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Weekly Message 01.21.2022 Parashat Yitro

Parashat Yitro - (Jethro) Exodus 18:1 - 20:23

HafTorah Isaiah 6:1 - 13


Dear friends,


After a tumultuous week which unfortunately began with news of the horrific incident at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX which fortunately ended with the hostages rescued. Please rest assured that we are taking measures to ensure our own safety.


Monday marked Tu B'Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which several of us at the JCC celebrated with our friends and colleagues in the Pasco County community.


We marched in solidarity down Pine Hill Road and attended an inspirational program at the Unity Spiritual Center. Special thanks to Danielle Merkle for taking outstanding photos of the march and the event itself. In addition to the picture included here, we will mount others on our website and in the Schrier. It was truly an uplifting day.


Prior to the march to the Unity Spiritual Center......From left to right: Ephraim Livingston, president of the African American Club of Pasco County; Ron Becker; Imam Ahmed Aly, spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of New Port Richey; and Eileen Hochstadt




More on this and our Torah portion of the week (Yitro in the Book of Exodus) at our services tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow morning at 9:30 am both in-person and on zoom. This is a particularly important Shabbat in that we are introduced to the Ten Commandments. By chanting this together, we place ourselves at Sinai just as our ancestors were and commit ourselves to our faith. Please join me as we experience this revelation together.


I would like to dedicate this Shabbat to my cousin Yossi Rosner who at only 16 years of age is critically ill. It is said that if in addition to prayer, we react to any insult or wrongdoing not with anger, but with warmth and kindness, then miracles and recovery could take place. Of course, all of humanity benefits from this practice as well.

See you in shul!


Shabbat Shalom,

Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Service

Time: Jan 21, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Morning Service

Time: Jan 22, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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