Parashat Vayera

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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

    1. (21:1-8) God keeps His promise: Isaac is born. Isaac is circumcised. There is a banquet on the day of his weaning.
    2. (21:9-21) Due to conflict between Sarah and Hagar and Sarah’s fears of the negative influence Ishmael may have over Isaac, Hagar and Ishmael are sent away. God promises Hagar, “I will make a great nation” of Ishmael.
    3. (21:22-34) Abraham and Abimelech make a covenant of peace at Be’er-sheva.
    4. (22:1-19) The Akedah: The story of the binding of Isaac.

UPCOMING

Saturday, October 27
Approachable Torah with Rabbi Berkowitz
NEW START TIME: 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 27
Tot Shabbat
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 28
AbraKadabra – Magical Brunch & Presentation
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1
Modern History of Israel
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1
Modern Hebrew – Beginner
1:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2
Jerusalem from the 20th – 21st Centuries
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 3
Installation of Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 3
Mindfulness and Mediation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

NOTE: Date Change
Saturday, November 3

Israel Today Discussion 
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 4
Men’s Club Monthly Meeting
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 4
Yoga for the Soul – for adults and teens 
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Tuesday, November 6
Modern Hebrew – Intermediate 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6
Yiddish Conversation Group
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7
CBD Women Movie and Discussion Group
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 8
Ladies Who Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 10
Stretching into Shabbat
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 10
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer & Study
10:30 – 11: 45 a.m.

Saturday, November 10
Jewish Book Discussion Group
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 10
JCC Honors CBD Members Cookie Addison and Sylvia Metz
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 11
The Future of Security at CBD
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 11
Hazak Presents: An Evening with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13
Asking Tough Questions: A Conversation with a Senior Israeli General at Congregation Beth Am
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14
Programming Committee Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 15
Dames Who Dine
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17
Shabbat Morning Hike with Rabbi Alpert
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17
Menschlichkeit 101
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
Cards for a Cause
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
Bowling with the Boys
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 2
Bylaws Amendment Informational Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 9
Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE
January 11 – 12, 2019
Scholar-in-Residence 

COMMUNITY

Now Through November 11
3Below Theaters Presents: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
More information

Kehillah Admissions Open House 
Sunday, December 2, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
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Rabbi Firestone on Islam and Judaism
October 28, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
More information

Understanding Muslim Neighbors
October 28, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
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Israel’s Race to the Moon
Tuesday, October 30
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Visit Chaim* on the Wall at Saratoga Library 
* California Holocaust Awareness & Action Interactive Museum
Kick off November 4th at 2:00 p.m. with survivor speakers
Exhibit Runs: November 6 – November 30
More information

The Obligation, a one-person Holocaust drama 
Now through November 4
More information

APJCC Music Series
More information
Begins November 4

Presented by Hillel: Sassy Reuven’s First-Hand Account of the Miracle on Entebbe
Sunday, November 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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Asking the Tough Questions: A Conversation between Rabbi Janet Marder and Israeli Brig. Gen. (Res.) Nitzan Nuriel
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills.
More information and registration

Grief and Growing: A healing weekend for bereaved individuals and families 
View Flyer
November 30 – December 2

FOR TEENS – Club Z – More info about Club Z
Youth Zionist Leadership Forum (Annual Conference) 
January 18 – 21, 2019

Ongoing
Volunteer Needs at Jewish Family Services – help others in our community
More information

You are not alone! Mental Health Family Support Group
Second Monday of month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m at Levy Family Campus
More information
Grandparents Support Group
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