5780 — 2019-2020 Season

October 2019- April 2020

We look forward to seeing you!
Download the entire event flyer here ==>2019-20 Member Flyer
Unless noted, all regular activities will be presented at Temple Shaarei Shalom:
Temple Shaarei Shalom (TSS), 9085 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Reservations will be required for all events to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.Please follow the reservation requirements included in flyers and invitations for each event.Thank you for your cooperation as we endeavor to make each event as pleasant as possible for all.
Our events are designed to further our mission of providing educational and social activities which help preserve Sephardic culture and the Ladino language.

Featured Event – for International Ladino Day

International Ladino Day

Sefarad In My Heart/Sefarad en Mi Korason”

In celebration of International Ladino Day, February 9, 2020 at 2:30PM

 

The Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County has partnered with the ADJLC and Palm Beach County temples to bring us a concert with Harmonic Motion Artists, Myriam Eli and Joe Zeytoonian, 

$15 members /$20 guests includes concert, refreshments and optional pre-concert Echar Lashon, Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

Harmonic Motion DuoThis is an exciting presentation of Judeo-Spanish music and dance representing Sephardic diaspora lands including Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Armenia, the Romany people, Flamenco and Al-Andalus. A moving, colorful, remarkable and interactive event.

*12:30 pm Pre-Concert Bonus: Echar Lashon with Expert Ladino Panel led by Bryan Kirschen  *Admission includes concert, refreshments and optional pre-concert Echar Lashon

Sundays

“Vijita de Alhad” Sunday Visits

Our Vijitas combine an educational presentation with social time and Sephardic style refreshments.
Sunday at 12:00 Noon                                                      Rafina Greek Taverna

 ~ December 15, 2019: 27th Annual Luncheon   $35/Members $40/Guests

This special festivity includes our Annual Hanukah Party and Board Installation.  Entertainment is   provided by international musical performer Thierry Khalfa.  This year we return to the beautiful   RAFINA Greek Taverna, 6877 SW 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433.  Invitations /details to follow.

See this link to download the reservation form ==>: Dec 2019 Luncheon E-Invitation

Sundays at 2:00 pm

~ October 22, 2019: “Our Stories”      SFPBC Members     ROOM #110-114

$10/Members  $12/Guests              Members of our Sephardi Federation share personal stories about their families and how they dealt with the American immigration experience.

~ November 10, 2019: “Museum Update”      Marc Gueron     ROOM #110-114

$10/Members  $12/Guests              Marc Gueron, trustee for The American Sephardi Federation,  brings news on the progress of an exciting Sephardic/Mizrahi museum being planned in Israel .

 

 
~ January 12, 2020: “Saving Monticello”      Marc Leepson     SANCTUARY

$12/Members  $15/Guests  ~

Marc Leepson, journalist, historian and author, presents the little-known story of the Levy family’s stewardship of Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello estate. Learn about US Navy Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy and US Representative Jefferson Monroe Levy, the Sephardic saviors of Jefferson’s iconic house at Charlottesville, Virginia, and the history of one of the most accomplished Jewish-American families (Levy-Phillips-Nunez). 

 

 

 

 ~ February 9, 2020: “Sefarad In My Heart–Sefarad En Mi Korason”            SANCTUARY
Harmonic Motion Duo
Harmonic Motion Duo

$15/Members  $20/Guests              International Ladino Day Concert with Harmonic Motion Artists Myriam Eli and Joe Zeytoonian. Exciting presentation of Judeo-Spanish music and dance representing Sephardic diaspora lands including Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Armenia, the Romany people, Flamenco and Al-Andalus. A moving, colorful, remarkable and interactive event.

*12:30 pm Pre-Concert Bonus: Echar Lashon with Expert Ladino Panel led by Bryan Kirschen  *Admission includes concert, refreshments and optional pre-concert Echar Lashon

  

 ~ March 8, 2020: “Archeology of the Holocaust” Dr. Richard Freund   SANCTUARY**

$12/Members $15/Guests  ~   Dr. Richard Freund is Professor of Jewish history and Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, Connecticut.  His lecture about the remarkable intertwining of Vilna, Rhodes, and Holocaust Escape Tunnels spans 2300 years of the archaeology of Jewish Rhodes and brand new findings on European Holocaust research.  Dr. Freund uses his lecture fees to help fund his archeological study of the Holocaust.   ** Please note location is at Temple Torat Emet, 8600 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

 

 

 

Reservations will be required for most events to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.

Please follow the reservation requirements included in flyers and invitations that follow for each event.

Thank you for your cooperation as we endeavor to make each event as pleasant as possible for all.

Monday

~ January 27, 2020 “Wine, Women and Torah”  Robert Altabet          ROOM #110-114

At 2:00pm-4:00pm,  $5 donation to cover refreshments.

A fascinating, educational and fun Soiree Lecture with refreshments: wine, cheese and crackers.
Lay Torah scholar and Board Member, Bob Altabet, shares “The Hebrew Poetry of Medieval Spain.”
The poets of Judaic liturgical pieces in the siddur also did lots of secular poetry about love, wine and women; they were multi-dimensional. These pieces are in the Sephardic liturgy, in traditional Ashkenazi liturgy – and also in Conservative and Reform liturgy. The lecture includes conversation and handouts for a sing-along of some of the most well-known piyyutim.

Tuesdays

“Viva Ladino” Ladino Language Study Group      ROOM #203

Twice a month at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is a fun, classroom-setting activity using a variety of instructional and cultural resources to gain or improve one’s skills at reading, writing and speaking the Ladino language. Knowledge of Spanish helpful.  Echar Lashon members are encouraged to attend.

2019:   Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Nov.26, Dec. 10, Dec. 17
2020 :   Jan.14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 10, Mar. 24

Wednesdays

“Echar Lashon” Ladino Speakers’ Club  ROOM #112-114

Monthly at 1:00pm – 3:00pm  $1 donation to cover coffee and cake.

Immerse yourself in the language of the Sephardim. This is a social and cultural gathering for new and native Ladino speakers who meet in friendship to encourage the continuance of this rich, expressive language. Viva Ladino students are encouraged to attend.
2019:   Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4
2020:   Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 4,

Wednesday at 12:00 Noon

Sarajevo Agadah

~ April 1, 2020: “Model Seder en Ladino”

ROOM #110-114

$12/Members  $15/Guests

This Passover event has become a treasured tradition. Save the Date!

 

Thursdays

“Fascinating Sephardic Communities: A Film Series”

FREE to members of the ADJLC and the Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County
Meeting in the Temple Shaarei Shalom Sanctuary. Please note – no refreshments.
Back by popular demand, this film series examines the places in the world where wandering communities of Sephardic Jewry took root. Discussion about the films spans the broadest understanding of what constitutes Sephardic and Mizrahi culture. Each film viewing will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by a question and answer period, as time allows. Presented by Rose Pappo Allen.

Go to the Film Series Tab or Click here ==>Film Series Tab for more information and movie trailers.