Shabbat Programs

Join us for our monthly Shabbat Celebration!

Our 2021-2022 Shabbat Dates & Speakers

Susan Murnane

Shabbat

Friday, September 24, 2021, 6:30 pm

Topic: “Trying Times – A Lawyer’s 50-Year Struggle Fighting for Rights in a World of Wrongs”

This event will be an Author Event & Book Signing with a complimentary Catered Dinner.

Speakers: Terry Gilbert has been in private law practice since 1973, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights litigation. Gilbert has handled a variety of government misconduct cases involving police abuse, wrongful conviction, violations of free speech, prisoners’ rights, and victims of all forms of discrimination.

Carlo Wolff writes about popular culture, music, books, hospitality and travel. A contributor to the jazz magazine, DownBeat, he is the author of Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories.

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Shabbat

Friday, October 22, 2021, 6:30 pm

“The A – Z of Intermarriage”

Speaker: Rabbi Denise Handlarski is the founder and leader of Secular Synagogue, an online community. She is the author of The A-Z of Intermarriage. She is also a doula, teacher and mother.

Rabbi Denise will be joining us from Canada via Zoom!

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Shabbat

Friday, November 12, 2021, 6:30 pm

“Fair Districts: The Work to End Gerrymandering in Ohio”

Speaker: Reverend Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay, Pastor, First Congregational Church UCC of Wellington, OH

Advocate, Fair Districts Ohio

It damages our democracy when public officials draw electoral maps for the benefit of only one party – a practice called gerrymandering. The Reverend Dr. Cheryl Lindsay will discuss this topical issue and the current efforts by Fair Districts Ohio to create more representative maps.

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Shabbat/Hanukkah
Friday, December 3, 2021, 6:30 pm
 
“Inside Putin’s Russia”
Speaker: Professor Todd Nelson 
 
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Shabbat/Tu B’shvat

Friday, January 14, 2022, 6:30 pm

Planting Seeds of the Reuse Economy Through Relationships, Resourcefulness, and Creative Reuse"

Speaker: Nicole McGee, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Upcycle Parts Shop

Nicole leads Upcycle Parts Shop where her background as a reuse artist, a fundraiser, a sociologist, and a community organizer all come together in a vibrant community storefront. Nicole has been doing community-based non-profit work for 18 years.

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Shabbat

Friday, February 11, 2022, 6:30 pm
"Michael Gold: Radical Jewish Writer"
 
Speaker: Patrick Chura, Ph.D
 
Patrick Chura teaches courses in the nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and culture studies at the University of Akron. He is the author of three books and has published articles on a variety of literary-historical topics. 
 
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Shabbat/Purim

Friday, March 18, 2022, 6:30 pm

 

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Shabbat

Friday, April 8, 2022, 6:30 pm

"Jews, Art, and Anti-Semitism."

Speaker: Bill Fuller is currently a Docent at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He retired three years ago from Judson Retirement Community, where he served as Director of Admissions for twenty years. Prior to that, he was an Episcopal priest for seventeen years.
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Shabbat

Friday, May 6, 2022, 6:30 pm

"Freedom Seekers and Native Americans: A Hidden History"

Speaker: Roy Finkenbine, Ph.D. is a Professor of History and Director of the Black Abolitionist Archive at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he teaches courses in African American history, modern Africa, slave resistance, the Civil War era, and the Underground Railroad.

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Our Past Calendar Year Programs

We have a rich history of diverse programs and speakers. To see our past speakers or programs, please click on the links below.

> Our 2019 Calendar Year Programs

> Our 2018 Calendar Year Programs

> Our 2017 Calendar Year Programs

> Our 2016 Calendar Year Programs

> Our 2015 Calendar Year Programs