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Family and Friends

"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.

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Learning and Prayer

We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.

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Compassion and Social Action

Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.

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Fast of Esther

Wednesday, March 20

The day before Purim is the Fast of Esther, a dawn-to-dusk fast that commemorates the three-day fast that Queen Esther proclaimed so the Jews of Persia could spiritually prepare to defend themselves.

  • Fast begins at 5:20 AM
  • Minyan with Torah reading 6:55 AM
  • Mincha/Maariv 6:45 PM
  • Break-fast 7:15 PM


Purim Evening Celebration

Wednesday Evening, March 20

All You Can Eat Waffles with Delicious Toppings and Ice Cream Bar, Family Entertainment, Megillat Esther and USY Shpiel

  • 6:30 PM Waffles, Ice Cream Bar, Hamantaschen
  • 7:30 PM Megillah Reading and USY Purim Shpiel

We will read the Megillah again during minyan beginning at 6:45 AM on Thursday morning, March 21. All are welcome!


2nd Jewish Climate Change Conference: The Time Is Short, The Task Is Great

Sunday, March 24 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This half-day conference brings the Jewish community together to explore surmounting challenges and mobilizing communities to act. Learn actions for individuals and congregations to take on the path forward in the coming years. Build connections. Learn from and with experts and leaders. Themes include: Sustainable Synagogues, Systemic Change Advocacy, Spirituality and Psychology, Food and Ecosystems, The Arts, Food Making, and Path for the Next 12 Years. A plenary session on "How Do We Engage Our Congregations in Climate Action?" will equip us to move forward.

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Kallah 2019 - April 5-7

Temple Reyim's 50th Annual Kallah weekend will be held April 5-7 with Professor Susannah Heschel, this year's scholar in residence, presenting: Perspectives on Human Dignity and Anti-Semitism. Additional details can be found here.

Be part of this unique weekend, come for one or all the sessions. Bring family or neighbors. Just remember to make reservations for lunch on Saturday by sending email to Joel Bloom or returning the reservation card.


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