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Thursday night learning
Meet the Mercaz Member
Shabbat morning at 8:45 am - Tefillah and Siddur class. Shacharit this week, Parashat Terumah, at 9:30 am including the baby naming, Bz'H, for baby girl Kimelfeld. Mazel Tov! Davening will be followed by a full kiddush sponsored by the Mercaz board and community members in honor of Rachel Rosenfeld's 11th birthday and 44th trip around the sun. Parent supervision and youth tefillah in the playroom!
Mazal tov to Michaela Yancey and Eitan Greene and their families on their engagement!
Mazal tov to Rachel, Yaakov and Maya Kimelfeld and their families on the birth of their new baby girl!
Thursday night learning at Mercaz this week! 9:00-10:30.
Meet the Mercaz Members: Rabbi Avi, Rachel, Michael, Noam, Maytal and Amishai Rosenfeld
Where are they from: Rachel grew up in Pittsburgh and Avi lived in Tellruide, CO, Tucson, AZ, Albuquerque, NM and Bellingham, WA while growing up.
Favorite travel memory: Meeting each other in Jerusalem.
What hobbies they're enjoying these days:Rachel is enjoying knitting legwarmers between meetings. Avi is enjoying listening to music and playing music. Maytal is enjoying drama and art class. Noam is enjoying playing Magic the Gathering and preparing for his bar mitzvah. Amishai enjoys playing with super heros and Micha is enjoying tennis and high school.
What's on their 2020 bucket list:In June they are traveling with Avi's parents and brother's family for the first time to Southwestern Colorado and Utah to check out some parks, nature and Avi's old hometown. The first time back for Avi in 16 years. On Avi's bucket list is also going to Israel and voting in the 2020 election.
What appeals to them about Mercaz: The tangible energy of individuals coming together to invest themselves in helping to build community.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org