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Upcoming Holidays

Purim Purim is a fun celebratory holiday, commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people in Persia from the evil plot of Haman. The main heroine of the story is Queen Esther, who pleads with her husband, the King, to save her people.  On Purim, we read the story of Purim from the Megilat (scroll) Esther, and make booing noises every time Haman's name is mentioned. It is customary to eat triangular shaped hamantaschen cookies (supposedly shaped like Haman's ear, hat or pockets).We also give money to the poor (Matanot L'Evyonim) and send our friends and neighbors baskets of goodies (Mishloach Manot). This year Purim begins at sundown on February 28th until sundown the next day. In Jerusalem (and other walled cities), Purim begins the following day. Join us for our Megillah reading and Purim Shpiel on February 28th at 7:00pm and for our Purim Carnival on Sunay, March 4th. For more information on this and other Jewish holidays, please check out  reformjudaism.org.

Song & Music

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Shalom Aleichem



Avinu Malkeinu

Ldor Vador

Oseh Shalom - led by Temple Emanu-El's Religious School Students, May 2016

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Social Action

Tzedakah in February is going to support the New Jersey State Veterans Home at Menlo Park. Operated by the state's Department of Veterans Affairs, the home serves over 300 veterans, men and women.  The money you put in the tzedakah box will help purchase new clothes for residents.  The home is unable to accept used clothing due to infection control policies, and therefore the home stocks a Clothing Room for the residents' use.


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