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Weekly Message 10.28.2022 Parashat Noach

Parashat Noach (rest) Genesis 6:9 - 11:32

HafTorah Isaiah 54:1-10



Dear friends,


I have just returned from my week away and delivering three talks at professional conferences and at a memorial service. I was also privileged to see spectacular fall colors in Maryland and New Jersey for the first time in nearly a decade! Thanks to all who helped make our religious services so beautiful and meaningful in my absence!


This Shabbat we will read and study the first triennial portion of the Sedrah of Noach in the Book of Bereshit (Genesis). It is such a well- known story that movies have been made and children universally are well aware of it to the point that some congregations bless pets and other animals this week. However, there is much to learn from the flood story and much applies to our situation in the year 5783. Once again, great storms envelop the earth resulting in much destruction and loss of life. I just learned that an acquaintance lost both of her grandmothers to drowning during Hurricane Ian. Parashat Noach reminds us that we are the stewards of the earth. Hashem provides us with the tools to nourish and protect ourselves and our surroundings, but we have to choose to do so and then work as hard as we can to carry it out. As the Prophet Isaiah pronounces in this week's Haftorah, we can recover from "the waters of Noach" and build back a society that is stronger and based on morality and with care and protection for our fellow humans and all that is good in the earth.


I'm looking forward to joining you in prayer and study this Shabbat as always at 7:30 pm tonight and 9:30 am tomorrow morning in-person and virtually on Zoom.


Shabbat Shalom!


Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Service 10/28/22, 7:30 pm

Time: Oct 28, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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SATURDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Service 10/29/22 9:30 am

Time: Oct 29, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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