Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Minton
Saturday, February 24 at 9:30 am
Havdalah, followed by Guest Speaker, Professor Shai Ginsburg
Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 pm
Professor Shai Ginsburg, chair of the Middle Eastern and Asian Studies department at Duke, will share observations from a recent trip to Israel, and insights into Israel today that emerge from his work as a historian. Shai has presented at Kehillah many times over the years, and formerly curated a documentary film series for our community. We will leave ample time for Q&A and conversation.
Shabbat Dinner & Musical Service with Rabbi Solomon
Friday, March 1 at 11:30 am
History of Antisemitism with PhD Candidate Oskar Czendze
Sunday, March 3 at 11:30 am
This lecture takes a broad look at the history of antisemitism from antiquity to modern times and our contemporary world. During the talk, the audience will hear about different aspects of this persistent form of hatred, get introduced into key concepts from the scholarship on antisemitism, and learn about the differences between pre-modern and modern forms of antisemitism. Oskar Czendze is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at UNC Chapel Hill and a TEP Fellow at the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.
Next IFC Collection is March 3, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Looking to exorcise your inner Haman? Want to be the hero as Mordechai or Esther? Gain some feminist points as Queen Vashti? Come join the Purim Shpiel! We are looking for soloists for main roles and general cast members to play the all important folks of Shushan. No skits this year, just singing! We’ll be doing re-written songs from the musical Grease to highlight elements of the story, sung between chapters of the Megillah reading on Saturday night March 23. If you like to sing or play an instrument, we’d love to have you join us. Just one or two rehearsals. It should be a rocking fun time, made all the more memorable with your participation. Reach out to MaryAnn Freedman or Wendy Tanson if you’re ready to get down with the town of Shushan and lend your voice to our spirited shpiel!
Book Club (SAVE THE DATE and GET THE BOOK!)
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm
(in-person and on zoom). Book: The Wondering Jew: Israel and the Search for Jewish Identity (2020) by Micah Goodman. Discussion leader: Amy Entwistle
Sunday, March 10 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Are you interested in participating in a crochet yarmulke for yourself or for charity? Perhaps you want to learn how to crochet a kippah for a simcha. Our first class will be held at Kehillah on Sunday, March 10 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm
The members of Kehillah Synagogue are passionate about supporting efforts to reduce hunger in our local area and around the world. The annual Chapel Hill/Carrboro Crop Walk is an excellent opportunity to fundraise and act together with our local community, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Interfaith Council in Carrboro. This year’s walk takes place on Sunday, March 24 at 2:30 pm. You can take part in this mitzvah by signing up to walk, or adding a donation through this link. T-shirts are available for a minimum donation of $10 through the Kehillah office or Kate Lozier.
Please reach out to Kate Rachel Lozier, the team captain, with any concerns, comments, and questions. Together we are stronger and we’ll work to repair the world, Tikkun Olam!