Shabbat Shalom: Vayishlach

Posted on November 19, 2021

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:


Torah Question of the Week: Do you like to hedge your bets? When you think there is a risk of something bad happening, how do you try to lower that risk? In this week’s Torah portion, Jacob is afraid that Esau is coming to attack him so he divides his people and flocks into two camps, in the hopes that at least one would survive. What do you do when there is a danger of loss? Do you make a backup plan (or an actual backup?)

Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 8:00 p.m. tonight and Shabbat morning services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. I’m delighted to tell you that Paul Peyser will be leading the service on Friday night and Larry Horwitz and David Biebelberg will be leading on Saturday morning. Our services are multi-access, both in-person and on Zoom. To register to come in person, go to To review our COVID protocols, go to If you are attending on Zoom, the Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

I hope we will see you this Shabbat! Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )