Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Abq Jewish Trifecta! One Day Only!

When It Rains, It Pours:  It is Abq Jew's responsibility, honor, and distinct pleasure to announce that on Sunday, July 17th, too many events are going on in the Abq Jewish community and he won't be able or qualified to attend them all.

Abq Jew hereby defines "too many" as "three".  That's right - the Abq Jewish community has finally hit the Trifecta!

You can read all about these events on Abq Jew's Calendar, and follow all upcoming events on Abq Jew's Upcoming Events page.  But Abq Jew is going to help you out and repeat it all right here.

The first major event - and the most important - is new-to-Abq Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld's lecture, Being Human - Living Creature or More?, at Congregation Albert.  This will be Rabbi Rosenfeld's first community event, and it is incumbent on us all to welcome him.  Why is this the day's most important event?  See below:  "A light breakfast will be served.  There is no fee ...."

Medical Ethics & Jewish Values
Being Human
Being Human - Living Creature or More? @ Congregation Albert
Sun 17 July 2011 @ 10:00 am 

What It Is:  The Louis and Frances Levin Memorial Lecture on Medical Ethics and Jewish Values, to be delivered by incoming Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld.  A light breakfast will be served.  There is no fee for this program, but reservations are required.
RSVP:  Please contact the Office at (505) 883-1818 or  

The second major event is also very important - but doesn't seem to include free food.  At the Albuquerque JCC, a mere 2.05 miles (4 minutes, per MapQuest)  away from Congregation Albert, Schelly Talalay Dardashti of Tracing The Tribe and the Genealogy Blog will be giving a talk on Social Media for 21st Century Genealogists.  Schelly is our local Jewish Gen maven, and it's always worthwhile hearing what she has to say.

Genealogy Presentation
Social Media for 21st Century Genealogists @ Albuquerque JCC
@ Sun 17 July 2011 @ 10:00 am 
What It Is:  Noted genealogist Schelly Talalay Dardashti (Tracing The Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog) will present Social Media for 21st Century Genealogists. After the presentation, attendees will be invited to form a steering committee to plan monthly meetings of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Genealogy Group.
The third major event is only important if you're Jewish and single, the relative of a Jewish single, the friend of a Jewish single, or the parent of a Jewish single who is hoping for grandchildren and soon, please G-d, while we're still alive.  This probably includes just about all of us, although only those who are truly Jewish and single may attend.

Jewish Singles Event
JCC Singles Event
Fun in the Sun, Made in the Shade @ Albuquerque JCC
@ Sun 17 July 2011 @ 3:00 pm

What It Is: CALLING ALL SINGLES: Gen Y, Gen X, and Boomers
Sun Seekers 3-5 pm: We will start off with volleyball and ultimate Frisbee on the JCC field. The pool will also be open for anyone who wants to take a dip or a splash.

Shade Seekers 3-5 pm: We will feature the 2010 film The Social Network in the J auditorium.

Everyone 5-7 pm: We will all gather inside for drinks and a light dinner. Next we’ll enjoy Ana Loiselle, a life coach who is a dynamic and exciting speaker. 
Then we’ll split into groups according to age range to plan our next events: hikes, dinner clubs, happy hours, sporting events, etc! info:  Fee: $10 includes everything. Just bring a change of clothes if you are planning on swimming.  Please come and bring any and all friends! We are going to have an afternoon of fun in and out of the sun!
RSVP:  Online at, or contact Robin Weiner at (505) 348-4518 or

Attention, Abq Jewish organizations, institutions, and individuals!  Abq Jew would like to point out that Sunday, July 24th is wide open.  Yes, it's during the Three Weeks (between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha b'Av) , but it's not during the (last) Nine Days.  Just sayin' ....

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