Searching Jewish Treasures, November 8 Program at JGSCV

Meeting: JGS of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV)--California,(USA) Sunday, November 8 2009 at 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Program: "Searching For Jewish Treasures"

Shimon Paskow, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks, has spent a lifetime looking for Jewish history in books and manuscripts. He will talk on his antiquities and show some of the artifacts, including a Hebrew Haggadah printed in Venezia, Italy with a page of "approval from theInquisitor" (from the era of the Inquisition), a Sephardic prayer bookwritten in Hebrew with a page in Portuguese. It includes the names of the people who produced the book, which are as genealogically interesting as the book itself and a scroll with a child's prayer for its parents. Rabbi Paskow will discuss and show a variety of interesting "Jewish Treasures".

Speaker: Rabbi Shimon Paskow, was ordained a Rabbi by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He has served as chaplain in the United States Army, and is a Colonel in the US Army Reserves Retired. Rabbi Paskow served as spiritual leader of Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks, from 1969 and currently serves as Rabbi Emeritus.

We will have a 15 minute 'schmoozing session" starting before the meeting--this is for all attendees to share anything they want- so plan to arrive by 1:10 PM.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and B. To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website, and look under traveling library. The books are available starting 30 minutes before the program to 30 minutes after the program.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more information:

Jan Meisels Allen President, JGSCV

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