Shabbat Morning Services, December 20

“Tell me, tell me Joseph . . . Won’t you tell poor old Pharaoh . . . What does it mean?”

Please join us Saturday, December 20 at 10 a.m. at Havurah House for Shabbat morning services. This month, for our second morning service we will recognize and celebrate Hanukkah and the winter solstice, drawing what wisdom we can from these darkest days of the year.

The Torah portion is Miketz, which relates Pharaoh’s dream as well as Joseph’s interpretation and rise to power in Egypt.  The reading continues with Joseph’s first encounters with his brothers, who have come to Egypt during the famine seeking food.  Find the full text here.

Services this week will mostly follow our “regular” format, paying special attention to the seasonal themes of light and dark, and considering the Kabbalistic teaching that “the greatest light comes from the greatest darkness.” Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  All Hebrew school students and families are especially encouraged to attend.

Please pass this message on to anyone who may be interested.  We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Mitch Pearl at or Ira Schiffer at .

Looking ahead:  Kabbalat Shabbat services Friday evening January 9  (Dalet class to help lead);  Next regular Shabbat morning services on Saturday January 10, 2015.