We hope you, your family, and friends are safe and sound. Here is this week’s Library Minyan Weekly Update for March 27, 2020. We have decided to postpone our Minyan Monthly for the time being. You can get the latest on Minyan activities from these emails.
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Haftarah Reading Vayikra by Rich Muller
Rick Muller has recorded the haftarah for parshat Vayikra.
Thank you Rick.
D’var Torah: Rabbi Gordon Bernat Kunin
Rabbi Gordon Bernat Kunin who has written a drash on the parshat Vayikra.
Thank you Gordon.
There are no separate online Library Minyan Services this Shabbat.
Please consult the Temple Beth Am Shabbat Email and website for information on shul events.
Library Minyan at Home Shabbat Davening Schedule
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, in a recent drash, made an important point about the need to daven at the same time as the community, even if one is davening alone. Starting this week, we will include a Shabbat Davening Schedule that you can follow at home on Shabbat morning.
||Psuikie Dizimrah, Norm Saiger
||Shacharit, Larry Herman
||Torah Service and Personal Torah Study - Yayikra 1:1 – 2:16
||Haftarah, Rick Muller
||Drash, Rabbi Gordon Bernat Kunin
||Musaf, Sandra Lepson
||Adon Olam, Our Youngsters!
||Kiddush, Jerry Krautman
An Excerpt from the Ceiling
Hello, everyone in the Library Minyan!
Kol hakavod to Rabbi Elliot Dorff on delivering the Library Minyan’s very first Virtual drash on Vayakhel-Pikudei! It was beautiful, inspiring, heartwarming, and personal!
In case you might have missed it, I wanted to make sure you all received a personal invitation from the Peretz Family to view the 4-minute iMovie Emma and I put together last week.
Avi introduced it very nicely in last week TBA Shabbat Bulletin in his President Letter:
"My wife, Wanda, has been working on a combination book, art and music project, all related to the Polish synagogues from hundreds of years ago. This is her passion. Aside from the ceiling in the Dorff-Nelson Chapel, she has written a poem and commissioned art and music pieces, all in her desire to bring the joy of Shabbat and the magnificent talent of two of the artists, Isaac and Israel, who spent their lives creating and painting those ceilings in Poland and Ukraine over 200 years ago.
The words are hers, but the music was composed and sung by a current rabbinic student, Menachem Mirski, who was born and raised in Ukraine. The artwork is by Boris Shapiro, a Ukrainian-born artist who has lived in Israel for the last 20 years.
Enjoy the music. Play it several times. Hum the niggun; believe me, it’s catchy. Think about how much our brethren from that era had to overcome in order to create their Jewish life and experience. Breath in the joy of this Shabbat as you witness the zest for life, as represented by these past and present Ukrainian Jews."
Here is the video:
For the best viewing experience watch it on a computer, television or IPad, a phone too small. I hope to do similar videos on other segments of the book, especially the layouts that include different blessings, as Boris completes the remaining illustrations.
Please leave your comments and feedback in the box on the Vimeo so that Boris and Menachem can see them posted there as well. Watch to the end for the Shabbat Shalom and please share it with kids and/or grandkids as we head into our second Shabbat At Home!
As Avi continues to serve the entire TBA Community in his Presidential responsibilities along with our amazing clergy, executive staff and other lay-leaders, Emma and I have been keeping busy at home working on a special “Mishkan Ma’at” project at home during this time of enforced Separation. We hope to share it with you all very soon!
Much love to ALL of US during this unusual time!!