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Beginners Shabbat Schedule


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

Condolences to Dr. Rich Goldstein and Ethan on the untimely passing of Mara Goldstein.
See HERE for shiva information. 

Two great Shabbat Services to choose from!
Join us for the Beginners Service or KJB Minyan for a prayer and parsha experience like no other! See HERE for details. Beginning next week, the two services will unite for the summer.

JLI'S With All My Heart concludes on Monday at 7:00 pm
Explore ways to make your prayer more meaningful. See HERE for more information. Taught by Rabbi Elie Weinstock. Lesson 6: Standing in Silence.

Meaningful Jewish Living concludes for the season Thursday at 7:00 pm
JAll are welcome for an Ask the Rabbi session with Rabbi Elie Weinstock and Rabbi Daniel and Rachel Kraus. Refreshments will be served. Check out the book giveaway!

Summer Taste of Torah with Rabbi Yossi Weiser begins July 9
Join Rabbi Weiser on Tuesday nights for Reluctant Leaders in the Book of Judges: Gideon and Yiftach (6:30 pm) and Rescuers in the Holocaust- Some of the Most Amazing People You’ve Never Heard Of (7:15 pm) and on Thursday nights for Getting to Know Yourself: The Mussar of Rav Eliyahu Dessler (6:30 pm) and Studies in the Weekly Parsha: Classical, Ancient, and Modern Commentaries (7:15 pm). Through Aug. 8.

Friday, June 21
Candle lighting - 8:12 pm
Friday Night Live Service - 7:00 pm

Shabbat, June 22
Beginners Service with Morris Massel & Rachel Kraus - 9:30 am in the Major Ward Beit Midrash. Explore prayer and Judaism at your own pace. (Rachel's Insights & Influence parsha discussion starts at 10:30.)

KJB Minyan with Chazan Shilo Kramer - 9:30 am in the Riklis Social Hall Plenty of singing and energy, lots of learning and explanation.

Kiddush all together following services sponsored by Linda Goldman in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of her mother Sima; and by Charlotte Simon in commemoration of the Yahrzeit sof her parents Kurt and Ida Simon.

Pre-Mincha Shiur at 7:30 pm with Rachel Kraus - The Makings of A National Anthem: Unpacking the Shema

Mincha is at 8:10 pm followed by Seudah Shlishit with a Daf Yomi Siyum by Chaim Edelstein discussing The Bavli and the Yerushalmi.

Havdalah - 9:15 pm

Time for a Taste of Torah
“V’ha-am lo nasa ad hei’aseif Miriam – The people did not travel until Miriam was brought back into the camp.” (Bamidbar/Numbers 12:15)

Miriam was afflicted with the spiritual punishment of tzara’at for speaking against Moshe. The classical commentary Rashi notes that this was an honor for Miriam to reward her for waiting to ensure baby Moshe’s basket was properly rescued. It seems like a strange place to honor Miriam – while in the midst of her week of punishment.

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein explains that this seeming paradox highlights that man’s contributions always stand out – regardless of any mistakes that may also be made. Miriam’s contributions define her far more than the episode for which she is punished. Without her, there would be no Moshe. That is certainly an accomplishment. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, highlights another message from the honor accorded Miriam. We see that, without Miriam, the people are stalled. This teaches us an important lesson regarding the role of women in the Jewish community. Without the active participation of our Jewish women, we are severely lacking.

Mon, June 24 2019 21 Sivan 5779