History Highlights: The Power of Voice
Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. Free.
Online through Zoom.
The United States was founded on a lofty ideal: all men are created equal. But because the reality often did not match the ideal, many groups had to fight for equality in law and in practice. In Texas, civil rights champions were often on the margins of society, but risked everything to have their voices heard. Join Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Ackerman Family Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, for a discussion of three women who stood up and spoke out against oppression in Texas: Juanita Craft, Jovita Idar, and Barbara Jordan.
Sunday, October 3 at 12 PM – October 5 at midnight
Join Us for a Talk Back Program
October 5 | 7 PM
Herzl Makov – CEO of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center,
Bruce Gould – Producer, and Rob Schwartz – Executive Producer
About the film: A proud yet scarred leader haunted by the Holocaust and decades of war, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin struggles to balance history and heroism to make peace with his greatest enemy and cement a legacy long misunderstood. Driven by a passion for his people, Begin dedicated his life to the survival and safety of his country and the unity of the Jewish people. Rarely seen archival materials and revealing interviews showcase Begin’s life in this compelling new documentary.
November Book Club
Tuesday, November 16
4 pm via Zoom
Jacobo’s Rainbow is a historical literary novel set primarily in the nineteen sixties during the convulsive period of the student protest movements and the Vietnam War. It focuses on the issue of being an outsider. Written from a Jewish perspective, it speaks to universal truths that affect us all.
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of a transformative event in Jacobo’s life, the day he is sent to jail, he writes about what happened behind the scenes of the Free Speech Movement which provides the backdrop for a riveting story centered on his emergence into a world he never could have imagined. His recording of those earlier events is the proximate cause of his being arrested. Jacobo is allowed to leave jail under the condition of being drafted, engages in gruesome fighting in Vietnam, and returns to continue his work of chronicling America in the throes of significant societal changes.
Jacobo’s Rainbow is a story of triumph over adversity (hypocrisy, loss, lies, murder, concealment, prejudice) that is told with vivid descriptions, perceptive insights, humor, and sensitivity, which enables the reader to identify with the characters who come to life in a realistic fashion to illustrate who we are, how we behave, and what causes us to change.
Morning Minyan is currently being held on Sundays at 8:00 AM and on Tuesday and Friday Mornings at 7:00 AM, at Tiferet Israel. Please observe social distancing and health safety rules posted throughout the building. Learn more here…