Beth Chaim is a House of Life
Filled with the Joy of Jewish Learning
Beth Chaim Summer Reading Series
August 1 Rothstein, by David Pietrusza
History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an underworld genius. The real-life model for The Great Gatsby's Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Rothstein was much more—and less—than a fixer of baseball games. He was everything that made 1920s Manhattan roar. (Discussion led by Brian Chartock)
August 22 There is No Messiah and You’re It
by Rabbi Robert Levin
This book examines the history of messianic hope and anticipation, its evolution in Judaism and Jewish history, and other interpretations of "messiah" that shed new light on what it means to usher in the "kingdom of God." This fascinating book is our call to see ourselves as the fulfillment of, not the anticipators of, messianic change. (Discussion led by Cantor Stuart Binder)
- All sessions will be held from 10-11:30am; Light refreshments will be served.
- Please contact the Temple office, 609-799-9401 or firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your attendance plans.
See the Exhibit at the Franklin Institute
Sunday, September 23, 10:30am - 4pm
$58 per person
Begin with breakfast at Beth Chaim, then board a coach bus to travel to Philadelphia to view this largest ever exhibit of ancient artifacts. Cost includes admission to the exhibit and the audio tour. Space is limited; call Anne Berman-Waldorf for more information.