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Come join us for a potluck dinner and board game evening at Temple on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  All ages are welcome! 

Games will also be provided for everyone to enjoy (Ticket to Ride, Splendor, and Apples to Apples - just to name a few).  If you have a favorite game that you want to share, please do! We love learning new games!

Smoked chicken will be provided for sandwiches by Todd Gordon and Tara McNamara.  It is requested that a side dish or desert is brought to share with the group. Havdalah service will be held to start the evening.

Come have fun and relax with games!


Meet Artist Rita Blitt!  Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm Shabbat Service

Rita Blitt is a Jewish artist from Kansas City.  Much of her artwork is about to receive a new home in a permanent exhibit at the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University.  A new art space is currently being created for the art. The opening will be on November 3 at 4:30 pm. Rita has invited our community to attend the opening.

Rita will be speaking at Temple on Friday, October 27 during our 7:30 pm service. We will watch a short film about her artwork, and she will talk about her art and its connection with spirituality for her.

About Rita: Rita Blitt is an internationally renowned, award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, who cares deeply about people and creating a more harmonious world. Her work celebrates her love of nature, music, dance and the spontaneous flow of movement captured in the drawn gesture. Her deeply felt lines have become paintings up to 33 feet wide, sculpture up to 60 feet tall and the inspiration for her films. When making her lines, she feels as though she’s dancing on paper.



Sunday, October 29 at 10:30 am in the Temple Library

A talk with Harriet Lerner and Cheryl Lester

Attendance is limited to the first 25 people who RSVP to the Temple office.


     We're all imperfect human beings and the need to give and receive apologies is with us until our very last breath.  Dr. Harriet Lerner and Dr. Cheryl Lester are excited to lead us in a conversation about the healing power of the good apology and the pain of the absent or bad apology.  We'll go wherever the conversation takes us, including the challenge of forgiving (or not) the non-apologetic offender. Reading Why Won't You Apologize? is encouraged, but by no means required. Dr. Lerner also will sell copies of the paperback version of the book on this day.

     Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. served as a staff psychologist at Menninger for several decades before moving to Lawrence where she has a private practice.  Harriet is the author of 12 books, including the NYTimes Bestseller, The Dance of Anger, and she's best known for her scholarly work on the psychology of women and family dynamics.

      Cheryl Lester, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Kansas, where she has served on the faculty since 1987. Cheryl teaches, translates, and writes about how ideas and beliefs are shaped and debated in language, literature and culture and is best known for her scholarly work on representations of race in the writings of William Faulkner.

     This discussion is sponsored by the Temple’s Endlich Fund.