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Modern Hebrew Classes

Our friend from Ukraine, Anna Stepanenko, is a certified Hebrew teacher. 
If you are looking to improve your Hebrew skills, whatever your level, do let us know ! 

The classes will be one-on-one or in a group, depending on the number of participants. For more details, contact us and we will forward the contact information.

This Week in Our Community

Wednesday, 7 December, 19:00-20:30 (Zoom)
Introduction to Judaism Course: ‘The origins of the Jewish People’

Friday, 9 December, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat
Human Rights Shabbat

Saturday, 10 December, 16:00-18:00
Journée Portes Ouvertes des lieux de culte eschois
Rabbi’s lecture: Judentum in Luxemburg / Judaism in Luxembourg

Sunday, 11 December, 10:30-12:30
Talmud Torah (education for kids)

Sunday, 11 December, 16:00-18:00
Journée Portes Ouvertes des lieux de culte eschois
Lecture by Claude Marx: La Filière d’évasion des Juifs du Luxembourg vers le Portugal (1940)

Torah Weekly Portion Vayishlach
וַיִּשְׁלַח
[Jacob] Sent
Genesis 32:4−36:43
Summary
Jacob prepares to meet Esau. He wrestles with a “man,” who changes Jacob’s name to Israel. (32:4-33)
Jacob and Esau meet and part peacefully, each going his separate way. (33:1-17)
Dinah is raped by Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, who was chief of the country. Jacob’s sons Simeon and Levi take revenge by murdering all the males of Shechem, and Jacob’s other sons join them in plundering the city. (34:1-31)
Rachel dies giving birth to Benjamin and is buried in Ephrah, which is present-day Bethlehem. (35:16-21)
Isaac dies and is buried in Hebron. Jacob’s and Esau’s progeny are listed. (35:22-36:43)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/vayishlach
Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-12:12 [historic: Obadiah 1:1-21]

Community Dinner – Dîner Communautaire

Channukah – Hannouca 5783

Friday, 23 December, 19:00-22:00
Kabbalat Shabbat & dinner/dîner (20:00 sharp)

Menu

Starter: Green salad, quail eggs stuffed with salmon eggs, Jerusalem artichoke crisps, Tamara
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Main: Revisited garnished sauerkraut: Latkes, Sauerkraut, smoked haddock fillet (milchig), cod fillet, creamy sauce
Veggie version: Latkes,, sauerkraut, veggie sausages
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Dessert :
See image above! and to sweeten, a little fruit salad
Menu

Entrée: Salade verte, œufs de caille farcie aux œufs de saumon, chips de topinambour, Tamara

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Plat: Choucroute garnie revisitée : Latkes, choucroute, filet de haddock fumé (milchig), filet de cabillaud, sauce crémeuse
Version végé : Latkes,, choucroute,, saucisses végétariennes
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Dessert :
Voir l’image en haut ! et pour adoucir un peu de fruits en salade.

Price
€40 (vin inclus/with wine)
€35 (sans vin/without wine)
€60 (non-members/non-membres)

Please register (via email) and pay by 19 December.
Enregistrez-vous (par courriel) et payez d’ici le 19 décembre.

This Week in Our Community

Friday, 2 December, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, 4 December, 10:30-12:30
Talmud Torah (education for kids)

Torah Weekly Portion
Vayeitzei
וַיֵּצֵא
And [Jacob] Left
Genesis 28:10−32:3
Summary
Jacob dreams of angels going up and down a ladder. God blesses him. Jacob names the place Bethel. (28:10-22)
Jacob works seven years in order to marry Rachel, but Laban tricks Jacob into marrying Leah, Rachel’s older sister. (29:16-25)
Jacob marries Rachel but only after having to commit himself to seven more years of working for Laban. (29:26-30)
Leah, Rachel, and their maidservants, Bilhah and Zilpah, give birth to eleven sons and one daughter. (29:31-30:24)
Jacob and his family leave Laban’s household with great wealth. (31:1-32:3)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/vayeitzei
Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10

This Week in Our Community

Saturday, 26 November, 10:30-12:00
Shabbat Morning Service
Bnot Mitzvah of Elsa Lasar and Lisa Eckstein

Sunday, 27 November, 10:30-12:30
Talmud Torah (education for kids)

Torah Weekly Portion
Tol’dot
תּוֹלְדֹת
The Generations [of Isaac]
Genesis 25:19−28:9
Summary
Rebekah has twins, Esau and Jacob. (25:19-26)
Esau gives Jacob his birthright in exchange for some stew. (25:27-34)
King Abimelech is led to think that Rebekah is Isaac’s sister and later finds out that she is really his wife. (26:1-16)
Isaac plans to bless Esau, his firstborn. Rebekah and Jacob deceive Isaac so that Jacob receives the blessing. (27:1-29)
Esau threatens to kill Jacob, who then flees to Haran. (27:30-45)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/toldot
Haftarah: Malachi 1:1-2:7

This Week in Our Community

Friday, 18 November, 19:00-20:30
Family Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, 20 November, 10:30-12:30
Talmud Torah (education for kids)

Torah Weekly Portion
Chayei Sarah
חַיֵּי שָׂרָה
The Life of Sarah
Genesis 23:1−25:18
Summary
Abraham purchases the cave of Machpelah in order to bury his wife Sarah. (23:1-20)
Abraham sends his servant to find a bride for Isaac. (24:1-9)
Rebekah shows her kindness by offering to draw water for the servant’s camels at the well. (24:15-20)
The servant meets Rebekah’s family and then takes Rebekah to Isaac, who marries her. (24:23-67)
Abraham takes another wife, named Keturah. At the age of one hundred and seventy-five years, Abraham dies, and Isaac and Ishmael bury him in the cave of Machpelah. (25:1-11)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/chayei-sarah
Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-31

This Week in Our Community

Friday, 11 November, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat followed by community dinner.


Community dinner on 11 November
19:00 – Service
20:00 – Kiddush and community dinner.
Please register by 10 November 18:00.
Dîner communautaire du 11 novembre
19h00 – Office
20h00 – Kiddouch et dîner communautaire.
Merci de vous inscrire d’ici le 10 novembre 18h00.

Sunday, 13 November, 10:30-12:30
Talmud Torah (education for kids)

Torah Weekly Portion
Vayeira
וַיֵּרָא
I (God) Appeared [to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]
Genesis 18:1–22:24
Summary
Abraham welcomes three visitors, who announce that Sarah will soon have a son. (18:1-15)
Abraham argues with God about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. (18:16-33)
Lot’s home is attacked by the people of Sodom. Lot and his two daughters escape as the cities are being destroyed. Lot’s wife is turned into a pillar of salt. (19:1-29)
Lot impregnates his daughters, and they bear children who become the founders of the nations Moab and Ammon. (19:30-38)
Abimelech, king of Gerar, takes Sarah as his wife after Abraham claims that she is his sister. (20:1-18)
Isaac is born, circumcised, and weaned. Hagar and her son, Ishmael, are sent away; an angel saves their lives. (21:1-21)
God tests Abraham, instructing him to sacrifice Isaac on Mount Moriah. (22:1-19)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/vayeira
Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37

This Week in Our Community

Friday, 4 November, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat

Torah Weekly Portion
Lech L’cha
לָךְ-לְךָ
Go Forth
Genesis 12:1−17:27
Summary
Abram, Sarai, and Lot go to Canaan. (12:1-9)
Famine takes them to Egypt, where Abram identifies Sarai as his sister in order to save his life. (12:10-20)
Abram and Lot separate. Lot is taken captive, and Abram rescues him. (13:1-14:24)
Abram has a son, Ishmael, with his Egyptian maidservant, Hagar. (16:1-16)
God establishes a covenant with Abram. The sign of this covenant is circumcision on the eighth day following a male baby’s birth. (17:1-27)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/lech-lcha
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16

This Week in Our Community

Friday, 28 October, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat

Torah Weekly Portion
Noach
נֹחַ
Noah
Genesis 6:9−11:32
Summary
God decides to cause a flood that will destroy the world, sparing only Noah’s family and the animals that Noah gathers together on the ark. (6:9-8:22)
Life starts over again after the Flood. The Noahide Commandments are listed, and God uses a rainbow to make a symbol of the first covenant. (9:1-17)
People start to build a city and the Tower of Babel. God scatters the people and gives them different languages to speak. (11:1-9)
The ten generations from Noah to Abram are listed. (11:10-29:2)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/noach
Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5

This Week in Our Community

Friday, 21 October, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, 23 October, 10:30-12:30
Talmud Torah (education for kids)

Torah Weekly Portion
B’reishit
בְּרֵאשִׁית
In the Beginning
Genesis 1:1−6:8
Summary God creates the world and everything in it in six days and rests on the seventh. (1:1-2:3)
Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden, where they eat the forbidden fruit and are subsequently exiled. (2:15-3:24)
Adam and Eve have two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain kills his brother, Abel. (4:1-24)
Adam and Eve have another child named Seth. The Torah lists the ten generations from Adam to Noah. (4:25-5:32)
God regrets having created human beings and decides to destroy everything on earth, but Noah finds favor with God. (6:5-6:8)

Commentary: https://reformjudaism.org/torah/portion/breishit
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:10

Sukkot Potluck Dinner

Dear members,
 
Please join us this Saturday evening, after a Sukkot service and Kiddush in the Sukkah, for a potluck dinner. Bring a vegetarian/vegan dish (e.g. salad, vegetarian quiche, cheeses … or dessert) to share. We’ll provide drinks and bread.
 
Hoping to see many of you there – let us know if you will attend, so we have an idea of numbers.
 
Chag sameach 


Cher/e/s membres,
 
Rejoignez-nous ce samedi soir pour un dîner de partage après un office de Souccot et un kiddouch dans notre Souccah. Amenez un plat végétalien/végétarien (p.ex. une salade, quiche végétarienne, des fromages… ou un dessert) à partager. Nous nous chargeons des boissons et du pain.
 
En espérant vous y voir nombreu/se/s/x – faites-nous savoir si vous venez afin que nous ayons une idée du nombre de personnes.
 
Chag sameach