Upcoming Events

These are the upcoming events within the next 14 days. For a complete list of events please see our full calendar.

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Friday Night Shabbat Services

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Looking for a wonderful Kabalat Shabbat service? Check out what is being offered by the amazing congregations in North Louisiana!

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Tags: Agudath Achim, B'nai Zion, Monroe
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Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Looking for a wonderful Shabbat morning service? Check out what is being offered by the amazing congregations in North Louisiana!

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Tags: Agudath Achim, B'nai Zion, Monroe
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Qesher Talks: SPAIN!

Sunday, August 16th, 2020 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Register Here! We are so excited to be partnering with a brand new initiative out of Budapest, Hungary known as Qesher! Join us on August 16th at 12:30pm Central for: Golden Age, Silver Age: Jews of Spain yesterday and today Jewish History of Spain is one of the most glorious and most tragic passages in the history of Jewish People. For an hour and a half we'll be able to traipse together along those thrilling events and times: from the very beginning (historical and legendary) of Jewish presence and life in the Iberian peninsula, its flourishing, through its tragic interruption and into its recent revival (barely over a century ago) as part of the beginning of the New history of the kingdom of Spain and into the convulsed 20th century Europe. We'll talk of Spain's most powerful Jewish courtiers, its last built medieval synagogue and its first one to have been built after a lapse of over 600 years. We'll learn about the magic of the unique heritage of those Jewish wise men, poets and courtiers who not only formed part of the social, cultural, political and economical texture of Spanish kingdoms, but also educated and cured Spanish kings. We'll also get acquainted with the modern Jewish life in Madrid, Seville or Barcelona. See you going places and (hi)stories with us. Federation is sponsoring 10 FREE spots, but space is limited and registration is first-come-first-served! To sign up for your FREE spot in this talk, check out our special registration link on the Qesher website by clicking here. *10% of the profits of this event will be donated to the Reform Jewish Community of Madrid. About the Speaker Victoria Atlas holds a PhD in medieval Spanish culture and history from the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain) and M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Cultures from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has imparted lectures at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Complutense Universities of Madrid, and the National University of Mexico (UNAM), among others. She's also the official guide of the Historical Synagogue of Madrid, the only official guide licensed to guide in Hebrew in Spain, and a lecturer on Bible in Art in the Institute of Biblical and Ancient East Studies. About Qesher Qesher, connection in Hebrew, is a project for an unusual time, in which physical borders have become stronger, but we are more in contact than ever. There are Jewish communities all around the globe with their own unique history, culture, places, and most of all people and stories. All of them different, but sharing so much. We would like to invite you to a virtual journey to discover some of these Jewish stories from around the world. Qesher is all about connecting between communities, individuals, speakers and participants. Attendance for these events is limited to 25 people, in order to allow interaction between hosts and guests. In our partnership, we are sponsoring 10 of these spots for three different speakers. That's right, 10 FREE spots courtesy of the NLJF, but registration is first-come-first-served, so register today!

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Ḥodesh Ḥadash Women’s Learning

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Together, we’ll explore Jewish approaches to physical, emotional, and spiritual self care. We’ll see what the Rabbis and various Biblical figures had to say about caring for our own health, and we’ll explore some prayers and rituals that can be helpful to our own daily practice.

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Tags: Agudath Achim
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Prayerbook Hebrew (Zoom Class)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Learn the basics of reading and understanding the prayers and blessings that we do in Hebrew. Rabbi Jana will post videos, flash cards, and other helpful tools to make learning easy. We will meet Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 on Zoom. Use the form to sign up for the Zoom access. This class is a foundation for any Hebrew learning: Biblical, Conversational, or Liturgical.

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Tags: B'nai Zion
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Biblical Hebrew (Zoom Class)

Thursday, August 20th, 2020 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Rabbi Jana is teaching Biblical Hebrew on Zoom. Please use the form to sign up to receive the access information. Learn the vocabulary and grammar to be able to read Hebrew Scriptures. The lessons also teach the core elements to being able to read any Hebrew.

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Tags: B'nai Zion
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Friday Night Shabbat Services

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Looking for a wonderful Kabalat Shabbat service? Check out what is being offered by the amazing congregations in North Louisiana!

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Tags: Agudath Achim, B'nai Zion, Monroe
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Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Looking for a wonderful Shabbat morning service? Check out what is being offered by the amazing congregations in North Louisiana!

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Tags: Agudath Achim, B'nai Zion, Monroe
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Qesher Talks: BULGARIA!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Register Here! We are so excited to be partnering with a brand new initiative out of Budapest, Hungary known as Qesher! Join us on August 23rd at 12:30pm Central for: Jewish Bulgaria: A Virtual Sephardic Journey Join us for a dynamic interactive trip through Bulgaria's rich Jewish heritage. Our virtual tour will make stops in Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria's largest cities, and will take us inside the sumptuous Neo-Moorish Sofia synagogue. Other highlights along the way include the medieval capital, the grand Rila Monastery, and the mountain town of Samokov, home to the affluent Arie dynasty. You will have a chance to learn about the history and culture of the Bulgarian Sephardic Jews. We will discuss the historical details surrounding the survival of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust, and we will note some of the most prominent politicians, clergymen, and intellectuals who stood up for their Jewish neighbours. Our final destination will be Jaffa, Israel, where large numbers of Bulgarian Jews settled between 1948 and 1952. Joseph will also share with participants personal family stories of growing up in Bulgaria and being part of the country's vibrant Jewish community. Federation is sponsoring 10 FREE spots, but space is limited and registration is first-come-first-served! To sign up for your FREE spot in this talk, check out our special registration link on the Qesher website by clicking here. *10% of the profits will be donated to the Bulgarian translation of Saul Mezan's book Le Juifs espagnols en Bulgarie, (Sofia, 1925) currently only availabe in French. About the Presenter Joseph Benatov holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Hebrew. He is originally from Bulgaria and a member of Sofia's Jewish community. Joseph has over 15 years of experience leading travelers across the Balkans, including UNESCO representatives, 92nd Street Y visitors, JDC board members, and Anti-Defamation League officials. He lectures regularly on the history of Jewish life in Bulgaria and on Balkan Sephardic culture. Every summer Joseph leads Sephardic trips to the Balkans. You can find out more at https://sephardicbalkans.com/. About Qesher Qesher, connection in Hebrew, is a project for an unusual time, in which physical borders have become stronger, but we are more in contact than ever. There are Jewish communities all around the globe with their own unique history, culture, places, and most of all people and stories. All of them different, but sharing so much. We would like to invite you to a virtual journey to discover some of these Jewish stories from around the world. Qesher is all about connecting between communities, individuals, speakers and participants. Attendance for these events is limited to 25 people, in order to allow interaction between hosts and guests. In our partnership, we are sponsoring 10 of these spots for three different speakers. That's right, 10 FREE spots courtesy of the NLJF, but registration is first-come-first-served, so register today!

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Tags: NLJF, Other
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Introducing Mahzor Lev Shalem

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

This is our first year using our new prayer book for the High Holy Days. We’ll go over the format of the prayer book, what is new or different from our previous mahzor, and begin to answer whatever lingering questions you have about the High Holy Days in 5781.

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Tags: Agudath Achim
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Prayerbook Hebrew (Zoom Class)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Learn the basics of reading and understanding the prayers and blessings that we do in Hebrew. Rabbi Jana will post videos, flash cards, and other helpful tools to make learning easy. We will meet Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 on Zoom. Use the form to sign up for the Zoom access. This class is a foundation for any Hebrew learning: Biblical, Conversational, or Liturgical.

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Tags: B'nai Zion
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Biblical Hebrew (Zoom Class)

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Rabbi Jana is teaching Biblical Hebrew on Zoom. Please use the form to sign up to receive the access information. Learn the vocabulary and grammar to be able to read Hebrew Scriptures. The lessons also teach the core elements to being able to read any Hebrew.

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Tags: B'nai Zion
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Friday Night Shabbat Services

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Looking for a wonderful Kabalat Shabbat service? Check out what is being offered by the amazing congregations in North Louisiana!

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Tags: Agudath Achim, B'nai Zion, Monroe
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Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

Looking for a wonderful Shabbat morning service? Check out what is being offered by the amazing congregations in North Louisiana!

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Tags: Agudath Achim, B'nai Zion, Monroe