Shabbat Bulletin

Parashat B’ha-alot’kha

by Lynn Crocker on June 20, 2019

View Print Bulletin Parashat B’ha-alot’kha 19 Sivan , 5779 / June 22, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Numbers 10:35-12:16Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 826Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 , page 837 (10:35-36) The two sayings called out by Moses when the Ark traveled.(11:1-15) Two incidents of complaint, the first at Taberah, the second about the monotony of the mannah.(11:16-35) The elders are given a share... Read more »

Parashat Naso

by Lynn Crocker on June 13, 2019

View Print Bulletin Parashat Naso 12 Sivan, 5779 / June 15, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Numbers 7:1-89Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 805Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25, page 812 1.   (Num. 7:1-89) The Nesi’im The chieftains of each of the twelve tribes bring a joint gift, carts and oxen, for the transportation of the Tabernacle when it is disassembled for travel. Then, on 12  consecutive days,... Read more »

Parashat B’midbar

by Lynn Crocker on June 6, 2019

View Print Bulletin Parashat B’midbar 5 Sivan, 5779 / June 8, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Numbers 3:14-4:20Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 779Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22, page 786 Special Friday Night ServicesFriday, June 7, 6:00 p.m.Jewish Community Pride Shabbat  at Shir Hadash (No services at CBD)Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat at CBD AnnouncementsNo Minyan Sunday, June 9 & Monday, June 10 – ... Read more »

Parashat Beḥukotai

by Lynn Crocker on May 30, 2019

View Print Bulletin Parashat Beḥukotai 27 Iyar, 5779 / June 1, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 27:1-34Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 753Haftarah: 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 v’nit-ḥazaik — “Be strong, be strong and let us be strengthened.” Professor Baruch Levine... Read more »

Parashat Behar

by Lynn Crocker on May 23, 2019

Parashat Behar View Print Bulletin 20 Iyar, 5779 / May 25, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 25:29-26:2Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 742Haftarah: Jeremiah 32:6-27, page 759 (25:29-14) Laws related to the Jubilee year, which came every 50 years, when all land is returned to its original owners. (25:35-38) The commandment to help an Israelite or resident alien who becomes impoverished, by loaning him... Read more »

Parashat Emor

by Lynn Crocker on May 21, 2019

Parashat Emor View Bulletin 13 Iyar, 5779 / May 18, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 23:23-24:23Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 727Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31, page 735 Chapter 23 is called Seder Ha-Moa’dim — the Order of the Festivals (23:23-32) “The Day of Remembering the Shofar’s Sound”: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. (23:33-34) The laws concerning the holiday of Sukkot. (24:1-4) The Eternal Light. (24:5-9)... Read more »

Parashat Kedoshim

by Lynn Crocker on May 9, 2019

Parashat Kedoshim View Print Bulletin 6 Iyyar 5779 / May 11, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 19:15-20:27Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 696Haftarah: Amos 9:7-15, page 705 1.(19:15-22) Miscellaneous mitzvot that express the overall theme of this Torah portion, including just judicial proceedings and love of one’s neighbor.2.         (19:23-25) The laws of orlah, prohibiting the use of a tree’s produce until its fourth year... Read more »

Parashat Aḥarei Mot/Maḥar Ḥodesh

by Lynn Crocker on May 2, 2019

Parashat Aḥarei Mot/Maḥar Ḥodesh View Print Bulletin 29 Nissan, 5779 / May 4,  2019Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 16:1-34 Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim pg 679 Haftarah: 1 Samuel 20:18-42, page 1216 (16:1-28) The order of worship on Yom Kippur, beginning with instructions to the High Priest about his entry into the Holy of Holies, and the sacrifices for that day. Most notable... Read more »

Shabbat Pesaḥ – Yizkor

by Lynn Crocker on April 30, 2019

Shabbat Pesaḥ – Yizkor 22 Nissan, 5779/April 27, 2019Deuteronomy 14:22 – 16:17Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 1074Maftir: Numbers 28:19-25, page 932Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32-12:6, page 1316 View Print Bulletin (14:22-29) The laws of the second tithe.(15:1-6) The laws of the sabbatical year, including cancelling of debts and the release of slaves.(15:7-11) The laws of tzedakah and helping  the poor. (15:12-18) The laws... Read more »

Shabbat Pesaḥ – Day 1

by Lynn Crocker on April 18, 2019

Shabbat Pesaḥ – Day 1 15 Nissan, 5779/April 20, 2019Exodus 12:21 – 12:51Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 385Maftir: Numbers 28:16-25, page 931Haftarah: Joshua 3:5-7; 5:2 – 6:1; 6:27, page 1299 (12:21-28) Moses and Aaron transmit the Passover commandments to the people. (12:29-36) The first-born of Egypt all die, and the Egyptians capitulate. The Israelites prepare to leave.(12:37-42) The Exodus from Egypt(12:43-51)... Read more »

Parasha Metsora – Shabbat HaGadol

by Lynn Crocker on April 9, 2019

Parasha Metsora – Shabbat HaGadol 8 Nissan 5779 / April 13, 2019(Metsora) Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 14:33-15:33Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 663Haftarah: Malakhi 3:4-24; repeat verse 23, page 1296 (14:33-53) The law of tzara’at on a house(14:53-57) A summary of chapters 13-14(15:1-33) This chapter describes the rules governing discharges of various bodily fluids and their effect on the ritual purity of the... Read more »

Parashat Tazria/Shabbat Ha-Ḥodesh/Rosh Ḥodesh

by Lynn Crocker on April 4, 2019

Parashat Tazria/Shabbat Ha-Ḥodesh/Rosh Ḥodesh 1 Nissan 5779 / April 6, 2019(Tazria) Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 12:1-13:28; Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 649(Rosh Ḥodesh) Numbers 28:9-15, page 930(Shabbat HaḤodesh) Exodus 12:1-20, page 380Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 (13:29-39) Laws regarding tzara’at [skin disease, sometimes (inaccurately) translated as “leprosy”]. If judged by the priest to have this affliction, the person had to be declared unclean and... Read more »

Parashat Shemini

by Lynn Crocker on March 28, 2019

Parashat Shemini/Shabbat Parah 23 Adar II, 5779 / March 30, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 11:1-47Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 636; Maftir: Numbers 19:1-22; p. 880Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:16-38, p. 1287 1. (1:1-12) The signs of kashrut for land animals, and sea creatures.2. (11:13-23) A list of forbidden birds. Forbidden and permitted insects.3. (11:24-47) A list of animals whose carcasses can cause ritual defilement, and the laws... Read more »

Parashat Tzav

by Lynn Crocker on March 21, 2019

Parashat Tzav 16 Adar II, 5779 / March 23, 2019 Triennial Cycle III: Leviticus 8:1-36Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 621Haftarah: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3; 9:22-23, page 627 (8:1-36) The ceremony installing Aaron and his sons as priests, and the ritual of initiation into their new holy vocation. View Print Bulletin Saturday, March 23Approachable Torah with Rabbi Berkowitz10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23Tot Shabbat11:00 a.m.... Read more »

Parashat Va-yikra / Shabbat Zakhor

by Lynn Crocker on March 14, 2019

Parashat Va-yikra / Shabbat Zakhor 9 Adar II, 5779 / March 16, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Leviticus 4:27-5:26Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 599Maftir: Deuteronomy 25:17-19, page 1135Haftarah: 1 Samuel 15:2-34, page 1281 (4:27-35) Sin-offerings for the individual. A sin-offering was given for sins committed accidentally or unknowingly. (5:1-26) Asham. The guilt-offering. A guilt-offering was given when one was uncertain whether one had offended,... Read more »

Parashat P’kudei

by Lynn Crocker on March 7, 2019

Parashat P’kudei 2 Adar II, 5779 / March 9, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 39:22-40:38; Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 567Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:51-8:21, page 574 View Print Bulletin Today we will complete the triennial cycle of reading the Book of Exodus. We will rise and chant: Hazak hazak v’nithazek—Be strong, be strong and let us be strengthened. 1.     (39:22-31) A description of... Read more »

Parashat Vayakhel – Shabbat Shekalim

by Lynn Crocker on February 28, 2019

Parashat Vayakhel – Shabbat Shekalim View Print Bulletin 25 Adar I, 5779 / March 2, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 35:1-36:19; Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 552Maftir: Exodus 30:11-16 p. 523Haftarah: 2 Kings 12:1-17, page 1277 (35:1-5) An additional warning about observing the Shabbat.(35:4-20) God instructs Moses to collect all the contributions and get ready to build the Mishkan (Tabernacle).(35:21-29) The people of... Read more »

Parashat Ki Tissa

by Lynn Crocker on February 21, 2019

Parashat Ki Tissa View Print Bulletin 18 Adar I, 5779/ February 23, 2019Triennial Cycle III: Exodus 33:12-34:35Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 538Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1-39 pg 547 1.  (33:12-23) Moses pleads to be able to see God, but that request is denied, for a “human may not see Me and live”. God does promise that Moses will be able to see His... Read more »

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 »