Pamela Rothstein2018-07-05T10:37:42-04:00

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Pamela RothsteinPamela Rothstein serves as Director of Lifelong Learning at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. From the original appointment as Religious School Director in 1999, her position has expanded to better reflect her own, this congregation’s, and the Union for Reform Judaism’s commitment to lifelong Jewish learning.

Ms. Rothstein was born in Chicago, IL in 1961 and raised in Worcester, MA, where her family belonged to Temple Emanuel. She attended Brown University and was graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in Russian Studies, magna cum laude. After living for several years in Yugoslavia, Ms. Rothstein pursued graduate study in the Ph.D. program in history at Yale University, where she earned an A.B.D. in East European and Balkan history (specializing in Yugoslavia) in 1991.

After leaving academia and moving to Falmouth in 1994, Ms. Rothstein first became involved in Jewish learning as a member of the Religious School Committee before accepting the invitation to serve as Religious School Director. Since becoming Director of Lifelong Learning she has expanded learning opportunities for members of all ages. The continuing obligation of Jewish learning is reflected at the FJC by its seamless integration into all aspects of congregational life and activities, from holidays to worship, committee meetings to Social Action. It is Ms. Rothstein’s view that Jewish learning has the potential to transform one’s Jewish identity and engagement, deepening both the individual’s and collective’s relationship with Jewish tradition. By providing opportunities for all ages, abilities, and interests, she aims to maintain a vital, creative, and stimulating connection to Judaism for all members of our congregation.

Ms. Rothstein’s interests are wide-ranging, but areas of special concern that are often reflected in programming include: literature, film, history, the Shoah, German-Jewish relations, cooking, and the arts. She is active professionally, having participated in URJ conference panels and written book discussion guides for the URJ’s Significant Jewish Books.

Ms. Rothstein’s passion for tikkun olam has most recently taken the form of her work on the Steering Committee of No Place for Hate – Falmouth, her service on the Town of Falmouth’s Bikeways Committee, her service on the Neighborhood Falmouth Advisory Committee, and her role on the committee that established and maintains Falmouth’s first dog park. In recognition of her civic engagement, Ms. Rothstein was honored as “Citizen of the Year” in 2017 by the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce. In January 2018, based on her leadership in No Place for Hate – Falmouth, she will be among the recipients of recognition for Human Rights work by the Church Women United of Cape Cod.

In her non-working and non-service time, Pamela is usually found outdoors in nature, on foot or on bicycle, sometimes with her beloved dog.

To reach Pamela Rothstein by e-mail: pbrothstein@comcast.net

From the desk of Pamela Rothstein

JBC Author Talk (Dec. 6) with the Popular Monday Morning Cooking Club on their latest book “Now for Something Sweet”

Join the Popular Australian Monday Morning Cooking Club as it Presents its Latest Cookbook Now for Something Sweet in a JBC Author Talk Monday, December 6 at 7pm - on Zoom and broadcast live on Falmouth Public Channel 13 (FCTV)  For Zoom information write to Pamela Rothstein at pbrothstein@comcast.net. WINNER OF THE JANE AND STUART WEITZMAN FAMILY AWARD FOR [...]

WINTER COAT DRIVE FOR BOYS & GIRLS

CAN YOU PROVIDE THE GIFT OF WARMTH TO A CHILD THIS WINTER? The Falmouth Service Center is giving a new winter coat to each enrolled child.  FJC will be collecting NEW coats sizes 10-12 for both boys and girls. Find the collection box in our coat room through December 8th.  We will deliver all coats to the Service Center [...]

2021 Alternative Gift Market

2021 Alternative Gift Market Friday Nov. 12th through Sunday, Nov. 21st - Shop from home! The Alternative Gift Market, which FJC has sponsored for well over a decade, is now online for the second year and the website is fine-tuned and ready to go. A market gift is a donation to a worthy cause often in honor of a [...]

A Free, Virtual Author Talk Commemorating Kristallnacht Featuring Faris Cassell, author of the award-winning The Unanswered Letter Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm Broadcast live on FCTV Public Channel 13 Zoom access for members or by request or invitation only: contact Pamela Rothstein at pbrothstein@comcast.net Presented in partnership by Falmouth Jewish Congregation and the Worcester JCC   Faris Cassell will [...]

Lessons (to date) From the Pandemic

Lessons (to date) From the Pandemic 1) Joy delayed is not joy diminished. As I write these words in early October, we are two-fifths of the way through this year’s b’nei mitzvah “season”, five consecutive Shabbat mornings when we celebrate a young person’s coming-of-age and their being called to read from the Torah. All five families had to shift [...]

Our “Homecoming” Event!

Our "Homecoming" Event! FJC's "homecoming" celebration (10-17-21) was a m'chayeh (Yiddish for "life-affirming") event, an opportunity to safely regather after so long a hiatus! On a gorgeous fall afternoon, over 100 vintage members, new members and prospective members gathered for a COVID-safe cookout, games, music and shmoozing! FJC committees were represented to allow attendees to learn more about how [...]

2021-2022 Jewish Book Council Author Talks (with public participation on FCTV Channel 13 Falmouth)

The full schedule of Jewish Book Council Author Talk for 2021-2022 We are pleased to welcome back the public to these popular events, thanks to live broadcasts by FCTV Public Channel 13, Falmouth We have a robust mix of history, non-fiction and fiction, with authors joining us from across the country and from Australia. Many of these talks are [...]

Daniel Sokatch, NIF CEO, Presents a Jewish Book Council Author Talk (“Can We Talk About Israel?”)

Daniel Sokatch, New Israel Fund CEO, Presents a JBC Author Talk on Can We Talk About Israel: A Guide for the Curious, Confused and Conflicted Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. Virtual and aired live on FCTV Public Channel 13 Falmouth Co-hosted by Falmouth Jewish Congregation and the Worcester JCC “Daniel Sokatch has done the impossible-he writes a [...]

FJC Celebrates Simchat Torah – 5782!

FJC Celebrates Simchat Torah - 5782! Video & photos by TEE MARVIN FJC member TEE MARVIN brings us a wonderful video & slide show, from our Erev Simchat Torah service that featured Torah readers LAURA LUBIN & JERRY MALKIN and spirited music from BART WEISMAN'S KLEZMER/SWING GROUP! Click on the link to view the video. The photo slide show [...]

Sukkot Video (by Tee Marvin)

Sukkot Video (by Tee Marvin) Our member Tee Marvin gives us another marvelous gift...a Sukkot video that you can view by clicking on this link: https://vimeo.com/611892569/ed2a11f94d Here are Tee comments about the inspiration for this video: "In the moments between day and night; my favorite time to be in the sukkah, the change of light, color and the essence of [...]

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