Purim is one of the most raucous times in the Jewish calendar. It is also one of the most important events. It shows one more time that the Lord in His divine plan was more than able to keep His promise to Israel. Because He is faithful to keep His word to Israel we can be assured He will keep His word to us. So with that in mind, come join us as we celebrate and commemorate this great act of deliverance from the evil Haman. On the date of Saturday March 19th at 11:00 AM we will come together at Sha'ar and celebrate Purim. We will rehears the book of Esther, also known as the Magila. We will celebrate with our traditional unrehearsed Purim play, have a joy-filled time and eat a meal together. Please if you are able bring a dish for all to share. The admission cost is that you wear a Biblical costume. Who knows you might be Chosen to play the part of Esther or Mordecai. If you don't have one be assured Rabbi Henry has extra costumes. We encourage the kids especially to come dressed as their favorite Biblical Character.
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This will be our teaching Passover. The actual Biblical date according to Aviv Barley will be posted very soon. This is so you can all enjoy Passover at your homes with your family on the correct date.
On the date of Saturday April 16th @ 5:00 PM Sha'ar will be hosting our Passover celebration at the Broken Chains Biker church We will be joining in with them and using their facility. Their address is 370 Bay St Taunton MA. We are having the Passover catered by Italian kitchen in Brockton. We will make scholarships available for those who are experiencing financial hardship. We ask that you send what you can afford. But you must let us know in advance as soon as possible. As we did last year we will not be taking payment at the door it is too much extra work and it makes it too hard on that day to deal with money. As well as the fact we need an exact number of people so we can order the right amount of food. So, you must register and pay in advance. All payments can be sent to Sha'ar Hashamayim 2 Canton St Suite A21 Stoughton MA. Please make the check out to Sha'ar Hashamayim with a note stating names and ages of people attending, ie adult teen or child
The price will be $25.00 for adults from the age of 15 and up. 14 years old and below to age 7 it will be $15.00. 6yrs and below are free. Please get your payment in soon there is limited seating and once it is full we will take no more registrations. Every year I have to turn someone down because there is just no more room, so don't wait to send in your registration and payment. If anyone feels led to send in an extra offering to help cover those who have financial hardship that would also be most appreciated.
Shalom uvracha b'Yeshua (Peace and blessings in Yeshua) Rabbi Henry
As a congregation Sha'ar Hashamayim has decided that we will be celebrating the Biblical feasts according to the Karaite tradition. This calendar is obviously different from the Rabbinic calendar. The best way to explain it is to post what they wrote about the difference. I hope this will clarify. We are not making this an issue of salvation or a reason to dis-fellowship with anyone. After much study and prayer, this is what we believe to be the Biblical calendar. We do our best to be obedient to what we find out to be Scriptural. This is just our attempt to be in line with the Word. It is our conviction. We put no obligation on any one. Salvation is by grace through faith in Yeshua our Messiah and always will be be. Here is a post from a website that will give more information, https://escapeallthesethings.com/holy-day-calendar/