Join Rabbi Marvin Schwab and Cantor Ilan Davidson for A Taste of Judaism® class this spring. This free 3-session program focuses on a sampling of Jewish ideas about spirituality, values, and community. This class is designed specifically for beginners and no previous Jewish knowledge is required. We warmly welcome interfaith couples, people who are Jewish-adjacent, people exploring conversion, unaffiliated Jews, and...
This cohort is a special pre-Passover condensed edition of Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults! Master Hebrew readings in only five weeks, just in time for your Passover celebrations!
Braid. Spice. Cook!
A Jewish Food Series presented by the Sisterhoods of Congregation Beth El, Congregation Kol Ami, and Temple Beth Sholom.
Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. The main communal celebration involves a public reading—usually in the synagogue—of the Book of Esther (M'gillat Esther), which tells the story of the holiday: Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the m'gillah typically is a rowdy affair, punctuated by booing and noise-making when Haman's name is read aloud.
The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2