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Sunday, Jan. 10, 11am: Thriftway receipts meeting
Friday, Jan. 22, 7pm: Fourth Friday Shabbat service
Saturday, Jan. 30, 5pm: Tu B'Shvat seder

• 9:30 am, every Saturday: Zoom Torah Study

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Receipt Processing Party! • Zoom

Sunday, January 10, 11am

Many of us have been saving our Thriftway receipts but have no idea what to do with them. Together on Zoom we will add them up, sign them in the appropriate places and everyone will send their receipts to the Havurah so we can bring them to thriftway.

Join us for the fun!

 Register for Thriftway Receipt Processing! 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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Kabbalat Shabbat Service • Zoom

7:00 pm • Friday January 22

Ilana Long will lead us once again

in a musical, heartfelt Shabbat service.

Louise Olsen will offer a Dvar Torah and discussion.

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Zoom Tu B'Shvat Seder
Saturday, January 30, 5 pm 

Please join us for songs, storytelling, and discussion celebrating connections between Judaism and ecology. Tu B’Shvat is the Birthday of the Trees, the time when the sap begins to flow up from the roots to nourish and replenish the tree.

Come make a commitment to take action for climate justice!

To prepare: please have some fruits and nuts representing three categories;

1. pitted (olives, dates, plums, etc)
2. Hard outside (Nuts in their shells, bannanas, citrus)
3. Soft inside and out (grapes, figs).

Please also bring a spoonful of maple syrup and a story about a tree to share.

Co-sponsored by Vashon Havurah and Vashon Climate Action Group

Torah Study • Zoom
9:30 - 11:00 am • Every Saturday Morning

Click Here to Join Torah Study on Zoom

2 January 2021 / 18 Tevet 5781

Vayechi /  וַיְחִי

Genesis 47:28-50:26  (triennial 49:1-49:26)

“And Jacob called his sons and said, “Come together that I may tell you what is to befall you in days to come...”

9 January 2021 / 25 Tevet 5781

Shemot / שְׁמוֹת

Exodus 1:1-6:1 (triennial 3:1-4:17)

“Now Moses, tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, drove the flock into the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God...”

16 January 2021 / 3 Sh'vat 5781

Vaera / וָאֵרָא

Exodus 6:2-9:35 (triennial 7:8-8:15)

“When Pharaoh speaks to you and says, ‘Produce your marvel,’ you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it down before Pharaoh.’ It shall turn into a serpent...”


23 January 2021 / 10 Sh'vat 5781

Bo / בֹּא

Exodus 10:1-13:16 (triennial 11:4-12:28)

“Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: Toward midnight I will go forth among the Egyptians...”

30 January 2021 / 17 Sh'vat 5781

Beshalach / בְּשַׁלַּח

Exodus 13:17-17:16 (triennial 14:15-16:10)

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to Me? Tell the Israelites to go forward...”

Everyone is welcome at these illuminating and warm discussions
- no preparation required!

 Learn more about the Havurah Torah study group on our website 

We are deeply touched by the generous response of the Havurah community to our appeal for donations to the annual Havurah-sponsored Christmas dinner, and to the daily meals provided by the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness. We raised more than $600 for this important program! This is a difficult time and obviously our collective hearts remain open for tikkun olam, repairing the world. Your gifts serve food, offer dignity, and promote justice for those most in need. 

Todah rabah.

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handsAbout Us

 The Havurah is proud to be an all-volunteer organization, maintained by the cooperative energy of its members. We are blessed with many hard-working folks. Here's our board:
President:              Suzanne Greenberg
Vice President:      Meredith Cummings
Clerk/Secretary:    Alice Bloch
Treasurer:              Amy Greenberg

We welcome your ideas and skills too!   CONTACT US 
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Sustain Us

We depend on your wise and generous hearts for:
• monthly or annual membership contributions.
• donations in honor of births, bar/bat mizvah,
   graduations, weddings, and other happy events.
• donations in memory of beloved family members
   and friends.

Four easy ways you can help!
1. Save Your Thriftway Receipts:
Vashon Thriftway gives 1% of your purchases to the Havurah!
Simply sign your slips and give them to a board member,
or drop them in the jar at the Havurah.

2. Use Amazon Smile:
Amazon gives 0.5% of your purchases to the Havurah! Click:
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3. Send Contributions with PayPal:
 PayPal Donate
4. Mail a check:
 Vashon Havurah • PO Box 89 • Vashon WA 98070

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