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Purim: Food, Fun and Charity By Danny Levy, Director of Development


urim is a time for us to continue the tradition of victorious celebration of a time long ago and to support one another. The Megillat Esther (The Book of Esther) prescribes “the sending of portions one man to another and gifts to the poor” (9:22). According to halakha (religious laws), each adult must give two different foods to one person, and two charitable donations to two poor people. The food parcels are called mishloach manot (“sending of portions”), and in some circles the custom has evolved into a major giftgiving event. To fulfill the mitzvah of giving charity to two poor people, one can give either food or money equivalent to the amount of food that is eaten at a regular meal. It is better to spend more on charity than on the giving of mishloach manot. No distinction is The 2012 Early Childhood Purim Parade made among the poor; anyone who is willing to accept charity is allowed to participate. It is obligatory upon the poorest Jew, 24 from 11:30 am-3:00 pm at the Alpert Jewish even one who is himself dependent on charity, to Community Center. Many organizations in the community are coming together to put on the give to other poor people. We must all give, no matter our station carnival including: Alpert JCC, Jewish Federation or position in life. By making a donation to the of Long Beach and West OC, Jewish Family and Jewish Federation’s 2013 Annual Campaign now, Children’s Service of Long Beach, Long Beach during Purim, you are fulfilling your obligation to Hillel, Congregation Shir Chadash, Temple Beth G-d, yourself and your community. The Annual Shalom, Hebrew Academy, Temple Israel, Shul Campaign provides necessary funds to all the by the Shore, and Congregation Sholom Leisure agencies of the Jewish Community Partnership. World. Our local consortium of agencies provides non- The carnival will feature all kinds of fun, sectarian services to over 40,000 individuals family-friendly activities including a moon bounce, each year, serving all faiths and ethnicities in a jousting game, face painting, holiday crafts, the Greater Long Beach area. The Partnership costume parade, hamantaschen and a preschool provides youth, teen & young adult programs, area with games and prizes. For more information, after school recreation, sports & arts, summer visit or call 562-426-7601. camp scholarships, early childhood education and day school scholarships, counseling, senior Early Childhood Education Purim Parade nutrition, senior programming, crisis response, Join us at the Alpert JCC on February 21 and emergency financial aid, community building, 22 to celebrate Purim with the ECE classes. In leadership development and interfaith relations. the morning, we will parade around the building This can be your “mishloach manot”. Please in costume to celebrate Purim and follow each visiting our website or parade with a Purim Shpiel. For more information, call our office at 562-426-7601 to complete your contact Linda Keiles at 562-426-7601. 2013 Annual Campaign. Megillah Readiness & Purim Spiels Temple Israel Community-Wide Purim Activities Purim is also a good time to gather with fellow Temple Israel is having a Purim Dinner on community members to celebrate the community’s Saturday, February 23 at 6:30 pm, followed by a strength. Here are a few ways our community is Megillah Reading and Purim Shpiel at 8:00 pm. On Sunday February 24 at 10:30 am there will celebrating: be a Purim Family Service, Megillah Reading and The Long Beach Community Purim Shpiel. 562-434-0996 Carnival will be held on Sunday, February

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Shul by the Shore eeeShul by the Shore will be having a Megillah Reading Saturday, February 23 at 6:45 pm at the Seaport Marina Hotel. Then “Purim in the Shtetl” will be held on Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 pm, also at the Seaport Marina Hotel. Dress up as your favorite “Fiddler on the Roof” character and experience Purim the way they did in the Shtetls of Eastern Europe. Dinner, Megillah Reading, games, and crafts! 562-6219828 P’nai Or eeeP’nai Or will have a Purim Celebration plus Havdalah on Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 pm. Join in for havdalah, sing, read the Megillah, boo Haman, nosh, and schmooze! Costumes are optional, but very welcome. At the rental space at Grace First, 3955 North Studebaker Road, Long Beach. 562-364-5154 Beach Hillel eeeBeach Hillel will be baking hamantashen and packing and delivering mishloach manot. 562-426-7601 ext. 1424 If you would like to get involved in or want more information about this or other upcoming community activities, contact Sharon Kenigsberg at 562-426-7601 EXT 1008 or

PJ Library Comes to Long Beach Saturday, February 9 at Temple Israel Tot Shabbat at 9:30 am Family-Friendly Breakfast at 10:00 am Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop Show at 11:00 am To register call Temple Israel at 562-434-0996

Sunday, February 24 at the Community-Wide Purim Carnival at the Alpert JCC Join us at for an afternoon of Purim-fun, food & games from 11:30 am-3 pm. Special PJ Library Story-Telling & other children’s activities throughout the afternoon. Purim Carnival is open to all. For more information about PJ library, visit Long Beach or call Megan at 562-426-7601 EXT 1021.

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2013 Poland/Israel Trip Information Meeting Set for February 21

Remember the past, live in the present and believe in the future of our people (Abba Kovner.) Join with other community members in the trip of a lifetime. The Alpert JCC and the Jewish Federation are partnering with the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) Israel Office to offer a unique trip to Poland and Israel November 3-14, 2013. Nicole & Dr. Daniel Honigman and Linda & Sanford Simmons are the community co-chairs for the trip. Nicole states, “The mission of this trip is to honor our past, enhance and enrich our connections to Israel and the Israeli people, and return ready to inspire others with what we have learned. We are looking forward to travelling with members of our own community.” In Poland, we will walk the streets of a small Jewish ghetto, visit a synagogue, visit the cities of Warsaw and Krakow and stand witness at Auschwitz and Birkenau. Susan Paletz, Alpert JCC Director of Program Development & Community Engagement, who went on a similar JCCA trip a few years ago shares, “Visiting Poland and

walking in the footsteps of those who lost their lives, was to say the least, a profoundly moving experience for me. The visit connected me to my Jewish roots in a way that cemented my pride in being Jewish and reinforced the statement, Never Again. Poland is for many Jews a mixture of darkness, sadness and hope. It was an honor to stand at Auschwitz and say Kaddish, yet it was overwhelmingly sad to think of the lives lost and the torture they endured. The hope in Poland is the beautiful city of Krakow in which they are trying to rebuild the Jewish community with its own JCC and reconnect Jews to their heritage.” On this journey, as we transition from Poland to Israel, we will have time to reflect on our experiences with special

guest speakers in Israel. We arrive in Israel in time to visit the Kotel and welcome Shabbat in Jerusalem with festive Shabbat meals and time to experience the many wonders of that city. Other highlights of the time in Israel include visiting Masada, the Dead Sea, Haifa, Tzfat, the Golan Heights and Tel Aviv. Linda Simmons, one of the mission co-chairs remarks, “It is not only the places that are spectacular, but the opportunities we have on a trip like this to visit army bases, meet with local artists, historians, performers and other special guests that make this more than just a trip.” For those members of the community who have been to Israel a few times, there is an option to attend the Jewish Federation General Assembly in Jerusalem. The Jewish Federations have been meeting at General Assemblies for over 80 years to network, learn from each other, and interface with world leaders. The program features themes that are timely and highly relevant to the Jewish community. But the GA is more than workshops and addresses by world leaders. It is a chance for members of the Jewish community to come together, spend time with old friends and colleagues, and connect with new ones. The GA also offers in-depth field trips and one of kind gatherings. To learn more about the trip, please attend the information meeting on February 21 at 7:00 pm at the Alpert JCC. Please RSVP to Susan Paletz at spaletz@alpertjcc. org or 562-426-7601 EXT 1012.

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Thank You to Our Community

For Making Legacy of Leadership a Success! Congratulations to the Jewish Community Partnership for raising $150,000 for our partner agencies! Thank you to our dedicated co-chairs Arlene & Rick Freeman and Helen & Bob Rosenberg. Congratulations to our honorees Binnie & Jack Berro, Amy & Rich Lipeles, Keesal, Young & Logan for all you do for our community.

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SUSTAINER ChildNet CSULB Jewish Studies Dept. TABC, Inc. Samuel Berro Dr. Joel & Edie Brodsky Sandra & Dr. Geoffrey Carr & Melissa & Dr. Arthur Kreitenberg Lindsey & Gary Fields Deborah & Rabbi Mark Goldfarb Drs. Leslie & Aaron Kern Shirley & Eugene Ross Arlene Solomon Rita & Dr. Barry Zamost

PARTNER Pacific Palms Health Care Reva & Dr. Seymour Alban Barbara & Ben Alhadeff Linda & Richard Burney Karen & Kenneth Cecil Karen Codman Martha & Paul DeYoung Lyn & Dr. Joel Epstein Debbie & Robert Feldman Joanne & Dr. David Feldman Rufina & Rafi Franco Lauren & Stuart Friedman Barbara & Ned Gaylord Yehudis & Yitzy Geisinsky

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Gun Free Zones By Rabbi David Klatzker

These monthly rabbinic commentaries in the Chronicle usually focus on the Jewish holidays, but let me break with tradition and offer some thoughts on the urgent issue of gun control. The hamantaschen can wait. Rambam (Maimonides) said that when we hear about a misfortune that befalls the community, it is a mitzvah from the Torah to fast, give tzedakah, pray and study. In other words, he thought that we need to relate to an emergency as though we ourselves had something to do with it, and we have to make teshuvah. As Abraham Joshua Heschel put it, “Some are guilty, but

all are responsible.” If we as Jews take this message seriously, we should act. We must let Congress know that gun ownership should be limited to people who have neither criminal nor mental health records, and assault rifles should be banned. I do not believe in messianic politics, so I do not expect to see guns beaten into ploughshares anytime soon. I accept that Americans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. But there are limits on any right. And here is an interesting idea from the sociologist Amitai Etzioni: We can take some small steps, such as not allowing our children to visit

friends’ homes where guns are visible. We can make a public statement—why not put a sign in front of the JCC and our synagogues saying that “This is a gun free zone”? Why not put such signs in front of our homes and businesses? Schools already are gun free zones, under California law. Naturally, law enforcement officers and security guards are exempt. Some will say that gun free zones will leave us more exposed. But guns kept in the home for self-protection are forty-three times more likely to kill a family member, friend or acquaintance than to kill an intruder, according to a recent study. So what right

is being protected if it is not the right to be safe? The right to David feel safe, at Rabbi Klatzker the expense of actual safety? Real security is a matter of being tied to a healthy community. The gun free zone idea is something we can take up right now. It would at least point us in the right direction.

Rabbi David Klatzker serves Temple Beth Shalom, Long Beach. You may contact him at

Below you will find events happening at our local synagogues. Please contact them directly if you have any questions using the Synagogue Directory on this page.

Leisure World will hold its annual Festival of Bargains Rummage Sale and Bake Sale in Clubhouse 2. Call Max Smith at 562-4933679 or Ron Yaffee at 562430-7040 for information. Temple Beth David On Sunday, February 3 at 8:00 am, TBD will be holding a Blood Drive. On Sunday, February 24 at 9:30 am, a Megillah reading will take place in celebration of Purim. A silent fundraising auction will be held at 9:00 am and the temple’s Purim Carnival and a live auction will begin at 11:00 am.

Temple Beth Shalom On Sunday, February 24, TBS will hold its Purim celebration. They will also Congregation Sholom be making hamantaschen On Thursday, February and would love the commu28 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, nity’s help. Congregation Sholom of On Friday, March 1, the 6 | JEWISH COMMUNITY CHRONICLE | shevat-Adar | 5773

Chabad of West Orange County/ Congregation Adat Israel (O) 5052 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach Contact: Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz Phone: 714-846-2285 Email: Website: Congregation Ahavas Yisroel (O) 10433 Los Alamitos Boulevard Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Marcus Website: Under Construction E-mail: Phone: 562-493-4570 Congregation Lubavitch (O) 3981 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 Contact: Rabbi Newman Phone: 562-426-5480 Email: Congregation Shir Chadash (I) 6440 Del Amo Blvd. Lakewood, CA 90713 Contact Rabbi Howard Laibson Phone: 562-429-0715 Website: Congregation Sholom Leisure World, Seal Beach (C) P. O. Box 2901 Seal Beach, CA 90740 Contact: Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater Spiritual Leader 562-493-2680

Shul By The Shore (O) Seaport Marina Hotel 6400 Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, California 90803 Contact: Rabbi Abba Perelmuter Phone: 562-621-9828 Email: Website:

TBS Sisterhood is planning its Shabbat Across America celebration. Please contact the temple office for more information on either event. Temple Israel On Saturday, February 9, TI will present a Shabbat Morning with Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop. The Tot Shabbat Service will begin at 9:00 am, followed by a family-friendly breakfast at 10:00 am, and the Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop Show at 11:00 am. The cost for

­­­ Chabad of Cypress (O) 10433 Los Alamitos Blvd. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Marcus Phone: 714-828-1851 Email: Website:

P’nai Or (I) Long Beach, CA Contact: Cantor Steven Puzarne Spiritual Director Email: Website: Phone 562-364-5154

Upcoming Events at Our Area Synagogues Congregation Shir Chadash Starting Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm, join CSC for Biblical Stories You Never Learned in Hebrew School, informative narratives about the era of The Judges, a time when there was no king over Israel and people did whatever was pleasing in their sight. Held on February 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, February 23 at 7:15 pm, don’t miss this year’s Purim Shpiel, The Wizard of Shushan. Written and directed by CSC’s own Jon Strum, it’s a retelling of the story of Purim as it may have happened in the Land of Oz. The event is free to the public. Please RSVP by calling the temple office.

Synagogue Directory

Surf City Synagogue (C) Services held at the HB Central Library 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach Phone: 714-596-2220 E-Mail:

breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (12 and under). Please RSVP by calling the temple office. If your synagogue would like to be a part of this listing, please submit your events to

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Temple Beth David (R) 6100 Hefley St. Westminster, CA 92683 Contact: Rabbi Nancy Myers Phone: 714-892-6623 Email: Website: Temple Beth Ohr (R) 15721 E. Rosecrans Ave. La Mirada, CA 90638 Contact: Rabbi Mark Goldfarb Phone: 714-521-6765 Email: Website: Temple Beth Shalom (C) 3635 Elm Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 Contact: Rabbi David Klatzker Phone: 562-426-6413 Email: Website: Temple Israel (R) 269 Loma Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803 Contact: Rabbi Steven Moskowitz Phone: 562-434-0996 Email: Website: Temple Ner Tamid of Downey (R) 10629 Lakewood Boulevard Downey, CA 90241 Contact: Rabbi Dany Mehlman Phone: 562-861-9276 Email: Website: (R)=Reform (O)=Orthodox

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Parent Participation Classes . . . . . . . . . 2 Water Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Youth & Adult Jiu Jitsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Jewish Experience Lectures . . . . . . . . . . 3 Super Bowl Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Everything Jewish & More . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Senior Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Senior Theatre Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Teen Ski/Snowboarding Trip . . . . . . . . . 4

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Linda Keiles, (562)426-7601, ext. 1092

Sascha Bryan-Zwick, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1035

Kids’ Night Out, Parents’ Night Off! For children 12 months & older

Sat, February 9, 5-9pm Enjoy dinner, a movie, or a walk on the beach while we take care of the kids. Cost includes, dinner, games, stories, play, staff supervision. Cost per child (must be siblings) $25-1st, $20-2nd, $10-3rd Call Danielle Putnam at ext. 1090 or email at

ECE Summer/Fall 2012 Registration Opens in March Registration for Summer and Fall ECE Dept. programs opens in March, and AJCC membership has its privileges! Priority registration goes to current ECE Students; next tier goes to AJCC Members, based on length of membership; if you’re not an AJCC member yet, now is the time to become one in order to move ahead in the ECE registration process.

Group Swim Lessons February 19-March 14 (4 wks) Tue & Thur Ages 3-8 • Tiny Tot: 1:30-2pm, 4-4:30pm • Beg: 2-2:30pm, 2:30-3pm, 3-3:30pm • Adv. Beginner: 3:30-4pm $95; $80/MVP

Private Swim Lessons

Year Round Youth Swim Team

One-on-one instruction for all ages with a Swim University instructor. Spots fill quickly so call today! Visit website for more info.

with Coach Rafe Montes Mon-Thur, 5-6:30pm • Fri, 4:30-5:30pm Ages 6-14 This is a competitive swim team, so all participants must tryout and be able to swim 25 yards with all 4 swim strokes. Membership in USA Swimming is required to compete in swim meets. Swim meet participation is optional, as swim meets have an added cost.

Contact Danielle Putnam at ext. 1090 or email at for information on Membership, ECE Registration, or for a tour.

Parent/Child Participation Classes at the AJCC Friends, fun & learning, for families with children from birth-toddler, in a welcoming Jewish atmosphere.

Three different classes; find the right one for you & your baby or toddler

FREE: From the Beginning

Prep-Swim Team

Wednesday Mornings 9:30-10:30am Newborn - walking, with an adult Begin your new life with us at the AJCC; this class for new mothers and their infants will help you discover the joys and face the challenges that are part of transitioning your family when a new baby arrives, whether it’s your first or your fourth! Class is facilitated by a caring and experienced ECE staff member.

Yad b’ Yad (Hand in Hand) Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:15-10:45am Meeting day depends on age of child. For children 9-23 months, with an adult Development and discovery through experiential, hands-on learning, including music, arts & crafts, manipulatives, table and playground time; a great way to make friends you and your family will keep for a lifetime.

March 5-28 Tue & Thur, 4:30-5:15pm

Water Polo February 25-March 20 Monday & Wednesday 4-4:30pm: Ages 5-8 4:30-5:15pm: Ages 8-10 Learn Water Polo fundamentals $60; $50/MVP

Moving On Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm

Must Be USA H2O POLO Member: $25-55 per yr

Continuing enrollment - Join anytime!

Ages 5-12 The Prep Swim Team is a perfect stepping stone to the more advanced Competitive Youth Swim Team. The goal of the program is to get kids ready for a swim team, Junior Lifeguard programs or water polo. $65; $50/MVP (per month)


18-28 months with an adult Parents enjoy playing with their child for the first hour, and then leave them in the nurturing care of experienced ECE staff. Children learn through guided group play, participating in music, rhythm, stories and dramatic play and other hands-on activities with an emphasis on social skills and development. Class provides a great transition into pre-school.

Sascha Bryan-Zwick, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1035

For registration info. contact Danielle Putnam at, or at ext. 1090.

Youth & Adult Jiu Jitsu with Sensei Mac Ages 6-12: Thur, 5:30-6:30pm Adults: Thur, 6:30-7:30pm This monthly ongoing class is designed to give students a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu, with a focus on conditioning and self-defense. Join Anytime! $45; $35/MVP (per 4 weeks) For more info. contact the AJCC P.E. Courtesy desk staff at ext. 1051

Private Basketball Lessons for all levels


60 minute sessions are available to purchase in packs of 6 through 36. Pick up a brochure at the Alpert JCC or call (562)426-7601, ext 1051 for more info.

MVP: The MVP price is the "Member Value Price" that gives our members an automatic discount to the fee we charge for our programs and events. Not a member of the Alpert JCC, speak with one of our Membership Services specialists and learn how you can start benefiting from MVP pricing today.

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Eve Lunt, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1067 The Zena and Pauline Gatov Gallery is proud to present:

This four part series focuses on the impact and experiences of American Jews from the Civil War to the present day. Taught by Dr. Don Schwartz, Emeritus Professor of History from California State University, Long Beach and the Executive Director of the California Council of History Education.

Abraham Lincoln: America's First Jewish President? Wed, February 6, 7pm Was our 16th president a member of the tribe? How can someone so wise, with a beard, and a name of Abraham not be Jewish? This lecture will explore the possibilities.

Harry Houdini: America's First Super Hero Wed, February 13, 7pm This lecture will trace the life of Erich Weiss, his rise from poverty to international renown as Houdini -- the world’s greatest escape artist and magician.

The 29th Annual Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Exhibition & Awards Runs through February 12 Awards Reception: Tue, Feb. 12, 6:30-8pm Each year the Gatov Gallery, in conjunction with Long Beach Unified School District, brings together a sampling of the best middle & high school art. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the awards reception, the highlight of the event. Gift awards are presented to the top three participants from the middle & high school level. The Gottlieb show was established by past AJCC President, Norman Gottlieb and is currently funded by a generous donation from Dr. Daniel & Nicole Honigman.

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LECTURE SERIES: Inside the Golden Door: The Jewish Experience in America

Exhibition & reception are FREE & open to the community

Jews, Hollywood, and the Nazi Menace Wed, February 27, 7pm

Long Beach Community Purim Carnival at the AJCC

How did the moguls of Hollywood’s film industry, particularly Jewish studio heads, react to the rise of Hitler and the persecution of Jews under the Third Reich? This presentation will examine the challenges the moguls faced and their responses to the Nazi menace.

Purim comes early this year, and the Alpert JCC is ready with this year’s Long Beach Community Purim Carnival. Bring your family and friends and join us on Sunday, February 24, from 11:30am-3pm. We’ll have a moon bounce, carnival games and face painting for the kids, along with a costume parade, prizes, crafts, a vendor fair and, of course, Hamantashen. Glatt Kosher food will be available for purchase from Blueberry Hill. Join your friends and neighbors throughout the community as we celebrate Purim!

Anti-Semitism in America Wed, March 6, 7pm The Jewish experience in the United States has ranged from open acceptance to overt hostility. This lecture will explore the history and extent of anti-Semitism in this country, as well as the response of the American Jewish community.

$10; $8/MVP; per lecture • $36; $28/MVP; 4 part series RSVP to Eve Lunt, (562)426-7601, ext. 1067 or

Our Community Purim Carnival is co-sponsored by the Alpert JCC, Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach & West Orange County, Congregation Shir Chadash, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, Shul by the Shore, Congregation Sholom Leisure World, Hebrew Academy, Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Long Beach and Beach Hillel.

Rosh Chodesh at the JCC

AJCC Poker Club

AJCC Purim Vendor Boutique

Tue, February 12, 7pm

Tue, February 19, 6:30-10:30pm Game starts promptly at 7pm

Sun, February 24 - Thur, February 28 Vendor hours vary

Join our friendly Texas Hold’Em Poker Club. Poker will be played, snacks & beverages will be served & cash prizes will be won. For more details visit $25; $20/MVP (Cash Only)

Start shopping at Sunday while the kids go crazy at the Purim Carnival! Come back Monday through Thursday to stock up on Passover décor, jewelry, skin care and more. You’ll find the perfect Seder plate, hostess gift or whatever else you need at our annual spring holiday boutique.

RSVP to Eve Lunt, (562)426-7601, ext. 1067

Kabbalah Class

Please join other women for this wonderful ongoing program at the AJCC. Rosh Chodesh, the new moon, has special meaning for Jewish women. This month we’ll usher in the Jewish month of Adar. FREE Program is supported by donations. Each month is led by a different woman in our community; we welcome volunteers who want to lead an evening.

RSVP to Eve Lunt at

Wednesdays, 12pm Rabbi Abba Perelmuter teaches the class with a keen sense of wit and great knowledge of Judaism and its teachings. FREE



& more... AJCC Calendar of Events

GesherCity Shabbat..................................................February 1 Abraham Lincoln Lecture ......................................February 6 Rosh Chodesh .............................................................February 12 Harry Houdini Lecture .............................................February 13 Purim Vendor Boutique ...........................................February 24 Purim Carnival............................................................February 24 Jews, Hollywood, Nazi Lecture ............................February 27 Anti-Semitism in America Lecture .....................March 6 Kabbalah .......................................................................Wednesdays, 12pm Mah Jongg....................................................................Thursdays, 1pm For more info. contact Susan Paletz at (562)426-7601, ext. 1012

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YOUTH & TEENS Natalie Chernik, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1205 Rachel Gordon, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1023

Kids’ Night Out, Parents’ Night Off Sat, February 9, 5-9pm Grades K-8 This fun for the kids’ night out is held on the same night as ECE Kids’ Night Out. So bring your little ones to the AJCC preschool and leave your big kids with us. The cost includes dinner, movies, games and snacks. Cost per child: $30-1st, $25-2nd, $15-3rd MVP: $25-1st, $20-2nd, $10-3rd (must be siblings)

Must register by Friday, February 8. Drop-ins will not be admitted

Seniors Stay Fit at the AJCC

For more info contact Natalie Chernik

Senior adults throughout Long Beach are discovering that the Alpert JCC is their top fitness destination. With programs ranging from the acclaimed Silver Sneakers to Aqua Aerobics and Yoga, there’s something for everyone.

Youth Vacation Days Camp Lincoln’s Birthday & Presidents Day

As member Michelle Sztraicher said, “I attend classes almost every day of the week. Since I started taking fitness classes at the AJCC, I feel good.” Fitness participant Carol Smith said, “I have been enjoying the (Silver Sneakers) classes, and have met many nice people. I have discovered the ‘Joy of Jaime!’ She makes exercising so much fun and I look forward to every Thursday for her classes!” It seems to be pretty unanimous! No matter what your exercise preference, senior adults are likely to find the kinds of fitness classes that they are looking for, taught by caring and motivating Certified Professional Trainers.

Did you know…Silver Sneakers is a FREE senior fitness program that is paid for by many health insurance companies? Check with your insurance company to see if they offer this free fitness program. If they do, you can get started by coming into the AJCC and signing up at the P.E. Courtesy Desk!

GESHERCITY YOUNG ADULTS Sponsored by the Alpert JCC & Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach

Susanne Katz, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1625

GesherCity Shabbat

Lincoln’s B-Day: Mon, Feb. 11 • Presidents Day: Mon, Feb. 18 Grades K-8 February 11th we’ll celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with party games, cupcakes and party favors. On February 18 we’ll learn what it takes to become a president! We’ll discuss all the qualities a president should have and then we will create our own countries and flags. On both days, if weather permits, we’ll swim in our heated pool. 9am-4pm: $55; $45/MVP • 7am-6pm:$65; $55/MVP For more info contact Natalie Chernik or visit

Teen Ski/Snowboarding Trip to Mt. High Mon, February 11, 6:45am-6pm Grades 6th & Up Hit the slopes with the J Crew! It doesn’t matter if you’re a skier, a snowboarder, or a hot chocolate sipper, we know you’ll have a blast! Different packages available for all levels and abilities. Space extremely limited & weatherdependent. For more info contact Natalie Chernik or visit

Fri, February 1, 7:30pm

J Crew Trip to Brewbakers

Experience Shabbat with great music, food and friends.

Sat, February 16, 6pm

Arielle Miller, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1521

Grades 6th & Up Hang out with your friends, eat some pizza, drink some root beer and make your own pretzels. Meet us at Brewbakers at 6pm or for $5 meet at the AJCC at 5:30pm and we will provide transportation to and from the event on the AJCC Youth Bus. For more info contact Rachel Gordon

SENIORS Dr. Susan Mathieu, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1721

Everything you want to know about college…but were afraid to ask

Around the World in 80 Days Performance at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Sunday, February 10, 2pm Join other theatregoers for this exciting theatrical experience in Long Beach. We’ll meet at the Alpert JCC at 1pm and ride in a luxury bus to the ICT theatre. $20 cost includes transportation and light refreshments. This trip is sponsored by a grant from Archstone Foundation. RSVP to Dr. Susan Mathieu: (562) 426-7601, ext. 1721 or Image created by David Allen Terrill

Ongoing Alpert JCC Senior Activities


Knit Wits: Mon, 1-3pm Senior Lunch: Wed, 12-2pm Bridge Lessons: Wed, 1:30pm Mah Jongg: Thur, 1-3pm

MVP: The MVP price is the "Member Value Price" that gives our members an automatic discount to the fee we charge for our programs and events. Not a member of the Alpert JCC, speak with one of our Membership Services specialists and learn how you can start benefiting from MVP pricing today.

College Preparatory Workshops with Nicole Gracie from UniVarsity For high school students and parents

Hidden Gems: Beyond UC & Cal State Tue, February 12, 7-8:30pm With budget cuts, rising prices, and overcrowding at the Cal States and UC schools families may want to consider additional options for college. This workshop will give families some specific ways to expand their choices. We will tell you about some great colleges you’ve never heard of, the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Colleges That Change Lives, how to get a private school education for a public school price, and great colleges for B students. We will also provide some strategies for paying for college and introduce the Common Application. This is a must for families of sophomores and juniors, but all grades are welcome.

Upcoming Tuesday Workshops: • Mar 12: The College-Bound Athlete: Are you on your game? • April 23: Paying for College: Financial aid resources & affordable college

Family price per workshop: $25; $20/MVP For more info. contact Rachel Gordon at (562) 426-7601, ext. 1023

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Repairing the World then selling them on campus. Proceeds from the challah sales were then donated to “Challah for Hunger,” an organization that brings people together to raise money and awareness about hunger issues around the world. “Challah for Hunger” is a student initiative program that we have and will continue to support. In the coming semester, students will have the chance (L-R) Jamie Lerner & Kenna Marcus to give back to their own bake challah for “Challah for community by helping those Hunger” less fortunate and volunteereeeThis spring semester ing at a local homeless shelBeach Hillel hopes to em- ter. They will help to serve hot phasize the Jewish value of meals and collect and delivTikkun Olam, repairing the er canned food to those in world. As a Jewish people, need. They will also have the it is our Achrayut, or respon- chance to build homes with sibility, to fix the world we Habitat for Humanity, an orlive in, whether it be through ganization that builds homes helping out a stranger or giv- for low-income families. Stuing up a day to clean a local dents will be putting up the park; we have an obligation foundation, walls, painting, to help our fellow man to re- and doing other types of pair the world we live in. To maintenance to these newly make a positive impact in the built homes. These programs world, Beach Hillel provides are an important way to students with different volun- show students that they can make a difference in their teering experiences. One of our students’ fa- own communities and that it vorite projects is “Challah for is our responsibility to help Hunger.” In the past, students those around us. spent hours baking challah, To once again use the

A Trip to Remember term repairing literally, Beach Hillel students will be able to physically fix the community around them. By participating in beach cleanups, students will have the chance to clean up the beach and wetlands in the Long Beach area. They will learn how the environment is being affected and what their responsibility is to take care of it. Our beach cleanup days will allow students to enjoy the beautiful weather while doing something good for the environment and helping preserve it for future generations. Beach Hillel also plans to partner with the community service group, PETRA, at the CSULB campus. Having dedicated students involved in community service will help us have an even stronger impact in repairing the world. We want to show students that building a home, reading with a child, helping those less fortunate can make an everlasting impact. Volunteering for the world community and in their own community, Beach Hillel is teaching students the value of repairing the world - Tikkun Olam.

Modern Music in an Ancient Land

Neal Brostoff

On Monday, February 25 at 7:30 pm, the CSULB Jewish Studies Program is pleased to present a talk by Neal Brostoff. He will discuss how various musical streams, traditions, and styles have helped create various forms of “Israeliness.” Using recordings and YouTube videos, he will examine the political and cultural history of Israeli music, the

surprising success of Mizrahi (“Eastern”) music following its long period of demonization, and the role of gender issues in Israeli music. The lecture series is free and open to the community. For more information, please contact Susan Paletz at the Alpert JCC at 562-426-7601 EXT 1012.

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With classes in full swing at CSULB, students are already awaiting summer break. The need for adventure and travel couldn’t have come at a better time - Birthright registration opened at the beginning of February. This was the perfect time for Beach Hillel to promote our summer trip to Israel. Taglit-Birthright Israel provides a 10-day trip for students between the ages of 18-26 a chance to travel throughout and experience Israel for the first time for free. Jewish students from all over the world get the chance to travel together and learn the Israeli culture. For many Beach Hillel students, their trips to Israel impacted their lives. “This experience has changed my life in a positive way and encouraged me to see more of the world,” said Candice Lebowitz, a summer of 2012 Birthright participant. She has since become the CSULB Grinspoon Intern through the Israel Campus Coalition. Ben Halperin, another participant, said “Birthright enabled me to connect with 48 people on a level different than I had with most of my friends in the United States. My Birthright group felt almost like family.” Students remember the trips years later and keep in contact with the people they have met. Beach Hillel wants every student who is eligible to be able to participate. To promote our Taglit-Birthright trip, we tabled on campus, made announcements in classes, and put up flyers and display cases around campus. We also had a Taglit-Birthright preview night, where students ate Israeli food and listened to Israeli music. They heard

(L-R) Hunter Paul, Candice Lebowtiz, & Ben Halperin are Beach Hillel Birthright Summer 2012 Alum. The trip creates strong bonds among students

about the hike up Masada, the night with the Bedouins, prayer at the Western Wall and all the other amazing things Taglit-Birthright has in store for them. It is important that every Jewish student has the opportunity to experience Israel, so that they return with memories and a connection to Israel and to the Jewish community. Beach Hillel provides students help in finding ways to return to Israel. This year, the California State University school system has opened up study abroad to Haifa University, a program Beach Hillel greatly supports and works hard to recruit students to attend. We are able to do so because of the connection created between our students and Israel. It’s our mission to create a vibrant and active Jewish life on campus. We can teach about holidays, traditions, and culture to students, but by visiting Israel - where religion, history, and culture originate- what they have learned is brought to life. We will continue to create such engaging experiences through Taglit-Birthright, in hopes of building and harboring relationships and feelings that are created on these life changing trips to Israel.


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Preschool’s Dinner Spectacular

Celebrating Hebrew Academy’s Gala Event Hebrew Academy. The enjoyable evening will be hosted by television personality Elon Gold. The Visionary Dinner is our major fundraising event; the signature evening of the year. All are welcome to join as Jewish education and continuity is celebrated. This evening supports the scholarship fund, ensuring that children of all backgrounds and socioeconomic levels have access to the superior Judaic and general education that we offer. The evening opens with appetizers and wine tasting in a stunning courtyard of the Four Seasons, followed by a spectacular dinner, leading to awards,

ddThe Hebrew Academy Preschool invites you to join us at our 2nd Annual Show & Dinner Spectacular Event, “Show-Tunes” on Sunday, February 10 from 3:00-7:00 Final plans are underway pm. We will celebrate culturas The Hebrew Academy preal enrichment through perforpares for its Annual Visionary mances by preschoolers and Award Dinner. Join us on pre-kindergarten students, Sunday, March 3, at the magfollowed by a social hour, sinificent Four Seasons Hotel in lent auction and a succulent Beverly Hills as we honor Ruth five-course dinner prepared & Sidney Mendlovitz and by a celebrity chef guest. Rinat & Nathan Newman, Our guests will include event longtime supporters of The sponsors, parents, faculty, friends and family from our surrounding community. ddAll funds raised through Well, now is your chance to their opinions on various as- private and corporate fundsee. Join us on February 7 pects of school life, ask ques- ing will provide the addition from 2:30-3:30 pm to get a tions, and take a step back of a new preschool library, sneak peek into the perks of in time as you join Dr. Todd including vast information middle school classrooms, and his science assistants in routines, and extracurricular the lab for an experiment. Have you ever won- activities. During this infor- The students are working dered what a day in the life mative hour, you will have hard to set up something of a Hebrew Academy mid- a chance to meet students amazing, so we are hopeful Bring your family, bring a dle school student looks like? from 6th-8th grade, listen to you will all be able to join. friend - the entire community is invited to join us on February 24 to a fabulous Purim celAfter School Program “Kicks Off” the New Year ebration which includes the Megillah reading, costume eWe have already The Hebrew Academy are teaching sports contests, live entertainment kicked off the Enrichstudents have been given such as street hockfor all ages, music, dancing, ment Academy, and after school opportunities ey, baseball, flag food and more. will be increasing the beyond their wildest dreams. football, volleyball, To emphasize the imporhomework club and The 3rd-12th grade students martial arts, dance tance of Jewish unity and violin lesson opportuwill now have supervised and more. nities after Purim. We homework help afterschool, All these wonhope the community 3 days a week. Additionally, derful, productive any student who wants to afterschool opportunities got will take time to come see take violin or instrument les- a grand financial boost as the wonderful activities in full sons for no charge can take a result of a generous grant gear on Wednesdays. If you them during Enrichment Acad- through a competitive grant are interested in coming to emy, which occurs every writing process. We truly ap- volunteer for this wonderful Wednesday after school. preciate our funders’ ability program, as a tutor or umpire, Finally, our budding athletes to see that our students are please contact Dr. Megan get small group instruction thirsty for scholarly and en- Carlson at mcarlson@hacds. from various coaches who riching afterschool activities. org.

Middle School Preview Day

entertainment, and the pleasure of our 3rd grade choir! We welcome everyone to socialize, meet the leading supporters of the school, make important connections and demonstrate commitment to Jewish education the Hebrew Academy way. If you are interested in attending this event and/ or want more information, please email Jenny Kdoshim at

resources and educational programming free of charge to our preschool families, friends and local community. Our goal is to create a warm and collective place for families and children to connect, socialize and celebrate the richness of our Jewish heritage.

dThe Academy has provided a full spectrum of challenging academic activities, supported by strong valuebased Judaic studies, for students in preschool through high school. If you would like more information, please feel free to visit or contact Fabiola Sperling at or 213-716-7622.

Purim Celebration

friendship on Purim we send gifts of food to friends. On Purim day, March 8, we encourage you to send a Mishloach Manot gift of various kinds of ready-to-eat foods (e.g., pastry, fruit, beverages), to a friend. To order Purim packages, please call the office or visit our website. | February 2013 | 9

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Jacob Gipoor eeJacob will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on February 2. For his mitzvah project, he raised money for the Special Olympics during the recent Turkey Bowl fundraiser.

A Special Thank You A warm heartfelt thank you to everyone for all the kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness, following the passing of my beloved Harry. Sincerely, Barbara Wolfe


Tribute & memorial contributions are special gifts to honor, memorialize, or congratulate friends & family for all occasions. We will be delighted to send a card on your behalf.

Jewish Federation

General Fund •To Binnie & Jack Berro, two very special people, congratulations on your award, from Barbara Wolfe •To Milton & Romelle Jelinowicz, in memory of your beloved mother & motherin law Ursel, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Binnie & Jack Berro, thanks for all that you do, from Marilyn & Lance Valt •To Amy & Rich Lipeles, thanks for all that you do, from Marilyn & Lance Valt • To Susan & Mort Stuhlbarg, in honor of your 50th anniversary, from Arlene & Rick Freeman JFCS Fund •To Eva Schlesinger, in memory of your beloved Eugene, from Cookie & Lance Sieger AJCC Fund •In memory of Eugene “Shim” & Esther F. Kaufman, from Lynne & Ron Kaufman

Jewish Community Foundation

security Fund •To Jim Breslauer, in his honor, from Jennifer & Gerald Hirsch For tributes to the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation please call 562-426-7601 EXT 1314


general Fund •To Sandy Russakov, in memory of your beloved husband Lewis Russsakov, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Josh Kaplan & family, in memory of your father Henry Kaplan, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Vivian Arluk, in memory of your beloved mother, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Barbara Wolfe, in memory of Harry Wolfe, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Al Strum & family, in loving memory of your wife Sylvia, from Barbara & Ray Alpert

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•To Rob Feldman & family, in memory of your beloved brother, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Eva Schlesinger & family, in loving memory of Eugene Schlesinger, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Donna Hallwerck & family, in memory of Don Hallwerck, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Len Fields & family, in memory of Marlene Fields, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Paddy Kaller, congratulations on your 90th birthday, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Susan Mathieu, congratulations on your wonderful birthday celebration, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Bette Willner, best wishes for a speedy recovery, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Rocky Suares, congratulations on your CCEJ honors, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Roni Love, congratulations for being honored by South Coast Interfaith Council, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Frieda Caplan, congratulations for being honored by NAWBOLA, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Margaux Kohut, we will miss you as President, from Barbara & Ray Alpert •To Amy & Rich Lipeles, congratulations on receiving the Rodef Tzedek Pursuer of Justice Award, from Laurie & Brian Garabedian •In honor of Steve Gordon, a pillar of our community, from Jerry Kaufman & Dr. Bryna Kane •To Dennis Gerber, in memory of Eddie Leeward, with deep sympathy from Bruce & Pesia Entin

mazel tov on your son’s engagement, from Steve & Linda Gordon •To Andy Pieter & family, in loving memory of Clara Pieter, from Laurie & Brian Garabedian •To Dr. Susan Mathieu, on the occasion of your 60th birthday celebration, from Binnie & Jack Berro •To Dr. Susan Mathieu, Debi Felsenthal, Larry Rubin, Penny Bayless & Vicki Rockoff, in honor of your milestone birthday, from Binnie & Jack Berro, Jessie Butler, Iris Faukner, Lev & Galina Kozelova, Eve Lunt, Maggie Nees, Dodie Robbins, Clara & Mark Simon, Janis Kleinberg, and Ann Martin Steven Guest Memorial Fund •To Binnie & Jack Berro, congratulations on receiving the Lifetime Service Award, from Laurie & Brian Garabedian

For tributes to AJCC please call 562-426-7601 ext 1414


General Fund •To Jill Balin, in memory of Doris Balin, from Deborah A. Zajchowski •To Robert Balin & family, in memory of Doris Balin, from Caren Gerzberg & family •To Juanita Moses, in honor of your compassion & caring, from Nancy Bigley •To Wendy Puzarne, in honor of your service to JFCS, from Dale & Michael Strok •To Wendy Puzarne, in honor of your service to JFCS, from Judy & Terry Schultz •To Al Strum, in memory of Sylvia, from Linda & Charles Butler Jr. •To Susan & Mort Stuhlbarg, Paula Blum in honor of your 50th Senior Adult Fund •To Deborah Pinto & Alan anniversary, from Binnie & Jack Rosenbloom, in memory of Berro Arnold Rosenbloom, from Rita blakey Fund & Barry Zamost •To Mayor Beverly O’Neill, •To Barbara Wolfe, in in memory of Bill O’Neill, from memory of Harry Wolfe, from Renee Simon & Jack Bletcher Rita & Barry Zamost •To Mika Azaren, best wishes for a speedy recovery, from For tributes to JFCS please call 562-426-7601 ext 235 or Rita & Barry Zamost 562-427-7916 •To Ruth Shafer, best wishes on your special birthday, from Steve & Linda Gordon •To Susan & Mort Stuhlbarg,

Since the start of the Israeli military action to stop rockets from being fired from Gaza, more than 100 anti-Israel rallies and demonstrations have taken place across the United States, with more than one-third of the total taking place on college campuses. The anti-Israel demonstrations on campus have included extreme rhetoric, including messages supporting “resistance,” comparisons of Israelis to Nazis, and accusations that the Jewish state is trying to perpetrate “another Holocaust” in Gaza. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) noted the increased organization of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which arranged many of the protests on campus as well as several off-campus events in response to the Gaza crisis. The national student group issued a state-

ment last month condemning the “Israeli aggression on Gaza” and blamed Israel for a “violation of its truce with Hamas.” SJP, a student organization with more than 75 chapters at American universities, has campaigned for boycott and divestment against corporations that deal with Israel. The ADL is concerned about this activity on our local campus. “Students for Justice in Palestine has engaged in tactics and campaigns to silence and intimidate proIsrael advocates on campus,” said Melissa Carr, ADL Regional Director in Orange County/Long Beach. “Students have a right to express their views, but SJP’s tactics create tension on campus by marginalizing Israel supporters and fomenting hostility.”

•To Arnon & Talia Shorr, Mazel Tov on the birth of your son Joseph, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Sadie & David Sacks, Mazel Tov on the birth of your granddaughter Kathleen Libby Sacks, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Frieda Caplan, in honor of receiving the Produce Legacy Award, from the

Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Marion Lieberman, Advocacy for Respect and Choice President, for being honored at the “Make a Difference” inaugural fundraiser to benefit adults with developmental disabilities, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Robert Schlesinger, Disabled Student Services Alumni of Cal State Long

Beach for being honored at the “Make a Difference” inaugural fundraiser to benefit adults with developmental disabilities, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Susan & Mort Stuhlbarg, Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff

We Mourn The Loss Of..... Ursel Jelinowicz Tamara Lipson

Please contact us at if you know of someone who has passed and would like them to be recognized.

Temple Israel presents

A Shabbat Morning with Mallory lewis & laMb Chop saturday, February 9

NCJW’s 67th Charter Day This year NCJW will honor Jean Feldman as the Hannah G. Solomon awardee at the 67th Charter Day on February 19 at Old

Honors & Simchahs

Ranch Country Club. The luncheon will be $72 ($80 after February 10). Invitations will be coming out soon, mark your calendars!

Join us for an inter-generational Shabbat morning featuring Mallory Lewis (daughter of Shari Lewis) and Lamb Chop. An engaging Tot Shabbat service, followed by a family-friendly breakfast, topped off with a delightful show with Mallory and Lamb Chop.

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9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

FaMily-Friendly breakFasT 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $5 for adults / $3 for kids

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The PJ Libary Community is invited to join us for this very special event.

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Friday, February 15 Friday, February 1 7:00 p.m. Family Shabbat Service 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Service Saturday, February 2 Saturday, February 16 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Sabbath Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service Friday, February 8 Friday, February 22 6:00 p.m. Ruach Shabbat 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service Saturday, February 9 Saturday, February 23 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 9:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat with Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service 8:00 p.m. Purim Shpiel Join us at 5:30 p.m. for our Pre-Service Oneg before our 6:00 p.m. Services | FEBRUARY 2013 | 11


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