Sunday, April 9th Study Group- Trump and Jews

Shalom. Our April study group will a discussion of the current administration and their relationship with Jews. It will be Sunday, April 9th at 7 pm at the Summit.

There seems to be an increased interaction of Trump and Jews. Some of his appointments come with anti-Semitic baggage. Some are Jews with Wall Street or other baggage. There are Jews in his family, some of whom are in his administration. There are some of his supporters who have taken his pronouncements to be an encouragement to hype up anti-Semitic activities on their own. Then there is the complicated relationship with Netanyahu and Israel.

Which of these are a sign of trouble? Which are just “business as usual” and opponents are being too critical?

Please feel free to bring articles or other examples on this controversial and sensitive topic.

See you on April 9th.

Shalom, Barry

March 12 study group


On Sunday, March 12th, at 7 pm at the Summit, Beth Haskalah’s study group will investigate how the new American presidency will affect one of the central doctrines on which our government is based. We will investigate the concept of the separation of church and state.

Our discussion will be led by Dr. Robert Goldstein who is the president of the Rochester chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. He is also a representative for our local group at the annual national American United meetings.

If you see articles etc. on this topic, please bring them to this session.

Hope to see you there.
Remember that this is also the day to reset your clock for daylight savings time.

Shalom, Barry Swan
madrikh, Beth Haskalah