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Shabbat Shalom

October 20, 2018 - 11 Heshvan 5779

Parashat Lech Lecha


National Refugee Shabbat

Jerry Rubin, Guest Speaker


The Torah portion for today, Lech Lecha, is taken from Genesis.  It can be found in the Etz Hayim Humash, beginning on page 86.

Aliyah                  Chap:verse Torah Reader

First                      16:1-16:6 Barry Slosberg

Second                16:7-16:9 Judy Sacks

Third                    16:10-16:16 Laura Kaufman

Fourth                 17:1-17:6 David Lintz

Fifth                    17:7-17:17 Debbi Silberberg

Sixth                   17:18-17:23 Naomi Litrownik

Seventh              17:24-17:27 Rachel Bello

Maftir                  17:24-17:27 Rachel Bello                                                          

The haftarah (reading from the prophetic writings) is taken from Isaiah 40:27-41:16.  It begins on page 94 in our Humash and will be chanted by Glenn Levine.



Sylvia Sawyer          Aunt of Fredie Kay

Hyman Flashner      Father of Dr. Robert Flashner

Aaron Simansky      Father of Carol Pankin

Henrietta Davidow   Mother-in-law of Harvey Bornstein

Nathan Serinsky      Father of Sharon Serinsky

Helen Herman          Aunt of Myrna Davidson

James Simmons      Father of Heather Simmons

Jennie Forman        Grandmother of Beverly Litman

Sylvia Shuman        Wife of Ralph Shuman & Mother of Mark Shuman

Solomon Kay           Grandfather of Fredie Kay

Andrew Dickman     Brother of Claudia Greenfield         

Ralph Strassman     Father of Lori Resnick

Louis Goldberg        Grandfather of Charlotte Galper

Norman Silver          Father of Lori Rosenblum

Ida Mayer                 Mother of Edith Heiger

Jay Ettinger             Father of Mark Ettinger

Gertie Epstein          Mother of Mark Epstein

Leslie Friedberg      Uncle of James Krasnow

Florence Madow     Mother of Phyllis Kimmelman

George Allan           Father of Jeff Allan

Esther Gannett        Mother of David Gannett


The Kiddush this morning is sponsored by:

A donation to the Kiddush Fund was made by Alisa Levine in honor of the 47th anniversary of Glenn’s bar mitzvah.


The Bima Basket is sponsored by:

The basket on the bima, sponsored by Rozzie and Ben Rodwin, and Avi and Arielle Levine, signifies a donation made to Jewish Family & Children’s Services Family Table in honor of the 47th anniversary of their father’s bar mitzvah.




This morning, Jerry will speak about the role the Jewish community has historically played in refugee support and resettlement and in particular the longstanding efforts of Jewish Vocational Services, in providing substantial on-going critical assistance to refugees in Massachusetts.  

National Refugee Shabbat 2018 is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat experience dedicated to refugees. This national event is a meaningful opportunity to deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis, connect with the Jewish movement for refugees, commit (or recommit) to taking action, and either celebrate your community’s achievements in working with refugees or launch new efforts


Jerry Rubin is the President and CEO of JVS Boston. He recently marked his tenth year at JVS, leading the agency through its growth from a $7 million organization to its current budget of over $15 million. Under Jerry’s direction, JVS has become a leader in the field of workforce development, advancing innovative and creative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients and employer partners. He has also played a key role in JVS's partnership with CJP, collaborating on such pioneering efforts as Transitions to Work, which prepares young adults who have disabilities for paid employment, and the new Together We Rise program, which works with refugees to advance their careers.

Jerry is a leading national expert on workforce development issues, speaking both nationally and locally on such topics as career ladders, unemployment and labor market issues, and removing barriers to economic success. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Clark University and a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jerry serves as a Trustee of the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Skills Coalition. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife, attorney and writer Carol Steinberg.






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