This

Week 

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 April 4th - 11th, 2018

          19 Nisan    26 Nisan

 

This Week:

Wednesday,  April 4th,
   3:15pm Tea and Torah with Rabbi Bellush
  7:30pm Israel Trip meeting Bruce Silverman's home  

Thursday, April 5th,
 
Friday, April 6th,
 10:00am Passover Service and Yizkor
 7:00pm Family Shabbat Service

Saturday, April 7th,
 9:30am Torah Study
    
Sunday, April 8th,
 No Religious School - Spring Vacation

Monday, April 9th,
 10:00am Zumba 
 
  Tuesday, April 10th,
 4:30pm Religious School
 6:15pm 7th grade
                                                                     
Wednesday, April 11th,
 12:15pm Feed the Hungry Cooks 
 7:00pm Yom Hashoah Remembrance Service
   
   YOM HASHOAH  
Yom HaShoah Candles 

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
APRIL 11th at 7:00 PM

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  A message  from the Rabbi

Temple's community Seder, held on the second night of the holiday, was a resounding success! We returned to using the Reform Movement's Baskin Haggadah, and the richness of its liturgy brought greater meaning to our Seder experience.  The variety of  Haggadot  we have to choose from are almost as many as the variations that take place at each of our Seders.

As Reform Jews we are guided by Jewish tradition, but not bound by it. The variety of  Haggadot we use is but one example. Due to differences in how we carry out some aspects of ritual, we sometimes find ourselves on a slightly different path than that of our Jewish brethren. Many Reform Jews, including Temple Am Echad, observe Passover for seven days, so we will be offering  Yizkor  on Friday morning. Congregations which observe eight days will offer  Yizkor on the eighth day, which is  Shabbat. As a result these congregations offer a Torah reading for the last day of Passover, and do not begin the weekly cycle of Torah readings until the following week. For Reform Jews who start the weekly readings this week, unchecked, our weekly Torah portion would be one week ahead of the rest of the Jewish world reading Torah on an annual cycle. So that this disjuncture does not take place, Reform Judaism takes this week's Torah portion,  Sh'mini, and reads it in two parts, half this week and half next week. Consider it a wonderful opportunity to delve into the  parashah (weekly portion) in even greater detail than usual!

May our Passover celebrations continue to bring us joy and happiness throughout the week.
                                                  
                                        B'shalom,
                                     Rabbi Bellush 
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Join Us for a Pre Service Oneg on Friday April 13th AT 7:00 pm
as we thank ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS
8:00 pm
Shabbat Service honoring 
Temple Am Echad's Volunteers

OUR SIXTH ANNUAL 
FILM SERIES!
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