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Join for a very special Shabbat! Scholars in Residence - Friday night delight & Kiddush Lunch!


Join us this week, Shabbat of March 15-16, for a special Shabbat with scholars-in-residence, Rabbi Efraim & Chana Schmukler, of Montreal, Canada (parents of our rabbi and long-time community leaders in Montreal).

A very special opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from highly knowledgeable and experienced community leaders and personal mentors to many.

There will be Matzah Ball Soup after the evening service & full Buffet Lunch after the morning service. 

    - "Friday Night Delight" at 7:30 pm 
    Featuring a lively Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Shabbat) service followed by "Kiddush & Kneidlach" (Matzah Ball Soup)! 

    - Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am
    - Morning Service starts at 10:00 am
    There will be a guest sermon during the Shabbat Day service and remarks during thebuffet Kiddush lunch.

    Torah Portion includes "Parshat Zachor" - "Remember what Amalek did to you" - it is a Mitzvah to hear this special reading on the Shabbat before Purim. Please come and join us!  

Free of charge. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Simply reply to this email to RSVP for Friday evening, Shabbat lunch or both.

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Tonight: Monthly Friday Night Delight (March 15)


Join us tonight (3/15) for Friday Night Delight at 7:30 pm.

NOTE: Later start time due to the start of Daylight Savings Time. 

FND-Friday-Night-Delight-SOUP-550.jpgFeaturing: A lively Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by Kiddush & Kneidlach!

RSVP optional: simply reply to this email 

*Kneidlach = Matzah Ball Soup 

Monthly Schedule: Held on the 3rd Friday of the month.

Wed & Thu: Come hear the Megillah!

One of the Mitzvot of Purim -- in addition to sending Gifts of Food to friends, Charity to the Poor and enjoying a Purim Feast -- is to hear the Megillah read on the evening of Purim and once again on the day of Purim.

Come join us to hear the Megillah Reading at Chabad Bay Area:


This Wednesday: Fast of Esther

The first of the Purim observances is the Fast of Esther which commemorates Esther's request to have all of the Jewish People fast for three days before she would risk her life and approach the King Achashveirosh with her request to save the Jews.

Fast of Esther: Wednesday, March 20

  • Fast begins: 6:10 am
  • Fast Ends: 7:56 pm

(Times are for the Clear Lake Area)

To learn more about the Fast of Esther, click here 

Save the Date: Community Seder


We are pleased to let you know that we will once again be hosting a meaningful and delicious Passover Seder for the entire Bay Area Jewish community!

Date: First Night of Passover - Friday, April 19.

Reservations will open after Purim. 

How to Observe: Mitzvot of Purim

In addition to hearing the Megillah (on the Eve of Purim and Purim Day), Purim is observed with three more Mitzvot:

Gifts of Food - Mishloach Manot

Also known more colloquially as "Shalach Manot/Monos", this Purim Mitzvah involves sending a gift of at least two food items to another Jewish person sometime during Purim day.

Gifts to the Poor - Matanot L'Evyonim

This Purim Mitzvah is fulfilled, also on the day of Purim, by giving generously to poor people (can be directly or through an organization that helps the poor).

Purim Feast - Se'udat Purim

Enjoy a festive Purim meal on Purim day. One should try to include bread ('Hamotzi') in this meal, since traditionally that is a distinguishing difference between a meal vs. a mere 'snack'. This is also the time to enjoy the extra wine that Purim is so famous for!

Join our grand Purim Dinner -  'Purim Moroccan Style' - to enjoy the Purim Feast in all its glory! Advance RSVP kindly requested.

For more about the Purim:

This Shabbat Schedule - 3/9

  •  Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Torah portion at around 11 am
    Torah portion of Pekudei

    Followed by light Kiddush lunch with Hot Cholent
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