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11/15/2013

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Sarasota News Leader November 15, 2013 In addition to caring for its members, Temple Sinai has a strong social action component to reflect its philosophy, the release explains. Mitzvah Day is one day a year that brings together members of all ages and guests to work at Tikkun Olam, healing the world, the release adds. Projects are done on campus and at numerous locations around the community. Annually, a Food Drive held during the High Holidays brings in thousands of pounds of food and supplies for the Mayors Feed the Hungry program. Additionally, care packages are sent twice a year to Jewish service people Page 152 overseas, including items they have requested as well as treats and holiday-related goodies, the release notes. A new initiative this fall is a partnership between Temple Sinai and the Sarasota YMCA to provide more volunteers to tutor children enrolled in the Sarasota County public schools. "Whether it is within Temple Sinai, the Sarasota-Manatee area or the world at large, Temple Sinai is walking the talk" when its members say they care, the release adds. MUSICAL PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION TO FOCUS ON THE BEATLES "The Beatles weren't really so great! Or were they?" will be the question explored through music and discussion at Temple Emanu-El, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., the Temple has announced. "But what about the music itself?" he adds "Does it stand the test of time? Was it as good as we remember, or are our memories clouded by a haze of, ahem, nostalgia?" In a "magical mystery tour" of recorded and live musical examples, Glass will explore the connections between the compositional techniques intuitively used by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison and those of the great classical composers, the release notes. "Whether Temple Emanu-El is located at 151 McIntosh you are interested in the Beatles, popular or Road in Sarasota. classical music, or simply a new look at the "From Beatlemania to Sgt. Pepper and greatest (?) band of all time, Glass promises a beyond, the Beatles were the defining pop cul- 'splendid time for all,'" the release adds. ture phenomenon of their era," Glass notes in the release. "They influenced everything from Admission is $5; reservations are appreciated. lifestyles to hairstyles to politics, to an extent To make a reservation, call Barbara Gerber at 927-4683. % that has no parallel before or since." The presentation will be led by David Glass, a prominent attorney in New York City who "moonlights" as a Beatles expert and has spoken on this topic in New York and New England, a news release notes. Members of the community are warmly invited. The Sarasota News Leader No-Nonsense Reporting

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