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Sukkot Starts Sunday Night!

Complete schedule below
 

Dates of the Holidays
  Tishrei 15 - 21   |   Mon. to Sun. Sept 24-30
  Tishrei 22 - 23   |  Mon.-Tues. Oct 1-2

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Note: holidays start on the evening before the secular date listed

Message from the Rabbi
 

This is a busy time of year. There is so much to cram into the few days between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. We build a sukkah, purchase and prepare our lulav and etrog sets, and make sure that everything else is ready for the holiday, which our sages refer to as “the time of our rejoicing.”

What is so joyful about Sukkot? A lot of it had to do with an ancient ritual our ancestors would carry out in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, in which they would pour water onto the altar. The chassidic masters explain that the water celebration signifies a joy caused by a connection to G‑d so deep and so true that, like water, it has no describable taste. And like water, it sustains all life.

So let’s be happy, and bask in the loving embrace of the Sukkah with joy!

 
Pizza in the Hut!  
 

Sukkot Service Times  
 

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Coming Up — Simchat Torah — October 1st  
 

Torah Discussion - Thursday Nights - Will Resume October 11  
 

Thursday Nights - 8:00 pm

An inspirational weekly discussion on the Torah portion including both captivating insights into the parsha, and practical advice, led by Rabbi Deitsch

These classes will resume after the holidays, October 11

Upcoming Service Times  
 

                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
 
Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Fairfax, VA [Based on Zip Code 22031]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Sep 21
6:50 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Sep 22
7:45 pm
Holiday Begins:
Sunday, Sep 23
6:46 pm
Second Day Holiday:
Monday, Sep 24
7:42 pm
Holiday Ends:
Tuesday, Sep 25
7:41 pm
Torah Portion: Ha'Azinu
 
 
Kiddush Sponsor

This week's kiddush is sponsored by Melinda and Eric, in honor of Melinda's first grandchild, Eitan Zalman named for Melinda's father, Zalman been Dov; and Jean Herskowitz on the occasion of her father's yahrtzeit

  Consider marking an occasion!  Go online here, or call the office!

What's Happening?
Upcoming Events
Kiddush Sponsor: Rozenman & Herzkowitz
Sep. 22, 2018
The birth of Melinda's first grandson, Eitan Zalman, named for Zalman ben Dov, Melinda's father; and Jean Herskowitz on the occasion of her father's yahrtzeit
Pizza in the Hut - Sukkot!
Sep. 26, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Sukkot Family Celebration! Pizza, Fries, Drinks, Live Music, Snacks, and more!
More Info »
Kiddush Sponsor: Hershafts
Oct. 6, 2018
Bar Mitzvah for Jordan Hershaft
Mind2Mind Learning
Oct. 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and a special women's class.
Torah and Tea
Oct. 11, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Raizel to dive into the ancient holy words of the Torah to discover insightful and contemporary lessons on how to direct the struggles and challenges in our lives into reservoirs of strength and inspiration.
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Oct. 11, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives— led by Rabbi Deitsch
Kiddush Sponsor: Job
Oct. 13, 2018
Bar Mitzvah for Evan Job
JLI: Wrestling with Faith
Oct. 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Most people, even the devout, struggle with beliefs about G‑d. It is easy, e.g., to affirm the basic tenets of Judaism during a prayer service, but when it comes to trusting G‑d with our daily decisions, many share a secret, painful fear that G‑d isn’t really looking out for them. Many of us have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with our Jewish faith. So, e.g., when we see compelling evidence for biological evolution, we feel forced to choose between science and our faith. Wrestling with Faith was created to tackle questions like these—the “big issues” that keep people from an intimate relationship with G‑d. The course acknowledges the unspoken doubts and fears that all people share, and seizes their invitation for us to dig deeper for answers.
More Info »
Mind2Mind Learning
Oct. 17, 2018 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and a special women's class.
Torah and Tea
Oct. 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Raizel to dive into the ancient holy words of the Torah to discover insightful and contemporary lessons on how to direct the struggles and challenges in our lives into reservoirs of strength and inspiration.
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Oct. 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives— led by Rabbi Deitsch
Kiddush Sponsor: Kaufer
Oct. 20, 2018
Howard Kaufer
Yartzeit Mother - 22 Tishrei
Yartzeit Father - 15 Cheshvan
 
 
 
Daily Quote
The tongue is secured behind the teeth and behind the lips, yet it does no end of damage. Imagine if it were outside!
— Yalkut Shimoni
Daily Thought
Real Meaning

In the end, have you actually changed the past?

The events of the past have not changed and neither has their sequence. The objects, the subjects—all remains as all was.

But their meaning is now vastly different. And that is all that really matters. Because nothing is real in this world, all is transient, here only for now, vanished in a time later, all except for meaning.

The meaning of each event, that is forever. And according to where you take those events, so will be their meaning.

 
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The Jewish Calendar
  Thursday Tishrei 11 | September 20
Laws and CustomsOmit Tachnun
Laws and CustomsStart on sukkah
Laws and Customs"G‑d's Name"
  Friday Tishrei 12 | September 21
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Abraham "The Angel" (1776)
Laws and CustomsOmit Tachnun
  Shabbat Tishrei 13 | September 22
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Akiva Eiger (1837)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rebbe Maharash (1882)
  Sunday Tishrei 14 | September 23
Erev Sukkot
Laws and CustomsPrepare "Four Kinds" in Sukkah
  Monday Tishrei 15 | September 24
Sukkot
Laws and CustomsEat in Sukkah
Laws and CustomsThe Ushpizin
Laws and CustomsThe "Four Kinds"
Laws and Customs"Water Drawing" Celebrations
Laws and CustomsLinks
  Tuesday Tishrei 16 | September 25
Sukkot
  Wednesday Tishrei 17 | September 26
Sukkot
Laws and CustomsChol Hamoed
  Thursday Tishrei 18 | September 27
Sukkot
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1810)
  Friday Tishrei 19 | September 28
Sukkot
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Vilna Gaon (1797)
  Shabbat Tishrei 20 | September 29
Sukkot
                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Ha'Azinu

The greater part of the Torah reading of Haazinu (“Listen In”) consists of a 70-line “ song” delivered by Moses to the people of Israel on the last day of his earthly life.

Calling heaven and earth as witnesses, Moses exhorts the people, “ Remember the days of old / Consider the years of many generations / Ask your father, and he will recount it to you / Your elders, and they will tell you” how G‑d “found them in a desert land,” made them a people, chose them as His own, and bequeathed them a bountiful land. The song also warns against the pitfalls of plenty—“Yeshurun grew fat and kicked / You have grown fat, thick and rotund / He forsook G‑d who made him / And spurned the Rock of his salvation”—and the terrible calamities that would result, which Moses describes as G‑d “ hiding His face.” Yet in the end, he promises, G‑d will avenge the blood of His servants, and be reconciled with His people and land.

The Parshah concludes with G‑d’s instruction to Moses to ascend the summit of Mount Nebo, from which he will behold the Promised Land before dying on the mountain. “For you shall see the land opposite you; but you shall not go there, into the land which I give to the children of Israel.”