Bat Yam celebrates its unique relationship with Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, our synagogue home for over 25 years.  In addition to an annual pulpit exchange, Rabbi Fuchs co-teaches classes with Dr. John Danner, Senior Pastor of the Church.  Our two congregations have become a larger family of faith.  We are proud of this wonderful interfaith relation.
 

 

BAT YAM IN THE COMMUNITY

Rabbi James Rudin will deliver the first BIG ARTS Talking Points Lecture on February 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the Strauss Theater. The topic will be “1968: A Momentous and Defining Year in American History That Marked the Beginning of a Pivotal Change in American Politics.“

 

He will also teach two series of BIG ARTS Winter Academy classes. The first series, on Wednesdays, February 5, 12, and 19, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Strauss Theatre, will be “Three Women Who Permanently Changed America: Susan B. Anthony, Emma Goldman, and Margaret Sanger.” The topic for the second series, on Wednesdays, March 4,

11, and 18, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., also at the Strauss Theater, will be “How the American, French, and Russian Revolutions Transformed Our World.”

 

The price for the Talking Points lecture is $20. The price for the three-part series is $80. Call the BIG ARTS box office at 239-395-0900 for tickets.

TO FANS OF BAT YAM ACCOMPANIST ABIGAIL ALLISON…

 

Abbey Allison on piano, her husband Shawn Allison on saxophone and vocals, and guitarist David Dust will present “Jazz Lessons and Carols” on Sunday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. in the SCUCC sanctuary. Refreshments will be served afterwards in Fellowship Hall.

 

The holiday readings, which focus on social-justice, will be from poetry by Maya Anjelou and Langston Hughes; sermons by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Ramirez; and works by other poets, orators, and theologians. Shawn Allison, Abbey Allison, and David Dust will perform on December 15.

The trio will play wonderful jazz arrangements of holiday music: ballads, gospel, folk, pop, and classical. There will also be carol singing. Pastors John Danner and Deb Kunkel will participate.