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Coming Up:  Scholar in Residence - Feb. 22 & 23

Dr. Richard Freund is the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and the Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford. He has directed 45 different projects in five countries (Israel, Spain, Greece, Poland, and Lithuania) on behalf of the university. His projects have been featured in 20 television documentaries and in many major media outlets worldwide. He is the author of 11 books and his latest book, "The Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels" will be out in spring, 2019. 

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Friday, February 22
5:15 pm - Shabbat Tefilot 6:30 pm - Dinner and Presentation
Friday Night Topic - "The Archeology of the Exodus"

The Exodus is perhaps the most important experience of the Israelites in the Bible and has been celebrated by the Jewish people for millennia. One might ask: "what is the physical evidence that the Exodus really happened?" Join Professor Freund as he takes us through this exciting search for all of the archaeological, historical, and physical evidence. You will want to have all this before your next Passover Seder! 

Shabbat, February 23
9:30 am - Shabbat Tefilot  12:00 pm - Kiddush Lunch and Presentation
Shabbat Kiddush Topic - "The Archeology of the Holocaust"

This presentation will survey methodology in the archaeology of the Holocaust done with preliminary noninvasive geoscience scans of all sites, evaluation of testimonies and documentation and followed by limited and pinpoint excavation in Poland, Lithuania, and Greece. This process has now been chronicled in a series of documentaries and Dr. Freund will show us why this new technique just may aid future research of all genocides. 

Sunday Morning Breakfast Mar. 3

Sunday Morning Breakfast & Program
Elections   - "Expanding and Securing the Vote"
Guest speaker - CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

You are invited to join us for breakfast with Connecticut Secretary of  State Denise Merrill, who serves as the chief elections official for the state and is a nationally recognized leader. She served a term as chairperson of the National Association of Secretaries of the State and she sits on an advisory board to a federal elections agency.

SUNDAY, March 3, 2019
9:15 AM (Shacharit @ 8:30 AM) /
Beth David Synagogue (West Hartford)
Hot Breakfast will be served
 Admission - $8.00 per person
Reservations appreciated, but not required
 Call office at  860-236-1241

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Interview with Rabbi Adler

West Hartford Community Television:  View "Journeys with Jeff"  interview with Rabbi Adler at Beth David Synagogue.

Tue, February 19 2019 14 Adar I 5779