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A Thank you from Dr. Sylvia Flescher

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)

WAYNE CLERGY DISCUSSION ON UNINTENTIONAL PREJUDICE

Please Join the Wayne Clergy Tuesday, May 11th @ 7:00 pm for a candid discussion about being unintentionally prejudiced “What Does Your Dinner Guest List Reveal About You” Guest Speaker Jason Robinson
Join here via Zoom
Meeting ID: 926 8509 0978  
Passcode: 692627

May’s Book Club Selection

Join us Wednesday, May 19th to discuss Pamela Covington’s Memoir.

“‘A Day at the Fare’ is a good idea carried out very very well.” -Nikki Giovanni, poet, author, educator, and activist.

This memoir shares the lived experience of the author’s unexpected plunge from a cozy middle-class lifestyle into one of deep poverty—and back. It demonstrates the importance of maintaining adequate anti-poverty programs as a means for assisting families struggling to fulfill even the most basic of needs.

It is also a story of self-determination and resourcefulness.

A Day at the Fare demonstrates pros and cons of the welfare system and the types of things about it that need to be changed. Much of the book, which took Covington five years to complete, is based upon copies of her actual public assistance records.

Such a trying time in the author’s life yielded one lesson after the other.

“I too once subscribed to all the negative stereotypes about welfare recipients, until I found myself with no choice other than to become one,” she said. “Then I learned I couldn’t have been more wrong.”


SHOULD YOU READ THIS BOOK?

Only hear about welfare’s failures and wonder what a success story looks like? This firsthand account shows how adversity can easily force someone into poverty and what it’s like to grapple with such difficult conditions day to day.

IF your head is full of preconceived notions about everyone who receives government aid, this book is for you. You’ll see that each assistance case is as individual as each assistance applicant.

Have you ever wondered, “Why would anyone want to be on welfare? To depend on food stamps?”

No one says, “When I grow up I’m going to be on welfare.” Many times people end up on welfare through no fault of their own. The author recalls that when faced with unbearable hardship, “Applying for assistance was my last resort to having nothing at all.”

IF you’ve been fortunate enough in life to avoid any form of economic struggle, this book is for you. You’ll gain an understanding of the complexities of poverty.

Are you a policy maker or other individual in position to determine how much assistance poor people should receive and for how long, yet have no experience yourself with the struggles of poverty?

IF so, this book is for you. Reading it will provide you an authentic glimpse into the everyday realities of a family trying to meet basic needs.

Are you currently dealing with the dilemma of poverty, some personal setback, or a troubling major life change?

THEN this book is especially for you. Most of its readers say A Day at the Fare left them incredibly inspired.


FROM THE COVER:

IMAGINE…

You’re living a good life in a grand old house with your family, spending your summer looking out from your veranda onto a picturesque park and enjoying the scent of flowers in the air—until fall arrives and you’re beholding a multi-colored canopy of foliage.

But… by winter you’re stealing toilet tissue from a restaurant restroom and wondering what you’re going to do with your first welfare check that won’t even pay the rent for the ghetto apartment you and your children are now calling home.

The reality is we’re all only living one or two misfortunes away from losing the people or things we’re depending upon, and if and when that happens, you could easily find yourself enduring A Day at the Fare.

What would you be willing to do to survive its grim circumstances?

April’s Rabbi Dresner Lecture

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

Need HELP getting a Vaccine Appointment?

We are so proud of these amazing TBT Teens who are preforming Mitzvahs by helping those in our community make appointments for the COVID-19 Vaccines. As many of you may know, getting an appointment can be quite challenging. But some of our tech-savvy teens have mastered the art, and are now sharing their skills! Only basic information is needed, and will be kept strictly confidential!

Jared Alexander a Sophomore at Hills, has successfully made over 60 appointments for friends, neighbors and congregants. Jared is the son of one of our presidents, Steven Alexander & his wife Caryn, and grandson of Gail Goldstein.

Jared’s email for this mitzvah is jaredvaxhelp@gmail.com and all he needs to know is that you’re eligible to receive the vaccine, and your name, address, phone number, email address & age.

Additionally, Emily Bolson, daughter of Crissy & Matt Bolson, and her friend Sydney Betz are offering to help our congregation members who are 65+ and eligible for a vaccine, get an appointment. The only information they will need is a name, email, phone number, and age of those who qualify. If interested – please contact their program email, which is wvvaccinesassistanceprogram@gmail.com

Save the date- 3/22/2021

The Women of Chai are planning a virtual Passover cooking demonstration! Click HERE to join


What’s Happening At TBT?

Introduction to Judaism

Click here for the April 22nd E-blast!

Gotthelf Lecture Coming soon!

ADAR DAY NIGHT LIVE!

Join your Temple family for a Zoom Purim Schpiel, Groggers, Nosh, Songs and FUN! Thursday, February 25   7:00 pm  Wear a costume of your choice!   Our 6th Graders will perform the Schpiel, and our cantors will lead us in Purim songs.
Adults, after Schpiel is over, please stay longer! All adults ages 21 and older are welcome to join us for a Post-Schpiel Cocktail Party! We will drink until we can’t tell the difference between “Arur Haman” (Cursed be Haman) and “Baruch Mordechai” (Blessed be Mordecai)
To make the celebration even more festive, come by the Temple on Sunday, February 21 between 11:00-1:00 pm or during TBT office hours on Monday, February 22 or Tuesday, February 23 to pick up your very own “Mishloach Manot” Purim Basket.