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April 13, 2016
Weekly Newsletter

Candle lighting   7:18pm

Evening services   6:30pm


Morning services   9am

Parsha Program with Danny Kron   10:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Anna Goldstein for the Shloshim of her husband Sandy

Shabbat HaGadol Class   12:45pm

Shabbat Ends   8:25pm


High School Basketball Game at IS 89   7:15pm
Isaac's Lions vs the Mashadi Magic


Hebrew School Seder

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs    6pm

Hagadah Review   6:45pm

Please be reminded to bring your donations of non-perishable, ready-to-eat Kosher for Passover food items to the drop-off bins located in front of our office. All donations will be picked up by Project Ezra on Thursday, in time to assemble gift baskets for the elderly and disadvantaged on the Lower East Side.  

Our next door neighbor E.TAY Gallery has invited us to the opening of his next exhibition Ad Infinitum at 39 White Street in Tribeca. April 20th from 6-8 pm. The show will be on display until May 21st. Below is a link to the Facebook event:

Our member Gordon Wine is in a group show at Baruch College at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery. The opening reception will take place onThursday, April 14, from 6:00-8:00pm. More information could be found at the link below:

Anna Fine Foer

This weekend is called Shabbat HaGadol, the Big Sabbath, for numerous reasons. One of those involves the fact that the Shabbat before their liberation the Israelites were requested to take the animal that would be their Passover sacrifice and tie it to their bedpost and leave it there for the next 4 days. It was inevitable that their Egyptian neighbors would ask about this and they would have to respond that this animal, which according to our tradition was something holy to these neighbors, was going to be slaughtered in a couple of days. This was therefore an enormous challenge of faith that the Israelites were expected to overcome on their way to becoming the Jewish nation. 

Personally, it took me many years to overcome my self consciousness about publicly displaying my Judaism. Whether it was being accosted walking to synagogue in New England or enduring catcalls in Flatbush, I ended up needing to live a long time in areas where I could be completely comfortable with my religion before I could emerge from the mindset of my youth. 

Passover is the specific event in our calendar dedicated to developing pride in our heritage which was a process that began with that generation which was willing to throw caution to the wind!

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