Saturday, August 5, 2022/ 9 Av 5782
Shabbat Chazon, Parshat D'varim
Beginning Deuteronomy
Erev Tish'a B'Av
Haftorah will be chanted by Jerry Chariton
Services begin at 10:00 a.m.

Shabbat Services will be held in our sanctuary and online

Enter thru the rear ramp entrance only with Key Pad code
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Face Masks REQUESTED and SUGGESTED due to surge in Covid cases!

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Tish'a B'Av
תשעה באב

SPECIAL SERVICE SATURDAY ONLINE ONLY AT 5:15 pm to commemorate Tish'a B'Av

The 9th of Av is the date of the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples in Jerusalem. The first in 586 BCE by the Babylonians and the second in 70 CE by the Romans. IT has been traditional to fast on the 9th of Av as we remember the end of the Temples in Jerusalem.

The calamity of the burning of Jerusalem and the end of the sacrificial system of worshipping God meant either the end of Judaism or the beginning of a new form of our religion. Luckily, the Temple's destruction, which ended the AVODAT KORBANOT- the Service of Sacrifices was replaced with AVODA SHEBALEV, The Service of the Heart. Worship continued without the need to sacrifice animals or grain.

We had moved beyond that ancient form of worship to something spiritual that could also serve as KORBAN. That word is usually translated "Sacrifice" but it comes from the root KAROV which means "near". It also is the Hebrew term for a relative. We grow closer to God through prayer. It's also a lot less messy than the sacrifices were, although it takes much effort to make prayer as powerful an experience for the senses as those sacrifices on the altar must have been. Between the smell of barbeque to the sound of the Levitical trumpets and shofar blasts, to the sight of blood flying in all directions and the smoke rising to the heavens, NOBODY fell asleep at those "services"!

May we continue in our Centennial year to try to reach that level of spirituality that brings us closest to God.

Yahrzeits This Week

(Light the Yahrzeit Candle the evening before)

Friday, August 5, 2022 Av 8 5782
David Clearfield, Hannah Mendelssohn, Louise Tischler, Al Ufberg

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Av 9 5782
Mildred Brown, Harold Hyman

Sunday, August 7, 2022 Av 10 5782
Rabbi Abraham Barras, Joan Betty Fishman, Fannie Goldstein,
Ida Levitt, Mervyn Mersay, Rebecca Tishman

Monday, August 8, 2022 Av 11 5782
David Jacobs, Charles Nelson, Aaron Rand, Bette Schecter

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Av 12 5782
Irving Baron, Oscar Connor, Manny Cumsky, Minnie Harris,
Murray Popky, Marion Smulyan

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Av 13 5782
Adele Coblentz, Max Cohen, Jyman Goichman, Sol Gutterman, Beatrice Hearst

Thursday, August 11, 2022 Av 14 5782
Jacob Feldman, Oscar Hacker, Minna Rosenbaum, Louis Rubel, Mary Waxman

Friday, August 12, 2022 Av 15 5782

~May their Memories Serve as a Blessing~