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Purim's Coming!!!
Saturday, February 23 &
Sunday, February 24!
Davening &
 Megillah Reading
PURIM 5773 @CNS!
As Purim falls on Saturday Night (Feb. 23) we'll be holding an adult-oriented (& child-welcome!) Erev Purim at Shul at 7:15pm. Sunday Morning minyan, which will also include Megillah Reading will take place at 9:30am.
A Purim Poem!
Authored by Rena Dorph
illustrated  by the Children of Netivot Shalom Preschool

Purim is one of the most fun holidays on the Jewish calendar! Rena Dorph wrote this rhyming book at her daughter's request so that they could share the story of Purim with her Kindergarten class at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Berkeley. 
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Come to the PURIM CARNIVAL on Sunday, February 24 at 11:00 am ! 

 Did you ever see a Rabbi with a blue beard?
You may see such a thing at our shul-wide PURIM CARNIVAL (Sunday, Feb. 24, 11-2:00) featuring carnival booths and games; the Shushan Salon featuring goofy hairdos, tattoos, and face painting; the "Morning After" CafĂ©  offering great food for lunch/brunch, hamentaschen and strong coffee; fortune telling; make your own sundaes featuring Vashti vanilla ice cream; and Queen Esther's jumpy castle!
Kid's Megillah Readings during the Purim Carnvial at 11:30 am for 3rd graders on up and 12:15 pm for kids Preschool to 2nd grader...and their families of course.
 Did you see Rabbi Creditor's facebook challenge ?!?
"I will dye my beard blue and send a picture of it to the community if $1,000 is raised to support Netivot Shalom during the Purim carnival." 
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