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Monthly Archives: 5 Adar 5772 (February 28, 2012)
The Religious School PTA will hold a Parent Coffee and PTA meeting on Sunday, March 4, immediately following Rabbi Adler’s “Purim for Adults” session. We anticipate starting refreshments around 10:30 a.m., with the PTA meeting beginning at 11. Children who are not in class at that time are welcome to attend with their parents.
Sunday, March 4, 2012 2 PM Temple Shalom Back to the Future: Ancient Roots and Modern Kashrut Featuring Rabbi Natan Margalit The way that we treat animals, especially when we choose to use them for food, touches on the very essence of Judaism. In this workshop, we will explore Jewish attitudes and practices of ethical slaughter. (Don’t worry. There won’t be any practical demonstrations!) We will look both at the ancient sources which direct us to respect the sacredness of all life, as well as the way that modernity has influenced Jewish practice – in ways both positive and negative. Join members of Temple B’nai Abraham and Temple Shalom at this the next program in the Jewish Response to … series.
The monthly Mitzvah Knitting Group will meet Sunday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Newcomers are welcome! We’ll have yarn, needles and experienced knitters who can show you how to start a blanket or more manageable 7-inch-by-7-inch squares that will be incorporated into patchwork blankets. Please share this message with anyone you think might be interested in joining our group. Blankets have already been distributed to two nursing homes in Beverly. Looking forward to seeing you on the 11th.
Sunday, March 4 after 9:00 minyan there will be “Purim for Adults” - a session exploring the deeper meaning of Purim and the story of Esther. A Preschool Holiday Workshop for toddlers- age 5 will run at the same time as the Adult workshop so parents can attend the program while their young children enjoy crafts stories and songs related to the holiday of Purim. Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 pizza dinner, 6:00 Megilah reading We will turn things on their head and hold an ADULT COSTUME CONTEST (the kids will be the judges). I also need a few brave men with a good sense of humor to take part in a beauty contest (yes, this means dressing in drag). Please contact me if you are interested. Thursday, March 8 at 9:30 we will have a joint Shacharit service and full Megilah reading at Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody. Note that there will not be a regular minyan that Thursday morning at TBA.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Patricia Schutzman, mother of Jeffrey, Carrie and Daniel Schutzman. A graveside service will take place on Monday, February 27 at 1PM at the Sons of Abraham Cemetery on Cole Street in Beverly. The family will be accepting condolence calls at the home of Jeffrey and Linda Schutzman 5 Comstock Lane, Topsfield following the interment on Monday through 8PM and Tuesday from 4-8PM with a Shiva minyan at 6PM on Monday and 7PM on Tuesday. The congregation offers its condolences to Joseph Schutzman, Jeffrey, Linda, Zachary and Ethan Schutzman, Carrie Schutzman and Daniel, Benjamin and Andrew Schutzman. May God comfort them among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Join us Monday night, February 27, at 7 pm, for the Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group meeting at TBA. This month we focus on Megillat Esther and the “masks” we wear. We’ll also make our own decorative masks out of paper bags. Rosh Hodesh honors the new moon and the new Hebrew month, and has been traditionally celebrated by women. These monthly meetings, led by Rabbi Alison Adler, involve ritual, discussion and food. Future dates to be announced.
Sisterhood Book Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 29, at the home of Deb Greenstein to discuss The Woman Who Named God, by Charlotte Gordon. Ms. Gordon will be the featured speaker at TBA’s 8th annual Lecture Series Brunch, which is scheduled for March 25. Book Club is open to all interested readers. Please contact Deb Greenstein if you plan to attend the meeting on the 29th.