The Week Ahead… April 30-May 6, 2018

Monday, April 30

  • Parent-Tot Class, 9:00 – 11:00am
    Open to the public, this FREE weekly class for children up to 24-months in age and their parent(s) is a great way to meet other parents, exchange experiences, and provide an opportunity for the children to play together and engage in age-appropriate activities. We also read a book from PJ Library twice a month. Facilitated by Amanda Stark, various experts from different fields of child development and child-care will visit occasionally to share their expertise and provide opportunities for discussions. Feel free to bring your friends; it’s open to everyone! (PLEASE NOTE: We have a mandatory vaccination policy.) For more information, contact Lynne Falkow-Strauss.

  • Open Mah Jongg Play, 10:00am-12:00pm
    All levels welcome. Men are welcome, too. Come join the fun! For more information, contact Evelyn.

  • B'nai Mitzvah Class, 4:00pm

Tuesday, May 1

  • Religious School, 4:00pm. For more information, contact Rabbi Barkan.

  • Hebrew H.S., 5:00pm (Graduation 6:00pm)

  • Junior USY, 6:00pm. For Jewish children grades 7 & 8. For more information, contact Rabbi Barkan.

  • Talmud on Tuesday, 6:00pm
    The Talmud is an extensive compilation of teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis over the centuries, covering matters of Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, history, customs, and more. We are currently studying Tractate Shabbat. Learn about the law and lore in the Talmud with Rabbi Robert Eisen as we dig deep into living Judaism. Open to all. No charge to attend.

Wednesday, May 2

  • “Gentle Chair Yoga” – Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30am
    Focus is on increased balance, strength and flexibility in a supportive group setting. Meditation and deep relaxation at end of each class leaves participants with positive healing energy and uplifted spirits. Dress comfortably. Members of Women’s League: $6 per class; non-members $8 per class. For more information, contact Evelyn.

  • Weekday Torah Study Group, 11:00am
    Informal and lively study discussion led by Rabbi Robert Eisen. (Occasionally lay-led.) Open to all. No charge to attend.

  • Senior USY, 6:00pm. For Jewish children grades 9 thru 12. For more information, contact Rabbi Barkan.

Thursday, May 3

  • Lag B'Omer BBQ Party & Concert, 6:00pm

Friday, May 4

  • Tot Shabbat, service 5:45pm; dinner 6:15pm
    Join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat Service for young families to welcome the Sabbath with stories and songs, followed by a kid-friendly Shabbat dinner. $25 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children). Additional adults $10 per person. RSVP by Apr. 30 to Kim.

Saturday, May 5

  • "Read It & Meet" Book Discussion with Local Author, approx. 12:00pm
    Local author Lauren Grossman, will be our guest as we discuss her book The Golden Peacock. Lauren will join us at kiddush, followed by "Read It & Meet." Buy the book in advance! Autographed copies are being sold at the Front Desk in the Administrative Office. $10.95 (retail price: $14.95) ONLY 2 left! Cash or check only made payable to Lauren Grossman.
    Book discussions are held once a month and are open to everyone. We discuss selected books by Jewish authors or with Jewish content, and share our experiences, reactions, and ideas. Moderators facilitate each discussion. For more information, contact Helen.
  • Shabbat Afternoon Torah Study, 5:15pm
    Open to all, this is an opportunity to become more involved in “living Judaism.” Lay-led. No charge to attend. Torah portion: Emor

Sunday, May 6

  • Religious School, 9:00am class followed by Talent Show & Party to include lunch & games. For more information, contact Rabbi Barkan.
  • Parent Havurah, 11:00am
    This group meets to discuss relevant topics around Jewish parenting and joins with other families to participate in synagogue life to build a vibrant and organic community among young families around the synagogue and to help shape your child’s Jewish experience. For more information, contact Rabbi Barkan.