2113 W Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas  75023-4521
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Penal Discussion on the Current Crisis in Israel
In case you missed an opportunity to watch the live event on May 19th, or would like to watch it again, or share it with your family and friends … please click on the link below for recording!


  • Topic:
    – Information on what is really happening in Israel 
  • – Information and facts you need to defend Israel and explain her actions
  • – The true intentions and charter of Hamas.
Panel:
  • Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen – Spiritual Leader of Congregation Nishmat Am
  • David Patterson –  Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Charles Pulman – Board of Directors, Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council

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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Congregation Nishmat Am is proud to present 4 lectures by the late Elie Wiesel, author, scholar, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. These lectures are from the video archive of the 92nd Street Y in New York.
Every Tuesday in July at 7:00 PM
 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 6, 7 PM CST
The Book of Job
by Elie Wiesel
The series opens with Wiesel’s reflections from October 15, 2009, on “The Book of Job,” the story of a kind of Everyman who raises his cry of “Why?” to God. Tradition teaches that where Abraham left off with the argument with God, Job picks it up. Says Elie Wiesel, “Job is alone with God, against God, and I would add: alone like God, because human solitude is a reflection of Divine solitude.” Please click here for recording.
 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 7 PM CST
The Greatness of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanos
by Elie Wiesel
The second lecture, first presented on May 30, 2012, is on “The Greatness of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanos,” one of the most prominent and most fascinating of the Talmudic sages. His famed teacher Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai declared him to be the greatest scholar of his generation. “God does not want to be studied,” Elie Wiesel once said, “He wants to be lived.” Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanos embodied what it means to “live God.”  Please click here for recording.
 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 7 PM CST
The Rebbe of Ger: A Tragedy in Hasidism
by Elie Wiesel
“The Rebbe of Ger: A Tragedy in Hasidism,” was first presented on April 14, 2011. It is the story of the great Hasidic master, first Rebbe of Ger, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter, born in 1799. “What was the new element” introduced by Hasidism, asks the Hasid Elie Wiesel. And he answers: “To teach man the secret power of love in relationship to God and His people.” In that love, however, lie the seeds of tragedy.  Please click here for recording.
 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 7 PM CST
The Solitude of God
by Elie Wieselt
First delivered on November 16, 2000, Wiesel explores “The Solitude of God.” “Hasidism,” says Wiesel, “was meant to combat fear—and solitude.” It turns out that, just as, at times we endure the pain of solitude, so does God Himself suffer such pain. If we are to mitigate our own solitude, we must mitigate the solitude of God. 
 
Meeting ID: 876 6611 7486     Passcode: Wiesel
 
Each lecture will be hosted by Nishmat Am member, Dr. David Patterson. Dr. Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, UT Dallas and is a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy. Among Dr. Patterson’s many publications, his most recent is Portraits: The Hasidic Legacy of Elie Wiesel.

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Weekly

TORAH REFLECTIONS – Weekly Torah study with Rabbi Cohen every Shabbat morning from 8:30-9:30 am.  Meets in the Fulero Family Library.

MONTHLY CLASSES/EVENTS:

LUNCH N’ LEARN – At The Legacy at Willow Bend. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (no summer Lunch N’ Learn). Study sessions include discussions on timely topics led by Rabbi Cohen, preceded by a delicious lunch. These sessions are open to the community.
NOTE
:  In order for the Legacy to know how much food to prepare, please RSVP by Thursday, February 8 to Lisa Harris: 972-468-6233. (It’s OK to leave a voice message with your reservation.)

ADDITIONAL ADULT EDUCATION:
Periodically throughout the year, Nishmat Am offers mini-courses (3-6 weeks in duration) on a variety of topics, weekend scholars-in-residence, and guest speakers.

OTHER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS:
– Shavuot Eve Learn-A-Thon
– Pre-holiday Workshops
– Fall Lecture Series
– Spring Lecture Series
– Scholars-in-Residence programs with Guest Speakers
– Special outreach programs
– Shabbat Dinners
– Special programs for our children connected with Jewish holidays or special projects

Nishmat Am’s FULERO FAMILY LIBRARY
Give your eyes a break from the computer screen. Give your mind a break from the hassles of the daily grind. Explore the depth and breadth of Jewish knowledge.

Nishmat Am’s library is a treasure of information and knowledge for you to explore and learn. Visit our library anytime unless a class is in session. Titles cover a wide range of subjects and are classified by the following categories:

History – General, Ancient, Modern and American Jewish History
Mysticism and Kabbalah Israel and Zionism Spirituality and Renewal Holocaust Jewish Identity Jewish-Christian Relations Ethics Biographies/Memoirs Tales and Folklore Rabbinic Literature Women and Feminism Philosophy, Thought, Theology General Jewish Knowledge Anti-Semitism Observance and Jewish Living Religious Life Shabbat and Holidays Prayer and liturgy Hebrew Contemporary Issues Yiddish Torah Commentary Humor Faith and Belief Children’s Books.

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Address

Congregation Nishmat Am
2113 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75023-4521

Phone

Phone: (972) 618-2200
Fax: (972) 618-2216

Email

General Inquiries: info@nishmatam.org Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen: rabbi@nishmatam.org

We are located west of Custer, just east of Old Orchard, on the north side of Spring Creek Pkwy.
Stanley Siegel, Executive Director:  ssiegel@nishmatam.org   •    Dani Haley, Office Administrator and Religious School: info@nishmatam.org