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Shabbat Shalom!
Shabbat Services for this week

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Mini Minyan + Junior Congregation

Saturday, 10:30 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.

This week’s parashah contains the commandment to bless after we have eaten and feel satisfied. This is Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s translation of the first paragraph of “bentshing” – does it feel different in English?
Praise, yes, praise is Yours, O God,
Ruler of all time and space,
Who every day invites the world
To the feast of love, goodness and compassion:
You feed us–and we earned it not;
You sustain us—and we deserved it not;

You so abundantly overwhelm us with
Your Goodness.
Food you provide for all Your creatures
Whom You love so abundantly.

And because you are so good to us,
We have never lacked sustenance in the past
And we believe that we will never lack food
In the future.

This You do for Your own repute
That You may be known as:
The one who sustains,
The One who supports,
The one who provides food for each
creature’s needs.

For Your feast is prepared for all,
And Your table is set for all;
You know well what each one needs,
For You did create all.

Therefore do we praise and. thank You,
the One who nourishes all.
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 Eikev
Torah: Deuteronomy 9:4 - 10:11
Maftir: Deuteronomy 10:9-11
Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3

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.
General Fund

From: Kenneth & Melanie Ehrlich

To: Diane Schleifstein
Happy Birthday!
From: Elliott & Sandy Raisen

To: Jacob Kottle
In honor of your birthday!
From: Hannah & Kenneth Tichansky
Gilda Finkelstein Gift of Israel Fund

In memory of Meyer Goldberg
From: Sanford Pailet

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

To: Sonya & Gary Batten
Condolences on the loss of Sonya's sister, Janelle
From: George & Elaine Haas

Yahrzeit Fund

From: Kenneth & Melanie Ehrlich
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