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Purim For Adults!

Our children will be learning about and celebrating Purim on Sunday, March 17 during Beit Lev. Many of us will gather on the actual night of Purim, Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. for a megillah reading/hearing (in English) and a special Adult Education session. Please click here and read a preview about our discussion of a very old yet current concern, one of the main themes of the Book of Esther. Please join us!

March Shabbat Unplugged

Many of us are already familiar with the text of the prayer book (Siddur) also known as the “greatest hits of the Middle Ages.” However, the arc and flow of “traditional” worship can sometimes seem difficult to connect with. As one congregant shared, "prayers are as accessible to us as animal sacrifice."  Shabbat Unplugged, in our “Sing Shalom Shabbat,” strives to make Shabbat worship a bit more accessible by tying meaningful popular songs to the format of the Shabbat service--making music and feeling the primary vehicles for the direction of our Shabbat worship experience. Please join with Shabbat Unplugged on Friday March 22 at 7:00 p.m. for a sing-full / soul-full evening based on folk and pop music--lots of music that you'll recognize and enjoy singing along--all presented by your Shabbat Unplugged ensemble.

Literature at Lunch 

Join Gail Lipsitz at noon on March 23, 2019 (Please note: this is a new date.) for our next discussion of "INDECENT", a Play by Paula Vogel.
Follow the true story of a play, a playwright, and a plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw, to 1923 Broadway, to 1943 Lodz Ghetto in Poland, to 2017 Broadway. Sholem Asch's play "God of Vengeance" moved from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal. This is the story dramatized by Paula Vogel in her 2017 play, "Indecent." The latest hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of A Civil War Christmas, The Baltimore Waltz, and How I Learned to Drive, Indecent pays homage to artists ahead of their time and doomed to pay the price. Read and see this fascinating play, and bring your reactions to our discussion. "Indecent" comes alive at  Center Stage (including a klezmer band), directed by Eric Rosen, from February 28-March 31, 2019. We highly recommend that you see the play before our meeting on March 23. To purchase tickets for "Indecent" at Center Stage click here.
"Indecent" was published in paperback (75 pages) in 2017 by Theater Communications Group, Inc., 520 Eighth Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10018-4156.
FYI: You can also watch the Broadway performance of "Indecent" on PBS. You have to be a Passport member, but it's only $5. 

Adult Ed Class - "Practical Theology - Part III" 

Part II was about living out of one's convictions and values -- sometimes referred to as "applied Judaism" as we attempt to bring our spirituality to life in the practical, pragmatic, lived world.  The guiding question was, "How do my behaviors (and what specific actions?) reflect our highest moral and spiritual commitments?"  

Part III is the other side of the coin, living into spirituality.  There are many practices and modes of engagement to develop and nurture our spiritual lives, of exercising our spiritual capacities, with the aim of internalizing virtues, sensitizing ourselves to care for others, becoming aware of the greater unity within which we live.  Through various components of Jewish life -- blessings, ritual observances, objects, study, set-aside times, prayer, etc. -- we may connect with and strengthen our attachment to our ideals.

For Part III of our exploration of the intersection between spirituality and worldly living we can avail ourselves of the experience of Rabbi Steve Silvern, a member of KHL, as a resource and teacher of prayer. You are invited to join the learning and discussion on any Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the KHL room.  

Calendar of Events

Friday Night

Shabbat Unplugged
: 7:00p

Shabbat Day

Torah Study (Rabbi's Tisch)
: 8:45a
Shabbat Morning Service
: 10:00a
Literature at Lunch
: 12:00p

Upcoming Programs & Events

Purim for Adults
Wednesday, Mar 20 7:00p
Literature at Lunch
Shabbat, Mar 23 12:00p
Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Mar 26 7:00p
Women's Seder
Sunday, Apr 7 2:00p

Parshat Tzav

Shabbat, Mar 23
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