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Wednesday, July 15
7:30-8:30 pm - Film Discussion: “Do the Right Thing” with Deborah Holdstein
“Do the Right Thing," considered by many to be director Spike Lee's best film, has been timely since its 1989 release, and it's even more so given current events. A short list of questions to help us think about the film before our discussion can be found here.  Please see the film before our discussion; it is available on numerous platforms, including Amazon Prime, for $3.99.  Warning: Please be aware that the film contains scenes of violence, some nudity, and numerous occasions of offensive language.

Thursday, July 16
10-10:15 am - Morning Meditation with Lisa Lombard
1-3 pm - STAR: For retirees and older people to learn and connect.
7:30-8:30 pm - People, Places, and Names: What Genealogy Tells Us About Our Community and Ourselves with Gary Ghertner
No, your family's name was probably not changed at Ellis Island.  And yes, your mishpocha (family) does include people you're not related to.  Explore these and other topics with genealogy enthusiast and OPT member Gary Ghertner, and those who wish can get some pointers on starting or improving your own family history project.

Friday, July 17
9-10 am - Torah Study: Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Kirzane [note return to 9 am]
Read this week’s double Torah portion here: Matot-Masei.
6-6:15 pm - Shabbat dinner blessings
Join us to say the blessings for Shabbat dinner as we experiment with “eating together” while each in our own homes. Open to all, and those who ordered our special Shabbat dinner boxes may especially wish to join.
8-9 pm - Shabbat services

Saturday, July 18

10-11 am - Shabbat services
This week, we celebrate Isabelle Gershon, who is called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah. The clergy team and the bat mitzvah family will broadcast live from the temple while family, friends, and community members join on Zoom.  All community members will be able to participate in this service, including saying names for Mi Shebeirach and Kaddish.
10-10:40 am - Young Family Shabbat with Shira Klein and Ellen Allard
Zoom login information here


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Shabbat Shalom and stay healthy.

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Wed, July 15 2020 23 Tammuz 5780