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Beginners Shabbat Schedule


KJ Committed to Chesed and Kindness
See here for KJ Chesed Corner and here for volunteer opportunities from Met Council

Hebrew classes with Sara Rosen on Wednesdays
Study Hebrew in time for the High Holidays! Prayerbook Hebrew at 6:00 pm and explore the seasonal liturgy with High Holiday Hebrew at 7:00 pm.

Celebrate the High Holidays with KJ Beginners! 
Join us for the 27th year of our renowned Beginners High Holiday Service! Plenty of questions and answers; traditional prayers and modern message; no knowledge of Hebrew necessary; and Kiddush following services. Led by George Rohr, Rabbi Daniel and Rachel Kraus, & Cantor Ruby Davis. See here for details and to make reservations. Usher in the New Year in style at our Rosh Hashanah Dinner on 9/20. RSVP here.

Friday, August 18
Candle lighting - 7:31 pm

Services in the Rohr Chapel at 6:45 pm

Shabbat, August 19
United KJB Summer Service with Chazan Shilo Kramer and Rabbi Daniel Kraus - 9:30 am in the 8th Floor Nakash Gymnasium 
The Learners and Intermediate Services come together for the summer. Explore prayer and parsha along with plenty of singing and explanation in this user-friendly, informative service experience.

Kiddush following services!

Pre-Mincha shiur at 6:10 PM with Rachel Kraus.  Mincha is at 6:55 p.m. in the Rohr Chapel, followed by Seudah Shlishit with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, in the Riklis Social Hall.

Shabbat Ends - 8:26 pm



On the Jewish Calendar

This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevorchim - we bless the new Jewish month of Elul. Rosh Chodesh (the New Moon) is Tuesday and Wednesday. Elul is the month where we prepare to greet the new year. Beginning Wednesday, the shofar is sounded every weekday to get us in the seasonal mood and special prayers are included. Did I forget to mention that it's time to make High Holy Day service reservations? RSVP here

Time for a Taste of Torah
Acharei Hashem Elokeichem tei’leichu – After Hashem, your God, shall you follow.” (Devarim/Deuteronomy 13:5)It is obvious that we must follow Hashem. The word, “

It is obvious that we must follow Hashem. The word, “acharei,” however connotes a certain distance from God as if to say, “Follow Hashem at a distance.” Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, the famous Chafetz Chaim, explains that this “distance” helps us maintain the proper perspective in our relationship with God. God’s greatness, in contrast to man’s humble stature, engenders within us the appropriate awe and reverence that enhances our following Hashem. The word “acharei” may further be understood as a reminder for all Jews – whether near or far from God – to line up and follow Hashem’s ways. There is no such thing as too far removed. We all walk behind God.

Fri, August 18 2017 26 Av 5777