Social Action Voting Initiative – Round 2!
HELP GET OUT THE VOTE! We’re doing it again!
We need even more volunteers.
All you need to do is sign up. You will get a packet of 20 postcards, stamps, and a list of addresses of unregistered eligible voters around the country. You write the address and a short note (sample provided), attach a sticker, and put them in the mail.
This needs to be done by September 1st to meet state deadlines.
To sign up or get more information contact the Social Action Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16th. Your packet should be available by August 20th. We will let you know when and where to pick up your packet.
Upcoming Services (August 7-8)*via
KABBALAT SHABBAT WORSHIP – 6:30 pm
In the absence of Rabbi David (he’ll be back for Saturday night’s Havdalah!), we welcome Rabbi Jan Salzman of Ruach HaMaqom, who will lead our service with Cantorial soloist Mark Leopold. Click below to view or download a handout for this service.
We may reference the service we’ve been using for the past few months, downloadable below.
Connect with ZOOM a few minutes prior to our start time to make sure everything is working and to schmooze a bit. You will be put into an electronic “waiting room” until admitted.
*Contact the office if you need the password.
KIDDUSH AND ONEG SHABBAT – About 7:30 pm
Immediately following our Kabbalat service, remain online for Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat. You’ll have to provide your own wine, Challah and snacks!
ON YOUR OWN MORNING SHACHARIT SERVICE
Even though we won’t be having services together on Zoom, take this time to step into prayer in your own way, with your own words, and at your own pace. Maybe outside?
ON YOUR OWN TORAH STUDY
We will not be having our regular Saturday morning Torah Study this week. That said, here are the details on this week’s portion, Parashat Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25).
“And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the LORD your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant that He made on oath with your fathers:” – Deuteronomy 7:12
In this portion, Moses tells the Israelites that if they adhere to God’s laws, the nations that dwell in the Promised Land will not harm them. He also reminds the people of the virtues of keeping the Commandments, indicating they will conquer the lands beyond because those nations are idolatrous, not because the Children of Israel are unusually virtuous, and tells them the Land will overflow with milk and honey if the people obey the Commandments and teach them to their children. Sound familiar?
KUMSITZ AND HAVDALAH WITH OHAVI ZEDEK – 8:00 pm
A Kumsitz (meaning ‘come sit” in Yiddish) is a musical gathering, where we sit around the camp fire and sing songs. Even though we can’t gather in person, we will get together (at your own fire if you have service and data) and sing campfire songs in English and in Hebrew, and we will have our Havdalah together.
The ZOOM link for this event can be found on the Ohavi Zedek calendar page.
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