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Check Out The Yiddish Club!

by / Tuesday, 01 December 2015 / Published in News/Blog

Hat’s off to our resident Dr. Sarah Roth Lieberman for heading up “The Yiddish Club” here at Springhouse. Sarah Leiberman: resident, friend and educator has been doing an excellent job helping to lead this group. Sarah has a PhD from Boston University in Theological Studies, was married to the late Rabbi Alvin Lieberman and taught courses at local colleges including Brandeis University.

You ask what is this club all about? In Sarah’s own words the goal of the club is “to make a community out of this group, whether Jewish or not.” To educate, enlighten, promote thoughtful discussions and encourage residents to participate and share in the different thoughts and ideas. The name was derived from the old Yiddish club at Springhouse, in which they did speak Yiddish but over time became a “cultural club” rather than a “Yiddish club” with no new name. Suggestions are welcome!

The club meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for one hour. Anyone can come. The agenda for each meeting is different. They have guest speakers (Rabbi’s, Doctors, adult children of residents speaking of recent trips to Israel, even museum curator’s etc.). The group reviews books, newspapers and magazine articles, all with a Judaic theme. More importantly Sarah has engaged several of our residents to participate, help plan or lead their own discussion for the group.

 More recently Sarah helped plan and run the Jewish Holiday services here at Springhouse. Sarah thoughtfully put a service and program together for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Putting her technical knowledge to use she was able to download an application for her IPAD to play the different sounds of the Shofar (a rams horn used during High Holiday services). Programs were printed for the services that can now be used year after year.

Thank you to Sarah and our Springhouse residents for sharing their time and knowledge to make this club fun, engaging and educational at the same time. Come check it out Tuesdays at 11:00 am!