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Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!
Services for this weekend & Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Please note there are additional services.

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Friday, 6 PM

Shabbat Morning Services for Chol Hamoad

Saturday, 9 AM
**Please note the earlier start time for this week**
For Heaven's Cake
In the Sukkah

Saturday, 4 PM

Minyan with Men's Club

Sunday, 9:15 AM
Shemini Atzeret Morning Service + Yizkor



Tuesday, 9:15 AM
Simchat Torah Service
In the Sukkah Garden


Tuesday, 6:30 PM
simchat torah
Simchat Torah Children's Celebration
In the Young Lounge

Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Simchat Torah Morning Service


Wednesday, 9:15 AM
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.

Sitting in Emptiness
On Sukkot, we sit in the sukkah:
In an empty room
Porous walls
Holes in the ceiling
No door
 
And we feel the same:
No hope
Unprotected
Everything bad gets in
And no way to get out
 
And we feel the same:
Possibilities for miles
Vulnerable to love
Safe in the community’s hut
Open to Holy Wholeness
 
We sit in this emptiness that is not empty
And in a week it will be gone.
 
By: Trisha Arlin
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.
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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,
Amen.
Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot
Torah: Exodus 33:12 - 34:26
Maftir: Numbers 29:23-28
Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18 - 39:16

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”).
Brochure
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 these past few weeks.
Building Fund

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Jan & N'Ann Glade

Caring Committee Fund

To: Marlene Friedman
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
From: Sue Rae & Ken Bishop

To: Elaine Haas & Family
Our deepest condolences on the loss of our long time friend, George Haas.
From: Sue Rae & Ken Bishop

In memory of my parernal grandmother, Eva Lassen
From: Sandy Lassen

Emanuel Steinberg Education Fund

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Avi & Fanya Gedalia

General Fund

From: Marcela & Ricardo Totah

To: Elaine Haas & Family
In remembrance and sympathy for George. It is with a heavy heart I send my sympathies
From: Kitzi Goldman

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In remembrance and sympathy for Will. Our deepest sympathies
From: Kitzi Goldman

To: David & Laura Kulick
In honor of Ida-Rose, Sandy, and Diana
From: Rise P. Kulick

To: The Samuels Family
In loving memory of Will Samuels
From: Michael & Lisa Sackett

To: Lexie Toshav
Mazel tov on your Bat Mitzvah!
From: Henry Haber

From: Lynn & Arthur Penn

Gilda Finkelstein Gift of Israel Fund

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Rosalie Dulitz

In memory of Carrie Finkelstein
From: Sanford Pailet

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of William Samuels
From: Charlene Pukof

In memory of Lena Finkelstein Pailet
From: Sanford Pailet

Herbert & Margot Garon Memorial Fund

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In beloved memory of Will Samuels. You will be missed greatly.
From: Susan & Art Shevitz

To: Jennifer Samuels and Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Nathan & Robin Lew

To: Elaine Haas & Family
In memory of George Haas
From: Nathan & Robin Lew

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

To: Deborah Silver
In honor of Rabbi Silver
From: Sandra Stern & Steven Shapiro

From: Joan & Dennis Fontana

Yahrzeit Fund
In memory of Beryl Fisher
From: Joe Epstein

In memory of Sam Friedman
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman

In memory of Ida Glazer
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman

In memory of Dagny Johansson
From: Mona Juran

In memory of Sam Rodman
From: Sara Gaethe

In memory of Bernard Friedman
From: Reuben & Marlene Friedman

In memory of Golda Rodman
From: Sara Gaethe

In memory of Geraldine Samuels
From: Bruce Samuels

In memory of May Feder
From: Susan & Yeffet Saidi
Will Samuels Memorial Fund

To: Livi Samuels
In memory of your dad, my junior congregation teacher, USY advisor and friend, Will Samuels.
From: Julie Finkelstein

To: The Samuels Family
In beloved memory of Will Samuels. We cannot begin to express how much we will miss him.
From: Sue Rae & Ken Bishop

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Sylvan & Judy Steinberg

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Joel & Ruth Loeffelholz

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Phyllis & Richard Levy

To: The Samuels Family
We are sorry to hear about Will. He was such an energetic, kind man and I know he will be missed by everyone, especially the people he came into contact with the King Cake Hub. We enjoy being part of the King Cake Hub and looking forward to the King Cake Hub’s continued success. I know Will will be present in spirit every day of every king cake season.
From: Caywood & Randazzo's Bakery/Kenny Sr, Kenny Jr, Nicholas Caywood and Susan Randazzo

To: The Samuels Family
Thanks for the many years of joy and frivolousness. Life is so much better for having known Will Samuels.
From: Megan Bronson & Andy Lehman

To: The Samuels Family
I was very sorry to hear the sad new about Will, and very fortunate to have seen him the last time I was in New Orleans.  I will always remember how friendly and personable he was, both as a child and as an adult. My heart goes out to his entire family
From: Wendy Selman

To: The entire Samuels family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Esther & Marc Hendler

To: Madilyn, Alvin, and Mark Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Shellie & Terry Jacobson

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Celia Katz

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Ann (Willow) & Barry Kaplan

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Sharon & David Pollack

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Janie & Billy Rippner

To: Jennifer & Livia Samuels
In loving memory of our dear friend and wonderful neighbor. We were blessed by God in knowing Will!
From: The Perschalls (Linda, Trip, Paul, Courtney and Ashley)

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels. May his memory be a blessing.
From: Mark, Barbara and David Kaplinsky

To: The Samuels Family
In fond memory of Will Samuels. May his dreams continue to live on through the many lives he touched.
From: Pamela Olson

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Dorrie Kahn's Family & Susan Enteen's Family

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Lynne Mire

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Jack & Rachel Merlin

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Diane Africk

To: Madilyn & Alvin Samuels
In memory of Will Samuels
From: Lynne & Buddy Kullman

To: The Samuels Family
In memory of Mr. Will Samuels. May his memory be a blessing.
From: Sanford Pailet
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