Congregation Beth Tikvah 

P.O. Box 814 
Carlisle, PA 17013 
May, 2018 


                      

                                                                           

CALENDAR

Friday Night Shabbat Services7:15pmAsbell Center 

May 4, 18
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Interfaith Service in Harrisburg
May 7, 6pm; see below
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Bagel brunch and Annual Meeting
June 3
10am-noon (see below)
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Interfaith Service on May 7
Pennsylvania Council of Churches Advocacy's event
Beth El Synagogue is located at   
2637 N Front St 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
 
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(717) 232-0556


Sunday Bagel Brunch and Beth Tikvah Annual Meeting
Where:  Carryer's home, 268 S. West St, Carlisle
When: June 3, 10am-12 noon
All food & refreshments will be provided by the congregation
All are invited including/especially children.
Please RSVP so we'll know approximately how much food to buy:  CBT Facebook Page, a board member, carlislebethtikvah@yahoo.com or call 717-385-2861

Volunteer Needed for just One Hour twice a year, to sit on an "Emergency Food and Shelter Program" board 
Jessie Clark from United Way writes, "[We need] either a representative from the Jewish Federation or a synagogue representative who could come and sit on our Emergency Food and Shelter Program “board”. It meets at the United Way twice a year for about an hour to decide how federal funds are directed locally to agencies that serve individuals with emergency needs such as Project SHARE, Salvation Army, DVS, etc. It is a VERY VERY small commitment of time and energy. However, the federal guidelines require we have a representative from the Jewish Federation or someone that represents a local synagogue, which used to be Ted Merwin. If you know of anyone that could represent a local Jewish group or local synagogue – I would greatly appreciate it!"

Contact Jessie Clark at Jessica@UWCarlisle.org
  or Lori Loudon at loudonl@dickinson.edu

Emily's Faith In Focus Article: "Counting, celebrating during the Omer"
Emily writes about lag b'omer and much much more!
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/neighbors/faith/faith-in-focus-counting-celebrating-during-the-omer/article_d9e8792e-8ce7-5b86-9ae6-1fa2396054a4.html
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Summer Book Discussions & Potlucks!!

Beth Tikvah's inaugural Summer Book Discussions were a big hit last summer.    DeAnna Spurlock has graciously volunteered to organize another round for this summer.   Here's what DeAnna has in mind...
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Hi everyone,

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Thanks to the spark provided by a fine book recently recommended by Ariel Franchak, Refugee, our CBT 2018 Summer Book Discussions with Vegetarian Potlucks plan is set.  The events will be held on June 29, July 27, and August 24 at the Asbell Center and will start at 6:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars today.


We’ll be reading three books focusing on a theme of refugees, works which are insightful, informative, and engaging.  You’ll be able to find them easily through eBay, Amazon, local bookstores, and college/university libraries.

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We look forward to continuing our lively conversations in just a very few weeks. See you soon.

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DeAnna (deaspur@comcast.net).

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June 29. Refugee by Alan Gratz.


Discussion leader: Ariel Franchak

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Mr. Gratz’s middle-grade novel, which Scholastic published in July, alternates among three narratives that explore the lives of child refugees in different decades and different parts of the world. The stories, which are interconnected in surprising ways that are revealed at the end, feature a Jewish boy whose family flees Nazi Germany on the St. Louis ocean liner; a Cuban girl who leaves Havana in 1994; and a Syrian boy from Aleppo, whose family survives a bombing and struggles to make it to Germany, where they will seek asylum. By weaving the stories together, Mr. Gratz draws parallels between the plights of refugees decades ago with those seeking asylum today. (published July 25, 2017)

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/books/refugee-childrens-books.html

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A New York Times bestseller!

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Alan Michael Gratz (born January 27, 1972) is the author of 14 novels for young adults including Prisoner B-3087 and Code of Honor. Gratz currently lives in western North Carolina.[1] Gratz was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and a Master's degree in English Education, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.[1]

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[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Gratz

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2. Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, translated by Sondra Silverston


Discussion leaders: Daniela Tomer and Hagar Levine

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982 and holds an MA in clinical psychology from Tel Aviv University.  She has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement and is an award-winning screenwriter. She won Israel’s prestigious Sapir Prize for best debut fiction. Waking Lions, her first novel published in the U.S., has been translated into nine languages.

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(text from the novel’s dust cover)

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The book is also winner of THE JEWISH QUARTERLY WINGATE PRIZE https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/waking-lions (published in English February 28, 2017)

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3. Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time (TED Books) by David Miliband

(published November 14, 2017)

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Discussion leaders: Beth Greenberg and TBA


If you follow the amazon link below, you can read the introduction, including the author's background as a child of Jews who managed to escape to England during WWII. 

https://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Refugees-Political-Crisis-Books/dp/1501154397

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David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities.

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Under Miliband’s leadership, the IRC has expanded its ability to rapidly respond to humanitarian crises and meet the needs of an unprecedented number of people uprooted by conflict, war and disaster. The organization is implementing an ambitious global strategy to bring clear outcomes, strong evidence and systematic research to the humanitarian programs through collaborative partnerships with the public and private sectors.

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From 2007 to 2010, Miliband was the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, driving advancements in human rights and representing the U.K. throughout the world. In 2006, as Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. He was Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013.

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Miliband graduated from Oxford University in 1987 with a first class honors degree in philosophy, politics and economics, and received a master’s degree in political science in 1989 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Kennedy Scholar.

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His accomplishments have earned him a reputation, in former President Bill Clinton's words, as "one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time," and as an effective and passionate advocate for the world's uprooted and poor people.

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Miliband’s parents fled to Britain from continental Europe during World War II and its aftermath. As the son of refugees, he brings a personal commitment to the IRC's work. He lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Louise Shackelton, and their two sons. Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time, is Miliband's first book.

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https://www.rescue.org/david-miliband

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