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Kabbalat Shabbat Within Passover
Friday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Mystical Chanting Service
Saturday, April 14 at 8:30
Torah Study with Coffee and Matzah at 9:30
Earth Day: Glass Recycling

Holocaust Memorial Weekend, April 20-22
Kabbalat Shabbat & Catered Dinner, Friday, April 20, RSVP Here
Featuring Donna Swarthout: How Modern Germany is Coping with the Holocaust

Community Holocaust Memorial Commemoration at MSU Ballroom
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Rabbi Pam Fryman, Director of Holocaust Studies
Sunday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m.

Progressive Dinner
Saturday, April 28
Appetizers at Ryan-Rassaby Home, 6 pm
Dinner at Adelman Home
Desert at Rabbi Ed & Beth’s home
RSVP by April 20 to Barb Rosenthal at 490-7218


Hazon Bike Ride

Torah Portion: Pesach

Amber Ikeman in Free Concert & Chanukah is Coming

Dear friends,
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. After the little break, Temple activities resume on Friday, December 1, at 6:00 pm as we come together to celebrate Shabbat. Torah study will resume at 9:30 the following morning. The Interfaith Panel meets on December 6 at Noon at the Temple and will discuss the impact of civil religion in America.

Mark your calendars for some wonderful December happenings. First, our own Amber Ikeman will give a free concert here at the Temple, on Sunday, December 10, at 7:00 pm. Then, join us for the grand Chanukah caberet, pot luck, and party on December 15 at 6:00 pm, where the service will consist mostly of acted out Chanukah stories, and we’ll share latkes and gelt after the service.

This week’s Torah portion, Vayishlach, finds our ancestor Jacob wrestling with an angel. He survives, after which G!d changes his name to Yisrael, meaning G!d-wrestler. Yisrael becomes the spiritual ancestor of the Jewish people and wrestling with G!d has become a core part of what it means to be a Jew. As we enter the darkest days of the year, it’s a good time to wrestle with what being a Jew means in your life. And if you want to wrestle more profoundly, join us at one of the many upcoming Temple events.

Rabbi Ed