Dresner will deliver a one hour talk inspired by his extensive library, now housed at TBT. The subject for this lecture is:
“WWI 1914 To The League of Nations Proclamation Mandating British Rule over Palestine“
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
2:00-3:00 pm Click here to join