A Special Erev Shabbat with Dr. David Breakstone! Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner, November 12th
Come enjoy a special evening at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley with Dr. David Breakstone, Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and member of The Jewish Agency Executive, where he represents the worldwide Conservative/Masorti Movement.
This Masorti Erev Shabbat will begin with Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:30pm, followed by a catered Shabbat dinner at 6:15pm. During dinner Dr. Breakstone, the highest-ranked Masorti officer in the Jewish Agency, will speak on the topic: "Masorti Making a Difference: A Call for a Joint Endeavor."
The cost of Shabbat dinner is 15$/adult, 8$/child, children 0-3 free (50$ maximum per family). No one turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP to Rachel in the CNS office at email@example.com. Childcare will be made available if requested.
Please also consider using this opportunity to donate an extra $15
to the Masorti Movement as part of the new Chai Masorti campaign.
This event is cosponsored by the CNS Young Adults Chevreh and Bay Area Masorti.
______________________________________________________ Dr. David Breakstone is the Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and a member of The Jewish Agency Executive, where he represents the worldwide Conservative/Masorti Movement. He is also a columnist forThe Jerusalem Post,where his inisghtful and provocative observations on Israel and the Jewish world appear bi-weekly in its weekend magazine under the title "Keep Dreaming."
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…