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This is the first in a series of services in which Kol Ami will learn about other spiritual traditions.
Dr. Ashkan Monafred of the Northern Virginia Bahá’í Center will teach us a bit about the Bahá’í faith.
We'll be in the Chapel. There will be special Persian desserts, but also please bring a dessert to share.
Morah Erin's Hebrew Class: This week we reviewed the blessings on page 20 of S'fatai Tiftah noticing words that we can translate mitvot, melech, and the final word of each blessing. We talked about what roots are in English and looked at the root word melech. We played a game with numbers 1-9--we're almost up to ten!
Homework: Pages 21-22 in S'fatai Tiftah and pages 14 and 15 in I Can Read Hebrew.
Morah Jen’s Hebrew class: We decoded a few morah-selected Thanksgiving-themed English words written in Hebrew letters, then the students added their own words for the class to read, helping each other with writing and reading. We wrote and decoded over 20 words…and learned that some of us eat some pretty non-traditional foods on Thanksgiving.
Homework: Please read pages 119, the first two lines of Ma Tovu on page 120, and do page 121 in the S’fatai Tiftah textbook. Review: practice reading the V’ahavta (page 76) and the Shabbat blessing on page 104. Please also review the meanings of ha/the, shel/of, -nu/our, l’/to, -cha/your, v’ or oo/and, b’/in or with.
Few biblical books are as different as Kohelet (Christian name: Ecclesiastes) and Esther. Kohelet is a deeply philosophical work and appears to conclude that the purpose of life is to have a good time! On the other hand the book of Esther is a comedy, designed to entertain. How did these books get into the Hebrew canon? Please read the books in advance and join the conversation. We meet in the Board Room.
We will light menorahs, have a short Kabbalat Shabbat service, eat some latkes and an accompanying potluck, sing and play songs, and join in some Chanukah craft activities and dreidel. We'll be in the Activity Room.
So bring your spirit and as many menorahs and candles as you would like to add to our group lighting, and help us make our own light to brighten the dark nights ahead. If you would like to bring an instrument so you can play or accompany a Chanukah song, bring that too!
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The service will include a Torah service with 3 aliyot and will be in the Chapel.
Adult Education will be The Best of Pirkey Avot – Sayings of our Ancestors: Ancient Wisdom – Contemporary Meaning Part 1 and will follow the kiddush.
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