I hope you all had a good three day weekend and are staying warm in this weather! I personally enjoy the brisk air, and amazingly my kids never seem to need a coat in any of it :)
Ok, so I'm emailing for a few reasons! One is, I am so pleased to let you all know that due to a generous donor we are now able to offer free attendance for the Festival for Jewish Learning! Of course, it's wonderful if you're still able to pay, but go ahead and use the "student" (free) rate, and sign up to come. We'd love to see you Thursday night at 5pm for my favorite podcaster, Mark Oppenheimer. He's also the author of the book on Squirrel Hill and wrote the NYT Religion column for 6 years. And/or come to Phillips Hall on Friday for a session to remember the Shoah followed by Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbi Micah. Another option is to come out to TNS on Saturday night starting at 5pm for a Petra dinner (with libations) followed by Havdalah and songs. Kids welcome too!
Now, on to Purim. First of all, make sure Wednesday, March 16 is on your calendar for Erev Purim at TNS. Secondly, we are hosting "auditions" this Sunday for a kids Purim shpiel! Here's the scoop:
Performance will be on 3/16 at 6ish pm
Also this Sunday the kids will have a special guest, Rabbi Lon Moskowitz, lead in Torah Talk. Please be in touch with any questions and I look forward to seeing all of you in this coming week.
All my best
Religious School Director, Lauren Bandari
Mom, educator, Jewish community advocate, Lauren Bandari, has the privilege of running the TNS religious school. She is passionate about teaching and connecting our kids, solidifying a strong sense of Jewish identity, and finding joy in our beautiful traditions.