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Temple Beth David announces first NFT
CHESHIRE — Temple Beth David of Cheshire announced the minting of their first NFT, or NonFungible Token.
Harold Kramer, president of Temple Beth David, said: “This NFT is a very creative work of art, designed to share the concept of welcoming all members into a house of worship. We are excited to be, as far as we know, the first temple in the world to embark on this new artistic journey and hope we can raise funds to help sustain our operations, increase our scholarships, repair our aging building, and endow our future.”
NFTS are the acronym for NonFungible Tokens which at their essence are a certification of ownership of a unique digital asset. NFTS represent a token that is stored on the blockchain (digital ledger) so they provide proof of ownership.
View this exclusive NFT, named “Awe and Reverence”, at https://opensea.io/collection/ aweandreverence
The NFT was a collaborative effort featuring the creative animation of Spanish artist Tamara Delgado Garcia, the music of Serbian violinist Jovana Krazic, and the rendering of the ark curtain and doors from the American artist Jeanette Kuvin Oren.
Bidding on the NFT will begin on September 6, 2021 and remain open for one month, at which time the sale will be consummated. The NFT was a joint project between the Temple Beth David fundraising committee led by Ruth Fiske Ratner, and NFTS4Charity, LLC, a company founded to help bring this new fundraising idea to organizations in need throughout the world.
For more information on NFTS4Charity, please visit www.nfts4charity.io
Griswold Forums begin Oct. 3
OLD LYME — Saint Ann’s Old Lyme announces the return of the popular “Griswold Forums” the first Sunday of the month, beginning Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Griswold Room.
The first speaker for this relaunched series is David W. Good, Minister Emeritus for The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, founder and chairperson for the Tree of Life Educational Fund and founder of Public Art for Racial Justice Education.
Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Good grew up in the United Methodist Church, and studied philosophy and English literature in college. Choosing the ministry as a profession, he went to Yale Divinity School, and since graduation he served as the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, CT. for 37 years until his retirement in 2012. He now devotes his time as a volunteer for the Tree of Life ministry that was established by the Old Lyme church.
As an outgrowth of the Marches for Racial Justice, he co-founded “Public Art for Racial Justice Education” whose first project was a Diptych showing the Ed- mund Pettus Bridge, as it was and as we hope it will be someday. Now, PARJE is working on a “Sister Mural” project with plans for murals in Old Lyme, New London, Norwich and East Lyme. He continues his love of philosophy (Heidegger) and poetry (T.S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Blake, Theodore Roethke). Good is married to Corinne Good of Liverpool, England.
Good will speak about the Edmund Pettus Bridge Diptych, which will be on site for his presentation. Com- missioned by PARJE, the Edmund Pettus
Bridge Diptych is a two-paneled painting connected by hinges and enclosed in a wooden box. The work reflects on the Edmund Pettus Bridge which played a pivotal part in our country’s Civil and Voting Rights history. The diptych is rooted in the ancient ecclesiastical tradition of traveling icons.
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Congregation Mishkan Israel schedules events
HAMDEN — Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd, Hamden, is holding in-person and virtual services and events.
Volunteers wanted: The Ritual Committee is in need of volunteers to lead 5-7 minute presentations on topics of spiritual significance. If interested, contact Stan Friedman at email@example.com or David Chevan at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a title for your presentation.
For more information and list of events, visit cmihamden.org or call the office at 203-288-3877. For pastoral emergencies, call Rabbi Immerman directly on at 203-5847396.
Congregation B’Nai Jacob schedules services, events
WOODBRIDGE — Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, announces the following services and programs. If you don’t know how to Zoom, visit https://www.bnaijacob.org/ or call 203-389-2111. We are Zooming and live for Shabbat evening and morning services.
Saturday, 9 a.m. Bread and Torah in the chapel and on Zoom
Saturday, 10 a.m. Shabbat services in the tent, on Zoom and live stream.
Weekday morning Minyans at 7:45 a.m. in the Chapel and on Zoom.
Evening Minyans at 6 p.m. Sat.-Thursday. 6:30 p.m., on Friday Shabbat evening.
Sept. 20, Erev Sukkot 6 p.m. service
Sept. 21-22, Services at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m. A Sukkah pizza, we bring back the Old World Pizza truck. Please sign up in advance.