Congregation Darchei Noam Presents: Guatemala’s newest community presented by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein
Rabbi Goldstein will introduce us to the community of Adat Israel in Guatemala, a community that she is helping by providing education in its pursuit of Jewish life, by arranging beit dins for adults and teens, by teaching leaders how to run services, and by fundraising for projects such as bringing Guatemalan Jewish youth to Ontario for a Jewish summer camp experience. Kulanu Inc and others have provided some funds, and other volunteers have helped to welcome and support this fledgling community.
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, founder and spiritual leader at City Shule in downtown Toronto was the founder of Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning in 1991; she was its director and principal teacher for 20 years. Kolel was recognized worldwide as a leading institution in the field of Jewish adult education. In 2005 she was awarded North America’s highest honour for Jewish Education, The Covenant Award For Outstanding Educators.
Doors open at 7:15pm
Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non members
Refreshments will be available
* Part IIi: the Renewal of the Jews of Suriname, presented by Jacob Steinberg, Jan 17, 2016 *