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Weekly Message 01.24.2020

Dear friends,

After a very full and fulfilling weekend, I would like to thank all those who participated in the moving Martin Luther King Day march and program. We will continue to work with our friends in the communities of faith to promote activities to fight hatred and discrimination whenever it appears.

Also, thanks to Barbara E Johnson for organizing a wonderful dine-out event at Argento's Italian Bistro and to all those who attended and enjoyed the meal and the wonderful company!

Now another Shabbat weekend is upon us and we will have services as usual at 7:30 tonight (Friday) and at 9:30 am tomorrow morning. Our Torah portion is Va-eira in the book of Exodus.

Our reading will encompass the genealogy of the descendants of Jacob's children in Egypt and Moses and Aaron taking on the responsibility of helping to free them from bondage. I will be speaking about the spirits of the enslaved and why those being persecuted are often reluctant to be "rescued" and how this applies to us in modern times.

On Sunday morning at 11 am, we continue our study of the 613 mitzvot concentrating on those relating to business practices and other aspects of morality in everyday life

I hope to see many of you at one or more events this weekend and wish you all a Shabbat Shalom.

Ron Becker

Spiritual Leader

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