The book is Rabbis and Wives by Chaim Grade.
Rabbis and Wives is three novellas by an internationally celebrated Yiddish writer (1910-1982) that provide a luminous view of a Jewish village in Lithuania between the two world wars and some of its residents. Chaim Grade ranks among the most important Yiddish writers of the post-Holocaust period. His unsentimental depictions of rabbinic high culture and life on the Jewish streets of Vilna both describe memorable characters drawn from different strata of society and dramatize the contest of ideas and moral impulses that defined his community in the interwar period.
Meet with other congregants for an evening of thought-provoking conversation, friendship and fun to discuss the book.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to the Temple office. If you have any questions, you may contact the office at 816-523-7809.
The New Reform Temple launches the seventh season of its monthly film series for adults which brings to our community cutting edge, award winning films that will explore the Modern Jewish Experience.
Join us for a screening of:
Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 pm
Theater at the Sulgrave Regency, 200 West 49th Street Kansas City, MO
RSVP to the Temple office at: 816-523-7809 or NRT7100@aol.com. Reservations are required – SPACE IS LIMITED!
This documentary is the remarkable story of Csanad Szegedi. As the vice-president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Szegedi regularly espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials. He was a founder of the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by the Arrow Cross, a pro-Nazi party complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. Then came a revelation which upended his life: Szegedi’s maternal grandparents were revealed to be Jewish and his beloved grandmother an Auschwitz survivor who had hidden her faith fearing further persecution. Keep Quiet depicts Szegedi’s three year journey as he is guided by Rabbi Boruch Oberlander to embrace his newfound religion, forcing him to confront the painful truths of his family’s past, his own wrong doing and the turbulent history of his country. But is this astonishing transformation a process of genuine reparation and spiritual awakening? Or is he simply a desperate man?
With Rabbi Alan D. Londy, D.Min.
Mondays – January 21, 28, February 4, 11
From 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
In the Temple’s Krasne Room
Reform Judaism believes that making informed ethical choices is central to Judaism? How does a Reform Jew make those personal decisions? How can Jewish traditional teachings assist us in making those ethical choices? Join with other synagogue members to explore the following questions:
Week One: Is removing a feeding tube from a dying patient permitted?
Week Two: Your daughter is pregnant. Under what circumstances should she have an abortion?
Week Three: Are we obligated to designate ourselves as organ donors?
Week Four: You are not on speaking terms with your parents. Must you still honor them?
If interest continues, this seminar will be offered again in the spring with the discussion of additional Jewish ethical questions.
Reservations are required as space is limited so please call or email the Temple office.
Join The New Reform Temple for #ShowUpForShabbat
Friday night, November 2nd at 6:00 pm, The New Reform Temple is gathering for #ShowUpForShabbat, a special Shabbat Service of Mourning and Solidarity.
The New Reform Temple is calling upon its synagogue members—along with elected officials, religious and civic leaders, and other communal allies—to flock to The New Reform Temple, as part of this nationwide #ShowUpForShabbat campaign initiated by the AJC.
11 Jews worshiping at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA were killed attending Sabbath Worship. This massacre was the worst Anti-Semitic event in American History. We worship together to honor their memories and to affirm our glorious American tradition of Freedom of Religion.
Our Interfaith community and its clergy will be present as well. We must ensure that love triumphs over hate, good over evil, unity over division. That’s our America.
Come to The New Reform Temple this Friday night at 6:00 pm, November 2nd, and take a stand. Bring your neighbors. The New Reform Temple synagogue community needs to worship together this Shabbat and we need our neighbors to stand together with us.
Weekly Shabbat Services, Oneg Shabbat, and Torah Study
Please join us at our weekly Friday night Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM followed by Oneg Shabbat. All are welcome to join our Weekly Torah Study with a Continental Breakfast every Saturday morning–where Rabbi Londy leads an engaging, stimulating, relevant, and fun discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Food is served at 9:00 AM, and Torah Study is held from 9:15 – 10:45 AM. All are welcome.
Contact us if you have any questions.