GEMILUTH CHASSODIM NEWSLETTER
ON THE TEMPLE CALENDAR

For This Week of April 30th, 2021
ZOOM SHABBAT WITH TEMPLE SINAI
FRIDAY MAY 1st at 6PM
A NOTE FROM RABBI SIROTY


Finally, with our extended family all fully-vaccinated, we are going to Los Angeles for an over-due visit. Truly a shehecheyanu moment.

We are leaving Tuesday April 27th and will return on May 5th.

Again, I have made arrangements for our congregation to be able to join

Temple Sinai in New Orleans for

Shabbat Services on Friday May 1st at 6pm.

 
Meeting ID: 782 753 060 

Passcode: 076598 

As always, I am available for urgent matters on my phone, via text and voicemail
at 310 800-4243.

L'Shalom,

Rabbi Raina
This Weeks Torah Portion

The Eternal One said to Moses: "Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: None shall defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, . . ." - Leviticus 21:1−24:23

Summary:

  • Laws regulating the lives and sacrifices of the priests are presented. (21:1-22:33)

  • The set times of the Jewish calendar are named and described: the Sabbath, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Pilgrimage Festivals of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot. (23:1-44)

  • God commands the Israelites to bring clear olive oil for lighting the sanctuary menorah. The ingredients and placement of the displayed loaves of sanctuary bread are explained. (24:1-9)

  • Laws dealing with profanity, murder, and the maiming of others are outlined. (24:10-23)



Our Congregation Lovingly Remembers...

WEEK ENDING MAY 1
 
Henrietta Pressburg
Flora Goudchaux
*Goldye Fellman Offenberg
Jasper Harms
Mayo B. Dorsey, IV
Bella Ball Lubritz
*Dr. Eugene Rosenthal Pincus
Estelle B. Weil
Gertrude Rose Clapham
Isadore Bergman
*Sylvan Robert Fox
*Rosalyn Fox
*Minnie Frenkel
Arthur Weil
*Harry Levine
*Steve Sherman
Leonard Weiss
*Lillie L. Kaplan
Helen K. Siess
Dr. James Edward Hamill


*A light will burn on our bronze Memorial board

May their memories be for a blessing


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

For all those infected and affected by Coronavirus,

and for,

Marla Banta
Robert Banta
Kristine Baum
Phyllis Berenhaus
Mary Beth Caplan
Gayle Brignac
Randy Brigs
Abby Furco
Susan Israel
Viola Jonson
Sara Kerr
Michael Myers
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.
Jackson Noles • May 1
Joseph P. Beck IV (Pershing) • May 12
Julie Borrel • May 23
Laurie Wahlder • May 24
Rabbi Raina Siroty • May 25
Belle Fine •  May 26
Trish Zeichner • May 26
Cohner Rubin • May 30


Judy & Martin Heyman • May 21
Shelley & Meyer Kaplan • May 22
Ann & Ted Silver • May 24

LOOKING FORWARD
A NOTE FROM RABBI SIROTY


Good news, our Torah has been repaired. The Soferet who restored our Torah will personally be bring it back to us the weekend of May 22nd. In celebration We will have a Congregation brunch on Sunday May 23rd, so please save the date!

Looking forward to seeing you for Shabbat Friday night.

L'Shalom,

Rabbi Raina

 
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: Kim Bindursky
  318 613-1647 


 krb@bestmetalrecyclers.com

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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