Hearing Torah Vayishev

Pursuing What? In this week’s Torah portion, Joseph is certainly at his most immature.  He does not realize what is in store for him nor how he will see God working behind the scenes in his life.  All he has now are dreams and he will gladly share his ‘wisdom’ with whomever he wants, especially…

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Hearing Torah – Mikeytz

The story in this week’s parasha is interesting in that Joseph is asked to interpret Pharaoh’s dream of the seven fat cows and the seven skinny cows.  Joseph says something interesting after explaining that the dream means seven good years of harvest and seven bad years of harvest.  He says: וְעַתָּה֙ יֵרֶ֣א פַרְעֹ֔ה אִ֖ישׁ נָב֣וֹן…

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Beshallach – Lying, Lance, and Leadership

It has been all over the news in the past couple of weeks: Lance Armstrong is a liar and he admits it.  Well, I must say that knowing what we all know about him lately, it is not very surprising that he is a liar and consistently lied about his doping throughout much of his…

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High Holiday 2013 Schedule

HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 Sunday, September 8 Cemetery Service 10AM Friday, September 13 Kol Nidre 8 PM. Saturday, September 14 Yom Kippur Children’s (1-5yrs) 9 A.M. Morning 10 A.M. Study with the Rabbi 1 P.M. Community Family 3 P.M. Musical Spiritual Reflection 4 P.M. Yizkor (Memorial ) 4:30 P.M. (approx.) Neilah (Closing)…

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Have You Put up Your Parapet?

In the Torah portion for this week, there is a famous verse that reads: כִּ֤י תִבְנֶה֙ בַּ֣יִת חָדָ֔שׁ וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ מַעֲקֶ֖ה לְגַגֶּ֑ךָ וְלֹֽא־תָשִׂ֤ים דָּמִים֙ בְּבֵיתֶ֔ךָ כִּֽי־יִפֹּ֥ל הַנֹּפֵ֖ל מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃ “8 If you build a new house, you must construct a guard rail around your roof to avoid being culpable in the event someone should fall from it.” …

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New High Holiday Prayers Music

            The cantor will be using some new music (called modalities) on the High Holidays.  You are invited to learn the tunes with her from these links: Introduction to the Melody Morning Hatzi Kaddish Evening Hatzi Kaddish Torah Service Shma

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CPR/AED Class

“Over 1,000 people EVERY day experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the United States. Sadly, about 9 out of 10 of those sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. It is the leading cause of death, by far, for people over the age of 40 in the US. However, statistics prove that when…

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