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"Be happy, it's Adar!" is the slogan for this Hebrew month. Soon we will celebrate Purim, a paradoxical holiday where nothing is as it seems to be. The nefarious henchman high in the hierarchy of power ends up hanging on the gallows while a simple village girl ends up Queen of Persia.
This year I will be offering a radical teaching about the Purim story as a secret map of bold resistance to the danger of foolish, corrupt leaders. Does this sound like a timely teaching?
Our guest Rabbi Annie Lewis will join me for a dazzling reading of the megillah. And of course we will wait in suspense for the hilarious annual Purim schpiel; as Karen Zeitz, our intrepid schpiel director, told me, "There is certainly no dearth of material this year." Do not miss the community Purim celebration. It will be the best.
Come hear the megillah, laugh at (or be part of) our Purimshpiel, nosh and schmooze. Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Rabbi Annie Lewis will lead us.
Please bring a snack and/or beverage to share. Hamantashen and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are always welcome.
2:00pm - 4:00pmThe William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut St., 1st Floor Community Room
"The Life and Times of Elie Wiesel and his Peers", a 4-part education program this spring.
Please mark your calendars for the following Sundays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM:
*Click here for The Many Legacies of Elie Wiesel,Moment, Volume 41, No. 5, which will be discussed during Session I.
May you be inscribed for good [in the Book of Life]
Registration is now closed. While we are expecting a very large number of people you are still welcome to attend. For security purposes, you will be asked to show photo identification when arriving at the Ethical Society. We do recommend that you arrive early for services.
Please arrive early! Seating is extremely limited.
Yizkor Service: approximately 1:00 PM
Mincha/Neilah: 5:00 PM
Please join Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir for High Holiday Services at the Ethical Society Building on beautiful Rittenhouse Square.
Please arrive early! Seating is limited.
ROSH HASHANAH SCHEDULE
This year, we will enter into the Days of Awe with a communal Marom-style Selichot.
Join us for a spiritually rousing and heart-opening evening of music, prayer, and contemplation with clergy and prayer leaders from BZBI, Kol Tzedek, and Society Hill Synagogue and Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir.
The evening will begin with Maariv and Havdalah with a dessert reception to follow.
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th Street, Main Sanctuary
Services will be conducted by Rabbi Julie Greenberg and Cantorial Candidate Jessi Romer and will be held at the Ethical Society Building, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.
Reservations are REQUIRED for all attendees, members and non-members alike.
Please click here for more information and details
Membership is not required. In lieu of tickets, a donation is requested for each adult. No one will be turned away for financial reasons.