Shavua tov; looking ahead to Shabbat

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

Shavua tov / a good week to you! This week we’re reading parashat Terumah. (The name of the Torah portion is a hyperlink; click on it to be taken to the Torah portion in English if you want to read the portion before coming to Shabbat services. Traditionally, we spend each week studying a new Torah portion, and then read from that portion on Shabbat, the culmination of the week, before beginning a new portion on Sunday again.)

return-to-shabbatThis Shabbat, our shalich tzibbur (prayer leader) will be Rabbi Rachel. On this Shabbat we’ll enter into Adar I (the first month of Adar); we’ll sing a few of the psalms of Hallel in celebration, and during our Torah study we’ll look at some nifty texts which focus on this unusual “extra” month which comes only 7 times during every 19 years.

We extend a hearty thank you in advance to this week’s service host, Darlene Radin. If you would like to join the shamashim (“helpers”) who welcome people to our Shabbat services and who host our light kiddush afterwards, contact Pattie Lipman.

We also thank our member Helene Armet for the home-baked challah!

We hope to see you soon at CBI. Have a great week!

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