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Shabbat & Tisha B'Av Services/Programming for this week

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Mini Minyan +
Jr. Congregation

Saturday, 10:30 AM

Ma'ariv Minyan + Havdalah + Eicha (Lamenations)

Saturday, 9 PM

Egalitarian Minyan + Eicha (Lamentations)

Sunday, 9:15 AM
Open Learning & Discussion of selected Kinnot led by Rabbis Josh Pernick & Jason Goldstein @ Congregation Beth Israel

Sunday, 10:30 PM
Guest Speaker, Dr. David Bernstein @ Congregation Beth Israel

Sunday, 12:30 PM
Screening of "Uprising" + Minchah Minyan @ Congregation Beth Israel

Sunday, 1:45 PM
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.

This week we offer a poem for Tisha B’Av by Rabbi David Evan Markus.

Birth pangs can’t hear
The toddler’s first words.
Earthbound magma can’t see
The saplings that will root in ash.

Who will hear comfort, comfort my people
In a defiled temple that still stands, or
Justice, justice you will pursue
After the race is won?

But a whisper will be heard in the place
Where the temple was destroyed:
Above a felled roof will appear
A vast star-studded sky.

Our exile from safety and nostalgia
Will begin our innermost return –
Not to where we were but
To where we’re destined to be.

So the rejected stone will become
Tomorrow’s cornerstone.
Lies will fertilize truth.
Protests will inspire policy.

Even after two thousand years,
Hope will not be destroyed
But must be renewed, a covenant
Between time and timelessness

Announced by birth pangs,
A seismic shudder from the ground,
A shofar blast,
A prayer of the heart.

Comfort, comfort – Isaiah 40:1, for the seven weeks of comfort after Tisha b’Av. Justice,
justice – Deut. 16:20. A whisper will be heard – Yehuda Amichai, “From the Place Where We
are Right.” Felled roof – For Sukkot, the destination of the journey from Tisha b’Av. Rejected
stone… – From Psalms 118:22. After two thousand years – From Hatikvah, Israel’s national
anthem. Shudder – For even angels will shudder at Unetaneh Tokef. Shofar – Rosh Hashanah
seven weeks after Tisha b’Av.
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.

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,
Parashat Devarim
Shabbat Chazon - Erev Tisha B'Av
Torah: Deuteronomy 2:2-30
Maftir: Deuteronomy 2:28-30
Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27

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”).
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.
Bernard Berins Cemetery Fund

In memory of Isadore Zaslow
From: Jane Berins

Caring Committee Fund

To: Melanie & Danny Bronfin
In memory of Dr. Bert Meyer
From: Renee & Gregory Rich

General Fund

To: Ashley & William Row
I wish you a happy marriage!
From: Dena Grenell

Gilda Finkelstein Gift of Israel Fund

In memory of Nettie Heim
From: Kenneth & Barbara Pailet

Nat Leon Education Fund

In memory of Dr. William Leon
From: Renee Sabel
Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of my father, Abraham Bluth
From: Edward & Elissa Bluth

In memory of Eugene Trachtman
From: Louis & Betty Trachtman

In memory of Harry Fishman
From: Linda Appel

In memory of David Handley
From: Linda Appel

In memory of Jack Fishman
From: Linda Appel

In memory of Ada Fishman
From: Linda Appel

In memory of Mary Handelman
From: Linda Appel

In memory of Ben Glazer
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman

In memory of Rose Friedman
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman
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Executive Director 
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Director of Education & Programming

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