Hamevasser – Parashat Yitro

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 16:52/ 4:52pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:00/ 5:00pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bar Mitzvah – Minchah

This coming Shabbat we will hold a Minchah service at 4:00pm. During the service we will celebrate with the Grossman the Bar Mitzvah of Sa’ar. Mazal Tov to Sa’ar and the Grossman family.


Wanted – Kiddushim

Not every Shabbat do we have a celebration – a Bar-Mitzvah or Shabbat Hatan. We are looking for members who want to volunteer a Kiddush: to mark a personal celebration, to mark a jahrzeit – or just for the fun of it!!

We still do not have a kiddush for the following dates:

from February 23 (“Ki-Tissa”) to April 6 (Metzora)

Please contact Rav Barry to coordinate the Kiddush.

Wanted!- Haftorah readers

We are looking for men and women who want the honor of reading a haftarah when there is no bar mitzvah.
Contact Rav Barry or Yiftah to choose a date. They will be happy help you to prepare.


Bnei Mitzvah Calendar

February 9 – Parashat Terumah – Guy Eisenbaum

February 16 – Parasat Tetzaveh – Itamar Offek

March 30 – Parashat Shemini (Parah) – Tal Poleg


Adult Education

Woman’s Voice Series – Join us to learn modern midrashim from the book Dirshuni – Women interpretation of the Jewish sacred texts. Every Monday at 7:00pm



Father Michael Ziv (Tuesday, Feb 5)

Kehilat Torat Hayim remembers our dear member Susie Summer z”l (Sunday, Feb 3)

And we remember with the rest of Israel Col. Ilan Ramon z”l, as well as all his fellow astronauts on the Columbia mission (Monday, Feb 4)


Members who want to recite Kaddish on the actual date of the Yahrzeit are invited to contact Rav Barry so that he can arrange a minyan.




Events in the Conservative Movemen

Women’s Study day



A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim Shabbat Mevorchim

Chodesh Adar 1 which falls on Tuesday (Feb 5) and Wednesday (Feb 6)

The parsha states that (Shmot 21:5-6)”if the slave declares, “I love my master, and my wife and children: I do not wish to go free,” his master shall take him before God. He shall be brought to the door or the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall then remain his slave for life.”

Rabbi R. Aharon Levin, in his book HaDerash VeHaIyun, Shemot (note # 180) writes that in the past it was traditional for a slave owner to make a mark on his slave to show that he is his property and inferior. But as opposed to that Judaism doesn’t consider the “eved” to be inferior. I understand that Rabbi Levine is suggesting that actually, the mark serves as an eternal reminder to the slave owner that although the servant does prefer to remain in servitude, he is in no way an inferior human being and he is only to be treated with great respect and decency.

Song of the Week

Howling Dove- David Broza

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