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We provide a loving fellowship for Jews of all backgrounds and cultures.

No matter what level of observance, Shabbat and Holiday services are spiritually enriching and inspiring.

Services Saturday morning are at 9:00 A.M.

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From The Rabbi's

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Chanukah marks a special type of miracle. It marks those rare occurrences when we witness G-d’s intervention in history. “Nes Gadol Hayah Sham,” we say, “A great miracle happened there.” During the week of Chanukah we recite Al Hanisim, Hallel, and thank G-d, “For the miracles and the salvation which occurred for our ancestors in other days and in our time.”

We tell the story of a small cruse of oil that burned for eight days. When we look back at our history, we recognize that there have been moments when we were keenly aware of G-d’s presence in our lives. From the Exodus to the founding of the State of Israel, we have been able to say, time and again, great miracles have occurred. That we are here today is one of them!

On a personal level, we experience such occasions as well. Someone who has overcome a serious illness or survived a life threatening accident comes to synagogue and recites the Gomel blessing, a B’racha in which he /she says, “Hagomel Lichayavim Tovot Shegemalani Kol-Tov.” “Thank You G-d, for graciously bestowing Your favor upon me even though I’m unworthy of such kindness.” At such times we ask ourselves, “Why am I here? Why did I deserve to survive?” The congregation responds, “May the One who has been gracious to you continue to favor you with all that is good.”

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Daily Minyan Urgent Request

The morning and afternoon minyans are fragile and exist without a strong safety net of men to make a minyan if some of our regulars do not come.

If you are observing the yahrzeit of a loved one and it falls on a day when we do not have a minyan you would be upset and rightly so. We need you not only when you are observing yahrzeit, but a few days each month to insure that someone else will be able to say kaddish. A few days each month is not too much to ask.

By doing a mitzvah, you will be rewarded with a bigger mitzvah. Please contact the Rabbi or the Center office with your name and phone number; & when and how often & what time (morning/afternoon?) you can commit.



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