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Shabbat Shalom from Aspen Hill!
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Parshat Beha'alotcha


7:00PM Friday Davening 

8:15PM Candle Lighting


9:00AM Shabbat Shacharit Derasha by Carmiya Weinraub.


Kiddush is sponsored by the Soloveichik family in honor of their new baby girl!


7:30PM Rabbi's Shiur


8:10PM Shabbat Mincha

9:23PM Shabbat Ends 


Sunday Shacharit 8:15am

9AM Board Meeting


SAVE THE DATE:

SUNDAY, 6/18 @ 9AM

COMMUNITY MEETING


Announcements:

Mazel Tov to Anne Rose and Max Greenberg on the birth of a baby girl! The Greenbergs will celebrate with a Simchat Bat at their home on Sunday from 2-5pm open to the community. There will be short ceremony at 2:30PM.

Mazel Tov to Rachel and Shmuli Soloveichik on the birth of a baby girl! 

The babies will receive their names on Shabbat morning during the Torah reading. 

Mazel Tov to Carmiya Weinraub on her dedicated service to our youth program. She will deliver the derasha this Shabbat.

Monday Nights @ 8PM
Torah Study

June 12 - Krisch home
"IVF & Halachik Motherhood"

June 19 - Landau home
"Abravanel and the Theory of Moral Evolution" with special guest Rabbi Zev Bar Eitan"

June 26 - Landsman home
Chassidut


A Taste of 3 Faiths for Shabbat
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Dear Friends,


This week marked the 50th anniversary on the English calendar of reunification of Jerusalem as a result of the 1967 Six Day War. I had the opportunity to gather at the US Capitol for a unique technological celebration that featured a joint event with the Knesset in Israel. In a live telecast, our two houses of government went back and forth, trading turns, with speakers and musical performances. I was impressed by the flawless technological achievement, and it succeeded in meaningfully connecting me to Israel on that special day.

 

A dominant theme throughout the speeches was that Jerusalem, since ‘67 under Jewish rule, has been a city open to different religious expression. In particular, Jews, Muslims, and Christians can freely worship in their holy sites in Yerushalyim. A quick glance around the Middle East should remind the world, that this fact should not be taken for granted.

 

In the Torah reading this week, complaints are brought to Moshe, that others in the camp are attempting to receive prophecy (Bamidbar 11:26-29). Presumably, they are concerned these new prophets will undermine Moshe’s authority.

 

Moshe’s response is deeply instructive: “Are you being zealous for my sake?! Would that the entire people of God could be prophets, if God would but place Its spirit upon them!”

 

While the comparison to modern day Yerushalyim is not exact - clearly Moshe was not promoting an interfaith camp, I do believe Moshe understood that he did not have a monopoly on spirituality. Taken one step further, I believe we have a responsibility today, to promote peace among nations and religions, and recognize that each share teachings that could benefit the other.

 

Yerushalyim has the singular capacity to communicate this message to the world, and we are blessed today as a people to guide its future, and attach ourselves to its destiny.


Shabbat Shalom!

See you in shul,

Rabbi Uri


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YOUTH PROGRAM UPDATE:

We are honoring Carmiya Weinraub this Shabbat for her service to the shul as Youth Director.

Regular Shabbat Children's Programs

9:30AM - Tot room opens for supervised play 
10:15AM - Groups begin for Tots, K-2nd grade, and 3rd-4th grade.
10:20AM - Gym time for 5th graders and up
11:00AM - Gym time for K-4th grade
All children return to the main sanctuary to help lead tefilot at the end of Musaf.


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