Jewish Communities To Host Lag B’omer Celebration
On Thursday, May 10, four Jewish communities from the Greater Boston area will be hosting a lively outdoor event in honor of the holiday of Lag B’omer. A large crowd of adults and children are expected to come together to celebrate this joyous holiday.
The event will be held at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline from 4:30-6 p.m. It will feature Laser tag, a video theater and Hamster Balls from Games2U as well as bubble fun for younger children. There will be a barbecue with food for sale.
Lag B’omer commemorates the lives of two great sages; Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Rabbi Akiva. They both set examples of proud perseverance and dedication to the Torah and its teachings during the Roman occupation of Israel.
It is a day of unity when family and friends join in harmony with acquaintances as well as strangers in accordance to the teachings of Rabbi Akiva that all people should respect each other. It is a joyous holiday following the instructions of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai to celebrate his passing. It is typically celebrated outdoors, with parades and outings celebrating Jewish unity and pride.
“This is a fun day for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves, while having a great Jewish experience,” said Rabbi Mendel Krinsky director of the Chabad Jewish Center in Needham.
The event is being organized jointly by The Chabad Chai Center of Brookline, Chabad at Chestnut Hill, Chabad of Newton Center, Chabad Jewish Center of Needham and the Friendship Circle.
For more information, to RSVP, or if you have any questions related to Lag B’omer, contact one of the above centers or Chanie at 781-312-8340 or at email@example.com.