Posts tagged ‘Holidays’
A short clip of some of our activities and a message from the Rabbi and Rebbetzin.
Our annual traditional Channuka party, organised by the social committee, was a great success. Shul members enjoyed the good food, Rabbi’s Dvar Torah and activities which included “The gabbai’s quiz” and a game of “People Bingo.” So much fun was had that even after a winner was announced, participants continued playing! Thanks to the organizers Ariella Tsirlin and Yael Lockerman and to the hosts Shelly and Avi Elephant.
This year the Tikkun Leil Hoshana Rabba for the whole Dati community of Ariel was held at Ohel Efraim. We were honored to start the evening with a special guest from Yeshivat Har Etzion, Rav Moshe Aberman who expounded on the significance of Sukkot in the context of the yearly cycle of festivals. Dr. Yosef Pri-El, a scholar of parshanut, and a recent addition to the Ariel community, followed with a discussion of how the original significance of Shmini Atzeret has been overshadowed by the later addition of Simchat Torah . The evening was concluded by Rav Avner Nechushtan of Rechelim who spoke about deeper meaning of shaking the lulav. Ohel Efraim was proud to host, and is planning more speakers in the future.