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Congregation Beit Shalom
Eli B. Perlman, Rabbi/Hazzan
Joan Kornblum-Ashe, Co-President
Larry Cohen, Co-President
Howard Entin, 1st VP.
Lillian Rich, 2nd VP. and Sisterhood President
Dr. Edward Thompson, 3rd VP.
Bill Lidman, Men's Club President
“This is definitely a congregation like no other.
It is a close family… a very special family!”
– Rabbi Eli B. Perlman –
Congregation Beit Shalom is a unique Conservative Congregation that is truly a family. We get together to pray, to learn, to laugh, to sing, to schmooze, and to eat. We study and watch movies together. We learn Torah and we share experiences in our lives. More importantly, when someone is in need, we help in ways that inspires.
SAVE THE DATES:
June 17- Friday night Oneg
June 28 – Book discussion – Refugee by Alan Gratz. Led by Joel Littman
June 11 – Very special Kiddush after Services. Come, daven, socialize, and fres!
More Information forthcoming
Shabbat Bechukotai: Levit. 26.3-27.34. Haftorah: Jeremiah 16.19-17.14.
This portion is the final salvo against improper behavior found in the Book of Leviticus. It is, in fact, the final Sidra in the Third Book of our Torah. It gives us a fairly black and white view of good and evil; of righteousness and sin; of reward and punishment. It features a long admonition by Moshe – the “Tochacha.” These Curses specifically and graphically describe the misfortunes that will befall the Jews should we turn away from the right path in Life. On the other side of the coin, endless blessings will accrue if the Jews follow G‑d and G-d’s great gift of the Mitzvot.
For the ancients, the Sanctuary and its attendant offerings were a symbol of walking in the way of G‑d. Therefore, the Book of Leviticus now ends in much the same way as it began – the listing of the rituals and offerings which are to be brought out of one’s free will in the House of G‑d.
Chazak Chazak Venitchazek! Strengthen, Strengthen, May We Be Strengthened.
This formula is recited at the completion of a Book of the Torah when read it aloud in public.
YOM YERUSHALAYIM (28 Iyar – 29 May) – Jerusalem Unification Day commemorates retaking the Old City of Jerusalem from the Jordanians during the Six Day War in 1967.
ROSH CHODESH SIVAN (31 May) New Month/New Moon celebrated on the first day of each lunar month. If the previous month has 30 days, the thirtieth day is celebrated as the first day of Rosh Chodesh, and the actual first day of the new month, as the second day of Rosh Chodesh. However, the beginning of the month is always counted from the second day of Rosh Chodesh if Rosh Chodesh is observed for 2 days.
SHAVUOT is on the 6th & 7th of Sivan (5th & 6th of June) One of the three pilgrim festivals. It is marked by pilgrimages to Jerusalem to participate in the special Temple celebrations. It is known as “The Feast of Weeks” because it falls seven weeks after Passover. It is also called ‘The Festival of First Fruits.’ Shavuot is a two-day observance (one in Israel). In Jewish tradition it commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai which took place on this date. Yizkor will be observed on Monday, June 6.
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