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For This Week of January 8, 2021

A Note From Rabbi Raina Siroty


Those who stormed the Capitol yesterday were not interested in peace. They shamed themselves not because of what they believe but because of what they did.

Peace, real peace and acceptance takes effort. It takes a measure of risk, putting ourselves in an uncomfortable position that makes us vulnerable and, sometimes, unpopular. It is about creating a more perfect union - a more perfect union for our country and between each other. Only we as individuals can actively reach out and literally create the bridge that leads to peace.

In our prayer book Mishkan T’filah, we have this beautiful prayer for our country:
 
O Guardian of life and liberty,
may our nation always merit Your protection.
Teach us to give thanks for what we have
by sharing it with those who are in need.
Keep our eyes open to the wonders of creation,
and alert to the care of the earth.
May we never be lazy in the work of peace;
may we honor those who have died in defense of our ideals.
Grant our leaders wisdom and forbearance.
May they govern with justice and compassion
Help us all to appreciate one another,
and to respect the many ways that we may serve You.
May our homes be safe from affliction and strife,
and our country be sound in body and spirit.

Amen.
 
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night in the sanctuary and on Zoom at 6pm for Shabbat.


L' Shalom, Rabbi Raina






Shabbat Services
Friday, January 8th


Rabbi Raina Siroty is inviting you to join us on at 6PM inn the sanctuary and on Zoom for

Shabbat Services

Friday January 8th at 6pm Central


Meeting ID: 251 868 1038 

Password: 001859 


Sunday, January 10th
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL at 9:30
KEHILLAH HIGH at 11-12:15
This Weeks Torah Portion
Sh'mot Names
Exodus 1:1−6:1

These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each coming with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. - Exodus 1:1-4


Summary:

  • The new king of Egypt makes slaves of the Hebrews and orders their male children to be drowned in the Nile River. (1:1-22)

  • A Levite woman places her son, Moses, in a basket on the Nile, where he is found by the daughter of Pharaoh and raised in Pharaoh's house. (2:1-10)

  • Moses flees to Midian after killing an Egyptian. (2:11-15)

  • Moses marries Zipporah, the daughter of Midian's priest. They have a son named Gershom. (2:16-22)

  • God calls Moses from a burning bush and commissions him to free the Israelites from Egypt. (3:1-4:17)

  • Moses and Aaron request permission from Pharaoh for the Israelites to celebrate a festival in the wilderness. Pharaoh refuses and makes life even harder for the Israelites. (5:1-23)



Our Congregation Remembers


WEEK ENDING JANUARY 9
 
Anna Kalin
Abram Weinberg
Auger Siess
*Tillie B. Mayer
*Homer Adler
Samuel Hockwald
Benjamin F. Levy
*Rose Titche Cohn
Charlotte Kahn
*Samuel Weiman
*Gustave Carl Gehr, II
*Marcia Kaplan Kantrow
Berthold Weil
Leah Schuman
Mabel P. Childree
Ernest Block
*David Mayer
*Lillie D. Lisso
Annie Pincus
*Leonard Mayer
Fannie Sherman
Leon Bloch
*Harry J. Friedman, Sr.
Robert Karz
*Ann Weissman




*A light will burn on our bronze Memorial board

May their memories be for a blessing


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

For all those infected and affected by Coronavirus,

and for,

Marla Banta
Robert Banta
Dawn Baines
Kristine Baum
Phyllis Berenhaus
Michael Bindursky
Mary Beth Caplan
Nathan Dayan
Doris Greene
Susan Israel
Viola Jonson
George LeRay
Ron Lubritz
Aaron Margolin
Davida Margolin
Harry Silver
John Texada
Charles Ward
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.
ZOOM WITH RABBI RAINA
WEDNESDAYS at 10am

Rabbi Siroty is inviting you to an informal Zoom meeting.

Talk with Rabbi Raina Wednesdays at 10am

Join Zoom Chat


Meeting ID: 251 868 1038 

Password: 001859 

Edwin Caplan • January 2
Sam Friedman • January 4
Ellen Nachman • January 12
Angela Fine • January 17
Tommy Wahlder • January 17
Harry Silver • January 19
Lilia Dasha Wahlder • January 20
Carole (Sissy) Dayan • January 20
Nancy Greenberg • January 21
Eli David Beck • January 25
Rabbi Martin Hinchin •  January 30




Jody & Bren Dorsey • January 18


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Thank you,

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