April 21 - 27, 2014
21 Nisan 5774
Parashat Kedoshim

Erev Shabbat

Nosh at 6:00 p.m.
Erev Worship at 6:30 p.m.
Rabbi's Tisch 7:00 p.m.
Oneg Shabbat 7:30 p.m.


Rabbi Levin’s Shabbat Study Class at 9:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Shabbat Calendar: Listen to the Passover Story Anew

April 18-19, 2014 Shabbat announcements

Rabbi Levin's Shabbat Study Class Materials

Click here to read Rabbi Mark Levin's latest blog

Coping In the Aftermath of the Unexpected:

Understanding Our Reactions When Our Community is Touched by Trauma

led by Dr. David Fox, Director of Interventions and Community Education, Project C.H.A.I., the crisis intervention, trauma and bereavement department of Chai Lifeline International. 

Please join us in the JCC social hall for this important session at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24th.

Project C.H.A.I. received media attention for their work after the India 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Chabad House, in the aftermath of the murder of Leiby Kletzky in New York, where the team led a global effort to help children manage their fear and grief, and after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2012. Dr. Fox and his co-facilitator Zahava Farbman, who will be working with HBHA students and faculty on Thursday, will offer advice and support to our community.  ?

 Our Congregation Beth Torah annual meeting is the time for you to find out all the news happening within our walls.  Come together with your community to hear about leadership, volunteerism, finances and or course, our community.  This year’s annual meeting will be Sunday, April 27th at 10:00 in the Sanctuary.  Look for your packet in the mail soon with more information.


Tekiah April 2014

From Rabbi Mark Levin:

As Jews prepare for Passover, our community has been hauled into the violence that plagues our nation. At this moment we don't know for certain if today's murders were aimed exclusively at Jews, but it certainly feels that way.  But in a larger sense, we have been victimized by the random, hate-filled violence that steals lives and futures in this country daily.

Perhaps it is no coincidence that this hateful attack occurs at Passover. It certainly threatens our sense of security and multiples the fear that we are persecuted.  I wish, however, that you could receive the loving calls I am receiving from friends and clergy all over the wider metropolitan area and indeed around the world.  Our neighbors: Jews, Christians and Muslims are outraged that senseless murder would be aimed at our community.  We live among friends, and that is very different from Pharaoh's Egypt, Nazi Germany, or any other place in which Jews have suffered persecution.  We are being singled out, but in a larger sense we are not, because this is no longer a unique act of terror.  Rather, the scourge of wanton violence threatens us all; and those who hate as a way of life must be rooted out, isolated and punished.

Our prayers are with the victims and their families. They must be our main concern; as well as those who feel threatened by random violence. Today demonstrates that any of us could be singled out, and therefore we are a single people that should be united in our conviction that we will not tolerate the hatred that murders innocent people and tears at the body of our nation.

--Rabbi Mark H. Levin, DHL

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Worship Schedule

Erev Shabbat, 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Morning, 10:30 a.m.
*Sunday,  9:30 a.m.
*Wednesday, 5:50 p.m.

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