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Memphis Inter-Religious Group

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HISTORY PAGE - some notes on past events       

some are placed here so people have the contact info-
( Does anyone actually read this page? Maybe it needs to be replaced by a blog, or discussion, for example.)

For 2018-2019 go to  this page
For 2017 events and earlier, see  http://Memphisirg.org/history2017.html


2020
(starting)
January 1 usually has interesting ceremonies at the Indian Cultural Center and Temple.


January 5, usual Sunday Service at St John's Episcopal, 10:30 AM. Final sermon of Father Bob Van Doren, Reception follows.

January 5, 2 PM. Jewish Community Center, Jewish Historical Society. Rabbi Micah Greeenstein
speaks on  "Cuba nd the Jewish Journey" Film: Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana. Free, open to all.
http://www.JHSMEM.org

January 5, 6 PM. Feast of Lights service at St Mary's Episcopal
(Bonfire with Christmas trees, wreaths, etc. but you must bring them before Sunday)
They still have a brief service and breakfast at 8 am Wednesdays - a good chance to visit with the homeless,
or volunteer to help, or see the excellent Yellow Fever historical exhibit in the social hall.

Jan 6, 12:10 PM Epiphany Service, St John's Episcopal.

Jan 6, Indian Cultural Center and Temple. 6 - 8 AM

Vaikuntha Ekadasi, which falls on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha (the growing phase of the moon) during Dhanur Masa every year, is considered very auspicious day for worshipping Lord Vishnu.
According to legend,  it is believed that those who have darshan of Lord Vishnu through Uttara Dwaram on this auspicious day will be blessed by Lord Vishnu to receive Moksha (Salvation).

January 8    7 PM. The Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour, at Crosstown Concourse. Z(1350 Concourse Ave.)
Sponsored by the Memphis Freindship Foundation, one of Memphis's most interesting interfaith projects.
$27, all proceeds to the Memphis Friendship Foundation.  Limited seating so book promptly.
Buy tickets at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-laugh-in-peace-comedy-tour-tickets-78994816623
Press release is at https://files.constantcontact.com/2509ccb3301/c2f0bcad-13fe-45a7-9441-b81d058be78f.pdf

January 9, 7 PM Temple Israel. "Little Night of Broadway" Cabaret.

January 8, noon, 2nd Thursday, Healing Eucharist at St Marys Episcopal.

January 11. Masjid As-Salaam, Interfaith Panel Discussion: Death and Dying. 10 Am - 12 Noon, then lunch. Free, open to all.
(Dr. Md. Moinuddin for Islam; Prof Edward Ordman for Judaism; Rev Will Christians for Christianity)


January 10-12, CHABAD retreat (Nashville.)  Jews don't run much to retreats, I associate hem more with churches. And the Jewish word for a campout or trip for an elaborate Sabbath celebatioin is "Shabbaton". This one is expensive, I think, but, hey, outside of New York, organizing a very kosher hotel weekend with Jewish leadership is complex.  So I post the link in case anyone is interested.
https://www.jewishmemphis.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4578238/jewish/Shabbaton-Retreat-2020.htm

January 10-12. Anshei Sfard- Beth El Emeth Synagogue, guests Rabbi Micheal Rosensweig, Prof Smadar Rosensweig.
Details at
http://asbee.org/content/
Friday catered dinner $25, talk on "King David." RSVP by Jan 3.
Saturday morning sermon, "Human Responsibility".
Saturday 3:45 PM, "Gleaning the Philosophy of Judaism from the Laws of the Talmud"
Sunday 9 AM "Who are our Learned Role Models in the Bible?"
Sunday 10 AM complimentary youth breakfash, RSVP by Jan 3

 
Jan 12, 10:30 AM. Temple Israel, Prime Timer's Brunch and Concert. $22. A memorable performance by Julianne Thomas and Dom Fosco.
Julianne and Dom have been making music all of their lives. Julianne offers a stirring vocal style with a joyful presence, while Dom is an amazing instrumentalist on keyboard, sax, and backgrounds. Their repertoire includes traditional jazz, standards, blues, and R&B. Everyone will sing and smile, swoon over the tunes, and tap their toes while Julianne and Dom create a journey back in time that is “Unforgettable.”a
Registration is $22/person and includes brunch and entertainment. Click to register: 
Register by Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.



January 13, Lynching Sites of Memphis Project, 2nd and 4th Mondays. The time is from 5-7 p.m. in the Jones Building, 3rd floor at Idlewild Presbyterian. Excellent speakers and discussions. It's OK if you can only come to part of the meeting.

January 14, Jewish Community Center - Author discussion, "The Color of Love - A Memoir of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl", Maria B. Gad, author and film-maker. 7 PM. $15. 
http://www.jccmemphis.org/cultural-arts/mjcc-jewish-literary-cultural-arts-series/

Jan 14, 7-8 PM Temple Israel. Planning meeting for the Annual Purim show.

 

January 16, 10 AM. Coffee and Conversation, Temple Israel.  Why is Israel needing a third election?

January 16. Jewish Federation Fund-raising Luncheon, women only, minimum household annual pledge $180. Tuitle of the luncheon is "I'm not really a Waitress."  Details
https://jcpmemphis.org/womens-philanthropy

January 16, 23, 30, 6 PM, Indian Cultural Center and Temple. Saibaba Puja & Aarti.  Sai Baba of Shirdi, also known as Shirdi Sai Baba, was an spiritual master who is regarded by his devotees as a saint and a fakir. He is revered by both Hindu and Muslim devotees during, as well as after his lifetime.
  His teachings concentrate on a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace and devotion to the God and guru.

January 17-20. Martin Luther King, Jr., Days of Service. Numerous volunteer opportunities. See site of United Way of Memphis at
https://uwmidsouth.galaxydigital.com/need/

January 17.  9:30 to 11 AM. Congressman Steve Cohen, District Issues Meeting, Federal Building, 167 North Main St., Suite 369
phone 544-4131

January 17, 6 PM - 9 PM. Family Fun Night, Memphis Islamic Center. Free.
http://www.memphisislamiccenter.org/

Jan 17-18. Masjid Ar-Rahman. Visiting speaker.  Several talks Friday and Saturday, but people may be especially interested in Saturday 5:30 PM: "Unity Through Diversity: An Islamic Perspective on Co-Existing with People of Other Faiths."

January 18, 9:30 AM.  Malco Powerhouse, $10. Special Screening of "Just Mercy" sponsored by Lynching Sites Projhect of Memphis.
 $10 gives you a ticket, popcorn, and a drink!  We have a limited number of tickets. If you’d like tickets, e-mail Jessica Orians (jessorians@gmail.com) no later than Friday, Jan. 17.  You can pay $10 cash/ticket at the door, write out check to "Thomas Momberg" (Board President), or contact Jessica Orians (jessorians@gmail.com) with PayPal and Venmo payment options. 

January 18, 7 PM. Trivia Night & Dinner at Chabad. $25.  Bagel, Bialys, Schmears, Smoked Fish Buffet.
https://www.jewishmemphis.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/4608748/jewish/Cafe-Chabad-Trivia-Night.htm 

January 19, 3 PM.  Martin Luther King, Jr., commemoration at Parkway Gardens Presbyterian Church, 1005 E Shelby Drive., Memphis 38116
(wide sponsorship by area PC-USA).

January 20, 8 am - 6 PM Free. National Civil Rights Museum. Open all day, extended hours, free. If you or your kids have not visited there in the last few years, ti8me to visit! Children's programs. Blood donations and canned good donations accepted but not required.

January 21, Third Tuesday, Pax Christi, the Roman Catholic peace group, meets at the Friend's Meeting House, Walnut Grove and Prescott. Pot luck supper, 6:30, speaker at 7. Highly recommended, all welcome.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/722815221076212/ often contains interesting news.

January 22, Annual Point in Time Count

Point in Time (PIT) Count, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 4:00 am – 8:30 am
.

Volunteers will gather at CalvaryEpiscopal Church  at 102 North Second Street.  The Point in Time Count is required nationally by HUD and provides a snapshot of homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. The count is done all over the country on one of the coldest days of the year. Volunteers go out in groups of 4 to count those who sleep outside. Flashlights and training are provided. If there are not enough people to count our homeless neighbors, we end up with the inaccurate count when we know there are so many in need of services. We know where they are and simply need more help counting and completing the surveys.

January 23, Noon. Artist Lunch and Learn at Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC). Re. art exhibit at MJCC.
    Artist isCarol Buchman of Memphis.

January 26, 9:30-11:30 Am. An unusual Yoga program at Indian Cultural Center and Temple. Dr Indranill Basu Ray, Cardiologist, Yoga and Meditation expert. (bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.)

January 26. Sunday morning at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. 11 AM service, 12:30 reception, 1 PM World Premier Concert, new composition by Dennis Janzer (Director of Music at St. Mary's)

January 26, 4 PM. Open House, dedication of the THIRD house in the Dorothy Day House Village.

presided over by Bishop David P. Talley.  1161 Peabody Ave.

January 26, Memphis Grizzlies' Faith and Family Night on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 5 pm at FedEx Forum. Tickets are $35 per person for children and adults. I know that the Episcopal Diocese is trying to organize a big block of seats so that their youth group can stand on the court during the National Anthem. Othere theme nights at the Grizzlies are listed at https://www.nba.com/grizzlies/tickets/groups/theme-nights

January 29 Soul Supper at St John's Episcopal, good dinner and speaker -
Eli Morris of Hope Presbyterian Church.
 
January 29 (Last Wednesday). League of Women Voters - a few interested people meet over lunch at Fratelli's at the Botanic Garden,Cherry Road. If you'd like to meet them and find out what the League is doing, you are welcome.

January 30 Jewish Community Center - Opening Night of Jewish Film Festival.

http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts 
 Film:  7PM  "The Keeper"  (German prisoner of war in England becomes a goalkeeper for Manchester, raising anti-German sentiment) $

February 1., Crosstown 5K and 10K benefiting Church Health Center.  https://runthe901.raceroster.com/page/crosstown-10k3 February 1, 11 Am - 1 PM, Turkish Cooking Class (No, you don't have to be Turkish to come - most of the audience is not, and it is great fun.) Ladies only. 7829 Wingate Park Cv Memphis, TN 38119   $10.  RSVP: https://cookingclassfeb1.eventbrite.com February 1, 7:15 PM. Chabad - Songs to Inspire the Soul; Memphis String Quartet. $25 includes Wine, Cheese, Dessert Buffet. February 4, first Tuesday, Catholic Ministry to Gay and Lesbian Person potluck. see monthly events list. All welcome.  February 4  Temple Israel fundraiser at GPAC, An Evening with Jason Alexander $80 to $100.
https://timemphis.org/jason-alexander/?utm_source=Temple+Israel+News

February 6, Jewish Film Festival at MJCC: 7 PM FILM: "Flawless" (Organ donation, transgender...) $7
   
http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts

Feb 7, First Friday of month, 6PM. "The Art of Dinner" fundraiser, Church Health Center, $65. In this interactive cooking class, Chef Joshua House will guide you through seasonal, delicious dishes in the Church Health Nutrition Hub at Crosstown Concourse. Come with an appetite and your favorite wine or beer! February’s dinner menu includes Tuna Poke Nachos, Hearts of Palm Salad with Pink Grapefruit and Avocado, Huli Huli Grilled Chicken Thighs with Coconut Rice & Mango Salsa, Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie.

Feb 9  Jewish Community Center-  MJCC Film Festival 
http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts
        Feb 9, 2 PM Film Golda's Balcony  (Based on Broadway play about Golda Meir.) $7  (Free to MJCC members)

Feb 11, second Tuesday, monthly meeting of MICAH.

Feb 11, MJCC Film Festival, but this one is shown at the MALCO Ridgeway. $7.  7 PM Film: "Crescendo"
    
http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts      

 February 11 (Save the date) Tentative date for major League of Women Voters dinner.

Feb 13.  MJCC Film Festival  $7. 7 PM. Film "Skin".
(Graphic, violence - see the website for info.) (Man leaving white supremacist group.)
http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts
 
Feb 14-16. ALIM, the American Learning Institute for Muslims, 
has an educational program "Where do we go from here? Chaos or Community?"
Friday at the Civil Rights Museum 6:30 - 8:30 PM FREE, , Sat-Sun 9 Am -6 PM at the Memphis Islamic Center, $30/person.
The link  
https://www.alimprogram.org/winter-program.html  may be broken, if it doesn't get fixed check with MIC for details.

Feb 17, MJCC Film Festival with Indie Memphis at the Malco Ridgeway.

http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts
    4 PM.  $7.  "Abe". Life of a half Israeli-Jewish, half Palestinian Muslim young man in New York.
 
Feb 18. Healthy and Free Tennessee - "Day on the Hill", Nashville, Lobbying. 
https://www.healthyandfreetn.org/ 


February is Black History Month. I have not had enough advance notice of events, but a Google search on "Black History Month 2020 Memphis" from tyime toi time during the month is worthwhile. The Civil Rights Museum and the local colleges and universities, as well as the Hattiloo Theatre, have several events. February 20, 7-9 PM. The 33rd Annual Dr Henry Logan Starks Scholarship and Awards Dinner, First Baptist Broad Church, 2833 Broad Avenue.    (For the Memphis Theological Seminary).  Info about sponsorships or reservations call 901-334-5808 or Starks@memphisseminary.edu February 20, 7 PM, MJCC Film Festival at the MJCC. $7, 7 PM. "King Bibi", about Netanyahu.
http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts   February 22 - April 3. The Lenten Lecture Series at Calvary Episcopal Church is one of the major events of the Memphis year. The speaker list is now available at  http://calvarymemphis.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Advent._webpdf.pdf February 23. 5:30 PM, Jewish Community Center, R L Maizes will read from her book  "We Love Anderson Cooper," then a program of short films.     "Short Stories, Small Bites, Short Film". $25  http://www.jccmemphis.org/cultural-arts/mjcc-jewish-literary-cultural-arts-series/    RSVP needed     also on  http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts
Feb 23, 4 PM, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, LeMoyne-Owen Concert Choir (? I have been unable to confirm this. Help?) Monday, Feb 24, 7:30 PM.  ASBEE Synagogue, Rabbi Yonah Reiss will speak on "Election Ethics." Rabbi Reiss is an authority on Jewish law and jurisprudence. February 25. MJCC Jewish Film Series.  At Temple Israel. "Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles." Documentary about the impact of "Fiddler on the Roof". $7, 7PM,  http://www.jccmemphis.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=jewish-film-festival&category=Cultural%20Arts February 25, MIFA sponsors the film "Just Mercy", Malco Paradiso, 584 S. Mendenhall (At Poplar). Reception 6: PM, Movie 7:10.   tickets $25 proceeds go to the PLUS-1 program  of MIFA and MLGW.  https://www.mifa.org/justmercy February 25, Holocaust Survivor speaks at Rhodes College. (Sam Weinreich, age 100, the olkdest Holocaust survivor in Memphis).  7 PM at McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center. Enter off University Avenue, the gate person can give directions. February 25, Calvary Episcopal, Gumbo Cook-Off. The traditional fancy dinner before Lent starts the next day.      5:30 PM - 8. Admission is free, but donations accepted; $1 per vote to vote for your favorite recipe. No RSVP needed.     There are  other "Shrove Tuesday" Dinners - e.g. St. Marys' Episcopal 5-7 PM, New Orleans Jazz by Jeremy SChrader Band, Fried Chicken, Red Beans and Rice, etc., youth games, $7/person, $25/family, RSVP appreciated http://www.stmarysmemphis.org/events/mardi-gras/     St John's Episcopal has a pancake and King Cake supper at 5:30 PM. Feb 26, Ash Wednesday,  is the start of Lent, the Christian season of reflection and repentance in preparatiuon for Good Friday and Easter. Many churches have special services on Ash Wednesday.  E.g. St John's Episcopal has services at 6:30 AM, 12:10 PM, 6 PM. Calvary Episcopal at 7:30 AM, 12:05 PM, 7 PM.    The Episcopal Bishop will preside at the 6 PM service at St Mary's Episcopal.  During Lent Calvary Episcopal has lectures at noon Tuesday-Friday (starting Thursday Feb 27)  and Wednesday evenings; the "Waffle Shop" at Calvary (breakfast and lunch Tues-Friday) is a major long-standing Memphis tradition not to be missed. Initial speakers are 2/27 Rev Debbie Blue;  2/28 Marti Tippens Murphy (Facing History);   March 3, 4, and evening of 4 Micah Greenstein, March 5 and evening of March 4, Rabbi Judy Schindler The whole list, with biographical sketches, is at https://calvarymemphis.org/learn/lenten-preaching-series/ Tuesdays during Lent at 6:30 PM  the Germantown Cumberland Presbyterian Church is having conversations with selected guests about how they live out their faith in the world.   March 3 - Pater and Kathleen Bathje, Manna House.  March 10 - Rev Eileen Farmer, Thistle and Bee; March 17, Rev Ayanna Watkins, MICAH;   March 24, Rev Liusa Anderson, Room at the Inn;  March 31, David Waters, longtime reporter/religion newspaper editor. February 26, The Great Big Sandwich Make", Baron Hirsch Synagogue, 6-7 PM, the goal is to make over 10,000 sandwiches for soup kitchens around the city, especially St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, downtown,  Info 683-7485, or sign upo at http://www.baronhirsch.org/pbj.  Everyone welcome. Donations accepted. February 26, Black History Month event at the Brooks.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020  Literacy Salon: Just Mercy  In honor of Black History Month, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will be highlighting the work of Bryan Stevenson by holding a discussion around his #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy.  

This free event takes place on Wednesday, February 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Cafe Brooks


February 27, 4 PM. Marcus Orr Program, "Works in Progress" series.
Bradley Dixon (U Memphis, History) "Neither Vassals nor Subjects: The Politics of the Native South, 1670 – 1700"
African American Reading Room, Patterson Hall 221
Works-in-progress are pre-circulated one week before the meeting. For more information or to subscribe to the mailing list, please contact Donal Harris   678-7851


February 27, 6 PM Universal Language Musical Participatory Workshop and Potluck, Thursday, Feb 27 at 6 p.m at the current Baha'i "Gathering Place", 1461 Robin Hood Ln., Memphis.  Presented by Jason Caplan, of the Universal Language Room, which guides participants to exchange  ideas and communicate through melody and rhythm. Potluck: 6 p.m; Workshop 7:30 p.m . Come out and have some fun, uniting through music. Call 901-336-2806 to RSVP or for more information. The Universal Language room is a non profit organization funded by the Bridge Institute.

February 27, 6 PM,  The National Civil Rights Museum brings author, photographer and documentary filmmaker Candacy Taylor to its Book and Author Series. Having driven over 300,000 miles to explore how traveling across America might have looked during the Jim Crow Era, Taylor reveals in Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America that there is still a long way to go regarding race relations.
Register at
https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/overground-railroad
 
Feb 28, Beth Sholom Synagogue, Shabbat Dinner. Service at 6, dinner at 7. Fried Chicken, $20 adult, $10 child, max $54 family.
call 901-683 -3591 or http://bsholom.org

February 29, 6-8 PM The Turkish House invites all to a coffee discussion, "The role of love in faith". Free. RSVP appreciated.
   details at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-night-the-role-of-love-in-faith-tickets-95666600377    

February 29, 7 PM. Concert at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, "Acoustic Eidelon", free, CDs foi sale, donations accepted.
  Spoinsored by The Peace Alliance,
https://peacealliance.org/
 
March 1, Youth group show at Jewish Community Center. 3-4PM,
$5. "Summertime", skits written by Okeon AZA members.

March 1, 2 - 5 PM. An afternoon with Islamic authors and artists, Germantown Community Library. 1925 Exeter Road. Free, no registartion needed.

March 1, 3:30-6:30. workshop at Memphis Islamic Center. "Acts of Love";   Lessons in Islam and the Prophetic way on different topics of love, intimacy, and marriag e. Imam Mohammad Faqih.   $5 per person, $8 per couple. 
Registration (password "Love" for discount) 
https://us.mohid.co/tn/memphis/micc/masjid/online/registration


March 4-5, special short course at Rhodes College, $110. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SLAVERY AND ITS LEGACY IN THE US SOUTH details  https://www.rhodes.edu/meeman-individual-course-listings March 5, "Hamentashen Bake" at Baron Hirsch Synagogue. 6 PM. Free with reservations. email gwen (at) baronhirsch.org or call 683-7485  A demonstration of how to make Hamentashen, a pastry tradiutionally associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim. March 5, Hooks Institute at U of M
Stax Music Academy: From Soulsville to Italy

Thursday, March 5, 2020
University Center, Bluff Room (304)
University of Memphis
499 University St., Memphis, TN 38152

Reception 5:30 PM | Viewing of Film 6 PM.

March 7, 10 AM- 3 PM. MOSQUE OPEN HOUSE.  Mosques in Memphis are having Open House, inviting neighbors to drop by, see what the place is like, ask questions. Strongly recommended. See our address page for addresses of mosques.

March 7, 11 AM-1PM.  The Turkish community has a cooking class for women,
very popular (the teachers are Turkish but the attendees come from all over - highly recommended. $10. Details and RSVP at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turkish-cooking-class-march-7only-ladies-tickets-95683904133

The Jewish Holiday of PURIM
is from sunset March 9 to sunset March 10.  It is a minor holiday, based on the events in the Book of Esther in the Hebrtew Bible (Old Testrament).  It is a festive holiday, not at all a serious one. You mayget the flavoir if you are reminded that Ian Fleming, the author oif the Jams Bond novels, said that James Bond was based on Esther. There are a few differences: The spy who is so good in bed is female, they have to race to prewvent the final bloodbath on fast horses as the Aston-Martin has not yet been invented, and M's full name is given.  But it is fun to read the biblical book and picture it as a James Bond movie inseta of a biblical epic. (The standard English translations are slightly less racy than the Hebrew.)  When the book is read as part of the synagogue service, since the story is not appropriate for children, the children are issued noisemakers to drown out the bible reading. (If you don't believe this, come to Temple Israel and watch.)

March 8. Temple Israel Purim Carnival

March 9  Temple Israel Purim Celebration. Play at 6:30 PM, party until 9.  The (humorous) musical version of the biblical story this year is entitles "A Very Frozen Purim".  Free. Free childcare for 18 months and up but advance registration needed for childcare.

March 9, Lynching Sites of Memphis Meeting. see the "weekly" list above.

March 10. Purim party at Chabad,
5 PM Kickoff (Read the story), 5:30 PM supper, $25 adult, $12 child, "Purim at the Stadium",
sports and sports-bar themed. Spoirts actiovities, memorabilia raffle, fun for the whole family.
Info and RSVP by March 5, http://jewishmemphis.com/stadium

March 10, MICAH monthly meeting.
https://www.micahmemphis.org/

March 10, 6 PM, Program about the Memphis Massacre of 1866.  Details at

https://www.novelmemphis.com/event/beverly-greene-bond-susan-eva-odonovan-remembering-memphis-massacre
held at the bookstore "Novel"  (387 Perkins Extended, in the Laurelwood shopping center)



<<At about this time, Most businesses were closed and most meetings canceled due to the new coronavirus pandemic>>




The coming days at Calvary (noon):
March 12, James Alison;
CALVARY HAS CANCELLED THE REST OF THIS SERIES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS


March 17, (POSTPONED) Pax Christi meets at the Quaker Meeting House, Walnut Grove and Prescott. A video presentation by Shane Claiborne.
    
Pot luck supper at 6:30 or just come for the meeting at 7.

March 18 - ICE Rapid Response Training.
Vecindarios: ICE Rapid Response Training
Vecindarios (Neighborhoods) 901 is a local rapid response organization made up of volunteers standing in solidarity with undocumented community members to ensure that ICE respects their rights when they are conducting an activity. Vecindarios 901 will train community members to become standby Confirmers and/or Legal Observers on Wednesday, March 18, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Calvary. There is no requirement to speak a foreign language, only a willingness to be present and stand courageously with our neighbors when needed if you are available.
This will take place at Calvary Episcopal Church. Sign up at 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUfsAONSAQ6GCc_ojdzyKHWHLNTeulKeS9krsTZ4jLEq1-7g/viewform

March 18. Movie, Malco Studio on the Square 7 PM (Indie Memphis). "The Rabbi Goes West", a Crown Heights Chabad rabbi moves to Bozeman, Montana.

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL.  March 19. 6- 8 PM How to Fight Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,
Hosted by Rhodes College Communities in Conversation.
Hardie Auditorium, Rhodes College.  (Enter at the University Avenue gate, the guard thyere can give directions.) Let's see a big turnout for the one!
event info
https://www.facebook.com/events/212763786532371/ 
group info
https://www.facebook.com/communities.in.conversation/

Cancelled, speaker advised not to fly. March 22 2 PM Jewish Community
Center - Jewish Historical Society - Schelly Talalay speaks on research on Sephardi and Converse Jews

    (The Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, who settled around the Mediterranean including Muslim conutries, or disguised themselves as Catholic.
      Very possibly of interest to those interested in church history and/or history of Jewish-Muslim relations.)


March 22, 12:30 -3. Art Show Opening at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, "Imago Dei". Local photographer has photos inspired by the men and women who come to the Wednesday morning breakfasts at St. Mary's  (one of the best places in Memphis to go pray, sit and eat with the homeless, highly recommended to all).

MARCH 25 ONLINE  Concert at Temple Israel.  
https://timemphis.org/    Joe Buchanan. I think they plan this every Wednesday at 7 PM

March 27 to 29 Cancelled Guitar Festival, (Eight International Memphis...)  This certainly qualifies as an interfaith event due to the sponsorship and leadership of Lily Afshar, the guitar professor at U of M whio is an expert on Iranian music. Highly recommended.
The poster, with details, is at 2020_Festival_Poster.jpg. Her performances will be 3/28 at 7:30 PM, 3/29  at 3-4:30PM and 7:30 PM.

March 28. The major annual MUSLIM FESTIVAL at Agricenter  has been cancelled. May be rescheduled later.


(Cancelled as the Jewish Community Center has closed)
March 31,  Tuesday 7 PM Jewish Historical Society
at the Jewish Community Center, Book Talk and Discussion,
  "Extracted: Unmasking Rampant Antisemitism in America's Higher Education, by S. Perry Brickman, D.D.S.   Free, book available to buy.
 
April 3, 6 PM, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Marek Kudlicki, International Concert Organist

APRIL 3 ONLINE. At Temple Israel, Rabbi Micah Greenstein will deliver the sermon delivered by Rabbi Wax after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr in Memphis   THIS WILL BE ONLINE ONLY

(as of March 16, the Civil Rights Museum is closed until April 1. Check with them then...)
April 4, National Civil Rights Museum,
commemorate the death of Dr MArtin Luther King, Jr.
   4 PM - 6:01 PM. Other events,  starting with children's activities 10aM- 3 pm.   APRIL 4 EVENTS WILL BE ONLINE ONLY

April 4-5 Beethoven Club Young Artists Competition.
Apply by March 23 http://www.beethovenclubmemphis.org/youngartists.html

April 5 Cancelled. 12:30- 3:30 PM Meal packing event at Pleasant View School. A major interfaith event! And a chance to see the Muslim day school
This has been a wonderful event in past years, e.g. 50,000 meals packed for overseas famine relief, iun a social and fun environment. Preregistration helps them to estimate the number of people coming.  http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/mi420

April 5 -12, Christian "Holy Week" starts with Palm Sunday April 5, Good Friday is April 10, Easter is Sunday April 12.
   Lots of special services and events. Most will take place online; some will no doubt be cancelled. E.g. Holy Communion Episcopal has services April 5 (first services in their newly restored sanctuary)
at 8 & 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM, barbeque 11:45 AM.  April 9 6:30 PM, April 10 noon and 6:30 PM, Aptil 11 8 PM (White Station High School Choir, reception follows), April 12 at 6:15 AM, 9 AM, 10:15 AM eastrer Egg hunt, 11 AM, 5:30 PM

April 5,
(Cancelled as the Jewish Community Center has closed)2:00 PM Jewish Community Center, Jewish Historical Society, filmmaker Donna Cantor, "The Presence of Your Absence"
   
the story of a holocaust survivor tracing his parents history, and the resulting incredible journey of discovery.

April 14, Postponed to October 5, 5-7 PM, (if possible then)  Annual Banquet of the Memphis Friendship Foundation.

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