TBM Sisterhood Gift Gallery will be open selling Passover items! Sunday, April 2nd from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m & also before & after the Sisterhood Passover Seder (3:30- 4 p.m. , 7-7:30 p.m. Stop by!
The period between Passover and Shavuot, 49 days, is called the Omer. It is a time of counting from revelation to redemption (the giving of the Torah). This mitzvah (“commandment”) derives from the Torah commandment to count forty-nine days beginning from the day on which the Omer, a sacrifice containing an omer-measure of barley, was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem, up until the day before an offering of wheat was brought to the Temple on Shavuot.
But, today, we don’t offer barley at the Temple in Jerusalem. Today we count in a different way.
The Social Action Committee of Beth Miriam is embarking on a 7 week project for the Omer, called ‘Making the Omer Count.’ It consists of 7 distinct projects that will make a difference in the community. It has the potential to engage everyone at the temple in at least one project.
Watch this space, your snail mail, and Elijah for a full description with dates and times of events. Prepare to be engaged!