This weeks E-blast


Please join with us on Friday evening at 6:00 pm for a hosted potluck by board member Bonnie and Bart Yachbes, followed by a Chavurah Shabbat Service at 7:00 pm. The North Tahoe Fire Depts from Nevada and California will be speaking regarding defensible  space-such an important topic for this area. Please RSVP to Bonnie Yachbes,, 954-868-1456. PLEASE BRING A SIDE DISH OR DESSERT TO SHARE.
With the celebration of Simchat Torah and the demise of Moses, we joyfully start the Torah cycle anew, with the Book of Genesis – B’reishit (In the Beginning). In these first few chapters, God created the world and everything in it in six days and rests on the seventh. Adam and Eve (although after God created the first man, Adam, and saw it was not good for man to be alone, God created the first woman and called her Lilith. She and Adam did not “get along” and Lilith flew away from the earth) are placed in the Garden of Eden where they eat the forbidden fruit and are subsequently exiled. Sages tell us that it was not so much the act of disobeying God’s warning, but the lack of accountability (Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent!) that earned both a one-way ticket from Eden. Later on we learn that two sons are born, Cain and Abel. Cain kills his brother. Another child is born and Is named Seth. (? Seth) Lots of good “stuff” here in the first verses of Genesis.   See you on Friday evening.   Shabbat Shalom (from Amsterdam).


At the last High Holiday Services, we used softbound draft copies of the new High Holiday Mazorim, Mishkan 
Hanefesh. We have purchased the hard bound version, a two volume set, which will provide everyone with their own prayer book at Services. These sets were $40, and an active campaign has begun to have the congregation purchase a set, which will be inscribed with the donor’s name, to defray this significant cost.Please send your check for $40, or multiples if you desire, to the Temple with your inscription. These mazorim replace our old Gates of Repentance which were printed just after the Israelites crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land!

  • Wednesday’s at noon. Mahjong.
  • Monday, October 15, 12:00 pm  Sisterhood Birthday Luncheon at Philosophy restaurant in Truckee, honoring Debra Kirschenbaum and Cookie Steinberg.
  • Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am. NOTE DATE CHANGE Book Club hosted by Bea Axelrod reviewing the book  Two Among the Righteous Few, by Marty Brounstein


Friday, October 5, 6:00pm Chavurah Shabbat Services with potluck hosted by Bonnie and Bart Yachbes. The speakers will be representatives from local fire jurisdictions on defensible space and safety.
Friday, October 12, 7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Avi Fine, Guest speaker will be Willie Recht, CEO of the Sacramento Jewish Federation
Saturday, October 20, 10:00am Shabbat Morning Services with Rabbi Yakar.
Friday, October 26, 5:00 pm Potluck at 5:00 pm followed by Torah Study and Shabbat Services with Rabbi Raphael Torah
Friday, November 2, 6:00pm Chavurah potluck and Shabbat Services. Hosted by
Mike and Jane Frank.
Friday, November 9, 6:00pm PIZZA DINNER & FAMILY SHABBAT with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, November 16, 7:00pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30pm AIPAC sponsored presentation entitled: Inside Iran: Routani, the Rial and the Region, by Mark Dubowitz CEO of the Foundation for Defense if Democracies at the Atlantis Casino Resort, Reno
Tuesdays, October 23, November 6 and November 13, 6:30 – 8:00pm Adult Education Series “Reform Judaism “ with Rabbi Yakar


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