Saturday September 22, 2018 ~ 13 Tishrei 5779

Join us this Shabbat
as we celebrate
the Aufruf of

Erika Green
Jordan Kaplan

Haftarah will be chanted by
Erika Green

Shabbat Services begin at 10:00 a.m.
IErev Sukkot
Sunday, September 23
              Candle lighting time  6:40 pm
              Minchah……..........……5:15 pm

Monday, September 24
Festival Service.......................10:00 am
              Candle lighting time  7:42 pm
              Minchah…………..........5:15 pm

Hoshana Rabbah
Sunday, September 30 Riverfront Minyan…9:00 a.m.
       Minchah/ Yizkor ….....5:15 pm

Shemini Atzeret
Monday, October 1
Simchat Torah/Yizkor Service.10:00 am
Minchah Yizkor ……………..........5:15 pm

Shabbat Sukkot Dinner
September 28th, 6:00 p.m.

RSVP's are due for the Congregational Shabbat Dinner to be held during Sukkot!

We will have blessings and hors d'ouvres
in our beautiful Sukkah!

Please call the Temple Office at 570-824-8927 to make your reservation or email

Pride vs Prejudice:
How Far Have We Come? 
A Jewish Film Series Exploring Universal Themes 

Start your Jewish Film Series experience right!

Register today for the
Opening Night
Preview Gala

~Meet the Guest Facilitators
~Learn about the Film Series
~Mix & Mingle with fellow film buffs
~Sip & Dine before the first film

September 27th, 5:30-6:45
Dinner catered by Supreme Cuisine

$15 per person with Film Series Ticket
RSVP by Sept 24th to
or by calling 570-824-8927

30 East Northampton Street
(next door to R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14)

9/27:Gentlemen’s Agreement(1948)
Guest Facilitator: Sister Carol Rittner

10/4:Norman” (2016)
Guest Facilitator: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel, WB

10/11:The Invisibles (2017).
Guest Facilitator: Atty. David Schwager

10/18:A Majority of One” (1962)
 Guest Facilitator: William Bachman, Penn State Assistant Teaching Professor & Program Coordinator Corporate Communications & Film Series Producer

10/25:Rosenwald” (2015)
 Guest Facilitator: Dr. Walteen Truly, Penn State Wilkes-Barre faculty, retired

PLUS: Join us for a special presentation
Saturday, October 27th, 10:00 am, Temple Israel

Artist-In-Residence: David Bruskin
David Bruskin, a Hollywood script-reader for over three decades and
childhood friend of Rabbi Kaplan will comment on the films in our series
and share an insiders take on Jews in Film .

In collaboration with Penn State W-B Continuing Education Department we are proud to offer this entertaining and
educational film series to the entire community!

This film series is not only opened to the public, but to educators as well. The Film Series is offered as a 1-credit course (approved for 30 Act 48 hours) and a noncredit course. The university is not offering Act 48 hours for the noncredit course; however, the program may be eligible for Act 48 hours pending the approval of your school district or intermediate unit. The process for each school district or intermediate unit may vary, so you may want to check with your district or unit prior to registering for the program. 
All are pleased to have Bill Bachman as the instructor for the fall movie series. Bill has taught a variety of communications course offerings on the Wilkes-Barre campus since 1986. He currently teaches basic public speaking, public speech writing, mass media and society, propaganda and persuasion, and media affects. The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the event.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education brings all the resources of a world-class, Big Ten, research-oriented university right into the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. We strive to be the partner of choice by providing superior customer service, recognizing that our growth depends upon establishing and maintaining satisfied relationships. We serve individuals, companies, and organizations in Luzerne, Wyoming, Bradford, and Sullivan counties offering quality programming to support the workforce development needs of companies and the professional and personal development needs of individuals.

Pre-film lecture notes and stimulating post-film discussion
will accompany each screening in the series.
Because this Film Series is a for credit course at Penn State
You must register for the Film Series directly to Penn State
either online at
or by downloading the registration form to mail in with your payment.

Register for the Opening Night Preview Gala to Temple Israel
email or call 570-824-8927
Self-Defense Seminar at J.C.C.
October Bus Trip to The Metropolitan Opera!
George Bizet's: Carmen

2:00 PM leave Wilkes Barre......... Arrive in NYC 5:00 pm
5:00 - 7:00 pm.............................. Free time to dine
7:00 PM doors open...................... 7:30 PM - 11:00 opera
11:00 pm Depart NY by Bus.........Arrive in W-B. 1-1:30am

Cost is $200 per person. Includes opera ticket and bus fare. We will attempt to share rides to and from the bus station. Be sure to mention your interest in ride-sharing upon making your reservation.
October Book Club

Book Club
Sunday October 14th
6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:00 p.m. Discussion
Theo's Metro, Kingston

Book selection:
As Close to Us as Breathing 
by Elizabeth Poliner

A multigenerational family saga about the long-lasting reverberations of one tragic summer by "a wonderful talent [who] should be read widely" (Edward P. Jones).

In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named "Bagel Beach," has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.

During the weekdays, freedom reigns. Ada, the family beauty, relaxes and grows more playful, unimpeded by her rule-driven, religious husband. Vivie, once terribly wronged by her sister, is now the family diplomat and an increasingly inventive chef. Unmarried Bec finds herself forced to choose between the family-centric life she's always known and a passion-filled life with the married man with whom she's had a secret years-long affair.

But when a terrible accident occurs on the sisters' watch, a summer of hope and self-discovery transforms into a lifetime of atonement and loss for members of this close-knit clan. Seen through the eyes of Molly, who was twelve years old when she witnessed the accident, this is the story of a tragedy and its aftermath, of expanding lives painfully collapsed. Can Molly, decades after the event, draw from her aunt Bec's hard-won wisdom and free herself from the burden that destroyed so many others?

Elizabeth Poliner is a masterful storyteller, a brilliant observer of human nature, and in As Close to Us as Breathing she has created an unforgettable meditation on grief, guilt, and the boundaries of identity and love.

2018-2019 Events Calendar At-A-Glance


23 BBYO Sukkah Decorating 1pm
27 Pizza in the Hut 5:30pm
Film Series Opening Night Preview Gala and First Movie
28 Shabbat Sukkot Dinner, 6pm
4  Film Series Movie #2
11 Film Series Movie #3
13 Community Kiddush at JCC
18 Film Series Movie #4
20 Shabbat w/Davidowitz Minyan Enhancement Room Dedication
25 Film Series Movie #5
27 Shabbat Film Series Wrap Up/Scholar in Residence David Bruskin- Film Scholar
3 Healing Havdalah Service w/Lisa Klee, 5:30pm
10-Veterans Shabbat w Speaker retired Colonel Bruce M. Smith (TBD)
11 Groh Minyan Breakfast Veteran Theme (TBD)
17 Havdalah Service at JCC Camp (TBD)
20 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 7:00 pm
30 Congregational Shabbat Dinner (TBD)

(Please note: Some of these future event's dates and times may be modified.
Updates will be provided. Please call the Temple office at 570-824-8927 for confirmation.)