Jewish Civic Responsibility: How JFK’s Message Resonates with Our Own
Lecture & Book Signing
ShalomFest’14 - April 6, 2014 3:30 -4:30pm
Temple of Israel - 400 Spring Forest Drive
In this age of partisanship, division and conflict, the need for a clear, passionate and meaningful approach to the core principles of citizenship has never been greater. Using John F. Kennedy's presidency as a backdrop -- and relating his message of service to tikkun olam, tzedakah, and doing mitzvot -- author Scott D. Reich explores the theme of citizenship in a Jewish context by weaving rich historical lessons that JFK emphasized into a wider framework that can be applied today. In his acclaimed book, The Power of Citizenship, Reich takes a fresh look at the ideals that have guided American progress, with emphasis on the present condition of our nation and what is needed from individuals to improve our public discourse, strengthen our communities, and pave the way for a vibrant future.
Pre Event Book Sale Order Form Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction will be handling sales of Scott Reich’s book, The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation at ShalomFest’ 14. The store is offering a 10% discount to those who wish to pre-order by Sunday, March 22nd. Pre-ordered books will be dropped off at the Temple prior to the event.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Sunday April 6, 2014-10:30am-4:30pm
Temple of Israel: 400 Spring Forest Drive, Greenville SC
ShalomFest, the only Jewish festival in the Upstate, is an annual event featuring a variety of educational programs, specialty foods, and entertainment. For additional information about this free community celebration visit:templeofisrael.org/shalomfest
BBYO COMES TO THE UPSTATE!
More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences
A new BBYO (B’nai Brith Youth Organization) chapter has formally been established in Greenville and the Upstate. The new “Dixie Chapter” has 14 members and invites any interested teens (grades 8 through 12) to join. For more information contact: Osnat Rosen at email@example.com
ALL ABOUT J-YUP
Jewish Young Upstate Professionals
The Jewish Young Upstate (J-YUP) Professionals is an informal organization focused on improving and expanding the social and professional lives of 20 and 30 “somethings” across the Upstate. Whether you want to network, meet new friends or search for that special someone, J-YUP serves as the hub for the best parties, events, and programs for young (or young at heart) Jews in the Greenville area. Using online forums to organize and inform people about programs and events, interested individuals can contact J-YUP via their Meetup page at meetup.com/J-YUP-Group or contact Seth Charna at firstname.lastname@example.org