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Thoughts after the Election

Dear Shaarei Tikvah family,

Today has been a day of mixed emotions. Some are experiencing jubilation, while others are filled with anxiety, confusion, and deep sadness. It has been an incredibly trying time for our nation. The results from the election have ended an incredibly tense and at times nauseating campaign season, filled with vitriol and an overwhelming sense that America has been ripped apart with two distinct and conflicting narratives. The shock of the results leaves many with a sense of hopelessness, searching for meaning in a country that may now seem different, even unrecognizable.

Donald Trump’s victory raises an awareness of just how many people want radical change for our country, and a different path forward. We don’t know exactly what that path will be, and right now it seems obscure. … Read more

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Give Me a Nugel: Thoughts for Rosh Hashana, 5777

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… Read more

Countering Fear and Violence by Coming Together

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

This week December 9 - 15

Fri. evening services 6:00pm
Sat. Shabbat services 9:15am
Ruach Shabbat 11:00am
Sun. Minyan 9:00am
Mon. Minyan 7:00am
Thur. Minyan 7:00am
Fri. Candle Lighting: 4:10pm
Sat. Havdalah: 5:14pm


Parashat Vayetze

As he begins his journey, Jacob dreams of angels, ascending and descending. Awed, he vows to return from this journey and follow God’s ways. After reaching Haran, he marries Laban’s daughters, Leah and Rachel, sires children, and prospers while raising cattle for Laban. After twenty years, Jacob finally fulfills his pledge to return to Canaan.

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events:

    Sat 10

    Parashat Vayetzei

    December 10
    Sat 10

    Havdalah (72 min)

    December 10 @ 5:40 pm
    Mon 12

    Religious School

    December 12 @ 12:00 am