Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Rorschach

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 29, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat.   This week’s portion begins on a high note.   Following the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests, the offerings were brought forward and then Aaron blessed them. Soon, the spiritual climax of the moment occurred. Aaron lifted his […]
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Perpetuate

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 22, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. The fire still burns from the altar of the ancient Temple. As our portion opens in chapter 6 of the book of Leviticus, the mention of fire occurs three times in six verses. Verse 2…the fire on the altar is kept […]
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Serious Silliness

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 15, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. I love Purim. It’s my favorite holiday, besides Yom Kippur. Really. That’s because both holidays are connected. The Hebrew name for the one we observe in the fall, our day of atonement could be read as Yom-a day K’purim-like Purim. On one holiday […]
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Lament and Joy

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 8, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. The new moon has appeared and with it the beginning of the month of Adar II. When the moon reaches its fullest and brightest appearance, we will joyfully celebrate Purim. We are supposed to be happy, even commanded throughout the whole […]
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From Golden Calf to Golden Opportunity

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On March 1, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. Last week, the people feared Moses had died. They expected his arrival down the mountain and he did not show. How long should it take to receive the Torah? Their fear and faithlessness led them to construct what they knew. Or […]
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