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Shabbat Shalom!

And mazel tov to Zora Bagneris
on the occasion of her
Bat Mitzvah!

Services for this weekend

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 5:30 PM
**Please note the
earlier start time**

Shabbat Morning Services celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Zora! Bagneris

Saturday, 9:30 AM

Mini Minyan + Junior Congregation

Saturday, 10:30 PM

Minyan with Men's Club

Sunday, 9:15 AM
Torah Tidbits
This is the family-history of the heavens and earth [Bereishit 2:1]. The first chapter of the Torah is a study of the tension between order and chaos. Einstein looked at the universe and said, “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” In other words, “There is order and purpose.” Rabbi Nachman of Bretzlav looked at that same universe and said, “The world is a tumbling die. There is an order, but we can’t chart it. There is a purpose, but it is not a straight line.” Joseph Ford (a mathematician interested in chaos) said, “God plays dice with the universe, but the dice are loaded.” Simply put, there is no order, but there is also a pattern to the chaos. He also says, “Evolution is chaos with feedback.” I suggest that in that feedback, we find God’s footprint…
When I read the day-by-day account of creation in Genesis 1, the reality is that none of the days are alike, that no poetic pattern exists which all days share, yet a rhythm emerges and an echo of what a created day should be – remains; I see “strange attractors” in the idiosyncratic numbering of each day, the nonlinear placement of names, blessings and the perception of “good,” the number of things created each day, etc. I find a pattern, not a formula. Here are harmonic possibilities – not anything that is linear. My heart says, “Life is just like that.”
Joel Lurie Grishaver
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 Bereishit
Shabbat Mevarchim HaChodesh
Torah: Genesis 5:1 - 6:6
Maftir: Genesis 6:5-8
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10

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 3, 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 Esther Zaslow
From: Jane Berins & Family

In memory of Bernard Berins
From: Jane Berins & Family

Building Fund

To: Elaine Haas
In memory of George Haas
From: Lazelle Alexander

General Fund

From: Alan Sklar

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

To: Elaine Haas
In memory of George Haas
From: Eileen & Dana Wallen

To: Marlene Friedman
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
From: Jane Berins & family

To: Deborah Silver
In appreciation of the wisdom, warmth and caring manifested
From: Sheryl & Sidney Gutmann

To: Louis Trachtman
Sending get well wishes to Betty
From: Dana & Eileen Wallen

Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Bernardo Boskis
From: Marcela & Ricardo Totah

In memory of Nerche Pailet
From: Marilyn Zackin

In memory of Kurt J. Bloch
From: Betty Moore

In memory of Alex Berger
From: Donna Kay Berger and Darryl & Louellen Berger
Will Samuels Memorial Fund

To: Jennifer & Livia Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Eileen & Dana Wallen

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Alan & Linda Jacobs

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Leon Rittenberg, III

To: Jennifer Samuels
Will and Jen are two of the most welcoming, kindest people. Will's sense fun and creativity will be remembered fondly. May his memory be a blessing.
From: Andrea Stancin

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will
From: Steve, Pat and Laurie Klein

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Jane Berins & Family

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels and family
In memory of your beloved son, brother, husband, and dad
From: Sheree & David Kanter, Corie & Jackie McHugh, and Jodi & Clark Warner

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Lazelle Alexander

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Deborah & Phillip Rubin

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Joan & Jerald Album

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
My heartfelt condolences to the Samuels family on the passing of their son, Will.
From: Elaine Haas

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