Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – May 18, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read the first Torah portion in the 4th book of the Torah, Bemidbar. In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to conduct a census of all the Israelite men over the age of 20. Moses takes up a second census to count all of the Levite men. God gives specific instructions to the Levites about their roles in the Tent of Meeting.
Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning Services are at 9:15 am. This Shabbat is Teen Shabbat-we will not only celebrate our graduating seniors but we will enjoy as our teens lead parts of the service and read some of the Torah. The Women’s League will present the L’dor Vador awards to 14 SPS students!
Candle lighting is at 7:51 pm.
Thought Question: With Shavuot coming we are reminded of the importance of Keeping and Remembering Shabbat, as we receive the 10 commandments. On Monday we will recite Yizkor. You do you Keep and Remember your loved ones?
SHAVUOT OBSERVANCES BEGIN SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. CLICK HERE for details. The offices and schools are closed on Monday.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this December’s Israel trip is closing on Wednesday. If you are planning on going and haven’t registered yet you must do so asap. CLICK HERE for all of the details.
UPCOMING EVENTS
#SPSTalks Returns this coming week
Wednesday Night, May 23rd, 7 pm
SPS Talks

In a thoughtful, facilitated manner, we invite members of SPS to join together to discuss issues that are near and dear to us but might place us in opposition to one another. The only way to learn and to grow is through listening. In light of events in Israel earlier this week, this conversation is so important.
“Current Developments in the Middle East-is there a path to peace in the region?”
RSVP to Jeremy Reiss  so he can send you reading materials in advance.

LET’S TALK with RABBI RACHEL GRANT MEYER
about…
HIAS: WELCOME THE STRANGER – PROTECT THE REFUGEE
Wednesday, May 30
Refreshments:  7 pm             Program: 7:30 – 9 pm
Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 65 million – more than any time in recorded history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. During this program, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this crisis, explore the Jewish values that command us to welcome the stranger, and learn how to take action in support of refugees worldwide.
Saturday June 9
Are you looking to connect with more families with young children (birth-3) Come to the YOUNG FAMILIES GET TOGETHER ON THE SPS ROOFTOP! Gather together from 12:30-2 pm! RSVP to Paige Corbet if you plan on attending.
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Ain