Hadar, Passover

Hadar Pre-Passover Sale

Hours for Hadar Gift and Book Shop:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

4:00 – 5:30 PM

10:30 AM –12:30 PM

Evening hours by appointment, please call the synagogue office, 518-438-7858, ext. 112.

Hadar Gift and Book Shop is featuring items by artist Amalia Flaisher from her company, Sand and Water Creations In Glass, located in Nashua, NH. Her work is inspired by nature, particularly the bright warm glow of the sun and deep blues and greens of the sea. Born in Israel, Amalia currently lives with her family in Litchfield, NH. Using her diverse training in graphic design, metalsmithing, photography and silk painting, Amalia combined her skills to open a path to working on a new but intriguing medium: glass.

Shop at Hadar Gift and Book Shop for beautiful jewelry, Tallit, children’s items, wedding and Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts and many more beautiful items. Hadar Gift Shop features many different artists, with pieces from Azoulay Art, Davida Aprons, Emanuel, Emily Rosenfeld, Eretz Judaica, Gabrieli Hand Weaving, Gary Rosenthal, Jillery, Lily Art, Michal Golan, Seeka and many more.

Having a Simcha? Ask how Hadar Gift and Book Shop can help –inscribed kippot, benchers, tallit, gift registry.

Youth Israeli Dance

T’marim at Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston – March

The youth Israeli dance programs at Temple Israel and Hebrew Academy have a long rich Jewish history.

After a gap at HACD, last year the two dance efforts established a collaborative partnership, Rikud Albany, which provides a community wide continuum of youth Israeli dance for kindergarteners through high school seniors, who perform throughout the capital region and at the Boston Israeli dance festival. This year's Boston Israeli dance festival took place on Sunday, March 10th. Rikud Albany's junior high school group, T'marim, performed to Imperia, Arnevet and Gumigam.

The dancers approached their performance at the festival with precision, warmth, and enthusiasm for the blend of classic and modern choreography. Their successful performance was very well received by the festival audience and will be repeated at the Eagle Point Cultural Festival, the Jewish Federation’s Yom Ha’Atzmaut Program and at the Hebrew Academy Awards dinner.

For more information about youth Israeli dance with Rikud Albany, please contact Rachael Schertzer or visit www.tialbany.org for more info!

Youth Israeli Dance

Youth Israeli Dance Performance Opportunities

We are excited to share with you these performance opportunities. Please note that the we will be sending out a sign-up form for each event approximately 2 weeks prior. We look forward to seeing you at all or most of the shows.

Y=Youth @HACD, T=T'marim

April 11, 6:30 PM - Eagle Point Multicultural Festival (Y, T)
Dancer call time is 6:00 PM.

May 9, 6:30 PM - Federation Yom Ha'atzmaut at the Egg (Y, T)
Dancer call time is 6:00 PM.

May 23, 6:00 PM - HACD Academy Awards (T)
Dancer call time is 5:30 PM.

June 2, 6:30 PM - Neimah Concert (T)
Dancer call time is 6:00 PM.

Please check back for other performance opportunities.


Feast or Fast?

Siyyum B’chorim - Fast of the First Born

Friday, April 19, at 6:45 – 7:30 AM

Adonai passed over the houses of the children of Israel,” (Exodus 12, Verse 12) and spared the first-born male Israelites when the first-born male Egyptians died during the last of the ten plagues. As a reminder of this event, the day before Pesach is observed as a fast day. Jewish law requires that all adults and children who are the first-born child in their family fast from dawn until the first Seder.

The Rabbis permitted all first born to be exempt from fasting by participating in a special ceremony, a siy- yum. A Siyyum marks the completion of the study of a unit of Jewish text, such as a tractate of the Talmud. The completion of a book of the Talmud is a joyous occasion and is followed by a Seudat Mitzvah, an oblig- atory religious feast. In this way, they are exempt from fasting and may eat with the rest of us.

Join Rabbi Eligberg as he completes his study of the Talmudic tractate Tamid following services and cele- brate with breakfast. If you have never participated in this mitzvah before, make this the year. Parents, bring your first-born with you. Remember to bring your Tallit and T’fillin.

Please contact the synagogue office to let us know you will join us. We will conclude around 7:30 AM.