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Shabbat Services for this week

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Kabbalat Shabbat


Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Community Havdalah


Saturday, 8:45 PM
**Please note the earlier start time**
Kavvanah of the Week
This year we are exploring kavvanot - short orientations or intentions that reflect the part of ourselves that we bring to a particular moment.
 
Kavvanot can be used for moments and actions of any size and significance.

RETURN: A Prayer for Elul Rosh Chodesh by Trisha Arlin


Return to Elul.
The sky was dark, and the month began.
A special time of starting over;
A month of kindness and clarity;
Of consciousness and knowledge;
Of bravery and strength.
It is said that the truly evil are already condemned
And the truly good are already blessed.
So for the rest of us
There is Elul.
Return to ourselves.
In Genesis the moon is called, “the lesser light.”
And that’s how I feel tonight,
Less than what I should be.
What was I thinking?
I was afraid, I was hurt, I was anxious…
No excuses, I know what I did,
Maybe it wasn’t so bad
But maybe it was.
How can I make it better?
There is Elul.
Return to the people we wronged.
Use the ritual,
Create a context.
It makes it easier to speak:
I am so sorry.
I was wrong.
I lacked compassion in the moment
But I see things clearly now.
You don’t have to accept my apology,
We can do teshuva together
If you want.
There is Elul.
Return to each other.
In community we pray
For the kindness to comfort and care;
And the clarity to see what must be done;
For the consciousness to accept the truth;
And the knowledge to get help if needed;
For the bravery to ask for forgiveness;
And the strength to forgive.
Most of all, we pray for all who are in pain or who cause pain.
All this and more because
There is Elul.
Bless the God of Justice, of Mercy and of Redemption that we may return every year, as new as the moon.
Amen
Torah Service Prayer
Here is the new prayer we have created for our Torah service. Thank you to Elliot Finkelstein for the idea! Please join in from home.
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Nishmat Kol Hai, Breath of Life
bless the people of this community
their families and their friends
here and at home.
 
HaShekhinah, Beloved One
bless our neighbors in this city
may we live in harmony
may we be proud of each other.
 
HaTzur, Protecting One
bless this country, its government,
all who strive for its welfare
all who risk themselves to protect it.
 
Elohei Avoteinu, God of our ancestors
bless the land of Israel
may it flourish in hope and in honor
spread over it a shelter of peace.
 
Ma’ayan Hayyenu, Wellspring of our lives,
bless the Jewish people
may we be ambassadors of our tradition
may we be spared from distress and shame.
 
Hamakom, All-present One
bless the world and all that is in it
help us defend it and preserve it
for the generations that will follow us.
 
May all this be so,
And we say,
Amen.
Parashat Re'eh
Shabbat Machar Chodesh +
Mevarchim Hachodesh
Torah: Deuteronomy 12:29 - 14:29
Maftir: Deuteronomy 14:22-29
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11 - 55:5

The Torah reading for this week is in the panel above. If you do not have a Humash at home you can find it on the link below. We are reading Triennial Year 2, but you might like to read the full portion (“Full Kriyah”).
Brochure
Our Shabbat brochure with yahrzeits and simchas for this week is attached. You might wish to take special notice of those who are sick and take a moment to direct your thoughts towards them.
Thank you!
Thank you to all those listed below who performed the mitzvah of supporting our community this past week.
Caring Committee Fund

In memory of Sol Sherman
From: Sue Rae & Ken Bishop

General Fund

From: Ellen & Stan Kessler

Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Jacob Cohen
From: Jonathan & Jeanne Cohen

In memory of Andi Madderra
From: Madderra Family

In memory of Morris Mishlove
From: Sol & Lois Heiman

In memory of Marcus Hirsch
From: Rachelle Hirsch

In memory of Frances Waltzer
From: Bruce & Miriam Waltzer

In memory of Rebecca Aronson
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman

In memory of Reni H. Bloch
From: Betty Moore
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