This weeks E-blast

This week we will celebrate Shabbat with a lay-lead service with Mike Frank. Please note the early starting time of 6:00 pm. An Oneg will follow the service. This week we continue in the Book of Exodus with Parashat, Bo. In this portion, the plagues come to a devastating end. The final plague is the death of the first males born of humans and animals; only the Israelites are spared. This plague of death of the firstborn is deeply disturbing. The loss of human and animal life appears to be extremely cruel. At the time, it seems to have been the necessary condition for the liberation of our ancestors from Egyptian slavery. The stark irony is that the liberation of human beings from slavery almost never comes without the loss of life. Rarely are oppressors willing to relinquish their power peacefully. They seem destined on inflicting death and devastation not only on those they oppress, but also on the whole population under their control. God had warned Pharaoh and his courtiers nine times with increasing consequences. It is only after God destroys all the firstborn males that Pharaoh gets the message.


January 15, 2019 – NTHC’s Tu B’Shevat Celebration

Join the religious school community as we celebrate Tu B’shevat.  As we do each year, we’ll be holding a seder to celebrate this “New Year of the Trees”.  Special this year is that we’ll be joined by our local chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby – A Grass Roots & Non-Partison group that advocates for smart policy to balance the needs of our planet with the economic and business infrastructure.  More details forthcoming!

Join Us – Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019 5-6pm

Temple members June and Bob Safran are working with the Cuba-American Jewish Mission to help the Cuban Jewish Community. The continued social and economic decline has put  these Jews in great peril, with a lack of ordinary household supplies and medication. The Religious School took up a collection of items and a tzedaka donation and we invite the entire NTHC to help and support the student’s efforts. The simplest way is a cash donation which may be made out to the NTHC – Cuba Relief and mailed to the temple office. Monies will be accumulated and a single check will be sent to the appropriate agency. Your assistance will be very much appreciated by these most forgotten Jews, still living in an incredibly repressive regime.

Friday, January 11, 7:00pm. Lay-Lead Shabbat Services, lead by Mike Frank.
SATURDAY MORNING, January 19, 10:00am. Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar, followed by a bagel brunch.
Friday, January 25, 6:00pm. Family Shabbat Services with Rabbi Avi Fine preceded by a pizza dinner
Friday, February 1, 6:00pm. Chavurah service hosted by the Bauman’….eliminate the sentence “program to be announced” to guest speaker will be Leon Malmed, author of “We Survived…..At Last I Speak,” the true story of his and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France.
Friday, February 8, 7:00pm. Shabbat Services with Rabbi Evon Yakar riday, February 8, 7:00 pm  Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, February 15, 7:00pm. Lay-Lead Shabbat Services
Friday, February 22, 7:00pm. Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar

The Sisterhood of the North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation will once again be selling
Mah Jong Cards as a fundraiser:  Small print $11.00 each and Large print $12.00 each.Please send your orders to as soon as possible; make sure you indicate small or large print on your order.  Also include the address to which you would like your cards sent and your email address.

Orders will be sent directly to the address you supply.  Group orders are the first to be sent out by the Mah Jong League.


Payment can be given to Vita or sent to:
Vita Dworkin
Address in Temple Directory

Payment must be received by January 23, 2018

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