Adding Meaning to Life

Shabbat Shiur

Linger at VBS after services and enjoy lunch at a Shabbat “Shiur” — Shabbat Lesson. Bring your plate from Kiddush and pull up a chair as we meet a wide variety of extraordinary teachers and individuals who have something of interest to share with our community.

Past guests have included: authors, university presidents, representatives from Israeli organizations, members of Congress and other political speakers, artists and professors. After the formal presentation, our guests are available for questions and discussions.
 


Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m.
"A Narrow Bridge"
Guest Speakers: Joyce Gittlin and Janet B. Fattal writing together as J.J. Gesher

J.J. Gesher is the pen name for co-authors Joyce Gittlin and Janet B. Fattal of the debut novel A Narrow Bridge, a page-turning journey through current America that tells the inspiring story of finding courage after tragedy, and a celebration of our commonality and diversity. Together, Janet and Joyce have won several prestigious screenwriting awards, including the Geller Prize and the Screenwriting Award at the Austin Film Festival.

Janet B. Fattal has a masters in Comparative Literature from UCLA and has taught literature and writing at the college level. The editor of several memoirs, Janet leads many L.A.-area book groups, including for the Skirball Cultural Center, Hadassah, and the Brandeis alumni association. 

Joyce Gittlin has written and directed such television shows as Wings, Frasier, and Everybody Loves Raymond and has written more than ten feature films for Disney, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. She has an MFA from NYU. Click here to learn more.