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Weekly Message 09.23.2022 Parashat Nitzavim

Parashat Nitzavim (one's standing) - Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20

HafTorah - Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9



L' Shana Tovah

Dear friends,


As we begin the fall season and our final preparations for Rosh Hashanah and beyond, I would like to thank those who have worked to prepare and all who have participated in last weekend's Selichot gathering and service, and our annual cemetery visitations. And special thanks to those who have already indicated that they will join in volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries in distributing food and cheer to those in need during the fall and winter holiday seasons. And a reminder that there is still time to let us know that you can volunteer as well, but please do so by the end of today so that we can make the reservation. If you are unable to volunteer some time, please consider a donation of funds or non perishable food to Metropolitan Ministries (you can drop off the food at the synagogue) or other organizations that are feeding the hungry during these trying times.


Our Shabbat services tonight at 7:30 pm and tomorrow morning at 9:30 am (in-person and on Zoom) continue where we left off with our Selichot prayers, the theme of repentance as the children of Israel are poised to enter a life of freedom and self-determination in the Holy Land. We read in the Torah portion of Nitzavim in the book of Deuteronomy, that the process of repentance and the returning to Adonoi is achievable here on earth and "not in the heavens". We are presented with a free will and are commanded to choose good for the sake of ourselves, those in our families and communities, and the survival of the earth. Nothing is beyond our ability to achieve if we have the will and the courage to do so.


We begin our Rosh Hashanah rituals with services on Sunday at 5 pm. We take advantage of the Holy Day's beginning on a weekend evening to have our Maariv service earlier than usual so that immediately after (the service will not exceed one hour in length) we can enjoy a celebratory Yom Tov dinner with family and friends without having to cut it short to rush to shul! We then continue on Monday morning with the Rosh Hashanah service and Shofar at 9:30 am, Tashlich at my home on the Cotee River at 3 pm, and Mincha/Maariv at 6 pm. On the second day of Rosh Hashanah (Tuesday), we will have services and Shofar at 9:30 am in shul and on Zoom. Looking forward to seeing you on all of the High Holy Days and Yom Tovim and throughout the year.


Shabbat Shalom!


Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat evening Service

Time: Friday, Sep 23, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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SATURDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat morning Service

Time: Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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SUNDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Erev Rosh Hashanah

Time: Sundary Sep 25, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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