So Joseph gets sold to Egypt by his brothers,
put into servitude,andeventually
for “supposedly” starting up with his master’s
resented his resisting. In
interprets dreams for two of the king’s servents
As we start this week’s chapter- the king has
his own 2 dreams. No one interprets it tothe
Joseph comes along.Joseph predicts
seven years of plenty followed by seven years of
famine. The king putsJoseph in
charge of planning for it all.
Joseph goes frombeing
one” to a “big someone”!
His brothers eventually have to come down to
Egypt for food and with time Joseph reveals
himself to them.
told his brotherhe
would rule over them,
have come true. They
are all loving to him and hewinds
his family from starvation.
There was a reason for everything!If
we can find a way to view all the hardships and
challenges we are confronted with,as
part of a grand scheme, perhaps we too will be
lucky enough to see why everything happened the
way it does.
So- why did the Torah use the word “Meekaitz”
(41:1)= “in the end” fto
“end” of two years of Joseph waiting in jail to
not the end? It was only after two years of his
There is a lesson here-
1. Sometimes we think it’s the end, we feel we
are at wits end, and then- voila-things can turn
The feelingthat it’s
the end is in our heads!
Joseph has two sons inthis
He named the first “Menashe” sayinghe
did this because
“G-d made me forget my hardship and all my
He names the second “Ephraim” saying “G-d made
me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”
Here’s two points of why Joseph is a great role
model for us and similar to the choshmonaim who
merited the miracle of Chanukah.
Joseph did not use Egyptian names, he used
Hebrew names. He stuck to his roots in Egypt as
bleded and assimilated as he was.
He claimed –with name one-G-d let him “forget
his hardships” yet with name two he said G-d
made him ‘fruitful in the land of my suffering”.
G-d let him forget his
he did not let himself forget that as
successful, and productive as he was, he was
still not at home with his ownpeople,
he was still suffering. He heldon
to (?) and valued his Judaism when he was alone
The Choshmonaim of Chanukah also recognized, as
great as the Greek wisdom was, it lacked the
spiritual element that makes living meaningful-
“purpose” that G-d gives life. The Choshmonaim=
to hold on to their connection to their Jewish
roots just as Joseph did.
The dreams Joseph had, those he intrepreted for
others, demonstrate that life exists on many
levels. What we see is not always the whole
Dare to dream…!
Channukah has hidden light….
We live in a world of uncertainty, sort of semi
darkness. we are often struggling -we do not
have all the answers, and the world holds many
questions for us. The instrument that Gd gave us
to enlighten us was - the Torah. The Greeks came
along with much knowledge and insight. But,
where they went wrong was closing access to the
deeper channels that only Gd could reveal. We
want access to those answers and luckily so did
the choshmonaim (= Jews who did not get caughtup
with the Greek philosophy exclusively).
We are taught that the light of clarity and true
knowledge was here the first 36 hours of
creation (Chagiga 12a). Then man sinned and Gd
whisked it away and buried it deep in the Torah.
The month of Chanukah, kis Laiv- is made of two
word parts- one meaning hidden,the
other equaling 36. This also hints at the 36
hours of light taken away after creation is
hidden in this month. In the days of
mashiach /messiah that light will be
The Choshmonim fought to preserve the Torah
knowledge that had a channel to truth. Their
reward was a little bit of that clarity
represented through the miracle of finding the
light of the oil. Each year some of that hidden
light is revealed to us on Chanukah. So don't
delay - use it now while it's here -to figure
out as much stuff as you can!! You've got a
full eight days.
There you have it -the name Chanukah with the
root chinuch meaning, education and preparation
is a time of extra understanding ...and
preparation for the ultimate light of seeing
things as they truly are. (In fact look at
the word mashiach spelled Mem, Shin, Yud, Chet
hinting- Madleekin, Shimonah, Yimay, Chanukah =
Hidden in the lights of Chanukah is the
clarifying light of mashiac/messiah and we get
some of that light for the eight days.)
So enjoy, embrace, and become enlightened on
Rivki Rosenwald is a
certified relationship counselor, and career and
life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004
Steven Sotloff, the Jewish freelance
journalist who was decapitated by ISIS, sent
us all a message leading up to Rosh
Hashanah. In a letter smuggled out by a
former cellmate in May, he penned his
thoughts to his family. A cousin read his
words to the 1,000 mourners who attended the
memorial service in Pinecrest, Florida.
“Live your life to the fullest… Everyone has
two lives. The second one begins when you
realize you only have one.”
It is time to take stock, to
recognize that we have only one life and
need to make each day count.
Elul, the Hebrew month leading up to Rosh
Hashanah, is a time set aside for spiritual
values. We think about the way we treat
others, speak to both strangers and family,
and whether we have lived with a
compassionate heart. We ask ourselves if we
have set aside real time to forge a
relationship with our Creator. The ultimate
question of ‘who am I’ and ‘how is this
world better because I am present’ is
pondered by taking a long, hard look within.
Sometimes we come up deficient. It is
painful to confront the image that stands
before us in the mirror. We cannot believe
how bitter or negative we have become.
Scenes from the past year that were buried
away now pop up and we are troubled by the
tones we used or words that were said.
This past summer, I had the joy of having
my daughter and her family spend a few weeks
with us in our Long Island home. They live
in Israel and everything was new and
exciting to the children. As I was taking my
6-year-old granddaughter out to the main
avenue in town, I knew that she would be
meeting many people for the very first time.
I explained to her the importance of saying
hello with a smile.
“Bubby, I think that some people are
allergic to a smile. Do you think so too?”
I had to laugh but realized that there
was much truth in this child’s observation.
Time passes, we become jaded. We forget how
to smile and appreciate daily moments of
joy. A critical eye strips us of seeing life
as a blessing. We complain, we blame, we
whine, we point fingers, we judge, and we
bring negative energy into our homes. We
rush our kids along so that we can finally
have some quiet, not realizing that we are
missing out on life’s sweetest moments. If
we are serious about making this world
better, the place to begin is within
What is the
secret to successful change?
Mindfulness is the first step. Become
aware of your daily interactions. Are most
of your conversations putting others down,
sarcastic responses, or impatient retorts?
Have you become more connected to your
iPhone than to the people in your life who
need you most? When was the last time you
shared a word of appreciation or
encouragement-especially to your family?
If we are brutally honest with ourselves,
we may feel shame with the way we have acted
– screaming at the kids, overblown anger at
our spouse, being a source of malicious
gossip that hurt others and sullied our
souls. Some of us made wrong decisions that
caused incredible pain. As long as we keep
rationalizing our bad behavior we will never
Step 2 requires a sense of embarrassment
that propels us to take action.
Instead of just living with
self-humiliation or rationalizing our bad
behavior, this is the point where we can
make real change happen. We take the
discomfort and use the emotion as a positive
energy to embark upon a new path. Life is
about asking ourselves how can I take this
moment and create a better me. What must I
do right now so that I won’t remain nursing
my wounds and bitter regrets? Let’s think
about our triggers. Making a plan on how to
react next time we are faced with a
frustrating personality or situation will
help us recalibrate.
Transforming oneself can be a most
difficult challenge. Sometimes we change
because we want to grow, other times we
don’t really want to change but we recognize
that we must. Either way, if we take our
passion to create the life we want, we have
the ability to rejuvenate ourselves. A
spiritual makeover keeps us moving forward.
Stagnation leads to depression of the soul.
The best way to reach new heights is to
make a plan and keep on climbing. And while
we climb we will probably fall. Don’t be
afraid of failure. Of course there will be
times that we will still yell, share some
juicy gossip, or seem uncaring to our
spouse. This doesn’t mean that we should
give up or that our attempts to be better
were for naught. Tomorrow is another day and
another opportunity for change. We will not
completely alter ourselves overnight. God
who created us knows this and is most
patient with us, His children. He wants to
see that we are not callous and indifferent.
Every parent desires a connection with his
child. When we turn towards God and attempt
to better ourselves, we are expressing our
desire to reconnect with our Father. We are
displaying the value we place on the gift of
soul that we have been given.
These are days of reconciliation between
us and God. Take a few moments, right now,
and make a decision that willtransform
your life. Embrace your ability to
change. Choose a kindness a day, one less
hurtful response, one more smile when you
feel depleted and want to scream, one more
mitzvah that stretches your heart and soul.
We have only one life. Start living it now.
This Harmony Or Diss Harmony
Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS
Harmony or disharmony
–which is the natural state?
We always want to return to
a state of harmony, peace, getting along- as if
that’s the status quo?
Where’d we get that from?
Just look at the Bible-
brother against brother right from the very
Even Adam and Eve- the
first people ever- were at their best when they
were unaware of one another, back to back-
neither made trouble for the other. The minute
G-d allowed them to confront each other-bam-Eve
got them kicked right out of the Garden of Eden.
Take Jacob and Essau. They
couldn’t even wait till they exited the womb
before their rivalry began in full force. These
two brothers were ‘at it’ the second they shared
a bed “womb”!
So maybe the question is
not how do we get back to a state of harmony,
but rather is there ever a state of harmony at
-Couples are divorcing faster than people
are getting responses to their shidduch resumes
-Policemen, supposedly the symbol of
control and safety, are to be feared and
avoided, while criminals are to be catered to
and handled with TLC.
-The Jewish state- the one supposedly safe
haven for Jews- is controlled by every faction
and nation other than a Jewish one. And,
intermittently, when control falls within the
Jewish ranks- can anyone say harmony prevails?
Harmony may be a fantasy!
Or- it may work like this.
There is a constant song going on, called
“life”. Sometimes it’s off tune, and sometimes
it’s melodic. Often it takes effort just to get
to a melodic sound rather than living in
But harmony is a secondary
more advanced movement. It takes focused energy
to respond to the music of life with a voice
that blends and enriches the state of affairs.
If the music it is responding to is completely
out of whack, inevitably the harmony will be out
of whack as well. And disharmony will result.
And even if the music is
quite lovely but the harmonizer is off tune-
there could still be disharmony.
So healthy harmony only
results when the two parts- or parties- are
working together in a constructive balanced way.
Harmony is not a fantasy-
but it certainly is either one of two things:
1. A blessing that just
2. Or more often, an
arduous, often elusive, program to keep things
So here’s the bottom line:
Blessings are something we
just can’t control; therefore, if we notice that
we are blessed, we should be thankful!
If however, harmony is
elusive - we need to pray, especially if seems
far from us. We also need to lobby for it, if
it’s at all in our power, and always, we need to
put effort into try and find it , if we can.
That is, the only way
disharmony may give way and no longer “diss”
Hayden Mathais, a blond eighth grader taps
the FaceTime icon on her phone and says,
“Oh, hey Dave” to the face on her screen.
The Wall Street journalist interviewing her
wonders if Dave is her boyfriend or biology
partner. It turns out he’s Hayden’s
Hayden isn’t the only
one who has abandoned the traditional Mom
and Dad title in favor of calling their
parents by their names.
Therapists analyzing why this is
happening respond that some parents have
given up the feeling of authority in their
homes while others are being mocked by their
sons and daughters in a culture filled with
sarcasm. Using first names and saying “Good
going, Michael” or “Great driving, Laura”
creates an atmosphere of cynicism and makes
a child feel powerful. One 23-year-old
interviewed calls out “Good boy, Jay” to her
venture capitalist father when he lands a
great parking spot or answers a question
about a rock band correctly. She’s been
calling her parents by theirfirst
she was 17. “In our house, we kids kind of
run the show. I guess it has something to do
Teens have always tested boundaries, but
in today’s world our children have grown up
with moms and dads who want to be their
BFF’s. Hoping to develop a relationship
where children like us even on Facebook has
created an environment of overly permissive
parenting. Acting like a father or mother
forces us to curtail unwelcome behaviors and
impose unwanted limits. It’s wearying and
not always fun. Many parents would rather be
buddies and not deal with the discipline and
consequences. We also have a disdain for
‘growing old’ and feeling old. We don’t want
to look older, act older or even seem older.
If kids call us by our first names we
somehow feel as if we are young and ignore
the feelings of approaching middle age.
How should we respond to this type of
Honor and respectare
basic foundations of family life. As parents
we are responsible for setting standards of
behavior in our home. Some behaviors are
acceptable and others are never even up for
discussion. We call this ‘derech eretz’ –a
spiritual standard of living. We establish a
fundamental quality of life by which we
guided us through the centuries and never
becomes old fashioned or outdated. “Honor
your father and mother” never goes out of
In a culture that invites disrespect, how
can we create a home that embodies good
character, ethics, and a strong sense of
Judaism has given us tools and guidelines
to help us create an atmosphere of respect.
It is up to us to take the lead and make
sure we teach our children that this is how
we live. According to Jewish law children
cannot call parents or grandparents by their
first name. Period.
It is considered simply unacceptable. So
is sitting in a parent’s chair without
permission, saying ‘No!” and walking out on
a parent, or taking parent’s clothing and
money without asking and just assuming it’s
okay. Our children need to honor us. Not
because we crave admiration or obedience.
But rather because respect is a crucial
ingredient as we parent our children,
transmit our values, teach discipline and
consequences, and create a legacy to live
by. When children honor their parents they
are accepting us as their life guides.
The WSJ article gives the reason why
Hayden calls her father Dave. It was not a
power struggle, test of authority, or desire
for friendship. All this eighth grader
wanted was to catch her father’s attention.
“He honestly doesn’t answer to Dad,” she
explains. “I say ‘Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad,’ and
then I say ’Dave’ and he pops up. Now I
can’t help it.” Hayden gives a picture of
her home life. She relates that her father
is “extremely busy,” adding that he often
travels for work and spends his weekend’s
home trying to juggle his three children’s
sports activities. Dave acknowledges that he
is a distracted dad. He is also content with
his daughter’s first name basis. “I’m just
glad she can get through to me” is the way
this father sees the situation.
I see it as sad.
Have we come to the point that the only
way a child can reach her distracted father
is by calling his name? Does hearing the
word ‘Dad’ not even mean anything?
I am reminded of the following story:
A 9-year-old child met his father at the
door one evening as he returned from work.
He asked him how much he makes an hour.
“What kind of crazy question is that?”
The child persisted and would not give
up; he was sent to his room.
After some time, Mom and Dad knocked on
their son’s door. They found him sobbing
silently on his pillow. His mother stroked
his sweaty forehead while his father sat
beside him and tried to figure out what
The child took a deep breath.
“Daddy, I never see you or talk to you
anymore….I thought if maybe you could tell
me how much you get in an hour….”
The boy pointed to an emptied piggy bank
on his night table. “I just thought I could
pay you for an hour of your time.”
Mom and Dad looked at each other and
turned away in shame.
We need to get in touch with what matters
most. Our mission is to create a home built
on genuine love, respect, honor and dignity
–and to know that we cannot do this by
lowering our standards of parenting and
trying to be best buddies. Rather, we
connect through giving our time, our
listening ear and establishing the spiritual
standards of living that teach children the
true definition ofparenting.
But It’s An
Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS
Here I am sitting in an
emergency room wondering what I'm doing here.
It's kind of the last place anyone wants to be!
At least when you're at
your doctor's office you have a chance of being
seen - in the next hour!!! Also worst case, you
can always leave and go back home. Because
you’re not stranded off of some random highway,
in the middle of who knows where, in a slow
moving room called Emergency.
But the only sense of emergency you feel is to
seize your phone and call 911 or Hatzalah to get
some help sooner.
What moment of insanity
made me come here I'll never know- I should have
gone to a psychiatrist instead!!
If you can possibly find a
local doctor willing to check out your ailment
always go for it. Just sitting among the other
people waiting in the waiting area can make you
Now, I know, there are certain times the
hospital is where you want to head. But I'm
discussing those random times you're not feeling
well and the doctor says- “so go to the
I'm giving you my diagnosis
in that case- Don't listen, don't go! The
sickness can run its course - before you’ll ever
be seen! In fact your child can graduate medical
school and have you in for an appointment
-before you'll be seen in the ER.
Medicare, Obamacare, it's hard to find a person
to Care! And that's what you need most when
you’re not feeling well.
- The first question they ask is - Are you
covered? How can you be? They just dragged
you out of bed to come here- that's when you
-Are you feeling uncomfortable? Well wouldn't
anyone be -half naked, sitting in disheveled
clothing, splayed out among a bunch of
- And what brought you here today? -Memory loss,
of course! I totally forgot what torture it is
sitting here just waiting to be seen!
So what should you do when you’re feeling under
the weather, in some inexplicable way- and a Dr.
doesn't have hours? Truthfully, I'm just
sitting here wondering the same thing.
First start with a risk reward analysis. What's
the down side of waiting? ......even a month -
before going. Then, if you still feel you need
to go quickly -pack - everything you can get
your hands on -food , games, books ,and of
course all your chargers! You may be checked in
relatively quickly but after that you’re pretty
much on your own. If you don't bring
reinforcements -you may just die of boredom
while waiting to be cured.
If you want the best advice - start getting
friendly with every type of Dr. that you can
think of. Then give them "your" cell number
-"just in case they ever need anything at
all"!!! And as a concerned friend, have them
call your phone - to make sure they put your
number in correctly. Terrific, now you have
their cell number!!!! Keep following that up
by having them over as often as possible or by
sending them gifts every chance you get.
Best case, you'll never
need anything from them -but their friendship.
But if you do, and you were a good friend,
here's betting the only ER you’ll have to
visit voluntarily is - Entering their Residence!!!
Of course another choice is to just be a great
friend to everyone you meet. Hopefully, then
they’ll all be there for you in an emergency!
A message to the designer who was fired for his
anti-Semitic rant and just lost his case for
In March 2011, John
Galliano, the flamboyant Dior designer,
was captured on a cell phone video hurling
ugly anti-Semitic abuse at customers in a
bar in Paris's historic Jewish quarter. The
Dior fashion house subsequently fired him
for his anti-Semitic rant.
In September 2011 he was found guilty of
lashing out anti-Semitic insults in public
on two separate occasions. Under French law
this is an offense. The court accepted his
explanation that he was out of control
because of alcohol and drugs; he apologized
for his behavior. He received suspended
fines instead of six months in jail. After
two years of silence, Galliano spoke to
Vanity Fair and said "It's the worst thing I
have said in my life, but I didn't mean it.
I have been trying to find out why that
anger was directed at this race. I now
realize I was so *** angry and so discontent
with myself that I just said the most
spiteful thing I could."
Until his downfall the renowned designer had
worked for Dior for almost 15 years. He sued
Dior for unfair dismissal, making a claim
for $3 million to $16 million, dependent on
the court's ruling. This week British
designer lost his case and was ordered to
pay a symbolic one euro each to Dior and the
John Galliano label. His lawyer is
recommending that the designer appeal.
Watch the cell phone video. You will see a
sneering drunk man laughing as he says "I
love Hitler." He also says "people like you
would be dead. Your mother's, your
forefathers would all be ***gassed."
I never did hear the designer's explanation
for "Why that anger was directed at this
race." It does not really matter. His words
cannot be justified. Drunkenness may never
be an excuse for spewing hatred. We cannot
rationalize anti-Semitism; not today and not
There is one statement, though, that I do
agree with. Logically I should not be here.
John Galliano is right. My father, my
mother, my grandfather and grandmother would
have all been gassed. Through the grace of
G-d they somehow walked through the valley
of death. As the heavy smoke of the
crematoria blackened the sky and the stench
of death filled the air, my parents and
grandparents triumphed. They lived. And I
was born upon the ashes of the holocaust.
John Galliano, there are too many in this
world that share the sentiments of your
drunken outburst and live with hatred in
their hearts. They spit venom and scream
that we should go back to the ovens. They
plot terror and murder the innocent. They
promise to push us into the sea.
To all of you I say: hear my voice. Listen
to me, to my brothers and my sisters.
We speak for those who cannot. We cry out
for our cousins, our aunts and uncles, and
the beautiful babies held by our bubbies and
zaydies. They marched to their death with
the Shema on their lips. Today we say our
Shema for them. We carry their names and
live so that their memory will never be
forgotten. We will not be silent. Their
blood cries out from the ground.
Our Temple has been destroyed. We were taken
from our land; exiled for 2, 000 years. We
have suffered through pogroms, crusades,
inquisition, persecution and holocaust. We
walked as the living dead, desolate, having
witnessed man descend to the abyss of evil.
But we were granted life once again and we
are here. Am Yisrael Chai - the Jewish
nation lives. Hope beats in our hearts; the
spark in our soul has been reignited.
When my son was born, my father shared with
us the story of his brother's son, Akiva. He
had been taken away right before his Bar
Mitzvah. My father never saw him again. He
lost not only his sweet nephew but also his
parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters,
nieces, nephews and cousins. An entire world
went up in flames. We named our child Akiva
and added the name Chaim - for life.
The day of my son's Bar Mitzvah he stood
before a room filled with family and
friends. He spoke about the cousin whose
name he shared. Akiva - the young boy he
never knew but whose presence hovered from
above since the day my son came into this
"I dedicate my Bar Mitzvah to the memory of
my cousin, Akiva Halevi Jungreis, who
died Al Kiddush Hashem, sanctifying the name
of God. And to the thousands of Bar Mitzvah
boys whose voices of Torah were cut off in
their childhood." My son concluded: "They
were swifter than eagles and stronger than
lions to fulfill the will of their Creator."
Our sons and daughters are keeping the
vibrancy of Judaism and the Jewish people
alive. They study our holy Torah, kindle the
lights of the menorah, sing the songs of
Shabbos and fill the study halls with the
sounds of the Aleph-Bet. Emerging from a
world that was broken in both body and
spirit, we have been granted the privilege
to rebuild. Every Jewish child born is our
way of telling the John Galliano's of the
world that we cling to our faith. It is a
faith in God's promise that despite the
darkness, we will never be forsaken. Hear
our voice loud and clear.
in memory of Malka Feiga bat Nosson
“Please G-d, let me partner with You
and go beyond my constrictions to a
place of expansiveness. Everything that
happens is part of Your perfect training
& development program for me. Help me
respond in the most noble way- help me
judge favorably, have compassion, let go
of having to be in control and give it
over to You, G-d. Please bless me with
an amazing year of walking with YOU.”
1. G-D, You have an incredible
vision for all of humanity and for me. I
want to fulfill Your vision of greatness
for me more and more. Please show me
what I most need to see gently.
2. I want to recognize the gifts in
my life and see the totality of the life
You gave me, the blessings and the
challenges, as an expression of Your
love. Please fill my heart with
3. I want to transcend my greatest
obstacles to fulfill Your vision for me.
Please help me partner with You and go
from a place of constraints to a place
4. Please bless me with all the
resources I need to fulfill Your vision
for me. (health, clarity,
relationships, a job, place to live
5. I want to make You King by living
myself more according to Your Definition
of reality and Your instructions for
living. Please guide me.
6. I resolve that I want to be
connected to You, G-D, as the source of
my wellbeing in life. And not rely on
ANYTHING or ANYONE else. Please help me
remember that no one else has power.
7. I resolve that this moment is the
dawn of a new era in my life.
I stand before You, the Creator of
the Universe, my loving Father, I look
at the Rosh Hashanah prayer and of
course I want to be connected to You as
the source of all life, and be the
beautiful person You created me to be; I
definitely don’t want any of the
mistaken choices of the past to stand in
the way. Please help me repair whatever
needs fixing. I want this year to be
greater than any year I’ve ever had and
I want to be a bigger person than I’ve
ever been. Not just for my own sake but
for the Jewish people and humanity.
Please help me ask for the right things
and help me understand Your loving
I want today to be the dawn of a new
era in my life.
G-d, You know what I’m facing inside and
outside, please help me. “
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(24 - 35 months) - A lively half-hour
of songs, stories, fingerplays,
movement and a short film for
a child accompanied by an adult.
Fridays at 10:00
am (12-23 months) - Programs of
songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes
and board books for very young
readers accompanied by a parent
Workshop: Thursdays at
10:00-11:15 (12-35 months)
A special program that encourages
parents to play, sing and do finger
plays with their children. Specialists
in the fields of Speech and Hearing,
Behavior and Development, Nutrition,
and Dance/Movement are available
at various sessions. Registration
is required and is being accepted
in the children's room.
with Arnold Rosenbaum:
Wednesdays at 1:00pm
The Defining Moment - FDR's First
Hundred Days and the Triumph of
Hope by Jonathan Alter. January
Economic Problems Facing the Middle
Class .Mr. Rosenbaum will present
his thoughts on the socioeconomic
problems facing the American middle
class. March 14
Be The Food of Love...Shakespeare
In Love: Sunday, January
7 at 2:30pm. New York jazz vocalist
Christiana Drapkin celebrates
the beauty and power of William
Shakespeare's poetry and presents
it in lively, sometimes haunting,
jazz arrangements. The songs are
direct quotations from Shakespeare's
plays. Tickets required.
and American Art:
January 8 at 1:00 pm. Picasso
is acknowledged by many as the
central figure of the modern movement.
Art historian Mary Vahey will
examine the sometimes worshipful,
sometimes testy relationship between
American artists and the Picasso,
the immensely inventive Spaniard.
January 17 at 1:00pm. Corliss
Whitney, the honorary historian
of the Rockette Alumnae, shares
poignant stories about her years
as a Rockette during the 40's
Way to Health - Humor
Therapy: Wednesday, January 24
at 1:00pm. A presentation that
will focus on the latest studies
that scientifically prove and
explain how and why laughter IS
the best medicine.
Does Merman: Sunday February
4 at 2:30pm. Songs and stories
celebrating Ethel Mermans brilliant
career will be brought to PPL
by vocalist Lisa Berman. Tickets
and Ancient Land of Contrasts:
Thursday, February 8 at 1:00pm.
Through lecture and slides, Sally
Wendkos Olds will guide you on
a journey to another world of
exotic beauty and ancient splendor.
and/or Poets: Wednesday,
February 14 at 1:00pm. Arnie Rosenbaum
will share the poetic lyrics of
Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and
Larry Hart. You decide if the
great lyricists of the 20th century
really were master poets.
Tiffany and Laurelton Hall
An Artists Country Estate: Monday,
March 19 at 1:00pm. Ines Powell,
Metropolitan Museum of Art educator,
will present an illustrated lecture
which will bring together many
of the architectural elements
and design features of Tiffany's
extraordinary country estate in
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