Mark your calendars. Tell your friends, Jews and non-Jews alike. The Israeli Scouts are coming Friday, July 21. There will be an Israeli food potluck at 6:30 followed by their wonderfully, entertaining program at 8:00. We also need host families for Friday night for scouts to stay in Temple Member’s Homes.
Please RSVP to Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-283-0942 to let him know (a) how many are coming to the potluck and what Israeli food you will be bringing and (b) if you would like to host a scout for Friday night. Please check out the short video below.
The traditional Medical Model focuses on Illness: diagnosing, fighting, controlling, attempts at eradicating; and, diminishing symptoms. It compartmentalizes living beings as though they are a collection of parts.
A Holistic Approach focuses on Health: how to create it, how to maintain it, how to regain it. Furthermore, a Holistic Approach has the basic premise that Mind, Body, Spirit, Emotions, relationships and unhealed past traumas influence the relative states of health wellbeing and illness dis ease in all beings.
Come to a free introductory presentation Wednesday, May 3 at Temple Shalom from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
This will be followed by a more detailed 4 week class on Wednesdays May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 6:30 TO 8:30 PM, (Sliding scale fees, $70 to $100 per person for series, according to income and No. of dependents. 20% of proceeds donated back to Temple Shalom.)
Please join me for a worship service on Friday, May 5, at 6:30.
A Torah service will be included. The reading for that Shabbat is a double parshah: Aḥarei Mot and Kedoshim. Kedoshim is the central parshah of the central book of the Torah, not a coincidental fact. It begins: Adonai spoke unto Moses, saying: Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel and say unto them: You shall be holy; for I Adonai your God am holy. What does this mean? Do we all have to be saints? Angels? Rebbes? Can a person, Jewish or not, lead an ordinary life and be holy, too?
Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
First United Presbyterian Church
Rabbi Jacob will be joined by Rev. Phil Butin and Mr. Mehmet Ulupinar as the Fayetteville Interfaith Forum meets once again on Tuesday, May 2, We will gather at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church, corner of Calvin and Knox Streets in Fayetteville. The topic for this meeting will be the situation of minority religions in the contemporary United States. Hope to see you there!
Rabbi-led Special Service at 6:30 pm Naming Ceremony
This Friday’s service, led by Rabbi Jacob, will include a NAMING CEREMONY for five religious school students and one future religious school student. All are welcome and encouraged to attend: everyone present is considered a witness on this joyous occasion. Come participate and learn about this special community mitzvah! Service will include songs led by religious school students — and, we hope, guitar music to back up our prayers.
On Friday, December 9, Rabbi Jacob will lead a Shabbat service at 6:30. The service will include songs led by our Religious School students.
The service will be preceded by something new: A “Nosh and Drash” Service Warm-Up from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Here’s your chance to learn about the structure of the service, the meaning of the prayers, and prayer tunes, both new and old.
Substantial refreshments will be available, so you won’t have to be hungry during the service.
This Friday, among other things, we’ll be learning about Lecha Dodi and practicing a couple of the many tunes used for this beautify poem. As always, your questions are welcome.