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The concept of learning is embedded in Jewish law and culture. Through the generosity of several congregants, the JCV is periodically able to bring special guests to
intellectually enrich our community.

BETH HAMON

Singer and Songwriter

Beth Hamon, friend of Cantor Marci, spent a weekend singing and entertaining members of the JCV. Beth describes herself as an autodidactic singer-songwriter. As a Jewish folk singer, her songs relate to themes of justice, hope, renewal, and love.

Sliver in the Sky - Beth Hamon

BAILA MILLER

Our own congregant, Baila Miller, shared her expertise with us. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and post graduate work at The University of Memphis. Through her company, Miller Music and Fine Arts Programs, she has been presenting college-level courses that explore the role of literature, paintings, architecture, sculpture, cinema, photography, as well as orchestral and operatic influences in the development of European, Jewish, and modern American culture. Ms. Miller has taught or is currently teaching at The University of Memphis, Road Scholar International, ACE Adult & Community Enrichment, Longboat Key Education Center, The Venice Art Center, Historic Spanish Point, and The Ringling College of Art & Design.

LOU UCHITELLE

Feature Writer and Author

Louis Uchitelle, brother-in-law of JCV congregant Leona Uchitelle, is a journalist, an author and a foreign correspondent, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He taught news and feature writing at Columbia University and worked at the New York Times for thirty years.

Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781