Current 2022-2023 Havurah Program Series

Current 2022-2023 Havurah Program Series

September:
Intimate Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Renee Fink – Former Fearrington resident, Renee Fink, will share her experiences as a “hidden child’ of the Holocaust. At the age of 4 she was sent to live with a Catholic family in her home country of the Netherlands.  Renee has shared her story with the NC Council on the Holocaust, the Shoah Foundation and many Jewish and non-Jewish communities. We are fortunate to have her lead off our Fearrington Havurah Program for 2022-2023.
 
October:
Medicare: How the Recent Changes May effect You – Dr. Stuart Altman is a foremost authority on public health.  He is an economist who has worked with five presidential administrations and served on President Clinton’s Bipartisan Commission of the Future of Medicare.. He will share his thoughts on recent legislative changes and their effects on Medicare and the availability on health insurance to all Americans.
 
November:
No Program
 
December:
A Festive Hanukah Celebration with the Magnolia Klezmer Band – They have been performing for 27 years throughout the Triangle.  They will bring their unique mingling of traditional eastern European Jewish music, Jazz, brass with Yiddish theatre tunes. It will be a special celebration complete with latkes and other goodies.
 
January:
Repair the Sea with Rabbi Ed Rosenthal – 
We all love water. whether it’s the crystal clear waters of a tropical reef, the brisk water of a mountain lake, or the rolling water of a winding river, we are drawn to the water.  Join Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, founder of Tikkun HaYam, Repair the Sea for an interactive conversation about the “Spirituality of Water and the Sea”.  Based on teachings and texts from the Jewish tradition, we will discuss things you never learned in Hebrew School.  If you are a diver, a sailor, a surfer, a swimmer, a beach lover, a sympathetic land-lubber, Jewish or not Jewish, or just curious, join us for this fascinating experience where we will discuss the deepest essence of the Deep.
 
February:
Fearrington Havurah will celebrate Black History Month with a leading civil rights attorney, Leslie Winner.  Leslie argued a case to ensure fair representation of black communities in the North Carolina Legislature. After winning the case, in the North Carolina courts, it was later upheld at the US Supreme Court.  She will share her passion and experiences for civil rights law which continue to be challenged and thoughts of what we need to do to continue to protect voting rights.
 
March:
Munch and Learn with Rabbi Greybar of Beth El Durham – Fearrington Havurah is fortunate to welcome Rabbi Greybar who will lead us in an educational season where we focus on a timely Torah passage and explore it’s relevance to today’s events.  We are inviting the Jewish communities of Galloway Ridge and Carolina Preserve. Rabbi Greybar leads Cogregation Beth El in Durham and is a leading Conservative rabbi with published works and Fellowships.
 
April:
Jewish Opera Singers 
Our own, Havurah member, Steve Kutay, will follow up his engaging program on Iran with a program on great Jewish opera singers,  It will be a lively evening and include great music and voices.
 
May:
“A Jewish Supreme Court That Could Never Have Existed, But Would Have Been Exciting!” –  George Lankovich is a native New Yorker.  He was born, raised, educated and worked in America’s largest city, He earned his graduate degrees at Columbia University, and spent most of his teaching career at units of the City University (CCNY), retiring as Professor Emeritus of History.   During his career he wrote or edited over 30 books.  He edited a nine-volume history of the Supreme Court and has never lost his awe and respect for that branch of the U.S. government.
 
June:
Annual Meeting & Picnic at Jordan Lake – including catering by 9 West. s’mores, hot dogs, games and lots of great conversations!  Everyone left happy and looking forward to next year!