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Bat Yam Temple presents Summer Speaker Series

By Staff | Jul 15, 2020

July marks the month for the Bat Yam Temple of the Islands’ annual Summer Speaker Series.

Today, July 15, speaker Ken Ross – son of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross – will discuss “On Life and Living, and Death and Dying” via Zoom. Speakers Carl and Sandra Greenbaum, Ed and Nancy Greenberg, and Corey Rosen will present “Tales from our R.V. Journeys” on July 23. On July 29, painter and social activist Myra Roberts and editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman will talk on “The Importance of Art as Social Commentary.”

Advance registration is required; participation is limited to the first 100 registrants. For more information or to register for an event and receive the Zoom link, e-mail batyamsanibel@gmail.com.

In addition, the Bat Yam Temple will host a Facebook Live event on July 30 at 4 p.m. with speaker Rabbi Capers Funnye as part of the Racial Justice Forum Series. Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s cousin, he is with the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago, Illinois, and has previously addressed the island temple. Funnye will discuss the events that have gripped the country over the last month, as well as how to take constructive action to advance racial justice in the Southwest Florida community.

To participate in the Facebook Live event, visit www.facebook.com/batyamsanibel.