News from the Institute

The next Shabbat service of the Institute for Judaic Services and Studies will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Ballroom West of the MountainView Country Club. Services begin at 7:00 p.m., led by Rabbi Seltzer and Cantorial Soloist Sarah Bollt, accompanied by Carolyn Cochran.

An optional dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the MountainView Bistro precedes the lively Shabbat services, and an Oneg Shabbat follows. Reservations for dinner may be made by calling Blanche Waldstreicher at 818-9038. The Oneg Shabbat in April is being sponsored by Eileen and Dick Feldgus in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Adam Kanowitz.

An Oneg Shabbat is a meaningful way to mark a milestone event in the family. Sponsors are being sought for fall services.

The entire community enjoyed the classes taught by Rabbi Seltzer. Topics this year included the Jewish perspective on heaven, hell and immortality, and the origins of what we know as inter-religious dialogue and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Willy Halpert, a SaddleBrooke resident, also spoke about his experience surviving the Holocaust as a “hidden child’ in Belgium.

Preparation has already begun for High Holiday services in September, and information will be forthcoming.

For further information about institute membership and programs, please contact Joel Wyner 825-8175, or Sam Horowitz 468-6994.