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Klezmer Dance Workshop and Concert

Thunder, lightning and hard rain did not deter a small but enthusiastic group of people from gathering at the pavilion at the James W. Ollie Park in the village of Walden for a Yiddish dance workshop and Klezmer concert. As the group learned simple dance steps, led by Judy Sweet, a professional music education and dance leader on staff at Yiddish New York, the skies cleared and the sun came out. 

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OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY JULY 23rd at 7 PM

The Walden Jewish Community Center/Congregation Beth Hillel is pleased to announce two weekend events to mark the reopening of the temple following a year of virtual services during the recent pandemic.

An Open House and Shabbat service will be held on FRIDAY evening JULY 23, 2021 .
The event will begin at 7 pm in the congregation’s home at 20 PINE ST. in WALDEN.

Klezmer dance leader, Judy Sweet.
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Klezmer Dance Workshop and Concert: Sunday, July 25th at 6 pm at James Ollie Park in Walden

On SUNDAY evening, JULY 25th at 6pm at James Ollie Park on 97 Sherman Avenue in Walden, the Walden Jewish Community Center will be hosting a KLEZMER MUSIC AND DANCE event, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Orange County. 

There will be a klezmer dance workshop led by Judy Sweet followed by a concert featuring the band Madarka.  

Klezmer is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe.  The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies and virtuosic improvisations. 

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Spring Zoom Workshops

Zoom links will be emailed prior to the event.

Saturday,  March 20, 2021 at 8 pm
JEWISH INTERFAITH FILM CLUB with Arthur Kruk

Our March club meeting will focus on the award-winning NETFLIX miniseries UNORTHODOX. Please watch all 4 episodes on your own before the meeting.

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February Zoom Programs

Sunday Feb.7 at 2 pm: MAKE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES FOR VALENTINES DAY!
Ana Sussman will give a cooking demonstration. Watch or cook along with Ana !

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Saturday Feb.13 at 6:30 pm: FAMILY EDUCATION ON JEWISH TOPICS
Nava Herzog will conduct a workshop on the study of Torah. All ages welcome!

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Wednesday Feb. 17 at 6:30 pm: ELDER LAW WORKHOP
Elder attorney Sandford Altman will explain the latest laws on elder care and long term care for yourself or your loved ones.

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Our New Lights

Thanks to a generous donation by the Lustig family in memory of their parents, David and Violet Lustig, we were able to replace our old, flickering fluorescent lighting with softer more attractive and efficient LED lights.

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Chanukah Party

Please join our Congregation in celebrating the beautiful and joyous first night of Chanukah at our Synagogue on Sunday, December 29th, 2019 at 5:30 PM. If you have your own Chanukiot and Candles, please bring them so we can all light our Chanukiots together!