Hamevasser – Parashat Emor

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 19:05/ 7:05pm –
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 19:00/ 7:00pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am

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Events in our congregation

Yom haAtzma’ut

We are all invited to celebrate Yom haAtzma’ut with a festive morning service, on Thursday, May 9 at 08:30 am

After the service we are invited to a communal breakfast

Members who wish to give hand in organizing the breakfast – please contact Rabbi Barry

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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!!

Please contact Rav Barry to coordinate the Kiddush.

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Events in the Masorti Movement

Kabbalat Shabbat near the Kotel

The Masorti movement is happy to announce the launching of a new program – Egalitarian, Halachic Kabalat Shabbat in the “Families’ Kotel” – Every friday at 18:00

For details see https://www.ezratisrael.com/kabbalatshabbat

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In a Stranger’s Grave

Theater and Theology announces their spring 2019 production “In a Stranger’s Grave” by Miriam Metziger.

the explosive new play that challenges us to define sincere conversion

Directed by Yael Valier

At the Khan Theater, Jerusalem, May 21, 22, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 13

HaRav prof. David Golinkin is one of the players.

Each performance is followed by a discussion with a scholar. For details click here.

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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.

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Bnei Mitzvah Calendar

Thursday, May 16 – Ariel Richman

Thursday, May 16 (Minchah) – Ido Levi

Thursday, May 30 – Yuval Mironi

Thursday, June 6 – Itay Meital

Thursday, June 28 – Elad Rashba

Thurdsay, July 4 – Samuel Cohen

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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

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Hazkarot/Yahrzeit

Father of Helen Har-Tal (Sunday, May 12)

Father of Barbara Slater (Friday, May 17)

Kehilat Torat Hayim fondly remembers our dear member Zigi Sobel Z”L, Father of Shai Sobel and husband of our member Naomi Sobel (Thursday, May 16)

Kehilat Torat Hayim also remembers Ethel Ames, whose large donation through the Ames Foundation enabled us to build our home (Wednesday, May 15)

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Kaddish

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.

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A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parashat Emor

Quickie Dvar Torah:

VaYikra 23 includes Parshat Hamoadot- the portion of the Festivals

It is written: “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: The Lord’s appointed [holy days] that you shall proclaim those אֹתָם as holy occasions. These are My appointed [holy days]:”

The Rabbis of the Talmud comment that the word “otam” (those days) should be read as “atem” (“you”), suggesting that the calendar is determined by “you”, the People of Israel.

Thus, the aforementioned verse should be read as:

“Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: The Lord’s appointed [holy days] that you אַתֶּם shall proclaim as holy occasions. These are My appointed [holy days]:”

It is most appropriate that we read this specific portion this time of year.

Since God obligated us to take charge of determining the Jewish Calendar, ever since the establishment of the modern State of Israel, we added and sanctified a number of days of Remembrance and Celebration: Yom HaShoah , Yom Hazikaron, Yom HaAtzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim, which are now part and parcel of our contemporary Jewish calendar.

Song of the Week-

Eretz Yisrael Shelli

Music and Lyrics- Datya Ben-Dror

Performed by Nira Rabinowitz

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