Please join us to watch “Who will write our history” in recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We will be watching the movie together at our member’s house on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 7:30PM. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Who Will Write Our History: In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.
Our Tu B’Shevat celebration has always been a lively event (maybe because of the 4 cups of wine during the service 😉 ), and is open to all. We hope you can join us for our Tu B’Shevat participatory seder and dish-to-pass meal once again this year! Come celebrate the holiday of the trees! (*).
Our Tu B’Shevat seder will include wine, juice and various holiday foods. Please bring a dish-to-pass and your own place settings (so we can reduce the need for disposables). Also, let us know in advance if you require childcare. The event is free for members and non-members are welcome to make donation.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by February 7 so that we may plan accordingly. Also, let us know by February 2 if you require a childcare.
(*) Tu B’Shevat, commonly known as “The Holiday of the Trees” originated in the time shortly after the Jewish people were forced to leave Israel. In that time, it was a celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. After being exiled from Spain during the Inquisition in the 15th century, a group of Jewish mystics, the Kabbalists, reinterpreted the holiday as a time to appreciate the importance of plants and the environment to our well-being. In recent years, Tu B’Shevat has become a day in which we recognize our ethical obligations to care for the planet and all its inhabitants.