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“Food for Thought” Discussion Groups

November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


November 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Temple Beth Sholom
40-25 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 United States
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(201) 797-9321

“Food for Thought” Discussion Groups

Thursday, November 18th

From 11 AM-12 PM

Location: Temple Beth Sholom, 40-25 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ
Cost: Attendance to discussion group is free
Lunch: Stay after the program for kosher catered lunch for a suggested donation of $4

Join us for a stimulating group discussion where we will read a passage or watch a short video and then debate the topic in an engaging way. Stay after the discussion group for hot lunch.

November 18: “Haikus for Jews” with Marilyn Seigel. Using this humorous book as a launchpad for group discussion, Marilyn will share her favorite selections from the book “Haikus for Jews” by David Bader.

From Google Books: For centuries, the Japanese haiku has been one of the world’s most dazzling poetic forms. In just three short lines, it captures the sublime beauty of nature–the croak of the bullfrog, the buzzing of the dragonfly, the shriek of the cicada, the scream of the cormorant. Now, with Haikus for Jews, there is finally a collection that celebrates the many advantages of staying indoors.

Inspired by ancient Zen teachings and timeless Jewish noodging, this masterful work is filled with insights that will make you exclaim, “Ah!” or at least “Oy!” Whether you are Jewish or you simply enjoy a good kosher haiku, these chai-kus (so called because of their high chutzpah content) are certain to amuse. What’s more, with each poem limited to seventeen syllables, Haikus for Jews is perfect for people in a hurry. Find out why God has made these The Chosen Haikus.

Marilyn Seigel is former Board member of Temple Beth Sholom of Pascack Valley, a wife, mother, and very proud grandmother. As a dedicated member of our community, Marilyn has graciously agreed to kick off this series and lead our group through this engaging experience.

Continuing monthly in December, January & February

Coming up next in December…

From Gelt to Gevalt: The Language of our People“, a group discussion and reminiscing experience with bestselling author and local community member Michael Goodman. Thursday, December 16 from 11 AM to noon; stay for lunch after the program for a $4 suggested donation.