Women of Temple Beth Elohim (WTBE)
Give yourself the gift of a special night once each month by joining the Women of Temple Beth Elohim (WTBE) to celebrate Rosh Chodesh. Rosh Chodesh means ‘new moon’ and is an opportunity to socialize, learn and share.
We explore Jewish themes and enjoy each other’s company. Our gatherings are a place to make new friends, meet old friends and enjoy the energy created by learning together. Enjoy the discussion, study, formal presentation, informal conversation and shared food.
Celebrating Pesach Around the World with Rabbi Sherman
Thursday, April 3, 7:30 pm (7:00 - gather and schmooze)
We are sure everyone is looking forward to the arrival of Pesach soon and coordinating plans for a family Seder. The Seder is a ritual performed by a community or by multiple generations of a family, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Seder itself is based on the Biblical verse commanding Jews to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt: "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.'" (Exodus 13:8) Seder customs include drinking four cups of wine, eating matzo, partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate, and reclining in celebration of freedom.
Do Jews around the world celebrate this Pilgrimage Festival differently and have other customs? Please join us for an enlightening program with Rabbi Sherman as we explore the festivities of Pesach around the world. If you have stories about celebrating Pesach somewhere else, we hope you will share with us.
If you are considering making a donation for a Yarsheit or for other occasion, please consider the WTBE fund which helps to defray the cost our events.
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Lauren Richman, Terri Handler and Amy Westebbe