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For this Week of May 13, 2022
May 13 - 15th
The Event of the Year
Don't Miss it
Outside Guests Welcome

༺ 2022 Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim Artist-In-Residence Weekend ༻

Friday, May 13th 6pm
A Musical Evening Shabbat Service & Dinner
Join Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty and her mentor, Dr. Cantor Evan Kent for a Musical Shabbat Service followed by an Asian Dinner and Lecture*. A Stunning Musical Evening Service you will never forget. 

*Lecture: Jews as Consummate Storytellers 
Our holidays, festivals, and celebrations are filled with stories. The Torah, Talmud, and Midrash are also filled with tales and narratives used to educate and inform. Even the stories our grandmothers shared are vital in the transmission of culture and tradition. Cantor Kent will share with us the power and vitality of storytelling and how we can assure these important stories remain part of our heritage.

Saturday, May 14th 10:30am
Torah Study and Bagel Lunch
As part of our Saturday morning Torah study, Cantor Kent will share insights from this week’s parashah using the insight of the storyteller. How do the legends of our people—both ancient and modern-- inform and enlighten our perspective on this week’s Torah portion

Saturday, May 14th 6pm 
Shards: Putting the Pieces Together RSVP CLICK HERE
“Shards” is a full-length musical. In Evan Kent’s one-man show he shares with the audience stories of his grandparents’ immigration to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century interwoven with his own tales of his Aliyah (immigration to Israel) just a few years ago. Through story and song (and a few puppets), Evan takes us on a poignant, often humorous journey that spans continents, decades, and the generations. Ultimately “Shards” is the story of finding home, finding homeland, and along the way learning a bit more about yourself.
Followed by a Hot Hors d'oeuvres and Dessert reception

Sunday, May 15th 10am
A Workshop for Religious School Children & Kehillah High: Being Your Best Self: Inside and Out Cantor Evan will teach in our Religious School using the magic of stories and puppets to share stories of family, love, and tzedakah.

You may also join us on Zoom
for Shabbat Services,
Friday May 13, at 6pm 


Meeting ID: 251 868 1038 

Password: 001859 


Sunday, May 8 at 10am
Religious School & Kehillah High

Workshop with Dr. Cantor Evan Kent
"Being Your Best Self: Inside and Out"
This Weeks Torah Portion

The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ."  - Leviticus 21:1−24:23

  • Laws regulating the lives and sacrifices of the priests are presented. (21:1-22:33)

  • The set times of the Jewish calendar are named and described: the Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Pilgrimage Festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. (23:1-44)

  • God commands the Israelites to bring clear olive oil for lighting the sanctuary menorah. The ingredients and placement of the displayed loaves of sanctuary bread are explained. (24:1-9)

  • Laws dealing with profanity, murder, and the maiming of others are outlined. (24:10-23)



Our Congregation Lovingly Remembers...


Harry Bernard Silver
Gayle Brignac

 WEEK ENDING MAY 14
 
Abraham Greenwood
Jean Strull
*Sadye Blum Birge
Agnes Levy Levin
Ernest Dampf
Bertha R. Bussoff
M.I. Berger
Hilda Blotner
Nachim Weil
*Alvin D. Rosenblum
*Bessie Lippman
Abraham Fuhrer

*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 in Ukraine, those with chronic disease, those fighting addictions, those suffering from depression and mental illness

and for the healing of

Phyllis Berenhaus
Mary Beth Caplan
Richard Caplan
Margorie Gilberg
Susan Israel
Karen Klein
Jami Mykoff
John Texada
Michele Wahlder
Please visit our website section 'HEALING PRAYERS' linked below for the prayer for healing, Mi Shebeirach as recorded by our Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty. https://www.jewishtemple.org/healing-prayers

*If anyone knows of someone who is in need of a Mi Shebeirach prayer, please email the rabbi and she will mention their name in our bulletin, as well as at Friday night services. Their names will continue to be mentioned and listed until it is requested that their name be removed.
Jackson Noles •  May 1
Joseph P. Beck IV (Pershing) •  May 12
Dawn Baines • May 12
Julie Borrel • May 23
Laurie Wahlder • May 24
Rabbi Raina Siroty •  May 25
Belle Fine •  May 26
Trish Zeichner • May 26
Cohner Rubin • May 30

Judy & Martin Heyman  •  May 21
Shelley & Meyer Kaplan • May 22
Ann & Ted Silver • May 24
Happy Notes
🎓 Samuel Lester Caplan, son of Robin Caplan, is graduating from Bolton High School on May 17, 2022 🎓

Congratulations to Marilyn Wellan on the completion and recognition for the spectacular restoration project of the beautiful American Rose Center gardens in Shreveport, Louisiana, and to Myron and Marilyn Wellan on the unveiling of the granite pedestal dedicating - the four circles as THE WELLAN GARDENS, in their honor May 6-8th weekend.

Leah Kaplan, daughter of Meyer and Shelley Kaplan is graduating from LSU Health Shreveport Medical School on May 22, 2022

MAY CALENDAR
༺ 2022 Artist-In-Residence Weekend ༻

Friday, May 13- 6pm
An Inspirational Musical Evening Shabbat Service by Dr. Cantor Evan Kent and Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty, followed by Dinner and Lecture
Please Invite Your Friends!

Saturday, May 14 10:30am
Torah Study and Bagel Brunch Dr. Cantor Evan Kent will share insights from this week’s parashah using the insight of the storyteller
RSVP: secretary@jewishtemple.org            

Saturday, May 14 6pm
Shards: Putting the Pieces Together
“Shards” is a full-length musical. In Evan Kent’s one-man show                                    
Followed by an Hors d'oeuvres and Dessert Reception 
Please Invite Your Friends!
RSVP: secretary@jewishtemple.org     

Sunday, May 15 10am
A Workshop for Children: Being Your Best Self: Inside and Out
With Dr. Cantor Evan Kent  

༺ 2022 Artist-In-Residence Weekend༻                             

Friday, May 20 6pm- Shabbat Services with Musical Accompaniment and Oneg

Sunday, May 22 9:30am- Last Day of Religious School Party
11:30am- CONGREGATIONAL PLANNING MEETING BRUNCH

Tuesday, May 24 6:30pm -Regional Assembly of Congregations and Citizen Organizations at Emmanuel Baptist Church.  Join me, your neighbors and delegations representing institutions from across Central Louisiana, coming together for the first time to build a way for ordinary people across race, economics, denomination, and geography to take action and solve our common problems.

Friday, May 27 6pm- Shabbat Services with Oneg

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day

**SAVE THE DATE- FRIDAY, JUNE 4th 6pm
CONFIRMATION/SHAVUOT SHABBAT AND DINNER
COMING UP
CONGREGATIONAL PLANNING MEETING BRUNCH
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022
11:30 AM
HINCHIN FELLOWSHIP HALL
RSVP: secretary@jewishtemple.org
THE FUTURE IS NOW. BE A PART OF OUR PLAN All ages are urged to attend.

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 me, Pam Rubin, at 318 792-0078 
if you’re available to help out.

Thank you, Pam
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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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
Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty