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Eitz Chaim

Aron Laufer, Chair

The Eitz Chayim Committee plans, promotes and runs various adult education programs for the Temple and local community, ranging from guest speakers, authors, to movie screenings of Jewish-themed films. The committee decides upon the programing and the amount of programs, contacts the appropriate parties, works with the Marketing Committee to promote the events, and helps with set-up, clean-up and running the event. We meet to identify programs  and assign committee members who are responsible for making them a success. The committee works within a budget provided by the Board of Trustees and does not charge for any program. If you have a passion for adult Jewish education, we’d be happy to have you on board. 

Upcoming events include:

Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film

Speaker: John Kenrick, author of Musical Theatre: A History and creator of

A fascinating look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents has depicted Jews, from the silent era to the present.

John Kenrick gives talks on theatre and film history, has appeared in numerous documentaries, and is the author of, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History. His college courses have included the History of Musical Theatre, Great Broadway Songwriters, and Rodgers & Hammerstein. He has also offered courses on Hollywood Legends, The History of Screen Musicals, and The Golden Age of MGM, among others. John has also lectured at Wagner College, Marymount Manhattan, Pace University and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 7pm

The event is free and open to all.


Tue, January 21 2020 24 Tevet 5780