Shabbat Shalom and Congrats Grads!

Rhinebeck Jewish Center
 
 

Upcoming Events
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Kiddush Club

Theme:

Bourbon
Services 9:30 AM
Followed by a delicious Kiddush
102 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck NY 12572
 
Shema Yisroel Radio Show

Your all Jewish American Radio Program

Every Sunday Morning

9:30 AM- 10:00 AM

Online Live Stream:

Stations: Kingston:920 AM. Beacon:1260 AM. Poughkeepsie:1420 AM.

  

Soup Salad & Soul
Our monthly women’s event to nourish your soul and body.  
Next Brunch:
 Sunday June 23rd

 

Greetings!  
 

Summer is here bursting with warmth, fun, and a full calendar of events at The RJC. There truly is something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you.
We also must acknowledge and express that  our thoughts and prayers are with those in Oklahoma who are suffering from the catastrophic tornado. A special prayer will be included this week at the Minyan Services.
Please make an effort to join us at Services with week followed by our first themed Kiddush. 
 
Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Hanoch and Tzivie Hecht

 

 
Short Thought

 
Behaalotecha 

 

And this was the work of the menorah: it was hammered [of a single piece of] gold (8:4)

 

The menorah represents the people of Israel — G-ds “light unto the nations.” Its many components attest to the fact that the Jewish nation is comprised of different tribes and includes individuals from all walks of life.

But even as the menorah’s form expresses the diversity within Israel, there are two laws which point to the menorahs integrity. One law concerns the making of the menorah, and the second law, the manner of its lighting.

An artifact of the menorah’s complexity is usually fashioned by first molding each of its parts on their and then welding them together. The menorah, however, was hammered out of a single piece of gold, originating as a single object and remaining a single object through the various stages of its construction to the finished product.

This represents the fact that while there are nations that are a coalition of variant groups, each formed by its own ancestry and experience but welded together by common interest and habitat, this is not the case with the Jewish people: all souls of Israel are of a single essence, and their division into distinct individuals is merely their investment into different bodies and physical lives.

The second law is that although the menorah sheds its light with seven lamps, they must all be turned toward the central stem, in keeping with G-d’s instruction to Aaron that “the seven lamps shall give light toward the face of the menorah.” This expresses the truth that although the soul of Israel shines not with a single light, but by means of a seven-lamp menorah representing the various prototypes of human character (the seven sefirot), at the same time, all lamps of the menorah face the body from which they extend, emphasizing their singular origin and their singular goal.

In other words: we all come from the same place, and we are all oriented toward the same goal. The differences are only in order to better express our Source and to more completely achieve our goal. Which makes them not differences, but the ultimate expression of oneness.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)

 

 

Humor

Issy walks into a central London bank and says he’s going to America for two weeks and needs to borrow £5,000.

For collateral, he offers his new Rolls Royce. The bank is satisfied and parks it in their secured underground garage. 
Two weeks later to the day, Issy returns to the bank and repays the £5,000 plus interest of £9.41 
The loan officer says inquiringly, “Sir, we were delighted to have your business but checking your credit, we learned you are a multimillionaire. Why ever did you need to borrow £5,000?” 
“Where else in central London could I park my car for two weeks for £9.41 

 

Announcements
 
Mazal Tov to Shelby Quackenbush on her graduation         from UAlbany 

Please say Tehilim for a complete Refuah Shelemah for our friends:

 Mr. Jeff Monkash. Hebrew name: Yechiel ben Chaya Sarah 

Mr. Al Slone. Hebrew name: Eliyahu ben Rivkah (he is on his way to recovering Thank G’d)

Mr. Glenn Goldstein. Hebrew Name Yitzchak ben Chana
May we only share good news!

Please contact us to have a Mazal Tov or Announcement placed here to share with the community.
845.876.7666 or Rabbi@sixminuterabbi.com

 

 

 
 
Candle Lighting Times: 
 
Friday May 24: Light Candles at 7:59pm
 
If you or someone you know are in need of candles and information about lighting Shabbat candles please contact the RJC
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Chabad provides a non-judgmental, welcoming environment for Jewish families and individuals to explore our rich heritage.

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