Matan Bat Mitzvah Program

As we are all yearning to learn more about our identity and heritage as Jewish women, I wanted to let you know about an exciting class that will be taking place for mothers and their daughters. The goal of the program is to strengthen our understanding and connection to the rich historical tradition of Jewish women and to encourage each participant to take her special place in this chain of tradition. The classes are source-based, interactive, and experiential and will use a curriculum called the Matan Bat Mitzvah Program “Jewish Women through the Ages.” The Matan program is currently being run in dozens of communities throughout the world for bat-mitzvah and post-bat-mitzvah aged girls and their mothers, and has received tremendously positive feedback from its participants. The classes are geared towards participants of all learning levels.

One of the unique features of this program is that you will be attending and learning along with your daughters. It is an exciting opportunity not only for you to learn and grow but also to join this experience with that of your daughter’s growth. Each daughter must be accompanied by her mother or some other woman who will be her learning and discussion partner. Feel free to invite grandmothers, aunts, or other close female friends if you cannot attend each class.

Contact Rachel Wilensky: rachelmwilensky@gmail.com

This Shabbat
Parshat Vayikra
Mincha: 7:05 p.m.
Candle Lighting: 7:07 p.m.

Shacharis: 9:00 a.m.
Mincha: 6:45 p.m.
Shabbat concludes: 8:09 p.m.
Upcoming Events
All youth are invited to join us for chametz burning with our local fire truck on Monday, April 10th at 9:00 AM in the shul parking lot.

All Sons of Israel Teens are invited to Six Flags Chol Hamoed Pesach, Thursday, April 13, leaving from the shul at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 6:00 p.m. A live concert by Benny Friedman, with Mordechai Shapiro, will be at 3:00 p.m. at the park. The cost is $48, which includes transportation, and you must R.S.V.P. with payment by April 5. Kosher for Pesach food will be available for purchase inside the park.  NO outside food is permitted. For more information, contact Alyssa Komarow at arkomarow@gmail.com

Rabbi Wilensky is teaching a new class at the Jewish Day School on Tuesday mornings for parents on “How to Use the Parsha as a Tool to Open Lines of Communication With Your Child”. This class begins at 8:10 a.m. (after drop off at the JDS) and ends at 8:40 a.m. Coffee and light refreshments are served.

Join our weekly Tuesday class with Rabbi Wilensky held in the shul's board room at 8:30 p.m. on "Chovot Halevavot: Nurturing the Inner Feelings of a Jew". This class is open for both men and women and no prior knowledge of Jewish texts is necessary. The class is studying the classic work of Rabbi Bachya Ibn Pekudah of 11th century Spain which focuses on cultivating the thoughts and emotions of self-reflection, trust, belief, humility, devotion, and love. If you are interested in more details, please contact Rabbi Wilensky.