September 26, 8:00am–October 11, 5:00pm
November 13, 10:15am–12:00pm
The evening is perfect. Hundreds of family and friends gather before a beautiful chupah, wedding canopy, completely covered with white flowers. The sky is lit up by the twinkling of millions of stars all watching the union about to take place. The bride and groom are ebullient with energy for the hope and excitement that comes with new beginnings and feelings of love. The ceremony is about to begin and all eyes are on the rabbi. Tonight is extra special for the rabbi because his daughter is the bride under the chupah.
And in a loud clear voice he announces, “Give me a nugel!” (Yiddish for nail). (more…)
Thank you for an incredibly warm welcome to Shaarei Tikvah! While I can’t thank everyone who has played a role in offering us such a warm welcome, I want to express our tremendous gratitude for the open arms with which you have greeted our family. We are thrilled to call Shaarei Tikvah our new spiritual… Read more
Dear Friends, On Thursday night of last week we entered into the new month of Av. Av is a month of sadness in the midst of destruction, yet it also contains within it the seeds of hope. The beginning of Av introduces the “nine days,” which culminates in the ninth day of the Hebrew month… Read more
Friday evening 6:00pm
Saturday Shabbat services 9:45am
This week: Ki Tetze
Candle Lighting: 6:44pm
Parashat Ki Tavo
The people are to take the new land’s first fruits to God’s holy place. There they shall recount to the priest their history – from Abraham to Egypt to that very day. “You have affirmed this day that Adonai is your God,” concludes Moses. In turn, Adonai will take Israel as a treasure, a holy people. After crossing the Jordan, Israel is to inscribe the Torah on stone pillars and conduct rites to affirm the covenant with God.