December 30, 2020 | 15 Tevet 5781
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Please note: Due to coronavirus, the synagogue building will be closed until further notice. Until then, all services will be held virtually through Zoom. See below for the links.

***The January/February 2021 Newsletter is now online (the November/December 2020 Newsletter is too, of course).
Donations
If you'd like to make a donation to AJ, you can make a donation online, on our website. Or, you can click here to download a donation form.
Service Schedule
ROSH HODESH ADAR
MISHPATIM | SHABBAT SHEKALIM
February 12, 13, 2021 | 1 Adar 5781

Light Shabbat Candles — 5:11 PM

Friday Evening
Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached,
with a special Rosh Hodesh Adar addition:
In halle-lieu of the D’var Torah Friday night, we will adjewdicate the case of the Goring Ox of Rosh Hodesh Adar. Ersatz attorneys, Pamela Mamon and Ed Moses, will lock horns as we decide multiple fates. Joie de vivre (jury selection) begins at 6:15 with Kabbalat Shabbat
— 6:15 PM

Saturday Morning
Morning Service — 9:30 AM
On Saturday morning, we will welcome the founders of KAVOD, a project committed to ensuring the dignity of Holocaust survivors. They will also speak at 4:30 PM, before Minhah-Ma'ariv-Havdalah.

Click here to see this weekend's
Pew Pamphlet.

Saturday Evening
Minhah-Ma'ariv-Havdalah — 5:15 PM

Through the Zoom platform, congregants can attend services virtually.

REGULAR WEEKDAY SCHEDULE
Evenings
Sunday through Thursday
7:00 PM
Mornings
Sunday
9:00 AM
Monday and Thursday
7:20 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday. and Friday
7:30 AM
We have three Zoom links for AJ services.

For Friday evening and Saturday morning services:
By computer:
By phone:
Please dial 929.436.2866 or 301.715.8592.
Meeting ID: 970 5403 7610
(Password required)

For Saturday evening services:
By computer:
By phone:
Please dial 929.436.2866 or 301.715.8592. 
Meeting ID#: 933131679
(Password required.)

Congregants should see the separate email for the latest password for Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening services.

For all other services (Sunday through Friday morning and Sunday through Thursday evening services):
By computer:
By phone:
Please dial 929.436.2866 or 301.715.8592. 
Meeting ID#: 109428724
(No password required.)
A Tip for Using Zoom
If you are having trouble with links for AJ services or events that are held via Zoom, here's another way to get into a meeting.

1. Go to https://zoom.us.
2. Click on "Join a Meeting" in the upper right. It looks like this:
You'll see a screen that looks like this:
3. A meeting ID is included with all Zoom information we distribute. Type or copy and paste the meeting ID into the box (just the numbers).
4. Click "Join." You will be placed into the meeting or be put in a "Waiting Room" until the meeting starts, or until the host of the meeting lets you in. Enjoy your meeting!
Zoom Update
A new update for Zoom has been released. For best results and to avoid any problems, update the Zoom application on your computer. For instructions on how to do so on your computer, use one of the links below.

What's Happening
Looking for Cast Members for the Purim Shpiel!

Hazzan Glantz needs you! Participate in this year's Zoom Shpiel. There are both singing and speaking parts -- cameos and larger parts too! If you are not sure how you can contribute, no worries. He'll chat with you a bit and find something for you, guaranteed!

Contact Hazzan Glantz at hglantz@gmail.com to set up a time to record your part.
PLEASE NOTE:
Correction to the printed AJ Calendar! Erev Purim is on Thursday, February 25, and the Purim Shpiel is on that evening. Purim is Friday, February 26.
Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached
Friday, February 12 at 6:15 PM (via Zoom)

Unplug from a busy week with an acoustic Shabbat service led by Hazzan Howard Glantz with familiar tunes that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. For all ages, from babies to bubbies. Zoom in with your friends for this relaxed, casual, and enjoyable service! Please plan to join us!

Special Rosh Hodesh Adar Addition!
In halle-lieu of the D’var Torah Friday night, we will adjewdicate the case of the Goring Ox of Rosh Hodesh Adar. Ersatz attorneys, Pamela Mamon and Ed Moses, will lock horns as we decide multiple fates. Joie de vivre (jury selection) begins at 6:15 PM with Kabbalat Shabbat.

Zoom info:
By phone: Please dial 929.436.2866 or 301.715.8592
Meeting ID: 970 5403 7610 (Password required)
Learn About KAVOD: Ensuring Dignity for Holocaust Survivors
Saturday, February 13 at 9:30 AM and at 4:30 PM (via Zoom)

KAVOD was founded in November 2015 by John and Amy Israel Pregulman with the mission of providing emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in need in the United States. John Pregulman has been photographing Holocaust survivors since 2012 and has done 1,174 photos so far across the world.

John and Amy will be joining us on Zoom during Shabbat services to talk about the journey that brought them from doing photos to founding KAVOD. They will also show us the things the organization does to aid Holocaust survivors living in the United States so that they can live out their lives with dignity and honor. The conversation will continue before Minhah-Ma'ariv-Havdalah, at 4:30 PM. (Zoom link will be the same as for Saturday evening services.)

To find out more about KAVOD, click here.
AJMA Presents: Shirei-Ahava (Songs of Love):
A Virtual Concert with Singer and Guitarist Phyllis Chapell
Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM (via Zoom)

Phyllis Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style singing "world songs". Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz, originals, and popular music. Phyllis has been named as one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Down Beat, Jazz Times, and AllMusicGuide). She has also won competitions for her original music and was chosen to be one of Indie-Music's Top 25. Please register here.
AJWA Sisterhood Presents "For Love of Shocolad (Chocolate)," with Chef-Author Aliza Green
Sunday, February 14 at 4:30 PM (via Zoom)

Join us as we celebrate the Jewish history of chocolate with love and an illustrated talk and recipe demo from Chef-Author Aliza Green. Learn about the surprising history of the Sephardim who first brought chocolate from the New World to Old World places like Antwerp, Belgium; Bayonne, France; and Livorno, Italy. Green will demonstrate how to make a moist, rich Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Soaked Figs along with Cinnamon-Orange Scented Hot Chocolate, a perfect cold weather treat perhaps spiked with rum. You can register here.
Kehillah Event —
Purim and Allyship: What Can We Learn?
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM (via Zoom)

Purim is a story about the shift from living with a hidden identity to coming out as truly oneself. What might it teach us about gender identity? Join us for a text study with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBTQIA synagogue. He is also the author of Textual ActivismRegister here.
AJ Grandparents Group Meeting
Thursday, February 18 at 7:45 PM (via Zoom)

Ruth Nemzoff will be returning for another session with the grandparents’ group. The title of her talk is "Let’s Talk Tachlis: Learning from experience how families members maintain their traditions and celebrate those of other family members, honoring everyone in the process."

Ruth is the author of Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Relationships with Your Adult Children.

You can register here.
Adult Ed with Rav Shai — Mysticism for the Masses
Starts Sunday, February 21 at 10:00 AM (via Zoom)

Hasidism was the reform movement of Eastern Europe that remained within the halakhic framework. They flipped medieval Kabbalah on its head and made it accessible to the masses of Jews who were not part of the intellectual elites studying Talmud and halakhah. This Sunday series with Rav Shai will look at the origins, tenets, and personalities of several Hasidic masters. The dates of classes are February 21, February 28, and March 7, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. You can register here.
Community Purim CARnival
Sunday, February 21

This year's community Purim carnival will be a CARnival — a drive-thru! Don't worry...it will still have hamantaschen, prizes, and balloons! It will be on the Mandel Campus, 7601 Old York Road (Ashbourne Road entrance). Times: 12:00 PM for Preschool families; 12:30 PM for Elementary school families and up. Register at www.jewishphilly.org/oyrSign up by February 14 to secure your child’s Purim prize! Raindate: February 28.
Rav Shai Speaks on Pulpit Politics vs. Political Policy
Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 PM (via Zoom)

Rav Shai will be presenting a lecture via Zoom to Temple Mishkon Tephilo in Venice, CA. This class will look at hot-button topics on our political landscape and explore the parameters of what Judaism has to say about them. AJ congregants are invited to listen to the lecture on Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 PM (Eastern time).

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 834 8612 2750
Passcode: Mishkon
Kehillah Event: The PŪR-IMagination Live Theatre and Puppet Show
Sunday, February 21 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM (via Zoom)

Join us on Zoom where Ms. Eve invites you and her puppet friends to take center stage of the Purim story. (No rehearsals necessary.) Register here. You will receive the zoom link after registration. This event is free and is recommended for children up to 8 years old. For more information, contact Lisa Litman at llitman@jewishlearningventure.org.
Special Guests for Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month
Saturday, February 27 (via Zoom)
February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. During services on Saturday morning, February 27, we'll welcome Beth Rosenwasser of Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI) who will speak about this multi-faceted organization. JCHAI has cutting-edge inclusive, supportive vocational programs and living options that serve over 150 people throughout the community.
At 5:00 PM, before minhah, we'll welcome Wendy Elliott-Vandivier. Wendy will present information on her experiences as an artist and disability activist. As part of her presentation, she will show examples of her cartoons that focus on disability awareness and some of the microaggressions that disabled people experience as they try to live their ordinary, “un-inspirational” lives. As a member of the Jewish community in Philadelphia, she will also talk about some of the ways that synagogues can be welcoming and inclusive for people with disabilities.
New Adult Education Series:
The Music of AJ, with Hazzan Howard Glantz and Cantor Charles Davidson
Beginning Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 PM (via Zoom)
The musical liturgy of AJ is one of its most compelling qualities. Unique in many ways, traditional in others, there’s no doubt that AJ members regard it as an integral part of what defines us as a congregation. Lifelong members who grew up at AJ have often known little else; to more recent members, it may have required some “getting used to,” but eventually becomes adopted as one’s own. Part of what makes our musical liturgy special is its rich history, and much of that is the product of the innovation and creativity of our Cantor Emeritus, Charles Davidson. During his current tenure, Hazzan Howard Glantz has sought to preserve its rich historical tradition while adding his own innovations – all meant to maintain our musical liturgy as living and vital.

Beginning on March 3, Hazzan Glantz will be presenting a special four-week series on three Wednesday evenings and one Sunday afternoon devoted to the music of AJ. The first two sessions will explore the history of our musical liturgy, and will feature most special guest, our own Cantor Davidson. The latter two weeks will feature a lead-up to Passover, in song.

The sessions will be as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 3: The AJ service: Shabbat with Hazzanim Glantz and Davidson (7:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 10The AJ service: The Festivals (Shalosh Regalim) and High Holidays (Yamim Noraim) with Hazzanim Glantz and Davidson (7:30 PM)
  • Sunday, March 21: A Passover Tune-up: “When do we get to eat?” with Hazzan Glantz (4:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, March 24: A Passover Tune-up: “I am so full. Wait! There's more seder?” with Hazzan Glantz (7:30 PM)

This series promises to be fascinating, informative, and a lot of fun. The sessions are free of charge but we ask that you register in advance. Once registered, you’ll receive information for how to log on. Please register here.
Biennial Arnold and Esther Tuzman Memorial Holocaust Teach-In
Sunday, March 7 at 1:00 PM (via Zoom)
Gratz College invites you to the online, biennial Arnold and Esther Tuzman Memorial Holocaust Teach-In featuring Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, illustrator, and author of Maus. Mr. Spiegelman will discuss his art, comics as a medium, and Maus, the masterful Holocaust narrative that tells the story of his parents’ survival and his experience as the child of survivors. Additional sessions include a workshop on teaching Maus; an informal session with Mr. Spiegelman for Gratz students; and an exclusive session for Teach-In sponsors with Mr. Spiegelman, who will provide a tour of bookshelf and art studio. (Photo Credit: Enno Kapitza - Agentur Focus)
 
Program Schedule
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM VIP Sponsors Session with Art Spiegelman
 
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote presentation and conversation with Art Spiegelman
Facilitated by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., Gratz College Board of Governors
 
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Session I: Teaching Maus (recommended for High School and College levels)
Session II: Conversation with Art Spiegelman (Gratz students only)
 
3:45 PM Teach-In concludes
 
Register here. General admission is $18.00. 
Gratz students, faculty, and staff can register for free with a valid Gratz email address. 
Fee waivers for financial hardship are available by request to mcohen@gratz.edu.
SAVE THE DATE! AJ Men's Association Shabbat
Saturday, March 13 at 9:30 AM (via Zoom)

The AJMA is busy planning their annual Men's Shabbat! Interested in participating? Contact Harry J. Lessig at harrylessig@gmail.com or Ed Moses at karedlon@aol.com.
REGISTER AND PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!
23rd Annual FJMC-MAR Man of the Year Virtual Event
Sunday, March 14 at 7:00 PM (via Zoom)

We are excited to announce that Dr. Harry Lessig has been chosen as the AJ's Man of the Year! He will be honored at the first-ever virtual FJMC-Middle Atlantic Region Man of the Year Event. It will be a professionally-produced, fast-paced program featuring presentations by club presidents and montages of the honorees from across our Middle Atlantic Region. There is no charge to participate though every household needs to register to view the broadcast. You will receive the connect link a few days before the broadcast.

Harry served four years as President of AJMA, multiple terms as a Congregation Vice President, and is currently serving as Secretary of the Congregation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees. He has been part of a multi-generational AJ family and is a deeply committed member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

Please also consider placing an ad in the program book! You can register for the event and place an ad here. There is no deadline for Tribute Journal Ads but ads purchased after Wednesday, February 17, 2021 are not guaranteed to be in included in time for the event.

Click here to see a special video invitation! You can download a flyer here.
Mishloach Manot for All!

The Book of Esther insists on party favors for all. Every AJ household will be receiving mishloach manot, a gift consisting of two different types of food (according to their blessings), from all of us at AJ, snugly housed in a newly designed AJ mug! (Additional mugs will be available for purchase.) If you would like to help sponsor the mishloach manot, click here to donate electronically. If you would like to help deliver the mishloach manot, please call the synagogue office at 215.635.6611.
Paid Summer Internships Available

Do you know a current Jewish college sophomore or junior? Tell them about the Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Progam? Applications are being taken now and there are limited spaces. This is a paid summer internship.

The Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program offers mentoring, networking, and workplace experiences for high-achieving Jewish college students interested in nonprofit career paths. You can learn more here.
Yahrzeit List Errors in the January/February AJ News

We were alerted by a congregant that a name was missing from one of the yahrzeit lists published in the latest printed newsletter. In researching the cause of the error we found that some other names are missing as well, due to a computer glitch. All names will be included in the weekly Pew Pamphlet that is linked to within the service schedules in the weekly email and on the AJ website. We sincerely apologize for the errors.
Vaccinations Against COVID-19

The Kehillah of Old York Road sent two links where you can get information about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Montgomery County Office of Public Health: https://veoci.com/v/p/form/n8e5ry45jw8y#tab=entryForm
This form is for individuals who are 65 years of age or older, OR individuals who have health conditions which qualify them for Phase 1B or 1C who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.This form does not guarantee a vaccination appointment. Your submission will be evaluated and you will be contacted when you are eligible to make an appointment. 

Through their partnership with the CDC, all of Rite Aid locations are staged and ready to administer the vaccine as soon as available for pharmacy distribution.

We will update this article as we get more information.
Rav Shai's Latest Publication, Coherent Judaism

All of the copies of Rav Shai's latest book, Coherent Judaism, that we had at AJ have been sold. No worries if you haven't bought your copy yet! They are available on Amazon here

Rav Shai will be happy to sign the books purchased through Amazon. Just drop your copy off at AJ and he will sign them.
Programs for Seniors at AJ 

Kleinlife: Montgomery County suspended onsite activities in March 2020. As of October 2020, they have begun to offer programs via Zoom! You can see the calendar offering learning sessions, yoga, and more here.

Grab & Go Meals! Kleinlife is now offering Grab & Go frozen meals once a week from AJ. You MUST RESERVE at least a week ahead of time for 5 frozen kosher meals, which will be put into your car in our drive-by on Thursdays at noon. Call 215.635.5244 for more details.
Kosher Meals from Betty the Caterer

Betty the Caterer is offering kosher meals for pickup at MBIEE. They are offering weekend meals called "Weekend in a Box" and you can find the flyer here. The February 18 through March 4 menu is here. You can find out more about Betty the Caterer here. Stay informed about their services and money-saving specials on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.
Kosher Foods Available Through KMF Food Distribution

KMF Food Distribution is a locally owned family business with over 35 years of experience in Kosher food service distribution. Our commitment to customer service and high-quality products have allowed us to be a reliable source for Kosher consumers nationwide. COVID-19 has effected our community in numerous ways including severe interruptions in our food supply. As a result, we are offering poultry, beef, lamb, veal, deli, fish, cheese, Heat N' Serve, and other traditional items.

In partnering with Congregation Adath Jeshurun, KMF Food Distribution would like to offer a special group delivery order. Orders placed by Sunday will be delivered to Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El on Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. The minimum order has been reduced to $100.

You can download a general flyer here, and an order form here. Order forms can also be found on their website at www.koshermartfoods.com/retail.

KMF Food Distribution: 615 Deer Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: (856) 444-0143; Email: retail@koshermartfoods.com
Are You Suffering From Loneliness?

The social distancing required to defeat the coronavirus has upended our lives. We have been separated from family, friends, and coworkers. If you are experiencing loneliness or know of someone who is, please let us know how we can help. You can reach Rav Shai at 215.992.4112 or ravshai@adathjeshurun.info, or Hazzan Glantz at 215.439.5033 or hglantz@gmail.com.
Community and Other Events You May Be Interested In
New Weekly Digital Series: “Bringing Israel Home.” Each Wednesday evening for 16 weeks, chef Michael Solomonov (of Sahav) will bring Israel’s extraordinarily diverse and vibrant culinary landscape into people’s homes via weekly interviews with food and cultural figures in Israel, cooking both new and signature recipes live in his home kitchen, and through live conversation with viewers. Watch the show each week to experience Israeli cuisine like you’ve never seen it before and cook a unique, new Israeli-inspired recipe along with this James Beard award-winning chef, right from your own kitchen. Tune in every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm EST. The series started January 13 but previous episodes are available for viewing. Watch here. You can find the recipes in advance of the show each week on The Nosher, and you can also view them on Jewish Food Society.

Now and for te next few weeks: 2020 Terezin Music Foundation Concert Film. With Garrick Ohlsson, Madeleine Albright, Anna Ornstein, and many more: "I Am Thinking of When We Will Meet Again" Music to heal separation and loss. Terezín Music Foundation (TMF) is a non-profit dedicated to amplifying the musical legacy of the artists imprisoned in Terezín (Theresienstadt), a WWII Nazi concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. In Terezín, Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krasa, and many other artists composed and performed music that nourished their spirits amidst the great suffering all around them. Inspired by the Terezín artists, TMF also sponsors new commissions by emerging composers, to create a vibrant memorial, tribute, and voice to those who perished in the Holocaust and to all who are silenced by war or genocide. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D38FsYSP4oo. Please share it widely! It will available over the next few weeks. To learn more about TMF, click here.

Mondays, February 15, and 22 (remaining dates): This is What Jewish Looks Like. For Black History Month, The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center will celebrate our richly diverse experience through the personal stories of four prominent Black Jews who will talk about life as a minority within a minority and discuss what the Jewish community needs to do to turn the word inclusion into a reality. It’s long been a point of pride that Jews are a multicultural people with roots in every corner of the planet; that we are of all hues; that our grandparents spoke Yiddish and Hindi, German and Malayalam, Hebrew and Amharic. After all, our global Jewish community is composed of the descendants of Jews who moved to present-day Iraq after the Babylonian Exile, Chinese Jews whose ancestors were Persians traveling the Silk Road, European Jews living all across the Continent long before the word Ashkenazi was ever uttered and African Jews scattered from Ethiopia to Mali for thousands of years. Their descendants, in turn, migrated to the United States, where an estimated 12-15 percent of the Jewish community are Jews of color, including many of African descent. Remaining talks: Feb. 15: Senior Jewish Educator and Reform Rabbi at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (Yale Hillel), Rabbi Isaama Goldstein-Stoll. Feb. 22: Writer, culinary historian, and educator, Michael W. Twitty. Go to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center website to register for any or all of the talks. All talks are at 11:00 AM and are free.

Thursday, March 4: Beyond the Exodus: Mark Gerson with Senator Cory Booker.
It’s almost time to pull out the Haggadot that have been gathering dust and revisit the story of our Exodus. But that familiar tale offers more than a guide to the world’s longest dinner. Beneath the Four Questions and Ten Plagues lie gems of overlooked wisdom about navigating life — about freedom and blessings, but also about parenthood, forgiveness, memory, goodness, false humility and the meaning of history. In preparation for Passover — and for finding the path to a more meaningful existence — Mark Gerson, author of The Telling: How Judaism’s Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life, will plumb the text with Senator Cory Booker.

Cofounder of Gerson Lehrman Group, Mark Gerson is chair of United Hatzalah and of African Mission Healthcare Foundation, which supports the work of Christian medical missionaries. He is also an author and host of the podcast The Rabbi’s Husband.

Senator Cory Booker has dedicated his life to fighting for those who have been left out, left behind, or left without a voice. Booker grew up in northern New Jersey and received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and went on to study at the University of Oxford, and then Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1997. Booker has served on the Newark City Council, was mayor of Newark, and currently represents New Jersey in the United States Senate.

The event is free and includes copy of Gerson's book. It starts at 6:30 PM. Register here.
Calendar
FEBRUARY
2/12
Rosh Hodesh Adar. Morning service at 7:00 AM.
2/12
Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached. (via Zoom) Unplug from a busy week with an acoustic Shabbat service led by Hazzan Howard Glantz with familiar tunes that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. For all ages, from babies to bubbies. Zoom in with your friends for this relaxed, casual, and enjoyable service! Please plan to join us! Zoom info: By computer: https://zoom.us/j/97054037610; By phone: Please dial 929.436.2866 or 301.715.8592; Meeting ID: 970 5403 7610 (Password required.) Next Strings Attached: March 12. 6:15 PM
2/13
Rosh Hodesh Adar. Morning service at 9:30 AM.
2/13
Special Shabbat Service: Learn About KAVOD. KAVOD was founded in November 2015 by John and Amy Israel Pregulman with the mission of providing emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in need in the United States. John Pregulman has been photographing Holocaust survivors since 2012 and has done 1,174 photos so far across the world. John and Amy will be joining us on Zoom during services to talk about the journey that brought them from doing photos to founding KAVOD. They will also show us the things the organization does to aid Holocaust survivors living in the United States so that they can live out their lives with dignity and honor. Morning service at 9:30 AM.
2/13
More About KAVOD. The conversation about KAVOD will continue before Minhah-Ma'ariv-Havdalah, at 4:30 PM. (Zoom link will be the same for Saturday evening services.)
2/13
AJMA Presents Shirei-Ahava (Songs of Love): A Virtual Concert with Singer and Guitarist Phyllis Chapell. Phyllis Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style singing "world songs". Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz, originals, and popular music. Phyllis has been named as one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Scott Yanow (Down Beat, Jazz Times and AllMusicGuide). She has also won competitions for her original music; and was chosen to be one of Indie-Music's Top 25. 8:00 PM. Zoom Info: https://zoom.us/j/93284473114?pwd=Y0FHR1RxVTJuUGtQeG5SMVdLSGF2dz09; Meeting ID: 932 8447 3114; Passcode: AJMA2021
2/14
AJWA Sisterhood "For Love of Shocolad (Chocolate)." We’ll celebrate the Jewish history of chocolate with love and an illustrated talk and recipe demo from Chef-Author Aliza Green. Learn about the surprising history of the Sephardim who first brought chocolate from the New World to Old World places like Antwerp, Belgium; Bayonne, France; and Livorno, Italy. Green will demonstrate how to make a moist, rich Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Soaked Figs along with Cinnamon-Orange Scented Hot Chocolate, a perfect cold weather treat perhaps spiked with rum. 4:30 PM
2/18
Grandparents Group with Guest Ruth Nemzoff, Ed.D. Dr. Nemzoff is an author and speaker on relationships with adult children and grandchildren, and will be back by popular demand! 7:45 PM
2/21
Adult Ed. Series with Rav Shai: Hasidism: Mysticism for the Masses. Session 1 of 3. Hasidism was the reform movement of Eastern Europe that remained within the halakhic framework. They flipped medieval Kabbalah on its head and made it accessible to the masses of Jews who were not part of the intellectual elites studying Talmud and halakhah. This Sunday series will look at the origins, tenets, and personalities of several Hasidic masters. The dates of classes are February 21, February 28, and March 7, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. You can register here.
2/21
Kehillah Purim CARnival. This year's community carnival will be a CARnival -- a drive-thru -- and it will still have hamantaschen, prizes, and balloons! It will be on the Mandel Campus, 7601 Old York Road (Ashbourne Road entrance). Times: 12:00 PM for Preschool families; 12:30 PM for Elementary school families and up. Register at www.jewishphilly.org/oyr. Sign up by February 14 to secure your child’s Purim prize! Raindate: February 28.
2/22
Board of Directors Meeting. Via Zoom, at 7:00 PM.
2/25
Fast of Esther. Morning service at 7:15 AM.
2/25
Purim and Purim Shpiel. One-Hit Wonderful Virtual Purim! Live megillah reading will be interspersed with classic Purim Songs and Purim-themed parodies of one-hit wonders! Contact Hazzan Glantz if you are interested in reading the megillah this year or participating with a speaking or singing part. Minhah at 5:45 PM, with Shpiel to follow.
2/26
Purim. Morning service including full reading of Megillat Esther. 7:00 AM
2/27
Special Shabbat Guest. Beth Rosenwasser of Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI). See article above.
2/28
Special Pre-Minhah Guest. Wendy Elliott-Vandivier, an artist and long-time disability advocate. See article above.
2/28
Adult Ed. Series with Rav Shai: Hasidism: Mysticism for the Masses. Session 2 of 3. (See description for 2/21.)