2018-01-31 / Voice at the Shore

Shirat Hayam celebrates “World Wide Wrap Day”


Rabbi Jonathan Kremer shows David Lilienfeld how tefillin are worn during a previous World Wide Wrap Day at Beth Judah. Rabbi Jonathan Kremer shows David Lilienfeld how tefillin are worn during a previous World Wide Wrap Day at Beth Judah. Share the mitzvah of wrapping tefillin with Jews around the world on Sunday, February 4, at Shirat Hayam, at 9 a.m. During its Sunday morning minyan, the Ventnor synagogue will participate in World Wide Wrap Day, an annual event promoted by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs that is aimed at encouraging Jews of all ages and in all places to try wearing tefillin.

The Annual World Wide Wrap Day allows people to “experience the mitzvah and wrap themselves in the words and spirit of holiness,” according to the Federation of Men’s Clubs World Wide Wrap implementation guide. “The mitzvah of wrapping tefillin is one of our most basic rituals. Yet for many of us it is removed from our daily lives; somehow a relic of the past rather than a vibrant and vital spiritual experience.”

All are welcome to attend. A few extra tefillin will be on hand for those who do not have their own. For more information, call Shirat Hayam at (609) 822-7116. s

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