Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – October 19, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! In this Torah portion, Lech Lecha, God makes a covenant with Abram promising to make his descendants a great nation. God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. Abraham has a child with Hagar and names him Ishmael. God then promises Abraham’s barren wife, Sarah, that she will have a child.

There is KabalTOT shabbat tonight beginning at 5:30 pm. This is great for our birth-6 set. Tot Shabbat meets tomorrow morning at 11 am for those families as well. Come experience Matt Check and Michelle from Dreamcoat for these two, interactive services.

Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. Candle lighting is at 6:51 pm.

Tomorrow, following shabbat kiddush, I will offer the first of a monthly class using Rabbi Naomi Levy’s book, Einstein and the Rabbi. The class will examine what is a soul and how do we listen to it!

Thought Question
: If God had called you to leave your land and your birthplace, would you have gone?

**speaking of shabbat….our annual Men’s Club Shabbat will be upon us before we know it! Please let us know if you are a veteran in the US Armed forces.

There are so much coming up in our religious school, our youth groups, our KNS Parent’s Association, Women’s League, BoCo, Mens Club, Community Learning, and more! Make sure you are looking at these emails, our website, and the recently mailed program guide to all SPS members, to plan how you will engage this year.

A few highlights:
Thursday October 25: Our Young Couples group is now in formation! Our first event, a wine and cheese conversation will take place at SPS this coming thursday evening. If you are planning to come, please rsvp by emailing David Frankel. If you can’t come but want to be on our list, please let him know as well.

Saturday October 27: Scott Shay, author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, will be speaking during Shabbat morning services.

Thursday evening November 1: Our Annual Stanley Kahn Memorial Lecture is just around the corner!  Shorashim-Judur-Roots: A Palestinian/Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence, and Transformation. CLICK HERE for more details  

Thursday, November 1. Patron’s dinner at 6:30 pm, Community lecture at 8 pm
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE PATRONS DINNER ASAP by CALLING HARRIET at 212-593-3300 or emailing her. To become a patron you can call the synagogue or you can click here and choose “Yom Kippur Appeal” and donate $1800. Thank you for your generosity. 

Friday morning November 2: Renowned author, Julie Morgenstern, will be speaking about how to parent during our very busy lives. This will take place at 9 am.

Here is the program and registration information for the November 4-14, 2019 trip to Poland and Berlin. Click through the different tabs on the link to learn about the places, sites, and people we will encounter. Please let me know if you are planning on registering. You are able to sign up now! People who aren’t members of SPS are welcome to come

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Ain