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Weekly Bulletin: January 28

Upcoming Gatherings

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Exploring the Shabbat Liturgy

The third session of Justin Sundell-Thomas' class on Jewish prayer has been rescheduled for this Thursday, January 30, 6-7:30 PM! It's not too late to join this class and learn about the Shabbat prayer service. Suggested donation $5+ for TI members, $10-18 for the broader community. Reply to this email to register!

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

Sunday, February 2. 3-5 PM: The Temple Israel Readers Theater invites you to Stage on Main, 17 South Main Street, Orange, MA for a play-reading of 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER by Kate Moira Ryan and Judy Gold.

Free admission - donations welcome. Doors open at 2:30.

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother was written by Jewish, female comedians, and performed Off Broadway. The play explores the cultural upbringing and thinking of a wide variety of Jewish mothers. The audience hears actual responses of twenty Jewish mothers who were interviewed. There is both comedic and poignant content--a little stereotype; a little history; a few flashbacks to Jewish thinking of past generations.

For more information on the February 2 event or on Stage on Main please call 1.513.226.0043

Tu B'Shvat

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 9 for Temple Israel's celebrations of the New Year for Trees, Tu B'Shvat! Families with young children are invited to a Tu B'Shvat seder from 10:30-12:30, and a seder for adult learners is being planned for that afternoon - exact time TBA. More information to come!

Community Announcements

Sunday, February 3, 7-8:30 PM: Rachel Kann Poetry Reading: 'How to Bless the New Moon' @ Beit Ahavah

Rachel Kann, New England Jewish Poetry Festival's 2020 Featured Poet, Kohenet, Spoken Word Performance Artist, Jewish educator, exceptional children's book author ("You Sparkle Inside"), liturgist, ritual leader, returns to the Pioneer Valley from her home in Los Angeles on a MA Poetry Tour reading from her latest poetry collection, 'How to Bless the New Moon' - a journey through the priestess archetypes as laid out by Kohenet: The Hebrew Priestess Institute. More information on Facebook.

Friday, February 7, 7 PM: Musical Shabbat with Mak'hela @ Sinai Temple, Springfield

Sinai Temple in Springfield is pleased to announce a special musical Shabbat with the Jewish Chorus of Western Massachusetts, Mak'hela, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St, Springfield, MA. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, February 10, 11 AM - 1 PM: Finding Your Roots (for beginning and intermediate genealogy researchers) @ Springfield JCC

Experts from the Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society will be presenting two workshops on genealogical research. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors are the Springfield JCC and Bay Path University’s Kaleidoscope Series. To pre-register, call the JCC at 413-739-4715. For more information, email research@wmjgs.org or visit us on Facebook: Western Mass Jewish Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 PM: ICFC Meeting on Loving Your Neighbors @ All Soul's Church

The Interfaith Council's regular meeting will be held this month on February 20 at All Soul's Unitarian Universalist Church, 399 Main Street. The theme is Loving our Neighbors: Spiritual Practices. More information on ICFC's Facebook Page.

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