Saturday, November 7
9:00 - 11:00 AM
at the TJC
Torah Portion: Genesis 23:1 - 25:18
Haftarah: I Kings 1:1 - 1:31
For more information please email: Cindy Grossman
Poetry Reading by Phyllis Hotch
and Ariana Kramer*
Poems on Useful Subjects
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Quoting the philosopher Socrates, the most useful subjects are about ordinary life. And in my long life I have learned that life is always changing and response to change is always
changing. These new poems and a few older pieces share my responses and observations. In our chaotic time, poetry tells my truth as seen at the moment. That’s what poetry does
when truth is difficult to find elsewhere. People think that old age brings the answers, but of course it brings the real questions.
Phyllis Hotch was raised in New York City but spent most of her writing career in Massachusetts where she taught English, Humanities and Creative Writing. She was appointed
the Literary Director for the Arts, in Wayland, Massachusetts and her responsibilities included inviting such luminaries as Lewis Hyde, Edward Hirsch and Robin Becker. She served
on the Board of SOMOS for twenty-three years and has published three books of poetry, No Longer Time and A Little Book of Lies. Her most recent collection, 3 A.M.,
(3: A Taos Press, 2013) focuses on the challenges of aging and in particular, living with her husband's progression through Alzheimer's. She has a B.A. in English from Brooklyn College.
Ariana Kramer has been fascinated with the mundane and mysterious powers of words since she was a small child. Writing has helped her to make sense of both her internal and external landscapes. Trained in biology and eco-cultural education, Ariana has a deep love and understanding of the natural world that is reflected in her poetry. Ariana is a freelance writer and editor and her writing appears frequently in The Taos News.
Friday, November 13
6:00 P.M. Candle Lighting followed by Pot Luck Dinner
7:00 P.M. Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Service will be led by Susan Ressler and Jude Goldman Núñez
Contemplative Torah Study with
No program in November
Saturday, December 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Parshat Vayigash
* These activities do not take place at the TJC.