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February 6, 2020
Weekly Newsletter



Candle lighting   5:05pm


Evening services   5:10pm




Morning services   9:30am


Kiddush sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin


Evening services   6:10pm

79 Laight Street


Shabbat ends   6:10pm




Hebrew School


Tuesday/Adult Education


Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm


Hebrew Reading   6:30pm


Parsha/Portion of the Week   7:15pm


In Parshat Beshallach we have God performing the most supernatural of miracles in the entire Torah. In general God avoids open miracles, preferring to have matters resolved in human fashion, but at this juncture there was no choice. His awareness was so distant from humanity as epitomized by Pharaoh declaring “Who is God that I should listen to Him” that only with the momentous splitting of the Red Sea could things be reset sufficiently to justify humanity continuing on the face of the earth.


Monday is Tu B’Shvat (15th of the month of Shvat) which acknowledges the changing of seasons in the middle east from the full force of winter (Kur) to a season more akin to spring (Choref). We are told that the trees, which were essentially dormant until this date, begin to come to life with the flow of sap up and down the trunk. As such we try to seek out fruits that are the pride of the land of Israel for consumption on that day. For a people that was so urban for so long, it’s a special reminder that Judaism and Torah is as much a religion of the land.


This Shabbat morning we remember an incredibly special young man, Isaac Goldberg Volkmar upon the occasion of his yahrtzeit. Isaac, who passed away at the young age of 23, lived a  life guided by the spirit of love, non-judgement and respect for all people. Isaac’s mother and stepfather, our Board members, Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin, have created BIGVISION, in his memory. BIGVISION is a nonprofit dedicated to saving lives by helping those suffering with the disease of addiction. They work to erase the stigma and help young adults in recovery learn to live fun, meaningful substance free lives. Adhering to their commitment to host only sober events, Eve and Neil are generously sponsoring the alcohol-free kiddush lunch in his memory. 


The Academy of Leuven (Belgium) School of Architecture











Paying a visit to our synagogue


Hear the latest from Rabbi Glass on this week’s portion.



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