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Chanukah

Installation Sermon
Rabbi Neil Amswych
November 21, 2014

A Taste of Learning: Upcoming Adult Education Programs

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Ellen's Fav Torah Tales with Ellen Zieselman
Four Tuesdays at 7 pm: January 6, 13, 20, 27
Suggested donation: $15/session

Ellen says: “This class will focus on my favorite stories and characters
in the Torah. We will take a very loose thematic approach (Boys, Girls, Animals and Oddities). No prior knowledge of the Torah is required. We will look at the Torah, historic midrash, contemporary stories and even create our own commentaries.”

Foundations of Judaism

Welcome Rabbi Neil Amswych

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Rabbi Neil Amswych comes to Santa Fe following 9 years as the principal rabbi of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue in England. He studied astrophysics at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland before beginning his rabbinic education at Leo Baeck College. While spending his third year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, he met his wife, Jenny, who was also a student there. They married in 2004 and have two beautiful children: a daughter, Zafra, now 4 years old, and a son, Asher, who is just one. They also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Parker making them a global family: an American Mum, a British Dad, dual-citizen children and a Welsh dog.

Rabbi Neil’s rabbinic thesis looked at bipolar gender boundaries and transsexual surgery in a Jewish context. In 2007, he founded IDEA: Interfaith Dorset Education and Action, now the South of England’s largest interfaith environmental network. When he’s not with his family, working, cycling, or geeking out to Star Wars, he is working on his first book about a new aspect of Jewish theology.

Rabbi Amswych is an energetic and charismatic man with a natural ability to inspire congregants of all ages and levels of Judaic knowledge. One of the many things that attracted him to Temple Beth Shalom (besides our climate) is our commitment to social justice and the effort Rabbi Schwab has made to develop and nurture the Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe. We are delighted to know that Rabbi Amswych will continue this vital work. Temple Beth Shalom is eager to welcome Rabbi Amswych and his amazing family with open arms and open hearts.

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Services & Study This Week

Friday, December 19
6:30 pm Shabbat Chanukah Service & new board member installation with Friday Night Live! Bring your menorah! - oneg sponsored by Rebecca & Paul Ostrovsky

Saturday, December 20
9:00 am Torah study with bagels, lox, and cream cheese, SH
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service

Monday, December 22
8:00-9:00 am Monday Morning Minyan and study, Upper Sanctuary

TBS Preschool!