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Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn – Join Ellen Jaffe For Ukulele Basics And A Fun Music Program

Monday, August 10

Join Ellen Jaffe For Ukulele Basics And A Fun Music Program 

Shul member Ellen Jaffe returns to the Lunch and Learn program with her collection of ukuleles, including 4- and 6-stringed instruments plus her banjolele — a banjo-ukulele hybrid that’s played like a uke. Learn some basic chords to accompany familiar melodies. Then, advance to picking, bar chords, and strumming possibilities. Okay, folks, it’s time for some pickin’ and singin’ while we’re lunchin’ and learnin’ about ukes and how Ellen gets all that music from these seemingly simple and surprisingly tuneful instruments. 

 

Thursday, August 13

Rabbi Gadi Continues High Holiday Series With The Covenant of Sarah

For the remaining Thursday sessions until Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Gadi will concentrate on the three Jewish patriarchs and four Jewish matriarchs. He began with the Covenant of Abraham, and will continue next Thursday with the Covenant of Sarah. In the coming weeks, Rabbi Gadi will explore the covenants of Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Leah and Rachel. 

Sign into Zoom at 12 o’clock every Monday and Thursday. Have lunch with shul friends, and learn a little, followed by a Q&A and some lively discussion. Download Zoom, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org, and click on “go to meeting,” Follow the prompts, and type in the code that you know from service access. That’s all there is to it. 

Zoom at noon for Lunch and Learn. 

Enthusiastic Audiences Zoom In For ‘Lunch and Learn’

The idea for a Lunch and Learn program was an initiative inspired by the shuttering of our synagogue in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers of the program were concerned about helping members maintain a connection to the shul and each other while the doors were locked and everyone was sheltered in place at home. Enter Lunch and Learn.

Every Monday,  Lunch and Learners zoom in (via Zoom, a videoconferencing antidote to the shelter-in-place restrictions) for sessions led mostly by our members. July offerings included a sailing trip with Dan and Nancy Torchio aboard the Rhapsody, the straight talk about Covid-19 from eminent surgeon Lewis Teperman, MD, insights on picture-taking in the digital age from Ellen Jaffe, a professional photographer; and a fascinating trip backstage at the United Nations led by Francis Dubois.

Each Thursday, Rabbi Gadi fills the noontime slot with probing questions about Judaism, often a follow-up to the theme of the Monday program. We learned about Judaic laws that govern boating, God’s perspective on Covid, and a Biblical ban on idols and images.

What have we cooked up for August? Zoom at noon every Monday and Thursday at noon, and find out. You’ll discover that our shul members are pretty talented and interesting folks, willing to share ideas and expertise with viewers. There’s always discussion, Q&A, and chitchat. It’s instructive, it’s entertaining, it’s fun.

To Zoom at noon for Lunch and Learn, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org, click on “Go to meeting/services,” follow the prompts, and enter code 955110. Come learn. Bring lunch.

Lunch and Learn – Dede Whitsit Shares ‘Fun Facts’ About Her Family’s 400 Years Here

Monday, August 3

Dede Whitsit Shares ‘Fun Facts’ About Her Family’s 400 Years Here 

Shul member Diana (aka Dede) Whitsit has a remarkable family history. She can trace her roots in the Terry family back 16 generations here on the North Fork and, if that weren’t enough to amaze, she is the 11th generation family member to live in the same Orient house. Join Dede Whitsit as she reveals historical notes about one of the founding families of Southold, and shares some “fun facts,” she says, about her family’s more than 400 years here. 

Thursday, August 6 

Rabbi Gadi Begins A Seven-Week, High Holidays Preparation Series

Each Thursday, from now until Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Gadi will look at a different aspect of the High Holidays. Coming up next Thursday, the rabbi will talk about “The Covenant of Abraham” — the roots of Rosh Hashanah.

Sign into Zoom at 12 o’clock every Monday and Thursday. Have lunch with shul friends, and learn a little, followed by a Q&A and some lively discussion. Download Zoom, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org, and click on “go to meeting,” Follow the prompts, and type in the code that you use for services and synagogue events. That’s all there is to it. 

Zoom at noon for ‘Lunch and Learn.’ 

Lunch and Learn – Expert Quilter Shows How Those Gorgeous Quilts Are Created

Monday, July 27

Expert Quilter Shows How Those Gorgeous Quilts Are Created

Hello Lunch and Learners. Be sure to join us on Monday, when thanks to our resident expert quilter, Roberta Garris, we will learn how some fabric and a needle and thread — in the right hands — can create magnificent quilts. Roberta, a member of three quilting guilds, promises to let us in on her techniques, gleaned from 13 years of dedication to the craft. She will also show us some of the quilts she uses in her own home.

In her presentation, “Portrait of a Quilter,” Roberta will talk about how she fell in love with quilting, and how you can get started on creating your own masterpieces.  

Thursday, July 30 

Rabbi Gadi Begins A Seven-Week, High Holidays Preparation Series

Each Thursday, from now until Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Gadi will look at a different aspect of the High Holidays. Coincidentally, the first session falls on Tisha B’Av, a fast day, so Lunch and Learn is, in fact, No-Lunch and Learn next week.. But leave it to Rabbi Gadi to make the sacrifice worthwhile as he talks about fasting as a spiritual tool.

Sign into Zoom at 12 o’clock every Monday and Thursday. Have lunch (not next Thursday) with shul friends, and learn a little, followed by a Q&A and some lively discussion. Download Zoom, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org, and click on “go to meeting,” Follow the prompts, and type in the code (same as for services). That’s all there is to it. 

Zoom at noon for ‘Lunch and Learn.’ 

Lunch and Learn – UN Civil Servant’s Postings To Middle East, Israel and Palestine

Monday, July 20:

UN Civil Servant’s Postings To Middle East, Israel and Palestine

Hello Lunch and Learners. Our noontime sessions next week will introduce an international theme, starting on Monday, July 20, when French-born shul member Francis Dubois will talk to us about his distinguished 32-year career as an international United Nations civil servant. 

Francis Dubois served as deputy coordinator of the U.N. Secretary General in the Palestinian Territories, also head of the U.N. offices in Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia with the rank of Ambassador. Since his retirement, he serves on the boards of the Paris American Club and the National Arts Club.  

Thursday, July 23: 

Rabbi Gadi Discusses Israel —‘Light Unto the Nations’ 

“Light Unto the Nations” is a term that originated from verses in the Book of Isaiah:  “…and I shall submit you as a light unto the nations…”  Rabbi Gadi will discuss the vision of the prophet and the modern usage of the concept.

Sign into Zoom at 12 o’clock every Monday and Thursday. Have lunch with shul friends, and learn a little, followed by a Q&A and some lively discussion. Download Zoom, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org, and click on “go to meeting,” Follow the prompts, and type in the code that you use for services. That’s all there is to it. 

Why lunch alone? Come eat. Come learn. Zoom at noon for ‘Lunch and Learn.’ 

Lunch And Learn – Film to Photoshop, Tabloid to Tech: One Photographer’s Journey

Monday, July 13: Professional Photographer Reveals Her Insights

Hello Lunch and Learners. Be sure to join us this Monday, July 13, when shul member Ellen Jaffe, a professional photographer, will reveal her insights in a program titled “Film to Photoshop, Tabloid to Tech: One Photographer’s Journey.”

A photographer for 45 years, Ellen has worked as a photojournalist, corporate shooter, and artist. She will talk about her work in the context of changing technology, including her Duratrans lightboxes commissioned by the MTA for Grand Central Terminal.

Taking good photos requires know-how. Ellen knows how.

Thursday, July 16: session canceled (rabbi was conducting a funeral). 

Sign into Zoom at 12 o’clock every Monday and Thursday. Have lunch with shul friends, and learn a little, followed by a Q&A and some lively discussion. Download Zoom, visit www.tiferethisraelgreenport.org and click on “go to meeting,” Follow the prompts, and type in the code that you use for services. That’s all there is to it.

Why lunch alone? Come eat. Come learn. Zoom at noon for ‘Lunch and Learn.’