Mark your calendar now with the following dates for these extra special events in 2016!
Pesach and Chag HaMatzah
Pesach (Passover) literally means “to pass over” something and refers to G-d’s promise to pass over every household that had the blood of the sacrificial lamb on its doorpost on the night that He sent the Angel of Death to take the first born boy of every household in Egypt. (Exodus 12:13) He then delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt altogether through the obedience of Moses. Pesach is followed by Chag HaMatzah (the Feast of Unleavened Bread), which lasts for seven days as seen in Leviticus 23:5-8. Based on Exodus 12, we remove all leavening from our houses in remembrance of the fact that the Israelites had to move quickly during their escape and didn’t have time to wait for bread to rise. We also have a traditional seder meal during which we eat certain symbolic foods in a specific order, as “seder” means “order.” The Passover story is one of redemption and extremely meaningful from a Messianic perspective as we remove leaven (sin) from our homes and put our hope in Yeshua the Messiah, the sacrificial lamb who became our Pesach and has delivered us.
Beth Hallel’s 2016 Passover Seder will be Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $37 per person if purchased before March 28th and $45/person if purchased on or after March 28th. The evening will include energetic leaders to guide us through the Haggadah and a delicious 4 course meal. Please keep in mind that there will not be any refunds.
It’s that time of year again to celebrate Passover in a kid-friendly and fun way. . .with CHOCOLATE! This year, the Children’s Chocolate Passover Seder will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7 PM. It will take place in the MJCC gym during the adult Resurrection Service for those children grades PreK (4 years old) through 5th grade.
This year, the story of Moses will be told in a fun animated way, and the kids will enjoy singing, eating and sharing during this special time. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity for your child to learn and be blessed!
There will be a special Yom Ha’atzmaut Scripture Study at Beth Hallel on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm
The Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) Commemeration and Messianic Concert will feature Ted Pearce on Saturday, May 14, 2016– 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and there are no tickets required; however, an offering will be taken during the concert.
Each year, Beth Hallel directs several Retreats:
Sisterhood Retreat – February 26-29, 2016
Youth Retreat (for Temple Teens and College) – September 3-4, 2016
Men’s Retreat – November 5-6, 2016