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Rabbi Scott's blog..."A Very Meaning-Filled Purim"

A year and a day ago, according to the Jewish calendar, was the last time Shma Koleinu officially gathered in person for an event.  Our “Motown Megillah” performance directed by Jerry Peperone, and starring our very own CSK-ers, in the “backyard” of Axelrad Beer Garden, was for CSK, just a “typical day at the office.” And by “typical,” I mean, the ability to hang out in public, drink beer, eat pizza, and laugh out loud…together!  I know, it’s been a really tough 353 days since the last time the 14th of Adar rolled around...

Rabbi Scott 

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For Our Interfaith Couples and Families

Thursday, March 4, 7:00 pm


You may be a couple that has a uniquely Jewish household,
and you
may also be a couple that chooses to celebrate life with a mix from both of your faiths and backgrounds. In either case, there is always more to learn and be introduced to.

Join Rabbi Scott for a fun and engaging hour-ish, as he presents, interesting and novel approaches to making this next set of online celebrations matter in meaningful ways.  

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Shabbat Experience

for Families with Young Children

  • Friday, March 5, 5:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Led by Rabbi Scott with music by JB Levine
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Shabbat Experience, Friday, March 5

  • 6:15 pm Oneg and Schmooze Time
  • 6:30 pm Service led by Rabbi Scott with music by Jonathan Goldstein
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Mon, March 1 2021 17 Adar 5781