Several Jewish organizations in Worcester celebrated Lag B’Omer with music, BBQ, bonfire, and inflatable rides for the children. Celebrating together were Central Mass Torah Center, Jewish Federation of Central Mass, Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Emanuel Sinai, Shaarie Torah, and JCC of Worcester.
CAP: From left to right: Mindy Hall, director of outreach, Jewish Federation of Central Mass; Rabbi Valerie Cohen of Temple Emanuel Sinai; Toby Richmond, president of Jewish Federation of Central Mass; Rabbi Aviva Fellman of Congregation Beth Israel; Sheva Liberow of Central Mass Torah Center; Rabbi Levi Liberow of Central Mass Torah Center; and Bernie Rotman of Shaarie Torah of Worcester.
Central Mass Chabad also celebrated Lag B’Omer with a bonfire, singing, dancing, s’mores and more. Participants paraded from the Yeshiva throughout the Newton Square area, carrying signs with Jewish slogans: Keep the Shabbos, Keep Kosher, and Give to Charity Daily. They returned to Central Mass Chabad where there was a petting zoo, rides, a barbecue, and a football game. In the evening there was festive Israeli dancing, led by Eliyahu Zohar and 10 Israeli guests from New York.