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Jewish Educational Manna

“Intellectual Food for the Wondering Jew”

JEM is a joint program shared by Or Shalom through its “Martin Bass Fund for Human Resources” along with London’s Reform congregation, Temple Israel, and is a lively part of both synagogues’ programming. The goal of JEM is to provide stimulating, high-quality Jewish knowledge to busy adults who have a wide variety of Jewish learning backgrounds.

The weekly sessions are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus one Sunday afternoon program. All JEM programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Finding Nazi-Looted Artwork in North American Museums and Collections
Monday, November 28
Speaker: Joe Gilbert

This program is sponsored by Lisa Klinger.
The great Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich endured the stresses imposed by Stalin. He was sometimes shunned, but at other times regarded as “a hero.” During anti-Semitic purges, he supported Jewish colleagues and incorporated Jewish themes into his music, for example, in his Symphony No.13, Babi Yar, which commemorates this WWII atrocity in words and music. This talk will describe how he survived Stalin’s and Khrushchev’s brutal dictatorships.

All JEM Programs for 2022-2023 will be held on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 876 4627 3107
Passcode: 305932