There are no services or Hebrew School this weekend. In this changing of the season and as the light (slowly) returns to the world, we pray that you are home, warm and cozy, appreciating life and light in all its manifestations.
PRAISED ARE YOU, Eternal our God, Sovereign of the universe,
Creator of light and darkness, who makes peace and fashions all things.
In mercy, You illumine the world and those who live upon it.
In Your goodness You daily renew creation.
How numerous are Your works, O God!
In wisdom, You formed them all, filling the earth with Your creatures.
Be praised, Eternal our God, for the excellent work of Your hands,
and for the lights You created; may they glorify You.
Shine a new light upon Zion, that we all may swiftly merit its radiance.
Praised are You, Eternal One, Creator of all heavenly lights.
No Hebrew School this week or next. However, if you're looking for some company on December 24th, join your KSS family for Christmas Eve dinner at Albert's. Call Sue McGuire for details!
Maybe it's a little early for snow but don't the bricks in front of our shul look pretty with a fine dusting to highlight the messages?
This Weekend for Families
This Weekend for "Grown-Up" Types
(And believe me, we use the term loosely!!!)
And coming up midweek...
Jewish Spiritual Parenting
Parenting is full of joys, challenges, drudgery, and growth - our own and that of our children!
Let's come together to deepen our self-awareness, connection to ourselves and our children, and to explore the possibility of the sacred in our parenting.
Bring your thoughts, questions, concerns, and experiences.
Sunday, December 16 from 9:30am - 11 at KSS (Open to the public! Bring friends!)
Questions? Contact Rabbi Lina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our Hebrew School students and veterans at the Northport VA Medical Center on Sunday, December 9th from 10:45-12:15.
We'll be bringing the cupcakes we made at the Hanukkah Fair.
And now for a little Hanukkah music!
A few words of inspiration from our Rabbi (from the monthly newsletter)
"The real Hanukkah miracle is that the people lit in the first place. They knew there wasn’t enough. They knew it wouldn’t last. But they moved forward anyway. And out of scarcity, came abundance. This is one of the most important lessons of Hanukkah. When things look difficult, when we are exhausted, maybe even despairing, when it seems clear that we don’t have enough energy, resources, optimism, the hope of our ancestors inspires. It encourages us to move forward.
So, at the darkest time of the year, we light candles.
And we don’t just light them for ourselves; we light them for each other. The mitzvah of Hanukkah is pirsumei nisa, to publicize the miracle..."
- Rabbi Lina Zerbarini
Come light candles with us, and for each other. Friday at 6pm
MOVIES & MUNCHIES
Movies and Munchies will be meeting on Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30 pm at the home of Lois Hass. (Call the office for details)
We will be discussing Past Life, a film written and directed by Avi Nesher (The Matchmaker, Secrets). Called "a vital, accessible, character-driven drama," it takes place in 1977 Jerusalem. It is the story of two sisters who are the daughters of Holocaust survivors. The mystery of their father's experiences in Poland during World War II is at the heart of this story. Avi Nesher expertly builds suspense as the sisters search for the truth of the past.
Watch the trailer:
View the film in your own home (the DVD is available at Nassau and Suffolk libraries and on Amazon Prime), then join us for what is always a lively, spirited, informed, and fun discussion.