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Parashat Va-yishlaḥ

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Friday Evening 6:30pm
Shabbat Morning 9:30am 

Parashat Va-yishlaḥ

14 Kislev, 5778 / December 2, 2017
Triennial Cycle Year II: Genesis 34:1-35:15
Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 206
Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1-21, page 221(34)

  • The rape of Dinah and her brothers’ revenge. Everett Fox writes about this chapter, “Like other stories in the Yaakov cycle, it presents us with a somewhat ambiguous situation, where right and wrong are not always simple and the putative heroes are not always heroic.”
  • (35:1-15) Various incidents in Jacob’s life: He builds an altar at Bethel (fulfilling his vow from many years before), and God renews the divine promise of the land to him.
Thursday, November 30 – Saturday, December 2

Beyond the Headlines: Current Issues in the Middle East

Sunday, December 3
Men’s Club Monthly Meeting
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 3
Adult Academy
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, December 3

Jewish Cub Scouts Pack 504 Meeting 
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5

Yiddish Conversation Group
3:00 – 4:30 p.m

Saturday, December 9

Tot Shabbat
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Saturday, December 9
Netivot Haneshamah:An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer and Study in Russian & Stretching Into Shabbat
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, December 9
Jewish Book Group 
after lunch, approx 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, December 10
Purim Shpiel Auditions 
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10
Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10
Hazak Chanukah Extravaganza
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14

Ladies Who Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14

Men’s Club Beer with the Boys
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 16
Saratoga Celebration of Light
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21
Blood Drive 
3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 21
Dame Who Dine
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 24
Servers Needed for Christmas Eve Dinner
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 7

Social Action Awareness Day

Balk Family Memorial Camp Scholarship
More informationWarm Winter Clothing Drive
More information – Donations must be received by December 6thBook Exchange
More informationPurchase Rabbi Pressman’s New Book – Torah Encounters: Genesis Volume I
More informationEmbrace a Family with Jewish Family Services
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Mia Robinson Bat Mitzvah Project
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Sunday, December 3
Menorahs & Miracles at the Children’s Discovery MuseumThursday, December 14
Hanukkah Train Tuesday, December 19
More informationExhibit: People. Book. Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land
More informationAdventures in Budapest, Vienna & Israel:  April 22 – May 6
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Become a JFS Friendly Visitor — Make A Real Difference in the Life of An Isolated Senior!
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You are not alone! Mental Health Family Support Group
Second Monday of month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m at Levy Family Campus,
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Grandparents Support Group
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