Congregation Ohav Shalom

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RSVP for Shabbat, December 11: Pandemic B’nai Mitzvot Shabbat

RSVP for Shabbat, December 11: Pandemic B'nai Mitzvot Shabbat


December 11, 2021    
9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Please note the following special information for Shabbat, 12/11: Pandemic B’nai Mitzvot Shabbat
The B’nai Mitzvah class of 2020 each did something no other generation has done since 1918: became b’nai mitzvot during a pandemic! Some read Torah in their backyards under a tent while others shared a d’var inside the sanctuary with the livestream. They studied and prepared, remaining focused and resilient despite all of the chaos going on around them. The one thing they were unable to do, however, was to have the traditional experience on the bimah surrounded by many of their friends and family. This Shabbat is their opportunity! We are all proud of this class of students and they deserve their moment in the sun. Saturday the 11th of December is our opportunity as a congregation to celebrate these milestone simchas with B’nai Mitzvot class of 2020!
Kulanu with Dan Scher Mark your calendar! THIS WEEK 12/11 and 12/18 @ 10:30am COME JOIN US AT KULANU!
On 12/11 and 12/18, please join Kulanu for our “B’nai Mitzvah in Training” workshops. We’ll transform the small sanctuary into a model of the large sanctuary and do a full, interactive run through of the Torah service! Whether you are 1 or 8 years away from your big day, this will be perfect for you! For more information about this program for your child, please contact Dan Scher.  
Kulanu is a K-5 Shabbat group, but due to the special nature of the next two weeks’ programming, kids in grades 6-7 are invited to join us as well! 
Join us for Shabbat services this Saturday, December 11 from 9:30-11:30AM. * RSVPs Requested by Fri. @ 2pm * Families of all ages WELCOMED! * Parents/Kid corner open * Kulanu Jr. “B’nai Mitzvah in Training” @ 10:30 in the Chapel * General sanctuary seating with additional seating for increased comfort * Masks required for everyone entering the building, regardless of vaccination status. *