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Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

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Lunch and Learn: Israel: Snapshot from a December Visit — plus: OZ’s Participation in the ADL’s “Kulanu” Antisemitism Program & How You Can Be Involved

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Landing in Israel. Photo by Naomi Barell

Because of a serious health issue facing a member of her family, our planned January Lunch & Learn speaker, Janie Cohen, will need to reschedule her talk on Holocaust related art and photography until later in the year.

Fortunately, we have two speakers who will be filling in — both of whom will be sharing information we feel you’ll find both informative and quite timely in nature.

Israel: Snapshot from a December Visit. An illustrated talk by Naomi Barell.

Naomi Barell, OZ’s Director of Youth Education, recently returned from a week-long visit to Israel. While there, Naomi was able to get a first-hand sense of everyday life during these challenging times. Her visit included volunteering; visiting Hostage Square; and having lots of conversation and cooking with her son who is currently serving with the IDF on Israel’s northern border. Naomi will share her experiences and photos.

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OZ’s Participation in the ADL’s “Kulanu” Antisemitism Program & How You Can Be Involved. A short informational presentation by Lila Shapero.

OZ member Lila Shapero is helping coordinate the synagogue’s participation in Kulanu, a program sponsored by the ADL that aims to empower OZ (and other participating synagogues) in combatting antisemitism. Lila will give you an overview of Kulanu, and explain how you can be involved.

As usual, lunch by chef Valerie Philmus will be served promptly at NOON, with the talks (including time for some Q&A) running from 12:15 till about 1pm. Remember, we suggest a cash donation of $10 per person, or whatever works best for you, to cover our food costs. Hope to see you at OZ on Thursday, January 18th.

Please be sure to register to attend so we can know how much food needs to be prepared.

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About OZ’s Lunch and Learns

We gather at Ohavi Zedek’s Social Hall as an in-person event from noon to 1:15. (We are not using Zoom unless conditions change.)

A delicious lunch will be offered. Monthly speakers will cover 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.

The program is free, with an option to make a donation to support our programming.

Upcoming Lunch And Learns:


January 18
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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Ohavi Zedek
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