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Lecture with Professor Zroka Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00am - 3:30pm

Lecture with Professor Zroka

Clarkson professor Ryan Zroka will present a talk entitled THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT WAR on Sunday, March 5th at 2:00 p.m.  He will discuss how the the chaos that followed World War I directly led to the rise of dictatorships and set the stage for the outbreak of WWII and the Cold War.  The results of this conflict had dramatic consequences, especially for the Jews of Europe.

Purim Carnival! Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Purim Carnival!

The Hebrew School welcomes the entire community to join us for our annual Purim Carnival! Come hear the story of heroic Queen Esther and how she saved the Jewish people against the evil Hamen! We will have storytelling, music, holiday crafts, games, treats and prizes! Make hamenstashen! Come dressed in costume join the fun! RSVP to info@potsdamsynagogue.org

Children's Passover Seder Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Passover Seder

Join the Beth El Hebrew School for a children's Passover Seder. We will be using a Family Haggadah to tell the story of the Jewish Exodus form Egypt and rejoice in our celebration of freedom. Children will also enjoy matzah pizza and chocolate covered matzah during our seder meal! RSVP at info@potsdamsynagogue.org so that we have enough for all.

Hillel led Shabbat Service Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hillel led Shabbat Service

The community is invited to celebrate Shabbat with the Four College Hillel. Please come to meet and greet the local Jewish college student community as they lead us in a Friday night service. Our Friday night Shabbat service will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat.

Celebration of Jewish Music Concert: Darshan Project Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebration of Jewish Music Concert: Darshan Project

The Second Annual Festival of Jewish Music will feature the Darshan Project from Brooklyn, New York. Darshan (meaning myth maker or seeker) is a multi-media musical ensemble that combines a deep love for Jewish text and tradition with a radical commitment to creative inspiration and cultural innovation. At it’s core, Darshan is a musical project that brings together the soul-stirring melodies of Shir Yaakov Feit and Basya Schecter with the spine-tingling rap/poetry of Eden Pearlstein. Each song is equal parts Melody, Poetry, Prayer, and D’var Torah. Click here for more information on the band. Concert free thanks to the generous donations of the Kerkers, Jesers, Greenblatts, and Williams families.

Hebrew School led Shabbat Service      Friday, May 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Hebrew School led Shabbat Service

Join a special Shabbat Service led by the children in the Beth El Hebrew School! Our wonderful Hebrew School teachers have been helping to prepare the children for synagogue leadership. We hope you will come out in support of the children and celebrate Shabbat with the community. Oneg will follow services.

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic

Lag B'Omer honors the time between the physical emancipation from Egypt during Passover and the spiritual liberation of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai on Shavuot.  At Beth El, we celebrate the holiday Israeli-style with a bonfire, toasted marshmellows, archery and games! The Melman family will be hosting the event at their home. Click here for directions Google Map. RSVP at info@potsdamsynagogue.org