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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Do you know someone in search of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Program?

Do you know someone in search of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Program?

We want to meet them! Please share this invitation:

  • Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 - 2:30 pm - Bar and Bat Mitzvah Open House: Prospective Bar and Bat Mitzvah students and their parents are invited to meet with Rabbi Jamie and hear about our three bar and bat mitzvah programs. Bear Creek Elementary School on Table Mesa. RSVP welcome but not required>>
  • Friday, Feb 28, 2014 - February Shabbat: Rabbi Jamie leads this upbeat, 60-minute song-filled service followed by a pot-luck oneg. More>>
  • Adventure Rabbi Kids: Come meet Rabbi Evon and the staff of our alternative religious school, grades K-6. Learn about our innovative teaching style. Bear Creek Elementary School on Table Mesa. Open House coming this spring. More >>

The Adventure Rabbi community is a vibrant and thoughtful congregation with two rabbis, an innovative religious school, engaging (never boring) retreats, and the best bar and bat mitzvah program in the world.


Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Adventure Rabbi

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kirkus Book Review: Sadie's Lag B'Omer Mystery



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One full moon in spring heralds a Jewish holiday that is not familiar to the savvy Sadie but has its own reason for celebration.

At school, Sadie learned that Jewish holidays often begin with a full moon. What spring holiday is forthcoming after Purim and Passover? Curious, Sadie reads the calendar and learns it is something called Lag Ba’Omer. What’s that all about? She explores the house with her little sister and finds only items related to Rosh Hashanah, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat. Stumped, she begins to question everyone, including family members and the parcel delivery man (who must know all about holidays). Her grandfather finally tells her that this new holiday is not about presents, might involve picnics, songs and campfires, and of course includes delicious food. She’s still mystified, so he tells a story about an ancient rabbi who was forbidden by the Romans to teach and study Torah and so did it secretly in a cave. Lag Ba’Omer is a day dedicated to his steadfast bravery. It is remembered with picnics, bonfires, singing and storytelling and usually celebrated between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. The evenly told story is laced with mild suspense. It is coupled with cheery illustrations that include carefully placed details that indicate the centrality of faith to this suburban family.

A welcoming introduction to an often overlooked minor holiday. (author’s note) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)
Pub Date:Feb. 1st, 2014
Page count:32pp
Review Posted Online:Jan. 29th, 2014
Kirkus Reviews Issue:Feb. 15th, 2014