SPRINGFIELD – Following the success of last year’s event, the Try A Synagogue program is sponsoring a Community Shabbat Dinner for all ages on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St. in Springfield.
The entire community is invited to experience the warmth, joy and atmosphere of Shabbat with people from the entire Jewish community. One does not need to be a member of a synagogue to attend the dinner or services.
Prior to the dinner, an orthodox service will be held at 5:40 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Torah, 2 Eunice Drive, Longmeadow. At 6 p.m., a combined service with clergy from Sinai Temple (Reform) and Temple Beth El (Conservative) will be held at Temple Beth El.
The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-10, and $54 for families. Dietary laws will be observed, and food will be prepared under Orthodox supervision. There are optional sponsorship opportunities at $36 (Bronze Sponsor), $72 (Silver Sponsor), and $180 (Gold Sponsor) levels, which will help defray the expenses. Complete tables of 8 may be reserved.
To R.S.V.P., visit the Federation’s website at www.jewishwesternmass.org. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 22. If you would like to receive an invitation, or for more information, contact Debbie Peskin at the Federation office, (413) 737-4313, ext. 121.
Try A Synagogue is a program underwritten by Congregation B’nai Torah, Sinai Temple, Temple Beth El, the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, and a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.