February 21, 2019
I hope the winter has not been too severe up until now. Do not fear, spring is coming!
March 2019 at the LSJC will include a Sunday morning program on Jewish Sports Legends (3/3) as well as our Purim Celebration (3/20). We are also looking at some special speakers for Shabbat morning.
In addition, we would like to offer the following activities for anyone interested:
► An Adult Bat Mitzvah class: This can lead to celebrating a Bat Mitzvah ceremony for anyone who wishes! We will also consider an online class for those who cannot always meet face to face.
► A Beginners Hebrew Class: You can learn to read Hebrew in 10-12 weeks.
► Read from the Megillah: Purim is on March 20. We are setting aside Chapter Three of the Megillah for anyone who would like to read or chant a line – or more! I will gladly send you a recording so you can practice beforehand. My goal is for the entire chapter to be read by members of the congregation – so contact me to reserve your passage.
► For Families of College Students (and Just Beyond): With an alarming increase in antisemitism and widespread talk of BDS (the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanction of Israel), there is a greater need for us to reach young Jewish adults. How can we respond to criticisms of Israel? To UN’s anti-Israel resolutions? To other forms of antisemitism? I would like to establish an online/social media discussion with students who want to become more familiar with the subject so they are better informed.
► Shabbat Roundtable: We would like to start a monthly discussion on a topic of contemporary interest drawn from that week’s Sabbath Torah reading. It would be on Saturdays following the Shabbat morning service from noon-12:45pm. There is no requirement to attend the preceding service; you can just come for a lively and thought-provoking discussion. Mark your calendars! Our first Roundtable is scheduled for Saturday, March 16th.
► Challah Baking Class: Learn how to make delicious Challah. No experience necessary!
If you are interested in any of the above, please let us know. Call 516-466-0569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know which days/times would be best for you.
Of course, we are open to other ideas, so please share!
I welcome your response to any of these ideas and programs.
-Rabbi Michael Klayman