Upcoming November Programs

Please join us for two very special programs being held in November. There is a form at the bottom of this page to make your reservations. There are no charges for any of our programs but we do ask you to RSVP to help us with our planning.

Friday Night Shabbat Services, November 22nd: 7 pm, Parashah: Hayyei Sarah. A d’var torah on Triumph and Tragedy in the Life of the First Matriarch. What pieces does the text of Genesis leave out and how have—or might—these pieces be relocated in understanding Sarah? Temple Beth El; 3037 Kingston Pike, (865)524-3521

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services, November 23rd: 9:30 am, Torah Service: 10:15 am, Parashah: Hayyei Sarah. A d’var torah on From Sarah to Shekhinah: Hayyei Sarah, Gender, and Contradiction. What do we learn of gender complexity from explicit and hidden aspects of Sarah’s life, relationship to Abraham, Isaac, Hagar, and Ishmael, and her death? And later in the day, Transformative Moments as Hosts and Guests Across Jewish History: From Abraham and Sarah to Ourselves. Where have we been—from the time when Abraham and Sarah offered hospitality to three strangers to the era of the Holocaust and the shaping of the State of Israel—and where are we going as a people of time and space? Saturday following Kiddush: 12:30 pm; Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike; (865)522-0701

Ceremonial art within the Question of Jewish art: from Solomon’s Temple to the Judaica of Arnold Schwarzbart. How do we define “Jewish art and architecture”? Where do houses of worship and ceremonial objects fit into this larger question—of style, subject, symbol, and of what we are and how we relate to each other and to God? Sunday, November 24th; 2pm, followed by a book signing at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Dr; (865)690-6343

**PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW TO RSVP TO ALL OF THE ABOVE EVENTS. If you have any questions just let us know. Thank you for your interest in our programs. Abraham Brietstein, Heska Amuna Synagogue Adult Education Vice Chair, abriet@aol.com