E-blast for January 25, 2018

COMBINED SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES WITH
TEMPLE BAT YAM
“SHABBAT SHIRA” (A MUSICAL SHABBAT),
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 6PM, SERVICES 6:30PM
Join with Temple Bat Yam this Friday evening for a Shabbat Shira led by Rabbi Yakar. The program will be at Temple Bat Yam, 3260 Pioneer Trail, in South Shore. The Bat Yam Board of Directors is hosting the Oneg. Just come and enjoy.
WE WILL NOT HOLD SERVICES ON FRIDAY AT NTHC. 

This week we read Parashat B’Shalah (when Pharaoh let the people go). The Children of Israel escape across the Red Sea from Pharaoh and his armies when God allows the sea to part, allowing the Israelites to cross on a dry sea bed and closes the sea on the pursuing Egyptians, destroying their army. We hear of Miriam singing “Mi Chamocha”as the Jews rejoice in their escape. There are the expected grumblings of lack of food and water, which God provides, although their are many doubters in the throng who would rather return to Egypt. We read about Amelek, the first to attack the Israelites once freed from Egypt and how Joshua wins the battle as Moses raises his arms to direct the victory. Amelek, it Is told, is a miserable despot, purported to be the grandson of Esau and an ancestor of Haman. Hard to understand the lineage, actually, as the Jews were in Egypt 400 plus years, Jacob, Esau’s estranged brother is dead for centuries, but Amelek is Esau’s grandson? He must have been very, very, very old.

We assume you have been paying attention – so the question of the day: As Moses crossed the Red Sea, what important cargo did the Israelites carry with them? The answer is in an earlier chapter.
See everyone Friday!


THE NEW YEAR OF TREES/JEWISH ARBOR DAY, JANUARY 30-31
The holiday of Tu BiSh’vat is January 30-31 and will be celebrated in the Religious School with a special Tu BiSh’vat Seder with Rabbi Yakar. Traditionally, the sheva minim”, or the 7 species of sacred fruits and grains in the land of Israel, are featured at this Seder. These are wheat, barley, figs, grapes, dates, olives and pomegranate. It is also traditional to plant a tree in Israel, and most us have such a tree or trees dedicated in our honor. This holiday is also a good time to act eco-friendly and be a steward of our earth.

TORAH AND SKI
RETURNS JANUARY 30…………… REALLY
Last Tuesdays Torah and Ski was cancelled due to 50 degree weather and a lack of interested souls willing to subject their equipment to a “snow cone” experience. However, this can’t last forever (can it?). We are scheduled for Tuesday, January 30 at 8:15 am in the corridor leading to the Northstar Gondola. It would help if you RSVP to Veronica Kaufman so we don’t leave anyone behind. Pray for snow!

SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB
MEETS MONTHLY

The Sisterhood has a monthly book club which we will highlight regularly.

February 10. Host Carol Steingard.  “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George

March 17. Host Eliana Kuhn. “All the Rivers” by Dorit Rabinyam

 

 


Friday, January 26
7:00 pm Shabbat Shira Service combined with Temple Bat Yam at South Shore.
NO SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES AT NTHC
Tuesday, January 30
8:15am Torah and Ski, Northstar
4:00pm Religious School featuring a Tu B’shevat Seder
Friday, February 2
7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Tuesday, February 6
4:00pm Religious School
Wednesday, February 7
11:00am Sisterhood Meeting
12:00am Mahjong
Friday, February 9
7:00pm Chavurah Shabbat Services
Saturday, February 10
10:00am Sisterhood Book Club
10:00am Shabbat on the Snow with a Bat Yam @ Heavenly
Tuesday, February 13
12:00pm Sisterhood Birthday Luncheon
12:00pm Men’s Club luncheon
4:00pm Religious School
6:15pm Board of Directors meeting
Wednesday, February 14
12:00pm Mahjong
Friday, February 16
5:00pm Torah Study, Shabbat Services and potluck with
Rabbi Larry Raphael

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