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
I (God) Appeared [to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]
Genesis 18:1–22:24
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)

Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37

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

Torah Weekly Portion
Lech L’cha
Go Forth
Genesis 12:1−17:27
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)

Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16

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

Torah Weekly Portion
Genesis 6:9−11:32
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)

Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-55:5

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

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

Torah Weekly Portion
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)

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

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Saturday, 15 October, 19:00-22:00
Hoshana Rabbah – last Day of Sukkot Evening Service with community pot-luck dinner & learning session.

Torah Weekly Portion Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot
חוֹל הַמֹּעֵד סֻכֹּת
Intermediate Days of Sukkot
Exodus 33:12–34:26 
On the Shabbat during Sukkot, we are reminded of the age-old desire to know God. Moses implores God to let him see God. While God will not allow Moses to see God’s face, God tells Moses, “I will make My goodness pass before you…” Perhaps we experience the divine presence through the goodness we create in the world. The Torah then sets forth the thirteen attributes of God, among them that God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in kindness. By emulating these very attributes, we create the goodness which allows us to know God.

Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:7 [historic: 38:18-39:16], The Book of Ecclesiates is read

This Week in Our Community

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Dear members,

Next week is Yom Kippur, followed by Sukkot. You’ll find our full programme just below.

On Wednesday evening we will break the fast together. We will serve a hot vegetable soup at the end of the fast, so please let us know if you wish to stay for the traditional ‘Anbeiss’ (via email), so we have an idea of numbers. Feel free to bring a cake or dessert to share.

On Sunday 9 October, we will organise a Sukkot Celebration with our Talmud Torah. Here as well we will organise a luncheon.

Please register and pay by 7 October (€20 members, €30 non-members).

Gmar hatimah tovah!

Chers membres,

La semaine prochaine, c’est Yom Kippour, suivi de Souccot. Vous trouverez notre programme complet juste en dessous.

Mercredi soir, nous romprons le jeûne ensemble. Nous servirons une soupe de légumes chaude à la fin du jeûne, alors faites-nous savoir si vous souhaitez rester pour le traditionnel ‘Anbeiss’ (par courriel), afin que nous ayons une idée du nombre de participants. N’hésitez pas à apporter un gâteau ou un dessert à partager.

Le dimanche 9 octobre, nous organiserons une célébration de Souccot avec notre Talmud Torah. Là aussi, nous organiserons un déjeuner. Veuillez vous inscrire et payer avant le 7 octobre (20 € pour les membres, 30 € pour les non-membres).

Gmar hatimah tovah !

Tuesday, 4 October, 19:00-21:00
Kol Nidrei


Wednesday, 5 October
Yom Kippur
10:00 – 13:00 – Morning
13:30 – 15:00 – Study Session
16:00 – 17:30 – Mincha
17:30 – 18:00 – Yizkor
18:00 – 20:00 – Neila followed by Anbeiss (end of fast)


Sunday, 9 October, 10:30-15:30
Sukkot Celebration with Talmud Torah & community lunch

Torah Weekly Portion
Deuteronomy 32:1–52
Moses sings his last song, a love poem to God and a chastisement of the people, who are not worthy of Adonai. (32:1–6)
The poem recounts the blessings that God has bestowed on the Israelites, the wicked deeds they have committed, and the punishments that God then inflicted upon them. (32:7–43)
God tells Moses to begin his ascent of Mount Nebo, from where he will see the Land of Israel from a distance but will not be allowed to enter it. (32:45–52)

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51

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Friday, 23 September, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, 25 September, 11:00 (Merl park)
Opening of Talmud Torah (children)

Sunday, 25 September, 19:00
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service followed by community dinner

Torah Weekly Portion
You Stand [This Day]
Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20
Moses tells the assembled people that God’s covenant speaks to them and to all of the generations who will follow. (29:9–14)
God warns the Israelites that they will be punished if they act idolatrously, the way the inhabitants of the other nations do. (29:15–28)
Moses reassures the people that God will not forsake them and that they can attain blessings by following God’s commandments. (30:1–20)

Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9

Rosh HaShana 5783

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Dear friends,
The New Year is approaching fast, so here is our programme for this year’s Rosh Hashanah festivities!

Sunday, 25 September
Talmud Torah school year opening in Luxembourg City – 11:00
More info to follow – if your children do not yet attend our Talmud Torah programme, please get in touch with our rabbi.

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service – 19:00 (sharp)
Let us know if you want to do a reading or take part in the service more actively.

Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner – 20:00 (sharp)
Please register by 18 September. The menu can be seen here.

Places are limited and will only be confirmed upon payment. Please indicate whether you wish to have a vegetarian option. Otherwise we will assume you opt for the meat option.

Monday, 26 September
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service – 10:00
Let us know if you want to do a reading or take part in the service more actively.

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Cher/e/s ami/e/s,
La nouvelle année approche à grands pas, voici donc notre programme pour les festivités de Rosh Hashanah de cette année !

Dimanche 25 septembre
Ouverture de l’année scolaire du Talmud Torah à Luxembourg-ville – 11h00
Plus d’informations à suivre – si vos enfants ne suivent pas encore notre programme de Talmud Torah, veuillez contacter notre rabbin.

Office du soir de Rosh Hashanah – 19h00 (précises)
Signalez-nous si vous souhaitez lire un passage ou participer à l’office d’une autre façon.

Dîner communautaire de Rosh Hashanah – 20h00 (précises)
Veuillez-vous inscrire avant le 18 septembre. Le menu peut être consulté ici.

Les places sont limitées et ne seront confirmées qu’après paiement. Veuillez indiquer si vous souhaitez une option végétarienne. Sinon, nous supposerons que vous optez pour l’option viande.

Lundi 26 septembre

Office du matin de Rosh Hashanah – 10:00
Signalez-nous si vous souhaitez lire un passage ou participer à l’office d’une autre façon.

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Saturday, 17 September, 20:00
Evening Service with Havdalah and Leil Slichot followed by potluck dinner.

Torah Weekly Portion Ki Tavo
When You Enter [the Land]
Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8
The Israelites are instructed to express their gratitude to God for their bountiful harvests and freedom from slavery by tithing ten percent of their crops for the Levite, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow. (26)
The people are told to display on large stones God’s commandments for all to see. (27:1-8)
The Levites are to proclaim curses upon those who violate God’s commandments. (27:15-26)
The Israelites are told that if they obey God’s mitzvot faithfully, they will receive every blessing imaginable. They are also told that if they do not fulfill their brit with God, many curses will descend upon them. (28:1-69)
Moses reminds the Israelites of the miracles they witnessed in the wilderness and commands them to observe the terms of the covenant so that they may succeed in all that they undertake. (29:1-8)

Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22