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June 14

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Scholar-in-Residence Natan Sharansky

Distinguished Voices: An Inspiring Speaker Series on World Jewry Presented by Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation — A Special Presentation on World Jewry, Israel and the War in Ukraine

Natan Sharansky was born in 1948 in Donetzk, Ukraine. Mr. Sharansky graduated from the Physical Technical Institute in Moscow with a degree in computer science.  After graduating, he became active in the human rights movement led by Andrei Sahkharov and very quickly became internationally known as the spokesperson for the Helsinki movement.  At the same time he applied for an exit visa to Israel, which he was denied for "security reasons".  In 1977, a Soviet newspaper alleged that Mr. Sharansky was collaborating with the CIA.  Despite denials from every level of the U.S. Government, Mr. Sharansky was found guilty and sentenced to thirteen years in prison, including solitary confinement and hard labor.  In the courtroom prior to the announcement of his verdict, Mr. Sharansky in a public statement said: "To the court I have nothing to say – to my wife and the Jewish people I say "Next Year in Jerusalem".  After nine years of imprisonment, due to intense international pressure, Mr. Sharansky was released on February 11, 1986, emigrated to Israel, and arrived in Jerusalem on that very day.  Learn more about Natan Sharansky.


We would like to share with you From Darkness to Light, a video which celebrates 25 years since Sharansky's liberation and his overall legacy fighting for democracy.

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June 17–18

Cantorial Installation Weekend with Visiting Cantors

June 17, 6pm
Shabbat Service with Installation of Cantor Alexandra S. Fox

June 17, 7:45pm
Congregational Dinner in honor of Cantorial Installation

June 18, 8:45am
Shabbat Morning Torah Study

June 18, 10am
Special Shabbat Morning Service with the HSOSC Band and Visiting Cantors

June 18, 7pm
Musical Havdalah with Cantor Fox and Visiting Cantors


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