for the week of
March 6, 2019
29 Adar I, 5779
Religious School & Family Education Information
Grade 3 Kabbalat HaSiddur Ceremony Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Students will lead parts of the service and receive their own personal siddur.
Grade 5 & 6 “On the Bimah” Saturday, March 23. Students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to lead the Torah service, together with Cantor Levine, to gain experience leading the congregation in prayer. Students should arrive by 9:45am and will participate until approximately 11:30am.
Spring Break – School Closed on March 10, 13, & 17.
Adult Education Opportunities
Shabbat Study series. Selecct Shabbat Mornings at 1:00 PM.
- On March 16, we begin our third Shabbat Study series to be led by Sue Resnick. The title of Sue’s series is Psalms. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kagan at 713-270-4469.
Inspired Book Club 2nd Saturday of the month following Kiddush lunch in the Board Room @ 1:00pm.
At the December meeting, we voted to read Mind the Gap, by Matthias Henze.
Mussar with Rabbi Wolbe Sundays 11:15 am-12:15pm
Opera 101 with Hazzan-in-Residence David Krohn Sundays, March 17, 24, 31, and April 14, 10:00-11:30 AM, in the Sanctuary.
- CBS Hazzan-in-Residence David Krohn presents an introduction to the world of incredible voice and stage.
Congregation & Young Family Services
- Candle Lighting 6:07 pm; Havdalah 7:07 pm
- Friday, March 8, 6:15 pm
- Saturday, March 9, 9:00 am
- Torah reading: Exodus 38:21-40:38
- Haftarah: 1 Kings 7:40-7:50
Purim: Wednesday, March 20
5:30- Special school program
6:00- Early dismissal!!
Discussion for the Shabbat Table - Parashat Pekudei
Most of us worry about money fairly often in our lives, especially when we have children. What offsets this worry is accountability and consciousness of the way we choose to spend our money. What we spend our money on reflects our priorities, and it is important that our behavior matches our priorities. Otherwise, there might be too little in the bank when it’s time to pay for college!
In Pekudei, our parashah of the week, each person in the community owes a half shekel, reflecting the high priority placed on community by the Israelites. Moreover, accountability is evident in the detailed description of the way that half shekel is to be used in the sanctuary.
It is a difficult challenge to instill accountability in our children in the context of our materialistic, consumption-focused society. One way to begin is to give children a modest weekly allowance, starting at five or six years of age. Encourage them to think about how much they will spend and how much they will save. To emphasize the importance of saving, take them with you to the bank to open a savings account. Perhaps this will motivate them to save a little bit each week, either for something big that they can pay for themselves or simply to save money for their future.
TALK TO YOUR KIDS about clarifying their priorities and aligning their spending habits with those priorities.
CONNECT TO THEIR LIVES:
· How do you feel when you spend money?
· Are you conscious of the value of money in meeting your priorities?
· What are other ways to realize your priorities without spending money?
Save the Date
March 24-27• Kehillah High Grade 12 AIPAC Convention
April 14• RS Chocolate Seder
April 21-24• Closed for Passover break
Upcoming B’nei Mitzvah
May 11 Elliot Coveler