Shavua tov – a good week to you!
Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am for services where we’ll read from parashat Beshalach. And join us at 11ish am for our Tu BiShvat Seder, our celebration of the New Year of the Trees!
We’ll journey through the Four Worlds and the four seasons, experience prayer and poetry and song, and enjoy many fruits and nuts which come from trees. This year we’re using a new haggadah assembled by Rabbi Rachel which will be projected on a big screen (to save paper – in celebration of the trees) — shared as part of ALEPH’s year of recommitment to deep ecology, seeing our living planet as a holy Temple in need of care. Please RSVP to the CBI office ASAP so we know how many chairs to set up!
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, some links follow:
- 2006: Reading the song and singing our own
- 2007: Water from the rock
- 2009: The psalm I sing [Torah poem]
- 2009: Song for the seventh day
- 2010: Seven Miriam Stories [Torah poems] – linked here because the Song of the Sea, whch is in this week’s Torah portion, figures prominently in this series of poems
- 2011: Enough [Torah poem]
And here’s the URJ’s compilation of commentaries on this week’s Torah portion: B’Shalach.
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.