Passover

Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY, United States

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan. It commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is observed by avoiding leaven and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matzah and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.

Center for Jewish Life Torah Studies

Center for Jewish Life 757 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville, NY, United States

The Torah Studies class brings you the tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of enticing weekly classes. Each class introduces ideas and issues from the current weekly Torah portion and, through discussion and debate, creates a meaningful connection between the timeless wisdom of the Torah and modern-day living.  

Event Series Shabbat ShaFamily

Shabbat ShaFamily

Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY, United States

The whole family is invited to celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library and our friends at our partner organizations. On May 12, join us at Kehillat Ohr Tzion (879 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville) to celebrate Shabbat together.  We will sing, dance, and read PJ Library stories Dates include: October 14, December 9, January 20, February 3, March 3, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14 Register at https://buffalojewishfederation.org/link-gatherings

Brushes and Brunch Watercolor Workshop

Benderson Family Building | Art Studio 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville, NY, United States

Create a step-by-step watercolor piece to take home. Workshop led by Deb Meier. Price includes painting supplies, refreshments and light brunch snacks. No experience necessary. Come with friends for an afternoon of fun! JCC member $43 | Community member $52 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration

Temple Beth Zion Delaware 805 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, United States

Passing the Torch to the Next Generation 2023 Candlelighters: The Kester Family Viola Sterman and Family Ada Kerimzada and Family Sol Messinger and Family Sophia Veffer and Family Andre Toth and Family

Teen Dignity Grows Packing Party and Laser Tag

Lasertron 5101 North Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY, United States

Join us at Lasertron for a Dignity Grows packing party in partnership with TBAZY! We will spend the first half of the afternoon packing bags with hygiene products for those in need. After packing, teens will compete in teams in thrilling games of Laser Tag! You will not want to miss our action-packed afternoon! Cost: $36 Your fee includes admission to Laser Tag and a $10 donation to Dignity Grows to provide a hygiene tote to a neighbor in need! Register at bit.ly/bjfteenspring For questions or accommodations to make this event meaningful, please contact Mike Steklof at mike@buffalojewishfederation.org

Lunch & Learn w/Rabbi Gutmann

Temple Beth Zion Broder Center 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, US

Bring your own lunch and join the conversation! Dates: March 13, April 17, May 8, June 12

Adult Hebrew – Beginners – 2nd Semester

Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY, United States

This basic introductory Hebrew reading course is for beginners interested in learning the Hebrew alphabet, grammar and vocabulary with a focus on reading prayers for Shabbat, synagogue services and traditional blessings. This course meets on Wednesdays for 12 weeks. Dates include: February 8, 15 & 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 19, 26, & May 3, 10. No previous experience necessary. Cost: $200/ semester (books purchased separately) Facilitated by Zahava Fried Register at https://buffalojewishfederation.org/link-gatherings

Adult Hebrew – Intermediate – 2nd Semester

Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY, United States

This intermediate level Hebrew course is to further develop skills for those who already know the Hebrew alphabet and can read several words and phrases. The focus of this course is on Hebrew prayer. This course meets Wednesdays for 12 weeks. Dates include: February 8, 15 & 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 19, 26, & May 3, 10. Course will be held over Zoom Must have taken the Beginning Hebrew class and have the ability to read alef-bet Cost: $200/ semester (books purchased separately) Facilitated by Zahava Fried Register at https://buffalojewishfederation.org/link-gatherings

Event Series Moral Texts for an Immoral World

Moral Texts for an Immoral World

Temple Beth Zion Broder Center 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, US

With so much information and misinformation out there... What should you believe?  who can you trust?  How do you know what to do Join Rabbi Brent Gutmann for an exciting dive into rabbinic thought using moral texts to navigate in an immoral world.