Upcoming Spring Happenings

Hello everyone!  It seems unbelievable how quickly the fall went this year.  We had our High Holy Days, Thanksgiving came and before you knew it, Chanukah and New Year’s Eve.  And while the weather might be cold and grey now, there are a bunch of happenings this spring that will cheer you right up!

On January 23rd, I started an Adult Hebrew 2 class, Beyond the Alef-Bet, that meets on Monday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and runs through mid-June at the temple.  This course, which is free for all TBE partners, is for those who can read Hebrew and who want to learn more about Hebrew vocabulary and grammar as it relates to Jewish texts.  If you missed my Adult Hebrew 1 class last year, Robin Faigenbaum will be teaching a beginner’s class on the Hebrew Alef-Bet (alphabet) this May. More details to come.

This March, I will be teaching a three-part introductory class on Shabbat at Temple Beth El.  This class will be focused on the format of the Shabbat service and I will be teaching some of the regular melodies that we use in our worship.  I will explain our TBE minhag or traditions such as our different Friday night services and versions of musical settings that might be specific to TBE.  It’s a great introduction for those who are new to Temple Beth El or are less familiar with services.  Join me on Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m., March 19th at 4:00 p.m. and March 26th at 2:00 p.m.

You might have noticed above that on Sunday, March 19th, my Shabbat class is later.  That’s because there will be an amazing, first ever Temple Beth El Talent Show at 2:00 p.m. Shameless plug, Chloe is participating and in my unbiased opinion that will be the cutest.  Come to the talent show and stay for some Shabbat knowledge!

Also, mark your calendars: I will be leading the Sisterhood Women’s Seder on Thursday, March 23rd.  It is always a wonderful time to come together, have fun and celebrate the exodus from Egypt, without the dishes or the cleaning!

Last but not least, I am throwing a Cantor’s Pizza Party on Friday evening, April 28th at 6:00 p.m. before Shabbat services.  Come together for good food and schmoozing; a fun and relaxing way to enter Shabbat!

Phew! What a list.  There is always something happening here.  Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on these events as we get closer.  I look forward to seeing you all soon!