We have so much going on these days. And everything we plan is to offer you a more robust experience with Congregation Beth Israel.

Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, we celebrate Purim with our friends at Chabad of South Mississippi. Rabbi Akiva Hall will be at Congregation Beth Israel on Saturday, March 11, for his third annual Megillah reading. Bring the family. When he’s finished, we’ll nosh on hamantaschen. Yum. The Megillah reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

The next day, we’ll visit Rabbi Akiva’s facility so the kids can participate in a Purim event. That should be quite a turnout. Sunday’s Purim fun begins at 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday, April 26, I’m hosting a baseball outing at MGM Park. The Biloxi Shuckers play Jackson. The game starts at 1 p.m. I’ll meet you at the north side ticket window at 12:30 p.m. That will give us time to buy tickets, purchase refreshments and get to our seats for the first pitch. If you’d like to join me at the Shuckers game, just show up.

I believe Lori Beth Susman dubbed the ballgame “Brad’s Baseball Bonanza.” I call it a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in South Mississippi.

In between those events, Toby Goldin will host a “coffee talk” at Barnes and Noble. She’ll share details as those plans become finalized.
Notice what we’re doing. We’re planning events that get us in more social settings. Yes, the ritual aspect of Congregation Beth Israel is our bond. That will never change. But, not everybody likes to hang out at the shul. So, we’re trying to strengthen that bond by organizing fun events each month that give our members something social to do as a Jewish community.

See you around the community!