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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

09/08/10 Rabbi Mitch's Weekly Teaching

Weekly Teaching
By Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz


To see a complete list of High Holiday services at Temple Sholom,
click here.

This week's teaching comes a few days early, in time for Erev Rosh Hashanah. Please remember that this year Shabbat follows directly after the holiday.

Weekly Shabbat Services
Friday, 9/10, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Saturday, 9/11, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, 9/12, 8:30 -9:15 am

Shabbat Parashat Ha'Azinu
September 8, 2010
Teaching by Rabbi Mitch

The midrash teaches us that two thousand years ago Rabbi Eliezer stood before the Holy Ark and offered 24 prayers on behalf of the community so that the long drought of rain might end.

Although Rabbi Eliezer was a great rabbi, God didn't answer the prayer.

Rabbi Akiva went before the Holy Ark and repeated Rabbi Eliezer's prayers.

Akiva, however, concluded by proclaiming: Avinu Malkeinu; our father, our King; we have no ruler other than you. Avinu Malkeinu; our father, our King, have mercy on us for Your sake!!"

With the conclusion of Akiva's final words the rains began to fall.

Avinu Malkeinu; God is both parent and ruler. God is love and law. God is kindness and responsibility. God is acceptance and judgment.

We stand before God this New Year and wish to access God's forgiveness and mercy, but, we also need to renew our commitment to taking full responsibility for our choices in life.

Each day that we are privileged to wake up; we receive our new page in the Book of Life. What shall we write? Let's begin with the words and prayerful intention: "Avinu Malkeinu."

In the Book of Life and blessing, peace and prosperity, may we and all of God's people, be inscribed for a good and peaceful life.

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu!!

Rabbi Mitch

Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

09/98/10 Temple Sholom Simcha Corner

Simcha Corner

Please email us your simchas so that as a community we can celebrate together.

(Births, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Engagements, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.)

We need to celebrate life together and share our moments of joy.

Email to Rabbi Mitch
Temple Sholom
Simcha Corner
September 8, 2010

Mazel Tov to

Tyler Silver, on getting accepted into Pizmon.

Ilse Gordon & Neil Shapiro, on their 30th wedding anniversary.

Dale & Gail Keiter, on their 30th wedding anniversary.

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz
Temple Sholom
300 East Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Direct Line: (203) 542-7150
Emergencies: (203) 869-7191 x 3

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

09/08/10 Temple Sholom E-Bulletin - La Shana Tovah - Have A Sweet Year!

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Weekly News from Temple Sholom

September 8, 2010

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wed. September 8
8:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day I

. September 9
9:00 am

Family Service
(at GHS)
10:15 am

(at Temple Sholom)
1:45 pm

7:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day II

Friday, September 10
9:00 am

Family Service
(at Christ Church)
10:15 am

2:00 pm


shana tova_apples_honeyThe Temple Sholom Family wishes you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Click here for a complete guide of High Holiday services at Temple Sholom.


Sheldon Low Publicity PhotoTashlich

Friday, September 10 at 2:00 pm at the home of Barbara and Peter Murray, 54 Lincoln Avenue, Rye Brook, NY. To rsvp, email Alice Schoen at alice.schoen@templesholom.com


shana tova girlYoung Children's Family Service

Thursday, September 9, 1:45 pm YCFS is a spirited and child centered holiday service geared for children 2nd grade and younger and their families. YCFS is a wonderful opportunity for families to socialize within our community and help their children discover their Jewish selves in a musical and entertaining service. This service is open to the community and does not require tickets.

Contact Information
Lori Baden,
Director of Marketing and Programming
Temple Sholom
300 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Temple Sholom | 300 East Putnam Avenue | Greenwich | CT | 06830

09/08/10 The Raw Greenwich News feed: Afternoon Edition

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East Hampton Follows Greenwich's Lead And Takes A Code Of Omerta

Town Putting Together Severance For Unnamed Official

Members of the East Hampton town council said they are putting together a severance agreement for a high-ranking town official.....

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09/08/10 At & PM Tonight Say "Shana Tova!"


bulletFriday marked the creation of light and its separation from darkness.
bulletSaturday marked the anniversary of the separation of the sky and oceans.
bulletSunday marked the anniversary of the separation of land from the oceans; spreading of plants and grass and trees across the land.
bulletMonday marked the anniversary of creation of the sun, moon, and stars.
bulletToday marks the anniversary of the creation of sea animals and birds.
bulletTonight at about 7 PM marks the anniversary of: creation of the land animals and the first man Adam

Happy Birth Day Adam !!!

Rosh Hashanah marks beginning of new year

Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second day of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means "head of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. There is one important similarity between the Jewish New Year and the American one -- many Americans use the New Year as a time to plan a better life, making "resolutions."

Likewise, the Jewish New Year is a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and planning the changes to make in a new year.

One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the shofar in the synagogue. A total of 100 notes are sounded each day. The blowing of the shofar symbolizes three different expressions of the human spirit and denotes faith.

The shofar goes back to the time when Abraham was ready to sacrifice his only son Isaac at G-d's behest. At the last moment the Almighty ordered Abraham to substitute a ram to test and educate him. A popular practice of the holiday is Tashlich (casting off). We walk to flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day and empty our pockets into the river, symbolically casting off our sins.

How Do You "Shana Tova"?

Houston Chronicle
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Huffington Post (blog)
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Netanyahu Tries to Reassure Public

Christian Broadcasting Network - ‎5 hours ago‎

By Tzippe Barrow JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Rosh Hashanah greeting sought to bolster the public's faith in his ...
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Helping people in need a big part of Jewish holiday tradition

Detroit Free Press - Niraj Warikoo - ‎6 hours ago‎
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