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Iran Agreement Dialogue & Background Reading

On Shabbat afternoon, August 22, at a very special edition of Post Kiddush Learning, Beth Jacob will be hosting a communal conversation exploring the complicated issues involved in developing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aka, the Iran Agreement). During this respectful forum, we will focus on polices, not personalities, with a goal of exploring some of the issues and concerns that make this a complex conversation requiring thought and care.

In advance of our discussion, here is a round-up of sources for further background reading on many of the points under consideration. (While the breakdown of sources is not framed quite the way we would set it up, we thank Rabbi Yonatan Cohen for collecting and posting an excellent grouping of source materials, which we can easily share with you.)

Glida (Ice Cream) Sunday

August 2 at 2:30 pm
Minnehaha Falls Playground
unnamed (4)A chance for families with young children to get to know Rabbi Tamar.
Ice cream and toppings will be provided.

Johana Schwartz’s D’var Torah

Johana-SchwartzMany people have requested the text of the D’var Torah that Johana Schwartz gave in shul on shabbat, July 25. Below is a link, and thanks again to Johana for her D’var!

Johana Schwartz D’var Torah

Ethiopian Jews: Write a Letter

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Twin Cities businessman and North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry Board Member Harlan Jacobs recently gave the d’var torah at Beth Jacob on the Struggle of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. If you would like to take action on this issue, here is a sample letter that you can modify and send.

Name Artwork

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Help us celebrate 30 years! Support Beth Jacob, and be a permanent part of a piece of art that Congregational Educator D.Marcos Vital is creating to commemorate our 30th Anniversary. Your and/or your immediate families’ name/s will be incorporated into an original piece of art commemorating our 30th Anniversary, to be displayed in the Beth Jacob lobby!

Twins Game

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Tuesday, August 11
Tailgating at 5:30, Game starts at 7:10
The kids are back from camp- bring ’em along as we watch the Twins play the Rangers. And come by early for free parking and tailgating at Chestnut Cambronne, courtesy of Stuart Bear!
Get your tickets for the group rate of $18 each.
Questions? E-mail Frances@beth-jacob.org.

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