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Shabbat Services for this week
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Family Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 4:45 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, 5:15 PM

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, 10 AM

Community Havdalah

Saturday, 7:15 PM

Please note the new times for services this week. We're getting earlier!
Kavvanah of the Week
It’s a new year, so it’s time for a new weekly series.  This year we will be exploring kavvanot.
It’s hard to translate the word kavvanah.  It means something like ‘orientation’ or ‘intention.’  It’s easiest to think of it as the part of ourselves that we bring to a particular moment - a moment of personal transition or significance, a moment of prayer, a moment of silence. 
A kavvanah needn’t be a prayer, or even mention God in any form.  It can simply be us taking time to arrange ourselves to meet what is coming towards us, a kind of drawing up of our inner resources so that we are just a little more conscious, a little more aware as we step into our next experience.
Kavvanot can be used for moments and actions of any size and significance.  For example, here is one in the spirit of this week’s Torah portion, for beginning a new project:
As I stand on the threshold
as the road unfurls before me
let me pause.
Let me notice
the wishes I carry in my heart
the hopes I hold in my soul.
May I make this journey
in health and safety
knowing that even if the way is not clear
there will be a destination.
May this be so.
What is your own kavvanah for the week that is coming?
Rabbi Silver
Parashat Bereshit
Shabbat Machar Chodesh +
Mevarchim Hachodesh

Torah: Genesis 2:4 - 4:26
Maftir: Genesis 4:23-26
Haftarah: 1 Samuel 20-18-42

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 1, but you might like to read the full portion (“Full Kriyah”).
Our Shabbat brochure with Kavvanot, 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 Bernard Berins
From: Jane Berins

General Fund

I really enjoyed Rosh Hashanah services. L'Shnah Tovah!
From: David Aron

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

To: Deborah Silver
In honor of the High Holiday Committee and Rabbi Silver
From: Bruce & Miriam Waltzer

To: David Kaplinsky
In honor of your stellar performance
From: Bruce & Miriam Waltzer

Yahrzeit Fund

In memory of Adolf & Margarette Haas
From: George & Elaine Haas

In memory of Rose & Sam Blake
From: George & Elaine Haas

In memory of Lena Pailet
From: Kenneth & Barbara Pailet

In memory of Geraldine Samuels
From: Bruce Samuels

In memory of Jacqueline Totah
From: Ricardo & Marcela Totah
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