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Upcoming

Class

A Taste of Judaism® - Temple Beth El, San Pedro, CA

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7 Adar II 5784 to 20 Nisan 5784
1435 W. 7TH STREET , SAN PEDRO, CA 90732
This is a multi-access event

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...

Class

Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults (Cohort 2024-5) - Union for Reform Judaism

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8 Adar II 5784 to 10 Nisan 5784
This is a virtual event

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!

Get started with aleph-bet!

Familiarity with Hebrew can be a key to feeling at home in the Jewish community. Learn the shapes...

Event

Braid. Spice. Cook! (at Kol Ami)

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10 Adar II 5784
1101 Springdale Rd , Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
This is an in-person event

Braid. Spice. Cook!
A Jewish Food Series presented by the Sisterhoods of Congregation Beth El, Congregation Kol Ami, and Temple Beth Sholom.

Torah Portion

Vayikra

Leviticus 1:1−5:26
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13 Adar II 5784
Haftarah: Esther 7:1-10; 8:15-17 [historic: I Samuel 15:2-34]
Shabbat Zachor

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

Holiday

Purim

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13 Adar II 5784 to 14 Adar II 5784

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.