Congregation Ahavas Achim

Return to the Congregation Ahavas Achim Website
Login 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Public Access


Category:
Category: All

20
October 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
12:00am  
1:00am  
2:00am  
3:00am  
4:00am  
5:00am  
6:00am  
7:00am  
8:00am  
9:00am [9:30am] Religious School
Description:
Our teachers are delighted to share their knowledge of all things Jewish with your children! We look forward to seeing Religious School students this Sunday to continue with Hebrew, Holiday learning, and Kehillah time! This week, students will attend the Shemini Atzeret and Hoshana Rabbah holiday service for the second part of their studies. The students will be dismissed before the Yizkor service begins.

10:00am [10:45am] Shemini Atzeret and Hoshana Rabbah Holiday Service
Description:
According to tradition, we hope to be written into the Book of Life on Rosh HaShanah and sealed into the Book of Life on Yom Kippur for a good year. However, judgment is not finalized until Hoshana Rabbah, our last chance to “slip our names” into the Book of Life, as if they were written on post-it notes. Therefore we wish each other (in Aramaic) “Pitka Tava” or in Yiddish, “A Guten Kvitel,” -- a good note. Beginning at 10:45am, we'll greet Hoshana Rabbah, known as the last day of the season of teshuva – repentance – which began on Rosh Hashanah. We will process around the sanctuary with Torah scrolls and lulav and etrog, musically expressing our wishes for a year of abundance. The Hoshana Rabbah service ends with the opportunity to beat willow branches on the floor, symbolizing a final shedding of sin. We will follow by acknowledging Shemini Atzeret. With the shift of the season, we now pray for rain instead of praying for dew. This shift is announced with a dramatic and beautiful prayer, Geshem (rain), sung before the open ark. This special service will be held during Religious School and the children will participate in the procession and the beating of the willows. We hope many congregants will come, too.

11:00am  
12:00pm [12:00pm] Yizkor Service
Description:
A brief Yizkor Service will follow the Hoshana Rabbah service. During the Yizkor service we remember dear ones who passed from this earth. We hold them in our hearts and honor them with our prayers.

[12:30pm] Parasha of the Week
Description:
Each Sunday we look ahead to the parasha (Torah reading) for the coming Shabbat. Led by Rabbi Loewenthal, this group meets each Sunday that Religious School is in session. Brief framing comments introduce the parasha, and then we take turns reading the text (in Hebrew, English, or both) and examining both classic and modern commentary. No previous text study experience or Hebrew reading ability is required and drop ins are welcome. Light refreshments are served.

1:00pm  
2:00pm  
3:00pm  
4:00pm  
5:00pm  
6:00pm  
7:00pm  
8:00pm  
9:00pm  
10:00pm  
11:00pm