Little White Lies
Wednesday, February 11
Lacey Schwartz, a 37-year-old Harvard Law School graduate turned filmmaker, moves with ease in circles in which her identity as both black and Jewish seems unremarkable. What makes her biography striking is that Ms. Schwartz, a woman with light brown skin and a cascade of dark curls, grew up believing she was white. Film will be followed by a discussion with Lacey Schwartz the subject of the film.
This program is sponsored by Wendy and Stephen Offen.
Fee: $10/advance, $12/day of
Fee includes Falafel Dinner and the program
Liberation Of Auschwitz: An Event to Commemorate Those Who Perished and Honor Survivors
Wednesday, February 25 | 7:00pm
Hear firsthand fron a child survivor about her experience in Auschwitz and life after Liberation. Hers is an inspiring story that is not to be missed. This special event is open to the entire community. For more information, contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or www.JewishFamilySvc.org
Sponsored by: Jewish Family Service Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties.
Fee: $10/adult and free for students.
Proceeds from this program will benefit the JFS Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program
Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found
Wednesday, March 11
12pm Program & Lunch
Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, spin instructor, volunteer and extreme athlete. She also happens to be almost completely blind and deaf. Not Fade Away is her inspiring and moving memoir of a young women who is slowly losing her sight and hearing and yet continues to live life to its fullest potential.
Co-Sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties and Brandeis National Committee, Somerset Chapter.
Fee: $18/advance, $22/day of
Originals by an Original
The Artistic World of Mordechai Rosenstein
Artist in Residence, Temple Sholom
Thursday, March 12 | 7:00pm
Meet artist Mordechai Rosenstein and observe him creating a work of art in the synagogue lobby. At 7:30 there will be a presentation and discussion by Mordechai of several of his noted pieces of Hebraic calligraphy and artwork. Afterwards, paint with the artist a collaborative piece you can take home.
Location: Temple Sholom, Bridgewater
Free to the Entire Community, Sponsored by Temple Sholom
Glenn Kurtz: 3 Minutes in Poland
Thursday, March 19 | 7:00pm
Five years ago, Glenn Kurtz discovered three minutes of color footage film shot by his grandfather on a 1938 trip to the Polish Village of Nasielsk. His grandfather inadvertently captured a world that ceased to exist just one year later. Of Nasielsk’s 3,000 Jews, fewer that 100 survived the war.
Fee: $8/advance $10/day of