ISRAEL CENTER SCHEDULE
"Regular" Israel Center classes & lectures - 15NIS for members, 20NIS for non-mem. Life members, free.•No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.
Shabbat afternoons at 5:00pm: Shiur in Pirkei Avot•Men & Women invited•Different speakers weekly•This week (4th perek): Rabbi Alan Greenspan•Cold drinks will be served•Mincha follows shiur
June 23rd, 9:30pm•So what if it's one of the latest Motza'ei Shabbatot of the year?! All the more reason to join us for a Musical Melave Malka featuring an audience sing-along of the songs of Shlomo Carlebach z"l with Sallie Hollander• 20NIS members (30 non-mem)
BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM•SUN-THU, 9:30-12:30•Shiurim at 10:00am•Magid Shiur and supervisor HaRav Hillel Ruvell•For men who want some serious learning
DAF YOMI in English 3:00-4:00pm•Sunday-Thursday
9:30am (women)• Mystical Insights into the Months of the Year•Golda Warhaftig
N'shei Library •10:30-12:45
10:30am (women)•Let's Study Chumash•with Tonia Frohwein
11:30am•(This class is open to men and women)•Parshat HaShavua•Shprintzee Herskovits
12:30pm (men & women)•Great Jewish Stories with music•Rabbi David Zitter
June 24th, 8:00pm •Movietime at the Israel Center• Raiders of the Lost Ark•20 years old, but still a GREAT movie •Fast-paced, entertaining action film with an interesting Jewish angle•If you've never seen it, don't miss this opportunity to see it. If you've seen it many times, you already know you'll enjoy seeing it again.
9:15am• This week: HOSHEA•The Prophetic Dozen•Study of the books of TREI ASAR•Rabbi Eliezer Grunbaum
June 25th, 10:30•The Rest* of the Netilat Yadayim Story *not quite, but...•Phil Chernofsky•Rabbi Leff will resume his shiur on Rambam's 13 Principles IY"H next week
N'SHEI lending library 10:00-12:30
June 25th, 11:36am•Biweekly series on the Jewish History of Bayit Sheni•Through 200 BCE: The Seleucid Takeover, No Maccabees yet•Dr. Henry Goldblum
June 25th, call 051-985225•NLP Workshop given by Rabbi Shlomo Kory, Certified NLP master-practitioner•How to communicate with almost anyone
June 25th, 8:00pm •JEWISH VALUES EDUCATION INSTITUTE cordially invites you to a shiur by Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik, Rosh Metivta, Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim•Rabbi, Congregation Ohr Shalom, Ramat Beit Shemesh•The Individual vs. Society•On the first Yahrzeit of Mr. Hy Faverman z"l•Sponsored by the Faverman Family of Jerusalem•Maariv immediately following the shiur Followed by light refreshments
9:00-9:50•TORAH TOPICS•Kiddush HaShem•Dr. Hayim Abramson
9:55-10:45•SIDDUR TOPICS•In-depth study of Kaddish•Dr. Hayim Abramson
10:50-11:40•Parshat HaShavua•Rabbi Mordechai Spiegelman
10:12:00•The Israel Center and the Old City Free Loan Association Gemach - Free Loan Society to provide interest-free loans for people in financial distress. Interviews at the Center from 10:00-12:00 • Please bring ID
11:45am (women)•Chassidic insights into Parshat HaShavua and the Actualia of Our Time based on Chabad teachings•Raizel Zisk
June 26th, 8:00pm•Do Something Great for your Heart: A practical demonstration talk about a 21st century technological breakthrough for heart problems, stress, anger, depression and even teenage emotional problems•Rabbi Immanuel Yosef Legomsky, Dir. Menucha V’Simcha Neurofeedback Clinic
8:20am•The Eshet Chayil Foundation in conjunction with the Israel Center, is pleased to announce a class on TEHILIM with Sara Wurtzel•Each session will begin with the reading of a chapter of Tehilim, followed by a study of the same perek.
9:30am•Towards a more Meaningful Davening Experience•Dr. Joel Luber
10:30am•for everyone•Break the Fear Habit ...and LIVE!•Alan Romm, P.C
11:30am-1:00pm•Spiritual Intelligence in PIRKEI AVOT•Batya Yaniger
3:00pm•Women in Tanach•Pearl Borow•This class is open to men and women
June 27th, 4:00pm•The Power of Touch•Andrea Itzkowitz LMT, CST and Andrew Haas Licensed Massage Therapist
7:45-8:45pm•Jewish Philosophy•Rabbi Chaim Eisen•One week: Road Map to the Prophets: Rambam's Guide of the Perplexed•One week: Ramban's Commentary on the Torah and its Wellsprings•This week: Ramban: The Special Blessing of Shabbat
8:00-10:00pm•Aliya Counseling•Miriam Bass
June 27th, 8:00pm•On June 10, 1999, the US Congress enacted a law which requires the US to investigate all cases where murderers of American citizens escape into the Palestinian Authority.
On May 9, 2001, a US citizen, 14 year old Koby Mandell, was hacked to death. The US would not pay a condolence visit to the family nor demand that Arafat hand over his killer.
On May 29, 2001, a US citizen, 53 year old Sara Blaustein was shot to death. The US would not pay a condolence visit to the family nor demand that Arafat hand over her killer.
On WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2001, you are invited to a forum at the Israel Center to discuss: ARE U.S. DIPLOMATS IN ISRAEL ACTING IN VIOLATION OF U.S. LAW? HOW CAN YOU MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD IN JERUSALEM AND THE U.S. CONGRESS? •Program with David Bedein Media Analyst
10:30am•Shiur while you fold
10:30am•SLIM FOR LIFE•Group weight-loss program for women•Qualified Nutritional Advisor (BSC Hons) on hand•No obligation for the first session•Libby - 651-8061 • Elisheva - 999-6479
June 28th, 8:00pm•Project Nefesh at the Israel Center•Are All Teens at Risk?•Guest speaker: Rabbi Mordechai Scharf•For more information, call Project Nefesh 058-579-043 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org•Website: www.projectnefesh.com
8:00pm•Shir HaShirim•Reb Yosef Schreiber
9:00-10:00am•In-Depth Pirkei Avot Rabbi Chaim Eisen
Upcoming at the Israel Center:
Motza'ei Shabbat, June 30th, 9:30pm•Kabalistic Insights into the Para Aduma Mystery•Guest speaker: Rabbi Efraim Sprecher
Sunday, July 1st, 8:00pm•New Face of ANTISEMITISM •Fundamental change before and after WWII•Antisemitism by proxy•Relationship to Israel From the words of Chazal And now the good news? Guest speaker: Dan Altura, Ph.D.
Monday morning,July 2nd•The Gush Etzion Judaica Center will be coming to the Israel Center •Watch for further announcements
Gush Etzion Judaica Center
Only a few short months ago, Gush Etzion, the southern gateway to Jerusalem, welcomed tens of thousands of tourists from around the country and the world. Busloads of visitors would stop at one of Gush Etzion's star attractions, the Etzion Judaica Center, a Jordanian police station prior to the Six Day War that was afterwards used by the IDF as a training and day-to-day operations base. The building, renovated five years ago into the Etzion Judaica Center, kept its unique architectural features and now displays works of Judaica and art from the talented artists living in the 15 settlements that comprise Gush Etzion. Over time, artists from as far north as the Golan Heights and as far south as Eilat asked to join.
The on-going violent events of Palestinian terrorism have left its impact on the Etzion Judaica Center. Instead of welcoming three to four buses a day, in the last ten months, as a result of the tense situation, only a handful of local and foreign tourist buses have crossed the modern tunnels road to the pastoral hills of Gush
The Center remains a hub for the display and sale of original contemporary artwork from all over Israel. The Etzion Judaica Center's 4500 sq. ft. spacious showroom is a pleasure to visit and displays the original and unique artworks of over 200 of Israel's finest artists. Silversmithing, papercuts, oil paintings, watercolors, pewter, woodworking, and jewelry are included in the wide range of work exhibited. Unusual challah boards and knives, papercuts with passages from Jewish sources, unique silver spice boxes, beautiful challah covers, and gorgeous stained glass items are only a few of the objects offered. The perfect gift for any occasion or holiday can be found in its magnificent, extensive collection of items. For collectors, there is a special department that offers works from Israel's top, well-known artists. To cap a lovely shopping experience, there is an
excellent restaurant on the premises where one can have a full meal or just a snack.
In order to stay afloat during this stormy period, the Etzion Judaica Center is reaching out to its customers by various marketing methods. The Center's items have been well received by high-tech companies and organizations as meaningful gifts to their staff for the Rosh Hashana and Pesach as well as by government offices that required presents for their various visitors. The extensive network of close-working relationships the Center has developed with its artists enables it to offer beautiful, personalized, made-to-order gifts and tokens of appreciation for organizations' guests of honor, donors, conference attendees, etc. The Center's website displays a sampling of its collections and can be entered at
The Center welcomes orders by telephone from all over Israel and abroad and provides free home delivery in the Gush Etzion area and shipping elsewhere. A couple about to be married (mazal tov!) who submits their wedding list to the Center will receive a free gift. The Etzion Judaica Center can be reached at 02 9934040, fax: 9934949 Buses: 160,161
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