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Digital Resources from the USM Judaica Collection – Online Lunch & Learn

Jan 27, 2021 12:00PM—1:00PM

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Digital Resources from the USM Judaica Collection – Online Lunch & Learn A free presentation from USM & the JCA Co-sponsored by Congregation Bet Ha’am, Temple Beth El, Shaarey Tphiloh and the Maine Jewish Museum Weds. January 27th at 12 noon Explore the rich archive of historical photographs, documents and materials available digitally through USM’s…

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American Jewish History course with Anna Wrobel – Part II

Jan 27, 2021 10:00AM—11:00AM

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AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY CLASS – Part II A 4-session online course with Anna Wrobel Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 10 – 11 AM Advanced registration required by Weds. Dec. 30th – https://mainejewish.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=73514&. Registered students will receive the Zoom class link on Monday, January 4th. Suggested tuition: $50 This course examines American Jewish history in…

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SCOTT TUROW – The Last Trial – book talk

Jan 27, 2021 8:00PM

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The JCA presents Book Festival in Your Living Room In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium and the Atlanta JCC SCOTT TUROW – The Last Trial Wednesday, January 27th | 8 PM ET Tickets: Tickets: $11 – virtual ticket, or $25 – one virtual ticket and one paperback copy of the book (including shipping): https://www.showclix.com/event/scott-turow-the-last-trial/tag/portland…

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Torah Conversations – An online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller

Jan 28, 2021 10:00AM—11:00AM

Torah Conversations – An online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM Starting December 3, 2020 Use this Zoom link to join the weekly class:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84578183576 We will not be able to admit late arrivals to the meetings. To join the study group email list and to get schedule updates, contact Diane…

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Broadway Backstage – a 4-session series

Jan 28, 2021 4:00PM

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BROADWAY BACKSTAGE Four Thursday sessions on Zoom – January 7, 14, 21, 28 4:00-5:30 PM EST Let JCC Program Director & Broadway/opera instructor James Sokol sneak you in the Stage Door to go “backstage” on Broadway! Meet special guest theater professionals – who bring unique expertise, experiences & insights to the discussion – at our…

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Tu B’Shevat

Jan 28, 2021

The “birthday of the trees” is a time for seders, tree-planting and more. Learn more here: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/tu-bishvat-ideas-beliefs/  

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Judaism for the Curious

Jan 28, 2021 7:00PM

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14 sessions – Thursdays | January 28-May 6 | 7-8pm There is a Talmudic tale: A person came up to the first century sage, Rabbi Hillel, and asked to convert to Judaism on the condition that Hillel could teach them the entire Torah as they stood on one foot. So Hillel taught them: “”That which…

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Israeli Folk Dancing – Online sessions with Barbara Merson

Jan 31, 2021 2:30PM

ISRAELI FOLK DANCING – Online sessions with Barbara Merson Sundays, weekly – starting Jan. 10th 2:30 – 4:00 PM Looking for a fun way to get some exercise this winter? Join us on Sundays on Zoom for a free Israeli dance class. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome! Each class will start with a…

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Anti-Semitism and the European Novel

Jan 31, 2021 10:00AM—11:30AM

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Sundays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 | 10 AM Taught by Professor Sanford Freedman, this course studies Charles Dickens’ character Fagin in OLIVER TWIST as a literary case study of anti-Semitism in Victorian England, placing it within Dickens’ own correspondences with various Jewish figures concerning the representation of Jews in his works. This 19th century…

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