Everyone is welcome to TBS on Friday, January 29 at 7:45 for a creative worship service, with music and Storahtelling experience by national recording artist and founding member of NYC’s Lab/Shul, Naomi Less. Particularly as the Torah portion for the week is Yitro, which focuses on the giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai, this service will be a terrific opportunity to share Shabbat worship with friends and neighbors, Jewish or not. We are grateful to the Retreat Institute of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland for helping to bring this incredible artist to our congregation, and giving us the opportunity to learn, sing, and pray with her. We hope to see you this Shabbat!
An Interfaith Discussion Panel
Thursday, Feb. 4th, 2016 @ 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Hudson
The news headlines scream that the religious divide is growing wider day by day. Why is there so much tension between these three religions?
By exploring the foundations of each, meaningful religious dialogue among these three Abrahamic religions will provide the basis for interfaith conversation. Through dialogue, we can grow in wisdom and build a future world open to everyone.
Each faith speaker will share their understanding of what we share in common and how each of us can take responsibility toward creating peace in the world.
Guest Speakers: Dr. Ihsan U. Hague from the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent, Rabbi Jim Egolf from Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, and Rev. Janet Ross from First Congregational Church of Hudson.
NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY AND OPEN TO ALL!
*Registration is Required for the 6-week Interfaith Dialogue Course as space is limited *
Thursdays Feb. 11-Mar. 17 (2 sessions available, childcare by request only)
AM session—10:15-11:45am, PM session—7:00-8:30pm
Please contact First Congregational Church at 330-650-4048 or visit our website at www.hudsonucc.org for more information or to register for the 6-week Interfaith Dialogue sessions.
OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AND ALL ARE WELCOME!
First Congregational Church (http://hudsonucc.org); Islamic Society of Akron and Kent (http://www.isak.org); Temple Beth Shalom (http://www.tbshudson.org); Akron Area Interfiath Council (https://akronareainterfaithcouncil.org)
Attention all former and present Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and Scout Leaders:
The book is "The Hare With Amber Eyes" by Edmund De Waal. We set March 20 at 7 pm as the meeting date at Mitch's house.
Here's a description of the book:
"At the heart of Edmund de Waal's strange and graceful family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, is a one-of-a-kind inherited collection of ornamental Japanese carvings known as netsuke. The netsuke are tiny and tactile--they sit in the palm of your hand--and de Waal is drawn to them as "small, tough explosions of exactitude." He's also drawn to the story behind them, and for years he put aside his own work as a world-renowned potter and curator to uncover the rich and tragic family history of which the carvings are one of the few concrete legacies. De Waal's family was the Ephrussis, wealthy Jewish grain traders who branched out from Russia across the capitals of Europe before seeing their empire destroyed by the Nazis. Beginning with his art connoisseur ancestor Charles (a model for Proust's Swann), who acquired the netsuke during the European rage for Japonisme, de Waal traces the collection from Japan to Europe--where they were saved from the brutal bureaucracy of the Nazi Anschluss in the pockets of a family servant--and back to Japan and Europe again. Throughout, he writes with a tough, funny, and elegant attention to detail and personality that does full justice to the exactitude of the little carvings that first roused his curiosity."
I'd recommend getting a hard copy of the book rather than reading electronically because there are many photos and illustrations that don't convey so well on a small screen.