Nov. 12th, 3 pm Study group on the Israel-Gaza situation

11/12 Study Group for Nov. 12th, 3 pm-  Israel-Gaza Dilemma

The last few weeks have given many us an opportunity to reevaluate the situation in the Middle East.  From the defense of the existence of Israel to a defense of what is an appropriate homeland for the Palestinians,   many positions have remained exactly as they have been for decades while others have changed their positions, some radically.

The murder of young people at a dance,  the taking of 200+ hostages, and the death of children who were victims of the bombing of neighborhoods in Gaza are all situations which most people decry.  There are certainly others who defend these actions.

There is also criticism of some groups.  Students from many of the top colleges,  who are overtly  championing the Palestinian cause,  have been criticized because it is said they are not recognizing the history of anti-Semitism and the circumstance of the founding of Israel.  Some are criticized because they seem to be avoiding the planning and carrying of  the barbarity of the Hamas attack and taking of hostages.  Others have used the circumstances to reactivate or open express their anti-Semitism. 

There is a lot of history here to consider.  There are so many articles in the newspapers, magazines, and on line which bring in other facts and interested parties.  Please gather all of your materials and thoughts and bring them to Beth Haskalah’s study group on Sunday, November 12th at 3 pm.  Please contact me, Barry Swan at or 585-329-3305 if you need directions to Beth Haskalah’s study group.

Study Group for Nov. 12th, 3 pm- Israel-Gaza Dilemma

Our Nov. 12 study group will discuss the many aspects of the present confrontation between Israel and Hamas.  We will discuss both deep historical aspects as well the present situation which involves barbaric slaughter, hostage taking, bombing of the Gaza, and the threat of an multi-faceted invasion of Gaza.

The study group will be meeting on Sunday, November     12th at 3 pm.  The meeting will be in person and by zoom.  If you need further directions in order to participate in the study group, please contact me (Barry Swan) at or 585-329-3305.


Beth Haskalah 2023-2024 Calendar (5784)

BETH HASKALAH Calendar 2023 – 2024 (5784)


 Rosh Hashanah      Friday, Sept.  15, Marcus Home

Yom Kippur        Monday,  Sept. 25         “Break the Fast”.  

Sukkot               Oct.

Hanukah                Friday,  Dec. 8                      

Tu B’Shevat Seder       in Sunday School

Purim                   March in Sunday School

Passover               Tuesday,  April 23,  6  pm Brighton Town Park


Study Groups             2nd Sundays               Ellie’s 

Time:     3 pm

9/10,  10/15, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9


Shabbat  Celebrations:   Fall:    Friday, Spring: Friday,


BH Board Meetings:


Sunday School  Meeting  TBA