TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008
Saturday, 6/14 - Sang for the Bar Mitzvah in the morning. Attended Studio Vivace performance at the Trinity Episcopal Church in the afternoon. I was a panelist on the LGBTQ panel after the showing of the film "The Bible Tells Me So". On Sunday went out to sing at the Massry (an assisted living facility connected to the nursing home, Daughters of Sarah). Monday morning went down with other members of the Save Them Now Board to visit the Exodus Program - Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. - on 104th between Lexington & 3rd Aves - in Spanish Harlem (where I am told by a song: there is a rose or Rose). On the way back in the car I held my over-the-telephone class for Dorot: University Without Walls - 7 students connected in a conference call - the course (this was the last day) was called: "Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish!" about how Jewish melodies both sacred and secular have entered the American Songbook over the past 10 decades. Today, Tuesday, got my wheels changed, aligned, also got oil changed and air filter changed - my car that is, not me - tho I wouldn't mind a couple of new wheels under my brain! I will try and write about some of these experiences in detail as they were quite wonderful - each in their own way.
Thursday, 6/19 - Kingston Area Christian Churches - monthly meeting at St. James Methodist in Kingston. I and other members of the Board of Save Them Now (STN) will present a power point doodad on the program, it's progress so far, and our hopes for its future. 8:30am
Then @ 12 Noon, Sabrina Ferguson Bax, a lovely mezzo-soprano, and I will sing and talk about Israel's 60th Birthday at the Kiwanis Club at the Skytop Restaurant - lunch is $10.
Friday, 6/20 - going on a Retreat with the Board members of the Ulster Prevention Project. That evening a "L'dor VaDor" Sabbath Service at Temple Emanuel. "L'Dor Va Dor" means "From generation to generation" and will feature a number of artists in our congregation who have contributed some beautiful works to the Temple itself.
Saturday, 6/21 - Summer begins - Sabbath morning service, and on Sunday, 6/22 we are going into NYC to visit with our son Sean before he leaves for the Northwest - Seattle - to spend the summer and maybe the next winter.
On Monday, 6/23 - I hope you will join the seniors of Kingston High School as they hold their Baccalaureate (a faith service) before they graduate at the end of the week. The Bac. will be held at Pointe of Praise Family Center - 243 Hurley Ave - a beautiful new church. It will start at 7:00pm and all are welcome. A time to show our support for our young folks who are affirming and re-affirming their faiths and celebrating their many years of religious education with their families.
And that about sums it up for now. Still working on the tech stuff. Always happy to hear from you. Stay well, Shalom, Cantor Bob