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Weekly Message 08.13.2021 Parashat Shoftim

Parashat Shoftim-Judges Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9

HafTorah Isiaih 51:12 - 52:12



Dear friends,


Chris, Nathan, Joshua, and I are back from our trip to Delaware. We enjoyed the time spent with our old college friends and three generations of our families.


With the High Holy Days rapidly approaching, we are preparing to share them with you and help increase their meaning for all of us. So, appropriately, this Shabbat, we chant and study the portion of Shoftim (literally "judges") in the Book of Deuteronomy (Devorim). We read the famous line that can certainly serve as our motto: "Justice, justice shall you pursue". We will deal with the concept of justice in all of its manifestations whether it's in the courtroom or in treating all people fairly whether they are friends, strangers, or foes. This includes justice in the courts and in our dealings with others in everyday life. Our prayers are meaningless if they are not accompanied by righteous behavior. To help us prepare further for the High Holy Days, our reading from the Prophets will be the 4th Haftorah of Consolation attributed to Isaiah which sends salvation to all people who champion justice and righteousness wherever they reside


Please join us either in-person or virtually on Zoom tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow at 9:30 am

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Service

Time: Aug 13, 2021 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 Morning Service

Time: Aug 14, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 497 903 0958

Passcode: 5QdVaA

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We have been blessed to come through the pandemic with minimal illnesses and pray that this will continue through the High Holy Days. I am looking forward to our being together for all of the activities in-person or virtually on Zoom:

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Selichot Saturday, August 28th 6:30 pm

Cemetery visitations Sunday, August 29th 11 am (Beit Olam); 12:15 (Grace Memorial); 2 pm (National Cemetery)

Erev Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 6th 7:30 pm

1st day Rosh Hashanah Tuesday, September 7th 9:30 am and 6:30 pm

2nd day Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 8th 9:30 am and Tashlich at the Cottee River 2:30 pm

Shabbat Shuvah September 10/11 2nd anniversary of our Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Kol Nidre Wednesday, September 15th 6:30 pm

Erev Sukkot Monday, September 20th 7:30 pm am and 5 pm

Erev Sukkot Monday, September 20th 7:30 pm

Sukkot morning Tuesday, September 21st 9:30 am

Hoshana Rabbah Monday, September 27th 9:30 am

Shemini Atzeret Tuesday, September 28th 9:30 am

Simchat Torah Tuesday, September 28th 6:30 pm

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With blessings and best wishes,


Ron Becker

Spiritual Leader

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