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Religious School Siyyum Kabbalat Shabbat: 

Religious School Siyyum

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Religious School 2023 Video Here


Highlighted Guest Speaker 

Dr. Yizhar Hess, Vice-Chairman, WZO

Update on Israel


Click here for video of call with Dr. Yizhar Hess



Events and Services

Tuesday, June 6, 7:00pm - Book Club - The Thread Collectors

Sunday, June 11, 5:30pm - Adat Shalom's 2023 Gala

Saturday, June 17, 9:30am - Graduation Shabbat

Friday, June 23, 6:30pm - Kabbalat Shabbat & Community Dinner

Saturday, June 24, 9:30am - Shabbat Services & Kiddush in honor of Rabbi Lefkowitz

Saturday, July 1, 9:30am - Shabbat Services with Rabbi Potok





Commentary on the Parsha



This week we are blessed to celebrate Clara Stern’s Bat Mitzvah. She will be reading from Parshat Naso which contains the priestly blessing that parents and guardians use to bless their children every Shabbat. We customarily bless them that they may be like Ephraim and Menashe, or Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and conclude with the words found in this week’s parsha (Numbers 6:24-26).


יְבָרֶכְךָ֥ ה' וְיִשְׁמְרֶֽךָ׃          

יָאֵ֨ר ה' ׀ פָּנָ֛יו אֵלֶ֖יךָ וִֽיחֻנֶּֽךָּ׃

יִשָּׂ֨א ה' ׀ פָּנָיו֙ אֵלֶ֔יךָ וְיָשֵׂ֥ם לְךָ֖ שָׁלֽוֹם׃


May God bless you and keep you

May God deal kindly and graciously with you

May God bestow favor upon you and grant you peace


Rabbi Jared Skoff notes that this custom appears to contradict itself. We initially bless our children that they may be like the greats of our tradition, and in the next breath pray that God keeps them who they are! He uses this two-part blessing to teach that if we are to emulate the greatness of our heroes, we need to remain true to ourselves. Only if we embrace our own strengths, work on our weaknesses, and figure out our own path in life will we become like the greats who came before us.


We are so excited for Clara and are proud of the work she has put into preparing for this special day. We look forward to celebrating her as a community.


Shabbat Shalom


If you have any questions, or would like suggestions for further study, please reach out to Rabbi Lefkowitz -

Thu, June 8 2023 19 Sivan 5783