Parashat Beḥukotai – June 4, 2016

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Candle Lighting Friday, June 3rd 8:06 p.m.

SERVICES
Friday Evening 6:30pm
Shabbat Morning 9:30am

Parashat Beḥukotai

27 Iyar, 5776 / June 4, 2016
Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 27:1-34
Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 753
Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14, page 762

We stand as the last verse of the Book of Leviticus is chanted. At the completion of the reading we chant:

ḥazak, ḥazak vnit-ḥazaik Be strong, be strong and let us be strengthened.

Professor Baruch Levine titles this chapter “Funding the Sanctuary,” and he comments, “It is likely that chapter 27 was appended to the Book of Leviticus. From a purely textual perspective, the Epilogue (26:3-46) would seem to be a suitable conclusion to the book. But in order to include in Leviticus a matter of central importance, the funding of the sanctuary, chapter 27 was added. Maintaining the physical plant of the sanctuary was certainly costly, and it was necessary to provide the materials used in public sacrifice and to support the clergy.”

  1. (27:1-8) Laws concerning a vow to donate the valuation of a person and of an animal to the Temple. The Torah sets forth specific shekel amounts for different aged males and females.
  2. (27:9-13) Pledges of animals to the sanctuary.
  3. (27:14-25) Laws concerning the redemption of houses and fields.
  4. (27:26-29) Laws of the redemption of the firstborn and the devotion of property to the Temple.
  5. (27:30-33) Laws concerning the tithe of fruit, sheep and cattle.
  6. (27:34) The conclusion of the Book of Leviticus.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Un-Save the Date – The Building Dedication and Gala originally scheduled for August 28th has been postponed. We look forward to announcing a new date very soon and unveiling our beautifully remodeled building!

Board of Directors Vacancy

Pastoral Care

Alef Bet Judaica Closing July 2016

REMINDER: Please refrain from using cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices on Shabbat.

UPCOMING EVENTS & SERVICES

Saturday, June 4: Teen Shabbat & Recognition Ceremony plus Special Kiddush Lunch in Honor of Iris Bendahan – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4: Netivot Haneshamah: Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hassidic Lens – 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 5: House Painting with the Abrahamic Alliance – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 5: Threads of Tradition – 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
NOTE: Start time correction    

Tuesday, June 7: Yiddish Conversation Group – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7: Conversations in Jewish Learning: Scattered Among the Nations – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7: Mentoring Matters – Join our B’nei Mitzvah Mentor Corps – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 9: Ladies Who Lunch – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 10: South Bay Pride Shabbat – 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Book Discussion Group: The Betrayers 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 11: Shavuot at CBD: Swimming in the Sea of Torah – 9:45 p.m. Tickets available until June 6th

Sunday, June 12: Shavuot Playtime in the Park – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 12 & 13: Shavuot Services

Monday, June 13: Lean in Circle – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 17: PJ Shabbat – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18: CBD Jewish Artist Group – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Biking Group and Hiking Group Meets Ups – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 26: Biking and Hiking Groups Pot Luck – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 3: CBD Celebrates Americana 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. Early bird pricing extended to June 17th

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Internship Opportunity with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley

Monday, June 7: Mental Health Support Group

Wednesday, June 22: The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley’s Annual Meeting – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

August 26 – 28: Grief and Growing

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