Shabbat and Candlelighting 
for Friday, November 26, 2021 / 23 Kislev 5782

 Light Shabbat candles at 5:03 p.m.
Dear Congregation Kehillah and Friends,

The parasha for this Shabbat is Vayeshev (same root as teshuvah…to return) “and Jacob returned to the land where his father dwelled”. It focuses on Joseph and his dreams, being sold into slavery by his brothers and his imprisonment in Egypt, setting the stage for his service to pharaoh due to his ability to interpret dreams.
A kavannah/intention for candlelighting on Shabbat Vayeshev

Please help me to appreciate the gift of my dreams, to understand them and to learn and grow from them, that they may help me return to You, Source of all goodness, and guide me along the path of goodness. And may I be privileged to do at least one thing between this Shabbat and the next to help make the dream of another come true.

The first candle of Chanukah is Sunday night. As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Lights and recall the miracles that happened in the lives of our ancestors (…she’asah nisim la’avoteinu….from the second blessing of the candle lighting), remember, too, that miracles are all around, every day.                       

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." (Albert Einstein).

Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman

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