About the Library Committee
The Library Committee’s goal is to help to meet the Judaic educational and informational needs of our congregation's adult and young adult members. In addition to maintaining, enriching and circulating the collection, the committee plans the annual "One Book Mishkan" program series. The Library is open to the public and all are welcome to check-out books and other materials. The Library is open whenever the building is open. To confirm building hours, contact the office at (215) 508-0226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISHKAN COMMUNITY COOKBOOK: A Delightful, Delectable Community Project
Growing from a "One Book Mishkan" theme, our 'Cookbook' has blossomed into a collection of recipes, stories, memoirs, photographs and drawings. All members and friends of Mishkan Shalom are warmly welcomed to make submissions. We want to hear your voice! What's your story? Your recipes, stories & memoirs, photos & drawings will make this a collection to treasure. To submit recipes, stories, title suggestions, questions and comments, just complete our Cookbook Submission Form. To submit memoirs, drawings and photographs, complete the submission form as above, noting item sent in the "Comments" box. Then, e-mail it to email@example.com
LIBRARY COMMITTEE'S EIGHTH ANNUAL ONE BOOK MISHKAN:
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
by Nathan Englander
In the fall we enjoyed the One Book, One Jewish Community Kick-Off Event featuring Nathan Englander and a showing and discussion of the film, A Serious Man.
In April, our series continued, with our Adult Ed course, Shabbat Home Potluck Dinner & Discussion of Camp Sundown and our newly-formed Mishkan Player's full-scale Dramatic Presentation of Sister Hills.
Sister Hills, one of the collection's most powerful stories, was brought to life with lighting, music, costumes and props, followed by discussion and refreshments. It was a very special evening, indeed!
Our eighth-annual series continued with Kabbalat Shabbat, led by Rabbi Linda, followed by Dr. Janice Hamer's discussion of her just-completed opera, "Lost Childhood," joined by our Mishkan Community Choir, Makhelat Micha'el, led by Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton.
Book Discussion: A Window Into Our Choices
All events are open to the public and we encourage you to invite friends, family and colleagues to join us for these special programs. Suggested donations help us defray costs. For more information, please be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Book Mishkan Partners with One Book, One Jewish Community
The Library Committee is so pleased to announce our participation with the city-wide OBOJC program: A national model for community building and Jewish literacy, the OBOJC program has touched thousands of individuals throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Synagogues, agencies and other Jewish communal organizations and institutions explore not only the book itself but also the values and issues raised within. Over seventy synagogues and agencies have signed on to partner with this initiative...including Mishkan Shalom.
WHAT SHALL WE READ NEXT?
The Library Committee welcomes suggestions of titles or themes for next year's 'One Book Mishkan.' Send your ideas or questions to email@example.com.
Previous One Book Mishkan titles:
The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
Betraying Spinoza, by Rebecca Goldstein
Who Wrote the Bible, by Richard Elliott Friedman
Call It Sleep, by Henry Roth
Sweet and Low: A Family Story, by Rich Cohen
As A Driven Leaf, by Rabbi Milton Steinberg
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander