Picture1Sunday, October 25, 12:30 p.m. in the McGinness Room; light lunch provided
Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is an Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, “a child of both identities.” Mohammad will combine his unique, authentic perspective with his contextual knowledge of the realities in Israel. This will be coupled with descriptions of hope and actual progress currently taking place in Israel.

Mohammad brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Eastern present and future. He holds a B.A from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M.A. in Public Administration from Hartford University, and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Management from Haifa University. He is considered a leading expert on Jewish-Arab relations. Mohammad has lectured internationally, received numerous awards, and frequently appears on Arab Satellite TV news programs analyzing current Israeli political and social trends.

Sponsored by MLUC Justice in the Middle East:

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PrimeTime Adventurers and the Retired Men's Luncheon will resume in September. Get a sneak peak of who our guest speakers will be on September 16 and 17.

Picture1The next session of MLUC Donation Yoga is set to begin: Saturdays, September 19 to December 19 (no class on 11/28 or 12/12). Classes will be held in the Children's Rec Room on the lower level of the church, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Please mark your calendars! This session, we are trying something a little different by offering two types of classes - beginner and intermediate.

Beginner Yoga

This class is geared toward individuals who do not have any experience with yoga and/or who have experience but would prefer a more slow-paced, gentle practice.

Intermediate Yoga

This class is geared toward yogis who have experience and prefer more movement and some challenge in their practice.

Details

The first class of this upcoming session (September 19) will be Beginner Yoga, and the second will be Intermediate Yoga (September 26). We will alternate in the weeks moving forward. Of course, keep in mind that you are welcome to attend all of the classes no matter your level of practice! E-mail Noelle Hammerbacher () to receive weekly reminders and class details for the upcoming Saturday.

We hope to see you there!

Are you a fan of Harry Potter?

How about engaging our children in social justice? I have found an amazing, brand new curriculum for 4th and 5th graders that uses the wizarding world of Harry Potter as a vehicle to engage children in social justice work. I am looking for people who are interested in helping me bring this program to our kids at both the 9 and 11 time slots on Sunday. If you might be interested, please let me know! Contact Rev. Julie-Ann ()

Spirit Play Trainingsspiritplay

As of now, all spots are taken for our August 8 training at MLUC. However, another training has been scheduled for the preceding Saturday, August 1, in Cherry Hill.

If you were interested in our training but had a schedule conflict, please let Este (), our Religious Education Assistant, know ASAP so she can register you for the August 1 training. Register before it fills up!

We are thrilled to see how much interest there is in Spirit Play!