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Saturday, October 29 – Shabbat Lunch at Temple Beth El □XYes, we are delighted to attend There is no charge for this event, but R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 24 is required. Number of adult reservations:______XXNumber of children:______

Young Adult Division Havdallah and Dessert □XYes, we are delighted to attend.XXNumber of guests:______ There is no charge for this event, but R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 24 is required.

Shabbaton Committee Nancy Cole Susan Goldman Jim Gordon Ed Greenbaum Marianne Kornblum

Rabbis Rabbi Max Davis Rabbi Amy Wallk Katz Rabbi Mark Shapiro Staff Meredith Dragon Debbie Peskin Rhoda Peskin

Federation Executive Committee Steven Dane, President Susan Weiss Firestone, VP Mordechai Kamel, VP Rhonda Goldberg, VP Sharon Cohen, Treasurer Susan Goldman, Secretary Jonathan Sapirstein, VP Elliot Bloom Ronda Parish, Chair, XJewish Endowment Foundation Jeffrey Mandell Susan Kline Edward Greenbaum

Sunday, October 30 – Sunday Brunch

Meeting the Challenges of Change A community shabbaton exploring times of extraordinary transition

Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30

□XYes, we are delighted to attend.XXNumber of guests:______ There is no charge for this event, but R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 24 is required.

Please consider making a donation to sponsor our Community Shabbaton □X$72 Bronze SponsorXX□X$154 Silver SponsorXX□X$360 Gold Sponsor

Sponsored by the Try A Synagogue Program (Congregation B’nai Torah, Sinai Temple, Temple Beth El, the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, and a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation) Additional funding is provided by grants from the Jewish Endowment Foundation’s Ida & Harry Gaberman / Anne & Jonas Heit Fund and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation

□XCheck enclosed, payable to the Jewish Federation of Western MassachusettsXXORXX Charge my credit cardXX□XMastercardXX□XVisaXX□XDiscoverXX□XAMEX

You are invited to a weekend with scholar-in-residence David Elcott

Name on card_______________________________________________________________________ Credit card # ________________________________XExpiration date (MM/YYYY)______/_____________

1160 Dickinson Street Springfield, MA 01108 (413) 737-4313 www.jewishwesternmass.org


David Elcott has spent the last 25 years at the intersection of community building, the search for a theory of cross-boundary engagement, and interfaith and ethnic activism. Trained in political psychology and Middle East affairs at Columbia University and Judaic studies at the American Jewish University, Dr. Elcott is the Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, senior research fellow at the Research Center for Leadership in Action and Faculty Director of Wagner’s Executive MPA program. His present research is focused on the baby-boomer cohort, encore careers, and public service. He was formally the Vice President of the National Center for Learning and Leadership, a think-tank tasked with rethinking contemporary community and civic obligation. As Interreligious Affairs Director of the American Jewish Committee and as the Executive Director of the Israel Policy Forum, David has addressed a wide array of public policy issues and has built interfaith and interethnic coalitions to address Middle East peace, immigration reform, civil liberties and workers rights. He has written A Sacred Journey: The Jewish Quest for a Perfect World and numerous articles and monographs on power and war, minority civic engagement, and cross cultural pluralism. He has represented the Jewish community in interfaith settings in Europe, South America and Asia.

Weekend Shabbaton Program Friday, October 28 5:35 pm Congregation B’nai Torah (Orthodox), 2 Eunice Drive, Longmeadow 5:45 pm Sinai Temple (Reform) & Temple Beth El (Conservative) will host a joint service in the Heritage Academy Auditorium, 594 Converse Street, Longmeadow 6:45 pm Festive community Shabbat dinner at Congregation B’nai Torah culminating with speaker David Elcott Dinner $18 for adults / $10 for children 3-12 / Maximum per family $54

Kindly R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 24, 2011 online at www.jewishwesternmass.org or by completing the information below. Friday, October 28 – Shabbat Dinner at Congregation B’nai Torah □XYes, we are delighted to attend Number of adult reservations:______ at $18 per person

Saturday, October 29 Services are open for anyone to attend at all congregations 12:15 pm Community lunch at Temple Beth El with speaker David Elcott (no charge, R.S.V.P. required), 979 Dickinson Street, Springfield 3:00 pm Teen program with David Elcott 7:30 pm Federation Young Adult Division havdallah and dessert program with David Elcott (no charge, R.S.V.P. required), at the home of Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman, 172 Crestview Circle, Longmeadow

Sunday, October 30 9:00 am Brunch with David Elcott for synagogue and agency Board members (no charge, R.S.V.P. required) at Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson Street, Springfield Parents Please Note: On Friday and Saturday, a PJ Library program will be offered for children during David’s presentations at dinner and lunch so that families with children can attend.

Names of adult guests:_________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Number of child reservations:______ at $10 per personXXMaximum per family $54 Names of children:____________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Tables of 8 can be reserved for dinner. Please list our table guestsXX□XUse names aboveXXORXX□XOur guests’ names are: _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ □XCheck enclosed, payable to the Jewish Federation of Western MassachusettsXXORXX Charge my credit cardXX□XMastercardXX□XVisaXX□XDiscoverXX□XAMEX Name on card_______________________________________________________________________

These events are open to the entire community, and you do not need to be a synagogue member to participate in any of the Shabbaton programs R.S.V.P. by Monday, October 24 required. You may conveniently R.S.V.P. online at www.jewishwesternmass.org or complete the form on the right and mail it in the enclosed envelope. For more information, please call Debbie Peskin at (413) 737-4313 x121. Dietary laws observed.

Credit card # ________________________________XExpiration date (MM/YYYY)______/_____________

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