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Candlelighting is at 5:44 pm
In this newsletter:
Shabbat info
COVID-19 Info
Niggun Collective/Thursday night learning
Purim
Shavuaton
Community announcements
COVID-19 
The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance. Below you will find a link to a letter to our community about COVID-19. We ask that all of our participants please read this letter. Below is also a link to a letter from the Seattle Vaad. This situation is extremely fluid and we may make changes to our schedule if we deem it necessary. 
Letter to Mercaz Community Converning COVID-19
Seattle Vaad Halachic Guidlines for Purim Considering COVID-19
Shabbat morning at 8:45 am - Tefillah and Siddur class. Shacharit this week, Parashat Tetzaveh/Shabbat Zachor, at 9:30 am. Parent supervision and youth tefillah in the playroom. There will be no kiddush this week. 

To sponsor kiddush in the future please email ariel.greene@mercazseattle.org or click on the google doc below.  
Kiddush Sign-Up
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on Tetzaveh: Dressing to Impress
Niggun Collective
March 5th at 7:30 pm on Beacon Hill
Purim class to follow at 9 pm
Contact rachel@mercazseattle.org for the address
Purim 5780
Megillah Readings
Monday, March 9th: Maariv at 7:40 with Megillah reading to follow at 8 pm
Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 am Shacharit followed by community Megillah reading
Tuesday, March 10th at 4 pm - Women's reading (see below)


Rabbi Avi will be collecting Matanot L'evyonim both Monday night and Tuesday morning.
2020 Women*'s Megillat Esther reading!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 4pm. More info at http://bit.ly/mercaz-women-purim-2020. To read, please sign up at that document directly, or let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

 

* What do we mean by "Women's"? This reading is by and for women. This event is meant to encourage female representation in the traditional Orthodox space. In order to encourage women to participate, as of 2019, this will be a women-only space. If all the individuals reading at the Women's reading share that they are comfortable with the presence of men during the reading, this can be revisited in the future. If some or all of the readers wish to organize another mixed reading at another time during the holiday, we also welcome that. Note that for reading of other megillot, such as Megillat Ruth, we have an all-gender welcome to read/listen model.

Purim Seudah
Welcome to the 80's (The 5780's)
Rabbi Avi and Rachel invite the community to join them for a Purim Seudah at their home (80's costumes or not)!
Tuesday, March 10th - 3 pm - 10 pm

Feel free to stay for the entire time or just stop by.
If you would like to contribute dairy or parve food to the party you can sign up below. Packaged food items and drinks welcome as well. It does not need to be 80's themed but theme away if you like! Direct rsvp and questions to rachel@mercazseattle.org
Food Sign Up
Mercaz Shavuaton 5780 
Ocean Park Camp and Retreat Center in Ocean Park, WA
Thursday, May 28th - Sunday, May 31st
Registration and more details coming after Purim
Community Anouncments
Kosher for Pesach Lunches at Hillel
Connect, celebrate and consume! Join us and experience the energy as the entire Jewish community comes together to enjoy Leah’s Catering* three course meal including her famous gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, macaroons and more.
 
Kosher-for-Passover Lunches at Hillel UW
Monday and Tuesday
April 13 & 14, 2020
11:00 am-1:30pm
$15/Community & Jconnectors (21-35 years old) with pre-paid online reservation, or $20 at the door.  ($8/students)
www.hilleluw.org
 
If you would like to get a group together to volunteer from your organization, family, etc. please let me know.
 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba5a728abf85-volunteer1
 
Full Flyer for Dr. Zornberg Shabbat at OC
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