Closing Days of Passover and Shabbat Shalom! A message from Rabbi Ain

Good afternoon! You are receiving this email today since the offices are closed tomorrow for Yom Tov. There are services tonight at 5:45, tomorrow at 9:15 am, tomorrow evening at 6:15 pm, and Saturday morning at 9:15 am. Yizkor will be recited Saturday morning at approximately 11 am. 
As we move from Passover, to the Modern Holidays of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Commemoration Day), Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, please join SPS for all of these moments of observance.
Wednesday April 11: Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Friday April 13 and Wednesday April 25: Opportunities to Celebrate Israel at our Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and then an evening with comedian Benji Lovitt.
 
LOOKING AHEAD…..

Women’s League Shabbat will be here before we know it (April 28). Sara Angrist and Erica Levine have been hard at work preparing. “You Shall Be Holy” is the opening line of Parashat Kedoshim, which we will be reading during Women’s League Shabbat.  As such, Women’s League will be exploring the concepts of holiness, soulfulness, spiritual potential, and choice and chosen-ness.  We want to include SPS’s views, thoughts, and feelings on contemporary spirituality in the discussion.

Please help us by completing the enclosed survey by April 18 .  In order to ensure confidentiality, sign-in to google forms is not required, and email addresses are not being collected.  Please do not submit multiple responses.

CHALLAH BAKE MONDAY EVENING APRIL 30! Join your SPS Community to make challah as a community! Make friends, have fun, and enjoy an evening out. It is only $10 and a bottle of a wine to use as a rolling pin….and to drink from! Please RSVP to sps@spsnyc.org or call 212-593-3300 by April 25or by clicking here and putting CHALLAH BAKE into the drop down menu.
MENTAL HEALTH FORUM-Tuesday evening May 1
How the Jewish Community Helps Individuals and Families Struggling with Mental Illness and Addiction
Numerous mental health experts, including our very own Dr. Alan Manevitz, will present important information about how to keep our brains healthy and how we can respond when we find ourselves or our loved ones in situations that are sad or dangerous.
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ain