Join our Hebrew School students and veterans at the Northport VA Medical Center on Sunday, December 9th from 10:45-12:15.
We'll be bringing the cupcakes we made at the Hanukkah Fair.
And now for a little Hanukkah music!
A few words of inspiration from our Rabbi (from the monthly newsletter)
"The real Hanukkah miracle is that the people lit in the first place. They knew there wasn’t enough. They knew it wouldn’t last. But they moved forward anyway. And out of scarcity, came abundance. This is one of the most important lessons of Hanukkah. When things look difficult, when we are exhausted, maybe even despairing, when it seems clear that we don’t have enough energy, resources, optimism, the hope of our ancestors inspires. It encourages us to move forward.
So, at the darkest time of the year, we light candles.
And we don’t just light them for ourselves; we light them for each other. The mitzvah of Hanukkah is pirsumei nisa, to publicize the miracle..."
- Rabbi Lina Zerbarini
Come light candles with us, and for each other. Friday at 6pm
MOVIES & MUNCHIES
Movies and Munchies will be meeting on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30 pm at the home of Lois Hass. (Call the office for details)
We will be discussing Past Life, a film written and directed by Avi Nesher (The Matchmaker, Secrets). Called "a vital, accessible, character-driven drama," it takes place in 1977 Jerusalem. It is the story of two sisters who are the daughters of Holocaust survivors. The mystery of their father's experiences in Poland during World War II is at the heart of this story. Avi Nesher expertly builds suspense as the sisters search for the truth of the past.
Watch the trailer:
View the film in your own home (the DVD is available at Nassau and Suffolk libraries and on Amazon Prime), then join us for what is always a lively, spirited, informed, and fun discussion.
click the above image to read the interview!