Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:
The Ohev Tzedek garden is flourishing! Cherry tomatoes are ready for harvesting. Please feel free to come by any time and enjoy the fresh, organic produce!
Saturday, August 19: Services (Torah Portion: Re’eh) begin at 9:45 am. Next Saturday, August 26, is Simcha Shabbat. Please join us in celebrating August’s happy occasions.
High Holiday Reminders: The deadline for names the Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance is Monday, August 21. The office will also be placing an order for lulav/etrog sets for Sukkot; if you are interested, please note that the order must be placed by Tuesday, September 5 to ensure arrival by the holiday. Cost is $45/set.
The August meeting of the monthly women’s Rosh Chodesh group will meet on Tuesday, August 22 at 6 pm at Audrey Scheuer’s house. Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by Monday, August 21.
Lunch and Learn: Walking a Tightrope: Tuesday, August 22, 11:30 am-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Join us for a fascinating, interactive lecture where we will explore the Supreme Court’s role in defending human rights and reshaping Israel’s Democratic yet Jewish identity. Rotem Malac, the speaker, is both a licensed attorney and a teacher, currently working as the central emissary in North America for the World Zionist Organization’s Department of Diaspora Activities. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Gon Erez is required by August 18.
Join us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service and potluck in the park! We will meet in Boardman Park’s Chester Long Pavilion at 6 pm on Friday, August 25. Bring your favorite vegetarian/dairy dish to share, and help us celebrate the summer and our new spiritual leadership. All are welcome! Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by Monday, August 21.
Ohev Tzedek will be helping to staff the JCRC booth at the Canfield Fair, which runs from Wednesday, August 30 through Monday, September 4. Shifts run in lengths of three hours, from 10 am to 10 pm, and come with a complimentary fair ticket so you can enjoy the rest of the fair before and/or after your shift! Please call the Ohev Tzedek office as soon as possible and let us know any slot(s) you might be interested in working so we can begin to coordinate the schedule.
El Emeth will present The Cemetery Club, a one-time dinner show performance on Wednesday, September 6. The comedy tells the story of three Jewish widows, longtime friends who meet monthly for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. The three meddle so much in one another’s personal lives that they almost create a rift in their friendship. Tickets are available through El Emeth at $15/person. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door; RSVP forms are located in our lobby or through El Emeth.
Ohev Tzedek will be hosting the community Selichot program on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 8 pm. The program will start with a showing of the film Denial, the fascinating true story of a lawsuit brought against a scholar who attacked the credentials of a Holocaust denier. Since the suit was filed in Great Britain, the burden of proof was placed on the defendant rather than the person placing charges. A service will follow the showing of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required to the Ohev Tzedek office by Thursday, September 7.
JCC School of Music: The JCC is booking lessons now for piano, violin, guitar, percussion, and voice. For more information and to register, contact the JCC Bursar’s office.
Lunch and Learn: Heart Disease: Thursday, August 24, 12-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. A cardiologist from Mercy Health will discuss ways to prevent heart disease, heart disease diagnosis, and treatment for heart disease. RSVP to Sheila Cornell is required by August 16.
Jewish Film Festival – Save the Dates: Purchase tickets online at jccyoungstown.org/yajff
* To Life! – Sunday, August 20
* The Pickle Recipe – Wednesday, August 23
* Rosenwald – Sunday, August 27
* Rock in the Red Zone – Thursday, August 31
* Once in a Lifetime – Thursday, September 7
* In Search of Israeli Cuisine – Sunday, September 10
Chazzanut (Cantors): The History of Jewish Music in the Synagogue: Thursday, September 14, 6-8 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Join us for an educational lecture from Israeli conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner. Dombrowner will analyze the historical significance of the art of the Chazzans (Jewish Cantors), who lead prayers in synagogue. The event is free and open to the public. A light dinner will be served. Register by September 7.
Lunch and Learn: Telephone Scans and Friends: Friday, September 15, 12-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Rob Elston will discuss best practices for preventing telephone scams and frauds, as well as tips for protecting yourself when using the ATM. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Sheila Cornell by September 13.
Dive-In Movie: Kung Fu Panda 3: Friday, September 15, 4-6 pm. JCC Main Campus pool. Free/member, $5/non-member.
PJ Library: Let’s Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays! Wednesday, September 19, 6-7:30 pm. JCC. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot all in one night! Let’s learn about the high holidays together through arts and crafts and fun activities.