12-1 PM @ Temple Beth-El (70 Orchard Ave, Providence)

Free and open to all; registration is not required. Pack a brown bag lunch (kosher, please)* and join us for these interesting presentations:

Monday, October 23


What You've Always Wanted to Know About Acting (but were afraid to ask)

Trinity actors Phyllis Kay and Richard Donelly

So, you go to a play, you enjoy it - but what you don’t see is what goes on backstage during the rehearsal process. Richard Donelly and Phyllis Kay, both long time Trinity Square Theatre actors, will tell us what actually happens on the first day through several weeks of the process, to opening. Then, this husband and wife team will perform a short scene and talk about character. The spotlight then focuses on us. We can ask all our questions and get all the answers.

Phyllis Kay and Richard Donelly have been happily working in theatre, film and television for as long as they can remember.

Monday, November 6


Get ready for your Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holiday celebrations with a wine tasting - and talk

Eric Taylor of Bottles Fine Wine and The East End

Eric Taylor of Bottles Fine Wine and The East End, will share his proven guidelines for pairing wine with holiday feasts, and will offer a sampling of two styles of wine that work well with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fare. Bring your questions about all things wine related.

In his role as Director of Operations for The Bottles Group, Eric oversees Bottles Fine Wine and its sister bar & bistro, The East End. He is an accomplished sommelier, with over 15 years of experience building wine lists at restaurants on both coasts. Eric has garnered several accreditations, including the title of Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, and is a founding board member of the Rhode Island Sommelier Society.

*Please keep in mind the Temple’s kosher dietary restrictions: No pork or shellfish products (fish with fins and scales are permitted); meat and cheese should not be together in a meal.