Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This Weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue March 6 - March 8

A busy, busy weekend coming up!

On Friday, March 6th at 6:30 come celebrate Purim with costumes, hamentaschen and a reading of the Megillah.

Then on Saturday we have the rare opportunity to share services and a musical Shabbat with both Rav Greg and Cantor Judy.  Torah study begins at 10am sharp with services to follow at 11am!

On Sunday, Rav Greg will be leading an adult education class on Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, and Contemporary Jewish Spirituality.  10am and OPEN TO ALL, regardless of affilation (so spread the word and bring friends and family!)


Have you RSVP'd yet?

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Purim Poem by Jeanne Steig

Come celebrate Purim at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue!  Friday night - 

March 6th at 6:30pm

And in the meantime, it's by no means the "whole Megillah" but it covers all the important bits!  I give you...

The Esther Story

by Jeanne Steig

High-handed Haman, esteemed by the King,
Did an evil, ibnoble – nay damnable – thin.
He proclaimed, “We have too many Hebrews by far.
Let them therefore be slain, in the month of Adar.”
When the news reached Queen Esther, she shivered a bit,
Then cried: “Down, I say, down with this scrofulous writ!”

She invited her husband and Haman to feast.
When they’d guzzled their fill, and their chins were well greased,
Said King Ahasuerus, “Dear Lady, bravo!
What gift shall I give you, what trinket bestow?
What prize will you claim for such tasty ragouts?”
She said, “Save my life!  And my people – the Jews.”

“Who threatens my Queen, what despicable hound?”
Esther pointed to Haman, who fell to the ground.
King Ahasuerus was horribly wroth.
His eyes were aflame, his lips were afroth.
Very little remains of this story to tell.
Horrid Haman was hanged, and his ten sons as well.

The festival Purim, which Hebrews observe,
Commemorates Esther – her cunning, her verve.
They dress up in costumes, and sing jolly tines,
And eat hamantaschen, a cookie with prunes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This Weekend at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue February 28 - March 1

Saturday morning February 28, 2015  
Torah Study @ 10am & Services @ 11am

That's it for this weekend but remember...

Coming Friday, March 6th

And March 18th (RSVP by March 4th)

Yom Hashoah 2015

Annual Kehillath Shalom Community Seder

Women's Seder - Debbie Friedman Haggadah - March 18th

Join us at Kehillath Shalom Synagogue for an evening of 
song, feminism and FOOD!  
Open to the public.  Men as well as women are welcome to join with us to celebrate the women of the Exodus and our continued journey to the present day.

To RSVP please call the office at (631)367-4589

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