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: [email protected]

This Shabbat
Parshat Mishpatim-Shekalim
Mincha: 5:25 p.m.
Candle Lighting: 5:29 p.m.

Shacharis: 9:00 a.m.
Mincha: 5:05 p.m.
Shabbat concludes: 6:31 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Plan to join us for "Purim Under One Tent", beginning Saturday evening, March 11, with the Megillah reading at 7:15 p.m., followed by arcade games, pizza, salads, cotton candy, popcorn and more! Cost: $9/person, $36/family max. Our family Purim Se'udah (Chinese meal) will be held Sunday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. Cost: $15/adult, $10/child, $55/family max if paid by Wed., March 8th. If paid at the door, the cost is $18/adult, $12/child. A Sat./Sun. 2-event package price is: $75/family max, individuals at $20 if paid by Wed., March 8th.

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.