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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, 9 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.

For comfort:
As I lift my eyes to the stars
that I know are there
even if I cannot see them
may I find hope
may I find comfort.
As I hold your hand
and witness the tears
you cannot hold back
may you find hope
may you find comfort.
As we sit together/apart
each supporting the other
more than the sum of our parts
may we find hope
may we find comfort.
As the world waits
as the days pass
as the year turns
may we all find hope
may we all find comfort.
Rabbi Deborah Silver
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 Vaetchanan
Shabbat Nachamu - Tu B'Av
Torah: Deuteronomy 5:1 - 6:25
Maftir: Deuteronomy 6:23-25
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26

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.
Stan Bleich Lagniappe Fund

In memory of Solomon Joseph
From: Caron Bleich
Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Shopse Pailet
From: Marilyn Zackin

In memory of Aline Sterbcow
From: Laurie & Paul Sterbcow
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