As we mark a full year of life during a pandemic, the ability of this congregation to rally its resources in order to create robust programming is evident. Each weekend this month we have programs to help us process the past year and prepare for our next holiday celebration–Passover! All events are on Zoom, and links will be sent out in the AARC mailer the week before the event. If you would like to attend and do not receive our mailer, please email us for the link; everyone is welcome!
Make your Own Haggadah Workshop, Sunday, March 7, 1-2:30 pm.
Two of our congregation’s most creative Debbies, who have collaborated on many a seder through the years, will host a discussion about creating your own haggadah for this year’s sederim.
Topics that will be covered:
Five things you need to consider before embarking
Knowing your audience
Consistency of content and message: how to balance tradition and innovation
What elements you shouldn’t mess with
Join us for what should be a free-wheeling conversation on Zoom!
Tech Tips from Teachers on Leading Your Zoom Seder, Sunday March 14, 2 pm.
Teachers Patti Smith and Sharon Haar will lead a workshop on how to plan a virtual seder with friends and family over Zoom.
Havdalah and Healing: Marking One Year of the Pandemic in Our Lives, Saturday March 13, 6:30-7:30 pm.
Join AARC to mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic with a ritual to hold our personal and collective losses and our hope for healing. We will mourn the loved ones we have lost, acknowledge the changes in our lives, and set hopes and intentions for healing and better days to come.
Community Melave Malkah: Saturday March 13, 8 pm.
Author Menachem Kaiser will read from his debut memoir Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure (out March 16, 2021 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The memoir is an incisive and engaging ‘3G’ story of a young man returning to his family’s ancestral home on the Polish-German border in search of a connection with a grandfather he never met—and the relatives he never knew he had. AARC is co-sponsoring this event: Register Here.
‘Dayenu’ Art Workshop, Sunday, March 21, 3- 4:30 pm with Carol Levin and Idelle Hammond-Sass
Join us on a journey into Dayenu (‘Enoughness’) through images, discussion and art-making:
- We’ll explore Dayenu pages from a selection of haggadot chosen for their uniqueness and appeal to different audiences. Dayenu!
- We’ll discuss how the Exodus story and seder themes resonate with us. Dayenu!
- We’ll reflect on everyday miracles from our own experiences. Dayenu!
- We’ll take time to make art, write, and share. Dayenu!
Bring your art materials to the workshop. Bonus: Turn your art into an e-card, social media post or a page in your own Haggadah!
Getting Rid of Our Chametz: A Spiritual and Gastronomical Exploration, Wednesday March 24, 7-8:30 pm
The pre-Passover ritual of bedikat chametz is a kind of leavened-product treasure hunt, where we search for hidden chametz in order to be able to enter into Passover—our freedom holiday—a little less encumbered. In this 2-part workshop, we’ll:
1. Learn about the bedikat chametz ritual with Rabbi Ora, and use its framework to reflect on what we can spiritually leave behind as we enter a new season (7-7:50 pm)
2. Get rid of our literal chametz with a Napolitano-style pizza-making workshop led by Rabbi Ora’s partner, Asa, a dedicated pizza hobbyist (7:50-8:30 pm)