This Week in Our Community

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