This weeks E-blast


Join with the Religious School and their families for the season’s first Pizza Dinner and Family Shabbat Services beginning at 6:00 pm. The combined service will begin around 6:45 pm. Please bring a salad or side to share, and your singing voice (also to “share”). Rabbi Yakar will officiate.

This week’s Parashat, Ki Tavo (When You Enter the Land), continues the long and final dissertation of Moses to the Israelites waiting to cross the Jordan River into the Promised Land. They are told to express their gratitude to God for their bountiful harvests and freedom from slavery by tithing ten percent of their crops for the Levite, the stranger, the orphan and the widow. The people are instructed to display on large stones God’s commandments for all to see. Here, also, Moses reminds the assembly of “the blessing and the curse” – obey God’s mitzvot faithfully and they will receive every blessing imaginable. If they do not fulfill their brit with God, many curses will descend upon them. This is a storyline we have read many times in many places – a reminder of the miracles the Israelites witnessed in the wilderness which commands them to observe the terms of the covenant with God so they may
succeed and be blessed.

We are pleased to announce the 2019 remaining B’nai Mitzvoth celebrations from the Religious School, our largest class in our history. Put these date on your personal calendar and plan to join with the students and their families as they celebrate this important milestone.

September 7, 2019    Jacob and Noah Keil B’nai Mitzvoth
October 26, 2019       Sarah Meyerholtz Bat Mitzvah
When a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is called to lead services and read from the Torah, it is to demonstrate within the community those obligations one takes on in becoming a full participant in the ritual and rites of our community. As Temple members, we are each called to celebrate those occasions with our fellow members and friends. B’nai Mitzvah are events that we are as much a participant as the bar/bat mitzvah family. It is, therefore, important as a community member to come and show our support.


Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm  Pizza Dinner and Family Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, September 27, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, October 4, 6:00 pm Chavurah Potluck Dinner and Shabbat Services-Speaker: S. Geoffrey Shadlow, PhD, Professor or Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Director, Tahoe Environmental Research Center at University of California, Davis.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Friday, October 11, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, October 18, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Student Rabbi Lehrman
Friday, October 25, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar.
Sarah Meyerholz Bat Mitzvah weekend
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am Shabbat Morning Services. Sarah Meyerholz will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah

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