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are co- sponsoring "Neighborhood Night" at the
September 26th performance of "Doubt" at LA's
Only 30 tickets remain for Neighborhood Night...
And the cutoff date for the sale of these tickets
is this Friday, Sept. 22nd.
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a private post show reception featuring wine, appetizers
Following the reception is a discussion moderated by
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distinguished panel, including:
Fr. Wilfred Raymond, National Director of Family Theater Prods.
Sharon Talovic, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
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Cherry Jones won the Tony Award for
Best Actress for her role in Doubt. She
is reprising her role in the LA production.
|Recently, I sat down with Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark for an interview. The rabbi leads Temple Beth Ohr of La Mirada
and is Executive Vice President of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis.
We began with a point of confusion for many Christians.
Question: Rabbi Goldmark, will you please delineate the differences between Reform, Conservative
and Orthodox Judaism?
Rabbi Goldmark answers: "The simplest way to respond is the following: The Orthodox
Jew deals with one word particularly, and that is the term “authority.” Who is the
authority for what I’m supposed to do and what I’m not supposed to do? The Orthodox
Jew would say simply this: It’s God. God gave the Jewish people a set of laws,
commandments. God is the authority. Moses transmitted them from God to us, but God is
the authority. Therefore, how dare us dispute or change the laws when they come from
Reform and Conservative: Let’s use another term – non-Orthodox Jews. What then is
the authority for the Reform and the Conservative Jew? The Orthodox says it’s God; God
gave us the stuff, the laws. We have no right to change them. The Reform Jew took the
radical step, when Reform Judaism essentially began, which was in the middle of the
19th century, in the middle of the 1800s, and said, “Wait..." continued on page 2
"Doubt” won the 2005 Pulitzer
Prize for drama, and 2005 Tony
awards for Best Play, Best Actress,
Best Featured Actress and Best
|Steer the ship of my life, good Lord,
to your quiet harbor,
where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict.
Show me the course I should take.
Renew in me the gift of discernment,
so that I can always see the right direction in which I
And give me the strength and the courage
to choose the right course,
even when the sea is rough and the waves are high,
knowing that through enduring hardship and danger
in your name
we shall find comfort and peace.