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Recent Events

Sunday, January 29, 11AM 

Temple Concord Sisterhood Annual Book Talk by
Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Please join us as Rabbi Rachel Esserman reviews and discusses three books:

  • Shanda:  A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy” by Letty Cottin Porgrebin is a memoir by the noted feminist that tells of the secrets and lies in her family kept by her family, and how they affected her life. 

  • “From Dust, A Flame” by Rebecca Podos is a young adult fantasy filled with mystery and suspense that takes place in contemporary times. 

  • Village Idiot” by Steve Stern is a novel about Jewish artist Chaim Soutine which has been described as both "heartbreaking and funny."

This program is open to the community!

Brunch will be served.  There is no charge for the program.


Reservations should be made by contacting Phyllis Kellenberger at or (607) 727-8305 by Wednesday January 25th.  

Sunday, January 22, 10AM 

Adult Education Brunch
at Temple Israel
Chevrah Kadisha-Sacred Mitzvah

Zen Stones

10:00 Chevrah Kadisha-Sacred Mitzvah Adult Education Program & Brunch

The Jewish Federation in cooperation with Beth David, Temple Concord and Temple Israel will hold an Adult Education brunch program, “Chevrah Kadisha-Sacred Mitzvah".

The $10 brunch, prepared by Victor Torres, begins at 10:00 am at Temple Israel. Rabbi Elchonon Zohn,, Director of the Vaad Harobonim of Queens will begin at 10:30 am teaching participants about the holy task and honor associated with the Chevrah Kadisha.  


Participants may opt to join via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 840 9736 1294  Passcode: Minyan18

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