2021 Upcoming Events

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After a decade of High Holiday Food drives, last year Covid-19 forced us to change our modus operandi. To observe safe distancing guidelines, we switched from donating food to donating funds to support the Bread of the Mighty food bank. And, due to your generosity, Temple Shir Shalom was quite successful.

 

Our donations totaled over $3300. With its superior purchasing power, that was enough for Bread of the Mighty to provide over 33,000 meals to local people in need, many of them children.

 

Based on last year’s successful appeal, we will again be holding a “virtual” food drive through financial donations to Temple Shir Shalom. You can begin donating immediately and our Temple will present a check for the accumulated funds to Bread of the Mighty after Yom Kippur. 

 

You can donate at the Temple Shir Shalom online, check, or by calling the Temple 352.371.6399. Just fill in the intent box with the words “food drive” for a website donation or the memo field on your donation by check made out to “Temple Shir Shalom”. Or just tell Ann when you call to donate. Your donation will help feed those in need in Alachua and nearby counties…your neighbors.

 

Thank you for your generosity…Sharon and Andy Hirshik

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ART EXHIBITION CELEBRATES BLACK ARTISTS IN ALACHUA COUNTY

 

The Alachua County Community Remembrance Project (AACRP) and the Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) present ‘Umoja’, A Celebration of Black Artists in Alachua County. The Exhibition will be on view at GFAA Gallery from May 25 through June 19th. Visitors can expect a variety of mediums including sculpture, ceramics, painting, and photography in the exhibit as well as an immersive experience with talks from members of the ACCRP and local artists, music and food trucks.  There is parking at the Winn-Dixie parking lot next door, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. All are invited and welcome to join this celebration of Black Art and Artists living and working in our community. 

 

“Black Artists have been historically and continue to be under-represented in our community exhibition spaces. Our intention is to make space for Black Artists and their voices through this exhibition. Our goal is to make and strengthen communal connections and to give recognition and exposure to more Black Artists. Our vision is to shape new futures. “ – ACCRP & GFAA

 

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 19, 2021

Location: GFAA Gallery: 1314 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 1- 6pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

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Are you a social justice advocate?

Temple Shir Shalom is forming a group of social justice advocates to work on an authorized RAC Fl (Reliious Action Center, Florida) campaign to oppose HB 1 /SB 484. This bill is being referred to as the Anti Riot Bill. Its intent is to keep people from peacefully protesting, by threatening that such activities might result in unfair and extreme consequences to participants. If you are interested in joining us, and attending a Call to Action on Zoom, organized by RAC FL, on March 9th at 7 pm, please contact Adele Beckerman (954-675-3723) or Marcia Storch (715-378-5238).

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