Kabbalat Shabbat Within Passover
Mystical Chanting Service
Holocaust Memorial Weekend, April 20-22
Community Holocaust Memorial Commemoration at MSU Ballroom
Hazon Bike Ride
Torah Portion: Pesach
Amber Ikeman in Free Concert & Chanukah is Coming
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.