Shabbat Shalom: Vayeishev

Posted on December 8, 2023

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever withheld the truth or told a lie to avoid getting in trouble or to save face (or have you had another person do this to you)?? In this week’s Torah portion, Joseph’s brothers lead Jacob to believe that Joseph has been eaten by a wild animal, hiding their involvement… and breaking their father’s heart. What were the consequences of withholding the truth when you experienced them? Is there a difference between withholding the truth and telling a lie?

Please join us for Shabbat Services this week for our Chanukah and New Member Shabbat! On Friday night, we begin with a Kosher Chinese dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by Twilight Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. Registration for the dinner has closed, but the services are open to all: just register at

Please join us for Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., too! Both Friday night and Saturday morning are multi-access – in person and on Zoom. Details are in your Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )