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Film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz

Film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz

As part of our Holocaust Education week in the Atlantic Region, the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue will be hosting a film presentation and talk by Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta, Board of Director and Past President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Centre of Maine, Augusta, ME. Please join us for “WERE THE HOUSE STILL STANDING”. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th 7:30pm

Sgoolai Israel Synagogue|

168 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, NB.

“Were The House Still Standing”

(WTHSS) Film presentation (created by Katz) and talk.

Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Katz, Professor of Art, University of Maine, Augusta; Board of Director and Past-President of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME.

Katz, co-creator of WTHSS, an exhibit commissioned as a permanent installation for the Holocaust and

Human Rights Center as an innovative audio-visual project to remember the testimony of 16 Maine Holocaust survivors and liberators.

“Katz’s film allows for unexpected reflection and stillness.

Beginning with music and tranquil imagery taken from the natural world-flowing streams, forests, meadows,

birds- the film only gradually and subtly introduces its subject matter of death and suffering. Moving slowly from the depiction of bucolic stillness, and only gradually to the world of human suffering and horror, WTHSS is a remarkable contribution to the history of documentary film about the Holocaust”. -Professor Henry Schvey, Department of Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis.

Reception and fellowship to follow.

5779 High Holiday Schedule (2018)

5779 High Holiday Schedule (2018)

Dear community, family & friends, shalom

The first night for Selichot will be Motzaei Shabbos (September 1st) at 10:00 PM

First night of Rosh Hashana (September 9th) Evening Services – 6:30 PM

First Day of Rosh Hashana (September 10th) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Rosh Hashana (September 10th) Mincha and Tashlich – 5:30 PM

Rosh Hashana Second Evening Services (approximately) – 6:30 PM

Second Day of Rosh Hashana (September 11th) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Second Day of Rosh Hashana – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM

We will visit the cemetery on Sunday morning (September 16th) from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Yom Kippur (September 18th) Kol Nidrei – 7:15 PM

Yom Kippur (Septembr 19th) Morning Services 9:00 AM – including Yizkor

Yom Kippur (Septembr 19th) Mincha Services – 5:15 PM

Yom Kippur (Septembr 19th) Ne’eelah Services – 6:45 PM

The fast ends at 8:12 PM (20:12)

Sukkot (September 23rd – October 1st), back to normal schedule – Evening Services 6:30 PM, Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Wishing you all a Very good, happy & healthy New Year, and may Hashem accept all of our prayers, Amen!

Wishing you a very happy and good summer, L’Shanah Haba’ah B’Yerushalayim!

Service Dates and Times for Passover

Service Dates and Times for Passover:

All Chametz must be eaten or sold by 11:04 AM on Friday (April 22nd) Morning

Friday (April 22nd) – First night of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM 

Saturday Shabbat (April 23rd) Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Saturday Shabbat (April 23rd) Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time after 9:06 PM

Sunday (April 24th) Morning Services – 9:30

Please do not forget to do ERUV TAVSHILIN – setting aside two foods with a blessing to allow us to cook tomorrow for Shabbat, and to light the candles. I will do one general for the entire community, but it is always good to have one. Also, a Yahrzeit candle!

Thursday (April 28th) Mincha & Ma’ariv – 6:30 PM

Friday (April 29th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Morning Services – 9:30 AM

Friday (April 29th) – Seventh Day Of Passover – Mincha & Ma’ariv 6:30 PM – Candle Lighting time before 8:15 PM

Saturday Shabbat (April 30th) – Last Day Of Passover – Morning Services – including YIZKOR – 9:30 AM

You may start eating Chametz after 9:32 pm on Saturday (April 30th) night