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December 15, 2017  RSS feed

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Cong. Kol Ami

Havdallah – Hollywood musical edition: On Saturday Jan. 6, from 7-10 p.m., the Sisterhood and Brotherhood present Havdallah and Hollywood – The Musicals. This will be a Havdallah under the stars (weather permitting) led by Rabbi Howard Siegel and Cantor Beth Schlossberg. There will be snacks before the feature presentations. This year’s adult presentation will be The Jazz Singer with Neil Diamond, and the children’s movie will be The Lion King. There is no charge, but RSVPs are requested by Jan. 3. RSVP to

Israel, past, present, future: Join in a series of classes focusing on Israel presented by Ephraim Graff. Participants can attend any class as they are on separate Israel-related topics. There are four classes presented in January. On Jan. 10 the topic is religion and its role in the nation’s life. On Jan 17, the topic is Israel’s political perspective. On Jan. 24 the topic is the Israeli army and on Jan. 31 the topic is Israel’s economy. All sessions begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jewish ethics: Rabbi Siegel leads a course in Jewish ethics on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. This course will use Pirke Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors as a springboard to discussion and debate on issues of the day in the light of Jewish moral/ethical demands. There will be no class on Dec. 27.

Pizza & PJ Shabbat: All young families are welcome to join in on Friday, Jan. 12 from 6-7 p.m. for a celebration of Shabbat filled with guitar playing, singing, dancing, friendship and food. Enjoy a pizza dinner followed by a child-friendly musical service, led by Rabbi Siegel and David Berger, and then ice cream for dessert.. PJs not required, but children, and adults, should dress comfortably. Cost is $5 per person, with a $25 family maximum. Children 3 and younger are free. RSVP to the Kol Ami office at by Wednesday, Jan. 10.

L’Chaim: A class, “Sharing Life’s Lessons,” is offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics, readings and a different leader are chosen for each weekly session. There will be no classes on Dec. 26.

Talmud: A Talmud study class with Rabbi Siegel is offered on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Jewish law confronts everything from capital punishment to how to make rain. This is open to everyone from beginners through experts. Texts are provided. There will be no class on Dec. 28.

Knitting time: The Sisterhood Needle Workers hold weekly knitting sessions on Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in the boardroom. For more information, call the synagogue. The knitters make fabric quilt wall hangings and knitting and crocheting squares to make quilts. These are then donated to a group that provides housing for local teens aging out of foster care, as well as other charities. For more information, call the Kol Ami office.

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