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Rhythm & Ruach

September 16, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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5:30pm: ECC Community Shabbat Service

6:00pm: Community Shabbat Dinner
Community Shabbat Dinner $18.00 per adult, $10.00 per child, $60 per family (max). RSVP HERE

New! Shabbat Dinner “ 4 Pack”: Make WJC your home on Friday nights in the fall! Sign up now for Shabbat dinners on September 16, October 14, November 4 and December 16 at once. To thank  you for your commitment, you will pay $15.00 per adult, $8.00 per child,  $50 per family ( max). To make your purchase, please contact the office!

7:30pm: Rhythm & Ruach
The hour-long service welcomes Shabbat, where you can reflect on the week and connect with God and with each other. Led by our talented musical ensemble that encourages crowd participation, R&R is a soulful space and the perfect way to enter into Shabbat.  We welcome everyone to celebrate Shabbat with revitalizing music and song. Mark your calendars and bring a friend.

8:30pm: COMING OF AGE IN A NEW REALITY OF ANTISEMITISM: WHAT YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS & GRANDKIDS WANT YOU TO KNOW
Presented by Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath, Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas and Learning, Jewish Education Project

Using personal experiences, qualitative research, and the historic moment in which Generation Z is coming of age, Jewish educator Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath will share her research on antisemitism from both the political left and the right to explore identity development among Jewish Generation Zers. With insights from educators, students, activists, and more, she holds a lens up to current antisemitism and its impact on the choices and opinions of the next generation of Jewish leaders. Join us for this important and impactful look into the realities of our world.

Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath currently serves as the Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas, and Learning at the Jewish Education Project, teaches at Gratz College, and is constantly brainstorming about the Jewish past, present, and future. She is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh (BA), the Jewish Theological Seminary (MA), Gratz College (EdD), and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program. Samantha lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and two beloved rescue dogs. She’s the author of the forthcoming book #antisemitism: Coming of Age During the Resurgence of Hate, and is currently at work on her next book.

Presented by the Hendel Library of the Westchester Jewish Center in cooperation with the Jewish Book Council.

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