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We provide a loving fellowship for Jews of all backgrounds and cultures.

No matter what level of observance, Shabbat and Holiday services are spiritually enriching and inspiring.

Services Saturday morning are at 9:00 A.M.

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From The Rabbi's

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We all associate the holiday of Purim with blotting out the memory of the Amalekites, and specifically the evil Haman. We all scream and yell and shake groggers to erase the sound of Haman’s name. But the message of Purim is not solely about erasing the memory of evil.

One of the essential lessons of Purim is recognizing one’s responsibility as a member of the Jewish community today. The entire Purim story permeates the cultural memory of Jews. Still, out of the entire story, there is one verse that speaks specifically to this sense of communal responsibility..

Queen Esther approaches King Achashverosh after Mordechai tells her of Hanan’s evil plans for the Jews. The King asks, “Whatever is your wish, Queen Esther, it shall be granted to you. And what is your request? Even to half the kingdom shall be yours.”

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Daily Minyan Urgent Request

The morning and afternoon minyans are fragile and exist without a strong safety net of men to make a minyan if some of our regulars do not come.

If you are observing the yahrzeit of a loved one and it falls on a day when we do not have a minyan you would be upset and rightly so. We need you not only when you are observing yahrzeit, but a few days each month to insure that someone else will be able to say kaddish. A few days each month is not too much to ask.

By doing a mitzvah, you will be rewarded with a bigger mitzvah. Please contact the Rabbi or the Center office with your name and phone number; & when and how often & what time (morning/afternoon?) you can commit.



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