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Shabbat and Candle Lighting
for Friday, November 30, 2018 / 23 Kislev 5779


Light Shabbat candles at 5:02 p.m .
 
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Dear Co ngregation Kehillah and Friends,
Rabbi Sharfman
     
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 for candle lighting for Parashat 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 (so, two blessings plus the Shehecheyanu)! 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
 
Here's are links for helpful Chanukah 101 information:
 
https://www.akhlah.com/jewish-holidays/hanukkah/hanukkah-blessings
I love this one, high energy graphics....it's great to share with children   and grandchildren and shows how to light the candles for each individual night.
 
www.jewfaq.org/prayer/chanukah.htm
Good, basic, info. Blessings written clearly in Hebrew, English (although not gender-neutral)  and transliteration with the option of hearing them chanted by a Cantor.
 
Look for a totally great Kehillah 'all about Chanukah' email that will be coming to you tomorrow.  
  
And...join a great many of our congregational family for our KEHILLAHversary Shabbat and events! Be sure to RSVP.  
 
Shabbat Shalom!
 
Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
Congregation Kehillah
602-369-7667
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