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• 5:30 pm, Thurs. Dec. 10: Hanukkah begins!
• 7:00 pm, Fri. Dec. 18: Zoom Shabbat Service with Ilana Long, Dvar Torah with Louise Olsen. 
• 9:30 am, every Saturday: Zoom Torah Study

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Chanukah! • Zoom

5:30 pm • Eight nights!
Thursday Dec. 10 thru Thursday Dec. 17

We will light candles together on Zoom each night of Chanukah at 5:30 pm. We'll stay on for about 15 minutes, light candles together, and tell a story.

On Saturday Dec. 12, we will stay on for an hour and make a party with shared sufganiot & latkes, stories & crafts.

Merna Hecht will read Chanukah stories!
Louise Olsen will do an art activity with kids!

Join the celebration: 

 Register for Zoom Chanukah! 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The link will be good for all eight nights of Chanukah.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Service • Zoom

7:00 pm • Friday December 18

Ilana Long will lead us once again

in a musical, heartfelt Shabbat service.

Louise Olsen will offer a Dvar Torah and discussion.

Please join us! Click:
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Torah Study • Zoom
9:30 - 11:00 am • Every Saturday Morning

Click Here to Join Torah Study on Zoom

5 December 2020 / 19 Kislev 5781
Vayishlach /  וַיִּשְׁלַח
Genesis 32:4 - 36:43  (Triennial 34:4 - 35:15)

Now Dinah, the daughter whom Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land...

12 December 2020 / 26 Kislev 5781
Vayeshev / וַיֵּשֶׁב  •  Shabbat Chanukah
Genesis 37:1 - 40:23  (Triennial 38:1-30)
Numbers 7:18-29

About that time Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her...

19 December 2020 / 4 Tevet 5781
Miketz / מִקֵּץ
Genesis 41:1 - 44:17  (Triennial 41:53 - 43:15)

The seven years of abundance that the land of Egypt enjoyed came to an end, and the seven years of famine set in, just as Joseph had foretold...

26 December 2020 / 11 Tevet 5781
Vayigash / וַיִּגַּשׁ
Genesis 44:18 - 47:27  (Triennial 45:28 - 46:27)

“Enough!” said Israel. “My son Joseph is still alive! I must go and see him before I die...”

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

 Learn more about the Havurah Torah study group on our website 

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Directions for getting onto Zoom:

If you are using a laptop or desktop with webcam and microphone, click the “join zoom meeting” link, and your default browser will open a zoom window. You do not need to create an account.  Depending on your security settings, you may get a banner asking if you want to download or run the Zoom program. Click “yes” or “agree” or “run”.

If you are using a phone or tablet, go to and download the Zoom mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. You do not need to create an account. When you click the “join zoom meeting” link, the app will open.
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 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

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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.

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 Vashon Havurah • PO Box 89 • Vashon WA 98070

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