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Weekly Message 11.06.2020 Parashat Vayeira

Parashat-Vayeira (and He appeared) Genesis (Bereshit) 18:1-22:24

HafTorah-II Kings 4:1-37



Dear friends,


This Shabbat weekend, we read and study the 4th portion of the Torah, Parashat Vayeira in the book of Bereshit (Genesis).


This portion is action packed and as it includes the birth of Isaac and the near sacrifice of Isaac, it is read on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah respectively. One of the many lessons of the Sedrah is that of "hospitality", that is making one's home available to all who need it and being kind and helpful to all who need it. Both Abraham and to a lesser extent, his nephew Lot practice various levels of this trait and in this Shabbat's Haftorah from the second Book of Kings, we read about Elisha's corresponding acts of kindness and concern for others.


In this contentious election season and bitter arguments over immigration and our differences, let's learn from Vayeira and strive to do better as individuals, families, congregation, and nation. As we struggle through a pandemic, more and more people are suffering from hunger and deprivation than at almost any time in our history. It is imperative for us to take our patriarch/matriarch's examples and contribute to food banks, and stay in touch with those who are isolated and lonely.


I am looking forward to seeing you at 7:30 pm tonight and 9:30 am tomorrow morning to pray together and continue our Torah study. If you are participating by Zoom, here is the login information:


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JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Services

Time: Nov 6, 2020 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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JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Saturday Shabbat Services

Time: Nov 7, 2020 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


With best wishes, Ron


Ron Becker

Spiritual Leader

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