Shabbat Shalom: B’Shalach

Posted on February 3, 2023

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever felt you were between a rock and a hard place? How did you react? In this week’s Torah portion, the Israelites become trapped between Pharaoh’s army and the sea. Midrash and Talmud tell us that the Israelites were reluctant to go into the sea and arguing amongst themselves – and Nachshon ben Aminadav jumped into the waters and walked forward until the sea was up to his head. It was only after that the waters parted and the Israelites were saved, In what way do you take a brave step forward when you feel trapped?

Tonight we celebrate Scout Shabbat with our Shabbat Alive service at 6:30 p.m.! This service is multi-access: in person and on Zoom. It has special registration forms. To come in person, please register at and to attend online, please register at We look forward to honoring and celebrating our local scouts! Tomorrow’s Shabbat morning service is at 9:30 a.m. and is also multi-access.  To register to come in person Shabbat morning, please go to . The Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )