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Wednesday Wisdom & Wit

11/15/2023 01:59:50 PM


Rabbi Daniel Sherman



            We continue to watch carefully the news from Israel.  And I was excited to see the pictures and read the reports from yesterday’s March for Israel in Washington, DC on the National Mall.  It was described as “Americans march FOR Israel, march TO free hostages, and march AGAINST anti-Semitism.”  The crowd was estimated possibly to have been a many as 200,000-300,000 people from across the country.  There was a long list of speakers, including Israeli President Herzog who joined virtually from Israel.  I hope that the success of the march will provide strength and support for the Jewish community throughout the United States and especially for our Israeli family.

            There is lots going on here in our community.  Tomorrow evening, Thursday, November 16, is our 34th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Interfaith Service.  It will be held at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church at 6:00pm.  Both Cantor Garfein and I will be participating.

            On Friday, we will have our first Bim Bam Kids Club Shabbat for our 2-5 year old kids and their families in the chapel at 5:30pm.  Then we will all join together for our Shabbat Shalom Nosh reception in the auditorium.  At 6:30pm is our first “Shabbat B’Shir” Service in the sanctuary.  This is a special Musical Shabbat with joyful singing and additional instrumentalists.  I hope that you will join us.

            I also want to remind you that this Sunday, November 19, is our Mitzvah Day.  Our Chavurah@ Sinai students and families along with the entire congregation are invited to join us from 9:00-11:00am at Temple to help with some great projects and social action drives for the greater community.

            This evening I will continue our Wednesday Night Live discussions on Zoom at 7:00pm as we focus on what’s going on in Israel and the latest headlines.

            Please take care, stay dry, and I hope to see you soon.

Mon, December 11 2023 28 Kislev 5784