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March/April 2011 adar 11 / nisan 5771 in Building Torat Yisrael’s Future A Family With
March/April 2011 adar 11 / nisan 5771 in Building Torat Yisrael’s Future A Family With

March/April 2011

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March/April 2011 adar 11 / nisan 5771 in Building Torat Yisrael’s Future A Family With Deep

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Building Torat Yisrael’s Future

A Family With Deep Torat Yisrael Roots, Helps Shape Our Future

Family With Deep Torat Yisrael Roots, Helps Shape Our Future When our Torat Yisrael community gathers

When our Torat Yisrael community gathers in September to usher in the new Jewish year, we will hold in our hands a fresh, new, inspiring High Holiday prayer book (called a “Mahzor”).

Mahzor Lev Shalem was produced by a committee of Conservative rabbis led by Rabbi Edward Feld of Massachusetts and was first used Conservative congregations around the country last year.

Response to this new High Holiday prayer experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Congregations who experienced High Holiday worship with the new Mahzor Lev Shalem describe an accessible, joyful, engaging experience.

Rabbi Brad Artson, who Rabbi Levin often cites in sermons and Shabbat commentaries, comments:

If you are seeking to pray in the fullness of tradition without sacrificing the blessings of contemporary insights and diversity, if you long for poetry that grounds you in the rich soil of Torah while letting your heart soar, then grab hold of Mahzor Lev Shalem. The poetry, wisdom, warmth, and welcome found on its pages reverberate with the love of the Ancient Blessing One and the spiritual harvest of the Children of Israel —Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean, Ziegler Rabbinical School, and Vice President, American Jewish University

You Tube Trailer on TY Website You are also welcome to log onto our Torat Yisrael website where you’ll find a link to a You Tube video about our new Mahzor on our home page.

The Sholes Family Gift We wish to thank the entire Sholes Family: Leonard J. Sholes and his children, Richard and Martha , Andrew and Trude , David and Laurie, and Steven for their extraordinary gift of an entire set of mahzorim for our congregation.

The Sholes family is deeply rooted in our congregation. Leonard is one of our past presidents. We look

forward to welcoming Lenny to our bimah every year on Kol Nidrei night as one of his sons carries a Torah scroll in his honor in the procession of past presidents that opens the evening. Martha, a gifted and creative educator, taught in our Sunday School for several years and now collaborates with our Social

Action Committee on our Project Linus blankets for ill children project.

chairman of our building committee. Steven was a former member and David belongs to Beth El—thus their gift to our congregation is all the more meaningful.

Andrew is the tirelessly dedicated

Rabbi Levin: Our High Holiday Services Transformed Rabbi Levin responded to news of this gift from the Sholes family: “Last year, one of my High Holiday

sermons focused on the best, most inspired, most meaningful elements of Conservative Judaism. The new Mahzor Lev Shalem was one of the main subjects of that sermon. As I described this groundbreaking prayer book, I never dreamed that a year later, every single one of us would be holding a copy in our

hands. This Sholes Family gift

congregation

Hazzan Goldenberg and I are looking forward to an intense period of study and preparation as we seek to

craft High Holiday services that will help our congregation take advantage of all the best elements of our

new Mahzor. It is safe to say that our High Holiday services will never be the same vision and generosity of the entire Sholes family.”

not the first act of generosity with which this family has blessed our

is a most tangible expression of their faith in the future of Torat Yisrael.

thanks to the

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Greetings from Susan Smoller, President Shalom Fellow Congregants, Ronni has notified us (three-cornered cookies with

Greetings from Susan Smoller, President

Shalom Fellow Congregants,

Ronni has notified us

(three-cornered cookies with various fillings –including my favorite, poppy seed) and the chance to make lots of noise in shul! We will all have an opportunity to dress in our costumes and come to shul to hear the megillah, with the purim story, being read. This year we have two opportunities to hear this story. On Saturday night, March 19, there will be a reading of the entire Megillah at the synagogue in Cranston. There will be Torat Yisrael baked hammantashen and spirits to enjoy! On Sunday morning, we will meet at the house in East Greenwich, for an abridged Megillah reading and lots of hammantashen there too. I look forward to seeing you in costume –or not – and am already trying to guess what the Rabbi and Ronni will be!

I wish everyone a joyous Purim and look forward to seeing you all soon

Please contact me at any time with any comments or questions.

B’Shalom,

Susan

We can actually begin to see the lawn and hopefully spring will be here very soon!

Ronni Guttin, our Education Director, has been leading the Cohen Religious School while also handling the time-consuming position of Executive Director of Camp JORI. She has been a member of the faculty of our school for the last 32 years and as Ronni said” I am truly blessed to be surrounded by loving families, smiling children and compassionate, knowledgeable teachers. The Cohen School has become a vibrant, diverse group who fill my thoughts

even outside of school hours”.

that as of the new year, she will be leaving the position of Education Director in order to continue her fulltime job at Camp JORI. We will miss Ronni very much and we wish her all the best in the future. The personnel

committee will be placing ads for this part-time position and will evaluate the responses around the end of March.

Purim is one of the most fun-filled holidays –with the opportunity to dress in costumes, eat hammantashen

the opportunity to dress in costumes, eat hammantashen Kesher Corner: Andrea Epstein, LICSW Andrea serves Torat

Kesher Corner: Andrea Epstein, LICSW

Andrea serves Torat Yisrael’s members through Kesher, a joint project of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, the Bernhardt Foundation, and Jewish Family Service. She can be reached at (401) 369-0160 or andrea@toratyisrael.org.

What is Jewish Meditation?

silence, focused concentration, chanting, being present, and a reflective element

• Focusing on Jewish perspective of wisdom,

compassion, and kindness through meditation

makes Jewish meditation distinctive and specifically Jewish

One Jewish meditation teacher referenced meditation in the Bible. It is not new! He surmises that the growing popularity of Jewish meditation is in fact because of its ability to link practitioners to deep and ancient Jewish tradition.

Meditation is known for both its mental and physical health benefits. It has been shown to have a positive impact on coronary function: a recent study in Psychiatry Research:

Neuroimaging, showed that meditators had actual changes in their brain’s gray matter in the areas that govern emotion regulation, learning/memory, and taking perspective. Certainly this can lend to the explanation of why meditation is so powerful.

I found no one Jewish way to meditate. Traditionally, Jewish life had many elements of

This morning I listened to a radio broadcast about the impact of meditation in a high security prison in Alabama. With a population of 1500, half of whom are there for life, they have had a 20% reduction in disciplinary action for those who completed a 10 day intensive meditation course. What an amazing impact- just from

meditation!

I have, for a while, been interested in Judaism’s

perspective on meditation. I feel that I have had easy access to more Eastern thoughts and techniques on the subject so I thought I would do

a little research. First stop was Rabbi Levin. She directed me to a Jewish Retreat Center, Elat Chayyim, outside of Woodstock, NY.

Elat Chayyim focuses on Jewish Spirituality. They run many programs, including Jewish meditation retreats. In looking at the writings of many of their teachers I saw distinctions

emerging:

• Meditation is an aspect of most of the world’s major religions

• Similarities of meditation from most

traditions included: some form of sitting in

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prayer built into its daily fabric. Rest and reflection were a part of everyday life. As life has gotten more hectic with less time for pause, it may be worth checking out some of the following resources to see how a meditation practice can possibly enhance your spiritual and physical health.

Meditation and Jewish Meditation Resources:

Elat Chayyim (with multiple links to Jewish meditation teachers):

http://www.isabellafreedman.org/elatchayyim

Regarding the benefits of meditation:

Regarding the benefits of meditation: The Cohen School News On March 13 t h , the

The Cohen School News

On March 13 th , the entire Rhode Island Jewish community is invited to participate in the first annual mitzvah day. Mitzvot are like the building blocks of an active Jewish life. They are the guidelines for a fulfilled and fulfilling life. The way we treat one another, our relationships with friends and family can be guided by the principles found among these 613 commandments. So, I was asked, one mitzvah day? Shouldn’t mitzvoth be a part of our daily life? Why bother to cancel school for this? The answer for me was simple. Good habits begin with a single action. Often, we are not even aware that the kindnesses we perform regularly are mitzvoth. Ever visit someone who is ill? Make cookies for an elderly relative? Invite another family for dinner? Light candles on Shabbat? Recycle your bottles, cans and paper? These are all examples of the 613 commandments found in the Torah. On March 13 th , the families of Torat Yisrael can stand proudly with our neighbors from all over the state to begin a new good habit.

The Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/meditation/H

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Report on the impact of meditation in prison:

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/08/133505880/at-

end-of-the-line-prison-an-unlikely-escape

Do you have thoughts about Jewish meditation or experiences you would like to share? Please feel free to contact me about meditation or any needed support and community resources. All consultations are confidential and free. Andrea Epstein, LICSW, (401) 369-0160 or andrea@toratyisrael.org

Cohen School Calendar March

March 1 Regular Classes March 6 Regular Classes March 8 Regular Classes March 13 Rhode Island Mitzvah Day March 15 Regular Classes March 20 Purim Megillah Reading and Party 9-11 March 22 Regular Classes March 27 Regular Classes March 29 Regular Classes

April

April 3 Regular Classes April 5 Regular Classes April 10 Regular Classes April 12 Regular Classes April 17 No School April 20 No School April 24 Regular Classes

Librarian’s Corner by Laura Steele, Torat Yisrael Librarian

This month I welcome the book, Sima’s Undergarments for Women written by Ilana Stanger-Ross to our library.

is a good read about a tight-knit Brooklyn community, and 65-year-old Sima Goldner’s discount lingerie shop. It is a prime business in her orthodox Jewish neighborhood, and, more importantly, it is also a haven for the many women who frequent her small basement store. Discontented with her marriage to a bumbling, retired schoolteacher named Lev, Sima pours herself into her business and her varied customers, many of whom use the privacy of her shop as a forum to ruminate about their relationships, families, and lives. Sima’s everyday routine is indelibly changed with the arrival of the young, vibrant Timna, an attractive Israeli expatriate who applies to work as a seamstress. As the

relationship between Sima and Timna evolves, Sima finds herself confronting the realities of her infertility and the complexities of her past, long shrouded in shame and adolescent regret. Backdropped by the shop’s colorful patrons, Stanger-Ross’ engaging novel follows Sima as she struggles to find balance in navigating her newfound relationship with Timna while exploring the intense depths of personal reconciliation and redemption. I encourage you to curl up with this or another good book to help stave off the winter blues!!

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TY Going Green and Economical! Statements

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Our Torat Yisrael office is instituting a new opportunity for all TY members to help our congregation go green and save on expensive first class postage. Your monthly billing statements are now available in e- mail form instead of hard copy sent through first class mail. To opt for green and economical:

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Log on to the Members’ Page on our TY website and fill in the on line request form.*

or

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Call Sheryl Ponder at our TY office and ask her to begin sending your statements by e-mail. (401-785-

1800).

*If you don’t know the password for the Members’ Page, you will find a form requesting that information on our home page: www.toratyisrael.org.

Edgewood Pawtuxet Food Closet Annual Report for 2010

The year 2010 has been a good year for us at the closet. Our client list has stayed steady at about 125 a month. January was –as always- our busy month with about 140 clients. These clients may still shop twice a month. The closet still receives food and money donations from our five churches: Transfiguration, St. Paul’s, Edgewood Congregational, Trinity and the Temple. Thank you all.

We continue to receive 95% of our food from the food bank. This year we have gotten a little over 55,000 pounds of food at a cost for us of around $2,700.00. We are also still receiving our USDA food at no cost to the Closet. It has been a great help. We received donations from Dave’s again this year of bread and pastries, which are picked up weekly by the Poore family and brought to us at church – Thank you! We also started this fall receiving bread from a group called We Share Hope. They deliver us bread on Tuesdays for free, we are up to 6 trays of bread from them weekly, another great help. We also put some of this bread out in church, in case someone needs or knows someone in need. We had a generous donation this year of $2,000, which I plan to buy another freezer for the closet which we hope to be able to get more meats. This year we also have chosen to give Transfiguration $1,000.00 to go towards the electric or heat bills. They have been more than generous in the over 30 years we have been here and it is about time the Closet helped a little-especially with the three freezers and refrig that we will be running. I have been extra careful with our budget to make sure that our clients will not suffer from these choices. I feel that this is part of our ministry.

Thanksgiving came without any problems this year. We ended giving away 99 baskets this year, down a

little from last year. We were very lucky this year to have almost all the items for the baskets before Thanksgiving-decreasing the amount of money spent. Again the Food Bank is a great help.

Our annual dinner for the Volunteers was in October – We were short only a couple of people. We combined the Closet and our new Thrift store people and had a wonderful time. A word about the people that give me their time each week or month to help run the closet – whether it’s stocking shelves, getting the food from outside sources, taking care of the clients or simply folding bags. Thank you! I know some drive some distance to get here – bad or good weather – and you never complain. A very special thank you to Don Peck, who moved all the 55,000 pounds of food – with a little help this year (don’t tell him I told you) plus being there on Wednesday nights or whenever I have needed help. Our ordering on line is still wonderful and had helped us get the “deals” from the Food Bank that we might have missed. We just received $100 to be used at the food bank for just getting our monthly stats in on time.

Another year has passed and it still amazes me as to the great gift that God has given me and my volunteers in doing his ministry in the Food Closet. Many of us take what we have as a given each day, it is a wake out call some days in the closet. We have been blessed this year with some really great news from some of our clients. I thank you for letting me do this wonderful ministry as your director and please ask me those questions and do come visit us – or volunteer! This concludes my report for this year and again thank you! Audrey Rose

“Women and Religion”

The Ronald K. & Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center at Bryant University is hosting a “Women & Religion” series on

Tuesdays until March 29 th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Reflection Sanctuary at the Center.

question, “Can Women Find a Meaningful Place in Organized Religion?” Rabbi Levin will be speaking on Tuesday, March 22 nd . The series addresses issues of interest to both women and men.

The series raises the

PJ Library presents

Keith Michael Johnson, Bubble Artist – The Secret World of Bubbles! Featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, in USA Today and Real Simple. Sunday, February 27 th at 4:00 pm at the Jewish Alliance Social Hall,

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401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence. $12 per person/$36 per family. Children receive free bubbles. Tickets at the door, but please RSVP to Nicole Katzman: nkatzman@bjeri.org.

In Our TY Family

Mazal tov to everyone celebrating a Birthday in March!

Annette Dress, Paula Meyerson, Shelley Tragar, Nancy Waszkis, Amy Quinn, Svetlana Harris, Jerri Labush, Richard Sholes, Jaclyn Sidman, Robin Miller, Sheila Malatt, David Smoller, Laurie Tessier, Roberta Gilstein, Jonathan Finkle, Jacob Stanger and Ryan Silverman

Mazal tov to everyone celebrating an Anniversary in March!

Frank & Allyson (2 years), Jeff & Beth Salk (28 years) and Carlos & Beverly Goncalves (18 years)

May God who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bring

blessing and healing to: Trude Antin, Sam Buckler, Pearl Gorden, Douglas & Barbara Greenberg (Diane Greenberg’s brother-in-law & sister-in-law), Myer Grossman, Bonnie Lury, Lois Lury, Jody Mihov (Mildred Beck’s niece), Sylvia Paige, Zenas & Sara Pulner, Ron Richter, Harold & Sylvia Roggen (Barbara Karetny’s parents), Louis Russian, Sylvia and Jimmy Shocket, Steve Tragar, Moe Wine and Eileen Winkler (Rochelle Ziegler’s mother)

Moe Wine and Eileen Winkler (Rochelle Ziegler’s mother) Thank you You’ve Saved Lives Thank you to

Thank you

You’ve Saved Lives

Thank you to everyone who donated blood at our Blood Drive on Sunday, February 3 rd . 7 units of blood were donated that day! Save the date: Our next blood drive will be on Sunday, May 1 st .

Things You Can Do In Our TY Cranston Lobby!

Edgewood Food Closet Donations

canned tuna and salmon, canned soups, breakfast cereal, canned vegetables and fruits. Also needed:

toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, diapers.

Pick up a great read!

Which you’ll find at our Book Exchange corner in the TTY lobby! For a 25¢ donation, you are welcome to help yourself to any book on the shelves and then return it when you’re done.

TYNet Café! Come Schmooze!

Torat Yisrael is wireless and caffeinated! Fresh coffee and tea and the wifi password are all there.

Recycle #5 Plastics Here!

Plastic containers like medicine vials and yogurt and cottage containers. Please wash containers before depositing in bin.

Kosher Food Pantry

Kosher non-perishables to help support Rhode island’s vulnerable Jewish residents.

Coupon Collection for Edgewood Food Closet

Please drop your unwanted coupons in the basket near our donation and recycling center.

A Touch of Heaven Thrift Shop : You may drop off lightly used clothing at the Touch of Heaven Thrift Shop, 1665 Broad Street, Cranston. Hours of Operation: Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am- 11:00 am, Wednesday 5:00 pm-6:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am-11:00 am. All the proceeds from A Touch of Heaven Thrift Shop go to our Edgewood-Pawtuxet Food Closet.

Temple Torat Yisrael Email Addresses, Facebook and Twitter

Rabbi Amy Levin: rabbi@toratyisrael.org Susan Smoller, President: president@toratyisrael.org Nicole Jellinek, Social Worker: nicole@toratyisrael.org

Andrea Epstein, Social Worker: Andrea@toratyisrael.org welcome@toratyisrael.org - Michael Field/Beth Salk (Membership Committee Chairs)

facebook@toratyisrael.org

Sheryl Ponder, Bookkeeper/Office Manager: sheryl@toratyisrael.org Stephanie Reinsant, Rabbi’s Secretary: stephanie@toratyisrael.org

Hazzan Devin Goldenberg: hazzan@toratyisrael.org Ronni Guttin, Education Director: ronni@toratyisrael.org Anita Olinsky (Dues Committee): dues@toratyisrael.org

twitter@toratyisrael.org and @ravlevin

ronni@toratyisrael.org Anita Olinsky (Dues Committee): dues@toratyisrael.org twitter@toratyisrael.org and @ravlevin 5

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H ug N’ h amah: Circle of Consolation A Bereavement Discussion Group meeting on alternate

Hug N’hamah: Circle of Consolation

A Bereavement Discussion Group meeting on alternate Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm providing a supportive circle to bring the emotional and spiritual challenges of grief. Facilitated by Torat Yisrael member, Dr. Judith Lubiner, a licensed psychologist, and Rabbi Amy Levin. TY members and non-

members equally welcome.

Meeting March 10 th and 24 th and April 14 th and 28 th .

Knit and Kvetch in East Greenwich

Join Temple Torat Yisrael’s knitting circle from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm - East Greenwich (Village Lower School) – March 13 th & 27 th and April 3 rd Share your knowledge of knitting, crocheting, embroidering and needle-pointing. For more information, please contact Lynn Field (lmfield593@gmail.com) or Beverly Goncalves (bevsue66@verizon.net)

Upcoming TY Events

March

Shabbat in East Greenwich:

Friday Evening:, Shabbat Yachad: Guest Speaker, Minna Ellison, Interim President & CEO, The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

Friday, March 4 th :Shabbat Services at 6:00 pm. Dinner and speaker at 7:00 pm. Cost: $10 adult / $5 child 10-18 / Children under 10 Free / Family maximum $30. Please RSVP to the TY office by March 2 nd ; 785-1800 / Stephanie@toratyisrael.org.

Saturday, March 5 th : Shabbat Services at 9:15 am.

Shalom to Shabbat: Unwind and Nosh Before Shabbat Services in Cranston

Friday, March 11 th , 7:00 pm: wine, cheese and a nice schmooze before our 7:30 pm Shabbat Service.

An Orchid Evening

You and your friends are invited to a Fabulous Night of Entertainment with our fellow congregants Joanie and Jeff Bookbinder at their home on Saturday evening, March 12 at 7:00 pm. We are going to view their gorgeous and special orchids in their greenhouse (Flyer enclosed).

Our March Topic: Annual Purim Jewish Joke Fest!

East Greenwich: Tuesday, March 15

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Lunch & Learn at T’s Restaurant, 5600 Post Road (in the Benny’s Plaza), East Greenwich – each participant orders from the menu and we study Jewish sources addressing current issues. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!

Cranston/Warwick: Thursday, March 17 th

bring a friend! Cranston/Warwick: Thursday, March 17 t h 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Lunch & Learn at

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Lunch & Learn at the Cozy Grill Restaurant, 440 Warwick Avenue, Warwick – each participant orders from the menu as we study Jewish sources. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Look for us in the back room!

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Purim is Around the Corner! Let’s Celebrate Together!

Purim Evening:

At Torat Yisrael at 8 pm on Saturday, March 19 th for a traditional evening service and full megillah reading.

for a traditional evening service and full megillah reading. Family-Friendly Purim Morning Services, Carnival Games and

Family-Friendly Purim Morning Services, Carnival Games and Breakfast

Yes, indeed, we’re celebrating Purim with gusto at Torat Yisrael! Make sure you, your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors, your cousins, your best friend, your newest acquaintance and anyone else you can think of joins you for our rousing, family-friendly Megilah Reading! Sunday, March 20 th at 9:00 am followed by breakfast at the TY East Greenwich house, 1251 Middle Road!

breakfast at the TY East Greenwich house, 1251 Middle Road! Schmooze with Booze An opportunity for

Schmooze with Booze

An opportunity for informal study and discussion with Rabbi Amy Levin over wine, beer, something softer, some good munchies and an interesting topic.

Our March topic: Jewish Humor: Bring Your Favorite Jewish Joke in Honor of Purim!

Wednesday evening, March 23rd from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at our East Greenwich house to schmooze with booze!

April

Shabbat in East Greenwich:

Friday Evening:, Shabbat Yachad: Guest Speaker, Russ Partridge, Program Director of the WARM Center of Westerly (re-scheduled from our snowed-out January Shabbat Yachad!)

Friday, April 1 st :Shabbat Services at 6:00 pm. Dinner and speaker at 7:00 pm. Cost: $10 adult / $5 child 10-18 / Children under 10 Free / Family maximum $30. Please RSVP to the TY office by March 28 th ; 785-1800 / Stephanie@toratyisrael.org.

Saturday, April 2 nd : Shabbat Services at 9:15 am.

Shalom to Shabbat: Unwind and Nosh Before Shabbat Services in Cranston

Friday, April 8 th , 7:00 pm: wine, cheese and a nice schmooze before our 7:30 pm Shabbat Service.

Let’s Celebrate!

Aaron Tessier will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on Shabbat morning, Saturday, April 9 th !

Mazal tov to Aaron’s parents, Raymond & Laurie and to Aaron’s brother, Ethan!

Raymond & Laurie and to Aaron’s brother, Ethan! Our April Topic: The Reality of Abuse in
Raymond & Laurie and to Aaron’s brother, Ethan! Our April Topic: The Reality of Abuse in

Our April Topic: The Reality of Abuse in Our Homes

East Greenwich: Tuesday, April 12 th

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Lunch & Learn at T’s Restaurant, 5600 Post Road (in the Benny’s Plaza), East Greenwich – each participant orders from the menu and we study Jewish sources addressing current issues. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!

Cranston/Warwick: Thursday, April 14 th

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12:00-1:30 p.m. – Lunch & Learn at the Cozy Grill Restaurant, 440 Warwick Avenue, Warwick – each participant orders from the menu as we study Jewish sources. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Look for us in the back room!

East Greenwich Shabbat: April 15-16

Friday 6:00 pm early Shabbat Service for all. Enjoy an early Shabbat service and then arrange for a relaxed Shabbat meal at home with your family and friends.

Saturday, April 16 th at 10:00 am (1 hour service)

Passover Service Schedule:

Tuesday, April 19 – 15 Nisan: 9:15 am Passover Festival Morning Service Wednesday, April 20 – 16 Nisan: 9:15 am Passover Morning Service Friday, April 22 – 18 Nisan: 7:30 pm Shabbat and Passover Evening Service

Saturday, April 23 – 19 Nisan: 9:15 am Shabbat Service and Passover morning service

Sunday, April 24 – 20 Nisan:

Monday, April 25 – 21 Nisan: 9:15 am Passover Morning Service Tuesday, April 26 – 22 Nisan: 9:00 am Passover Service with Yizkor

6:30 pm Passover Festival Evening Service

Schmooze with Booze: Special Hametz-Party Edition!

An opportunity for informal study and discussion with Rabbi Amy Levin over wine, beer, something softer, some good munchies and an interesting topic.

Our April topic: Jews and Animals: Domination and Compassion

Wednesday evening, April 27 th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at our East Greenwich house to schmooze with booze!

Men’s Club Chinese Dinner in Cranston

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Friday evening, April 29 th for a 6:00 pm Shabbbat service with a Chinese dinner to follow. More details to come.

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