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Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn: The Levin Sisters

Hello everyone. Good news. Lunch and Learn is returning.

We have a special treat for you this Monday, Oct. 26. The three Levin sisters — Rachel Levin Murphy, Ellen Levin Wiederlight, and Jody Levin — will provide a rollicking good time for all with stories and adventures about growing up on the North Fork.

On Thursday, Oct. 29, Rabbi Gadi will begin a weekly series on Jewish history, responding to a request made by many of us in the recent long-range planning survey. As the rabbi will explain, Jews live within the larger context of world events. Accordingly, the series will begin with an overview of Jewish periods, looking at Zionism in the last 150 years, then reverting to the first century and a climb back to meet current time — a fascinating journey through time and sacred memories.

Be sure to Zoom at noon every Monday and Thursday.

 

Lunch and Learn: Owning A B&B, Pleasures and Pitfalls From A Local Innkeeper

Monday, Sept. 14

Owning A B&B: Pleasures and Pitfalls From A Local Innkeeper

 

We’ve invited a community guest to join the Lunch and Learn program this Monday. Sylvia Daley, owner of Quintessentials Inc. in East Marion, will join us for a fun session about the pleasures and pitfalls of owning a bed and breakfast. To have journeyed around the globe from her home in Jamaica to a B&B in East Marion is a fascinating story, filled with insights, love of people, 23 years of experience, and much humor. As Sylvia says, “When people check into a B&B, they think I am their mother, solver of all problems and picker-up of socks from the floor.

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 17

Rabbi Gadi Continues High Holiday Series With Covenant of Rachel

This is the final session — the wrap-up — of Rabbi Gadi’s seven-part series on the covenants of the three Jewish patriarchs and four Jewish matriarchs. We have followed the journeys of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and Sarah, Rebecca and Leah. And now, this journey will conclude with the covenant of Rachel. The series has provided a fitting introduction to Rosh Hashanah and the observance and celebration of the High Holy Days. Join Rabbi Gadi for the closing story and personal reflections. 

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 for services. That’s all there is to it. 

Zoom at noon for Lunch and Learn. 

Lunch and Learn: Golf 101: Two Champions Reveal The Skinny On The Sport

Monday, Sept. 7
Golf 101: Two Champions Reveal The Skinny On The Sport
Shul members Miriam Gabriel and Adrianne Greenberg make those choreographed drives and
targeted chips, putts and pitches look easy. But they’re not, as those of us who toil in the rough
know all too well. Find out what it takes to make a golf champion from two champions, and up
your appreciation for the sport, whether you’re playing or watching in awe.

Thursday, Sept. 10
Rabbi Gadi Continues High Holiday Series With Covenant of Leah
During the two remaining Thursday sessions until Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Gadi will complete his
fascinating series on the covenants of the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs. He began with
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca and Jacob. Coming up on Sept. 10 is the Covenant of Leah, to
be completed by the Covenant of Rachel on Sept. 17
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 you know. 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 sheltering 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. Recent offerings included quilting with Roberta Garris, family history with Dede Whitsit, ukulele basics with Ellen Jaffe, all about the flute with Bill Packard, and the joy of chicken farming with Cookie and Michael Slade.

Each Thursday, Rabbi Gadi fills the noontime slot with probing questions about Judaism, often a follow-up to the theme of the Monday program. During August and upcoming in September, Rabbi Gadi is offering preparation for the upcoming High Holidays, including the covenants of the three Hebrew patriarchs — Abraham, Isaac and Jacob —  and the four Hebrew matriarchs — Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca and Leah.

What have we cooked up for the fall? 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.

The Lunch and Learn program joins Danielle Grafas and Angelo Zisimopoulos in thanking Dr. Lewis Teperman for his heroic work in saving the lives of baby Athena and her mother. Shul member Lewis Teperman honored our L&L program at its July 9 session.  Newsday photo

Lunch And Learn – Perspectives On The Israel-UAE Pact By Two Who Lived There

Monday, August 31
Perspectives On The Israel-UAE Pact By Two Who Lived There

Who better understands the implications of the Israel-UAE pact than two people who lived there? Join Lunch and Learn on Monday, August 31, to hear perspectives from Rabbi Gadi, who is Israeli-born, and from Francis Dubois, who served as deputy coordinator of the U.N. Secretary General in the Palestinian Territories as part of his distinguished tenure as an international United Nations civil servant. You don’t want to miss this one.

Thursday, Sept. 3
Rabbi Gadi Continues High Holiday Series With Covenant of Jacob

During the three remaining Thursday sessions until Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Gadi will complete his series on the covenants of the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs. He began with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca. Coming up on Sept. 3 is the Covenant of Jacob, to be followed by 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 you use for services.  That’s all there is to it.

Zoom at noon for Lunch and Learn.

Lunch And Learn – Let’s Talk About Chickens, With Cookie And Mike Slade

Monday, August 24
Let’s Talk About Chickens, With Cookie And Mike Slade
Shul members Cookie and Mike Slade, both of whom enjoyed long and successful careers in medical fields, have made what Cookie calls “a lateral career move” — they raise chickens.
What? Chickens? That’s right, chickens, and they love it. At Monday’s Lunch and Learn, you’ll find out why. And how. And whether you might want to.

Thursday, August 27
Rabbi Gadi Continues High Holiday Series With Covenant of Rebecca
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 Covenants of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac. The Covenant of Rebecca is next. In the coming weeks, Rabbi Gadi will
explore the covenants of 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 we use for the services. That’s all there is to it.

Zoom at noon for Lunch and Learn.