Do you identify as Jewish but consider yourself non-religious?
Secular Humanistic Jews are interested in Jewish history and culture and in celebrating the traditional holidays and observing the rites of passage in a non-theistic way.
People of the Mountain – Am HaHar – is a small local Humanistic Jewish group in the Sewanee/Monteagle area. We meet together to celebrate the Jewish holidays, offer occasional educational opportunities (such as Challah baking) and support each other in living out our Jewish heritage. We are associated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism. You can find out more about us on our website, http://www.amhahar.com .
Perhaps we can be a home for you.
PURIM WITH PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAIN!
One nice thing about being small and informal – You can juggle the calendar around a bit if you have to! Because some folks will be away on the 11th, we’re doing Purim a week early this year, on the 4th.
Join us for our Purim Party at Sue’s Home in Clifftops (address on request when you RSVP)
From 4:00 to 6:00 PM we’ll be sharing the Four Blessings of Purim:
1. Sharing Food with one another
2. Giving to the Poor
3. Hearing the Esther Megillah
4. Participating in a Purim Party
(There are other interesting traditions, such as drinking until you can’t tell the difference between Mordacai and Haman, but this will be a Family Party, so the most we’ll do is sip some wine!)
We’ll have masks and graggers. Will has written a contemporary and kid friendly version of the Purim Scroll to read, and we’ll have some fun Purim songs to sing that you may never have heard connected to Purim before.
Please bring a tray of light snacks to share. Sweets are traditional, such as hamantaschen and other cookies. But it’s okay to bring healthy stuff if you like. We’ll supply wine and soft drinks, but feel free to bring your own as well.
This is a party for all ages, and you don’t have to be a member of People of the Mountain to join us! If you have friends who you’d like to invite, please do! Just give us a number by Friday.
See you there!
We’re having a Hamantaschen Making Class this Saturday!
Hamantaschen Class – Saturday, February 18th
1:00 – 3:00 PM
at the home of Glyn & Will Melnyk
Make your Hamanstaschen for Purim
Only 1 space left, so register now!
No charge, but a $5.00 donation is requested for materials.
Presented by People of the Mountain
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