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Weekly Message 12.17.2021 Parashat Vayechi

Parashat Vayechi - ("and he lived") Genesis 47:28-50:26

HafTorah Kings I 2:1-12



Dear friends,


I hope you have had a good week and am looking forward to being with you on this Shabbat weekend as we finish the Book of Genesis (the portion of Vayechi) and the story of Joseph and his legacy which inspires us to this day.


As I write this, I am particularly excited about the JCC's continued involvement in supporting our community at large, especially in feeding the hungry in our midst. Between our loyal bingo playing contingency and our synagogue membership, over a hundred pounds of food was collected and driven over to Metropolitan Ministries. As I write this message, I am preparing to join a JCC group (Art and Georgia Simon, Laura Bernas, and Chris Becker) to again volunteer at the Metropolitan Ministries center in Holiday, FL to distribute food, toys, and good cheer to several hundred families in our region. Hopefully, more and more of our membership will participate in this critical endeavor in the future.


What makes this Shabbat even more special than ending a Book of the Torah, is that we are celebrating a major milestone. Mark Land (son of Paul and Carol Land) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah (which of course was held right here at the JCC) by chanting his Bar Mitzvah Haftorah. Mazel Tov to Mark and his entire family and thanks to them for allowing us to share in this joyful occasion. So, please join your friends and congregants and especially the Land family in this celebration tomorrow (Saturday) morning.


Our Shabbat services will take place in-person and virtually on zoom as usual, 7:30 pm tonight and 9:30 am tomorrow morning.


See you in shul!


Ron Becker,

Spiritual Leader

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FRIDAY:


JCC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shabbat Services

Time: Dec 17, 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: Dec 18, 2021 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

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