GEMILUTH CHASSODIM NEWSLETTER
ON THE TEMPLE CALENDAR

This Week February 14th - 21st, 2020
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14th


Shabbat Service 6pm


followed by oneg


Happy Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 16th
NO Religious School or Torah Tots
This Week's Torah Portion

Yitro Jethro 
Exodus 18:1–20:23

Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1


Summary:

  • Yitro brings his daughter Zipporah and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, to his son-in-law Moses. (18:1-12)

  • Moses follows Yitro's advice and appoints judges to help him lead the people. (18:13-27)

  • The Children of Israel camp in front of Mount Sinai. Upon hearing the covenant, the Israelites respond, "All that God has spoken we will do." (19:1-8)

  • After three days of preparation, the Israelites encounter God at Mount Sinai. (19:9-25)

  • God gives the Ten Commandments aloud directly to the people. (20:1-14)

  • Frightened, the Children of Israel ask Moses to serve as an intermediary between God and them. Moses tells the people not to be afraid. (20:15-18)





Our Congregation Remembers

 WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 15
 
*Julie Ann Heyman
*Louis Blackman
Beulah Rosenthal Kahn
Ruth Shapiro
Fred Simon
Sam Y. Bell
Gustave Kaplan
Isaiah Rosenthal
Rosa B. Goldberg
Herschel W. Eilerts
Bernhard Weil
Joseph Lipsey, Sr.
Rachal Klein
Melvin Homer
Regina Rosenthal 
*Abe Henry Meyer
*Rose Silver
Dr. Arthur V. Williams, Jr.
Fannie B. Weil



*A light will burn on our bronze Memorial board

May their memories be for a blessing


MI SHEBEIRACH
OUR COMMUNITY PRAYS FOR THE HEALING OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT



Kenny Baines
Kristine Baum
Phyllis Berenhaus
Arthur Blotner
Mary Beth Caplan
Dr. David Carlton
Nathan Dayan
Chuck Fine
Sylvia Goldstein
Jerry Hanaw
Susan Israel
Viola Johnson
Sara Kerr
Davida Margolin
Jamie Mykoff
Channa Rosner
Deborah Taylor
John Texada

Please visit our website section 'HEALING PRAYERS' linked below for the prayer for healing, Mi Shebeirach as recorded by our Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty. https://www.jewishtemple.org/healing-prayers

*If anyone knows of someone who is in need of a Mi Shebeirach prayer, please email the rabbi and she will mention their name in our bulletin, as well as at Friday night services. Their names will continue to be mentioned and listed until it is requested that their name be removed.

Betty Fay Lipsey • February 5
Cindy Hilger • February 7
Renata Pilat • February 12
Brennan (BB) Rubin • February 15
Evy Rose Stroderd • February 16
Melody SIroty • February 22
Fritzie Fine • February 27

Buffy & Matt Stroderd  •  March 27

NEXT WEEK
Lunch & Learn
Thursday February 20th at 12:30pm


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Shabbat Service 6pm

followed by oneg




SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2020

No Religious School



Kehillah High
Wednesday February 26
4-5:30pm
FEBRUARY 2020 TEMPLE CALENDAR

2/2-Religious School 9:30-11:30 am

2/2-5 Rabbi at SWARR conference in Houston

2/7- Big Creek Baptist Church visiting the Temple for services
Shabbat Services with accompaniment 6 pm, followed by oneg
2/9-Religious School goes to Gone Safari, meet there at 9:30

2/12-Kehillah High 4-5:30 pm
      Temple Board Meeting 5:30 pm

2/14- Shabbat with Torah Reading 6pm, with oneg to follow

2/15-Torah Study 10:30 am

2/16-Religious School 9:30-11:30 am
      Torah Tots 9:30-11 am
      
Annual Meeting and Tu B’Shvat Seder 6 pm

2/20- Lunch and Learn at Word of Mouth Café 12:30 pm rabbi@jewishtemple.org

2/21- Shabbat 6pm with oneg to follow

2/23- No Religious School: Mardi Gras Break

2/26-Kehillah High 4-5:30 pm

2/28- Birthday and Anniversary Shabbat 6pm, with dinner to follow,

Looking Forward
Purim 5780
Celebrating the 80's
Dress, Eat, Drink and Sing 80's style
Don't Miss Out
ADULT B'NAI MITZVAH


Is becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah something you missed and always wanted to do?


The course study will be 18 sessions long (full calendar to come), culminating with a group b’nai mitzvah service on a
Shabbat in 2020 (to be determined).

Whether you decide to join the b’nai mitzvah group, or are just interested in more Jewish learning, here’s an opportunity to learn with friends and a chance to accomplish something you may have thought beyond your reach.

email or call Rabbi Raina

2021 CONGREGATIONAL TRIP TO ISRAEL
2021 Congregational Tour of Israel

-See the Old City
-Float in the Dead Sea
-Ride a camel
-Sample wines from the Golan Heights
-Shop in the busy marketplace in Jerusalem
-Dip your feet in the Mediterranean Sea
-Congregational B’nai mitzvah at the Western Wall
-and much more


-open to all congregants, their families and friends.

OUR TREE OF LIFE



A leaf on our Tree of Life is a wonderful way to honor family and friends.

  BIRTHDAYS-BAT/BAR MITZVAHS-ANNIVERSARIES-BABY NAMINGS-SPECIAL LIFE EVENTS

A leaf is $150.00 and can be given by one or more people. 

  Contact: Jackie Auerbach
  404-538-1952  



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HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is to guarantee patient privacy, which is good for the patient because it protects their confidentiality, but not very helpful when the Temple is trying to find patients. Please do not assume that we know you are in the hospital or that the Chaplains Office has contacted the Temple or the Rabbi, even if a chaplain has visited you. PLEASE, I want to be able to visit you. I want to be able to offer you the solace and perspective of our tradition. The Temple wants to let you know that we care, but that can only happen when we know where you are. 

Thank you,

Rabbi Raina Siroty
Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim | Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty | 318.445.3655