Monday, November 7, 2011

November Goings-on

Shalom Chaveirim:

Now that the Chaggim/Holidays are over, things are quieting down. NOT! November is another busy month around here so let me tell you what’s going on**.

  • 11thFamily/Tot Shabbat. Our first one of the season. If have a young ‘un or know someone with one (or two or more), this lively, family friendly service begins at 5:30, goes for half an hour and then we have a yummy dinner together. This year we are trying something new after the service and during the dinner. We are having some of our older students serve as buddies to our younger students so that during the dinner hour when the parents are schmoozing, the kids will be supervised and engaged in activities. Dinner is $5/pp or $15/family.

  • 13th – talk about a busy day! From 9:30-2:00 Sisterhood is running a mini-Mah Jongg-a-thon. If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, now’s your chance. If you know how to play, now’s your chance to play more! It is pot luck and there is a $10 fee if you are not a Sisterhood member (free to members).

  • Then at 2:00 Temple Sinai is participating in the 2nd annual Global Day of Jewish Learning. Jews from all over the world are gathering in synagogues, schools, and other arenas to study together our texts.

  • That evening from 7:00-9:00 at the Fleming Museum the group, We Stand with Israel, is showing the film “Defiance” for free, the 2nd in its Holocaust series of films.

  • 17th-20th – Think of this as a Taste of Israel stretch.
  • On the 17th Shai Bazac, the Israel Consul General of New England will be here at 7:00. Refreshments will be served.
  • Then on the 18th during services, two of our teens who went to Israel this summer courtesy of the Weisbein Scholarship Fund, will be here to talk about their experiences.
  • On the 19th at 7:30 we are thrilled to sponsor the Mattan Klein Jazz Flute Ensemble. The ensemble was established in early 2009, and combines 4 unique flute voices with an energetic acoustic rhythm section to produce one of the freshest World-Jazz combos performing worldwide today. Brazilian music is fused with Jazz, Middle Eastern and 70's fusion elements and they are all present in this one-of-a-kind musical mix, bringing the sounds of flute to new heights, and providing a new definition to the sonorities and acoustic possibilities known to the world of flute and World Music. Coffee and dessert; $18/pp; you can make your reservations at our website
  • On the 20th, from 3:00-4:30 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Ambassador Brad Gordon of AIPAC will speak about the "Gathering Storm: Israel and the Changing Middle East" – Refreshments will be served

FYI – Every Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00 Torah Study meets here to pore over the weekly Torah portion and on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 Prophet Study Group meets. It’s never too late to join in either of them.

**Note that the date of the Great Brisket Bake-off has been changed. It is now on DECEMBER 9th immediately following the Family/Tot Shabbat. It is NOT on December 2nd as indicated on the school calendar. Start digging out those brisket and latke recipes!!!