Weekly Bulletin: February 11

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Sephardi Shabbat

Friday, February 21, 6 PM: Come for a special Shabbat evening celebrating Sephardi culture. Dinner and blessings at 6PM followed by a Sephardi song sing-a-long led by Justin Sundell-Thomas, backed up by The Frumkiss Family Business!

Main dish and some sides will be provided. Your contributions of Sephardi sides and desserts are very welcome!

Supported by a Rekindle Shabbat Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.


Talking to Children about Antisemitism

The last session of the workshops on combating antisemitism with Amy Leos-Urbel will be held on Sunday, February 23, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Amy will lead a practical session for parents and educators who wish to learn ways to help children describe, understand and combat anti-Semitism.

Suggested donation $6-36. Co-sponsored with Greenfield Hadassah and supported by a generous grant from the Grinspoon Foundation of Western MA.

Caregivers who wish to attend may drop off their children with the PJ Library Kindness Rocks story time and activities, which will be happening simultaneously. 

Havdallah and Scary Stories with Rabbi Andrea

Join us if you dare! On the 5th Shabbat of February, which also happens to be this year's leap day, Saturday, February 29, Rabbi Andrea will lead Havdallah and tell scary stories starting at 7 PM. Followed by tea and light refreshments.

Community Announcements

Monday, February 17, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: 
Dreams and the Wind: Puppets, Crafts, Stories, and Songs @ The Yiddish Book Center

Fun activities inspired by Jewish folktales, including: · Puppet show by Anna Sobel of Talking Hands Theatre · Arts and crafts · Songs and stories · Dance party All are welcome and the program is free! No prior knowledge of Jewish culture or Yiddish is required. For more information visit Questions? Email Lesley Yalen or call her at 413-256-4900, ext. 142.

Thursday, 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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