This Week in Our Community

Weekday Morning Prayer
Monday-Friday, 10:00-10:30
Followed by a 5-minute-study of Mishnah Tractate Berakhot.

Friday, 13 November, 19:00-20:30
Kabbalat Shabbat
(18:30-19:00 Community Talk)
Jahrzeit: Joseph Kratzenstein, Grand Rabbi of Luxembourg 1946-1948
(27 Heshvan-14 November)

Saturday, 14 November, 10:30-11:30
Shabbat Morning Service

Torah Weekly Portion
Chayei Sarah – 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)

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