This Week in Our Community

Wednesday, 20 September, 19:00-21:00 (zoom)
Lehrhaus – Rabbi’s Course

Friday, 22 September, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat Shuvah

Sunday, 24 September, 11:00
Memorial Service at the Esch Cemetery

Sunday, 24 September, 19:00-21:00
Kol Nidre

Monday, 25 September
Yom Kippur Day
10:00 – 13:00 Morning Service
13:30 – 15:00 Study Session
16:30 – 18:00 Mincha
18:00 – 18:30 Yizkor
18:30 – 20:18 Neila
20:18 End of Kippur/Anbeiss

IMPORTANT – High Holidays Access / accès aux grandes fêtes
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Dear members,

Please remember that only members who have paid their fees for the year 5784 or bought a holiday ticket can enter our building for the High holidays. As every year we will be checking people at the door, for security reasons and only those who have registered will be able to participate. Further details as well as the exact times Yom Kippur can be found below. You may also get in touch via email.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you a very sweet and happy New Year! A gut gebentsht Jor!

Cher(e)s membres,

Nous vous rappelons que seuls les membres qui ont payé leur cotisation pour l’année 5784 ou qui ont acheté un droit d’entrée de non-membre peuvent entrer dans notre bâtiment pour les Grandes Fêtes. Comme chaque année, nous contrôlerons les personnes à l’entrée, pour des raisons de sécurité, et seules les personnes inscrites pourront participer. De plus amples informations ainsi que les horaires exacts de Yom Kippur sont disponibles ci-dessous. Vous pouvez également nous contacter par email.
Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous souhaitons une très belle et heureuse année ! A gut gebentsht Jor !

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: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27

Yom Kippur
יוֹם כִּיפּוּר
Deuteronomy 29:9–14, 30:11–20 (Morning)
Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18, 32-37 (Afternoon)

Yom Kippur morning (a selection from Parashat Nitzavim Deuteronomy 29-9-14; 30-1-20): Moses addresses the assembled people, reminding them that each of them is a member of the covenant. God’s instructions are neither too difficult to learn nor too cumbersome to follow. Regardless of our profession and roles in the community, the Torah belongs to all of us. Finally, we are exhorted to “choose life,” to love God, to walk in God’s ways, and to keep God’s commandments. By doing so, we open our hearts to God and to each other.

Yom Kippur afternoon (a selection from Parashat K’doshim Leviticus 19-18, 32-37 or Genesis 50:14-26 and Leviticus 16:29-34): In the climactic chapter of the Book of Leviticus, we read that each of us can be holy. Each of us has the capacity to bring holiness into our lives and into the lives of those around us. Every act, great or small, can bring us closer to the sacred. We are instructed to leave something from our fields for the poor and for the stranger. We are told, “You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind.” We are reminded that we were once strangers in the Land of Egypt and so we must love the stranger. The way to a life of holiness is by sanctifying each moment of our lives.

Haftarah: Isaiah 58:1-14 and Micah 20:7:18