Tomorrow is our last day of school before vacation.
Next up is Purim, joy & fun central.
An integral part of the observance of Purim is the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot.
Mishloach manot (Hebrew: משלוח מנות [miʃˈlo.aχ maˈnot], literally, “sending of portions”; also spelled mishloach manos and sometimes shortened to shalach manos), and also called a Purim basket, are gifts of food or drink that are sent to friends, relatives, neighbors, teachers, business associates, and any other acquaintances on Purim day. The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot derives from the Book of Esther. It is meant to ensure that everyone has enough food for the Purim feast held later in the day, and to increase love and friendship among Jews as a counter to Haman’s assertion that the Jewish people are characterized by strife and disunity.
According to the halakha, every Jew over the age of Bar and Bat Mitzvah should send a food gift consisting of two different types of food to at least one recipient.
Let’s all participate in this mitzvah and choose the island food pantry as one of our friends.
Remember to join us for Purim at the MVHC & bring your Mishloach Manot!
Saturday night, March 15 at 7PM the Sound of Schmoozic, hors d’oevres & more!
Sunday March 16th at 11AM Megillah reading, kids’ Shpiel, carnival & brunch
Kindly RSVP to the office or by replying to this post.
This Saturday 2/15 at 6PM we will gather at the MVHC for Havdallah and a remembrance of Anne Salon ז”ל, Grammy, mother of Nancy & Manny.
Please bring a dish to share as we will dine together after the service. Our chance to serve Nancy!
If you have any wonderfully aromatic spices please bring them too.
SAVE THE DATES:
Saturday March 15th at 7PM – Gala adult Purim event. Featuring a premiere of the revised expanded revival of the acclaimed “Sound of Schmoozic”. (Based on a well know film with which the producers suggest you familiarize yourselves). This is must see theatre! (Bring pick up vegetarian hors d’oevres to share).
Expect surprise appearances by past cast members!
Sunday March 16th at 11AM Reading of the Meghillah, Purim Shpiel written and performed by our students (every child will have a part please make sure to come) & our AMAZING CARNIVAL! Brunch will be served.
The Education Committee is discussing a Sunday day trip to the Science Museum in Boston to see the IMAX film “Jerusalem”.
You can see a trailer of the film on YouTube: http://youtu.be/tejeDb_5WWs.
The cost would be $25.00 plus.
Kindly respond to this post if you are interested (or not) in this event or if you have any questions etc.
Two weeks off due to the weather, oy
Tomorrow learning, joy & fun
Remember this Friday at 5:30PM the students will be leading the service with Ljuba, who will tell us about the Jewish community in China.
Please bring a vegetarian Asian dish to share.
Kindly respond to this post confirming your attendance.
Just noticed this new business coming to Aquinnah! (Ask Marsha for directions)
There will be a potluck dinner next Kabbalat Shabbat, February 7th at 5:30PM.
The students will lead parts of the service. Please make sure they dress appropriately (collared shirts for boys).
This will coincide with the Chinese New Year. We will learn about the Asian Jewish community and so…
we will have an Asian (no meat) menu potluck.
Can you bring a non- meat Asian style dish to share? (can include tofu, kosher fish, noodles).
Kindly let me know what you will bring.
Vegetarian eggrolls (prepared by the kids) will be served.
Ljuba is bringing an Asian challah!
Looking forward to seeing you all at school tomorrow.
Shalom to Rabbi Broitman in Israel!
Just opened in Katama!
Our school cancellation policy is we follow the public school decision.
Accordingly if public school is closed (or dismissed early) there will be no Hebrew school.
Reminder: this Shabbat will feature a gala kiddish luncheon as we wish Rabbi Broitman a happy & healthy trip to Israel.
Services start at 10AM. There is a suggested donation of $18 to cover food costs.
Also, please contribute (any amount) to the MVHC annual appeal so our school families have 100% participation.
Next Saturday 1/4/2014 we will join together for Havdalah at 4:30PM at the MVHC.
Dinner will follow with a potluck vegetarian chili cook-off dinner.
Please RSVP to this post.
Let me know if you are bringing chili or cornbread or if you wish to be assigned a dish (it will be something simple).
We have not been together for a few weeks so let’s get together for some joy & fun!
If you have some fragrant spices you wish to bring for the service please do so.
We have some beautiful Havdalah candles to light together.
Looking forward to seeing you!
No school this week (1/1/14).
We have completed almost one-half of our religious school year and have experienced much learning, joy & fun.
Thanks to everyone, teachers, students & families for all of your hard work and dedication.
School vacation is upon us. Students in grades 3-5 will be given work to do over the vacation (& will be recognized for their achievements). Please encourage them & make some “Jewish time” over the break.
On Saturday 1/4/14 at 4:30PM we will all meet at the shul for Havdalah. It is a meaningful service that the parents specifically requested be included in our calendar. We will follow up with a potluck dinner & more. By popular demand the dinner will be a vegetarian chili cook-off. Please respond to this post if you wish to prepare chili or cornbread or… if easier for you to be assigned a dish. There will be macaroni & cheese for kids (of all ages).
Please RSVP to this post.
Have a great vacation.