Please join us when Dr. Gary P. Zola, our Scholar-in-Residence, speaks on Friday, March 1 at the Temple on “Sabbath and Jewish Survival: A Documentary Look at Reform Judaism’s Struggle to Preserve the Sabbath.” His talk will follow a 7 p.m. worship service led by Rabbi Lenny Sarko with musicians Ronnie & Norm Greenberg. Dr. Zola will explore the Sunday Sabbath, the Friday night service, the Oneg Shabbat, and other programmatic innovations.
Dr. Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
Dr. Zola also joins us on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Temple to introduce us to some of Judaism's most remarkable rabbinical leaders through voice recordings and slides.
His talk on “Great Voices, Civil Rights, and Jews in the American South” will draw from collection of the American Jewish Archives. He'll explore how leading American rabbis handled pivotal world events from the pulpit. Join us as we discover what they told their congregants about topics such as the rise of Adolf Hitler, the outbreak of World War II, and the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and 1960s.
Thank you to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation for its support.
We also thank our committee: Beth Zweig (chair), Fran Adler, Rena Black, Betsy Gephart, Samara Sheray, Kathy Sider, John Stein, Dan Zweig, and Rabbi Lenny.