Category Archives: Shabbat Morning

Sharing & Extending Shabbat, Friday Evenings, Shabbat Mornings & Afternoons

Welcome Shabbat and share its first hours with our Friday Night Shabbat at Rabbi Tom’s Table video series, and also at our MCJC Community Shabbat Potluck Dinners. Our Friday evenings begin at 6:30 pm. The upcoming schedule is: Friday, June 7 6:30: Community Shabbat Service & … Continue reading

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Celebrate Shabbat with our 4th-7th Graders

SHABBAT:  A Special Time Even More Special on March 23 9:30 am – 12:00 pm When we share it with our 4 – 7 Graders MCJC Religious School Students Please join us for Shabbat Morning Services & Kiddush The Grades 4 – 7 … Continue reading

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Important Winter Program Date Changes

Following a decision of the Ritual Committee, please note the following winter program changes: NO MCJC COMMUNITY SHABBAT POTLUCK — WINTER BREAK  Friday, December 7, 2018 (TOMORROW NIGHT) Friday, December 14, 2018 Friday, December 21, 2018 Friday, December 28, 2018 Friday, … Continue reading

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Thank you MCJC & our friends and neighbors! What a beautiful Shabbat we shared

“This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears” ~ (Lamentations 1:16). We are all still in mourning for our murdered brothers and sisters from Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. But in the words of Matthew Arnold, we … Continue reading

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Shabbat Morning Torah Learning with Rabbi Tom

Saturdays at 9:30 am. The ancient Jewish sages imagined the Torah as a love letter from God to all of humanity. Join us every Saturday morning to pray the Shabbat Shachrit service and to dive into that love letter through an in-depth study and discussion … Continue reading

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Torah Study: Ki Tissa 2018

Jewish law, Judaism itself, does not assume a single, immutable form, rather that there is a covenant between human beings and God to continually co-create this world and to do so together.

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Torah Study: Tetzaveh 2018: Coming to terms with the inherited Priestly caste system in the Torah

In this week’s Torah portion, for the first time in the Torah, we are faced with a social structure that includes a hereditary elite within the Jewish people: Aaron and his male descendants, the priestly caste. “Modern Judaism has a … Continue reading

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Torah Study: Terumah 2018: Seeking Godliness in the Everyday

Terumah: Seeking Godliness in the Everyday  

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Torah Study: Yitro 2018: A Leadership Model for Our Own Time

YITRO: A LEADERSHIP MODEL FOR OUR OWN TIMES  

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Torah Study: Vayishlach 2017

Torah Portion Vayishlach: Collective vs Individual Responsibility (Who is Guilty and Who is Less Guilty) Preparatory Readings Rabbi Tom Samuels, MCJC Genesis 34: 1-31 וַתֵּצֵ֤א דִינָה֙ בַּת־לֵאָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר יָלְדָ֖ה לְיַעֲקֹ֑ב לִרְא֖וֹת בִּבְנ֥וֹת הָאָֽרֶץ׃ Now Dinah, the daughter whom Leah had borne … Continue reading

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