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Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Leah Hochman coming in March
HUC professor Dr. Leah Hochman, who also heads the Judaic Studies program at the University of Southern California, will be this year's Altshulter Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Hochman will lead four programs in the "Belief, Bagels and Bandwidth: Jewish Ideas and Community in the 21st Century" series of events: "Political Whiplash" in the current environment, Torah study, the New Europe and "Eating Jewish in America." Registration is open.

Fill your Purim with Martinis & Megillah and Palooza
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.-1p.m.
Get into the Purim spirit and be happy with Martinis and Megillah. We will read from the Megillah and celebrate Queen Esther, But that's not all. We will also have a mixologist delighting us with martinis. Come and enjoy the celebration. Sign up now.
For the younger set, Purim Palooza is coming to SHACHARIT on Sunday, March 4. The Purim carnival features our very special guests Improv Boston plus a photo booth, games and prizes.

Adult Learning focuses on Bible girls, Central Europe, trope
The good, but kinda bad girls of the Bible, Jewish life in Central Europe and the music behind Torah, Haftorah and other readings will be the subjects of classes taught by our clergy. Rabbi Berry enlightens us about “Jewish Life and Jewish Living in Central Europe: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” on March 1. Cantor Peter Halpern teaches “To Every Trope There is a Season” starting March 4,  and Rabbi Abrasley introduces us to “She Did What? The Bad (But Kinda Good) Girls of the Bible beginning April 29.

Immigrant film series begins Sunday
“Where Did We Come From: Jewish Immigrant Stories on Film”
is a free four-part Sunday afternoon film series examining the immigration experience. Series starts at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 with the documentary “The Jewish Experience” and continues with “Hester Street” on Feb. 25; “Lies My Father Told Me” on March 18 and “Avalon” on March 25. A discussion follows each screening. The films are part of the Open Your Eyes fund Roots and Routes programming.

The Second Time Around premieres
3 p.m., Sunday, March 3, West Newton Cinema
A heart-warming film of hope, dreams and second chances about two seniors meeting and making a discovery, “The Second Time Around” makes its New England premiere in this special presentation of Bonim and the Temple Film Society. Tickets are available for $10 per person in advance.

Discovering Miriam events continue in March
Discovering Miriam: Making Passover Your Own events continue with two more events with a cooking demo and Women's Seder to help us prepare for Passover. The DIY Passover Learning Mall and Passover Cooking Demo is March 11 and the Women’s Seder on March 25. Registration is open.

Storytelling course resumes
Master storyteller Cindy Rivka Marshall returns for two sessions in March and April to teach storytelling skills and offer  coaching to craft and share an oral story. Registration is open.

Nature Explorer Camp registration continues
Registration is open for Temple members and Nursery School families! Camp starts this June with an emphasis on the outdoors. For more info, contact 617-332-9550 x11 or email Ellie Goldman.

Sun, February 18 2018 3 Adar 5778