CONGREGATION GEMILUTH CHASSODIM

TEMPLE INSIDER

ON THE TEMPLE CALENDAR 


FOR THIS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2022


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

This Bounty

God of abundance, You have blessed me

With Your bounty Your love,

Your grace,

The treasures of Your Creation.

In gratitude for these gifts, Holy One,

Bless me with wisdom

To use them with skill,

In service to Your holy name.

Bless me with humility

To use them with joy,

In service to Your Creation.

Bless me with a generous heart And a forgiving hand,

In service to Your commandments.

Bless me with a strong arm And a curious mind,

In the service of tikkun olam.

Bless me with gentle speech

And joyous laughter,

So that all my works

Summon holiness into Your world.

Then, Rock of Israel,

I will honor Your glorious gifts With all my being.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Your bounty calls us to service.


A Prayer for the Thanksgiving Feast

From Talking to God by Rabbi Naomi Levy


For the laughter of children,

For my own life breath,

For the abundance of food on this table,

For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast,

For the roof over our heads,

The clothes on our backs,

For our health,

And our wealth of blessings,

For this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends,

For the freedom to pray these words

Without fear,

In any language

In any faith,

In this great country,

Whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants.

Thank You, God, for giving us all these. Amen



SHABBAT SERVICE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25 at 6PM


ON ZOOM ONLY


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2518681038?pwd=cjVCS2czZzN0dExmTWl3ckFNaUdYZz09 


Meeting ID: 251 868 1038 



This Weeks Torah Portion

Tol'dot

The Generations [of Isaac]


This is the line of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac. - Genesis 25:19−28:98


  • Rebekah has twins, Esau and Jacob. (25:19-26)


  • Esau gives Jacob his birthright in exchange for some stew. (25:27-34)


  • King Abimelech is led to think that Rebekah is Isaac's sister and later finds out that she is really his wife. (26:1-16)


  • Isaac plans to bless Esau, his firstborn. Rebekah and Jacob deceive Isaac so that Jacob receives the blessing. (27:1-29)


  • Esau threatens to kill Jacob, who then flees to Haran. (27:30-45)


SUMMARY FROM https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study



Our Congregation Lovingly Remembers...


WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26

 

*Miriam Cohn

*Maurice Dayan

Boyd Allison

Dorothy Fogleman

*Charles Selber

*Irving S. Forgotston

*Samuel Weil

*Virginia Jacobson

Alvin A. Netter

Bella Rosenthal

Rosalie Levy

*Morris Robbins

*Will Hochbaum

Esther Freedman Schoenburg

Joe C. Mayer

Milton Levy

Ruth Arnoff

Samuel Levy

William Peterson

*Chares S. Frenkel

*Estha Weill Heyman

*Frieda Pincus Littman

*Samuel A. Task

*Sylvia Walder

James J. Katz

Jackie Blotner Ware

Jacob Goldberg

Mabel Hiller

Rose P. Jackson

*Annie Roth Weiss

*Beatrice Brazel

*Julia B. Rubin

*Miriam Heller

*Sam K. Jacobs

*Sam Lisso

*Sara Rosenthal Firnberg

Alice Siess

Guy E. Siess

Philip Lynn Auerbach

Sol Goldberg


*A light will burn on our bronze Memorial board.


May their memories be for a blessing.



OUR TEMPLE COMMUNITY PRAYS FOR
THE HEALING OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT

We pray for healing and to ease the suffering of those battling illness, chronic diseases, those fighting addictions, those suffering from depression and mental illness, and for the healing of those in our hearts and our community,



Phyllis Berenhaus

Mary Beth Caplan

Richard Caplan

Margorie Gilberg

Susan Israel

Karen Klein

Ellen Moore

Jami Mykoff

John Texada

Michele Wahlder









George Fine •  November 12




Janet & Louis Wellan • November 5

Kim & Michael Bindursky • November 21



November and December 2022 Calendar

Thursday, November 24th- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

Friday, November 25th at 6 pm: – Shabbat Services on Zoom only


Sunday, November 27th –**Thanksgiving Break

No Religious School or Kehillah High 



DECEMBER


Friday, December 2nd at 6 pm-Shabbat Service with oneg


Sunday, December 4th at 9:30 am -Religious School 

              Temple Tots Celebrate Hanukkah


Wednesday, December 7th at 6 pm -Temple Board Meeting


Friday, December 9th at 6 pm - Shabbat Services with the Union Prayerbook and Oneg


Sunday, December 11th at 9:30 am Religious School and Kehillah High 


Friday, December 16th at 6 pm- Shabbat Services and Oneg


Sunday, December 18th at 2 pm- Religious School Hanukkah Party at Wayback Arcade in Pineville Please RSVP to rabbi@jewishtemple.org 


Sunday, December 18th 1st Night of Hanukkah at 5 pm- Congregational Hanukkah Party: Songs, games, community candle lighting, and delicious dinner with latkes and jelly donuts! PLEASE RSVP TO secretary@jewishtemple.org

           

Monday, December 19th     2nd Night of Hanukkah

Tuesday, December 20th     3rd Night of Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 21st 4th Night of Hanukkah

Thursday, December 22nd    5th Night of Hanukkah


Friday, December 23rd at 6 pm    Shabbat Services and oneg

        6th Night of Hanukkah


Saturday, December 24th     7th Night of Hanukkah

Sunday, December 25th      8th Night of Hanukkah


Friday, December 30th at 6pm       Shabbat Services on ZOOM only



LEND A HAND

The Temple is providing 3 workers 
the 2nd Saturday of every month
11:00am-1:15pm

Manna House
2655 Lee Street

Please text Pam Rubin, at 318 792-0078 
for schedule if you’re available to help out.

Thank you
Our Tree of Life



A leaf on our Tree of Life is a wonderful way to honor family and friends.

HOLIDAYS, BIRTHDAYS-BAT/BAR MITZVAHS-ANNIVERSARIES- BABY NAMINGS- SPECIAL LIFE EVENTS

A leaf is $150.00 and can be given by one or more people. 

  Contact: Kim Bindursky
  318 613-1647 



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PLEASE LET THE RABBI KNOW by WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK.


HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is to guarantee patient privacy, which is good for the patient because it protects their confidentiality, but not very helpful when the Temple is trying to find patients. Please do not assume that we know you are in the hospital or that the Chaplains Office has contacted the Temple or the Rabbi, even if a chaplain has visited you. PLEASE, I want to be able to visit you. I want to be able to offer you the solace and perspective of our tradition. The Temple wants to let you know that we care, but that can only happen when we know where you are. 


Thank you,

Rabbi Siroty



Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim | 318.445.3655


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