GEMILUTH CHASSODIM NEWSLETTER
ON THE TEMPLE CALENDAR

For This Week of October 16th, 2020

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A Note From Rabbi Raina Siroty


On November 3, 2020, we’ll all vote in our national election. Regardless of your voting preference, which is a private matter, the sharp focus put on this election makes it another critical time in 2020, to grasp what is at stake. Below is information essential information for you to vote, participate in election day, and to make a difference as active, engaged and proud citizens. Let’s all do our part for the future. Let’s get ready now. We're voting for President AND local/ state leadership, propositions & amendments, educate yourself before going to the polls! Below is a non partisan guide.

Louisiana Voter Dates

Election day is Nov. 3

Registration deadlines
Online: Oct. 13
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 5
In person: Oct. 5

Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Received by Oct. 30
Return by mail: Received by Nov. 2 by 4:30 p.m.
Return in person: Nov. 2 by 4:30 p.m.

Early voting
Oct. 16 - Oct. 27 8am - 7pm (except Sundays)

EARLY VOTING
You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day.

You may vote early at any of the following locations.

RAPIDES PARISH COURTHOUSE
701 MURRAY ST.  
ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301-8060
8am - 7pm for Every day of early voting except Sundays

KEES PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
2450 HWY 28 E
PINEVILLE, LA 71360
8am - 7pm Every day of early voting except the Sundays

When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take one of the following:
  • a driver's license,
  • a Louisiana Special ID, 
  • LA Wallet digital driver's license, 
  • a United States military identification card that contains the applicant's name and picture, or
  • some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.


I look forward to joining you for Shabbat Services in person and on Zoom tomorrow night.  

 
L’Shalom,

Rabbi Raina 




Shabbat Service
Friday October 9th at 6pm
In Person and via Zoom
We are open for Shabbat Services

and

Rabbi Raina Siroty is also inviting you AND YOUR LOVED ONES to join us on Zoom

Shabbat Services

Friday October 16th at 6pm Central


Meeting ID: 251 868 1038 

Password: 001859 


This Weeks Torah Portion

When God was about to create heaven and earth, the earth was a chaos, unformed, and on the chaotic waters' face there was darkness. -
Genesis 1:1−6:8

Summary:

  • God creates the world and everything in it in six days and rests on the seventh. (1:1-2:3)

  • Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden, where they eat the forbidden fruit and are subsequently exiled. (2:15-3:24)

  • Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain kills his brother, Abel. (4:1-24)

  • Adam and Eve have another child named Seth. The Torah lists the ten generations from Adam to Noah. (4:25-5:32)

  • God regrets having created human beings and decides to destroy everything on earth, but Noah finds favor with God. (6:5-6:8)



Our Congregation Remembers


WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 17
 
Mary Scheinberg
*Barnett Gilberg
Aaron L. Levine
Bertha Levy
Lillian Mayer
Leon Fine
Sadie P. Peterson
*Mata Heiman Norman
*Rosa Casper
*Sam Warshauer
Isaac Wahlder
*Nellie Ginsberg
Cerf Joseph
Lena H. Posner
Lenore Jacobson
Saul H. Dayan
*Jetty Pressburg
Mary A. Joseph
Lou Dawn Dorsey



*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
Kristine Baum
Phyllis Berenhaus
Mary Beth Caplan
Nathan Dayan
Doris Greene
Harry Gross
Susan Israel
Viola Jonson
Sara Kerr
George LeRay
Ron Lubritz
Aaron Margolin
Davida Margolin
Jamie Mykoff
Harry Silver
John Texada
Joel Zigelstein
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 

Marilyn Wellan • October 1
Robin Caplan • October 5
Lee Fine • October 6
Juanita Graham • October 13
Ann Silver • October 14
John Simon • October 17
Rabbi Arnold Task • October 21
Sean Fine • October 22




Patricia & Ben Weil • October 15
Norrine & David Caplan •  October 21



RELIGIOUS SCHOOL WILL RESUME IN-PERSON EDUCATION
WE WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANT.
HAND WASHING AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, COLD
OR FEEL ILL, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
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