Shabbat Bulletin

Parashat T’tzaveh

by Lynn Crocker on February 14, 2019

Parashat T’tzaveh 11 Adar I, 5779 / February 16, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 29:19-30:10Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 513Haftarah: Ezekiel 43:10-27 (29:19-37) Instructions for the consecration of Aaron and his sons during their seven days of inauguration.  (29:38-46) Instructions concerning the Tamid, or daily sacrifice.(30:1-10) Instructions concerning the fabrication of the incense altar, and its special function. View Print Bulletin UPCOMING Saturday,... Read more »

Parashat Terumah 2-9

by Lynn Crocker on February 7, 2019

Parashat Terumah  4 Adar I, 5779/ February 9, 2019 Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 26:31-27:19Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 495Haftarah: 1 Kings 5:26-6:13, page 500 (26:31-35) The curtain dividing the Tabernacle and screening the Holy of Holies.(26:36-37) The screen for the entrance.(27:1-8) The altar.(27:9-19) The courtyard of the tabernacle. View Print Bulletin UPCOMING Friday, February 8Kabbalat (Welcoming) Shabbat & Young Families Dinner5:30 – 8:00... Read more »

Parashat Mishpatim 2/2

by Lynn Crocker on January 31, 2019

Parashat Mishpatim 27 Shevat, 5779 /February 2, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 23:20-24:18Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 474Haftarah: 2 Kings 11:17-12:17, page 1276Jeremiah 34: 8-22, 33:25-26 (23:20-33) An epilogue exhorting the Israelites to follow God’s law, emphasizing the rewards they will receive if they do so.(24:1-18) The covenant is ratified through a formal ceremony of acceptance. Moses and the elders eat a meal... Read more »

Parashat Yitro 1/26

by Lynn Crocker on January 24, 2019

Parashat Yitro 20 Shevat, 5779 / January 26, 2019 Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 18:1-20:23Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 432Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-13; 7:1-6; 9:5-6, page 451 View Print BulletinDownload (18:1-12) Jethro comes to visit his son-in-law Moses, bringing Zipporah, Moses’ wife and his two sons. He rejoices at the rescue of the Israelites and acknowledges the greatness of God.(18:12-27) Jethro advises Moses to... Read more »

Parashat Beshallaḥ / Shabbat Shirah

by Lynn Crocker on January 22, 2019

Parashat Beshallaḥ / Shabbat Shirah 13 Shevat, 5779 / January 19, 2019 Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 14:26-17:16Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 405Haftarah:  Judges 5:1-31, page 423 View Print Bulletin (14:26-31) At God’s command, Moses stretches his hand forth over the Red Sea, its waters close up again, and the pursuing Egyptians are drowned. (15:1-21) The Song by the Sea, sung to God... Read more »

Parashat Va-era

by Lynn Crocker on January 10, 2019

View Print bulletin Parashat Bo 6 Shevat, 5779 / January 12, 2019 Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 12:29-13:16 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 387 Haftarah:  Jeremiah 46:13-28, page 395 (8:16-28) The Fourth Plague: Beasts.(9:1-7) The Fifth Plague: a disease affecting all the livestock of Egypt, but sparing the Israelites’ animals.(9:8-15) The Sixth Plague: Boils on man and beast.(9:16-21) Moses confronts Pharaoh and renews... Read more »

Parashat Va-era

by Lynn Crocker on January 3, 2019

View Print Bulletin Parashat Va-era 28 Tevet, 5779 / January 5,  2019 Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 8:16-9:35 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 362 Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 (8:16-28) The Fourth Plague: Beasts. (9:1-7) The Fifth Plague: a disease affecting all the livestock of Egypt, but sparing the Israelites’ animals. (9:8-15) The Sixth Plague: Boils on man and beast. (9:16-21) Moses confronts Pharaoh... Read more »

Parashat Shemot

by Lynn Crocker on December 27, 2018

View Print Bulletin Parashat Shemot 23 Tevet, 5779 / December 29, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 4:18-6:1 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 335 Haftarah:  Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23, page 342 (4:18-23) Further instructions from God to Moses. (4:24-26)A peculiar incident during the journey to Egypt: Zipporah, Moses’ wife, circumcises their son to ward off danger to Moses. (4:27-31) God sends Aaron to... Read more »

Shabbat Bulletin

by Lynn Crocker on December 20, 2018

View Print bulletin Parashat Va-y’ḥi 14 Tevet, 5779 / December 22, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 49:27-50:26 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 305 Haftarah:  1 Kings 2:1-12, page 312 ( 50:15-17) When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrong that we... Read more »

Shabbat Bulletin

by Lynn Crocker on December 13, 2018

View Print Bulletin Parashat Vayigash 7 Tevet, 5779/December 15, 2018 Triennial Cycle III: Genesis 46:28-47:27 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 283 Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28, page 290 (46:28-30) Joseph and Jacob have a tearful reunion. (46:30-47:10) Joseph appeals to Pharaoh to allow his family to settle in the region of Goshen. Pharaoh agrees. Jacob is presented to Pharaoh. (47:11-27) Joseph’s policies of... Read more »

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 »