March 13, 2019 | 6 Adar II 5779
6 pm Friday Night Service in the Chapel

Jacob Greenberg9:30 am in the Sanctuary

Speaker: Jake Greenberg, JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary) Cantorial Student

Shabbat Mincha and Seudah Shelisheet—6:30 pm

For your home observance - Friday Night Candle Lighting: 7:01 pm

HaLev Gathering this Shabbat is CANCELLED
              Jack Simon
Bar Mitzvah: Jack Simon

Jack, son of Stacy and Jesse Simon and brother of Will and Leo, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on March 16 at 7 pm. DETAILS

SMP (Shabbat Morning Program)
March 16 • 10 am-12:15 pm in the Classrooms

Jr. Congregation
March 16 • 10 am-12 pm in the Chapel
Erev Shabbat Happy Hour
Friday, March 15 • 5 pm in the Ritual Commons

Lift your “spirits” with wine, cheese and non-alcoholic offerings before celebrating Shabbat. FREE—all are welcome. Sponsored by the Bnai Emet Legacy Fund of Adath Jeshurun Foundation.
Pirkei Avot Lev Shalem with Adath Senior Scholar, Rabbi Barry Cytron
March 16 • 9-10 am in the Library

Come study the teachings of Pirkei Avot—the Wisdom of the Sages—and explore the newest learned volume of Conservative Judaism.

Torah for Tots Childcare
March 16 • 10 am-12 pm in Room Gimel in Gan Shelanu

Childcare for children 2 years-PreK
Fun, interactive play time. Includes Shabbat stories from the Torah, Shabbat-appropriate activities and games.

Tumbling Tot Shabbat
March 16 • 10-11:30 am in the Large Muscle Room in Gan Shelanu

For families with babies–age 4 children. Sing-and-dance-along service, crafts, mini Oneg and free play with adult supervision.

SMP 6th Grade Trial of Abraham
March 16 • 11:30 am

6th graders and their teen staff put the Biblical figure, Abraham, on trial to determine whether he lived an ethical life. The students will do this by using ethical principles that they have learned throughout the SMP school year.
USY Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 17 • 11 am-2:30 pm

  • Minnesota Zoo ZooMobile
  • Minnesota Vikings Skol Line Drum Corp
  • Pizza (Cheese, Veggie, Dairy- and Gluten-free) and MN State Fair Mini Donuts
Starting Saturday, March 23, Shabbat Mincha Services will be at 1 pm. When there is a learning session after Kiddush lunch, Mincha will be held at 1:30 pm. Yahrzeits for the following day will ALWAYS be read at this service and Bar/Bat Mitzvah students will continue to participate in Shabbat Mincha Torah readings.
Jenifer Robins
We are thrilled to announce that as of April 1, Jenifer Robins will be joining the Adath team as our new Director of Young Adult and Family Life! She will work closely with Rabbi Weininger, Anna Simon (our Director of Congregational Life) and Janice Schachtman (our Gan Shelanu Preschool Director) on Makom (20s/30s) and HaLev (Family) programming.

In This Issue...

Etzion Senior Study Group with Jim Sherman
Monday, March 18 • 1:30-3 pm in the Adult Lounge

Enjoy food for thought (and body) as we freely discuss ideas that are found in written materials based on Jewish values. If you've never attended, you're always welcome. No RSVP necessary.
Also in this issue:
SVARA — Crash Talk and Fling
Sunday, March 31 • 10 am-3:30 pm at Beth Jacob Congregation

Come experience SVARA’s traditionally radical approach to Talmud. Tuition for the day (including lunch) is set by each participant, between $18-$100). At SVARA, everyone—queer, straight, trans, alef-bet beginners, experiences talmudists, secular, religious, Jews, non-Jews—everyone learns together in a mixed-level bet midrash that recognizes as crucial the insights of all. Co-sponsored by Adath Jeshurun and Makom. REGISTER


Purim: It's the Megillah Charlie Brown!
Wednesday, March 20 • 5:15-9 pm

A celebration for the entire Adath community, ages 0-106

5:15 pm • Pizza Dinner in the Social Hall
6 pm • Costume Parade and Ma'ariv
6:30 pm • Full Megillah reading & Original Videos in the Sanctuary
7:30 pm • Hamentashen Time

Cost: $6/person ages 6-106, $5/child ages 2-5, FREE/child under 2 years RSVP required

Purim Minyan & Traditional Service
Thursday, March 21 • 7:20 am

Purim Party at Knollwood Place
Sunday, March 24 • 1-3:30 pm

Help assemble and deliver Shaloch Manot bags! at Knollwood Place Apartments Auditorium. Children of all ages and their families welcome!

Please RSVP to Susie Held at 763.242.2245 or


Soul Sisters: The Untold Stories of Biblical Women

Thursday, March 21 • 10:30-11:45 am in the Adult Lounge
Explore the stories behind the stories of our fearless matriarchs. This month's discussion will be on Shifra and Puah—the Two Midwives.

Egypt's Sunken Cities at the MIA with Atid

Egypt's Sunken Cities at the MIA with Atid

Thursday, March 21 • 6 pm at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Please join us for an informal Atid gathering at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. We will be touring the Egypt’s Sunken Cities exhibit. Tours will be offered at 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm. We are honored that Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, PHD Curator of African Art & Department Head will lead us in these tours. Afterwards stay for a glass of wine or a treat at Agra Culture located on the first floor of the museum. We will be there until the café closes at 9 pm.

Tickets for the exhibit are available at
Keep in mind there is only room for 18 people per tour and is on a first come first serve basis.

Let us know you have purchased a ticket by simply emailing Jeannie Gilfix at

Atid - Expanding Horizons, Renewing FriendshipsAtid, the Hebrew word for future, is an open group for anyone in their 50's and 60's who are looking for opportunities for deeper engagement through gatherings and events that take advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at Adath. Connect with us on Facebook.

Rav Siach (A Great Conversation) Zoom Study Group

Sunday, March 24 • 10:15-11:45 am in the Board Room and online
Monthly video study (via Zoom) in which we explore important issues with our Israeli friends. Rabbi Dikla Druckman leads Magen Avraham, our sister synagogue in Omer, Israel with discussion led by Rabbi Harold Kravitz. To receive the meeting link, contact Darlene Davis.

Spring Programming
The Center for Learning & Spirituality• Pirkei Avot Lev Shalem with Rabbi Barry Cytron — Saturday, March 23, 9-10 am in the Library
• Makom Fridays — Friday, March 29, 6:30-9:30 pm
• Adath Reads with Heidi Schneider — Sunday, March 31, 10:30 am-12 pm in the Library
• Judaism Behind the Veil with Jim Sherman — Sunday, March 31, 9:30 am Minyan, 10 am breakfast and class in the Adult Lounge
Check our website to see a full list of classes, programs, study groups & more!

Weekly Torah Portion: Shabbat Vayikra

Every week, JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary) sends out new commentaries created by their faculty, students and staff.

In this Torah portion, God describes the laws of animal sacrifice. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins, and distinguishes between sins committed inadvertently and sins committed on purpose.

Print a copy to discuss during Shabbat dinner with your family & friends.

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