Bar and Bat Mitzvah 2.0: Winter/Spring 2016
Feb
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bar and Bat Mitzvah 2.0: Winter/Spring 2016

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The Alumni Community's classic Bar and Bat Mitzvah is back in a big way. 

Whether you had a Bar or Bar Mitzvah as a teen, or on your Birthright trip, or haven't had one at all we welcome you to join this amazing opportunity to explore Jewish life, history, language and ritual. 

Over the course of eight weeks we will tour a synagogue, celebrate a mock Jewish wedding, enjoy a Shabbat dinner on a Wednesday, discuss the holidays, and learn the basics of Hebrew reading. 

Classes run from 7-9PM on Tuesday nights: February 16th, 23rd, March 1, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. The Final Ceremony is Sunday, April 3rd. 

Please email julia@birthrightisraelalumni.com to apply or get more information. 

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Wall Street with Douglas Silverman
Feb
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wall Street with Douglas Silverman

Douglas Silverman is Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Senator Investment Group LP. Senator manages approximately $9 billion in assets on behalf of pension funds, endowments, charitable foundations, families and other institutional investors.

Prior to co-founding Senator, Doug spent six years at York Capital Management, a global multi-strategy investment firm, where he was a Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of York Global Value Partners. Prior to joining York, he was an investment banker in the Leveraged Finance department at Merrill, Lynch & Co.  

Doug and his wife Fabienne are active in a wide range of philanthropic and community activities. A long time supporter of AIPAC, Friends of the IDF, Friends of Bezalel, as well as numerous other Jewish organizations, Doug serves on the Advisory Board of CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), the leading group combatting anti-Israel bias in the media.  

Join us at Reunion to hear from Doug about his experience. Talk will be followed by Q&A. 

RSVP:  www.thealumnicommunity.com/silverman

*THIS EVENT IS OPEN ONLY TO ALUMNI OF TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL TRIPS. 

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Hebrew Night @ The JEC
Jan
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hebrew Night @ The JEC

Join us for 6 weeks of fun Hebrew learning at the JEC!

We will be offering classes for beginner readers as well as beginner and intermediate speakers. Israeli-themed food and other Israeli surprises are in store!

Thursdays, January 14th - February 18th:

7:00pm Optional Dinner for a Taste of Israel!

7:30pm Classes

8:30pm Drinks/Snacks/Peer Practice*

Class Options:

Introductory Reading: You don't know an aleph from a bet. We will have you reading in 6 weeks!

Beginner Conversation: You know how to read the words, but have no idea what they mean. Let's get you speaking!

Intermediate Conversation: You can understand and speak a bit, but need to increase your confidence and vocabulary.

*There will be an optional Kabbalah of the Aleph-Bet class offered during the 8:30 peer practice time. Kabbalah teaches us that the Hebrew letters are the DNA of creation. Learn the spiritual and mystical meanings behind the aleph-bet that makes Hebrew a language like no other!

We require a non-refundable $10 registration fee to sign up for the course. 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE!

(www.jeconline.com/hebrew)

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Babka Baking with Faigy
Jan
10
11:00am11:00am

Babka Baking with Faigy

Never fight for the last babka at the bakery again...

Learn how to make your own! This delicious traditional Jewish treat is simpler than you think.  Join Faigy at Reunion on Sunday, January 10th and leave with the most popular party gift in NYC.

Please note: Class is limited and we tend to sell out.

RSVP HERE to guarantee your spot.

11:00AM - Brunch
11:30AM - Class Begins

 

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