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Temple Hesed

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1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
570-344-7201

April 2019

Adult Education

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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The Unknown Women of the Bible. Talmud and Midrash On four Sundays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th, Rabbi Daniel and our next Adult Education Class will explore some lesser-known Jewish heroines, as we look at “the Unknown Women of the Bible, Talmud, and Midrash.” In our April classes, we’ll look at three very different women –Judith, a community leader and war hero, Bruriah, the most noted female sage of the Talmud, and Serach bat Asher, a musician whom…

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Community Passover Seder

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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2nd Night Community Seder Everyone is welcome to join us for our annual Community 2ndNight Seder, on Saturday, April 20that 5:30 p.m. We’ll have the standbys of brisket and matzah ball soup, as well as a variety of delicious side dishes courtesy of Wegman’s! Our Seder will be $18/adult and $12/child. Everyone is welcome to join us as we explore the deeper meaning of freedom through story, song, and symbols.

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Adult Education

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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The Unknown Women of the Bible. Talmud and Midrash On four Sundays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th, Rabbi Daniel and our next Adult Education Class will explore some lesser-known Jewish heroines, as we look at “the Unknown Women of the Bible, Talmud, and Midrash.” In our April classes, we’ll look at three very different women –Judith, a community leader and war hero, Bruriah, the most noted female sage of the Talmud, and Serach bat Asher, a musician whom…

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Shabbat Services

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Callaway-We-Go | Temple Hesed Annual Fundraiser

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Drag yourself out April 27 for a night of fun and fabulousness! Because Drag Shows are infinitely more fun than a typical Saturday night out in Scranton! Carol Ann Carol Ann and Sharron Ann Husbands star in Callaway-We-Go, a spectacular drag concert event. You won't want to miss seeing these two queens, who have roots in NEPA, portray the Tony-nominated sisters, Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway. This recreation of The Callaways' historic 1995 show Sibling Revelry features songs such as Happy Days Are Here…

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Adult Education

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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The Unknown Women of the Bible. Talmud and Midrash On four Sundays, April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th, Rabbi Daniel and our next Adult Education Class will explore some lesser-known Jewish heroines, as we look at “the Unknown Women of the Bible, Talmud, and Midrash.” In our April classes, we’ll look at three very different women –Judith, a community leader and war hero, Bruriah, the most noted female sage of the Talmud, and Serach bat Asher, a musician whom…

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May 2019

Shabbat Services

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Potluck Dinner

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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We will NOT have an early service on the first Friday of May, May 3rd, because we’ll be holding a special Parent Celebration Potluck and Family Service on May 10th. The potluck dinner (and we’re hoping kids will be cooking for their parents!) will start at 6 p.m, followed by a fun, family-friendly service and story at 7 p.m. Let’s see how many different generations we can bring together in our celebration, on the week when the Torah instructs us…

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Healing and Chanting Circle | SEARCHING FOR HOLINESS

May 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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In May, our monthly interfaith chanting circle will explore the theme, “Searching for Holiness.” Many different cultures and religions, including Judaism, have pilgrimage practices, journeys to supposedly holy destinations. And yet, sometimes it is the journey rather than the destination that is actually what is holy, and often the journey itself is internal, a matter more of insight than stepping out. Join us as we explore this inner journey together, at 11:30 on May 11th, through chant and study. No…

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Temple Board Meeting

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Shabbat Services

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Shabbat Services

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Shabbat Services

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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June 2019

Bat Mitzvah of Mia Novak

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Shabbat Services

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Temple Board Meeting

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Annual Congregational Meeting

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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The Annual Congregational Meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, June 19. The Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ziegler Lounge. The Congregation will meet at 7 p.m. also in the Ziegler Lounge. Items of Importance to be discussed include: Renewal of Rabbi Swartz’s contract Approval of 2019-2020 budget Election of officers & board Plans for the lower level Cemetery report Davidow donation Any Member of the congregation in good standing may attend the meeting and vote. You may…

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Shabbat Services

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Healing and Chanting Circle

June 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Rabbi Daniel and Rabbi Marjorie are enrolled in a two-year study/retreat program with Rabbi Shefa Gold, a noted practitioner of Jewish chant. Based in part on their learning from this program, Rabbi Daniel will begin leading a monthly non-denominational service, open and welcoming to everyone of any faith. The service will feature teachings on spirituality and prayer, Bible discussions, and chanting. It will also have a focus on dealing with and healing from what is troubling our souls and weighing…

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Back-to-School Program Organizational Meeting

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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There will be an organizational meeting for all members who are interested in participating in the Social Action Committee's Back to School Backpack program for 2019. The meeting will be on Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at the Temple. Please join us if you're an old hand or new to the pro-gram as there is always something for everyone to do. Larry Milliken Backpack Program Coordinator

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Interfaith Pride Shabbat Services

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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On June 28th at 7p.m., Temple Hesed and Queer NEPA will host an interfaith Pride Service, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and calling for inclusion, understanding, and equality. Leaders from a variety of faith groups and from Queer NEPA will share prayers, songs, and brief remarks as we celebrate the Sabbath together, united by Divine Love and a love of the Divine. Put on your best rainbow outfits and join us for this joyous, uplifting celebration. Everyone is welcome…

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July 2019

LRP Meeting

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Shabbat Services

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Healing and Chanting Circle

July 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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Our theme for July will be Walls! They’re in the news lately – but they’re also in our minds. When do we need mental walls to protect us? When do they trap us? How can we break free from ways that we have walled ourselves off? Our chanting circle will explore all of these questions, through chant, study, and discussion. As always, everyone is welcome to join this welcoming and supportive group.

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Summer Adult Education: Learn Yiddish Language, Culture, and Cuisine

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019

Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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We’ve studied some serious topics in Adult Ed at Temple Hesed – everything from the ethics of war to the Book of Psalms. Oy – that’s too serious for the summer. So we won’t be schlemiels – we’ll do something fun! Have you figured it out yet – it’s Yiddish! Everyone knows about “chutzpah,” and probably at least a few Yiddish insults or jokes. But just what do those words actually mean in Yiddish? For that matter, just what is…

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Temple Board Meeting

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd
Scranton, PA 18505 United States
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