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Monday, January 24, 2011

'A Taste of Honey' coming up at the JCC

A Taste of Honey, a social, cultural and educational opportunity to sample Jewish education, will feature William Boughton and Lorri Danzig as speakers Jan. 30 at the Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge.

Boughton, music director and principal conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, will share the depth of his expertise in his talk about "The Life and Times of Gustav Mahler," organizers said in a statement.
"Mahler was a late-Romantic Austrian-Bohemian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century," the statement said. "While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era."

Danzig, of Let it Shine Journeys, will teach about the “The Power of Forgiveness” through the screening of the film of that name, which will be followed by a discussion, the statement said.
"The film, directed by Martin Doblmeier, is a multifaceted documentary analyses the religious and philosophical notion of forgiveness," the statement said.
Political activist Elie Wiesel, the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, spiritual writer Thomas Moore, and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh debate the potential health-related and psychological effects involved with the process of forgiving, the statement said.

The 17th Annual A Taste of Honey begins on the evening of Jan. 29 and participants may choose from over 45 one-hour classes and workshops designed to stimulate teenage and adult participants of all Judaic background, the statement said. Sunday morning classes offer more in-depth explorations of subjects of interest.
The $18 registration fee covers Saturday and/or Sunday classes. Walk-ins welcome.
 For more information, including a full class listing, log on to or call 203 387-2424 x300.



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