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
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (13:14-18) God renews the grant to Abram of Canaan. Abram settles near Hebron.
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.
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.