Once again, Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill, Massachusetts has offered to host Scout Shabbat on Friday, February 17th, 2023. I would appreciate your assistance publicizing this event. A handout with all of the information is attached. The Temple is located 2 miles south of the New Hampshire / Massachusetts border, just off Route 495. This Scout Shabbat service will be both in person and via Zoom allowing Scouts to participate remotely if desired.
Scout Shabbat offers an opportunity for Scouts to show their duty to God, an integral part of the Scout Oath/Promise, and allows worshipers to honor Scouts and Scout Leaders in the community for their achievements and service. This is done as part of the standard Jewish Friday Night Service.
In previous years, over 100 Scouts from the area participated in this event and I ask for your assistance in spreading the word. The event is open to all Scouts and their families, regardless of religious affiliation. In past years, we've had Scouts from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont!
A Scout Shabbat handout is attached in PDF format. For more information on Scout Shabbat, please visit the National Jewish Committee on Scouting's web site at http://www.jewishscouting.org/ or the National Jewish Committee on Girl Scouting's web site at http://www.njcgs.org/
There is no charge for this event and all Scouts who attend in will receive a commemorative patch.