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Shabbat Salon: Ira Kitmacher

Friday, June 14, 2024 8 Sivan 5784

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our June presenter will be local historian and author, and TBH member, Ira Kitmacher. He will be discussing his internationally published book Monsters and Miracles: Horror, Heroes, and the Holocaust. In the book, Ira takes a cinematic view of the Holocaust: one part horror and the other part a hero and superhero story. The forces of good overcome those of evil. He believes there is no way to fully understand the Holocaust and currently rising hatred without understanding these underlying topics.

An Olympia-based historian and published author of books on American and European history and folklore, Ira Wesley Kitmacher has appeared in television programs, documentaries and other media. He is a professor, teaching courses at leading universities. Ira is an experienced and acclaimed speaker and guide. He is a retired senior federal executive, attorney, consultant, and a Historic Commission Commissioner. Ira holds JD, MS and BA degrees. He is a graduate of Harvard University and other leadership programs.



Our Shabbat Salons this year will not include a full service in the Sanctuary. Rather, we will join in-person in community to celebrate Shabbat in the social hall with several prayers before we enjoy a catered vegetarian dinner by Nineveh.  The presentation begins between 7:30 and 7:45 pm, and the event typically concludes at 9:00 pm. Each menu is specially created just for TBH!


  • Cucumber Salad
  • Garlic Noodles
  • Fried veggie egg rolls
  • Steamed bok choi with stir fry sauce drizzle
  • Vegetable fried rice
  • Matcha brownies

Dinner is $18 per person. RSVP is required for the dinner only. You may join us for the presentation without an RSVP.


Complete the form below and pay online with a credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer to pay by CHECK OR CASH, please e-mail your dinner RSVP to You may drop your payment in the Mail Box in the TBH foyer by the admin office or you may pay the night of the event.

Once dinner registration has closed, payment for dinner is non-refundable if you have to cancel. However, you may transfer your dinner ticket to another person. If you choose to pay by check/cash, please contact the office to make arrangements.

Important Note: Event Registration is for the dinner ONLY. You may attend the  speaker presentation without having dinner. Registration  closes the Wednesday before the Salon at 5:00 pm.

Please put any dietary restrictions in the notes.

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