JTalk programme for the next few weeks
Following the service on most Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic, usually – but not always – related to Jews or Judaism. Sessions over the past few months have proved so popular that guests need to come early to be assured of a seat. Some speakers are our own members talking about their passions, and some are outsiders with specialist expertise. Sessions last an hour, starting at 11.15 am, and usually include a discussion session. A light brunch is served. Non-members are welcome.
22 March – ‘Kosher Kinderlach’ Part 2 – Dr Dora Wynchank
Dr Dora Wynchank is a psychiatrist who has a particular interest in mental health in Jewish communities. Dora has given two previous JTalks on Jews and mental health, which proved so interesting that we have asked her to speak again. This time, she explores the psychological outcomes of an Orthodox Jewish upbringing on adult sexuality.
29 March – ‘How to green your home and save thousands’ Don Boroughs
You probably know Don Boroughs as the brilliant tenor in our choir. When he’s not singing, his passion is energy efficiency. Don recently won an Eskom Energy Efficiency Award in the category of Energy Savings in Households. He has reduced the electricity consumption of his home by 75 percent, saving R20 000 a year and is radically improving his family’s carbon footprint. Don is a journalist, photographer and blogger (www.greenerhouse.co.za) who writes about green living. He will speak about energy-saving technologies and techniques that we can apply in our own homes.