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Check out a some upcoming programs that caught our eye:

Coffee Press: Ukraine, Russia, Israel:
A Delicate Balance | March 20

The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine has placed Israel in a role as a possible negotiator on the international stage; a status that is quite foreign to the Jewish state. Why is Israel being asked to potentially negotiate? What should Israel’s stand on the conflict be?

Join us for a deep dive in a conversation with Alon Pinkus, a prominent Israeli diplomat and journalist, on the current realities facing Israel in the Ukraine conflict.


Assisted by the internet, more descendants of Jewish collectors and dealers who were either forced to sell at greatly reduced prices or had their art stolen by the Nazis, are now seeking restitution. Some of those restitutions have become famous, none more so than Gustav Klimt’s Woman in Gold. As we discuss the works that have been restituted or are under investigation, we’ll be viewing and discussing tremendous art from medieval times to works by the most famous modern artists, stolen during the Holocaust. Co-sponsored by The Zekelman Holocaust Center.

Recovering Stories of the Maccabean Matriarchs | April 6

While Mattathias and sons Judas, Jonathan and Simon are prominent in 1 Maccabees, the women in their lives are barely visible in this ancient Jewish text. Nonetheless, there are other surprising and interesting accounts of the women in this family known as the Maccabees or later Hasmoneans that merit discussion, alongside 1 Maccabees. Though invisible in 1 Maccabees, the women of the Maccabee family were political actors, active in the national and international affairs of this period. With Dr. Kelley Coblentz Bautch is Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at St. Edward’s University. 

Temple Israel Adult Health & Fitness Class | April 21


Adult health & fitness is a program that will focus on improving balance, mobility, coordination, flexibility and overall wellness. This is a structured, low impact exercise program performed from both seated and standing positions. This class is led by NSCA Certified trainer Matt Leonard. The class will run for a one hour session starting with a warm-up and finishing with a cool-down stretch. We encourage you to wear athletic clothing and shoes.

Federation Women’s Philanthropy Signature Event | April 26

Don’t Miss Monica Lewinsky! Signature is the premier annual fundraising event for Women’s Philanthropy. This women-only evening is a celebration of community and the profound impact of women donors to our Annual Campaign. Monica will address such topics as digital resilience + reputation, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame and equality.