4 Geoffrey Doleys
10 Raelyn Seitel
12 Adam Prass
23 Amanda Rosen
24 Christina Katz
27 Jessy Ungar
28 Sophia Simon
29 Kim Blass
1 Julie & Ken Segal
27 Jennifer & Brad Seitel
Please keep the following friends and family
in your prayers for a return to health:
IN LOVING MEMORY
We remember those who passed away this year:
Bob Huebsch (Husband of Sue Huebsch)
Deanna Lerner (cousin of Sue Huebsch)
Joan Long Solomon (aunt of Michael Gutenstein)
Hal Schwartz (father of Charlie Schwartz)
Carol Rosenfeld Goldman (sister of Joe Rosenfeld)
With fondness and affection we remember
those whose Yahrzeits are in September
Ada Cohen (Grandmother of Alan Handel)
Mildred Kagan (mother of Jule Kagan)
Arthur Katz (father of Brian Katz)
Myrna Kleinman (good friend of Sue Huebsch)
Morrie Landsberg (father of Joel Landsberg)
Sophie Perlman (grandmother of Robin Flake)
Katie Rosenfeld (grandmother of Joe Rosenfeld)
Yehi zichronam l'vracha - May their memories be for a blessing; may they rest in peace. Amen.
Observe the tradition of giving tzedakah (charity) to commemorate the annual Yahrzeit of a loved one's passing by making a donation in their memory. CLICK HERE to donate. To purchase a plaque in memory of your loved ones, please
contact Michael Gutenstein.
TORAH PORTION T
After these things, God tested Abraham, saying to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am.".
- Genesis 22:1
Rosh Hashanah Morning, Day 1 (Genesis 21)
Sarah, who has longed for a child for many years, conceives a child with Abraham and gives birth to Isaac, meaning “one who laughs.” Isaac’s birth fulfills Gods promise that they will bear a son who will grow to be a generation. As Isaac grows into his boyhood, Sarah is conflicted by the presence of her servant Hagar and her son Ishmael that she conceived with Abraham and Hagar is banished from the home. God visits Hagar in the wilderness her, promises that Ishmael will also grow into a great nation, and tenderly provides water for the mother and son. Ishmael grows to adulthood and is married. This portion is a reminder that God’s promises are kept, and God’s compassion extends beyond the tents of our people.
Rosh Hashanah Morning, Day 2 (Genesis 22)
This portion is commonly known as The Akeidah, or “the binding.” In these terse and tense verses, the subject matter touches upon God, the nature of faith, and the demands faith may make of us. God calls upon Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac as a supreme test of faith. Abraham, God’s loyal servant, agrees. Just as Abraham is about to offer his son up as a sacrifice, an angel calls out to him, instructing him not to harm the boy, and Abraham sacrifices a ram in place of his son. For the ancient reader this may have served as a rejection of human sacrifice, a practice of ancient Israel’s neighbors. For the modern reader, perhaps
one is called upon to consider one’s own tests and sacrifices.