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Shalom <<First Name>>   
THIS WEEK IN TEMPLE 
Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2022
Friday, August 12th ~ KABBALAT SHABBAT
6:15 PM ONEG SHABBAT
Sponsored by Rob & Arlie Singer in memory of their dear parents
7:00 PM KABBALAT SHABBAT ONLINE SERVICE
with Rabbi Cohen & Cantor Baruch
In Person & ONLINE 

Saturday, August 13th ~ SHABBAT VA'ETCHANAN
10:30 AM - Shabbat Morning Prayers & Songs with Cantor Baruch
11:00 AM - Torah Study with Rabbi Cohen
In Person &  ONLINE 
CANTOR PAULA BARUCH
 
וַיַּגֵּ֨ד לָכֶ֜ם אֶת־בְּרִית֗וֹ אֲשֶׁ֨ר צִוָּ֤ה אֶתְכֶם֙ לַעֲשׂ֔וֹת עֲשֶׂ֖רֶת הַדְּבָרִ֑ים וַֽיִּכְתְּבֵ֔ם עַל־שְׁנֵ֖י לֻח֥וֹת אֲבָנִֽים׃
[God] declared to you the covenant that you were commanded to observe, the Ten Commandments, inscribing them on two tablets of stone.
                                                               -Deuteronomy 4:13
 
This Shabbat is referred to as Shabbat Nachamu – the “Shabbat of Comfort” - which represents an upswing of hope after the tragedy and despair of Tisha B'Av. While Moses continues throughout the book of Devarim to recount the history and laws of God to the people of Israel, the themes in the Haftarah portion inform the name 'Nachamu' given to this week's Shabbat. We hear from Isaiah:
 
נַחֲמ֥וּ נַחֲמ֖וּ עַמִּ֑י יֹאמַ֖ר אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם׃
Comfort,  oh comfort my people, says your God.
                                                             -Isaiah 40:1

This is the beginning of seven Haftarot that will lead us to Rosh HaShanah, preparing us to experience joy in the New Year. We need comfort when life feels difficult and sadness is insurmountable. At times we feel isolated and in need of consolation. As Moses recounts the Ten Commandments to the new generation of Israelites prepared to enter into the Promised Land, Isaiah reminds us that comfort comes from being in community. Moses was not allowed to lead the people into the Promised Land and he could not foresee that he would be remembered as the greatest leader the Jewish people ever had. Similarly, Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime and could not have foreseen that one day an immersive experience of his paintings would be a celebrated event. If we cannot know how or if we will be remembered, how shall we find meaning in life? We find it in the joy of community, of friends and family. Living and celebrating each present moment while we are alive and among others who share our beliefs and mission of Tikkun Olam, is how we bring joy into our lives.
 
B'Shir,

Cantor Paula Baruch
HAVDALAH WITH FRIENDS
THIS WEEK: HAVDALAH with FRIENDS takes place on Saturday night, August 13th, 7:30 PM -10:00 PM, with hosts Bill & Fortunee Shugar. RSVP for directions:
IT'S OFFICIALLY FRIENDSHIP SUMMER!
Let's enjoy some backyard parties at our member's homes this summer! Join us on any of these upcoming Saturday nights:
August 13th & September 3rd
Please choose at least ONE to come out to. We want to meet and mingle with our new and longstanding members. All you need is a portable lawn chair and a treat to share with others. We'll supply the beverages (BYO wine or beer if you wish!), great music and a brief Havdallah service! Hope to see all of our members there:)
GOING FOR GREEN APPEAL 2022
HIGH HOLY DAYS COMING SOON
Our High Holy Day Bulletin with information about Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and exciting updates for a New Year of programs and events is being mailed on Thursday, August 11th. Watch your mail box and start planning your return to Anshe Sholom.
Mark your calendar for our 172nd Annual General Meeting. Learn about the incredible work of our volunteers, enjoy the dedication of our new front doors and fulfill your role as a member of the first congregation of Reform Judaism in Canada. In Person or Online, please join us!

IN OUR TEMPLE FAMILY

  • THANK YOU to all our members for pivoting to online services as Rabbi and Cantor recover from COVID
  • THANK YOU to Roy Pollington & Dawna Bidwell & Steve Smith for assisting with Shabbat Services this week
IF YOU KNOW OF A MEMBER celebrating a milestone, please let us know! We'd love to celebrate with them! 

Birthdays - August 10th to 16th
 
Temple Anshe Sholom wishes a very Happy Birthday to: Andrew Sia, Elizabeth Bernardi, Ina Levitt-Yanover, Jan Gunn, Larry Paikin, Trudy Shore, Abram Orgel, Lorne Rochwerg, Leah Berger, Kevin Sampson
TZEDAKAH
We are grateful for the following donation to Temple Anshe Sholom:
 
  • JOAN JEFFERESS for her donation to Temple Anshe Sholom
  • DONALD & CAROLYN ROSENTHAL for their donation to the Deborah Sisterhood Flower Fund in memory of Joan Naomi Rosenthal
           
            YIZKOR             
  יזכור

SHELOSHIM:
Paul Hanover
Sharon Naiberg
David Naiberg

YAHRZEIT:
Albert Cohen
Allison Brunell
Anna Singer
Bessie Liss
Fannie Shafman
Frank Ratner
Frederick Hayward
Gertrude Price
Hana Popper
Harry Bromberg
Jack Taylor
Joseph Foreman
Josephine Parsons
Laura Richter
Leonard Weinberg
Lewis Tauber
Max Enkin
Nathan Katz
Peter Weddum
Pietra Fowler
Robert Arnold
Sally Elbaum
Sol Cohn

 
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