Join us for a musical Friday evening Shabbat service with Rabbi Alison Adler and Aaron Zev Katz.
Featuring Jonathan Kaufman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Last Kings of Shanghai. The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China. This is a riveting story of two rival dynasties, the Sassoons and Kadoories, that flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era. Registration closed March 17th, use the registration link to attend on Zoom.
Join in for weekly conversation and study, focusing on the weekly Torah portion and holidays. We will explore layers of meaning and generations of commentary, including texts and stories that might challenge us intellectually and spiritually – and maybe even inspire us to laugh.
Young Adult Havurah will enjoy candlepin bowling and eat pizza at Derby Lanes at American Flatbread in Salem – 311 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970.
Led by Rabbi Alison Adler and song leader, Aaron Zev Katz. We will enjoy a delicious 4-Course brisket or vegetarian dinner. Family friendly, musical & lively. Meaningful & engaging. RSVP before March 24th.
During PJ Library Nosh, Play & Learn, we will use Loose Parts Play, a sensory play that encourages immersive, creative and open-ended play in children – to explore the Jewish holidays and Jewish values. We’re taking a joyful approach to Jewish education by inviting children into this rich tradition at their level! This program is free and open to all. Sunday, April 9: Passover; Sunday, May 21: Shavuot; Sunday, June 11: Ba’al Tashchit (Do Not Destroy or Waste)
Did you know that in older synagogues prayer leaders were often located at the center of the room, surrounded by the community? This practice is returning in many communities to inspire spiritual and social connection. The name Shabbat Negila invokes the hora/circle dancing we do to that age-old tune Hava Negila – Let Us Celebrate! Join us every second Friday of the month. Photo is of Shabbat Nariya at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, Ma; (Shabbat Nagila will be more spread out, due to covid concerns.)