Prvw 4 Shabbat Ki Tavo 5771 – 9/16-17/11

September 15th, 2011 by admin | Filed under Shabbat Preview.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 16 Elul 5771
Preview for Shabbat Ki Tavo

Sign Petition to Oppose Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence by September 19th
This September, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a vote on whether to endorse a unilaterally declared Palestinian state. It is imperative that we are prepared to oppose this initiative. The Community Relations Committee of MetroWest and Central NJ (CRC) has co-sponsored an online petition with the Israel Action Network (IAN) to reject Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) and promote bilateral negotiations. Help prevent new flames of violence in the Middle East and support a mutually negotiated peace. Speak out in opposition to the UDI by signing the petition and sharing the link with your family and friends. Take action now!

Babysitting and Blessings.
We are excited about a new program this year, Babysitting and Blessings.
This program is offered every Shabbat morning, beginning September 24, during our Shabbat services.

We are delighted when parents bring their children to Shabbat Services, which begin at 9:30 am in the Main Sanctuary. Babysitting and Blessings then begins at 10:30 am in Room 10 with our Early Childhood Program teachers Cheryl Gottfried and Orlanda Nissani. Your children can join their friends for familiar games, stories and snacks while you enjoy a relaxing and meditative service in the sanctuary.

Join us for a delicious Kiddush luncheon and visit with your friends following the service each week.

A. Sunday, September 18:
1. 9 AM: Morning Minyan & Religious School
2. 7:45 PM: Evening Minyan

B. Thursday, Sept 15, 7:45 PM: Torah on Tap
C. Friday, September 23: 8 PM: Shabbat Service + Healing Service
D. Saturday, September 24: 7 PM – Minha, followed by S`likhot program – Kol Nidrei – 18 Voices – a stunning documentary on the history and impact of Kol Nidrei, followed by S`likhot services – OPEN TO ALL
E. Saturday, October 1, 9:30 AM: Minyanaires Shabbat – Join us in honoring our dedicated Minyanim on Saturday, October 1 for Minyanaire Shabbat. The service will be followed by a special Kiddush luncheon in their honor, sponsored by the Temple Board. If you are a minyan regular and would like to participate in this service at any level, please let us know

F. Thursday, October 6, 8 PM: Coffee & Clergy Corner – Springfield Barnes & Noble: Rabbi Mallach & Reverend David Knecht, Holy Cross Lutheran Church – will lead a topical discussion on issues that we all face – OPEN TO ALL – this is the inaugural evening for this event

G. Saturday, October 15, 9:30 AM: The Kiddush Luncheon will be sponsored this Shabbat by Kate Stern in commemoration of the 1st Yahrzeit of her husband, Martin, may his memory be for a blessing

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II. September 16, 2011 – 18 Elul: Shabbat Ki Tavo

A. Candle Lighting Time: 6:48 PM
B. 8 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat services
1. Kiddush Soloist: Cantor
2. Sermon Theme –
3. L`kavod Shabbat – Special Honors
a. Responsive Readings: Psalm 98 – Isabell Adler
b. Open Ark for Aleinu: Jules Wasserman
4. Bima Officers: Pam Kornspan & Marietta Peskin
5. Oneg Shabbat: Sponsored by the Women’s League

II. Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 18 Elul: Shabbat Ki Tavo

A. 9:30 AM: Shaharit L`Shabbat in the Sanctuary:
1. Shabbat Coordinator: Larry Horwitz
2. Baal Tefillah Preliminary Service (Prayer Leader): Larry Horwitz
3. Baal Tefillah Shaharit: Cantor
4. Dvar Torah: Rabbi
5. Baalai Koreh (Torah Readers): Ken Melman &

6. Baal Maftir (Haftorah Reader):
7. Gabbayim (Torah Proctors): ?
8. Baal Tefillah Musaf: Cantor
9. Special Aliyot

a. Congregational Aliyah:
b. B`nai Mitzvah Anniversary Aliyah:

10. Bima Officers Scheduled: Pam Kornspan & Marietta Peskin
11. The Kiddush luncheon following services is sponsored by EAC
B. 10:30 AM: Youth Services ARE in session
1. Grades 4 – 6 are in the Chapel
2. Mini-Minyan, grades K – 3 are in classroom # 2

C. 12:30 PM: Exploring Judaism Class: Doing (AN APPROACH TO MITZVOT) – this class will meet in the Board Room approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of Shabbat morning services – ALL ARE WELCOME – it is geared to those potentially interested in exploring conversion or those who just want to explore and learn more

Next Shabbat: Shabbat Nitzavim-Vayelekh

There have been inquiries about the next potential congregation Israel tour, such an event depends on several factors:
1. Currently exploring departure dates for the end of June, 2012
2. Having a nucleus of participants to make it viable – 20 adult minimum
3. Having a chairman to organize
If anyone is interested, please let me know and we can discuss the possibilities (NOTE: HAVE GOTTEN MANY RESPONSES, INTEREST IS CLEARLY GROWING… it is looking better & better, but REALLY do need a chairman…)

Shabbat Shalom