Special Events Happening This Weekend at SOJC – May 15-May 17

Special Events Happening This Weekend at SOJC – May 15-May 17

This coming weekend, May 15-17, will be an extra special few days here at SOJC – we have a special guest for Shabbat followed by a special day on Sunday and we wanted to make sure everyone knows all the details.

First, over Shabbat we are thrilled to be having what we’re calling “JNF (Jewish National Fund) Shabbat”. We will be welcoming Mr. Ezra Ravins, the Shaliach – an Israeli representative – for the Southern Region of JNF who will be speaking during services both on Friday night and on Shabbat Morning (with a special Kiddush luncheon following Shabbat morning services). It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear about about the important work that JNF does in support of the State of Israel and how we can all be a part of it. Services will be held at their usual times, Friday evening at 7:30 pm and Shabbat morning at 9:30 am. Everyone is invited to join us for this exciting opportunity!!

Closing out the weekend on Sunday will be our final day of Religious School this year. School still begins at 9 am and then a bit later parents and other guests are invited to join us at 11 am for a special end of the year ceremony. Each class will present something that they’ve learned this year and the students will also be singing the famous Israeli song “Yerushalayim Shel Zahav” (Jerusalem of Gold) in celebration of Yom Yerushalayim, the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.

After the ceremony is over, please join us for an end of the year barbecue here at SOJC!!! Pricing is $5 per person, $15 family maximum which we hope will make it something that everyone can take part in. Of course, even if you don’t have family members who are part of the Religious School, you are still welcome to join us for the barbecue which will begin at noon. That makes the schedule for Sunday morning as follows:

9 am – regular Religious School Drop Off
11 am – End of Religious School Year Ceremony
12 pm – Yom Yerushalayim BBQ at SOJC

It promises to be a wonderful, inspiring and delicious morning and we hope to see you all there.

It is going to be a fantastic weekend here at SOJC!! We hope you’ll be a part of it!!!


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