Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,
Shavua tov / a good week to all!
This coming Shabbat is a First Friday, so join us at 6pm on Friday night for a vegetarian / dairy potluck dinner (hosted by Maribeth and David and Adam Pomerantz) followed by Kabbalat Shabbat services led by Rabbi Rachel. Please RSVP to the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the potluck so we know how many places to set at the table.
Join us also at 9:30am on Saturday morning for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Rachel, where we’ll read from parashat Matot-Masei.
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, some links follow:
- 2005: All the vows
- 2006: Vows and obligations
- 2008: Promises [Torah poem]
- 2009: Spoils [Torah poem for Matot-Masei]
- 2011: The Ishbitzer on the power of purifying the imagination
And here’s the URJ’s compilation of commentaries on this week’s Torah portion: Matot at the 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 the office.