The Diary of Ann Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Performed at Foothills Playhouse in Easley

Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 pm

If you would like to join the Rabbi, please contact him so that he can get the tickets. School children will have a pizza lunch after religious school, and then there will be a carpool leaving from the temple at 1:30 pm. Please be on time! If you would like to meet us at the playhouse, the directions are below.
Take I-85 South toward Greenville—Take exit 40 toward Easley onto SC-153 N(Highway 153)5.7 mi—Take ramp onto Calhoun Memorial Hwy (US-123)2.4 mi/ – Keep right onto Main St (SC-93)2.3 mi—Continue on W Main St (SC-93)0.3 mi/ – Turn left onto Folger Ave 0.1 mi/ – Turn left onto Gulf St 278 ft—Arrive at Gulf St. Your destination is on the right—201 S 5th St, Easley, SC 29640-2825

Save the Dates!

Movie Night: Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 pm, Woman in Gold

Sunday School: Sunday, March 19 beginning at 9:30 am with Hebrew.

Hebrew School: Wednesday, March 22 at 3, 4, and 5:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, March 24 at 5:30 with wine and cheese

Saturday Service: March 25 at 9:30 am

Sunday School: Sunday, March 26 beginning at 9:30 am with Hebrew.

Anne Frank Play: Sunday, March 26, leave the temple at 1:30 to carpool.

Hebrew School: Wednesday, March 29 at 3, 4, and 5:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat: Friday, March 31 at 5:30 with wine and cheese

PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP TO THE TEMPLE FOR ALL EVENTS!

Message from our Rabbi

Dear friends,

After my clip-on sunglasses finally broke apart, I went to amazon.com and secured a new kind of sunglasses that fit neatly over your regular eyeglasses. Putting them on for the first time I was quite disappointed to see that I could not see all that well. The view in front of me was quite fuzzy. Shifting the sunglasses to and fro, up and down, I hoped the fuzziness would go away. Alas it did not! As I was preparing to send them back to amazon, the thought occurred to me that the front of their lenses might have a protective piece of cellophane. Sure enough that was the reason my vision was impaired.

Our holiday of Purim famous for the wearing of masks coincides with the theme of hiding one’s identity. Esther, the heroine of our tale, hid her Jewish identity until Uncle Mordecai said to her: “Do not imagine that you in the King’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. ” (Esther 4: 13) The name Esther itself, is from the Hebrew meaning “the one who hides!”

We are bid to unmask ourselves and be true to our inner identity, be it in our relationship to family, friends or our people. So often we pretend to be someone else, but as the story of Esther bids us to use a more modern saying. “You can run, but you can’t hide!” This is the time to take off the cellophane and allow ourselves to better see our own authentic selves as Jews and as human beings.
I look forward to our Purim celebration this Saturday afternoon beginning at five.

Chag Sameach.

Rabbi Yossi J. Liebowitz D.D.