April 30, 2013
Please join us at Women’s Tefila for Mincha on Shabbat
afternoon, May 4th at 6:00 pm, to celebrate the Bat
Mitzvah of Liviah Sobel, daughter of Judy and Bart
Sobel. Oneg following davening sponsored by Judy and
Bart Sobel in honor of their daughter.
December 25, 2012
There will be a Women’s Tefila Purim Planning meeting at the home of Celia Lemonik, 59 Berkshire Rd. Wed, Dec. 26 at 8 pm to discuss parts for the Megilla reading. All past and prospective readers are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
October 11, 2012
We would like to wish Mazal Tov to our Kallah Torah, Talia, daughter of
Malka Louzoun, and our Kallah Breishit, Bonnie, daughter of Annie &
Robert Mendelson. Women’s Tefila Planning Meeting will take place this
coming Thursday, October 18th, at 8:00 pm in the home of Nechama Liss-
Levinson. All are welcome.
June 5, 2012
Please join Women’s Tefila on Shabbat afternoon, June 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm to celebrate the Simchat Bat of Liora Sarah Reichlin, daughter of Galit and Grant Reichlin and granddaughter of Louise & Leonard Kahn.
There will be an oneg sponsored by Galit & Grant following the service.
April 16, 2012
Women’s Tefila invites all women to join us for mincha Shabbat afternoon, April 21st at 6:00 pm. We will be celebrating the Simchat Kallah for Lauren Schneider, in honor of her upcoming marriage to Sam Flaks. An oneg will be sponsored by Lauren’s parents, Charlotte and Perry Schneider.
October 18, 2011
Women’s Tefila for Sukkot/Simchat Torah morning, starting Friday at 8:45 am in the Bet Midrash.
July 8, 2011
Women’s Tefila of Great Neck Synagogue
invites women and men
to an EXTRAORDINARY SYMPOSIUM
Shabbat Sept 17th at 5:30 pm promptly in the Bet Midrash
How Multicultural and International Experiences Have Shaped my Jewish Identity
Join the Women’s Tefila of Great Neck Synagogue for a special symposium as young women from the community share their experiences studying, volunteering and living abroad in places as diverse as India, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Germany and Israel. Exploring different dimensions of their Jewish identity, panelists will share their thoughts on global Jewry, obstacles and affirmations of living abroad, antisemitism or anti-Israel bias, tikkun olam (repairing the world), and how their time abroad has shaped their life choices.
Moderator: Naomi Barth graduated from Brandeis University in 2009, where she earned a B.A in History with a concentration in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. She has spent considerable time living abroad, and completed portions of her studies in Berlin, Germany and Budapest, Hungary. She has performed non-sectarian volunteer work in rural Thailand, and has completed an academic internship in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. She currently work in the Global Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), where she supports efforts that relate to Jewish diasporic history.
Lerone Edalati graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern & Islamic studies and Hebrew Language & Literature in 2009. Lerone works as a Project Manager in the non-profit sector, and has most recently served as an associate at Network 20/20 where she coordinated foreign policy briefings for private sector leaders and senior decision-makers. Lerone will discuss how her Jewish education and Iranian roots have influenced her decision to do service with Jewish communities around the world. She has volunteered with Jewish communities in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Haifa and Beit She’an, Israel, and has been exposed to on-the-ground challenges in both countries. Her experiences with the heterogeneous communities in Kazakhstan and Israel were instrumental in shaping her identity as a Jewish individual and a global citizen. Most importantly, Lerone will discuss how negative and positive experiences working locally — at New York University Abu Dhabi and at Network 20/20, an international affairs organization — have shaped her Jewish identity. Lerone speaks Hebrew and Farsi fluently, and is proficient in Modern Standard Arabic.
Elana Hazghia graduated from Skidmore College in May of 2010 with a double major in International Affairs and Spanish, as well as a double minor in Latin American Studies and Government. She is currently a Program Associate for the Public Policy Programs team at the Council of the Americas in New York City. Elana has traveled throughout the Carribean and Central America, where she created a photographic project called “Peace Through My Eyes” in Guatemala. The project aims to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding through the artwork of Guatemalan children from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The proceeds raised enabled the organization to buy necessary water filters in the indigenous village of San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. Elana will speak about the obligation and compassion she feels towards others, and how that concept of chessed drives her passion for travel, and her desire to develop such international projects. Never seeing Judaism as a limitation or a hindrance to her exploration, Elana sees travel as an opportunity to share her background and draw parallels between herself and others from diverse backgrounds.
Zahava Mandelbaum is in her last year of undergraduate studies at Columbia University and the Jewish Theology Seminary, studying English and Modern Jewish Studies. She spent a post High School gap year studying in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem at Midreshet HaRova. This past semester she studied abroad at Ben Gurion University in the Negev, where she was the only American student living in an Israeli student village called Ashalim. Following her study abroad experience in Israel, she traveled to Little Kanchipuram, India for 7 weeks with American Jewish World Service. There she volunteered with RIDE, a local Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) that strives to to empower the poor, eradicate child labor, promote economic independence for women, and provide essential medical and educational services for the underprivileged. Closer to home, she volunteers with Jewish Heart for Africa, an organization based in NYC and Israel that brings sustainable Israeli Technologies to rural African villages.
Women’s Tefila Mincha following the symposium in the Bet Midrash
Great Neck Synagogue is at 26 Old Mill Road Great Neck, NY
June 15, 2011
WOMEN’S TEFILA STORY QUILT:
In honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary Year of the Women’s Tefila Group in Great Neck, we are asking people to submit a vignette of their experiences as participants in Women’s Tefila. Whether you are a regular member or came just once, a Bat Mitzvah alum, mother of a Bat Mitzvah, bride, grandmother, mother of a newborn, woman who observed a yahrzeit with us, or father of a bat mitzvah girl, PLEASE write a couple of sentences to a couple of paragraphs about your experience at Women’s Tefila. EMAIL your reflections to: Harriet Schimel at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 17, 2011
This Shabbat evening Women’s Tefila will meet at 7:00pm for Mincha and to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Eliana Wydra. Kiddush will be sponsored by Karen & Edward Wydra in honor of their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.
December 6, 2010