On May 30, following the 7:30 p.m Shabbat Service, we are sponsoring a book discussion on The Bamboo Cradle: a Jewish Father’s Story by Avraham Schwartzbaum, Feldheim Publishing, 1988.
“This is the true story of a young non-religious Jewish couple, the Schwartzbaums, who adopt an abandoned Chinese girl while they are teaching and researching in China on a Fulbright scholarship. In the process of adopting Hsin-Mei (later named Devorah) and converting her to Judaism, the couple find themselves becoming more in tune with Jewish teachings and values and eventually move to Israel as religious Jews.”
Copies of the book are available on-line and at Barnes and Noble. Temple Sinai’s Library has two copies. The Koopman Library at the JCC has three copies available.
The Adult Education Committee has been hard at work on plans for the Shabbaton this fall. This is a collaborative effort of several Temple groups, including Membership, Men’s Club, Religious Affairs, Religious School, Sisterhood, Social Action, Tots, and Youth Group. We have a fuIl day of activities planned for all Temple members, beginning with services, and offering everything from Torah study to softball, music to mitzvot, arts and crafts, and a 5K fun run. Please save the date: Saturday, September 13, at Winding Trails in Farmington. We have a wonderful day planned filled with prayer, play, song, dance, run, nature, and the joy of doing mitzvot together! Of course food and fun are included! Some details are still being worked out, and we welcome you to join our very active Adult Education Committee.