This weeks E-blast

 NO SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES THIS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
As is our usual custom, there will not be Shabbat Services this Friday, November 23 so all can enjoy our families at the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Parashat this week is from chapters 32-36 in the Book of Genesis, called Vayishlach, which recalls the unexpected (to Jacob) cordial reunion with his brother, Esau, after the trickery of Isaac’s blessing to Jacob instead of Esau. Fourteen plus years had passed since that episode, during which Jacob labored for his uncle, Laban, to procure the hand in marriage of first Leah and then Rachel. Esau had also a wealth of wives, children and possessions. Before the meeting, Jacob wrestled with a “man”  (God) and his name was changed to Israel. Later in the Parashat, we have the story of Dinah, Jacob’s only daughter, who is defiled by Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite and the rather ugly consequences that ensued. (not our finest moment, biblically speaking). Rachel gives birth to Benjamin and dies in childbirth. Isaac also dies here (apparently he lived a long time after the “switched blessing” incident.)  A lot of interesting family dynamics, with more to come!


“OH CHANUKAH, OH CHANUKAH, COME LIGHT THE MENORAH”
Ready or not, Chanukah is approaching quickly. The first candle will be Sunday evening, December 2 and ends the evening of Monday, December 10 (last candle Sunday, December 9). The Religious School celebration will be on Tuesday, December 4, we’ll bring our menorahs to Friday evening Shabbat Services on December 7 and the “world famous” Sisterhood Brisket and Latke dinner will be held at 5:00 pm, Saturday evening, December 8. The children’s Chanukah faire and raffle will follow the dinner.

YOUR RSVP FOR THE DINNER IS A MUST! Please see the response form in this Eblast. Attendance will be limited due to space – so don’t be left out. We look forward to sharing this festive occasion with you.

 



Friday, November 23 NO SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULED.
Friday, November 30, 5:00pm Potluck, Torah Study and Shabbat Services with Rabbi Larry Raphael.
Friday, December 7, 6:00pm  Chavurah Shabbat Services hosted by Veronica Kaufman. Speaker to be announced.
Friday, December 14, 7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar.
Friday, December 21, 5:00pm Potluck, Torah Study and Shabbat Services with Rabbi Larry Raphael.
Friday, December 28 NO SHABBAT EVENING SERVICES SCHEDULED.



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