We’re packed with activities this year. Mark these down!
Saturday night November 30 or December 7 – Havayat Havdala sing-along evening with the Birnbaum Boys band, and ceremony led by Rabbi Ervin Birnbaum
Saturday December 14, at 7:00 pm – Introduction to our “Kaleidoscope of Israel Film Festival” by Dr. Shahar Rozen, lecturer on Israeli cinema who will enlighten us about the industry.
Wednesday December 18 at 7:00 pm – Jewish Agency Vice Chairman Dr. David Breakstone will talk about “Those We Left Behind” and share with us some of his experiences in bringing Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Tuesday December 24 – Hanukka party with performances, doughnuts and dreidels
Wednesday – Sunday January 1 – 5 – All included Classical Music Festival in Eilat with bus transportation from Netanya
Saturday January 11 at 7:00 pm – “Kaleidoscope of Israel Film Festival” – “Brothers”. This is the story of two estranged brothers, one has settled in a kibbutz and the other is a graduate in philosophy and law and studied at a
yeshiva. The film explores the relationship between religion and state.
Saturday January 25 at 7:00 pm – “Kaleidoscope of Israel Film Festival” – “Beaufort”. This is the first film by director Yosef Cider and it was a candidate for an Oscar. It tells the story of life in an army post in Lebanon on the eve of the withdrawal.
February 9 – Tu B’Shevat Seder with 4 glasses of wine, Eretz Yisrael fruits and songs celebrating the New Year for Trees
Saturday February 15 at 7:00 pm – “Kaleidoscope of Israel Film Festival” – “The Settlement”. Highly acclaimed film that tells the story of conflict a young Israeli officer has to face between his admiration for his rabbi and his love for his daughter.
Saturday February 29 at 7:00 pm – “Kaleidoscope of Israel Film Festival” – “Footnote”. Another film that was nominated for an Oscar. It tells the story of a father and son, both professors of linguistics. The son is offered the
Israel Prize but he decides to request, without telling him, that the award be given to his father, who has an opposing theory to his own.
Saturday March 14 – 7: p.m. Treason in the world of Spies. Former senior Mossad member Saar Kadmon will tell us a little of what goes on behind the scenes in the spy world and how new spies are recruited.
Thursday May 21 – Jerusalem Day. We’ll celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem in the Six Day War reading and singing from text compiled uniquely for this special day
Tuesday May 26 – Shavuot seminar. A Tikun Shavuot is being planned that will include other congregations in the region as well.*Great news this year: we are excited to announce that the Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and Havayat Havdala events will take place alternative months throughout the coming year.
We’ll be adding events as dates become final. Stay tuned!
**This is in addition to our ongoing regular activities of Tora studies, Hebrew lessons, bridge, folk dancing and our Astronomy club, as well as our daily Minyans and Shabbat and Holidays prayers.