Our Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur services will be held remotely (online, over-the-phone, streaming). We are still in the process of working out the specifics...
The most important thing for you to know is that
We Have Reserved the Best Seat for You in YOUR House for the HiHo's!
Would you be interested in attending a live, in-person, socially-distanced, outdoor SHOFAR SERVICE on Sunday afternoon, the second day of Rosh HaShannah? Please let me know.
How Are You? I really want to know.
Please reach out to me as I cannot possibly reach out to each of you. I welcome the opportunity for a quick check-in, for casual conversation or for something more serious.
Please call me or email me so we can arrange it.
We make special prayers for those who are ill at every Shabbat Morning service and during our Monday & Thursday Minyanim. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been adding a special Mi SheBayrach for those who have contracted the coronavirus.
You can add a name (traditionally: Hebrew/Yiddish name and mother's Hebrew/Yiddish name, but we'll take English names and the names of those who are not Members of our Tribe) by calling or emailing me.
Or better yet: why not join us for the 9:00am weekday morning minyan, and read the Psalm (in English) just before we include the name of your family member, friend or acquaintance in the Mi SheBayrach?
In this continuation of Moses' farewell messages, he reassures the Israelites of God's blessings as a reward for observance of the commandments. Similarly they will be led to victory over the Canaanite inhabitants of the Land of Israel if they remain faithful. Conquest of the land must be followed by purging it of all remnants of idolatrous practice.
Many were the lessons to be learned from the Israelites' forty-year sojourn in the wilderness: they were tested in terms of their loyalty to God's commandments, they had achieved a measure of discipline through the hardships they endured, and they learned that God would see them through their difficulties. Most importantly, they must remember that their impending victory over the Canaanites should not be viewed as a sign of their virtue and piety - it was a fulfillment of the promise made to their ancestors.
To illustrate this last point, Moses recalls the sinfulness of the nation in making the Golden Calf and at Tav'erah, Massah, Kivrot HaTa'avah and Kadesh Barne'a.
Their future was entirely dependent on their obedience to the Torah and love for God.
ALL our Synagogue Prayer Services and Programs are conducted over ZOOM
You can participate in one of two ways
Dialing in - or -
Using internet access and a smartphone, tablet or computer
Do You Need to Obtain a Siddur? Please call or email me for details. kas
Do you need a CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE to pages in the old Sim Shalom (Blue cover) for Shabbat and Holidays (when we are using Lev Shalem)?...
to the Weekday Services in Lev Shalem (when we are using the burgundy weekday Sim Shalom)?