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Beginners Shabbat Schedule

SHABBAT NOACH | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

KJ Committed to Chesed and Kindness 
See here for KJ Chesed Corner.

Two Great Services to Choose From!
Join us each week for the Beginners Service or KJB Minyan for a prayer and parsha experience like no other! See here for details. Kiddush all together following services!

Lots of great new classes! Study Torah at KJ!
Plenty to choose from - including new offerings! See here for the full Fall lineup including Hebrew, Parsha, Ramban, and more!

Meaningful Jewish Living class - Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
3,300 years of Jewish tradition in 25 weeks! Taught by Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Rabbi Elie Weinstock and Rabbi Daniel and Rachel Kraus. See  here here for details. Handouts will accompany each topic. Refreshments will be served! Next class (10/18): Crash Course in Basic Judaism, Part Two taught by Rabbi Weinstock.

JLI's Wrestling with Faith course begins on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
Does God exist? Does belief matter? Why do we need to do what God tells us? Examine 3000 years of Jewish wisdom in six weeks to try and better understand how faith in God is more relevant than ever. Get a taste of the course here. See here for more information or to register.

Friday Night Live | Friday, October 26 at 6:30 pm
Welcome, Shabbat with a spirited Beginners service followed by a fantastic dinner with delicious food, l'chaims, great people, terrific energy and a talk by Australian Author Bram Presser. See here for details and to RSVP.

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Friday, October 12
Candle lighting - 6:02 pm

KJ Evening Services - 6:15 pm 

Shabbat, October 13
Beginners Service with Dr. Steve Rudolph & Rachel Kraus - 9:30 am in the Major Ward Beit Midrash. Explore prayer and Judaism at your own pace.

KJB Minyan with Rabbi Daniel Kraus - 9:30 am in the Riklis Social Hall Plenty of singing and energy, lots of learning and explanation

Kiddush all together following services.

Pre-Mincha shiur at 4:50 pm with Rabbinic Intern Leead Staller speaking on Carnivorous Cravings: Pushing Against an Ethic of Asceticism. Mincha is at 5:50 pm followed by Seudah Shlishit with Sandra E. Rapoport speaking on Solving Mysteries in the Biblical Text: Who Was Hatach in Megillat Esther?

Havdalah - 6:54 pm

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On the Jewish Calendar
We're in the Jewish month of Cheshvan and won't have another Jewish holiday for months. Don't sell Cheshvan short! See here for some of the redeeming qualities of this misunderstood month.

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Time for a Taste of Torah
“Va’yomru hava nivneh lanu ir u’migdal v’rosho va-shamayim v’na’aseh lanu sheim – And the people said, ‘Come, let us build us a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves…’” (Bereishit/Genesis 11:4)

Only a short time after the flood, the people rebelled against God once again in attempting to build the “Tower of Babel.” The Sages teach that the plan was to build a tower so high that they could outlast any flood God would send to punish them for their continued wicked ways. The Midrash tells us that during construction, the following occurred: If a human being fell off the tower and was killed, they ignored it and just continued working. However, if a brick fell and broke, they sat down and cried.

This is a poignant lesson in how easy it is to get sidetracked from our main goals. They wished to make a tower for the benefit of mankind. However, after awhile the project itself became the goal and the lives of people were considered unimportant. Similarly, a person can do very nice things for others, and becomes so involved with the details of that work that he is rude to others. At other times, people can get so bogged down in their own lives or religious development that they lose track of the needs of others – even as they excuse their conduct by their involvement in their own religious pursuits. Whatever we do, we must remember what the true goals are.

(Based on Growth Through Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin)

Wed, October 17 2018 8 Cheshvan 5779