Shabbat Bulletin

Parashat Mikketz/Shabbat Ḥanukkah/RoshḤodesh  

by Lynn Crocker on December 5, 2018

View Print Bulletin Parashat Mikketz/Shabbat Ḥanukkah/RoshḤodesh   30 Kislev, 5779 / December 8, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 43:16-44:17 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 265 Shevi’i: Numbers 28:9-15, page 930. Maftir: Numbers 7:48-53, page 809 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7, page 1269 (43:16-34) For a second time Joseph receives his brothers with great honor and arranges a feast for them. (44:1-17) Joseph tests his... Read more »

Parashat Va-Yeishev

by Lynn Crocker on November 29, 2018

View Print Bulletin Parashat Va-Yeishev 23 Kislev, 5779 / December 1, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 39:1-40:23 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 238 Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8, page 247 (39:1-6) Joseph’s experiences in Egypt at Potiphar’s house. (39:7-19) Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph. He refuses, so she accuses him of attempted rape. (39:20-23) Joseph is imprisoned, but once again rises to... Read more »

Parashat Vayishlaḥ

by Lynn Crocker on November 22, 2018

View Print Bulletin Parashat Vayishlaḥ 16 Kislev, 5779 / November 24, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 35:16-36:43 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 214 Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1-21, page 221 (35:16-20) Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin and is buried on the road to Bethlehem. (35:22) Reuben’s sin. (35:22-26) A review of the sons of Jacob. (35:27-29) Isaac dies and is buried in... Read more »

Parashat Vayetzei

by Lynn Crocker on November 15, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, November 16, 4:38 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Vayetzei 9 Kislev, 5779/November 17, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 31:17-32:3 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 181 Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10, page 188 (31:17-21) Without telling Laban, Jacob gathers his herds and flocks and leaves. Rachel takes Laban’s teraphim (household idols). (31:22-32:3) Laban pursues... Read more »

Parshat Toldot

by Lynn Crocker on November 14, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, November 9, 4:44 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Toldot 2 Kislev, 5779/November 10, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 27:28-28:9 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 157 Haftarah, Malachi 1:1-2:7, page 162 (27:28-45) Isaac blesses Jacob. Esau returns home and discovers Jacob’s deception. Esau weeps and pleads for a blessing from Isaac, who... Read more »

Parshat Ḥayei Sarah

by Lynn Crocker on November 1, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, November 2  5:50 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Ḥayei Sarah 25 Ḥeshvan, 5779 / November 3, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 24:53-25:18 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 137 Haftarah: 1 Kings 1:1-31, page 142 (24:53-67) Rebecca consents to go with Eliezer, and is given a farewell blessing by her family. Rebecca... Read more »

Parashat Vayera

by Jaymee Alpert on October 25, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, October 26th  5:58 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Vayera 18 Ḥeshvan, 5779 / October 27, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 21:1-22:24 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 112 Haftarah: 2 Kings 4:1-37, page 123 (21:1-8) God keeps His promise: Isaac is born. Isaac is circumcised. There is a banquet on the day... Read more »

Parashat Lekh L’kha

by Lynn Crocker on October 18, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, October 20th  6:06 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Lekh L’kha 11 Ḥeshvan, 5779 / October 20, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 16:1-17:27 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 86 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16, page 95 (16) Abram’s concubine, Hagar, becomes pregnant, leading to conflict with Sarai. Hagar runs away, but she returns after... Read more »

Parashat Noaḥ

by Lynn Crocker on October 11, 2018

View/Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, October 12th  6:16 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Noaḥ 4 Ḥeshvan, 5779/October 13, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 11:1-11:32 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 58 Haftarah, Isaiah 54:1-55:5, page 64 1. (11:1-9) The story of the Tower of Babel and the dispersion of humankind. 2. (11:10-32) The ten generations from Noah to... Read more »

Shabbat Ḥol Hamoed – Sukkot

by Lynn Crocker on September 27, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, September 28  6:36 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Shabbat Ḥol Hamoed – Sukkot 20 Tishrei, 5779 / September 29, 2018 Exodus 33:12-34:26 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 538 Maftir: Numbers 29:26-31, page 935 Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16, page 1260 (33:12-23) Moses intercedes on behalf of the people after the sin of the Golden... Read more »

Parshat Ha’azinu

by Lynn Crocker on September 19, 2018

View Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, September 21  6:47 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Ha’azinu 13 Tishrei, 5779/September 22, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deuteronomy 32:1-52 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayyim, page 1185. Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22: 1-51, page 1197 (32:1-3) Invitation to heaven and earth to pay attention as the poet declares God’s qualities. (4-18) History of God’s... Read more »

Parashat Va-yeilekh / Shabbat Shuvah

by Lynn Crocker on September 13, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, September 14  6:58 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Va-yeilekh / Shabbat Shuvah 6 Tishrei, 5779 / September 15, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 1173 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10; Micha 7:18-20, page 1234 (31:1-13) I am 120 years old today.  On the last day of his... Read more »

Parshat Nitzavim

by Lynn Crocker on September 6, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, September 8  7:19 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Nitzavim 28 Elul, 5778 / September 8, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 1165 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9, page 1180 (29:9-28) A warning to preserve the covenant with God and God’s Torah, with a description of the punishment... Read more »

Parshat Ki Tavo

by Lynn Crocker on August 30, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, August 31st  7:19 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Ki Tavo 21 Elul, 5778 / September 1, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deut. 26:12-28:6 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 1142 Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22, page 1160 (26:12-15) The declaration that all the tithes have been paid, and a prayer for God’s blessing. (26:16-19)... Read more »

Parashat Ki Tetzei

by Lynn Crocker on August 23, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, August 24th  7:29 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Ki Tetzei 14 Elul, 5778 / August 25, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deut. 23:8-24:13 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 1123 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5, page 1137 (23:8-9) The commandment not to abhor an Edomite or an Egyptian. (23:10-15) Preserving the purity of the... Read more »

Parashat Shoftim

by Lynn Crocker on August 16, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, August 17th 7:38 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Shoftim 7 Elul, 5778/August 18, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deut. 18:6-19:13 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 1094 Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12, page 1107 (18:6-8) The rights of the Levites who live outside of Jerusalem. (18:9-22) The prohibition of sorcery, with a warning to... Read more »

Parshat Re’eih/Rosh Ḥodesh

by Lynn Crocker on August 9, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, August 10th 7:45 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Re’eih/Rosh Ḥodesh 30 Av, 5778/August 11, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deuteronomy 12:29-14:29 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, p. 1068. Maftir: Numbers 28, 9-15, page 930 Haftarah: Isaiah 66, page 1219 (12:29-13:1) Another warning against following the practices of the Canaanites. (13:2-19) Laws concerning... Read more »

Parshat Ekev

by Lynn Crocker on August 2, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, August 3rd 7:55 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Ekev 23 Av, 5778/August 4, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deuteronomy 9:4-10:11. Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, p. 1042. Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3, p. 1055 (9:4-29) As part of a long section of exhortation and teaching, Moses reviews some of the history of the Israelites... Read more »

Parshat Va’et-ḥanan/ Shabbat Naḥamu

by Lynn Crocker on July 26, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, July 27th  8:01 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Va’et-ḥanan/ Shabbat Naḥamu 16 Av, 5778/July 28, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deut. 5:1-6:25 Ḥumash Etz Hayim, page 1015 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1-26, page 1033 (5:1-18) A recapitulation of the Ten Commandments. (5:19-30) The people are terrified by God’s voice. They beg Moses... Read more »

Parshat Devarim/Shabbat Ḥazon

by Lynn Crocker on July 19, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, July 20th 8:06 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Devarim/Shabbat Ḥazon 9 Av, 5778 / July 21, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Deut. 2:2-30 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 990 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27, page 999 (2:2-30) The stages of the Israelites’ journeyings through the territory of the Edomites, the Moabites, and the... Read more »

Parshat Mattot-Masei

by Lynn Crocker on July 12, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, July 13th 8:10 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parshat Mattot-Masei 2 Av 5778 / July 14, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Numbers 32:1-33:49 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 949 Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4; 4:1-2, page 973 (32:1-14) The Reubenites and Gadites ask for the land east of the Jordan. (32:15-32) Moses agrees... Read more »

Parashat Pinḥas

by Lynn Crocker on July 5, 2018

View Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, July 6th 8:13 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Pinḥas 24 Tammuz 5778 / July 7, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Numbers 26:52-28:15 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 924 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3, page 968 (26:52-57) God tells Moses how the land will be distributed: the location of the tribe’s territory will be determined... Read more »

Parashat Balak

by Lynn Crocker on June 28, 2018

View/Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, June 29th  8:14 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Balak 17 Tammuz, 5778/June 30, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Num. 22:39-23:26 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 899 Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8, page 914 (22:39-41) Balaam arrives in Moab and is received by Balak with great honor. 23:1-26) To Balak’s distress, God twice compels Balaam... Read more »

Parashat Ḥukkat

by Lynn Crocker on June 21, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, June 22nd  8:14 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Ḥukkat 10 Tammuz. 5778/June 23, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Num. 20:1-21:10 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 883 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33, page 909 (20:1-13) Moses brings water from a rock by striking it with his staff, but this contradicts God’s instructions to talk... Read more »

Parashat Koraḥ

by Lynn Crocker on June 14, 2018

View Print Bulletin Candle lighting Friday, June 15th, 8:12 p.m. SERVICES Friday Evening 6:30pm Shabbat Morning 9:30am  Parashat Koraḥ 3 Tammuz, 5778 / June 16, 2018 Triennial Cycle Year II: Num. 16:20-17:24 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim page 863 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22, p. 876 (16:20-35) In response to Koraḥ’s challenge, a test is conducted. After the Israelites withdraw from the rebels,... Read more »