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Shabbat Shalom!

And mazel tov to Lexie Toshav
on the occasion of her
Bat Mitzvah!

Shabbat Services for this week

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Lexie Toshav

Saturday, 10 AM

Junior Congregation + Mini Minyan

Saturday, 10:30 AM

Community Havdalah

Saturday, 8:30 PM
Kavvanah of the Week
This week, a prayer rather than a kavvanah. Our companion Masorti communities in Israel have been reading Psalm 122 and this prayer of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav at all of their services in acknowledgement of what has been happening there.
We pray for peace with all our hearts.
Rabbi Nachman’s Prayer for Peace:
May it be Your will,
Holy One, our God, our ancestors’ God,
that you erase war and bloodshed from the world
and in its place draw down
a great and glorious peace
so that nation shall not lift up sword against nation
neither shall they learn war any more.
Rather, may all the inhabitants of the earth
recognize and deeply know
this great truth:
that we have not come into this world
for strife and division
nor for hatred and rage, 
nor provocation and bloodshed.
We have come here only
to encounter You,
eternally blessed One.
And so,
we ask your compassion upon us;
raise up, by us, what is written:
I shall place peace upon the earth
and you shall lie down safe and undisturbed
and I shall banish evil beasts from the earth
and the sword shall not pass through your land.
but let justice come in waves like water
and righteousness flow like a river,
for the earth shall be full
of the knowledge of the Holy One
as the waters cover the sea.
So may it be.
And we say:
(The quotations are: Isaiah 2:4, Leviticus 26:6, Amos 5:24 and Isaiah 11:9. 
Translation: Rabbi 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 Bamidbar
Torah: Numbers 2:1 - 3:13
Maftir: Numbers 3:11-13
Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22

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

To: Ellen & Stan Kessler
We are praying for your son Cory to have a quick recovery.
From: George & Elaine Haas

To: Joyce Giordano
Condolences on the loss of your husband, Vincent.
From: Kitzi Goldman

To: Ralph Seelig
Mazel tov on your 90th birthday.
From: Kitzi Goldman

To: Nathan & Robin Lew
In honor of your 50th Anniversary!
From: David Stiebel

Gilda Finkelstein Gift of Israel Fund

In memory of Mrs. Wolfe Gerber (Bella Gerber)
From: Peter & Sheryl Title

In memory of Mr. Wolfe Gerber
From: Peter & Sheryl Title

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

To: Rabbi Silver
Thank you!
From: Marc Blumenthal
Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Sophie Blitz
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman

In memory of Max Feldman
From: Helena Nathan

In memory of Dina Lew
From: Nathan & Robin Lew

In memory of Thelma Goldman
From: Marc Goldman

In memory of Daniel Goldman
From: Marc Goldman

In memory of Bernard Tanenbaum
From: Shirley & Ralph Seelig

In memory of Rose Baumgarten, beloved grandmother of Karen Sher
From: Leopold & Karen Sher

To: Pearl Meltzer
In memory of Archie Mackler
From: Bernard Meltzer
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