Congregation Beth Tikvah 

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


                      

                                                                           

CALENDAR

Friday Night Shabbat Services7:15pmAsbell Center 

April 6
April 20  (Special Israel Independence Day joint service and dinner, see below)

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Holocaust Remembrance Service, April 10

The 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!  

Lori 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. 

April 10, 2018, at 7 P.M. 

First Lutheran Church, at the corner of East High Street and South Bedford Street, 1 block east of the Square in Carlisle. 

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Israel Independence Day--Special Event at Asbell on April 20

Services, Dinner, Presentations and Stories

Guests: Hagar Levine (CBT) and Prof. Nitsa Kann (Dickinson College)
6:00 p.m. – Services
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
Asbell Center for Jewish Life
The Asbell Center will be providing food from Cedar’s Lebanese Restaurant for the meal that evening for everyone who attends.
(Israeli Independence Day is April 19.)
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Screening of The Defiant Requiem
Thurs, April 12, 7:00pm, Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College
Screening 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...

In commemoration of all those whose lives were extinguished during the Holocaust, Rabbi Ilyse Kramer will offer readings and a moment of silence.

Reception to follow in the Weiss Lobby.
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Israeli Movie "Foxtrot" at Carlisle Theater (Hollywood On High)
April 20, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
April 22 at 2:00pm
Sponsored by Dickinson College Depts of Middle Eastern Studies, Film & Media Studies, and Jewish Studies.

96% critics approval; 82% audience approval at Rotten Tomatoes.

"Michael 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 Tomatoes)

Critic 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."
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Rescheduled--Pincus Lecture: Monday April 23, "How To Have Those Difficult Conversations"



Where:  Althouse 106, Dickinson College Campus
When: 7:00pm
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 Guide.

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Sponsored by the Marjorie M. and Irwin Nat Pincus Fund in Honor of their Daughters.
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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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