Wednesday, 29 March, 19:00-20:30 (zoom) NO INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM COURSE THIS WEEK
Friday, 31 March, 19:00-20:30 Kabbalat Shabbat
Torah Weekly Portion Tzav צַו Command [Aaron and His Sons] Leviticus 6:1−8:36 Summary The five sacrifices that the priests are to perform are described. (6:1-7:38) Limitations on the consumption of meat are delineated. (7:17-27) Details about the ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests and the preparation of the Tabernacle as a holy place are given. (8:1-36)
Wednesday, 22 March, 19:00-20:30 (zoom) Introduction to Judaism course
Saturday, 25 March, 10:30-12:00 Shabbat Morning Service
Sunday, 26 March, 10:30-12:30 (synagogue) Talmud Torah (education for kids)
Torah Weekly Portion Vayikra וַיִּקְרָא [God] Called Out Levicitus 1:1−5:26 Summary God instructs Moses on the five different kinds of sacrifices that were to be offered in the sanctuary: The olah or “burnt offering” was a voluntary sacrifice that had a high degree of sanctity and was regarded as the “standard” offering. The entire animal, except for its hide, was burned on the altar. (1:1-17) The minchah or “meal offering” was a sacrifice made of flour, oil, salt, and frankincense that was partly burned on the altar and partly given to the priests to eat. (2:1-16) The zevach sh’lamim or “sacrifice of well-being” was a voluntary animal offering from one’s herd, sometimes brought to fulfill a vow. (3:1-17) The chatat or “sin offering” was an obligatory sacrifice that was offered to expiate unintentional sins. This offering differs from the others in the special treatment of the blood of the animal. (4:1-5:13) The asham or “penalty offering” was an obligatory sacrifice of a ram that was required chiefly of one who had misappropriated property. (5:1-26)
Our community Seder will take place on 6 April at 7 pm.
In order to register please transfer €60 (adult member) / €90 (adult non-member) / €35 (child member) / €45 (child non-member) to our bank account LU95 0020 1115 0767 7200. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment – no later than 31 March. Late registrations are not possible and places are limited! Please specify whether you want a meat or vegetarian option in your bank transfer. The menu is below.
If you still need Matzah, let us know which item you want. If you have already ordered Matzah, you will be able to get your delivery from Friday evening 17 March onwards (synagogue in Esch-sur-Alzette).
Cher(e)s membres et ami(e)s,
Notre Seder communautaire aura lieu le 6 avril à 19 heures.
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez nous faire un virement de 60 € (membre adulte) / 90 € (non-membre adulte) / 35 € (membre enfant) / 45 € (non-membre enfant) sur notre compte bancaire LU95 0020 1115 0767 7200. Votre inscription sera confirmée au moment du paiement, au plus tard le 31 mars. Les inscriptions tardives ne sont pas possibles et les places sont limitées ! Veuillez préciser dans votre virement si vous souhaitez une option viande ou végétarienne. Le menu se trouve ci-dessous.
Si vous avez encore besoin de Matzah, faites-le-nous savoir. Si vous avez déjà passé commande, vous pourrez venir chercher vos Matsot à partir du soir du 17 mars à la synagogue à Esch-sur-Alzette.
MENU SEDER PESSACH 5783
Bouillon de poule (de légumes pour les végés) aux petites boulettes Matza aux herbes fraîches
Agneau à la sauce chocolat noir et menthe Pommes de terres sautées aux oignons et carvi Flageolets aux échalotes et sarriettes Salade de tomate au basilic
Pour les Végés : Veggie Hamburger Pommes de terres sautées aux oignons et carvi Flageolets aux échalotes et sarriettes Salade de tomate au basilic
Matzenkugel à la pomme granny smith, raisins secs et noix
PASSOVER SEDER 5783 MENU
Chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarians) with small Matzah balls with fresh herbs
Lamb with dark chocolate and mint sauce Fried potatoes with onions and caraway Flageolets with shallots and savory Tomato salad with basil
For Vegetarians: Veggie Burger Fried potatoes with onions and caraway Flageolets with shallots and savory Tomato salad with basil
Matzenkugel with granny smith apple, sultanas and walnuts
Wednesday, 15 March, 19:00-20:30 (zoom) Introduction to Judaism course
Friday, 17 March, 19:00-22:00 Kabbalat Shabbat
Sunday, 19 March, 10:30-12:30 (synagogue) Talmud Torah (education for kids)
Torah Weekly Portion Vayak’heil – P’kudei וַיַּקְהֵל – פְקוּדֵי [Moses] Assembled / [The] Records [of the Tabernacle] Exodus 35:1–40:38 Summary Moses teaches the rules of Shabbat. (35:1-3) Moses asks the Israelites for a donation of gifts and those who are skilled help build the Mishkan [Tabernacle] under the direction of Bezalel and Oholiab. (35:4-38:20) A statistical summary of the materials used for the Tabernacle and an account of producing the priestly vestments are recorded. Moses blesses the Israelites for the work they did. (38:21-39:42) Upon God’s instruction, Moses sets up the Mishkan and the priests are anointed and consecrated. (40:1-33) A description is given of a cloud that covers the Mishkan by day and a fire that burns by night, indicating God’s Presence therein. (40:33-38)
Monday, 6 March, 20:00 (zoom) Purim Online Megillah Reading Be ready to read the Megillah in your language! Soyez prêt(e)(s) à lire la méguillah dans votre langue! An overview of the Book of Esther on one page is here: LINK
Thursday, 9 March, 19:30 Conference of Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur
Friday, 10 March, 19:00-22:00 Kabbalat Shabbat Our Purim dinner is moved to Sunday lunchtime (see below). Notre dîner de Pourim est reporté à un déjeuner dimanche (voir plus bas).
Sunday, 12 March, 10:30-12:30 (synagogue) Talmud Torah (education for kids) followed by Family Purim Celebration and community lunch (12:30) Activités de Pourim pour enfants et déjeuner communautaire (12h30) PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAIL BY 9 MARCH ENREGISTREZ-VOUS PAR COURRIEL D’ICI LE 9 MARS
Torah Weekly Portion Ki Tisa כִּי תִשָּׂא When You Take a Census Exodus 30:11−34:35 Summary Moses takes a census of the Israelites and collects a half-shekel from each person (30:11-16) God tells Moses to construct a water basin and to prepare anointing oil and incense for the ordination of the priests. Bezalel and Oholiab, skilled artisans, are assigned to make objects for the priests and the Tabernacle. (30:17-31:11) The Israelites are instructed to keep Shabbat as a sign of their covenant with God. God gives Moses the two tablets of the Pact. (31:12-18) The Israelites ask Aaron to build them a Golden Calf. Moses implores God not to destroy the people and then breaks the two tablets of the Pact on which the Ten Commandments are written when he sees the idol. God punishes the Israelites by means of a plague. (32:1-35) Moses goes up the mountain with a blank set of tablets for another 40 days so that God will again inscribe the Ten Commandments. Other laws, including the edict to observe the Pilgrimage Festivals, are also revealed. (34:1-28) Moses comes down from the mountain with a radiant face. (34:29-35)
Wednesday, 1 March, 19:00-20:30 (zoom) Introduction to Judaism Course
Friday, 3 March, 19:00-20:30 Kabbalat Shabbat
Sunday, 5 March, 10:30-12:30 (synagogue) Talmud Torah (education for kids)
Torah Weekly Portion T’tzaveh תְּצַוֶּה [You] Shall Further Instruct Exodus 27:20−30:10 Summary The children of Israel are commanded to bring pure olive oil for the ner tamid “a constantly burning light,” above the sanctuary. (27:20-21) Aaron and his sons, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, are chosen to serve as priests. (28:1) God instructs Moses to make special clothes for the priests. (28:2-43) Aaron and his sons are ordained in a seven-day ceremony (29:1-29:46) Aaron is commanded to burn incense on an acacia altar every morning and evening. (30:1-10)
Wednesday, 22 February, 19:00-20:30 (zoom) Introduction to Judaism Course
Saturday, 25 February, 10:30-12:00 Shabbat Morning Service
Sunday, 26 February, 10:30-12:30 (synagogue) Talmud Torah (education for kids)
Torah Weekly Portion T’rumah תְּרוּמָה Gifts Exodus 25:1−27:19 Summary God asks the Children of Israel to donate gifts (t’rumah) for the building of the Tabernacle so that God may “dwell among them.” (25:1-9) Instructions for the construction of the Ark, table, and menorah are provided. (25:10-40) Detailed directions are given on how to build the Tabernacle. (26:1-27:19)
Torah Weekly Portion Mishpatim מִשְׁפָּטִים [These Are the] Rules Exodus 21:1−24:18 Summary Interpersonal laws ranging from the treatment of slaves to the exhibition of kindness to strangers are listed. (21:1-23:9) Cultic laws follow, including the commandment to observe the Sabbatical Year, a repetition of the Sabbath injunction, the first mention of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals, rules of sacrificial offerings, and the prohibition against boiling a kid in its mother’s milk. (23:10-19) The people assent to the covenant. Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel ascend the mountain and see God. Moses goes on alone and spends forty days on the mountain. (24:1-18)
Torah Weekly Portion Yitro יִתְרוֹ Jethro Exodus 18:1–20:23 Summary Yitro brings his daughter Zipporah and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, to his son-in-law Moses. (18:1-12) Moses follows Yitro’s advice and appoints judges to help him lead the people. (18:13-27) The Children of Israel camp in front of Mount Sinai. Upon hearing the covenant, the Israelites respond, “All that God has spoken we will do.” (19:1-8) After three days of preparation, the Israelites encounter God at Mount Sinai. (19:9-25) God gives the Ten Commandments aloud directly to the people. (20:1-14) Frightened, the Children of Israel ask Moses to serve as an intermediary between God and them. Moses tells the people not to be afraid. (20:15-18)
Wednesday, 1 February, 19:00-20:30 (zoom) Introduction to Judaism Course
Friday, 3 February, 19:00-22:00 (synagogue and zoom) Kabbalat Shabbat & Tu BiShvat Dinner
Sunday, 5 February, 10:30-12:30 (synagogue) Talmud Torah (education for kids)
Torah Weekly Portion B’shalach בְּשַׁלַּח Now When [Pharaoh] Let [the People] Go Exodus 13:17−17:16 Summary The Children of Israel escape across the Sea of Reeds from Pharaoh and his army, who drown when God drives back the sea. (13:17-14:31) Moses and the Israelites sing a song praising Adonai. (15:1-21) In the wilderness, God provides the grumbling Israelites with quails and manna. God instructs the Israelites to gather and prepare on the sixth day food needed for Shabbat. (15:22-16:36) The people complain about the lack of water. Moses hits a rock with his rod and brings forth water. (17:1-7) Israel defeats Amalek, Israel’s eternal enemy. God vows to blot out the memory of Amalek from the world. (17:8-16)