This Week in Our Community

All events continue via zoom (contact us to participate).

Monday-Friday, 10:00-10:30
Weekday Morning Prayer, followed by a 5-minute-study of Mishnah Tractate Berakhot (except for Monday, 21 December)

Wednesday, 23 December, 19:00-20:00 (external, zoom)
Vortragsreihe: Jüdische Philosophen
Simone Simhah Luzzatto
von Prof. Giuseppe Veltri (Hamburg)

Friday, 25 December, 18:30-20:30
18:30-19:00 Community Talk
19:00-20:30 Kabbalat Shabbat

Torah Weekly Portion
Vayigash – And [Judah] Approached [Joseph]
Genesis 44:18-47:27

• Judah pleads with Joseph to free Benjamin and offers himself as a replacement. (44:18-34)
• Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and forgives them for selling him into slavery. (45:1-15)
• Although the famine still rages, Pharaoh invites Joseph’s family to “live off the fat of the land.” (45:16-24)
• Jacob learns that Joseph is still alive and, with God’s blessing, goes to Egypt. (45:25-46:33)
• Pharaoh permits Joseph’s family to settle in Goshen. Pharaoh then meets with Jacob. (47:1-12)
• With the famine increasing, Joseph designs a plan for the Egyptians to trade their livestock and land for food. The Israelites thrive in Egypt. (47:13-27)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28