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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – Friday, October 5, 2018

Published on Oct 5, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read from Parashat Bereshit, the first Torah portion in the Torah. In this Torah portion, God creates the world. After Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, they are banished from the Garden of Eden. Later Cain kills Abel. God then considers destroying all of Creation. Shabbat evening services are at Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain-Come Learn from Dr. Sam Klagsbrun

Published on Sep 28, 2018

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! We are in the midst of celebrating Sukkot, the holiday of our joy. Already this week so many people have celebrated the holiday-from the congregational dinner on Sunday night, to kiddush after services on Monday and Tuesday, to a wonderful kick off event for the Men’s Club of “Whiskey and Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – September 21, 2018

Published on Sep 21, 2018

Shana Tova! WOW. It is hard to believe that the High Holidays have come and gone. The energy in our community was palpable. With overflowing attendance in all of our services and programs, it was clear that THIS IS OUR TIME to rise to even greater heights! Watching all of our members, from young to Read More

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President’s Message Yom Kippur 2018

Published on Sep 20, 2018

 Mah tovu ohaleicha ya’akov mishkenoteicha yisrael. As I look back on the past two years of my Presidency, I feel like the groundwork has been laid for a future of vision and promise.  At my first Yom Kippur appeal I introduced myself as the first President of Sutton Place Synagogue who is also a Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – August 24, 2018

Published on Aug 24, 2018

Shabbat Shalom!  In this Torah portion, Ki Tetze, Moses delivers specific rules about proper family relationships. He continues with laws involving many aspects of daily living, justice, family responsibility, work and sexuality. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. Candle lighting is at 7:22 pm. Alexis Azria will be delivering the Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain!

Published on Aug 20, 2018

Shabbat Shalom!  In this Torah portion, Shoftim, Moses reviews the justice system for the Israelites. Moses talks about the limits future kings should have on their possessions. Moses explains that the priests and  levites should not be paid and should survive on donations from the people. Finally, Moses explains the laws of warfare. Shabbat evening services are Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – August 3, 2018

Published on Aug 3, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read Parashat Ekev. In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel, and that they must continue to fear Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – July 27, 2018

Published on Jul 27, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read Parashat VaEtchanan. In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel. Moses repeats the Ten Commandments and utters the Shema and Ve’ahavta prayers. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. Candle lighting is at 7:58 Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain!

Published on Jul 20, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we begin the book of Dvarim, the 5th book of the Torah. In this Torah portion, Moses recounts the Israelites’ episodes from their 40 years in the wilderness. Moses encourages the Israelites in their upcoming conquest of the land of Canaan. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. I look Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon July 14, 2018

Published on Jul 17, 2018