January Shabbat program launches ‘One Book One Community’ season
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January Shabbat program launches ‘One Book One Community’ season

Joseph J. Levin
Joseph J. Levin

As part of Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s “One Book, One Community” yearlong celebration, Temple Emeth in Teaneck is hosting a full-day Shabbaton celebrating themes from this year’s book, “Among the Living” by Jonathan Rabb. It’s set for Saturday, January 12 and it will begin with Torah study at 9 a.m., and an examination of two interviews of Southern rabbis compiled in “To Stand Aside or Stand Alone” by P. Allen Krause. Shabbat services at 10:30 will highlight the book’s themes.

Kiddush lunch is at noon. At 12:45 p.m., Joseph J. Levin  Jr., co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will discuss “Hate in America: Then and Now.” The memoir is about his Jewish upbringing in Alabama during segregation, the events that led him to co-found the SPLC in 1971, and the work the center does today combating hate groups and promoting tolerance.

There is no charge for lunch, but reservations are required to ensure there will be enough food and seating. RSVP to lindaposkanzer@msn.com by January 8 at 4 p.m. If you can volunteer to bring a potluck item from a recipe in “Matzo Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South,” email Lynne Graizel at lynnegee@optonline.net.

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