Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,
Shavua tov / a good week to you! And also chodesh tov, a good new month to you; welcome to the new lunar month of Av.
This week we’re reading the Torah portion called D’varim in the book of Deuteronomy. 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. If you would like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:
- Travelogue (Torah poem by Rabbi Rachel)
- Record (Torah poem by Rabbi Rachel)
- D’varim: Words / Things (commentary by a Jewish Renewal rabbi, Rabbi Shefa Gold)
- D’varim: Reform Commentaries (the Union for Reform Judaism’s page for this Torah portion, which contains several different Reform commentaries)
This Shabbat, our shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader) for morning services will be Rabbi Rachel. We extend a hearty thank you in advance to this week’s service host. 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!