What a thrill it was to have so many of you at our February Shabbat B’Yachad! Combining it with celebrations of Shabbat Shirah and Tu B’Shevat gave it extra meaning. (Sammi adds: after hearing about what a wonderful evening it was from Rosanna, I was so sorry to not have been present.) As you know, our board, committees, volunteers, and staff work hard to make our synagogue a warm and welcoming place, and a wonderful spirit filled the sanctuary that evening.
We also thank Rav Leora for her support, dedication, and guidance as we move through the year. In a time of so much transition, she radiates wisdom and kindness, and we are grateful to have her as our spiritual leader!
As we wait for spring to arrive, we hope you’ll join us for some late-winter fun at the annual Purim festivities on March 11 and 12, which are combined this year with Shabbat B’Yachad. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea,” and you’re encouraged to dress in costume, especially one inspired by the theme.
Sammi and Rosanna
Purim 2017: Under the Sea
Saturday, March 11
5 p.m.—Electives, including:
Making mishloach manot (gifts of food and treats for friends and family)
Making groggers (noisemakers)
Baking hamentashen (Purim cookies)
Learning with Rav Leora
“Spice up your Megillah reading,” a chance to learn how to get more creative with telling the story of Purim!
6:15 p.m.—Community pot-luck dinner followed by Havdalah; watch your email or call the office to find out what you can bring to the table
7 p.m.—Megillah reading
Now it’s time to let loose! The Megillah tells the story of Purim, a tale of greed, deceit, and beautiful princesses—with an “Under the Sea” theme. We’re still looking for people to help with the reading! You can read as much or as little as you like in the language of your choice (Pig Latin is a favorite), and you’re encouraged to “spice it up” with sound effects, props, etc. Contact Rav Leora to sign up!
Sunday, March 12
1 p.m.—Purim Carnival with games, face painting, food, music, and more!
Amy and her husband George have lived in North Attleboro for the past 21 years. She grew up as a member of Agudas Achim, and became a bat mitzvah in 1983. He son, Samuel, followed in her footsteps, becoming a bar mitzvah in 2013. After being a member of the board for the past 4 years, Amy is looking forward to continuing to build on the momentum from our previous leadership.