5:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat services with singing, dancing and Torah marching led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier with storytelling by Pre-School Director Heidi Kahn.
6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner For All Ages, catered by Sofia of TGIS. Menu: Mediterranean grilled chicken with lemon glaze, vegetarian dolmades/grape leaves filled with rice and spices, vegetable couscous, Mediterranean salad with cucumbers, red onion, green bell peppers, tomatoes and kalamata olives, rolls and grilled chicken for children. For those who RSVP by Mon., April 23, the cost is: Adults: $18, Children 3-12 years old: $9. Free for children age 2 and under. For RSVPs received April 24 and April 25, the cost will be: Adults $20, Children 3-12 years old: $11.
7:00 p.m. “Shabbat Alive” For All Ages. Shabbat Alive is our jazz and pop service with a combo of musicians led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Our Young Cantors Group includes Blaze Bernstein, Jordan Elcott, Shayna Howlett, Erin Lubitz, Rose MacKenzie, Rachel Obstfeld, Raiah Rofsky and Jason Wong. All children and adults with birthdays this month will also be honored. Our Shabbat Alive musicians, Michael Bogolomny, Leo Chelyapov and Brian Sepel, are sponsored by David and Evelyn Simon.
8:15 p.m. Author Jonathan Kirsch will speak on his recent book “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual: A History of Terror in the Name of God,” focusing on the Inquisition and how the “inquisitorial toolkit” has been put to use by authoritarian leaders in the past and in our own time, ranging from Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia to the Salem witch trials, the Hollywood blacklist and the war on terror. Co-sponsored by Tom and Andra Ellingson and Irvine United Congregational Church.
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Children’s Fun Oneg with our Education Director Sue Penn in the social hall.
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Babysitting in Room 103 for those children whose parents wish to remain for the speaker.
9:15 p.m. Oneg Shabbat for everyone.