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Rabbi Zev Silber

39 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Tel. Office: (607) 722-1793  Cell: (607) 761-7098

E-mail: bethdavid@stny.rr.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Closed Monday & Wednesday

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Beth David’s November 9 luncheon speaker will be Professor Paul Finkelman, President of Philadelphia’s Gratz College, the oldest Jewish liberal arts college in the nation. His talk will reflect his research on the 23 Jewish refugees who came to New Amsterdam (now known as Manhattan) in 1654. “This is not the story you learned in Sunday school,” Finkelman asserts. “My research shows that the story is far more interesting and complex than has previously been told.” Finkelman’s talk will examine the role of the often-vilified Peter Stuyvesant, the role of the Dutch West Indies Company, and what choices these first Jews to America made when they were finally allowed to stay in New  Amsterdam. The story also helps to explain the important Jewish contribution to the development of religious freedom in what later became the United States.

Beth David Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the second Shabbat of the month after morning services, and is open to the community. There is no charge for the luncheon, but Beth David welcomes donations to the Luncheon Fund in order to keep the program going;  they can be made in honor of or in memory of someone, or to mark a special occasion. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 Attention:  Luncheon Fund. The Series will resume in the fall.

Wishing you all a year of good health, peace and happiness!