Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – May 12, 2017

Shabbat Shalom! This week we will read from Parashat Emor. In this portion God describes the restrictions related to priests’ sexuality and marriage. God then describes a variety of holidays, including Passover, Shabbat, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. God outlines the omer period, asking the Israelites to bring food offerings to the priests for seven weeks.

KabalTOT shabbat is at 5:30 tonight and Musical Kabalat Shabbat services are at at 6:15 pm. Shabbat morning services are tomorrow at 9:15 am.

As a reminder, tomorrow is TEEN SHABBAT-Join us for a special shabbat on where we celebrate our teens! Our Rinah Youth Choir will be performing and many of the prayers will be led by our post b’nai mitzvah students. We will honor our graduating seniors. If you have a graduating senior and you are planning on coming, and haven’t told me, please let me know asap! Finally, the women’s league will be presenting the first “l’dor vador” aware to any of our children in grades 3-11 who are taking part in immersive Jewish experiences this summer. We look forward to a wonderful shabbat.
Thought Question: This parasha emphasizes the importance of sacred time. What does that mean in your life?
TIME TO SUPPORT KAPLAN NURSERY SCHOOL!!
  CLICK HERE for the ONLINE AUCTION CATALOGUE. The families of KNS are integral members of the SPS community and this is an opportunity for the entire community to help advance the goals of the school!
May 16 is a busy evening!!

American Jewish Personalities We Should Know, 7 pm
Jews who contributed to the growth of Israel: Louis Brandeis and Henrietta Szold.

Learn from fellow SPS members about what makes different American Jews “tick” and how their lives and work had an impact on the Jewish and American community. Thoughtful discussion will follow among attendees. Coordinated by Fred Molod, Community Learning Committee Chair

Women’s League Game Night, 7 pm
Mah Jong, Scrabble, Poker, Pictionary, Canasta…Come play with us!
Tables for all levels of players-instructions for beginners.

Admission: Voluntary contribution includes light supper. BYOB or kosher wine.
RSVP Marcia Renert mlrenert@gmail.com or call 917-846-6701 to let us know what game you’d like to play, so we can make sure your table is ready.

May 23 TRIBUTE, BOOK REVIEW & DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR

Author Dan Ephron
In honor of Linda Sitnick of blessed memory
Tuesday, May 23, Reception 7 pm, Program begins promptly at 7:30 pm
SPS members received in the mail, thanks to the generosity of Vice President Irving Sitnick, a copy of the book Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzchak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel.
Twenty years after the assassination, author Dan Ephron will engage in dialogue with our community about the making of the book and the impact the death or Rabin has had on Israeli society and the world.
Everyone is invited to share this exceptional evening …. Whether you read the book or not!

Shabbat shalom,
Rabbi Ain