Shabbat Shalom and Happy New Year from Rabbi Ain – December 29, 2017

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Vayehi, Joseph promises Jacob that he will bury him in Canaan. On his deathbed, Jacob blesses his grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe, and then blesses each of his sons. Jacob dies and is embalmed. Joseph affirms to his brothers that he has forgiven them for their misdeeds. Ending the Book of Genesis, Joseph dies.


Friday night services are tonight at 6:15 pm and Shabbat morning services are at 9:15 am. The dvar torah will be delivered by Bob Berend tomorrow morning and he and Shelley are sponsoring the kiddush in honor of Bob’s birthday. All are welcome. Candle Lighting is at 4:19 pm.

Please note: The synagogue offices, schools, and services will be closed on Monday January 1.


UPCOMING EVENTS in 2018


SHABBAT TORAH STUDY RETURNS!

I look forward to engaging in interactive Torah study with our community, following kiddush on January 6th. We will join together in the Charlotte K. Frank Learning center.


JEWISH PARENTING CLASS

The third session of the Jewish parenting class will take place on Friday, January 12th, immediately after KNS drop off.


CRASH COURSE IN JEWISH HISTORY with Dr. Benjamin Gampel-Medieval Jewish History!

Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 pm.   (Did you miss the first class in the CRASH COURSE IN JEWISH HISTORY? CLICK HERE to watch the video of Dr. Burt Visotzky on Ancient Jewish History.)


GUEST SPEAKER AND TU B’SHVAT CELEBRATION WITH ABIGAIL POGREBIN
Saturday, January 27th during services and Kiddush

Each SPS member family received a copy of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, written by Abigail, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our devoted member Irving Sitnick. Abigail will discuss her latest book, which chronicles her experience researching and observing every holiday in the Jewish Calendar.


Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ain