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HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS & COMMEMORATIONS

Upcoming Programs/Events

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SHABBAT PROGRAMS

Shabbat

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Restorative Creativity (16+) - Saturdays, 2-4 pm

Shabbat is a great time to slow down and get closer to the world around you, to engage your senses and your sense of wonder by observing and processing our experiences through mark- and art-making. Using the Jewish Studio Process, we’ll gather in textual inquiry and art-making, ground ourselves with restorative creativity, let our minds wander with materials in hand, and nourish ourselves with deep play. 

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 21

Oct 19

Nov 16

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Jewish Pop Stars of the 1970s Tribute Concert in Celebration of Chanukah - Thursday, Dec 12, 1:30-3:30 pm

Featuring The Jordan Klapman Quintet: Mark Cassius (vocals); TBA female (vocals); Ron Johnston (bass); John Collin (drums) and Jordan Klapman (keyboard)

“Music and passion were always the fashion” wrote Barry Manilow in 1978 – timeless words for a decade of music filled with irresistible, feel-good chart-toppers that made us want to sing out loud. Whether you are a proud Neil Diamond fan, an admirer of Carly Simon’s fierce independence, or a self-admitted ‘schmaltzy’ song addict, this 1970s pop tribute concert is for you! So put on your dancing shoes, enjoy some Chanukah and holiday treats, and sing along to catchy hits such as Sweet Caroline, You’re So Vain, Copacabana, … and more! Concert: 1-2:30 pm, reception: 2:30-3:30 pm.

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Shabbat Song Circle - Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am

PJ Library and the MNjcc invite you to celebrate Shabbat at the J! For children ages 0-4 with their grown-ups. Join the MNjcc’s Lauren Schreiber Sasaki and friends from the Downtown Jewish Community Friday mornings every month to celebrate Shabbat, family and community. Children and their grown-ups are invited to connect to each other and Jewish wisdom through songs, stories, movement and reflection. Challah and grape juice provided!

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 29

Dec 20

Jan 31

Feb 28

Mar 28

Apr 25

May 30

Jun 27

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HAMSA Chanukah Baking - Monday, Dec 2, 7-9 pm

Join HAMSA for our second event, preparing for Chanukah with a traditional [community] baking demo. Participants will be guided through the recipe, learning about its history and connection to Chanukah, leaving with a delicious treat of [food]. We hope that you'll add this to your Chanukah repertoire in addition to delicious latkes and sufganiyot this year!

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HAMSA Launch! Havdallah - Saturday, Nov 9, 6-8 pm

We're so excited to launch HAMSA: Honouring and Affirming Mizrahi and Sepharadi Ancestry. Please join us for our inaugural event to participate in havdallah, a ritual used to separate Shabbat from the rest of the week. We will share more about our vision for HAMSA, sing and snack, and begin building community across non-Ashkenazi Jewish backgrounds and experiences. [We're hoping to highlight various Mizrahi and Sepharadi Jewish communities and traditions across our programming. This event will feature a Moroccan Havdallah, led by Shemm Boker.

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