Sunday, Apr 30
Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
A Talk by Rabbi Simcha Raphael
Time: 10:30 am
Please join us for a talk by Rabbi Simcha Raphael. Breakfast will be served. Sponsored by David and Naomi Balto.
Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! However, today many are unaware of traditional Jewish wisdom on life after death. This presentation explores Judaism’s afterlife teachings, particularly in Jewish mysticism. We shall discover the connection between Jewish afterlife teachings and the cycle of Jewish death rituals, and endeavor to understand the relevant applications and implications of these teachings for the contemporary Hevra Kaddisha,and for supporting those dealing with bereavement.
Sunday, Apr 30
Dance Dynamics: Music & Movement To Inspire Confidence in Girls
For 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Girls
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Incorporating movement and dance can help girls express their feelings while developing confidence and a sense of community. Caryn Malkus, MA, LGMFT, will lead this fantastic cohort through a fun, unpressured, safe, and upbeat dance lesson, while using the opportunity to talk through some confidence-building exercises and how to grow supportive friendships.
Cost: $20/participant. Limited to 15 participants. Please register by 4/21.
Monday, May 01
Focus On: Israeli Independence
Celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut with an Israeli dinner and concert featuring live Israeli music from The Shuk
Wednesday, May 03
Rabbi Joseph Friedman: King David, Ruth and the Messiah
Time: 7:00 pm
Please join us for a lecture by Rabbi Joseph Friedman! Pizza will be served.
Rabbi Joseph Friedman, educated at Yeshivat Chofetz Chaim, Baltimore, Maryland and at Yeshiva University, combines his Judaic training with a Juris Doctor degree in law. He has over 20 years of legal experience, including positions as an Appellate Attorney for the United States and as a trial lawyer in private practice.
Saturday, May 06
Focus On: Social Change with Rav Benny Lau
Please join us for an unforgettable Shabbat with Rav Benny Lau, Israeli rabbi, community leader, activist, and author, to learn about movements to effect social change in Israel.
Saturday, May 13
Honoring our Shomrei Ohev
Though Ohev is now a thriving community, a number of years ago our shul faced challenging times and even the threat of shutting its doors. On Shabbat, May 13, we will honor those in our community whose tireless efforts saved our shul and paved the way for our vibrant and wonderful congregation. Please join us for services and an anonymously sponsored Kiddush Luncheon as we honor those Shomrei Ohev who are still with us: Leonard Goodman, Rabbi Ben & Harriet Mintz, Naomi Brodsky, Joshua & Francesca Kranzberg, and Scott Reiter & Rachel Weintraub.
Sunday, May 14
Lecture in Memory of Prof. Elliott Horowitz
Time: 8:30 pm
Please join us for a lecture in memory of Prof. Elliott Horowitz, father of Moshe Horowitz. Prof. Tony Grafton, one of the foremost historians of early modern Europe and a friend and colleague of Elliott’s will deliver the lecture. Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University and served as president of the American Historical Association. The topic will be Christian writings about Jews and Judaism in early modern Europe.
Sunday, May 21
Focus On: Building Relationships Across Divides
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, a growing movement of grassroots activists continues its work to build relationships across communal divides. Join us for an evening of candid and inspiring conversation with Israeli and Palestinian who will speak to the successes and challenges they face in their work building bridges between divided communities. Children 2nd-5th grade are invited to attend a special workshop on building relationships during the panel.