Shabbat Shalom: Vay’chi

Posted on December 17, 2021

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: What is the legacy you want to leave? If you have children, how do you help them leave their own legacy? In this week’s Torah portion, Jacob blesses his sons and in doing so, defines and details their future roles in the community and the world. How would you feel if your parents told you what you would become? Do you think it is better for a parent to determine a child’s destiny or is it better to let them forge their own path? Is it possible to find a middle ground?

Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 8:00 p.m. tonight and Shabbat morning services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. 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 : )