Shabbat Service/Bernstein Shabbat & Dinner

The Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein Society Invites You to Attend the Annual Bernstein Society Shabbat Service & Dinner
Friday, October 25 at 6:00 pm

Topic: “The Decline of Civility in Public Life”

6:00 pm          Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Joseph R. Fornieri

7:15 pm          Bernstein Society Annual Meeting & Dinner


Joseph R. Fornieri is an American political historian and Professor of Political Science at RIT. Dr. Fornieri is an expert on the political ideology of Abraham Lincoln and has authored several books including "Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesmen" (2014), "The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln" (2008), and "Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith" (2005). He has also co-edited, with Dr. Kenneth Deutsch, "An Invitation to Political Thought" (2007). In 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach "First Amendment and American Political Thought" in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2010, he was presented the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching for Tenured Faculty. He teaches courses on American Politics, Rhetoric, and Constitutional Rights. He will be discussing the Decline of Civility in Public Life.

There is a charge of $15 for dinner for Bernstein Society members.  Dinner is also open to TBK congregants and the public at a cost of $20 per person. RSVP no later than October 15th to Terri Richardson at info@tbk.org  244-7060.

The Bernstein Society fosters the presentation of topics of interest to the community and the congregation in memory of Rabbi Bernstein. The Society welcomes new members. Please contact Linda Mendelson at lmendelson@mac.com for more information.


Parashat Chayei Sara
November 23, 2019

In this Torah portion, Sara dies at the age of 127. Abraham searches for a place to bury her and settles on Machpelah. Abraham searches for a wife for his son, Isaac. Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac. The servant meets Rebecca at a well, where she provides water for him and his camels. Abraham marries Keturah and has six more sons. He then dies at the age of 175.