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February 10, 2017  RSS feed

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Cong. Rodeph Sholom

Purim prom: Dress in costumes and enjoy dancing, dessert and cocktails at the synagogue’s 1980s Purim Prom, an annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Grab your jelly bracelets, puffy sleeve dresses or colorful tuxes for a ton of fun and fundraising and a contest for Purim King and Queen. Those vying for the title are: Jeffrey and Jennifer Pegler, Zach and Jessica Liszt, Dick and Sandy Turkel and Sam and Lynn Reiber. Go online to the synagogue website,, to register and vote.

Interfaith gathering: The Sisterhood will hold its Ann Zack Interfaith Gathering on Wednesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “Biblical Women of Valor – Who Knew? – Every Woman has the Power to Change the World.” Program is followed by a complimentary lunch. All are welcome. RSVP’s required. Log on to or call (813) 837-1911.

Purim events: There will be a Megillah reading on Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m., plus activities, food and fun, then on Sunday, March 12 at 10 a.m. there will be a Purim play, Shushan Wars, and a carnival with a Star Wars theme. The carnival, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with games, prizes, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, photo booth, hamantaschen, lunch, and more. An advance ticket package for Sunday is $8 per person and includes pizza lunch, 15 game tickets and 10 price tickets. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets for $1 and lunch for $5 can be purchased at the door.

Snacking Shabbat: On Friday, Feb. 24, there will be light bites in the lobby before and during services. The pre-service reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and services are at 6 p.m.

Studies with the rabbi: Rabbi Josh Hearshen leads three classes on Thursdays: study of the weekly Torah portion at 11 a.m., Talmud studies at noon and Introduction to Judaism, which provides the basics of everything Jewish, at 7 p.m. There is no charge and the classes are open to all.

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