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Monthly Archives: 25 Nisan 5771 (April 29, 2011)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Norma Sheinker, mother of Anita Walk. Funeral services will be held at Goldman Funeral Chapel, 174 Ferry Street Malden, on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Children of Abraham Cemetery, Lawrence MA. The family will receive visitors at the home of Anita Walk following the burial until 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with minyan at 7 p.m. The congregation offers its condolences to Anita Walk and her family. May God comfort them in their grief among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
With Passover behind us, the count is on as we look ahead to the holiday of Shavuot and the celebration surrounding the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. To keep track of the days, each evening we thank God for the privilege of providing us with a measure of barley to sustain us as we wait for the spring wheat to harden and then harvest before summer. Kedoshim is the first Torah portion on that seven-week journey. This week we read about the Levites and what is required of them in regard to how to live a “holy” life. I recently came across an interesting passage that is a part of Rabbi Burton Vizotsky’s new book, Sage Tales, which chronicles the lives of a sage and his five students. In an effort to explain their relationships, he offers the following story from the Talmud that is quite amusing, but quite poignant in its message as we try to make sense of our own world by looking back at how the sages found meaning and purpose in a world torn upside-down when the Romans occupied Jerusalem and destroyed their sacred Temple.
May is a busy month at the temple, so this Bulletin Digest is devoted primarily to event announcements. Please remember to check the temple website regularly for new and updated information as well as calendar listings. Click here for the May 2011 Bulletin Digest.
We’re in the news! If you haven’t see the latest Jewish Journal, check out the article on our group here. Please join us for our last Mitzvah knitting session this school year. We will be meeting during the May 15 Community Learning Day. Come see what we are doing and see how you can get involved.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sylvia Weller, mother of Barbara Wolf. The congregation offers its condolences to Barbara and Michael. May God comfort them in their grief among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
This weekend (Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th) we are pleased to invite you to meet and socialize with visiting Rabbi Alison Adler. Rabbi Adler will be davening with us on Friday night. A Kiddush will follow services. She will also be with us for Saturday morning services where she will be reading, offering a d’var Torah, and leading the service. After Shabbat morning services there will be a light luncheon. Everyone is encouraged to attend one or more of these services or social events so that they can have an opportunity to meet and speak with Rabbi Adler. After you attend we hope you will let us know some of your thoughts by sending an email to email@example.com About Rabbi Alison Adler… Rabbi Alison Adler was ordained at Hebrew College in May 2008 and has since served Congregation Mishkan Israel as Assistant Rabbi/Educator. Previously, she served as the Spiritual Leader of Congregation Shaarei Shalom in Ashland and Ritual Educator at Temple Aliyah in Needham. She also created and ran a symposium on Food, Body Image and Judaism in Philadelphia. Rabbi Adler strives to empower people of all ages to engage in Jewish study, to be moved to work … Continue reading
This is the official notice of the congregational meeting to be held on Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 7:15pm. The agenda of the congregational meeting will include : Discussion and congregational vote regarding the proposed amendment to our bylaws (see below) Presentation, discussion and congregation vote on the the fiscal year 2012 budget, Discussion of any other such business that may be brought before the congregation. Anyone who would like to add an item to the agenda should contact one of the officers. Please note, the May Board of Directors Meeting will take place immediately prior to the congregational meeting from 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm. As always, all congregants in good standing are welcome to attend the board meeting. Sorry, you must be registered and logged in to view this article and any associated comments.