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Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

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Lunch And Learn – Music of the Old North End: Telling the Neighborhood’s Story Through Music

December 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Music of the Old North End: Telling the Neighborhood’s Story Through Music // a musical lunch hour with Brian Perkins

Brian Perkins is a performing musician and music educator. As a founding member of the Vermont’s Atlantic Crossing he has developed, performed, and recorded repertoire highlighting the immigrant traditions of our region, including that of Burlington’s historic Jewish community centered in the Old North End.

For more about Brian: http://www.brianperkinsmusic.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: Search and Rescue in the Central Mediterranean

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

Long- time OZ member and Vermont Certified Nurse-Midwife Jade Kaplan will discuss her work in April 2023 as a volunteer midwife on the medical team of the humanitarian search and rescue ship Humanity 1. Through a series of slides, Kaplan will illustrate her experience onboard, including her training; the crisis facing migrants desperate to reach Europe; and the rescue of 69 refugees that occurred during her month onboard. She will also discuss some of the causes of this migrant crisis.…

Lunch and Learn: Artists & the Holocaust: Documentation, Memory, Elegy

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

Janie Cohen, past Director of UVM’s Fleming Museum, will speak about the work of a number of artists who experienced the Holocaust directly or indirectly and the varied relationships of their experience to their art. Cohen will discuss, among others, Henryk Ross, who clandestinely photographed life in the Lodz ghetto while serving as the Jewish Council’s official photographer, and Hannelore Baron, a New York artist who witnessed Kristallnacht as a child and then escaped from Germany with her family. View…

Lunch and Learn: A Look at Burlington’s Key Housing-Related Initiatives

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

Since 2021, the City of Burlington has been working to implement a 10-point housing action plan. The plan includes major housing-related initiatives for institutions (such as UVM); for the South End; and for City-wide implementation. City of Burlington Planning Director Meagan Tuttle and/or other Planning Department staff, will update us on these housing initiatives, and will be available to hear your comments and answer your questions about housing-related issues that Burlington is facing.. View and Print our Lunch & Learn…

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!



December 20, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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