Gatherings and Teachings

Wednesday, July 11, 7 pm, Minyan Social Action Committee First Meeting @ Abigail & Shoshana’s
2225 Woolsey, Berkeley 94705 down driveway thru gate.
For more information: 510-914-4247.
At the request of numerous members, on April 28 the council hosted a discussion of adding a social action component to our activities, and of potential social action projects. The consensus was to form a committee to focus our efforts.
One proposal was that members might want to support the local Native American efforts to preserve the west Berkeley Shellmound as a park.
The latest news is that those efforts were successful!
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/06/06/berkeley-says-no-for-now-to-speedy-application-for-1900-fourth-under-sb-35
More recent suggestions have been to provide sanctuary for refugees, or to join in projects with Bend the Arc.
The current crisis about separated children has led to a number of suggestions that that should be our focus for now.
Click here for letter from Congresswoman Barbara Lee
https://iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=100992&c=CA13BL

Our new social action committee will have its first meeting on July 11 at 7 pm at Abigail and Shoshana’s. For more info Please call 510-914-4247. Snacks potluck!

Tuesday, July 17, 7-9:30 pm, Film and Poetry Night
Minyan member Fred Finkelstein presents “Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich”, his moving and beautiful 40 minute documentary film about his family’s experience in Lithuania prior to the Holocaust and their abrupt departure for America.
San Francisco Poet Evelyn Posamentier reads from her poetry.

Fred started working in video in 1972 in New York, learning the fundamentals of portable video production from George C. Stoney, acclaimed documentary filmmaker/producer and professor at the NYU Film School. In 1976 he developed psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, auto-immune diseases which altered the trajectory of his life in profound ways. Out of this experience he then created “My Skin’s on Fire - Living with Psoriasis” and “I’m Just Like You - Children with Psoriasis”, utilizing the films for community outreach and education.

Evelyn’s recent books are Poland At The Door, brainiography, and Royal Blue Car. Her poems have appeared in anthologies: Bittersweet Legacy, Ghosts of the Holocaust and such journals as the Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, the New York Quarterly, Drunken Boat, 3 a.m. Magazine, the Mississippi Review, Parthenon West Review, Free Verse, The Quarterly Journal of Ideology, and the American Poetry Review, among others.

Location: St. John's Church in the Fireside Room, 2727 College Ave, Berkeley
Light refreshments will be served.
$20-$10 donation to The Aquarian Minyan requested. No one turned away for lack of funds.
For more information, please contact Shoshana 510 914 1291
Donations to the Sparklestone Foundation, which produces Fred’s films would also be welcomed. https://www.facebook.com/sparklestonefoundation/

Tuesday, July 24, 7 pm, Minyan Sharing
Location: TBA
7 pm, veggie/fish/dairy potluck supper
7:30 sharing and discussion

Shalom Chevre,
We have revived a fundamental Minyan tradition: a MONTHLY MINYAN SHARING!
Our community is improved by knowing one another better. Weaving a web of sharing, each of us will have the opportunity to tell something that we feel is important for the community to know about us. Bring your joys, your concerns, your needs, your abundance, your stories, and let’s enrich ourselves and community together.
Marty Potrop will facilitate.

Repeating event, 4th Thursday of each month