Parashat Koraḥ – June 20, 2015

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Parashat Koraḥ

3 Tammuz, 5775 / June 20, 2015
Triennial Cycle Year II: Num. 16:20-17:24
Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim page 863
Haftarah: 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22, p. 876

  1. (16:20-35) In response to Koraḥ’s challenge, a test is conducted. After the Israelites withdraw from the rebels, the earth splits and swallows up Koraḥ and his followers. Then a fire bursts out and consumes the 250 rebellious Levites.
  2. (17:1-8) As a warning to future generations, the rebels’ copper incense pans are gathered up and beaten into a covering for the altar.
  3. (17:9-15) After further complaints by the Israelites, a plague breaks out among them, but Aaron quickly offers incense to expiate their sins, preventing further casualties.
  4. (17:16-24) Each tribal chieftain is asked to take a wooden staff to the Tent of Meeting. Aaron’s alone sprouts blossoms and almonds, proving that God favors his leadership.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, June 19: PJ Shabbat – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 20: Pathways of the Soul: Torah Study with Rabbi Berkowitz – 10:30 – 11:30am

Saturday, June 20: CBD Jewish Artists Group – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 21: Next50 Project Site Tours – 8:55 – 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 23: Yiddish Conversation Group – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24: Board Meeting – 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 28: Congregational Meeting – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 28: Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival – 2:00 – 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 8: AIPAC Silicon Valley Synagogue Community Briefing: The Current State of the Middle East – 7:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday, July 11: Book Discussion Group – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 12: CBD @ Homes – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, July 13: Lean in Circle – 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 19: Hazak BBQ and Picnic at Blackberry Farm – 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

July 27: Jewish Heritage Night at AT&T Park – 7:15 p.m.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Mental Health Support Group – next meeting is Monday, July 13th

June 26 -28: Limmud Bay Area

June 28: Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival – 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.

October 12- 22: Jewish-Christian Journey to Israel