On Friday, November 29th at 6:30 pm, join Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton for a Shabbat Service in the Sanctuary of the GRS Office located at 1037 E. Putnam Avenue in Riverside, CT. The service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat, sponsored by Barbara Lehrman.
Friday, December 6, 2013, 6:30pm at the home of Rabbi & Susan Sklarz.
We would like to invite you to a Family Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton, along with B’nai Shir, our Junior Choir.
The service will be followed by dinner, the main course will be provided by GRS. CLICK HERE if you would like to attend and bring an appetizer, side dish, or dessert.
*December birthdays will be given a special birthday blessing.
This past weekend, Susan, Alex and I were in Washington, DC to join Dani for Freshman Parent’s Weekend at American University. From the time she was born, we have been taking Dani to Shabbatservices. Last Shabbat however, brought about a reversal in roles, as it was Dani who brought us to her service.
Following a large welcome from the staff of Hillel, the group divided for students and their families to attend either the Reform or Conservative service. Subsequently, we joined together for a spirited Shabbat dinner, replete with prayer and song.
Shabbat services were student led, and ours followed the model established by NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth of the Reform Movement). How wonderful it was to see students, parents, and siblings so engaged, as we participated together in worship.
As one who has worked in various settings with Jewish youth, and as a parent, this was a very heartwarming moment. Most of all, it was reassuring to see young adults, who are so invested in Jewish life.
This Shabbat, GRS will have the privilege of celebrating the youth group installation of our invested teens. We invite you to share in this special occasion for the youth of GRS as we honor their commitment. Indeed it is so meaningful to witness the love of being Jewish pass l’dor vador, from generation to generation.
We want to thank you for your patience during this time of transition. To make things more convenient, CLICK HERE for the location of our upcoming services for the year.
However, as our calendar is always subject to last minute changes, it’s always best to check the website or the newsletter.
Celebrate Chanukah with Greenwich Reform Synagogue!
Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church in the Church Hall.
Join us for Latkes, Dreidels, Menorah Lighting & Lots of Fun!
$18 for adults and $5 for children, includes a catered dinner, music and Israeli dancing.
Please bring an unwrapped holiday gift for a child in need.
All are welcome! Please click here to RSVP.
To say that GRS was rocking last Shabbat would be a mere understatement!
While the festival of Simchat Torah, which celebrates the continuous cycle of the reading of Torah, is in and of itself, a time of great rejoicing, the events that took place last Friday night, truly raised the roof with spirit! In an evening that spanned the generations, and included the musical talents of our GRS House Band, B’nai Shir – our wonderful and ever growing junior choir, the consecration of the many new students to Generation J, a “tour” of the fully unrolled scroll as we looked at pivotal junctures, and festive dancing, we experienced the joy of being a temple family.
While it will be another year before we re-experience Simchat Torah, our Jewish calendar is filled with moments of great joy and celebration. I look forward to you being with us throughout the year as we celebrate Shabbat and all our holidays, GRS style!
Rabbi Andrew R. Sklarz, MSW
Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 6:30pm at the home of Rabbi and Susan Sklarz.
We would like to invite you to this Family Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton, along with B’nai Shir, our Junior Choir. October birthdays will be given a special birthday blessing.
A monthly drop-off pre-school program for 3 and 4 year olds
Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:30am
December 15 – Jewish Blessings
January 12 – Tu b’Shevat
March 16 – Purim
April 6 – Passover
May 4 – Israel Celebration
Children will be immersed in a high energy learning environment, rich with the spirit of Judaism and community. Together, they will learn about their Jewish selves through song, dance, art, stories, fun and friends!
Participants need not be members of Greenwich Reform Synagogue to enroll. Free for members, $150 for non-members.
For more information or to enroll, please contact Eliana at email@example.com or at 203-629-0018 x-1008.
Friday, February 1, 2013, 6:30 pm
Please join us as we celebrate our Family Shabbat Service where we will hear our youth choir, B'nai Shir sing followed by a pot luck dinner and an oneg Shabbat.
Bring a main course, side dish, salad, dessert or drinks, then dine in style with your family and GRS friends!
This service will be hosted by Rabbi Andy & Sue Sklarz. Call the GRS office for address and directions, 203-629-0018.
If you would like to bring a dish, please contact Louise Salzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(February Birthdays will be given a special blessing)
Vanderbilt Education Center Presents…
The Science of History: Lecture on Tree Rings and the History They Reveal
In celebration of the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu'BShevat, Dr. Pederson will lecture on how ancient trees and timbers from human structures are used to broaden our understanding of history. From the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire to the construction of buildings and boats locally and globally, trees are the environmental historians, which reveal events long faded from human memory and historical documents; including how the tree ring cores taken from the Bush-Holley house reveal its construction history.
Sponsored by The Greenwich Historical Society, The Greenwich Tree Conservancy, The Bruce Museum, and Greenwich Reform Synagogue.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 (snow date: January 29)
Doors open at 6:30pm; lecture begins at 7:00 pm.
Admission is FREE, but reservations are suggested. Please call 203-869-6899 x10
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT
On Friday, January 25, at 6:30 pm
Join us for a Tu b'Shevat Seder…
Join us on Tu b'Shevat, celebrating the rebirth of spring with a special family-friendly seder/dinner. Together, we will welcome Shabbat, while enjoying the bounty of the earth, with an Israeli-style dinner and special fruits native to Israel.
Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton will include the Mi Shebeirach and Kaddish.
First Congregational Church (downstairs in the Daniel Center)
108 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
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