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Free Talk Tonight with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: Tzedakah is Not Charity at the Silicon Valley JCC

Posted by challahbackgirl on November 5, 2009

One Community One Book: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
November 5th | 7:30pm
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin of the Synagogue for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles) speaks on the topic of “Tzedakah is Not Charity.” This FREE event is part of the One Community One Book program, which encourages everyone in Silicon Valley’s Jewish community to read the same book and discuss it. This year’s book is The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer. For more information, contact the JCC’s Center for Jewish Life & Learning at or 408.357.7413.

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Free TalkTzedakah is Not Charity

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 7:30pm

Joseph Telushkin was named by Talk Magazine as one of the 50 best
speakers in the United States. He was ordained at Yeshiva University in
New York, and pursued graduate studies in Jewish history at Columbia
University. Telushkin is the author of Jewish Literacy: The Most
Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its
History, the most widely selling book on Judaism for the past two
decades. His earlier book, Words that Hurt, Words that Heal became the
motivating force behind Senators Joseph Lieberman and Connie Mack’s
1996 Senate Resolution #151 to establish a “National Speak No Evil Day”
throughout the United States. In 2006, he published the first volume of
his monumental work, A Code of Jewish Ethics: You Shall be Holy, a
comprehensive presentation of Jewish teachings on the vital topic of
personal character and integrity. Richard Joel, president of Yeshiva
University, called the book, “a gift to humankind,” and Rabbi David
Wolpe hailed it as “a remarkable guide to goodness.”

See PDF of Event Flyer

This lecture is free of charge and open to the public, and will be held
at the JCC.

Center for Jewish Life & Learning
Silicon Valley JCC
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032 <>


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