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SCW Friday
Guest Speaker

will offer the talk:
Preventing the Destruction of Our Environment: A Jewish View...

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30pm

It is with pride and pleasure that the officers and board of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck announce that the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, Senior U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of New York and longtime Honorary Trustee of Temple Emanuel, will speak from the pulpit, Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. He will offer the talk: Preventing the Destruction of Our Environment: A Jewish View."
For almost fifty years, Jack B. Weinstein has championed an independent judiciary. As a federal district judge (and later chief judge) he has written, lectured, and testified about the importance of fostering strong, free-thinking jurists in the U.S. courts. As a young judge, he exerted his independence by eschewing the traditional black robe in the courtroom (except for ceremonial occasions), and as a senior judge he continued to go his own way by refusing to hear drug cases because he disagreed with federal sentencing guidelines. (He has written that the strict sentences imposed in drug cases often do not fit the crime...and have not proven to be an appropriate or effective deterrent.) Weinstein's independence has also manifested itself in his innovative approach to the organization and disposition of mass tort cases (large-scale personal injury litigation); he has been a central figure in mass tort litigation related to subjects such as the chemical known as Agent Orange and silicon breast implants. Judge Weinstein signed the brief with Thurgood Marshall in the 1954 Brown case desegregaing schools, and helped desegregate New York's schools by his decisions. He also wrote the Supreme Court brief for one man/one vote for Nassau County and was active in the fight to eliminate gerrymandering.
Speaking to his colleagues who had gathered at Brooklyn Law School to celebrate his 40th anniversary on the bench, he put it simply: "A judge should be concerned about the dignity and welfare of every person who appears in court."
A brief service precedes the talk. A Q&A follows.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission is Free. Call 516.482.5701 for information.


Selihot Concert & Service
preceded by festive Dessert Reception in the Emanuel ballroom

Love's in the Music of the Holy Days—
with Cantor Bernard Fitch, Cantorial Soloists & Instrumentalists,
featuring some of your favorite solos, duets & ensembles from opera, operetta & American Musical Theatre, by composers from Handel to Johann Strauss and Lerner & Loewe

Saturday evening,
September 24, 2016 at 7:00pm

The officers and members of the board of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck cordially invite the Great Neck and surrounding community to attend its traditional Selihot concert and service on Saturday evening, September 24 (2016). The event will begin in the synagogue ballroom at 7:00 p.m. with a festive dessert reception. Then, members and guests will move into the sanctuary where they will enjoy the stirring voices of Cantor Bernard Fitch and cantorial soloists of the Emanuel Choir: Maria Whisenand, Erin Kemp, Ronald Morton and Thomas Stallone. In addition there will be ensemble playing and accompaniment by Stanislav Nikolov, violinist; Stepan Dadourian, flutist, and music director, organist and pianist, David Graf.
This year, the concert, entitled "Love's in the Music for the Holy Days," will include a varied and entertaining program of solos, duets and ensembles from opera, operetta and American musical theater by composers from Handel to Johann Strauss and Lerner and Loewe.
Immediately following the concert, Rabbi Robert S. Widom, Rabbi Ronnie Kehati, Cantor Bernard Fitch and the Emanuel Choir, accompanied by David Graf at the organ, will offer the Selihot Service, concluding at 10:00 p.m. with a coffee hour.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission is free. Call 516.482.5701 to RSVP and for information.