We highly recommend Kehilat Ariel Messianic Jewish Synagogue’s Passover Seder. RSVP required. They are located in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit their website: kehilatariel.org
Tonight marks the beginning of Purim, the Jewish holiday during which we joyously reenact the deliverance of our people from the hand of wicked Haman, who desired to have us slaughtered. Though the God of Israel is not directly mentioned in the text of the book of Esther, His intervention and deliverance, and His relationship with the people of Israel, are unmistakeable.
Today, may we seek to understand and fulfill the role in which God has placed each of us to be a voice and an advocate in His name. A protector and defender of the vulnerable and defenseless. A helper for the helpless. An encourager for the downhearted. May we have many occasions to celebrate His great deliverance in the lives of those with whom we are blessed to interact. So be it.
I wish our havurah were able to celebrate as planned, but I am still recovering from my head injury. So, I leave you with my Mordechai photo from last year. Chag Purim Sameach!
Rabbi Stuart Dauermann asks an important question on his latest blog post. What will be your answer?
Because our coordinator is still recovering from her bicycle accident, the following events have been cancelled: Dine with the Residents, and the Just for Fun Fellowship, which were scheduled for this Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 21st, respectively.
We are hoping to get a sense of her recovery timeline within the next few weeks. In the meantime, she wants you to know she is feeling stronger daily, and she greatly appreciates your prayers.
Let us continue to be encouraged in Adonai and in fellowship with one another. The God of Israel keeps His word. He is faithful and true. Our hope is in Him, for He alone is worthy!
Meetings will resume when we have the go-ahead from the medical team. We are hoping to find out more this Monday. In the meantime, thank you for your prayers and support.
It’s time to start rehearsing for our annual Purim play (about the story of Esther). Invite friends and family to join in the fun as either actor or audience. The script is super easy because the narrator does most of the storytelling. If you like to “ham” things up, you’ll do great. Rehearsals will be held Fridays at 6:30pm during the month of February. We’ll perform the play on Friday, March 6th at 6:30 pm.
After the play, we’ll have a potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share, along with some hamantaschen cookies. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org