December 6th - 6:00pm - Book Club at Les and Linda Liman's home, 1049 Crawford Avenue
December 11-13 - Chanukah/Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Activities include community menorah lighting on December 11th and Chanukah Party on December 12th. Details to be announced.
March 25-27 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.
June 3-5 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.
June 24-26 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.
July 29-31 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.
September 2-4 - Shabbat weekend with Rabbi Mark. Details to be announced.
*Dates are subject to change - please check our Calendar for event dates, locations and details
PJ LIBRARY IS A JEWISH FAMILY ENGAGEMENT program implemented on a local level throughout North America. We mail free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.
PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music.
All families raising Jewish children from age six months of age through five, six, seven or eight years (depending on the community) are welcome to sign up.
Har Mishpacha is currently working with PJ Library to obtain a sponsorship to offer FREE monthly books to families in our community.
Our next selection for Book Club is titled "The Marriage of Opposites," by Alice Hoffman. A potluck and discussion will take place on Sunday, December 6th, at 6:00 p.m. at Les and Linda Liman's home, 1049 Crawford Ave.
Please RSVP to email@example.com to let them know you will be coming and whether you will bring a side dish or dessert.
The following is a description of the book by amazon.com:
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism.
Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.
Building on the triumphs of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty, The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. Once forgotten to history, the marriage of Rachel and Frédérick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable.
Hope to see you there!
We are excited for the upcoming Chanukah weekend of events and are hoping we can count on you to not only celebrate with us during some or all of the weekend activities but help to make it extra special this year.
Friday, December 11th we will begin the weekend with our community Menorah Lighting Ceremony in front of the United Methodist Church at 5:30pm. Following the lighting ceremony there will be indoor Shabbat services open to all.
Saturday, December 12th there will be Services on the Mountain at 10am in front of the Ragnar's Sleigh. If you do not intend to ski or snow shoe following the services, you need not purchase a ticket to take the gondola. You are invited to Ski with the Rabbi following hte services or join the Rabbi for drinks and discussion at the Adult Torah Study at 2:30pm (location TBD). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Saturday evening at 5:30pm Har Mishpacha invites all to our annual Chanukah Party held at the Community Center. The main dish will be provided, but please bring a side dish (kosher-style, no pork or shell fish please), to share. If you have a child that would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a pre-wrapped gift.
We are in great need to have some additional volunteers to set up, clean-up and prepare for this Chanukah weekend - from the preparation for the Shabbat services on Friday night to the Chanukah party on Saturday, we would appreciate any volunteers to contact email@example.com.
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