August 8 - 15, 2018                                                 27 AV   4 ELUL

  A message from Rabbi Sandra M. Bellush

At the end of this week is Rosh Chodesh  Elul, which  begins a month of spiritual preparation before the High Holy Days. Among the customs of  Elul  are blowing the shofar at morning services as a reminder of the approaching New Year and the recitation of Psalm 27, which states  Achat shaalti mei-eit Adonai  ("One thing do I ask of Adonai")... shivti b'veit Adonai kol y'mei chayai  ("to live in the house of Adonai all the days of my life.")  If we can think of "the house of Adonai" as synonymous to Temple, the verse reminds us of the importance of supporting and participating in Temple life. The verse also conveys a larger spiritual message. Since God's omnipresence can not be confined, holiness is a state of being. When we act in a way that reflects the Divine Image, we are inviting God's presence into our lives. As  Elul  draws near, may all of us act in ways that, indeed, make our world "God's house."    

           Rabbi Bellush          

This week:

Wednesday, August 8th
7:00 PM
Men's Club Cyclone's Game
6- 6:30 PM
Meet at Nathan's if you'd like!

Friday, August 10th
8:00 PM 
Shabbat Service

Saturday, August 11th
For commentary from Reform Voices of Torah for this 
weeks portion  

Deadline  quickly approaching to participate in the Sisterhood/Men's Club High Holy Day 
and Chanukah greeting card.  
  Due by August 15th.
Cantor Dubin is looking for Shofar Blowers!! 
 Willing to train!!
Contact Cantor directly at
High Holy Day tickets will be mailed
before the end of August. 
Friendly reminder that your account must be up to date to avoid any problems receiving tickets.
Summer Temple Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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