On Sunday, March 5, Or Emet member Allan Malkis will give a presentation on the origins and history of Purim. The program will run from 10 a.m.-noon at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, 768 Hamline Ave. South in St. Paul. A social time will follow. 

Malkis is a lifelong learner of Jewish history who has co-presented a Jewish history course and given a number of lectures to Or Emet on various subjects. He is currently president of Or Emet and also an adult B Mitzvah candidate. A retired social researcher, Malkis was last employed by Ramsey County Human Services. 

The Sunday adult programs are free and open to the public and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural Sunday School. All in-person attendees must wear a mask indoors and are expected to be up to date on vaccinations or have a same-day negative COVID test. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. 

For information about Or Emet’s Jewish Cultural Sunday School, contact JCSS director Molly Phipps at school-1@oremet.org. For information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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