This weeks E-blast

PASSOVER BEGINS FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 19
On Yom Rishon shel Pesach, a special group of chapters are read from Exodus. In Chapter 12:37, it is told that the Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth numbering six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from dependents!  We read that this mixed multitude of people fled from Egypt into the dessert. With no time to wait, they took the cakes from their oven before they had time to rise. By God’s mighty hand, our ancestors fled the house of bondage and were brought to “a land flowing with milk and honey.” As a reminder of God’s redemption, we are instructed to eat only unleavened bread during Passover. Furthermore, the text tells us to explain to our children, “It is because of what God did for me when I went free from Egypt.” The Hebrew word for “explain,” v’higgadta, has the same root as Haggadah, the book from which we read at the Seder table. In doing this each year we fulfill the sacred obligation to tell this story to our children. It is this story, more than any other, that is central to Judaism. God redeemed us from slavery and we therefore know the heart of the stranger.  Chag Sameach

 

SUPPORT THE TIKKUN OLAM PROJECT OF JACOB AND NOAH KEIL

For their Tikkun Olam project, twin B’nai Mitzvah (September 7, 2019) students, Jacob and Noah Keil are volunteering one day of work with FISH (Friends in Service Helping) and hosting a food and toiletry drive. FISH is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, toiletries and other essentials to people in need. FISH has food banks, temporary housing and thrift shops. It  also provides showers and low cost laundry facilities to families and homeless in Northern Nevada. A special collection bin will be placed at the Temple lobby for this project, from April 16-30. Please support this worthy project from our students with donations of canned goods and toiletries for those in severe need.

CELEBRATE OUR UPCOMING B’NAI MITZVOTH CLASS

We are pleased to announce 7, 2019 B’nai Mitzvoth 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.

June 1, 2019               Libby Koehler Bat Mitzvah
July 20, 2019              Gavin Webber Bar Mitzvah
August 3, 2019           Asher Kates Bar Mitzvah
August 10, 2019         Lily Kaplan Bat Mitzvah
September 7, 2019    Jacob and Noah Keil B’nai Mitzvoth
October 26, 2019       Sarah Meyerholtz Bat Mitzvah

 


Friday, April 19. NO SHABBAT SERVICES (First night of Passover)
Sunday, April 21, 4:30 pm  NTHC SECOND DAY PASSOVER SEDER AT GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE
Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm
 Lay-lead Shabbat Services
Friday, May, 3, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Avi Fine
Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm Shabbat Services with Rabbi Yakar
Friday, May 17, 6:00 pm Family Shabbat Services and Pizza dinner with Rabbi Yakar

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