Shabbat Shalom: Acharei Mot

Posted on April 29, 2022

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: When you do something wrong, do you have a hard time letting it go? What do you do to forgive yourself and allow yourself to move on? In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the Avodah service of the High Priest in the Temple, the service in which one of two goats is selected at random to be sacrificed on the altar and the other is sent off into the wilderness after the High Priest symbolically places the sins of the entire community of Israel on its head. This is a powerful metaphor for letting go of what holds us back. What is holding you back? And how can you send that off into the wilderness so that you may have a fresh start?

Kabbalat Shabbat Alive services are at 8:00 p.m. tonight. It is Women’s League Shabbat and we have many Women’s League members leading the service. April Modlinger will deliver the D’var Torah. Shabbat morning services will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m, when we will honor the memory of our founding member Miriam Gershwin and mark her first yahrzeit and also hold the baby naming of her great-granddaughter. Both services are multi-access: in person and on Zoom.  To register to come in person, please go to The Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )