Dessert reception to honor Rabbi David Twersky
Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m.
Rabbi David Twersky will be inducted into NCSY’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society based on his service to the NCSY and Jewish community. Rabbi Twersky will also receive the Enid and Harold Boxer Memorial Award for distinguished NCSY alumni. Rabbi Yissocher Frand will be the guest speaker at the reception, hosted by Bayla and Louis Treiger and Karen Treiger and Shlomo Goldberg.
At the home of Bayla and Louis Treiger. To attend the reception, or for more information, contact email@example.com.
The Whole-Brain Child: Twelve Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Friday, March 1, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Based on his knowledge of brain science, world-renowned neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel coaches parents, educators, and professionals working with families and children on techniques to cultivate healthy intellectual and emotional development, which leads to happy, resilient kids. Siegel’s work has been featured in The New York Times and O, The Oprah Magazine, in addition to many other publications.
This is a half-day seminar with ParentMap Magazine. Parent rate is $39, childcare
professional rate is $49, and the professional rate is $89.
At Seattle Children’s Theater, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. For more information visit www.parentmap.com.
Circumcision as a Human Rights Issue
Sunday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Is circumcision a violation of the human right to body integrity? Or is it protected under the human right that guarantees freedom of religion? Is it primarily a medical or is it a cultural practice? Recent events have brought these issues into the news. The Stroum Jewish Studies Program brings together Robin Judd, associate professor of history at Ohio State University, Thomas Schmidt, professor of the philosophy of religion at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, Bettina Shell Duncan, professor of anthropology and adjunct professor of global health at the University of Washington, and Michael Rosenthal, professor and chair of the department of philosophy at the University of Washington, to discuss current controversies from the perspectives of anthropology, history, and philosophy to start an informed conversation.
At the University of Washington, Husky Union Building 332. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jewdub.org.
Shabbaton with Rabbi Asher Ostrin
Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m.
Rabbi Asher Ostrin, senior global executive at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, spent 21 years as director of the organization’s former Soviet Union department. On Friday night he will speak on “They’ve Let My People Go! Now What?” It’s 1990. Communism has collapsed. The doors of the Soviet Union open. Soon, a million Jews and their families leave. However, hundreds of thousands of other Jews remain behind. Who are they? What are their circumstances today? At Saturday’s talk, “The Most Memorable 30 Minutes You’ll Spend This Year,” Ostrin will share the most interesting stories of global Jewish life he’s encountered.
At Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. For more information, contact Michael Novick at email@example.com or 425-644-1000 or www.jdc.org.