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Cong. Schaarai Zedek

Passover Tot Shabbat: Little ones will learn about the seder, Moses, matzah and more through songs, stories and blessings at a Passover Tot Shabbat on Friday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. This is for families with children 5 and younger and their siblings of all ages. The program will be followed by a complimentary child-friendly Shabbat dinner. RSVP by Thursday, March 22 by going to or emailing

Deli night: The Brotherhood will hold its ninth annual Deli Night on Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the temple. The evening will feature deli brought in from “Ben’s Deli” of New York and Boca Raton. There will be an open bar, dessert buffet and live entertainment. Individual tickets are $49 per person for Schaarai Zedek members; $59 for nonmembers. Sponsorship levels are also available. For more information, call the temple office.

Interfaith study: Congregation Schaarai Zedek will join with Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church to engage in an interfaith study program with a series of talks on “Jesus and His Jewish Influences.” Pastors John DeBevois, Nicole Abdenour, and Will Wellman along with Rabbis Richard Birnholz and Nathan Farb will participate in the weekly sessions from 7-8:30 p.m. The March 20 and 28 classes at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. San Jose St., will deal with Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion and who was to blame. What the ancient rabbis had to say about Jesus; the kind of Messiah Jesus considered himself and his teachings in context. Register online at or call the temple office.

Honoring Rabbi Birnholz: The award-winning entertainer extraordinaire Jason Hewlett will present “Stand-Up Comedy for a Stand-Out Guy” on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. as congregants pay tribute to Rabbi Richard Birnholz, who is retiring. Comedy, music, impressions and standing ovations are common in Hewlett’s one-man shows and that makes him the perfect choice for audiences-of-all-ages. There is no charge for this event but an RSVP is required. For more information, contact the temple at (813) 876-2377 or

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