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There's a lot of Jewish things happening in Albuquerque and beyond, a lot of things to plan for, a lot of things not to miss.


Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival   

The Sturgeon Queens @ CCA Santa Fe @ Sun 07 September 2014 @ 11:00 am

The Sturgeon Queens

What It Is: The third and never-say-final film in the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival's Summer Films series .

100-year-old Hattie Russ Gold and her sister 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman have life stories that hit all the key notes of the New York Jewish immigrant experience, including a little “tsuris”. They are the two surviving daughters from the famed lox and herring emporium Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side.

The Sturgeon Queens, winner of the Audience Choice Awards at the San Diego and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festivals, is their family’s story. With customers like Morley Safer, Calvin Trillin and Mario Batali, it’s no wonder Russ & Daughters is still going strong 100 years later. 

Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
1050 Old Pecos Trail   
Santa Fe, NM 87505    (505) 982-1338

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Community Selichot Service 

Community Selichot Service @ Congregation B'nai Israel
                                                                         @ Sat 20 September 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Selichot 2014

What It Is: The Albuquerque Jewish community's annual observance of Selichot, with special guests - violinists Jeff & Ian Brody. 

The service will be led by Rabbis Deborah Brin, Arthur Flicker, Min Kantrowitz and Harry Rosenfeld and Cantor Barbara Finn.

Woven within the traditional prayers and liturgy will be musical interludes by violinists Jeff Brody and his son Ian. Their repertoire will include an arrangement of Shalom Aleichem, niguns, selections by Ernest Bloch and the Bruch Kol Nidre.

Meditation service at 7:00, Havdalah at 7:30. At 7:45, a discussion of the musical themes of the High Holy Days, conducted by Cantor Barbara Finn. Then classes on High Holy Days traditions and practices, taught by the four rabbis.

Selichot service at 9:00, and our traditional reception, sponsored by the Yudin Selichot Memorial Fund, at 9:45. The Bobrick family, assisted by Sisterhood members, will prepare the delicious buffet for this part of the evening.

Albuquerque JCC Visiting Author Series  

Visiting Authors @ Albuquerque JCC @ Sun 19 October through Wed 29 October 2014

2014 Visiting Authors

There Is No Why Here 

Holocaust Photographs of Karl Koenig @ Albuquerque Photographers' Gallery 
                                                               @ Sat 16 August thru Tue 30 September 2014

There Is No Why Here
Daniel Levenson Veterinarian
Betty Osoff-Hannagan
Wright's Indian Art
Jon Bell CPA
Brian Spinnato, Financial Advisor
Sharon's Gourmet To Go
New Mexicast
There is no why here
Nahalat Shalom Elul Retreat
Gaon Writers Workshop

What It Is: The first New Mexico exhibit of the Holocaust photographs of Karl Koenig, author of Fragments: Architecture of the Holocaust, An Artist's Journey Through the Camps.

When Italian chemist Primo Levi arrived at Auschwitz, after a winter train ride jammed into unheated box cars with 650 other Jews, he was thirsty. Hanging from the eave of a building were icicles. Levi asked a guard if he could have one. The guard said, “No”. Levi asked why. The guard responded, “There is no why here.”

Art often doesn't need a name or a word to explain something. 

Seventy years later there is still no “why”
in the remains of the Nazi extermination camps. 

Artist Karl Koenig's photographs stand as haunting,
evocative portrayals of the senseless evil. 

Over a span of ten years, from 1994-2004, he photographed what was left of the camps and turned those photographs into unique art works that give viewers a glimpse, a fragment, of what the camps were.  

Gaon Books' Writers Workshop 

Workshop on Narrative Writing @ Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos @ Mon-Thu 27-30 October 2014 

Gaon Writers Workshop

What It Is: Be inspired to be your best by an Award Winning Workshop Team in this Historic House that has inspired writers from D.H. Lawrence to Willa Cather, Carl Jung, and Margaret Sanger among others and artists from Georgia O'Keefe to Ansel Adams, Martha Graham and Dennis Hopper. It is an American treasure with an important role in American writing and the arts.

Telling Your Story. How do you effectively narrate the story you have to tell? You might be writing fiction, historical fiction, memoir, family history, or narrative non-fiction, and we will guide you to the best writing practices on how to narrate your story and engage the reader to stay with you until you complete it. 

We will read the best narratives in various styles of contemporary literature and see what makes them work. You will come away a better writer and narrator.

The Workshop. The Workshop includes daily writing workshop sessions, workshop materials, individual coaching on your manuscript, and time to socialize with other authors and reflect/work on your writing project. When you register, we will send an initial set of materials, and we will give you the final workshop materials in Taos.

This workshop/retreat will include time for writing, reading work, and book discussions. Unstructured time will be available for individual writing and reading, rest, and a chance to explore Taos. 

This workshop will be an inspiring combination of creativity and writing skills mixed with the beauty of the Rockies in October. You will make friends and contacts in the world of writing who will be a part of your future.

This is a workshop/retreat, and you will have time for work and retreat fun. We will review manuscripts and recommend venues to pursue for publication. 

As you register, we request that you send your name and contact information to Gaon Books, plus a statement of where you are in the writing process and what you would like to achieve in the workshop. 

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Presents 

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society 2014 Fall Conference @ Albuquerque JCC @ Sat-Sun 15-16 November 2014

NMJHS Fall Conference

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