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188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

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Lunch And Learn – Choosing Action against Fascism: the Dutch and Us

November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Choosing Action against Fascism: the Dutch and Us // a conversation with Mary Fillmore

How did the Dutch respond to the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands? A handful of people resisted, a larger number collaborated, and most went along with the program by minding their own business and trying to keep their own families safe. How did people move from passivity to action?

Mary Dingee Fillmore is the author of An Address in Amsterdam, an award-winning historical novel about a young Jewish woman in the resistance.

For more about Mary: https://maryfillmore.com/

About OZ’s Lunch and Learns:

Returning to Ohavi Zedek’s Social Hall as an in-person event! (No Zoom unless conditions change.)

A delicious lunch will be offered. Speakers covering a wide range of topics. Seating will be available for those who want to stay masked and not join us for lunch. Our goal is for everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy the talks.

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Upcoming Lunch And Learns:

Lunch and Learn: Preserving & Sharing Yiddish Literature & Culture: The Role of the Yiddish Book Center

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue 188 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT, United States

Zvi Jankelowitz, the Yiddish Book Center’s Director of Institutional Advancement, will share with us highlights of “Yiddish: A Global Culture,” the Center’s new permanent exhibition, and explain how the Center is at the forefront of technological advances, ensuring the accessibility of Yiddish books to Yiddish and non-Yiddish readers. Zvi will share clips from the Wexler Oral History Project, a growing collection of more than 1,200 video interviews about Yiddish language and culture -- and will also give us a glimpse…

Lunch and Learn: The Two Lives of Henrietta Szold

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue 188 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT, United States

Henrietta Szold was one of the most important Jewish leaders of the 20th century. Her long life, from 1860 to 1945, spanned some of the most turbulent years in modern history. The events of that time shaped the lives of millions of people and are woven into the fabric of Szold’s life story. Long-time OZ member Linda Kopper, who serves as President of Hadassah Vermont, will explore the “two lives” of Henrietta Szold, and discuss how her legacy lives on…

Lunch and Learn: The Forgotten History of Barre’s Jewish Community

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue 188 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT, United States

With deep ties to Burlington and Montpelier, Barre’s Jewish families nevertheless forged their own singular identity in a diverse environment of Yankees, Italians, French Canadians, Scots, Spanish, Syrians and other vibrant ethnic groups. Dr. (and Rabbi) Carol Harris-Shapiro (who is also a part-time resident of Barre) will share some of the unique stories of Barre’s Jewish residents and the life of their community, based on information she has gathered from interviews, books and articles, and genealogical research. View and Print…


Judy Hershberg wrote…
It is my pleasure to announce that Wayne Senville has graciously consented to take over the
reins at Lunch & Learn, the once-a-month program that I have been honored to chair since
2007. It was time for a change, and Wayne is eminently qualified to step in and continue to
seek out speakers and presentations that reflect our Jewish and community interests.
Wayne, who holds a law degree and a Master’s in City Planning, came to Vermont in 1988 with
his family to accept the position of Director of Local and Regional Planning Assistance in the VT
Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs. He subsequently founded a citizen planners journal,
which gained nationwide readership, and was the recipient of many awards and honors in the
planning field. Attuned to social justice, both he and his wife, Lila Shapero, continue to have an
active voice in neighborhood and community issues, and beyond. Wayne himself was a Lunch &
Learn presenter in 2008 (“Across America on Route 50: Conversations with Citizens and
Planners on the State of Our Cities & Towns) and again in 2019 (“How the 1903 Kishinev
Pogrom Shocked the World”). Look for an exciting L&L series in 2022/23, with innovative ideas, including panel discussions. A shift from Thursdays to Tuesdays, too!



November 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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