May 14, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
Sunday May 14th is Lag Ba’Omer, a curious little holiday in the Jewish calendar that evokes a tumultuous period 2000 years ago. Themes of the day include the importance of respect between friends, how to survive religious repression, and when military responses are called for. Whew! We’d like to hold a multifaceted Lag Ba’Omer Day celebration.
5:00-6:00 Adult Ed: Adults gather in the Board Room. Topics: Jewish Funeral Practices Contract and whether Kol Ami should join (15 minutes); How Rabbis Responded to Impending Catastrophe, or The Fascinating Characters Associated with Lag Ba’Omer (45 minutes)
6:00-6:30 Adults and kids gather for a mini-Lag Ba’Omer celebration. We’ll tell stories about Rabbi Akiva , one of the primary characters in the Lag Ba’Omer stories. The kids will have a chance to tell us what’s important about friendships, and we’ll sing songs, including Rabbi Akiva’s song about loving your neighbor as yourself. Parents, community members are all invited to join in.