Brotherhood Speaker’s Series 2023

Temple Beth Sholom Brotherhood Speaker Series Presents: Come With Me On A Musical Journey: Pieces That Have Shaped My Jewish Identity
with Michael Sumague (Accompanied by Nancy Rosen, Piano) Download Flyer

Sunday June 11, 2023
10:00am Light Refreshments
11:00am Performance

Come spend a wonderful morning with violinist Michael Sumague as he takes you on a musical journey showcasing pieces that have shaped his Jewish identity. Michael will be performing works composed by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Rogers & Hammerstein, John Williams, and many other Jewish favorites. Don’t miss out! It’s a must see and must hear event!
Please register in advance. If you wish to join us on Zoom, an invitation will be sent to you. However, attending in-person will be best for your viewing pleasure.

This event is open to all and is always free


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For more information contact Sylvan Swartz


Brotherhood Speaker’s Series 2023: Former Speakers

Louis Keene who covers sports, religion and the West Coast for the Forward, the oldest and largest Jewish publication in the United States. A Southern California native who lived for six years in the Midwest before returning to Los Angeles, Louis has also appeared on bylines in The New York Times, New York Magazine and VICE. He wrote a religion column for the Jewish Journal called “In Good Faith,” and today writes about Jewish life in the Golden State in the Forward’s weekly “California Briefing” newsletter, which you, having read this bio, are now officially invited to subscribe to.

Professor Jackson is Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) as well as Professor of Entrepreneurial Marketing, New Venture Creation and New Venture Launch.

The Orange County Business Journal named Jackson as a member of the OC500 in 2018 and 2019 which honors the most influential people of Orange County. Jackson was also nominated as the OCBJ’s 2020 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award for his work in the startup community.

Dr. Amanda Geller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the impacts of the criminal justice system on individuals, families and communities. Her work examines the experience of young people with the police, nationally. Dr. Geller spoke about “Beyond Absenteeism: Parental incarceration and its implications for families.” As of 2020, over 1.7 million people were incarcerated in our nation’s prisons and jails, and millions more had been incarcerated and were navigating either short-term or longer-term consequences in the community. Nearly half of male prisoners and the majority of female prisoners are parents of children under 18.


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