This Week's Torah Thought

Torah Portion: B'reisheet | בראשית

According to Lurianic Kabbalah our world was created through the emanation of Divine Light which came to infuse the universe-in-formation. The light was initially kept in Heavenly Vessels, but those vessels were not up to the task of containing the light and shattered. Shards fell to Earth and the light itself splintered into countless sparks. The Shards became the source of the evil we find in the world and the sparks of Divine Light became human souls. Our souls’ task is to collect the Shards and put them back together in a repair process known as Tikkun. Our dream and hope is that, when our task is complete, the world will be as G-d had intended it: united in peace.

Shabbat Shalom,

- Rabbi Gersh


  Friday, October 16, 2015

Wine & Cheese Reception | Morgan Chapel Foyer | 5:30 pm
Shabbat Service | Morgan Chapel | 6:00 pm

Led by Rabbi Zylberman and Cantor Grant

Shabbat Oneg |Packard Hall | Following Services

Sponsored by the Garbutt Family in honor of Reese's Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Torah Study | Marcus Library | 9:00 am

Led by Rabbi Miller

Morning Minyan | Margolis Youth Lounge | 10:30 am

Led by Rabbi Gevurtz and Barry Cohen

Reese Garbutt's Bat Mitzvah | Sonenshine Sanctuary | 10:30 am
Led by Rabbi Miller and Cantor Grant

Sunday, October 18, 2015

JCAL | Rodnick Family Education Center | 9:00 am

Coffee Talk | Marcus Library | 9:15 am

Led by Rabbi Zylberman 

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In case you missed our High Holy Day Services...


A Very Special Evening with Dennis Prager

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TBY Welcomes Dean Erwin Chemerinsky 

October 25, 2015