Calling all Mah Jongg players! Join us every Tuesday beginning August 1st at 10 AM at Temple Israel of the Poconos for a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg. Seasoned players are welcome, as are novices. We will teach you how to play if you have never played before. There is no cost to participate, but we kindly ask for donations to help pay for snacks and drinks that will be provided.
Professional genealogist Ellen Kowitt will explore the values and traditions rooted in Judaism that might frame a family history project and will touch on the mystery surrounding genealogy and how to get started researching your family history.
To express our gratitude, we are hosting a by-invitation-only Major Donor Dinner to recognize those who have made a contribution of $1200 or more. Pizza Biza, of New Jersey, is catering this exclusive event. To be invited, please consider becoming a major donor before the dinner. Pizza Biza creates made-to-order, kosher, artisan pizza on-site. This is a gourmet pizza extravaganza that you won't want to miss. If you haven't already, make your pledge today!
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom […]
Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period […]
Sukkot (sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.