Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. Three generations of acclaimed writers have shaped a distinct Israeli literary sensibility; get a head start on Jewish Book Month (Nov. 12–Dec. 12) with a selection of titles from these diverse authors.

Learn more about Jewish Book Month, which is celebrated each year in the month before Hanukkah.

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Board Information

November 14, 2017 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Gateway Center, 1313 E. Maple St.  The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. December 12, 2017 at the Gateway Center, 1313 E. Maple St.  

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Steve Garfinkle, Vice Presidents Katie Edelstein and Miriam Schwartz, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

Upcoming Events

12.12.2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Board Meeting
12.15.2017 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Pre-Service Nosh @ BUF
12.15.2017 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Shabbat evening service @ BUF
12.16.2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study @ Cordata Co-op Roots Rm
12.17.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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