Shabbat Inspiration, Worship Schedule, and LifeCycle Notices
Friday, December 3, 2021 / 29 Kislev 5782
As we learned in Parashat Miketz, Pharoah dreamt about an impending famine. From his perspective as the ultimate ruler, he believed that he would live eternally. He was not able to understand or appreciate tragedies or any suffering that might be caused by a famine, these were the problems for mortals. Through this mere mortal lens, Joseph understood that although Egypt was the “land of plenty”, Pharoah could not promise a sustainable food source. During these plentiful times Joseph decided to begin storing grain. When the seven years of plenty came to an end, famine entered the land. Joseph was prepared and opened up the storehouses and began to sell the grain to avert a potential tragedy. Beyond his interpretation skills, I appreciate Joseph’s problem solving abilities and his focus on being prepared for the future.  
Participation in our annual Mitzvah Appeal campaign is critical to the financial health of our Synagogue as these generous gifts comprise 10% of our annual operating budget. Not unlike Joseph’s forward thinking approach to solving for the famine in Egypt, your generosity allows our community to be prepared for the future so we can continue to be a vibrant Jewish community offering many doors in which we each can engage, learn and grow together.

I am very grateful that one of our Mitzvah Appeal programs this year will be in person (and virtual for those who so wish). Ronnie Rice, formerly of the New Colony Six, will headline the December 11th event and perform many golden oldies from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Fully vaccinated people will be able to let down their hair, but not their masks, and enjoy a fun time together. Sign up today through our online pledge form and help us raise the roof as well as raise money for our annual Mitzvah Appeal. I look forward to seeing you next Saturday.

Shabbat Shalom.
Lee Weintraub, Vice President and Mitzvah Appeal Chair
Shabbat Ushers & Greeters Needed
We need of additional volunteers to usher for Kabbalat Shabbat services every Friday night. Please contact Shlomit if you are available and would like to learn more. 
Receive Yahrzeit Notifications by Email
With the recent updates to our database systems, we are taking this opportunity to find out if you wish to receive notifications by email. Please contact Shlomit and let us know. Notices are sent two weeks prior to the yahrzeit. If you would like to be notified on the Hebrew date, let us know this as well.
Worship Support
To access worship services virtually, please check the latest info/links on the online calendar. Please note that worship services are also posted on Facebook Live. Kabbalat Shabbat Livestream will include virtual t’filah to follow the service. If you don’t have a copy of Mishkan T’filah (siddur / prayerbook) at home for Kahal Shabbat morning services or Kabbalat Mitzvah services, you can get a free online flip book.