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.
JERRY RUBIN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF JVS BOSTON
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.