Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – March 3, 2017

Shabbat shalom! In this Torah portion, Trumah, Moses receives God’s commandments on stone tablets. God tells Moses to create a dwelling place for God, where the Israelites can bring God gifts. God details what the Mishkan (Tabernacle) will look like and how it should be made. The Tabernacle includes an ark, two cherubs, curtains, and a menorah.
Shabbat services are this evening at 6:15 pm. Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am and we will celebrate as Melissa Horowitz is called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah. Candle Lighting is at 5:32 pm.
Thought question: In this week’s parasha there is a tremendous focus on the sanctuary. What does that word mean to you today? How do you find sanctuary? What meaning does a synagogue sanctuary play in your life? How have you been reacting to the news that several religious institutions (Jewish schools, cemeteries, mosques, etc..) have been threatened recently? How do we create sanctuary?
The Lois Weaver Film Series begins THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON!
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.
Community Learning Programs continue!
Join us next Wednesday night 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. We will learn about Barbra Streisand, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, and Abraham Kahan.
Young Professional Hamantaschen Baking returns this coming wednesday night!
All those in their 20s/30s are invited to make hamantaschen for your friends, your parents or for yourself. Get your hands dirty with some doughy goodness and make your favorite treat. We will learn a little bit about purim and enjoy the company of other Young Professionals. Cost is $10, RSVP to Please bring a bottle of wine for you to use as a rolling pin!
Mark your calendars for a wonderful evening of art and friendship!
Saturday, April 22, Preview 8 pm, Auction 9 pm
Women’s League of SPS cordially invites you to attend a
GALA ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER – Wine & Cheese – $18 per person
Featuring a huge assortment of framed art in all media & price ranges: oils, watercolors, photography, mirrors & more! Original pottery by SPS Member Tal Eyal * Appearance by Comic Con Artist John Stanisci with his illustrations * SPS Children’s Artwork * Door Prize
$118.00 VIP PACKAGE AVAILABLE! Includes: 2 tickets to the auction, preferential seating & a framed piece of artwork!
Major Credit Cards Accepted
For more information: Deborah Eisenson, Helen Wrobel, Barbara Katz 917-767-7031
CLICK HERE to reserve your spot!
Don’t miss out on all of the Purim Festivities at SPS! From the megillah reading, shpiel, and after-party on Saturday night to our traditional megillah reading and Purim carnival on Sunday morning, there is fun for all ages! Don’t forget to come in costume. CLICK HERE for all the details
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Shabbat shalom,

Rabbi Ain