Friday, April 19, 2013

The Baal Shem Tov in Santa Fe

A Few Things To Do On Sunday:  Planning to sleep all day Shabbos to recover from The Klezmatics @ The KiMo? Or planning to attend shul In Honor of the JFKs? Whatever you think your plans are - the New Mexico Jewish community has even better plans for you.

Starting with the Baal Shem Tov, who will be speaking Sunday at Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe. (If we can see Elijah in Albuquerque, why not ... ?) Oh ....

The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society invites you to join psychologist Dr Karen Milstein as she explores What’s in a Name: the Baal Shem from the Shtetl to New Mexico.

What's in a Name
The Baal Shem
from the Shtetl to New Mexico

Dr Karen Milstein
Sunday April  21 ~  2:00 pm
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe

The Baal Shem was a name given to healers in the shtetl, and the Baal Shem Tov became the most famous, as well as being the founder of Hasidism. She will talk about the name/title and how it was used in the Jewish community.

Dr Milstein’s grandfather’s family name was Baal Shem before migrating to the Americas and settling in Montreal. Dr Milstein eventually settled in New Mexico and has continued that tradition of healing.

We have access to a recent documentary on the life of the Baal Shem Tov that could be scheduled in relation to this talk if appropriate.


Other events on Sunday include, but are by no means limited to:


All righty, then ... let's close out the week with Chava Alberstein & Bethany Yarrow & The Klezmatics!

Shabbat Shalom, Albuquerque!
Good Shabbos, New Mexico!

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