MAY EVENTS AT TSTI
Art by African Americans: From the Great Migration to the Age of Black Lives Matter Part I
Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Janet Mandel
Between the two world wars, millions of African Americans set out on an odyssey known as the Great Migration. In the course of this journey, they created a new identity that would alter the landscape of modern art. Part I of this story will explore the rich contributions these pioneers made to American culture from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights Movement. To register click HERE.
Growing Up Bank Street: A vivid memoir of life in one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoodsTuesday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Donna Florio, an opera singer, a TV producer, a Wall Street executive, an educator and now an author with her first book, "Growing Up Bank Street"
Growing up, Donna Florio had flamboyant, opera performer parents and even-more free-spirited neighbors. As a child, she lived among beatniks, artists, rock musicians, social visionaries, movie stars, and gritty blue-collar workers, all who imparted to her their eccentrically distinctive approaches to life. From celebrities like Sid Vicious and John Lennon to the real-life Auntie Mame, her unique neighbors created a brilliant communal neighborhood. The vibrant vignettes that tell the story of Bank Street weave together a colorful coming of age tale against the backdrop of a historic, iconoclastic street in the heart of New York City.
And while Bank Street is a distinctively special place, Donna clearly sends the message that any neighborhood can be that special place when neighbors reach out to share with and support one another. To register click HERE.
Standing at Sinai
Sunday, May 16 at 6:30pm
Join with communities across the East Coast for prayer and learning in celebration of Shavuot. We will begin together at 6:30pm to set an intention and participate in the recitation of the 10 Commandments. Following our opening session, each person will have the option to choose from a number of different learning sessions, with multiple opportunities available for each hour, beginning at 7:30pm and concluding at 11:30pm. Join for one session or all, learn from your own clergy or meet new friends, and enjoy as we stand at Sinai together.To register click HERE.
Virtual Tour and Class: Eastern European Jewish Cities: Prague, Krakow, Warsaw
Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Gadi Ben Dov
These three cities became home to a vibrant Jewish community starting in the 10th century. As Jewish life and connection grew in these beautiful cities, the bond was strengthened - until the tragedy of the Holocaust changed our history forever. Take a virtual tour through each city to get a sense of its history and connection.To register click HERE.
About our tour guide:
Gadi Ben-Dov was born in the US, raised in a kibbutz in the Galilee, and now lives in the center of Israel. Gadi became a licensed tour guide after finishing his IDF service as an officer and traveling the world. His love of the land, and especially the people of Israel, has given him insights into this country that he shares with every visitor.
Art by African Americans: From the Great Migration to the Age of Black Lives Matter Part II
Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Janet Mandel
Between the two world wars, millions of African Americans set out on an odyssey known as the Great Migration. In the course of this journey, they created a new identity that would alter the landscape of modern art. Part II will continue the saga from the age of Black Power protests of the ‘60s through the present day. Join us as we celebrate the rich contributions these pioneers made to American culture that continue to astonish art lovers today. To register click HERE.