B'nai Sholom

Reform Congregation

Albany, NY

Yom Chamishi, 25 Adar 5777

B’NAI SHOLOM TO HOLD SPECIAL CHILDREN’S SHABBAT SERVICE AND NAMING CEREMONY

on Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will hold a special children’s Shabbat service and confer Hebrew names on Jews who don’t have one Saturday, January 21.

Tefilat Talmidim and naming service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York. The service will feature reading from a young person’s prayer book, a “PJ Library” book read by Amy Drucker of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, and refreshments. In addition, Rabbi Don Cashman will bestow Hebrew names on those who seek them in a Jewish ritual setting.

All are welcome. Please bring children and grandchildren to this special service. Contact Julie Friedman at 518-439-8106 or jbfriedman8@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

“Hebrew names are used when a person is called to the Torah at a bar or bat mitzvah, on the ketubah (marriage document) and during the memorial prayer at funerals and services. If you lack a Hebrew name, or your children did not receive one at birth, we will delight in conferring them in the presence of your family and the congregation. The goal is a Hebrew name for everyone,” said Rabbi Cashman.

To receive a Hebrew name at the special service, contact Rabbi Cashman by January 17 by email at rabbi@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us or phone 518-482-5283.

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