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Parshat Lekh L’kha – October 12, 2013

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Candle lighting time for Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:20 p.m.

Parshat Lekh L’kha

8 Heshvan, 5774/October 12, 2013
Triennial Cycle Year I: Genesis 12:1-13:18
Humash Etz Hayim, page 69
Haftarah, Isaiah 40:27-41:16, page 94

  1. (12:1-9) God speaks to Abram (Abraham’s original name), “Go to the land I will show you.” Abram, his wife Sarai (Sarah), and his nephew Lot travel from Haran to Canaan. Abram sets up altars to God at Shechem, and near Bethel.
  2. (12:10-20) Because of a famine, Abram goes to Egypt. He lies, saying Sarai is his sister. Pharaoh takes her into his house. God brings plagues upon Pharaoh. Pharaoh angrily sends Abram and Sarai away.
  3. (13:1-13) Lot’s herdsmen and Abram’s herdsmen quarrel. Abram generously allows Lot to choose an area for grazing. He chooses the fertile Jordan valley, near Sodom. Abram gets the rest of Canaan.
  4. (13:14-18) God renews the grant to Abram of Canaan. Abram settles near Hebron.


Mitzvah a Month

Embrace -A-Family

Trip to Israel with Rabbi Ohriner

Hadashot Religious School

Minyan – Sunday 9:30 am & Monday – Thursday 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 12: Ruah Rally – Noon – 12:15p.m.

Saturday, October 12: Book Discussion Group – 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13: Sunday Seminar: Pagans and Jews: The Roots of Anti-Semitism? – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18: Friday Morning Talmud Study with Rabbi Pressman – 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Friday, October 18: Pirkei Avot Discussion Group: Sayings of the Fathers – 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, October 19: Mussar Matters: Building Character and Self-Mastery Through Jewish Texts – after lunch, approximately 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 24: Sisterhood Presents: Robin Chapman Author of California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26: Women Empowered: From Marginalization to the Marketplace Presented by Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) – During services, approx. 11:15 a.m.

Saturday, October 26: Shabbat Schmooze: Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue – How Torah Influences District Attorney Jeff Rosen – After Shabbat Kiddush lunch – approx. 1:15p.m.

Sunday, November 17: Hazak Presents – Jews Were Gold Rush 49ers Too! – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Interfaith Family Classes Starting Soon

Sunday, October 13: A Retrospective on Jewish Entertainers – 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 15: Schmooze with the Author: The Golem and the Jinni – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.