NATCHEZ — The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded nearly $3 million in grants during a special meeting Friday, more than $500,000 of which is earmarked for historic properties in Natchez.
Temple B’Nai Israel has been approved for $286,384 for upgrades to the electrical system and fire suppression and the Natchez Institute — which houses the Historic Natchez Foundation — has been approved for $243,375 for roof replacement, window restoration and cornice repair, MDAH officials said.
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NATCHEZ - Temple B'nai Israel will host a presentation of Mark Twain's play The Diaries of Adam and Eve at 7pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday. The event marks the first time the temple has ever hosted a theatrical play, and the proceeds will help raise money for a $3 million temple restoration project.
Read more at www.natchezdemocrat.com/2018/04/24/temple-to-host-presentation-of-mark-twains-diaries-of-adam-and-eve/.
NATCHEZ - Springtime has great significance to different cultures, but for both Jewish and non-Jewish traditions, it is a time of sacred feasts. Temple B'nai Israel began its Passover celebration Friday evening with an Oneg Shabbat - a reception that featured traditional music performed by Dr. David Goldblatt and a message by visiting Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser. The celebration will continue with a Passover Seder dinner beginning at 6pm on Saturday, March 24, said Elise Rushing, TBI member, and everyone is invited, Jewish or not.
Read more at www.natchezdemocrat.com/2018/03/17/temple-bnai-israel-to-host-passover-seder-dinner-march-24/.