Congregation Beth Tikvah
P.O. Box 814
Friday Night Shabbat
Services, 7:15pm, Asbell Center
20 (Special Israel Independence Day joint service and dinner,
Remembrance Service, April 10
Congregation, together with the Carlisle Area Religious Council,
will hold a Holocaust Remembrance service on April 10. The
speaker this year will be Deborah Kravitz of Harrisburg, who will
present the experience of her mother, Regina Fields, who survived
the Holocaust in Germany by hiding!
Elliott of the West Shore Symphony will provide musical interludes
on flute. Light refreshments will follow the service that will
likely end about 8:30 P.M.
10, 2018, at 7 P.M.
Church, at the corner of East High Street and South Bedford Street,
1 block east of the Square in Carlisle.
Independence Day--Special Event at Asbell on April
Dinner, Presentations and Stories
Hagar Levine (CBT) and Prof. Nitsa Kann (Dickinson
p.m. – Services
p.m. – Dinner
Center for Jewish Life
Asbell Center will be providing food from Cedar’s Lebanese
Restaurant for the meal that evening for everyone who
Independence Day is April 19.)
of The Defiant Requiem
April 12, 7:00pm, Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson
of The Defiant Requiem, a documentary that highlights one
of the most dramatic examples of intellectual and artistic courage
in the Terezin Ghetto: The staging of the Verdi Requiem as a
humanistic assertion of the value of Jewish life and a protest
against Nazi inhumanity...
commemoration of all those whose lives were extinguished during the
Holocaust, Rabbi Ilyse Kramer will offer readings and a moment of
to follow in the Weiss Lobby.
Movie "Foxtrot" at Carlisle Theater (Hollywood On
April 20, 25, 26 at
April 22 at 2:00pm
by Dickinson College Depts of Middle Eastern Studies, Film &
Media Studies, and Jewish Studies.
critics approval; 82% audience approval at Rotten
and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up
at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael
becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives
and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests,
Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of
life's unfathomable twists - a twist that can only be rivaled by the
surreal military experiences of his son." (from Rotten
Ty Burr of the Boston Globe: "Maoz
is a director of gallows humor and creamy visual control, and the
movie at times dances along the edge of magical realism only to pull
the characters and the audience back with a jolt."
Lecture: Monday April 23, "How To Have Those Difficult
Where: Althouse 106,
Dickinson College Campus
This year, our Guest Speaker will be MS. DORIT PRICE-LEVINE,
the Deputy Director of “Resetting the Table,” an organization based
in New York, dedicated to building meaningful communication across
political divides on a number of current, timely, and “difficult”
topics. Ms. Price-Levine leads skill-building workshops, facilitates
communal forums, and consults with leaders on how to build a culture
of dialogue across differences in communities across the country. An
attorney and mediator, Dorit has worked in the field of conflict
resolution for over a decade with extensive experience on the ground
in the Middle East. She has written about a number of “hot button”
and potentially volatile issues such as gun violence and prevention
(https:// goo.gl/dEh4sZ); and is part of Krista Tippett’s national
program “On Being,” and Better Conversations: A Starter
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Sponsored by the Marjorie M. and Irwin Nat Pincus Fund in
Honor of their Daughters.
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...
Thanks to the spark
provided by a fine book recently recommended by Ariel Franchak,
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
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
We look forward to
continuing our lively conversations in just a very few weeks. See
29. Refugee by Alan Gratz.
leader: Ariel Franchak
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)
A New York Times
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. 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,
Waking Lions by
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, translated by Sondra
Daniela Tomer and Hagar Levine
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
(text from the novel’s
The book is also winner
of THE JEWISH QUARTERLY WINGATE PRIZE
https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/waking-lions (published in
English February 28, 2017)
Rescue: Refugees and the
Political Crisis of Our Time (TED Books) by
November 14, 2017)
Beth Greenberg and TBA
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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