HaDelet: Purim Fun, Cuba, and the OJC Gala

Posted on February 15, 2013

Good morning,

We hope you all fared the snow last weekend in good condition and even had a chance to play in the snow or took it as a day of rest. Before we get to all of the Purim fun and opportunities, we want to give you two important events to keep in the back of your minds for the next two months.

In the middle of March, there will be a Congregation Meeting. We’ll give you the date as soon as we have it, but this is a very important meeting where our president talks about the state and future of OJC. All OJC members are welcome.

On April 28, 2013 is our annual OJC Community Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Please mark your calendars; we’ll be providing you with more information as we get closer to the event.

But before we get to March and April, we still have a lot of fun left in February. The weekend of Purim is gearing up to be one of the most fun weekends at OJC this year, with activities from three major OJC ARMS–what we call our community groups. It is so BIG, in fact, we’ve created a special Purim Fun page on our website so you can see all of the activities and events.

February 23 – Megillah Reading

It all starts with the reading of the Megillah, the story of Purim and Queen Esther. The Megillah reading starts at 6:30pm. Come wearing a costume!

Purim Ball 2012 with our President and CantorFebruary 23 – Purim BallSisterhood

Party following Megillah Reading: 8:30pm

$30/person

Unlimited wine, beer, & soft drinks, Hors d’oevres, desserts, & dancing

Costume Contest with prizes

RSVP: Wendy Pusateri sisterhood@oceansidejewishcenter.org or Judy Kagan 678-4860

February 24 – Purim CarnivalOJC PTA

10:30am – 1:30pm

Inflatables, games, prizes, food, raffles, and crafts

Presale tickets already on sale at discounted pricing

RSVP: Call 516.764.4213 or email PTA@oceansidejewishcenter.org

Volunteers are also needed to help out at the Carnival. Please use the above contact info to volunteer.

February 23 and 24 – Annual Wine Tasting & SaleMens Club

Taste delicious wines with our expert before the Megillah reading at 6:00pm and during the Purim Carnival. Wines can be ordered right then. Order forms will soon be available on the website as well.

How many times a year do you get to come to synagogue dressed up in costume and scream and yell when we say Haman? To say Purim is an experience is a little like saying New York City is a small town west of here.

We want to take a moment to wish Rabbi Greenspan, our president, Willie Gurman, and everyone who is traveling to Cuba representing OJC, an extremely safe and spiritual trip. Rabbi Greenspan will be hosting a discussion and sharing his experiences and photos about his trip on February 27.

We hope you are all doing well and please have a wonderful and restful Shabbat.

Shabbat Shalom!


Shabbat Morning Service 9:00 AM Teruma

Torah (p. 491) 26:31-33, 26:34-37, 27:1-3, 27:4-8, 27:9-12, 27:13-16, 27:17-19

Maftir 27:17-19

Haftorah (p. 500) I Kings 5:26-6:13

Mincha/Ma’ariv  Services 5:00 PM


More Upcoming events

Monday, February 18 – PRESIDENT’S DAY

Schools & Offices Closed

Wednesday, February 20

9:30 AM      PTA Mtg (School Wing)

Thursday, February 21

4:15 PM      RS Purim Celebration & Parent Teacher Conferences

8:15 PM      Men’s Club Mtg. (MPR)

Friday,   February 22

5:18 PM      Candle Lighting

6:00 PM      Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, February 23

9:00 AM      Shabbat Morning Services-Shabbat Zachor

5:15 PM      Mincha/Ma’ariv Services

6:30 PM      Family Megillah Reading-Men’s Club Wine Tasting  & Sale

8:30 PM      Purim Ball

Sunday,   February 24

9:00 AM      Megillah Reading

10:30 AM     Men’s Club Wine Tasting & Sale

10:30 AM     Purim Carnival (Ballroom)


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