Times: Happy New Year! Welcome back (whatever that means for you). Shabbat starts on Friday at8:23pm and ends on Saturday night at9.24pm. The weekly Torah portion is Bo.
Mincha in the CBD: Mincha is in recess for the summer. We look forward to opening up when people return to their offices and we have sufficient numbers. Details at the WhatsApp group.
Study: The Weekly Shiur resumes on Wednesday at 1:30pm via zoom Details here.
Thought of the Week with thanks to Annette Charak. The Jews are standing on the threshold of their liberation after centuries of slavery. They are commanded to see in their future a day of remembrance for this day of liberation. And the day of remembrance is to serve as an opportunity to educate. Three times in Parshat Bo does Moses describe the need to educate children in the distant future, the need to explain to the children the significance of the moment: the rite of the Passover offering; the eating of unleavened bread because of what God did for me when I went free from Egypt; the redeeming of the firstborn because the Lord brought us out from Egypt, the house of bondage, with a mighty hand.
Proverbs tells us that “Without a vision, the people perish.” Moses knew this. Yet the vision he shared with the people was not of a glorious future or a challenging future, but of ongoing education, a vision that continues to be renewed in every generation.