Temple Israel Community is Growing!

Happy to meet new families this morning, former members of Temple Israel Dover! Had the opportunity to introduce Hebrew School parents to the temple’s library programs, and the library was instantly hopping with activity! Welcome to you all.

Thanks to the 7th grade class for putting up with all the activity during their movie time!

 

Temple members chatting in the Nancy Mae Shaines Library

Temple members chatting in the Nancy Mae Shaines Library

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The Continued Life of Rabbi David R. Senter

I am honored to have had you in my life, Rabbi. Your light shone in this community as I’m sure it did throughout your former congregations. I hope that we may all continue to fan those flames with which you warmed us, so we may light the way to a future of peace and justice in your honor.

I am grateful to be starting again as Librarian at Temple Israel Portsmouth at this time, a position which you championed. Thanks to your attention and advocacy, the community has come to value our synagogue’s library as a center of knowledge, study, entertainment, and belonging, and it is a great honor for me to be part of it once again.

Thank you for adding your touch and your care, and being on my team every step of the way. I somehow have to begin this chapter without you there, without your enthusiasm, without your ideas for progress. But I do, thank G-d, have your guidance. The spirit of understanding and love you brought into this institution remains, and we on the library committee will do our best to honor your memory.

 

Library Committee with Rabbi and Wife

Our then new Rabbi, David Ross Senter, at his first Temple Israel Portsmouth event, July 2014

 

92 Year Old Yiddish Operetta Comes to Life

Di Goldene Kale

Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride) original poster from Kessler’s Second Avenue Theatre

Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride) is coming to Rutgers August 5th, where Harvard music librarian Michael Ochs will be delivering a lecture free for ticket holders.

From the attached article: “Di Goldene Kale tells the story of Golde, abandoned by her parents and raised by local innkeepers somewhere in the Russian Empire. After the town hears that the young lady has inherited her father’s fortune, she draws the attention of many would-be suitors. Golde eventually finds her way to America, bringing various characters from her European shtetl with her, and sets about to find the man she will marry.”

July Doorpost Column

Hello library lovers!

We have had an incredible month at the library, with the addition of a special collection, a successful Deli Man event, and wrapping up the school year smoothly.

Please stop in to check out our grand new display, showing off some precious rare items as well as books that are special to our community. Thanks to library donations from you, we were able to give these items a beautiful home as feature pieces in our collection.

The library’s movie night was a resounding success thanks to the team who helped me put it together. The movie Deli Man provided the perfect backdrop for our deli night– it told a great story of the Jewish deli’s evolution throughout the last couple centuries in America, with star interviews and amazing real-life characters.

Don't Bite Your Tongue

Don’t Bite Your Tongue by Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Following this yummy night of fun we are planning our next author’s visit– please join us for afternoon tea with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff on Wednesday, July 29th at 4:00. She will be discussing the topic of her book Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships With Your Adult Children. To reserve a spot, please RSVP to librarian@templeisraelnh.org or (603)436-5301 ext. 25.

We are pleased to introduce our budding new large print collection implemented with donations in memory of Maury Friedman. Titles include:

All the light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All the light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Second Hand Heart, by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Second Hand Heart, by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Plum Tree, by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The Plum Tree, by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure

The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure

And even more new stuff to read and watch!

The Boston Girl, Anita Diamant

The Lady in Gold, Anne-Marie O’Connor

The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

How the Bible Became Holy, Michael L. Satlow

Snow in August DVD

Noah DVD

Jewish Deli Night… So Yummy

The library’s movie night was a resounding success thanks to the team who helped me put it together. The movie Deli Man provided the perfect backdrop for our deli night– it told a great story of the Jewish deli’s evolution throughout the 20th century in America, with star interviews and amazing real-life characters. This film will be available to borrow at our library once it released to the public, check back next month!

Following this yummy night of fun we are planning our next author’s visit– please join us for afternoon tea with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff on Wednesday, July 29th at 4:00. She will be discussing the topic of her book Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships With Your Adult Children. To reserve a spot, please RSVP to librarian@templeisraelnh.org or (603)436-5301 ext. 25.

Don't Bite Your Tongue

Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children, by Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Deli Man Reservations are Closed

Deli Man Event Poster

Deli Man @ Temple Israel Portsmouth, June 4th

The good news? We at the Shaines Library have had an overwhelming response to the upcoming Deli Man event, with 70 people planning to attend!

The bad news is that we now must close reservations. You may, however, join us for the movie at 7 even without a reservation! We also have more exciting programs in the works, so please look for more this summer.

We are happy to welcome a number of guests from our neighbors at Ahavas Achim in Newburyport, with fun giveaways provided by the Deli Man himself, delicious food from Larry Levine’s, the acclaimed documentary, and a fun time with an amazing community.

Special thanks to the Cultural Endowment Fund for its support, and to Lorrie and Dick Grossman for arranging the catering.

Author Michelle Albion at Paul Memorial Library

Paul Memorial Library in Newfields, NH will be hosting Temple Israel’s own Michelle Albion as their next speaker in their Library Lecture series. She will discuss and present elements of her book The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt, which will be available for sale with her other books.

This event is scheduled for June 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Paul Memorial Library is at 76 Main Street, Newfields, NH. See you there!

The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt by Michelle Albion

The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt by Michelle Albion