EVENTS

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK LECTURE

Saturday, November 9, 2019

(Shabbat Services begin 9:15 am)

Lecture 11:30am (after conclusion of services)

Kiddush following lecture

 

Lecture by Reb Joshua Schwartz, Spiritual Leader of Beth Lida

 

 

 

The Holocaust and the Human Side of Climate Change

           

How can we expect to understand the historical trauma of the Holocaust, whose scale and scope exceed anything we can imagine? It is no wonder there has been a decline in public knowledge about the Shoah. Besides our increasing distance from it, in approaching the Holocaust's sheer magnitude, how can we do anything but shrink away?

           The possibility of drastic climate change in the near future can confound us in much the same way. We can barely grasp the impact that rising global temperature and sea levels may have on the planet. But one thing the Holocaust can show us is the impact such conditions can have politically, on the world's most vulnerable populations. We are seeing the beginnings of this phenomenon, with refugees being forced to relocate due to cataclysmic weather, or due to political turmoil that has its roots in environmental instability.

           In this talk, we will dig deep into the political workings of the Holocaust, how Jews and others were stripped of their basic rights and subjected to mass population transfer and eventually mass murder. We will look to the future, to confront the risk that those in power may leave the most vulnerable to suffer the impact of climate change. By learning from the past, we can look to the future and say: never again.

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WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB

A wonderful way to spend an evening, the Beth Lida Women's Book Club discusses the latest in contemporary fiction.  Hosted in a comfortable atmosphere, join us as we nosh, laugh and debate some insightful books.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Engineers, musicians, doctors, educators, lawyers, accountants, students and CEOs.  All these people, and more, have spoken at Beth Lida.  You never know who will be speaking next. 

Begin your Shabbat in a meaningful way by joining us for Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a delicious catered dinner. Check back often for dates.  

SHABBAT DINNERS
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Beth Lida is open to host special events throughout the year and is proud to be involved in Holocaust Education Week. 

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Purim carnivals, Shavuot dinners with learning, pre-Pesach dinners.  

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