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6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner, catered by Blueberry Hill, with the Merage Israeli Fellows. Menu: Grilled salmon topped with artichokes, sundried tomatoes, carmelized onions and mushrooms, couscous, grilled vegetables, Israeli chopped salad and fruit. Pasta with Alfredo sauce and Caesar salad for children 10 and under. Cost: Adults $18; Children Ages 3-12 $10. Free for children 2 and under. Click here to RSVP by Wed., March 22 at noon.
7:00 p.m. Shabbat Alive Services, our jazz and pop service with a band, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. We will be dedicating the restoration of our Czech Torah, rescued after the Holocaust, and the new Torah breastplate underwritten by the Hannah S. and Samuel A. Cohn Memorial Foundation, and Aaron Alcouloumre will be playing the trumpet. The 8th grade class of Temple Israel in Long Beach will be present and all birthdays this month will be honored. Our Shabbat Alive musicians are sponsored by Gilbert Gluck and Catherine Bradley.
8:15 p.m. Violinist Yale Strom will speak and perform “Klezmer: The Catalyst For Jewish Renewal In Eastern Europe.” Mr. Strom is one of the world’s leading artists of klezmer music and history. His new klezmer and classical compositions have been performed by orchestras and music groups in the United States and abroad, as well as by his own ensemble, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi. His latest documentary film to be released in 2017 will be “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” Strom is currently artist-in-residence in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. Sponsored by Tom and Andra Ellingson.