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Shabbos Bulletin
Parshas Va'eira
Mevarchim Chodesh Shevat
Friday, December 31, 2021 / 27 Tevet 5782

In response to the resurgence of Covid, the Board has decided to err on the side of caution and not gather for services through January 8 and will reassess at that time. The joint Shabbos at Beth Jacob will be rescheduled for February, Gd willing. Refuah Sheleima to all.

FRIDAY, December 31
4:37   PM--Candle lighting
No Services

SATURDAY, January 1
No Services
5:36--PM--Shabbat ends

Rosh Chodesh Shevat begins Sunday night, Jan 2 and ends Monday night, Jan 3. Good Chodesh!
With sorrow, we regret to inform you of the passing of

Roen Salem (Shoshana bat Ariel)

Precious wife of Donald Salem
Cherished mother to Danielle, Johanna, Ari and Nili Salem.

The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, December 31 at 2pm. 
Hillside Memorial Park 
6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045
All are welcome to join. It will be a short service as it is close to Shabbat and it will be outside, so please dress warmly. 

Minyanim & Visitation Sun, Jan 2 - Thurs, Jan 6:
2028 S. Barrington Ave 2A, 90025 (outdoors only)
Shacharit at 8am, visitation until 10am
Mincha/Maariv at 4:30pm visitation until 7:30pm (Sun-Wednesday only).
*Final shiva minyan will be Thursday, January 6 for Shacharit at 8am 

Message from Roen's family:
Everyone is welcome to come to the funeral in bright, colorful, and artistic clothes.
We invite friends coming to shiva to bring a nice healthy candle or two to light in our home during shiva to leave us your energetic blessings and to create a beautiful and light-filled home, just as my mom always did.
If you're in the mood to do a kindness, we invite you to say tehillim/psalms and give tzedaka/charity in her honor and memory... Our Eishet Chayil, Shoshana bat Ariel. Thank you. 

May the Almighty comfort the bereaved family along with all mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 
הַמָּקוֹם יְנַחֵם אֶתְכֶם בְּתוֹך שְׁאַר אֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָלַיִם
With sorrow, we regret to inform you of the passing of

Morris Gurvin (Meir ben Natan)

Loving brother of Leon Gurvin

The funeral will take place Sunday, January 2 at 3pm.
Mount Sinai Memorial Park
5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Maariv on Sunday, Jan 2 at 6:30pm 
1561 South Oakhurst Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035
(Parking available across the street at Canfield Elementary School)

Further minyanim and visitation information to follow. 
May the Almighty comfort the bereaved family along with all mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. 
הַמָּקוֹם יְנַחֵם אֶתְכֶם בְּתוֹך שְׁאַר אֲבֵלֵי צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָלַיִם
Reb Shlomo Carlebach zt"l 
Parsha Va'eira
(Via Stuie Wax)

We Can't Stand Exile
“And I will take you to Me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the suffering in Egypt.”

You know my sweetest friends, when we read about leaving Mitzrayim (Egypt) the first thing G-d says is "Vehotzeisi Eschem Mitachas Sivlos Mitzrayim", I will take you out from being able to stand Egypt. "Sivlos Mitzrayim", Sivlos also means to be able to put up with, to tolerate. You see, the first thing about redemption, to get out of exile is that you have to stop liking the exile. Imagine I am in exile but I like it in exile, then nobody can take me out.

At one time I told someone about the holiness and beauty of Yerushalayim, they said to me listen, I'll tell you the truth, I like the Bronx. So what can you do with them? The Messiah will come and give them a free ticket to Israel but they like the Bronx. They will never move, there is nothing you can do.

Do you know what the saddest thing in the world is? Only one fifth of the Jews left Egypt, they liked it there. I don't have to tell you. In America, after the black man was freed, how many people really wanted to be free, they wanted to go back right away to being a slave, do you know why? Basically, it's the strangest thing in the world. Everybody talks about freedom, but you know something? It's a very heavy thing to be free.

So the first thing of redemption is that G-d will take you out from being able to stand being in exile, you won't like it anymore. See what happened when Moshe comes to the yidden, they suddenly couldn't stand it anymore. This was the first step of redemption.

I bless you and me that we should hear the footsteps of the ultimate redemption now!

Good Shabbos!
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