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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

03/15/2023 02:19:34 PM

Mar15

Rabbi Daniel Sherman

A few things on my mind this week…

  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE: This evening I am beginning a new two-week discussion on the upcoming “holy days” of Passover and Easter.  What do the two holidays have in common?  What is their religious significance?  What do their symbols really mean?  We will attempt to answer these questions and more as we prepare for our Spring festival.  I invite you to join me on Zoom this Wednesday and next week at 7:00pm.
  • LIMMUDFEST: Limmudfest NOLA is happening this weekend.  I am excited to participate for my first time – this is the first in-person Limmudfest in four years.  It is not too late to register and to join in the learning and community that will be happening.  All events on Friday evening and Saturday will be held at Congregation Gates of Prayer.  Everything will shift to the Uptown JCC for Sunday.  There is an amazing assortment of classes, speakers, and topics – with something for everyone.  For more information, go to www.limmudnola.org.
  • TEMPLE SINAI GALA: Our Annual Temple Gala and Fundraiser is only 11 days away.  I hope you are planning on joining us for “Casino Night on the Avenue” on Sunday, March 26 from 4-6pm at the Temple.  You can bet that it will be a fun event and entertaining afternoon, as we gather together to support Temple Sinai.  The Silent Auction is live on-line right now.  Please buy your tickets (including raffle tickets for great prizes) and become a sponsor – and get ready for a spectacular time!
  • PASSOVER: Believe it or not, Passover is al most here.  Pesach begins three weeks from this evening.  So it is time to start making your plans and get ready.  I hope you will consider joining us for our Congregational Seder on the 2nd Night of Passover – Thursday, April 6 at 6:00pm.  Please make your reservations online or call the Temple office.
  • ISRAEL: There is a lot happening in Israel right now.  Mass protests have taken place across the country in response to the right-wing government that has been making plans and pushing new policies.  I am glad to see so many Israelis making sure their voices are heard.  It is important that we understand the issues and show our support as American Jews and as a community that loves and cares about the State of Israel.  Please stay tuned for more information.  And don’t forget – this year Israel turns 75!

I look forward to seeing you at Temple!

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