Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – February 17, 2017

Shabbat shalom! In this Torah portion, Yitro, Moses tells his father-in-law, Jethro (Yitro), about the miracle of the exodus. Jethro proclaims that the Israelite God is greater than all other gods, and he makes a sacrifice. Jethro then advises Moses to delegate leadership roles in order to not tire himself out. The Israelites camp at the bottom of Mount Sinai. After three days, the mountain was fills with smoke and God delivers the Ten Commandments to His people.
Shabbat services are this evening at 6:15 pm. Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. There is a Young Professionals’ Sha-Bappy Hour tonight following services, which will include stand up comedy by local talent, Harrison Greenbaum. Candle Lighting is at 5:16 pm.
El Al Ambassadors are on their way to SPS! Join us tomorrow morning during services! El Al Israel Airlines has established a new program to send its flight crew abroad so that during their layovers, we can be beneficiaries of their stories, ideas, and vision of being an Israeli today. Join us as we hear from diverse members of one flight crew as we further connect to Israel and its people.
Come learn with Rabbi David Levy as the art and architecture class of SPS meets for the final session tomorrow following kiddush
Thought question: Which of the 10 Commandments are the easiest to follow? Which are the hardest?
Please note that the synagogue schools, offices, and services are closed this coming Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. 
You should have received an email or a mailing about this exciting community building fundraiser to support SPS.  You can send a beautifully filled “Have a Berry Happy Purim” gift bag with your personalized Purim greeting to members of our SPS community.  If you have not received an email or mailing, or have any questions, please contact Ann Lindenbaum at either or 347-524-5900 or call SPS at 212-593-3300.  We thank you in advance for your support.  Happy Purim!
The Lois Weaver Film Series will be here before you know it!
SUNDAY, MARCH 5 | Doors open: 2:00 pm | Film: 2:15 pm
The true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in this multi-award winning drama. (English subtitles).
Discussion follows viewing, led by Annette Insdorf, author & Professor of Film at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has interviewed over 200 film celebrities in her popular”Reel Pieces”series at the 92nd StreetY.
Refreshments follow. All are welcome and the program is complimentary due to the generosity of the Coopersmith Family in memory of Martha’s mother, Lois Weaver.
The SPS Mens’ Club and Womens’ League are busy planning wonderful programs for the spring!
Check out the MENS’ CLUB bowling event by CLICKING HERE and to learn about all that the WOMENS’ LEAGUE has in story, CLICK HERE.
Would you like to serve as a shabbat morning greeter: We have been very fortunate to have many newcomers coming to our synagogue on Shabbat morning. While our ushers do a fantastic job making sure that the inside of the sanctuary runs smoothly, we would like to have people in the foyer serving as greeters-welcoming people in, helping them get acclimated, and feeling great about SPS. If you are able to come to SPS on a shabbat morning at 9:15 am and serve as a greeter, please let us know by emailing Jordana Barish.
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Shabbat shalom,

Rabbi Ain