Parashat Yitro 1/26

Parashat Yitro

20 Shevat, 5779 / January 26, 2019
Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 18:1-20:23
Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 432
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1-13; 7:1-6; 9:5-6, page 451

  1. (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.
  2. (18:12-27) Jethro advises Moses to appoint officers and judges to help him lead the people, and then returns to his home.
  3. (19:1-25) Preparations for the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. God reveals himself to His people, accompanied by thunder and lightning, thick clouds and the sound of the shofar.
  4. (20:1-14) The Ten Commandments.
  5. (20:15-18) The people are terrified by God’s power, and they beg Moses to mediate between them and God.
  6. (20:19-23) Further commandments concerning the altar.

UPCOMING

Saturday, January 26
Approachable Torah with Rabbi Berkowitz
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, January 26
Tot Shabbat
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Saturday, January 26
Mishna Class 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26
A Cantor’s Concert Featuring the Works of Leonard Bernstein – SOLD OUT
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 27
Mitzvah Day
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Sunday, January 27
Yoga for the Soul – for teens and adults 
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Monday, January 28
Kehillah Culture Grinds – Alicia Jo Rabins
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29
Modern Hebrew – Intermediate 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29
International Holocaust Remembrance at San Jose City Council
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29
City Hall Lights – International Holocaust Remembrance 
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 31
Modern History of Israel  – Special Skype session with Israel on 1/31
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Thursday, January 31
Modern Hebrew – Beginner
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 2
Mindfulness and Mediation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 2
Menschlichkeit 101
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 3
World Wide Wrap
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, February 3
CBD Superbowl Pizza Party
3:00 – 8:00 p.m

Tuesday, February 5
Yiddish Conversation Group
3:00 – 4:30 p.m..

Wednesday, February 6
CBD Women Movie and Discussion Group
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, February 8
Kabbalat (Welcoming) Shabbat & Young Families Dinner
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9
Stretching into Shabbat
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 9
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer and Study in Russian 
10:30 – 11:45 a.m

Saturday, February 9
Jewish Book Discussion Group
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9
Family Havdalah & Movie Night
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 10
CBD’s Mah Jongg Tournament
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 10
Neshama Body and Soul
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 14
Ladies Who Lunch
11:00 – 

Saturday, February 16
Israel Today Discussion
after lunch, approx. 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 23
Zip Code Evening 
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 24
Return of the Olomouc Torah
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Sunday, February 24
AAi Schmooze and Serve Event 
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28
Dames Who Dine
7:00 – 9:00 p.m

Community

Mysticism & Kabbalah – Taught by Rabbi Ohriner
Melton Mini School Class Series begins 2/4
View Flyer 

Kehilla Culture Grinds –view flyer 
Monday, January 28, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A Cantor’s Concert Featuring the Works of Leonard Bernstein at Shir Hadash – View Flyer
Saturday, January 26, 7:00pm 

Obstacles & Opportunities at Congregation Beth Am
Tuesday, January 29, 7:00pm

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
View Flyer

Announcements

Library News 
Silent Auction – Donations Needed
Flea Market 
Members Affected by Federal Government’s Partial Shutdown

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