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Bat Yam presents scheduled events

By BAT YAM TEMPLE - | Feb 18, 2021

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands announced its upcoming programs and activities.

Jane Picker will present a Zoom talk on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. on “The 1970’s When Litigation Changed Everything for Women.” A congregant and professor emerita at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, she successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that schoolteachers did not have to take unpaid mandatory leave of when they reached their fourth month of pregnancy. Her talk comes on the heels of a recording of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 2008 talk as part of the BIG ARTS Forum, which was Zoomed as part of Bat Yam’s Adult Education program on Feb. 10.

On Feb. 26, Purim will be observed. It is an evening filled with food, costumes and song. Jewish communities around the world commemorate their delivery from catastrophe, celebrating the biblical Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai who saved them from annihilation at the hands of the evil Haman, a Persian in the court of King Ahasuerus.

On Feb. 28, enjoy a Bat Yam-sponsored movie as part of the Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida. The film is “The One and Only Jewish Miss America,” the story of Bess Myerson.