Jewish cemeteries are one of the most overlooked Jewish resources that provide history about the community.
Rabbi Joshua L. Segal, the author of A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery: A Spiritual Journey to the Past, Present, and Future, and the Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Betenu, Amherst, NH, will speak on Jewish cemeteries and their place in the community. One of the greatest mitzvahs is for a Jew to bury their dead. Beyond the particulars about the deceased, important for genealogists, monument inscriptions also include references to the Jewish holidays, the Jewish calendar, the Bible, and more. They also include art, history, and culture. Rabbi Segal’s talk will help us understand how Jewish cemeteries provide history about the Jewish community and its practices, and will explore the secret to enjoying Jewish cemeteries.
The Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men’s Club is proud to sponsor Rabbi Segal’s presentation which will be preceded by our Monthly Sunday Breakfast at 9:30 AM. Our kitchen crew will be preparing a sumptuous feast of eggs, potatoes, bagels, lox and whitefish salad with veggies, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. The cost for breakfast is $8.00 for Men’s Club members and $12 for non-members. For more information, and to RSVP for breakfast (please), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men's Club