May 7, 2013
SAVE THE DATE
There will be a parenting lecture co-sponsored by the Great Neck
Synagogue and Young Israel given by Mrs. Sharon Richter,
Judaic Studies principal at SAR Academy Lower School. The lecture
is entitled - Creating a Home Illuminated with Respect, Love, and
Torah Values and will take place on May 20th at 8:00 PM at the
home of Alana and Adam Gelnick - 55 Deepdale Drive in
Great Neck Estates.
April 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 7:30pm
A Special Pre-Shavuot Lecture and Author Event
Attorney and Bible Scholar
Sandra E. Rapoport
Author of the award-winning book
Biblical Seductions: Six Stories Retold
Based on Talmud and Midrash
“Ruth: Handmaid to Heroine”
Books will be available following the presentation
for purchase and signing at a special discount
(cash or checks only - no credit cards, please)
Refreshments will be served
Complimentary Admission |
Sponsored by Sarita & Ben Greszes and Tina Machnikoff
Megillat Ruth tells the story of a Moabite widow-the Talmud says she is a Moabite princess-
who burns her bridges, leaves her homeland, attaches herself to her Israelite mother-in-law,
and migrates to Judah to build a life among hostile strangers. How and why does Ruth
transform herself from childless Moabite widow to Em Malchut-a mother and grandmother
of kings in Israel? Join us for a vibrant and exciting analysis of the heroine of this Tanach
Great Neck Synagogue
26 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023
516.487.6100 | www.gns.org
Winner of the 2011 National
Jewish Book Awards Finalist
Prize, and a Boston Globe “Top
-Ten Bestseller” (April 2011)
Visit biblicalseductions.com for
more information about the
book, the author, reviews, and
April 22, 2013
Join us as Robin Shulman discusses her book “Eat the City” this Sunday morning, May 26 at 10 am.
February 26, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 8:30pm
A SPECIAL BOOKS & BAGELS EVENT
Sponsored by the Helmreich Family
Provost, Shalem Center, Jerusalem
“The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture”
The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. It offers bold new studies of biblical narratives and prophetic poetry, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach. Open the door to a book you never knew existed. You’ll never read the Bible the same way again.
February 26, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 10:00am
Books & Bagels
Staff Reporter, The New Republic
“Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame”
A 2012 National Jewish Book Award Winner
JEWISH JOCKS: AN UNORTHODOX HALL OF FAME is a timeless collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, first-person reflections, and, above all, great writing on some of the most influential and unexpected pioneers in the world of sports. Featuring work by today’s preeminent writers, these essays explore significant Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, trainers, and even team owners (in the finite universe of Jewish Jocks, they count!).
Contributors include some of today’s most celebrated writers covering a vast assortment of topics, including David Remnick on the biggest mouth in sports, Howard Cosell; Jonathan Safran Foer on the prodigious and pugnacious Bobby Fischer; Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson writing elegantly on Marty Reisman, America’s greatest ping-pong player and the sport’s ultimate showman. Deborah Lipstadt examines the continuing legacy of the Munich Massacre, the fortieth anniversary of which coincided with the 2012 London Olympics. Jane Leavy reveals why Sandy Koufax agreed to attend her daughter’s bat mitzvah. And we learn how Don Lerman single-handedly thrust competitive eating into the public eye with three pounds of butter and 120 jalapeño peppers From settlement houses to stadiums and everywhere in between, JEWISH JOCKS features men and women who do not always fit the standard athletic mold.
Book Signing to follow Author Presentation.
Complimentary Admission | Light Breakfast Will Be Served
February 14, 2013
DOS YIDDISH VORT
Enjoy a “freilechen Purim” at the Yiddish Vort with a “mayse…..a glayzele tay….etleche Hamentaschen” on Wed., Feb., 20 at 1:30 pm.
All welcome.For more information call Roz Wagner- 487-9795
February 4, 2013
THANK YOU SPONSORS
We thank the following for sponsoring the luncheon this past Shabbat. Each sponsor received an autographed football signed by our guest Alan Veingrad.
Frank & Eva Bachrach
Hal & Debbie Chadow
Scott & Laura Danoff
Eliot & Erica Heisler
Robert & Debbie Hollander
Adam & Didi Hutt
Jonathan & Dina Ohebshalom
David & Diane Rein
Carl & Rivka Rosenberg
Josh & Nadine Shatzkes
Alan & Orly Steinberg
Rafi & Shifra Yehoshua
January 28, 2013
BOOKS AND BAGELS FEB. 10
Sunday, Feb 10, 10:00am “Am I A Jew” by Ted Ross. Quirky and self-aware, introspective and impassioned, this is a story about the universal struggle to define a relationship with one’s heritage and religion.
January 28, 2013
LECTURE FEB. 5
Scholars & Scholarship: Tuesday, February 5, 8:30pm
Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey Woolf,Senior Lecturer, Bar Ilan University
Department of Talmud Op-Ed Commentator, Times of Israel
will be here to discuss:
“Reflections on the Israeli Elections: Israel and the Rabbis”
January 7, 2013
COMMUNITY SHABBAT LUNCHEON & GUEST SPEAKER
Saturday, February 2 ~
Super Bowl Shabbat with ALAN VEINGRAD
Member of the 1992 Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl Champions
“My Spiritual Journey: Steps to Self-Discovery in Size 14 Shoes”
For reservations and sponsorships,
please contact the synagogue office.
**All sponsors will receive an autographed football!**
If you were among the over 575 attendees who enjoyed a delicious Shabbat dinner, the warm company of friends and neighbors, and a riveting presentation from Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, you know, first-hand, the profound impact that our Family Shabbat Dinner & Guest Speakers Series has made on our synagogue and the larger Great Neck community.
Over the past 18 months, thanks to your patronage and support, the Great Neck Synagogue Shabbat experience has been enhanced by the presence of leading thinkers, educators, and personalities of the international Jewish community, including Malcolm Hoenlein, Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, Rabbis Shlomo Riskin, Joseph Telushkin, and Shmuley Boteach, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and many more. Our youth look forward to the exciting Children’s Program coordinated by our GNS Youth Department. Most of all, we have been enriched by the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat together as a community.
To continue all this, we need you. I am encouraging you to join our sponsors, who ensure the financial viability of the series, and represent a strong expression of the community spirit that is our ultimate goal.
Our next Shabbat luncheon will take place Saturday, February 2, “Super Bowl Shabbat,” and will feature Alan Veingrad, a member of the 1992 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. An observant Jew, Alan is a nationally-acclaimed speaker with a unique story, sure to inspire and captivate us all.
The following sponsorship levels are available.
All sponsors of Feb. 2, will get an autographed football!
$1800 Diamond Sponsor (Limit 6)
- For 12 consecutive months, you will be entitled to family reservations for all dinners, including 2 seats at the speaker’s table, and the opportunity to host guest speakers for Shabbat or for Shabbat meals. VIP reserved seating for all guest speakers, and an autographed book or memorabilia.
$1000 Platinum Sponsor
- For 12 consecutive months, you will be entitled to family reservations for all dinners, VIP reserved seating for all guest speakers, and an autographed book or memorabilia.
$540 Gold Sponsor
- For 6 consecutive months, you will be entitled to family reservations for all dinners and an autographed book or memorabilia.
$360 Silver Sponsor
- Family reservation for 2 events and an autographed book or memorabilia..
$180 Bronze Sponsor
- Family reservation for 1 event and an autographed book or memorabilia.
Please consider the level of sponsorship that is right for you, and contact Mark Twersky with your commitment at the synagogue office: (516) 587-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for joining with us in support of this exciting community initiative.