The Talmud teaches, “When the month of Adar arrives, our joy increases.” Indeed, we have so many reasons to be joyful. Spring is in the air; maybe not here yet, but somewhere in the United States, spring is in the air. The Bulls and the Lakers are only 1 game out from the play-in tournament. And most importantly, PURIM IS ALMOST HERE! Which means the Beth Emet calendar is full of engaging services and fun activities.
The most notable event coming up is our Purim Shpiel on Monday, March 6th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. I still remember fondly my first Purim Shpiel at Beth Emet. It was a balmy April evening. The sanctuary was packed, standing room only, full of people and laughter and frivolity. The prescient Selch family were dressed up in costumes relating to COVID.
It’s been a long time coming since that memorable evening in 2019. The shpielers, under the direction of the inimitable Barb Wertico and indefatigable Susan Forte, have put together a program of music that will keep your feet tapping, hands clapping, and tears (from excessive laughter) flowing.
Let’s return to form, the way things used to be in years past by dressing up and showing up this Monday. A good time will be had by all (except Haman) so come one come all our an event that Rabbi London described as, “Fun!” Marci Dickman was overheard saying, “It will be equal parts fun and funny.” And Bekki agrees, “Kyle, you can’t keep making up quotes to fill up space in the Intro for the Shabbat Newsletter!”
Hope to see you all in person for our shpiel and carnival.
Cantor Rabbi Kyle Cotler