Ivdu Et HaShem B'Simcha
Joy Krauthammer ©
Especially happy to be in the Creative Soul Gallery during the High HolidaysCreative Soul’s 4th Annual Celebration of CreativityOctober 12 - November 2, 2014 The Creative Soul Gallery, NY
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A joyous community of Jewish women engaged in
prayer, study and spiritual growth
Wagner Women Celebrate Purim 2014
The weekend of March 14th found an enthusiastic group of women enjoying each other's friendship, sharing Shabbat, celebrating Purim, and marveling at the beauty of nature at Brandeis-Bardin in Simi Valley. For over 30 years women from all over California and beyond have come together for this special weekend.
LEPREKAUFMANs Carol Kaufman and daughter Gabrielle Levanthal.
The QueenRabbi August always does an amazing job as our spiritual leader and teacher. Cindy, Joy, and Robin brought their usual vitality and ruach to the weekend. There was an opportunity to join in the singing, dancing, hiking, and workshops. There was also time to relax with friends - both old and new, to read, or to enjoy exploring the property and commune with nature.
Saturday night, after Havdalah, several of our women, under Cindy's guidance, performed a Purim Shpiel based on "Westside Story" called "Middle Eastside Story". The songs, costumes, and adapted story had us laughing and cheering all evening! Congrats to all participants - you were "maahvelous"!
Robin Winston and mom Myrna Kayton
Lynn Beliak and mom Edith Ballonoff
Marion Klein, Louise Feinberg, and Annie Cindy singing Pete Seeger songs
with Cindy Paley and Robin Winston
Participants brought their beautiful talleisim,which Joy so artfully arrangedin this photo collageThank you to Joy Krauthammer for her beautiful photographs.