Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – February 24, 2017

Shabbat shalom! In this Torah portion, Mishpatim, Moses details many of God’s laws to the Israelites. These include laws about worshiping other gods, kashrut, business ethics and treatment of animals.  God outlines the details of three holidays: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. God provides an angel to protect the Israelites from their enemies, and warns the Israelites not to worship other gods. Moses goes up to Mount Sinai to meet with God for 40 days and 40 nights, leaving Aaron and Hur in charge.
Shabbat services are this evening at 6:15 pm. Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. Steven Goodman, a member of the board of trustees of the synagogue, will be delivering the d’var torah. Candle Lighting is at 5:24 pm.
Thought question: Why does God again need to warn the Israelites not to worship other Gods, if this is immediately after the revelation at Sinai including the 10 commandments.
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.
Community Learning Programs continue!
Mark your calendar for March 8th at 7 pm when Fred Molod and the Community Learning committee presents the next set of American Jewish personalities. This time the focus will be on Jews that made Jewishness, public.
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