Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – May 10, 2019

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Kedoshim, God describes to Moses many ethical and ritual laws aimed at helping people live lives of holiness. The laws described include some of those recorded in the Ten Commandments, such as respecting one’s parents, keeping the Sabbath and not stealing. God also introduces laws about farming and about belief in supernatural beings.

There is KabalTOT Shabbat at 5:30 am tonight for our families with children birth-5.
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat services this evening are at 6:15.

Tomorrow morning our shabbat services begin at 9:15 am. We will celebrate as Michael Lieberman is called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah.

Hebrew High at the Rabbis meets at 4:30 pm at the Jewish Museum on 92nd street tomorrow. Please let me know if your 8th-12th grader is planning on meeting us there or would prefer to walk with us (leaving at 3:15 pm) from our apartment.

Candle lighting is at 7:43 pm this evening.

Thought Question: Kedoshim means holiness. How do you encounter holiness? How do you add it to your life?

SOME UPCOMING EVENTS

COMMUNITY LEARNING EVENTS!

Monday, May 13, 7:30 pm
How Jewish Culture and American Culture Intersected-Jews have always been involved in the creation of culture! We will look at the role Jews played in the Yiddish theater scene, newspapers, books, and TV. We will see how that evolved into the characters that today we love and sometimes loathe. Presented by Alexis Azria & Fred Molod

Monday May 20, 7:30 pm
Educating about Israel: How do we do it effectively? There is no question that talking about Israel and educating about what Israel, as a land, state, and people is, can be complex. This conversation will encourage thoughtful dialogue about how we simultaneously instill a love of Zionism with an understanding of how the issues of the past and the present should be communicated.
RSVP to Jeremy Reiss at Jeremy_reiss@msn.com so he can send you reading materials in advance

SPS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS VOLUNTEER FOR THE MET COUNCIL
Sunday, May 19 from 10:30 am – 1 pm

Met Council provides comprehensive social services to aid, sustain, and empower over 200,000 poor New Yorkers.
YPs will be putting together toiletries for residents of one of the Met Council buildings followed by a bagel brunch with the residents.
Cost: $18
Location: 171 Lexington Ave (at 31st Street)
Click here to register

ALL SPS MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO SPS THIS TUESDAY MAY 14 at 7 PM FOR A PRESENTATION ON THE UPCOMING SANCTUARY RENOVATION THAT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER

It’s time to register for the annual Women’s League TORAH FUND DINNER!
Join us as we celebrate Natalie Kent on Thursday, May 16th! CLICK HERE for more details and how to register.

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ain