This Week and Upcoming Dec 16

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Shabbat services (Torah portion: Miketz) will begin at 9:45 am. This Saturday, the Kiddush will be sponsored in honor of Caitlyn Ryan’s last day as Office Manager.

Join us Monday, December 25, at 11 am for the Ohev Tzedek tradition of a typical Jewish December 25: movies and Chinese food!  We will again be showing two movies: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum, featuring Jewish comedians in two lead roles (Zero Mostel and Phil Silvers), and The Nutty Professor, to honor the passing of comedy legend Jerry Lewis. Stick around between showings for a special lunch of house-made Chinese, prepared by our own Chef Art Einzig. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. Movie admission is free, but a minimal fee will be charged for the meal (menu and price TBD). Please RSVP to the office by Monday, December 18.

Shabbat services on December 30 will be held at Heritage Manor at 9:30 am; there will be no services at Ohev Tzedek.

JCC Events

Thomases Art Gallery – John Folchi: Industrial Subtleties: November 30-January 17. JCC main hall. New York artist, John Folchi, explores the intricate details of our industrial surroundings through realistic oil paintings, shedding light on the overlooked colors, textures, and surprising beauty of objects deemed solely utilitarian.

J Café: Exploring Art – Industrial Influences: Wednesday, December 13, 12-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. $8/member, $10/non-member. Join art gallery curator Katelynd Gibbons for a review of some of the notable art of our region from the 18th and 19th centuries through the contemporary era. Engage in discussion about how different artists have been influenced by industrial connections, and explore the range of impacts the industrial past has had on cultural identity and art history. A light lunch will be served.

Wellness Program: Yellow Brick Place: Friday, December 15, 12-1 pm. JCC Multi-Purpose Room. Free. Angela Palumbo and Carol Apinis will educate us on the mission of the Yellow Brick Place, which supports and educates cancer patients and those closes to them by providing individual and group services in the tri-county area. Come and learn how this organization helps to nourish and comfort the mind, body, and spirit during the fight against cancer. A light lunch will be served.

Volunteers are needed for the annual JCC gift wrap fundraiser at the Southern Park Mall Sunday, December 17, through Sunday, December 24. Multiple shifts are available each day (9 am-noon, noon-3pm, 3-6 pm, and 6-9 pm). Proceeds benefit the JCC Scholarship Program. If interested, visit or contact Sarah Wilschek at 330.746.3250 x. 123.

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