JCC Newsletter – Bo

Happy New Year! We hope you had a good year-end holiday and you and your loved ones are healthy.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announces the official logo for the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the State of Israel in 2022.
This logo expresses our desire to further advance toward the future the bilateral relations, which have been dramatically flourishing in recent years based on the ties of a 70-year friendship.
We look forward to events commemorating this milestone in 2022. More on the logo on the MOFA site 

Five New Books Celebrating Jewish-Asian Relations
Throughout history, members of the Jewish diaspora have called parts of Asia their home and members of the Asian community have made Judaism their spiritual home. Five books published in 2021 explore that rich history. In the spirit of the holiday season, AJC’s Asia Pacific Institute is delighted to present this reading list for those looking to learn more about the fascinating ties between Asian and Jewish cultures. If you would like to learn more about ACJ you can contact Jerry Rosenberg, our Asia Pacific Institute representative

Information on services will be forthcoming.


Lehrhaus Lecture Series presented by Jerry Rosenberg
The History of Jews in Japan
When did Jews first come to Japan? Who started the JCJ? When were the most Jews living in Japan? These and other often asked questions will be answered in this presentation. Long-time member and former JCJ president Jerry Rosenberg will share his years of knowledge and give you a new insight into the history of our community.
Date: Thursday, January 13
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Venue: Zoom
Meeting ID: 812 974 21327
Passcode: 18

Lehrhaus Lecture Series presented by Jack Halpern
The Adventures of a 12-Language Polyglot — the joys and pains of learning a new language —
by Jack Halpern, head The CJK Dictionary Institute and director the Japan Yiddish Club
Date: Thursday, February 3
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Venue: JCJ Lounge

Purim Bash – live Klezmer music and more!
Save the date: March 16, 2022 at the JCJ

If you have an idea for an event or a topic you would like to share with others, please reach out to Events chair Sherry Greenfield at sherry@greenfield.net

Yiddish Club with Jack Halpern
Started meeting monthly in person at the JCJ. Please contact Jack at jack@cjki.org if you are interested to join. All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Much more than just language, the club enjoys exploring Yiddish culture as well.
Shabbat dinner bentos for takeout and other Jewish goodies such as bagels, taboule, babaganoush and mandelbrot cookies are available for order from our website. Details here
Shabbat dinner bento https://jccjapan.jp/shabbat-dinner-sign-up/
Jewish goodies https://jccjapan.jp/goodies-order/

Rabbi Andrew, Tali and Asher are away 11/22-1/20. We miss them, although not as much as their families have missed meeting their newest grandson.

Shabbat Parshat Bo
Candle Lighting: 4:25 pm
Havdala: 5:38pm