Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – February 23, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Tetzaveh, God appoints Aaron and his sons as priests. God describes the priestly clothing and explains how to properly sanctify the priests. Aaron is commanded to make incense offerings to God every morning on an altar. God explains that once a year Aaron will make an offering on that altar to atone for all of the Israelites’ sins.
Thought Question: IWhat is the importance of uniforms? How does it impact our relationship to the Purim story? What is the role of getting dressed up?
Shabbat Services are at 6:15 tonight at 9:15 tomorrow morning. Larry Feld will be delivering the D’var Torah. Candle Lighting is at 5:22 PM
A Class for Engaged Couples! Rabbi Ain will be teaching a 4 session course for engaged couple in anticipation of their upcoming wedding. The first of four classes is Wednesday February 28th at 7:30 am. Please email Rabbi Ain if you plan on attending.
Jewish Parenting Class: The final session of this year’s monthly Jewish parenting class will take place on Friday morning, March 2 at 9 am. We will find ways, big and small, to bring Judaism into our home and the lives of our families.
Torah Study with Rabbi Ain: The monthly class resumes on Saturday, March 3rd, following Kiddush and Mincha. Spend time with fellow SPS community members as we look closely at what the weekly Torah portion has to say and how it applies to our lives.
Crash Course in Jewish History: Come learn from Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz on Thursday March 8th at 7:30 pm in the final of 4 sessions on Jewish history. She will share her thoughts and wisdom on American Jewish History.
CLICK HERE for all the details regarding the Purim Festivities, the Carnival, and our Mishloach Manot Purim Project! Don’t miss these great ways to celebrate the holiday with our community.
Sign up today for the Women’s Seder. This is a great way to connect with women from throughout the NYC Jewish community as we put a new twist on an ancient practice. Since this year the world is celebrating 70 years of the State of Israel the focus of the seder will be women who have had an impact in Israel.
Sign up for the 42nd Annual SPS Passover Seder for the First night of the holiday. We will sing, learn, laugh, and dine together as we enjoy a scrumptious meal and learn about the themes and ideas of this formative holiday.
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ain