SHABBAT SERVICES
Shabbat Vayeleich
Shabbat Shuvah
September 10 & 11, 2021 5 Tishrei 5782
Administrative Office is closed
Wednesday at noon and Thursday for Yom Kippur
Our sincere condolences to Renata Graef and family
on the recent passing of Renata's grandmother, Ida Vaslowsky 
YARTZEIT MINYAN REQUESTS
Matt Weiss is requesting a
Virtual Yartzeit Minyan
for his sister, Jenni Pestine
*Monday, September 13 at 8:00 PM ET
Tuesday, September 14 at 8:00 AM ET
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Meeting ID: 882 0065 3129 Passcode: 910086
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A Message from Rabbi Baum
Shalom Shaarei Kodesh,

I want to begin by thanking everyone for Rosh Hashanah. This year, we were together in person, but it wasn't the same experience of the past. We had a nice crowd in our sanctuary, but most of our people were at home. This pandemic has taught me that we need to hang on to the experiences we have and be grateful for them. Our Rosh Hashanah was not the pre-Covid Rosh Hashanah we had all hoped for, but it was uplifting and beautiful all on its own. I want to thank everyone who made our service possible; from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. As we move from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, we hold a special Shabbat called Shabbat Shuvah, or a Shabbat of Return. The word Shuvah comes from the special Haftarah that we read, but it is also meant to invoke thoughts and conversations about Teshuvah, repentance. This year, Shabbat Shuvah falls on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

It seems like every 9/11, those of us who lived through the attacks ask each other: "Where were you when the towers were hit?"

As I watched all the news specials marking this solemn anniversary, I had two thoughts simultaneously: 9/11 seemed like it happened just yesterday, but at the same time, so long ago. So much has changed in the last 20 years. For our children, 9/11 is a historical event that they study in school, but we lived through it.

On Shabbat Shuvah, we ponder how we can become better people by returning to our past deeds. I believe that returning is a sacred obligation. On this Shabbat, we will return to this inauspicious day, and ask ourselves what 9/11 means to us now. I hope you can join us this Shabbat as we mark this day at Congregation Shaarei Kodesh. I will share my thoughts, but I also want to hear how you look at this day 20 years later. Some questions to ponder: How has the country changed since 9/11? How have you changed as a result of 9/11? What do we need to return to? What do we need to move on from?

I hope you can join us this Shabbat for a special and moving Shabbat Shuvah.

B'Shalom,

Rabbi David Baum
Rabbi Baum's Rosh Hashanah Sermons
Rosh Hashanah Day 1 - Choosing To Remember the Oys and Joys©

If I offered you a pill that would erase the memories of the last year and a half, would you take it? It's a serious question, and I know you think this is an impossible scenario, but I imagine it might be possible in years to come.

Read more
rabbidavidbaum.blogspot.com
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - We Can Be Heroes Like Them©

Rosh Hashanah Day 2, 5781/2021 Imagine if people you led, the people who supposedly looked up to you, described you in this way: "He or she is a tyrant, a dictator, a sadist. He was Attila the Hun with headphones, Gen. George Patton on the...

Read more
rabbidavidbaum.blogspot.com
FRIDAY MORNING MINYAN & PIRKEI AVOT CLASS
WITH RABBI BAUM RETURNS!
Friday, September 10, 2021
8:00 AM

THIS WEEK WE WILL MEET ON ZOOM AT 8:00 AM
FUTURE CLASSES WILL BE DETERMINED
KABBALAT SHABBAT/MAARIV
LED BY RABBI BAUM!
Friday, September 10, 2021
6:15 PM ET
Meeting ID: 882 0065 3129 Passcode: 910086
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SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES
Parashat Vayeleich
Shabbat Shuvah

In-Person (& on Zoom)
Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, September 11, 2021
9:30 AM ET

VACCINATED Chaverim and Sacred Guests Welcome!

If you are Zooming into Shabbat morning services and would like to participate in the service with an English reading, please email: yanksseven@comcast.net

Vaccinations Required
Masks Required
Cantor Hadash - Deuteronomy 31:1-3
Matt Weiss - Deuteronomy 31:4-6
Matt Weiss - Deuteronomy 31:7-9
Geil Bilu - Deuteronomy 31:10-13
Geil Bilu - Deuteronomy 31:14-19
Rabbi Elaine Schnee - Deuteronomy 31:20-24
Rabbi Elaine Schnee - Deuteronomy 31:25-30
Rabbi Elaine Schnee - Deuteronomy Maftir 31:28-30
Haftarah Hosea 14:2-14:10; Micah 7:18-7:20; Joel 2:15-2:27
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SPONSORS FOR SEPTEMBER

Virtual L’ Chaim Sponsors
Patty & Matt Weiss in honor of all the Torah & Haftarah Readers

Kemach Torah Nadiv Sponsors 5781
Rachel & Alexander Baum
Nan Berkowitz
Sue & Ben Eisenberg
Judi & Lewis Fogel
Diane & Robert Salamon
Susan & Lewis Witonsky
RABBI DAVID BAUM
CANTOR YAKOV HADASH