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Weekly Message 05.26.2023 SHAVUOT


Dear friends,


We have arrived at the holiday of Shavuot which commemorates the anniversary of the day that the Torah was given to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai.


The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals (Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot). It also marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer. We will celebrate the holiday with Shabbat/festival services tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow morning at 9:30 am both in-person and on Zoom.


Tonight's service will include the reading of excerpts from the Book of Ruth and on Saturday morning, we will chant Hallel (Songs of Praise), Akdamut (Introduction to the Words). We will also chant the Yizkor (Memorial) service following the Torah readings. This will be the last opportunity to participate in the Yizkor prayers in memory of beloved friends and family until Yom Kippur. Also, coincidentally Yizkor occurs on Memorial Day weekend this year so there will be a special prayer in memory of those who have fallen in the service of the country.


Then on Sunday, May 28th at 10:30 am, we will meet at the synagogue and virtually on Zoom to provide information on our exciting trip to Israel (October 30-November 10) and kick off the sign-up period! So, if you are at all interested in this trip with your fellow congregants, please join us on Sunday. Chris and I are very much looking forward to what will be a trip-of-a-lifetime.


And save the date, Tuesday June 6th at 9:30 am when there will be a memorial service for Howard Land, the beloved late brother of Paul Land followed by brunch and a chance to express condolences to Paul and family. At present, this will be only an in-person event, but if you are interested in participating but can't come to the synagogue, please let us know and we'll try to accommodate you on Zoom.


Shabbat Shalom/Chag Shavuot Sameach !חג שבועות שמח ! שבת שלום


Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Service, Friday 05/26/2023 7:30 pm

Time: May 26, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4979030958?pwd=YXJPT2FGVTdzVVV2bVQ3c1ZnS1lMZz09


Meeting ID: 497 903 0958

Passcode: 5QdVaA

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SATURDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Service, 05/27/2023, 9:30 am

Time: May 27, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4979030958?pwd=YXJPT2FGVTdzVVV2bVQ3c1ZnS1lMZz09


Meeting ID: 497 903 0958

Passcode: 5QdVaA


You will receive a Zoom invitation for Sunday via email on Friday.



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