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Shalom TAS Friends & Family   
THIS WEEK IN TEMPLE 
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
Friday, October 21st ~ KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE 
6:15 PM - Oneg Shabbat Meet & Greet
7:00 PM - Kabbalat Shabbat Service 

In Person & ONLINE

Saturday, October 22nd
SHABBAT BEREISHIT

9:15 AM - Religious School
10:30 AM - Shabbat Morning Music & Meditation
11:00 AM - Torah Study with Rabbi Cohen


 
CANTOR PAULA BARUCH
וַיִּבְרָ֨א אֱלֹהִ֤ים ׀ אֶת־הָֽאָדָם֙ בְּצַלְמ֔וֹ בְּצֶ֥לֶם אֱלֹהִ֖ים
בָּרָ֣א אֹת֑וֹ זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בָּרָ֥א אֹתָֽם׃

And God created humankind in the divine image,
creating it in the image of God—
creating them male and female.
                                                -Genesis 1:27
 
With the celebration of Simchat Torah this week we experienced both the ending and the beginning of our sacred Torah Scroll. This week we are at the very start of the Torah, with the very first Parasha, Bereishit, 'in the beginning'. The process of creation is described as being various acts of separation. God has to separate light from darkness, upper waters from lower waters, land from water. Everything begins in a state of oneness, but is prepared for and experienced by us as a separated entity. The spiritual path is the process where we learn to experience the oneness of all creation, we learn to be more like God.

When it comes to the creation of human beings, as noted in Genesis 1:27, we learn that we were made B'tzelem Elohim, 'in the image of God'. The verse goes on to refer to the first human as Adam, which is not a male name per se, as we think of it today, but rather refers to the dirt, earth, Adamah, from which the human was formed. The verse also refers to the first human being as 'it', being made up of maleness and femaleness. In our present day world, where humans are thinking deeply about what gender means to them and how to best express their experience of being in the image of God, we are learning to see the value of acceptance of many points of view. Carrying these with us in love and respect brings the world into oneness and closer to the divine image.

B'Shir,

Cantor Paula Baruch

 
PRESIDENT'S DISCRETIONARY FUND
GET INVOLVED
A TASTE OF JUDAISM is back with three Monday evening sessions
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Beginning November 14th, join Rabbi Cohen at Temple Anshe Sholom to learn more about Judaism. This class is for anyone interested in knowing more about Jewish history, beliefs, sacred texts, rituals, celebrations and every day life.

REGISTER HERE: https://templeanshesholom.shulcloud.com/event/atasteofjudaism2022

IN OUR TEMPLE FAMILY

  • THANK YOU to all of you who came to our SUKKOT WEEK of ACTIVITIES including SIMCHAT TORAH
  • THANK YOU to Roy Pollington for preparing our Oneg Shabbat for Shabbat 
  • THANK YOU to our ushers, Roy Pollington, Kerop Sargsyan, Kathy Ferguson, Morley Weinberg and Doreen Korman
  • THANK YOU to all the folks who brought delicious treats to Havdalah with Friends this week
  • THANK YOU to our musician friends, Ben, Jonathan & David for gathering with us to uplift our songs at Havdalah with Friends
IF YOU KNOW OF A MEMBER celebrating a milestone, please let us know! We'd love to celebrate with them! 
TZEDAKAH              צדקה

Temple Anshe Sholom thanks the following people for their generous gift
  • VLADIMIR & AMILIA GUTKIN for their donation to our Nov 4th Oneg Shabbat in memory of our Mothers: Gutkina (Levitina) Sarah and Kaufman Frida
  • MARSHA SANDLER for her donation to our High Holy Day Appeal 2022
  • MARLA FRANK DAVIS for her donation to Temple Anshe Sholom in celebration of Sukkot
  • ELA PAVLOVA & BORIS APEL for their donation to Temple Anshe Sholom
  • SUSAN JAMES for her donation to Temple Anshe Sholom
  • ELIZABETH LESSER for her donation to our High Holy Day Appeal 2022
  • VIRGINIA MENDES DA COSTA for her donation to the Sisterhood Flower Fund
  • MYRNA DOLOVICH for her donation to the TAS Cemetery Fund
                  YAHRZEIT        יזכורContinuous One Line Drawing Of Candle Burning And Melting, Flat, Memorial,  Graphic PNG and Vector with Transparent Background for Free Download |  Candle drawing, Candle graphic, Line art drawings

Sheloshim
Peter Greenberg

Yahrzeit
Abraham Hershler
Annie Glass
Annie Sandler
Charles Glass
Fanny Bloom
Gertrude Finkelstein
Jonas Mendes da Costa
Mark Doering
Maurice wolpert
Max Pearlstein
Ruth Goldberg
Sadie Berman
William Elliott
COMMUNITY NEWS
Through our dear friend, Joe Singer, the Tokyo Jewish Community is presenting this testimonial from Canadian Holocaust Survivor Hedy Bohm. Saturday Morning, October 29th at 7:00AM to 8:30AM EST (evening Japan time)

REGISTER: https://kokoro20221029.peatix.com/?mc_cid=882aad8689&mc_eid=ffdf2b2053

 
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