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May 4, 2018  RSS feed

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Cong. Schaarai Zedek

Confirmation: A service and reception to honor the 2018 confirmation class will he held Sunday, May 20 at 10 a.m. The confirmands are: Logan Black, Ellie Blumenthal, Hannah Cohen, Adam Feeney, Sabrina Feldman, Maya Fisher, Jake Forman, Sarah Frank, Samuel Glickman, Noah Halpern, Sofia Harwood, Benjamin Hochberg, Ella Mendelowitz, Bryan Miller, Ross Miller, Mya Rosenblatt, Lauren Ross, Claire Shames, Lainey Shapiro, Parker Shaw, Eden Stark and Rachel Steinfeld.

Senior luncheon: Rabbi Richard Birnholz will speak on “Shavuot: Our Spring Harvest Festival” at the next Senior Luncheon on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 11:15 a.m. Rabbi Birnholz will show clips from a History Channel video that asks: Where is the real Mt. Sinai? Lunch will feature traditional Shavuot dairy dishes like blintzes and cheese cake. The preschool singers will perform at 11:30 am. There is no charge, but reservations are required. RSVP to the temple office at (813) 876-2377 or email

A rabbi’s lessons learned: Rabbi Birnholz will lead May classes with the theme “Three Bible Stories and Lessons Learned from 47 Years as a Rabbi ” on Wednesdays, May 16 and 23 from 7– 8:30 p.m.

The topics are:

• May 9: From “know it all rabbi” to “rabbi with no answers”– How not “knowing” has been liberating – Abraham’s binding of Isaac.

• May 16: From Rabbi with a passion for logic to one who has found Judaism and logic incompatible – Living vs. Believing in Jacob’s wrestling with God.

• May 23: From “classical Reform” rabbi to rabbi with no label – How a “Judaism for all seasons” has helped us survive and given me hope – Ecclesiastes (with help from Darwin.)

RSVP online or call the temple office.

Mah jongg and dinner: Join with the Sisterhood for an evening of mah jongg and Chinese food on Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. All levels of play are welcome. To RSVP, call the temple.

Annual meeting: The congregation will hold its annual meeting, with Shabbat dinner and officer installation service on Friday, June 1. The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children up to age 9. The annual meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. when a president-elect, trustees and endowment committee members are selected and the 2018 President’s Cup recipient is named. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a Shabbat service and officer installation.

RSVP for the dinner by May 25 by calling the temple or going to

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