This weeks E-blast

  • Friday, November 15, 6:00 PM  Pizza Dinner and Family Shabbat  Services led by Student Rabbi Lehrman
  • Saturday, November 16, 10:00 AM. SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB hosted by Lynn Flagg and Cookie Steinberg
  • Tuesday, November 19, NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL – cancelled  due to teacher conference in Berkeley, Ca
  • Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 PM. Adult Education Session #3 WILL BE HELD, led by Rabbi Yakar
  • Wednesday, November 20, 12:00 PM. Mahjong
  • Friday, November 22, 7:00 PM.  Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
  • Monday, November 25, 7:00 PM  North Lake Tahoe Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, IV, NV.
  • Tuesday, November 26, 12:00 PM. Men’s Club Luncheon at Jason’s
  • Tuesday, November 26. NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
  •  Thursday, November 28. Thanksgiving holiday
  • Friday, November 29. NO SHABBAT SERVICES SCHEDULED

PIZZA DINNER AND FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICES
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6 PM

Please plan to join with us this Friday evening for the traditional Pizza Dinner and Family Shabbat Services beginning at 6:00 pm. Services will be led by Student Rabbi Chayva Lehrman. Stephanie Koehler is graciously providing the pizza – please bring salads or fruit to share. We have all the rest. It would be wonderful to see our recent B’nai Mitzvah class and parents at this event. Rabbi Lehrman has a special program planned.

This week’s Parashat Yayeira so numerous familiar stories, it’s hard to focus on just one. Abraham welcomes three visitors (actually sent by God as a test of Abraham’s act of welcoming the stranger), and it is announced that Sarah, well past childbearing years, will soon have a son. (She laughs!) Next is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah where God decides to destroy these cities. Here we see Abraham arguing with God to save these people if he can find even 10 righteous men (aside from his cousin, Lot and family, he could not.) This story contrasts the moral behavior of Noah, who did nothing to save anyone before the flood, and Abraham who argued to save potential innocents.

Lot escapes with his family, and as everyone remembers, his wife turns back to view the destruction and turns into a pillar of salt. Lot and his daughters go to live in a cave and through trickery, he impregnates his daughters who bear the founders of the nations of Moab and Ammon. As Abraham moves on to Gerar, the king Abimelech takes Sarah as his wife, when Abraham, fearing Sarah might be killed if he told the truth, said Sarah was his sister. (Actually, we come to learn that Sarah IS his sister – a step sister.) Can’t make this up! God intervenes and Sarah returns to Abraham.

Isaac is born and Sarah demands that Hagar, her handmaiden and Ishmael, her son with Abraham be cast out of the house. God promises that he will look after them and indeed He does as they run out of water and nearly die. And, lastly, it is the famous Chapter 22 of Vayeira, that Reform Jews read on Rosh Hashanah morning, the Binding of Isaac which is an emotion-filled story of complete obedience and unreserved sacrifice. Although the trauma experienced by Isaac (and Sarah, as well) is incomprehensible, Abraham passes God’s test and renews the promise that Abraham will be the father of many nations. There is much to assimilate in this Parashat, not all of it pleasant.


 

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES WITH RABBI YAKAR BEGaNS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th

The first in a series of Adult Education programs led by Rabbi Yakar will began on Tuesday evening, November 5 from 6:30-8:00 pm and ran for three successive Tuesdays (November 5, 12, and 19). The topic will be The Work of the Rabbis: Studies in Mishnah and Talmud.” Plan to attend.


“OH CHANUKAH, OH CHANUKAH, COME LIGHT THE MENORAH”

The community celebration of Chanukah will have a different look this year as the holiday falls right in the middle of the winter holidays which limits the available days when the children are not on school vacation. The first candle is Sunday, December 22 and the eighth night is December 30. No really good options here. After much discussion with the Board, Sisterhood representatives and Religious School parents, this dinner and traditional Chanukah Faire will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm, on the LAST day of Religious School. We might be “scaled down” but we all will enjoy the evening of fun and good food. Where in the Torah does it say one cannot have latkes a few days before the official first night of Chanukah. (In fact, you’d have to look very, very hard because Chanukah in NOT mentioned in the Torah! It was a trick question!) So……..everyone save the date, this is NOT just for the Religious School, and look for details in future eBlast editions.


Friday, November 15, 6:00 pm  Pizza dinner and Family Shabbat Services led by Student Rabbi Chayva Lehrman
Friday, November 22, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday November 29 NO SHABBAT SERVICES SCHEDULED
Friday, December 6, 6:00 pm Chavurah Potluck and Shabbat Services hosted by Jon Miller
Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, December 20, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, December 29  No Shabbat Services scheduled

Friday, November 15
6:00pm Pizza dinner and Family Shabbat Services led by Student Rabbi Chayva Lehrman
Saturday, November 16
10:00am Sisterhood Book Club hosted by Lynn Flagg and Cookie Steinberg
Tuesday, November 19
4:00pm NO Religious School
6:30pm Adult Education Session 3.
The Work of the Rabbis: Studies in Mishnah and Talmud, led by Rabbi Yakar
Wednesday, November 20
12:00pm Mahjong
Friday, November 22
7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Monday, November 25
7:00pm North Lake Tahoe Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village
Tuesday, November 26
12:00pm Men’s Club Luncheon at Jason’s
4:00pm  NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Thursday, November 28
THANKSGIVING
Friday, November 29
NO SHABBAT SERVICES SCHEDULED
Tuesday, December 3
12:00pm Sisterhood Birthday Luncheon, site to be announced
4:00pm Religious School
Wednesday, December 4
12:00 pm  Mahjong
Friday, December 6
6:00pm Hosted Potluck dinner by Jon Miller with Chavurah Shabbat Services. Speaker will be announced
Tuesday, December 10
12:00pm Men’s Club Luncheon at Jason’s
4:00pm Religious School
6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting (open to all )
Wednesday, December 11
12:00pm Mahjong
Friday, December 13
7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Saturday, December 14
10:00am Sisterhood Book Club hosted by Sally Flanzer
Tuesday, December 17
4:00pm Religious School
5:00pm CHANUKAH DINNER AND FAIRE
Wednesday, December 18
12:00pm Mahjong
Friday, December 20
7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Sunday, December 22
Sundown. FIRST CANDLE OF CHANUKAH
Tuesday, December 24
12:00 pm. Men’s Club Luncheon at Jason’s
NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Wednesday, December 25
MAHJONG CANCELLED
Friday, December 27
NO SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULED
Sunday, December 29
Sundown. FINAL CANDLE OF CHANUKAH
Tuesday, December 31
NO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
      New Year’s Eve

 

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Thank you so much for your partnership!

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