July 11, 2018
Author Ursula LeGuin once wrote: "It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end."

As we come to the conclusion of the Book of Numbers and the approaching end to the wilderness sojourn of the Israelites, our Torah portion this week begins with Moses recounting the forty-two stops the people have made during their journey through the desert.

It is easy to skim right over the place-names and mention of various encampments, but each represents a very specific and vitally important piece of the community's journey. Each stop along the way had a purpose, and now, looking back, it becomes much clearer that while each place had its own narrative associated with it, there is a connecting line of cause and effect running through these seemingly separate stories that helps to move the people forward.

Similarly in our own lives - sometimes the moments we face seem disjointed and separate from one another, but standing at a distance and looking back on our life-journey, we notice the connecting links of how each of those moments brought us to where we stand today.

This Friday evening, join Cantor Harrison and me for our Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 pm, during which we will also be sharing blessings with David and Judi Weinberg in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary!

And, Shabbat morning, I'll be leading Torah Study beginning at 10:00 am.

Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel

If you wish to have a Mi Shebeirach said during our Shabbat services, please let us know by noon each Friday so we can give the names to the rabbis.
In This Message
The Marriage of 
Rabbi Lauren Henderson & Joel Dworkin
son of Gary & Marlene Dworkin
grandson of Morris & Joyce Dworkin
The Anniversary of
David & Judi Weinberg
Eleanor Kern
wife of Myron Kern
mother of Beth Kern
grandmother of Rachel Kern
Adam Weinstein
nephew of Linda Burkett 
cousin of Allison Burkett-Cook 

Friday, July 13
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Chapel)
Anniversary Blessings for David & Judi Weinberg 
Please join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, July 14
10:00 am Torah Study, led by Rabbi Frenkel (Chapel)
Wednesday, July 18
1:30-2:30 pm Ice Cream Social (Let's Yo!, Marlton)  
7:30 pm Adult Education Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
Friday, July 20
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service (Chapel; webcast)
Please join us for pre-service refreshments starting at 6:00 pm. 
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The Teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Tuesdays, July 24 & 31, 10:30 am, led by Rabbi Frenkel

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