Shavua tov – a good week to you!
This coming Friday evening is one of our First Friday Shabbats — join us at 6pm for Kabbalat Shabbat (“Welcoming Shabbat”), which will feature joyful song and praise as we let go of the week and welcome Shabbat into our midst.
This coming Shabbat morning, services will be led by Rabbi Rachel and we’ll read from parashat Chayyei Sarah (“The Life of Sarah.”) We’ll also celebrate the giving of Hebrew names to the grandchildren of our member Laura Dumouchel.
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, some links follow:
- 2005: Chayyei Sarah: the meaning of ownership
- 2008: In the same key [Torah poem]
- 2009: Departure [Torah poem]
- 2010: The years of my life
- 2013: On death and land: thoughts on Chayei Sarah
- 2013: Emulating Rebecca
- 2014: Reaching wholeness
And here’s the URJ’s compilation of commentaries on this week’s Torah portion: Chayei Sarah | URJ.
Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact Pattie Lipman.
We hope to see you soon at CBI!