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Sunday, December 8, 2019
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9:00am [9:30am] Chanukah Fair
Stock up on all kinds of Chanukah gifts at our Annual Chanukah Fair! There will be so much for sale this year! This is a wonderful opportunities to pick up all you need to celebrate! Choose from our beautiful selection of Chanukah gifts for all ages! Come see our selection of traditional, fun and fancy Chanukah candles, dreidels, gelt, Chanukah wrapping paper, menorahs, Judaica, beautiful Shabbat candle sets, Chanukah bouncy balls Chanukah stickers, and even Chanukah socks! Our Chanukah sale will be open in the CAA lobby December 8th and 15th from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are in need of Chanukah supplies and are unable to get to CAA during our sale times, please call us and we will bring Chanukah to you! For orders, please feel free to call the CAA Office: 352-6747

[9:30am] Religious School
Religious School

12:00pm [12:45pm] Parasha of the Week
Each Sunday we look ahead to the parasha (Torah reading) for the coming Shabbat. This group meets each Sunday that Religious School is in session. Brief framing comments introduce the parasha, and then we take turns reading the text (in Hebrew, English, or both) and examining both classic and modern commentary. No previous text study experience or Hebrew reading ability is required and drop ins are welcome. Light refreshments are served.

3:00pm [3:00pm] Nathan E. Cohen Memorial Lecture- Jennie Powers
Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New Hampshire. Jennie was known across the country as “The Woman Who Dares” cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. As a photographic activist, she used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region and beyond. This one-hour illustrated presentation introduces us to Jennie’s life story, the work of humane societies at the turn of the twentieth century, and the politics of the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) from a local perspective. Jenna Carroll Jennifer Carroll has been managing historical societies and museums in New England for over 20 years. She holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in History and Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked as a curator and executive director of museums. She currently serves as the director of education at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene where she coordinates over 150 public programs per year. Jennifer is on the board of directors of the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire and serves on the city of Keene’s Campus-Community Commission and Keene International Festival Committee. She is the 2019 recipient of Keene State College’s Presidents’ Community Partner award as well as Keene Sentinel’s Extraordinary Women of the Monadnock Region award in 2017. Jennifer lives in West Swanzey, NH with her husband and two daughters.