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Weekly Newsletter

December 23, 2021


No Maariv

Portion of the Week   7pm


Friday/Legal Holiday

Morning services   7:30am

Office closed

Candle lighting   4:15pm

Evening services   4:25pm

Cake and beverages



Morning services   9:30am

Limited kiddush

Shabbat ends   5:20pm



Hebrew School on hiatus


Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

Hebrew Reading   8pm





This week we begin Shemot, the Book of Exodus, also known as Sefer Hageulah, meaning the book of redemption. We are all familiar with the scene of the burning bush, but we may not be aware of the midrash that sets up the scene. It states that a sheep had run from the flock Moses was tending, and in pursuing it, he happens upon this amazing scene of a bush that was burning but not consumed. Similarly, we're told that in pursuing a calf to prepare for his "guests" Abraham happens upon the opening to the cave of the machpelah which gave him the sense that he was near the garden of Eden. In both situations we have an individual involved in kindness, whether it was Moses's concern for a lowly sheep, or Abraham struggling to entertain needy guests, who is rewarded with experiencing a divine manifestation.

Oftentimes we hear people bemoaning their not sensing God's presence in their lives. Let's try to emulate our biblical heroes, working harder on behalf of our fellow human being, and maybe then we will have that sense of God in our lives. 

For Tuesday's Joshua class at 7pm, Harvey Herbert will make a special archeological presentation regarding the ancient city of Jericho.


COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 


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