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October/Tishrei-Heshvan 2013/5774

Jubilee Kickoff Concert Celebrating Our Legacy of Music with Nate & Friends

Our Jubilee and the Musical Legacy of Stephen S. Wise Temple Cantor Nathan Lam

Shiru L’Adonai Shir Chadash”: “Sing to God a new song. Sing to God all the earth.” This verse from Psalm 96, which is found in the liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat, welcoming the Sabbath, helps to describe what has driven our musical legacy here at Stephen S. Wise Temple. Even if we use synagogue music from our beloved inheritance, we still come to it as if it were brand new each time. Part of the injunction is to create new music in every generation that speaks to the worshiper and touches the heart of those engaged in worship. One of the central goals of the music is to deliver the message to the soul of each congregant and open their hearts to the fulfillment that prayer can bring to us. Over our nearly 50-year history, we are proud to have contributed in great ways to the fulfillment of this objective. We have commissioned composers to write music for our liturgy, as well as obtained many classics in the repertoire of synagogue music from 16th century Italy and throughout the Jewish world Continued on page 4

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An Important Message from Our President

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News from Wise School


@Noteworthy A Message from Our President By Glenn Sonnenberg, Board President Dear Friend, As you now know, Rabbi Herscher has announced that he will conclude his tenure as Senior Rabbi in June 2015. This is not immediate; there will be plenty of time between now and the effective date to celebrate his legacy! While the news is bittersweet, this change offers us a chance to reflect on our Temple and the next 50 years. When our Temple began nearly fifty years ago, Sandy Koufax was still playing ball and Israel had not yet liberated Jerusalem. Jewish identification was strong and we struggled through Hebrew school and confirmation with a minimum amount of resistance. Today, we are faced with signs of hope on one hand and reason for concern on the other. Members of our congregation study at the Temple and at members’ homes. Our Melton education program is stronger than ever. We host some of

the greatest minds and opinion leaders in a rich speaker’s series. Our youth are actively engaged in community building, tikkun olam, and social activities in a safe environment. And yet, as the numbers in the Pew study show, Jewish identification nationally is in decline. Services across the country are increasingly sparsely attended. There are so many distractions in our ever-connected world that there is precious little focus on contemplation, introspection, learning, and interacting with community. We increasingly are “connected” with “friends” through social media that is cool and quick and often devoid of much depth or meaning. I believe the greatest “connection” is found not alone on a computer screen. Rather, it is found sipping wine by the light of the havdalah candle in a neighbor’s home. It is found at a Soulful Shabbat, with tunes, both old and new. It is found in studying, learning, and pondering life’s greatest issues and the political challenges of our time. It is found in doing ennobling work in our community to help those in need. As we consider the search to identify our new Senior Rabbi, we will need to consider not just the role of the Jewishness

in our lives or the lack thereof in today’s world, but the specific mission of Stephen S. Wise Temple. Who we choose as our next leader will say a great deal about who we are as a community, our plans for our present, and our aspirations for the future. We are about to engage – as a community – in the refreshing opportunity to examine our programs and set our sights toward the future. The process of choosing a new leader for any organization should be a re-energizing and exciting process. We will all be a part of this self-exploration, this re-imagining, and this invigorating contemplation of who we are and what we want. And, we expect to have a number of great candidates, both internal and from the outside. We will ultimately make a great choice and move forward, together. I look forward to taking this journey with all of you. Warmly, Glenn P.S. If you have questions or feedback for the Transition Committee about the process to appoint a new Senior Rabbi, we invite you to contact transition@WiseLA.org or 310.889.2331.

Volunteers Set the Stage for a FUNtastic Purim Weekend By Joyce Anderson, Membership Infrastructure Chair and Board Member Dear Fellow Congregants, This is such an exciting time here at Wise. You only turn 50 once and we want to do it right — all year long. Purim is right around the corner, and it is serendipitous that the Hebrew calendar affords us an entire weekend to celebrate Purim. This year, we will “party” together on Purim Saturday Night on March 15. Our trusted chairs of this event, Irene Boujo, AnnDee Levy, Paola Gancman, and Roya Melamed, will bring their talents together to ensure a fun-filled evening for all over the age of 21. Our Purim Carnival this Jubilee year is being held at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, March 16. And, we can’t think of a better way to commemorate Stephen S Wise Temple and School’s many contributions to the Los Angeles community than to spend the day at one of the city’s most popular landmarks. Holly Binafard and Susan Berger are working with our professional staff to plan our most exciting and adventurous Purim Carnival yet. Whether you’re 5, 15, or 50, this will be an incredible day of community, fun, and celebration of this joyful holiday and our Jubilee year! Mark your calendars for our Jubilee Purim weekend and join us in creating memories of our 50th year that will last a lifetime. If you would like to get involved in planning Purim Saturday Night or the Purim Carnival, contact Stacey Rosenthal to learn more about these volunteer opportunities at SRosenthal@WiseLA. org or 310.889.2247. 2 @wise

November/December 2013


Introducing Wise Clubs By Rabbi Lydia Medwin Definition: Wise Clubs 1. A gathering of about a dozen people who share an interest, like wine tasting, hiking, or reading books. 2. A group of people who want to experience something deeper, something that makes a group of people become a community; a group that laughs and cries together; a place where everyone knows your name; a way to feel connected to your best self and the Jewish people. It is virtually impossible to find community in a room of 10,000 people. We all know this to be true – going to a U2 concert is an amazing experience, maybe even momentarily transcendent, but the people sitting around you will probably not feel compelled to celebrate a family Bar Mitzvah with you, bring you food if you fall sick, or do any of the other many things that a true community does to take care of its beloved members. If we abide by the old «Cheer›s» motto, that a community is a place where everybody knows your name, then a room of 10,000 is the ultimate paradox; though there are so many people, you may be anonymous. No one may notice when you are missing and no one may even know when you are there! But when you have 1,000 small communities of ten, then you have true community. In a group of ten, everyone knows your name, everyone knows if you are there or why you are not, and everyone cares about and for you. This is the philosophy that is guiding the creation of Wise Clubs at Wise Temple and School. An outgrowth of a series of 200 faceto-face conversations over the past year, Wise Clubs has already launched our first few clubs – a basketball club, a poker-for-tzedakah club, a seniors’ hiking club, and a professional development club. These offer us just a few examples of some of the varied interests that our members have, and the ways in which our congregation is organizing to engage in areas they love, in the company of new and longtime friends. There are currently plans to

launch the program more widely across the various segments of our Temple, so keep an eye out for more information in the next couple of months. And, please be in touch with your club ideas and interest for involvement by e-mailing us at community@WiseLA.org!

Wise School Early Childhood: Learning Deep to Make Great Happen By Randee Norwood, Assistant Director Wise School is a place where our children are encouraged to learn deeply, be creative, experience wholeness, and make great happen inside and outside of the classroom. One of the most powerful ways we make great happen in Wise School Early Childhood is through our partnership with Beit Issie Shapiro. As Mitzvah Day comes to a close, I am reminded of the opportunity I had last month to visit our N2 and N3 (three- and four-year old) classrooms to discuss Beit Issie Shapiro and our sponsored child Nika with the children in developmentallyappropriate ways. I described Beit Issie Shapiro as a wonderful school in Israel where children who need extra help to learn can find good teachers and friends to help them. A topic that might have seemed difficult or even scary at first, evolved into deep and thoughtful conversations with these young children. I shared that sometimes people’s arms and legs don’t work properly, sometimes their bodies grow differently, and sometimes they don’t learn how to talk very well. I showed them pictures of Beit Issie’s snoezelen room (a fantastic room of lights and movement) and hydrotherapy pool. I then explained that the beautiful lights and swimming games were helping girls and boys like Nika, a Beit Issie student whose studies we are sponsoring for the year, learn to move their muscles better and help them develop in all sorts of ways. I also made a point of explaining how lucky we all are that our bodies are growing properly and that we all learned to walk and talk

so easily. Many children were eager to demonstrate their proficiency at walking, talking, and jumping, while some shared stories of past broken legs, doctor visits, wheelchairs, and even about the use of sign language. A few were also excited to relate that they had visited Israel. Finally, we talked about how their tzedakah money would help to buy beautiful lights for the snoezelen room and pay to keep the pool warm in the winter. Beyond my conversations last month, our commitment to Beit Issie and Nika will be evident in our Early Childhood classrooms all year long. Each classroom has their own copy of A Circle of Smiles, a book about Beit Issie Shapiro by Sylvia Rouss, to read together and keep in their library. All classrooms have a picture of Nika posted in or near their Shabbat area (the N1 and Transition classes also received the book and picture, but it was left to each team of teachers to convey this information at a time and in a way that is appropriate for their children). And, our teachers will continue to reference Nika, Beit Issie, and Israel throughout the year as they discuss tzedakah and mitzvot.

As Jews, it is incumbent upon us to teach our children the lessons of tzedakah and Tikkun Olam – repairing our world. At Wise School, this is woven into the fabric of everything we do – to learn deeply, be creative, and experience wholeness. We hope sharing this information with all of our members engenders a great sense of pride in what is taking place atop our mountain and in our classrooms, as we help our children discover the hope, compassion, and generosity that lie within each of them. Together, we will make great happen! 3


Cantor Lam’s message continued from cover page to this very day. Stephen S. Wise has had an illustrious and unique musical history as evidenced by a significant number of clergy, cantors, rabbis, and rabbi/cantors who have been products of the nurturing and supportive atmosphere that our Temple has created. Over the years, we have had in excess of 1,600 teens, age 13 to 15, chant Torah and Haftarot during the High Holy Days. We have encouraged many children and adults from within our ranks to pursue a career in the cantorate through the inspiration they found here at Stephen Wise Temple. And, the M’Shor’rim (Cantors’ Choir) has created a venue for people to sing at services from elementary school age through adulthood. Some of them even went on to choose careers as musicians, professionals in the Jewish world, composers, or as devoted synagogue attendees – all of which we are quite proud.

@Programs and Events Coffee Talk with Marla

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Torah Study with Rabbi Yoshi

Every Wednesday | 8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Room 5. We are excited to announce a new opportunity to learn together. The discussion will focus on an exploration of the weekly Torah portion, with a special emphasis on Hasidic commentaries inspired by the Jewish mystical tradition and the way these texts are forever relevant to us and our children. No prior Torah study is required. Come whenever you are able to join us and be part of a conversation that Jews have engaged in midor l’dor from generation to generation. We’ll take care of the coffee, just bring a heart thirsty for Torah.

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Morning Minyan

Every Thursday | 7:45 a.m. (when School is in session) Kabbalat Shabbat Nosh Every Friday | 5:30 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Every Friday | 6:15 p.m.

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Shabbat Morning Minyan Every Saturday | 10 a.m. Wise School Book Fair

Monday, November 18-Friday, November 22 Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon At the Wise School Book Fair, we encourage our kids to “Read and Make Great Happen!” Come buy books and holiday gifts while supporting Wise School! We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, November 22 | 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Room 11. Stop by for a cup of coffee, schmooze with Marla and the ECC Administrators, and ask all those questions you have had on your mind.

Tot Shabbat & Oneg Friday, November 22 | 5 p.m. Sanctuary. Come celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Spike and Ditza in a service especially designed for tots (ages 2-5). There will be special birthday blessings for November and December! The WPA committee has planned an arts and crafts activity that is fun for the entire family!

Daditude Sundays, November 24 and December 15 9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. ECC Witzman Amphitheater. Wise Daditude is a wonderful group of Stephen S. Wise dads who get together Sunday mornings at the Wise ECC Playground for a group playdate and some guy time. This is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your preschooler (birth-5 years old) in a safe, contained environment. We will have coffee for the dads, toys for the kids, potluck snacks, and good company. As part of each session, there will also be some informal learning with Rabbi Spike Anderson. Topics will include Dad/parenting concerns and the Jewish holidays. Give your partner the morning off, and get the day started right!

Erev Hanukkah (1st Candle) We will celebrate this musical legacy on Wednesday evening, December 4, the last night of Hanukkah, with a concert featuring the men and women cantors who began their journey here at Stephen S. Wise Temple. Included in our choir will be those who sang in my choirs over the last 38 years, as well as children from our current program, to again, “Sing a new song unto God”. A legacy is an ongoing process which is passed from one generation to the next. The celebration of 50 years is really an invitation to shape the next 50 years and create a meaningful legacy for those who come after us. If our future is anything like our history, I am sure that the next 50 years will give us ample opportunity to sing many new songs and be ever grateful for this awesome place and for the musical legacy that will continue to grow. 4 @wise

November/December 2013

Wednesday, November 27

Calling all Wise Members: Tell a friend and spread the word

K-6 Admission open house

Wednesday, December 11 9 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Beth Behar, Director of Admission, at BBehar@WiseElementary.org or 310.889.2275.


The Wise Years Adventure Continues

December W Group 20s & 30s Celebrates Hanukkah for a Good Cause

feel the rhythm

10th Annual Hanukkah Party Fundraiser Thursday, December 5 | 7:30 p.m. | The Phoenix Bar, Beverly Hills Join the W Group at one of LA’s hottest bars for drinks, life-size Jenga, and doing something good for the world. Party the night away while helping raise money for Jewish World Watch. For more information and to RSVP, contact WGroup@WiseLA.org or 310.889.2247.

Join others, 60 years and better, at Stephen S. Wise Temple for a day of learning, lunch, and leisure.

Family Soulful Shabbat Friday, December 6 Nosh 5:30 p.m. Service 6:15-7:15 p.m. Service in Sanctuary. Join us for the Family Soulful Shabbat Service featuring the Elementary and Religious Schools Grade 2 families. Join us for the Nosh before the service, followed by the Service – open to all School families, but the dinner is for Grade 2 Elementary School families only in Hershenson Hall. To register for the dinner, e-mail Sherrell Brantley at SBrantley@ WiseElementary.org.

Get Informed About Israel with AIPAC at Wise Sunday, December 8 Now in its sixth year, AIPAC at Wise returns for an afternoon that will inspire you and keep you educated about Israel and the Middle East. The program will feature a keynote address, strategies for action, and information about what you can do for Israel. This event is free and open to the community. Childcare is available free of charge. | www.WiseLA.org/AIPAC

feel the energy

Thursday, December 12 Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Join Rabbi David Woznica, Cantor Nathan Lam, Cantorial Interns, Kyle Cotler and Sarah Fortman, our Soulful Shabbat singers, and the sweet and soulful sounds of the David Kates Quartet for

• Learn about “The Good and the Challenging” with Steve Zimmer, Board Member of LAUSD. • Hear from Dr. Robert Kirschner, Museum Director of the Skirball Cultural Center, discussing “Jesus and Judaism in Roman Times” • Great Decisions: China in Africa • Art class, cards, Mah Jongg, and more!

Register now at www.WiseLA.org/WiseYears

Friday, December 20 NEW!

6:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner 8 p.m. Service Immediately followed by our delicious dessert oneg

For more information or to register for dinner, visit www.WiseLA.org/ SoulfulShabbat Love to bake? Our dessert oneg is one of the best in town because of the talent and generosity of our members. If you love to bake or want to pick up a special dessert, it will make our oneg even more special!

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The congregation extends its sincere appreciation for these generous contributions

MAZAL TOV Naomi Leight and Amir Give’on and families on their marriage Zita Fortman and family on the engagement of her granddaughter Sarah Rachelle Fortman to Nathan Zerbib-Berda Candace and Abbey Konowitch and family on the marriage of their daughter, and to Alana Konowitch and Brenden Mendez on their marriage Sepideh and Arash on the birth of their son, and to Rayna on the birth of her brother, Brayden Asher Elizabeth and Tooraj and family on the birth of their daughter, and to Ethan and Leena on the birth of their sister, Joelle Jaclyn and Todd and family on the birth of their son, and to Kayla on the birth of her brother, Jordan Ryan Marion and Todd and family on the birth of their granddaughter, and to Allison and Lewis Newmark on the birth of their daughter, Ava Karen and Hal and family on the birth of their grandson, Brody Evan Nicole Zaks and Kevin Gold and families on their marriage Marla and Michael Kantor on the marriage of their daughter, Victoria Wood and Anthony Kantor on the marriage of his sister, Alexander Kantor on the marriage of his sister, Jenna and Joseph Pitson on the marriage of his brother, Lyla and Olivia on the marriage of their uncle, and Kimberly Kantor and Philip Pitson on their marriage Sandra Unterberger and Justin Paperny and families on their marriage Cindy and Glenn Sherman and family on the engagement of their son, Melanie Sherman on the engagement of her brother, and to Rebecca Namm and Brent Sherman on their engagement

CONDOLENCES Cantor Pam and Michael Simmons on the loss of her father, and to Zachary, Jeremy and Joshua on the loss of their grandfather, Sam Cordova Fara and Sean Faridnia and family on the loss of her grandfather, and to Liana and Elijah on the loss of their great-grandfather, Mansour Naimi Lynne and Eric Spillman and family on the loss of his father, and to Benjamin and Sara on the loss of their grandfather, Jacob Spillman Helen and Alan Rubenstein and family on the loss of her mother, Bella Rubenstein Debra and David Siegel and family on the loss of her grandmother, and to Jack, Dylan and Adam on the loss of their great-grandmother, Sophie Hamburger Marti Blatt and family on the loss of her husband, Daniel Blatt Lauren Bartlett and family on the loss of her uncle, Burt Pearce Andrea and Ryan Drobnick and family on the loss of her grandmother, and to Elijah and Owen on the loss of their great-grandmother, Charlotte Cohen 6 @wise November/December 2013

Orit Hadad and family on the loss of her father, and to Ben and Adi on the loss of their grandfather, Mati Milo Desiree and Fred Afari on the loss of her uncle, and to Ryan, Brigitte, and Stephanie on the loss of their great-uncle, Aziz Banayan The sympathy of the congregation is extended to the family of Daniel Blatt

SOCIAL ACTION FUND IN HONOR OF: Social Action, by Sarah Garber

SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND IN HONOR OF: the bar mitzvah of her grandson Ethan, by Sylvia

May God grant peace to all who mourn and comfort the bereaved family

the bar mitzvah of their son Ethan, by Jodi Kruger and Jeremy

RABBIS’ DISCRETIONARY FUNDs

Social Justice, by Ann and Alan Barton Family Fund

IN HONOR OF: the birth of their grandson Brody Evan, by Karen and Hal the engagement of Rebecca Namm and Brent Sherman, by Cindy and Glenn Sherman the naming of their daughter, Ava, by Allison and Lewis the honor of sitting on the Bimah on Kol Nidre, by Beverly Sondel and Sid Lyons Felicia Bargman and Robert Prinz on their marriage Michael Zeldin and Terry Gock in honor of the Temple’s policy of inclusiveness of same sex couples and their families

IN MEMORY OF: Shirley Dryer, by Ellen and Andy Kaplan Joel R. Zuckerbraun, by Lionel Zuckerbraun Evelyn and Joseph Cooper, by Nancy and David Meshulam

MAX HESS LIBRARY FUND IN MEMORY OF: Sophie Hamburger, by Cheryl, Gregory and Max Banton

GENERAL FUND IN MEMORY OF: Jacob Spillman, by Eric Spillman

TOBY AND SAUL KASSAN LIBRARY FUND IN MEMORY OF: Saul H. Kassan, by Ronnie and Michael Kassan

FUND SUPPORTING ISRAEL PROGRAMS IN MEMORY OF:

Budgie Marcus, by Barbara and Joel Marcus and Family

Laura Fisher, by Madeleine Fisher

Jud Laff, by Elene Whalen

Miriam Ghalili, by Jesse Ghalili

Julie Walter, by Howard Walter

CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND IN HONOR OF: a High Holy Day Aliyah, by Kamran and Jila Hekmat and family the marriage of their daughter Kimberly to Phillip Pitson, by Marla and Michael Kantor

LIFELONG LEARNING ENDOWMENT IN HONOR OF: Cantor Nathan Lam and the Sefer Torah, by Patricia and Jian Torkan

IN MEMORY OF: Betty Levy, by Emily and Rick Corleto Dr. Robert Magrill, by Patti and Roger Golden

IN MEMORY OF: Michael Levin, by Nancy Levin

METUKA BENJAMIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN HONOR OF: the bar mitzvah of Julian, by Deena and Ed Nahmias the 43rd wedding anniversary of Janet and Raymond Daneshgar, by Irma and Robert Bercutt

IN MEMORY OF:

David Joseph Schnall, by Diane and Jules Kabat Reuben Friedman, by Emily and Rick Corleto

LESLIE ZOLA SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP fund IN HONOR OF: a speedy recovery to Irv Kierman, by Sheila Burman and Dick Laurence

IN MEMORY OF: Rick Finkelstein, by Sheila Burman and Dick Laurence

David Joseph Schnall, by Deena and Ed Nahmias

Leslie Sheldon Zola, by Sheila Burman

Evelyn Milliken, by Helen McKibbin

Jack Flexer, by Sheila Burman


@B’nai Mitzvah Mazal tov to our B’nai Mitzvah and their families celebrating their simhas in November and December.

For all of your Celebrations...

November 2 – Toledot 9:30 a.m. – Michael, son of Shirin and Robert 11:30 a.m. – Neema, son of Nira Maghsoudi and Ramin

Michael

Neema

Emily

Lauren

Amanda

Emily

Sophia

Andre

Alan

Michael

November 16 – Vayishlach 10 a.m. – Emily and Lauren, daughters of Noushin and Ramin 4:15 p.m. – Amanda, daughter of Lisa and William November 23 - Vayeshev 10 a.m. – Emily, daughter of Robin and Mark 3:45 p.m. – Sophia, daughter of Wendy and David November 30 – Miketz 11:30 a.m. – Andre, son of Shahrzad and Farhad December 7 – Vayigash 9:30 a.m. – Alan, son of Mehry and Yousef 11:30 a.m. – Michael, son of Marina and Gene December 28 – Vaera 3:45 p.m. – Alexander, son of Rina and Arsen 5:30 p.m. – Eva, daughter of Francisca

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YAHRZEIT FUND IN MEMORY OF: Phania Drori, by Carolynne and Ze’ev Drori Ann Cooper, by Stephanie and Jeff Jacobs

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Our Clergy want to assure their availability to our member families during times of loss. Please contact the Temple first before setting a funeral time.

Faye Plutsky, by Susan and Mel Plutsky Alvin Hirsch, by Geri and Jim Sherman and family Lilly Shapell, by Vera and Paul Guerin Rachel Joelson, by Yasmina, Alan, Rachel and William Joelson Eugene Berman, by Helen Berman Irving Kaplan, by Barbara Kaplan Herbert Pearlson, by Nina Leung and Bryan Leung

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Send details of your simchas to: Contributions@WiseLA.org to be included in our Mazal Tov list by the 15th of each month, six weeks prior to publication. To send a tribute: Call Bea Dubman at 818.342.3497 or you may give online at www.WiseLA.org/giving.

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Jubilee Trip to Israel Touching the Soul of Israel

with Rabbis Herscher, Anderson, and Zweiback and Cantor Lam

June 15-26, 2014

One Community – Three Travel Tracks: Family Adult First-Timers Arts, Culture, and Innovation For more information or to register, contact Joshua Berg at 310.889.2201, JBerg@WiseLA.org, or visit www.WiseLA.org/IsraelTrip.

No Joke: Making Jewish Humor Dr. Ruth Wisse Tuesday, November 19 | 7:30 p.m. Dr. Ruth Wisse applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking – as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by some of the greatest Jewish writers. You will laugh and you will learn how much Jewish humor says about the Jewish people and our history. $15

The Supreme Court: Current Cases and Implications Professor Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Rebecca Brown Moderator: Glenn Sonnenberg Monday, January 13, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.

Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation Yossi Klein Halevi Monday, December 2 | 7:30 p.m. Yossi Klein Halevi has just written Like Dreamers, and through the eyes of the Israeli Paratroopers who liberated Jerusalem, reveals a modern history of Isarel that has never been written. Ambassador Michael Oren calls Like Dreamers “the Israeli Epic.” 

The decisions made by our nation’s highest court have important implications for every American. Two distinguished constitutional legal experts will examine several vitally important cases currently facing the Supreme Court. Those cases will likely include: Campaign Finance Law, Separation of Church and State, Affirmative Action and Recess Appointments. Glenn Sonnenberg, President of Stephen S. Wise Temple, who holds a J.D. from USC, moderates.

$15

To register: www.WiseLA.org/CJL or 888.380.WISE (9473)

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