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VASHON HAVURAH NEWSLETTER • FEBRUARY 2021
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havurah rainbowHAVURAH HAPPENINGS
 
• 7 pm, Friday Feb. 26:
   Fourth Friday Shabbat & Purim!

• 5 pm, Saturday, April 3: Passover Seder

• 9:30 am, every Saturday: Torah Study

Scroll down for details!

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Kabbalat Shabbat & Purim • Zoom

7:00 pm • Friday February 26

Gather for a combined
Purim party and Friday-night Shabbat service
with blessings, songs, megillah reading, and hamentaschen.

Ilana Long will lead us once again
in a musical, meaningful, and fun evening together.

Click to join...

 Register for 4th Friday Shabbat & Purim 
We will send you a link for the Zoom event!

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

Click Here to Join Torah Study on Zoom
 

February 6, 2021 
Parashat Yitro / פרשת יִתְרוֹ
Exodus 18:1-20:23 (triennial: complete parashah)

“ And Jethro priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel…”


February 13, 2021
Parashat Mishpatim / פרשת מִּשְׁפָּטִים
Exodus 21:1-24:18 (triennial 22:4-23:19)
Shabbat Shekelim*: Numbers 28:9-15 
Maftir: Ex. 30:11-16 

“When a man lets his livestock loose to graze in another’s land, and so allows a field or a vineyard to be grazed bare, he must make restitution for the impairment of that field or vineyard…

* Shabbat Shekalim or Sabbath of Shekels, read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult to contribute half of a biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tent of Meeting. 


February 20, 2021
Parashat Terumah / פרשת תְּרוּמָה
Exodus 25:1-27:19 (triennial 26:1-26:30)
Shabbat Zachor*: Deuteronomy 25:17-19

“As for the Tabernacle, make it of ten strips of cloth; make these of fine twisted linen, of blue, purple, and crimson yarns, with a design of cherubim worked into them…”

* Shabbat Zachor or Sabbath of Remembrance is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. The special reading recounts the attack by Amalek. Tradition tells us that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek.


February 27, 2021
Parashat Tetzaveh / פרשת תְּצַוֶּה

Exodus 27:20-30:10 (triennial 28:31-29:18)

“And you shall make the robe of the ephod of pure blue…”

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

 Learn more about the Havurah Torah study group on our website 

tu bishvatRecap: Tu b'Shvat

About 20 people attended a heartfelt Tu b'Shvat Seder on Saturday night. We cycled through four glasses of wine and four kinds of fruit, a tradition developed by the Jewish mystics in the 16th century.

On this "new year of the trees" everyone shared stories about trees and their importance in our lives. It was a lovely, personal, and connected evening.

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Community Passover
Zoom Seder

5:00 pm • Saturday April 3
Watch for details in the next newslettter!

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Thriftway Receipts
Todah!  Thank You!




Thanks to everyone who saved and submitted their 2020 Thriftway receipts, and to the volunteers who collected and counted the many slips of paper for this important annual fundraiser. 

Also, we're grateful to  thriftway  for their generosity
to the Havurah and other Vashon organizations.
Say thanks next time you're in the store!
 
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Jewish Federation Newsletter HERE.

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It could be a celebration such as a birthday, anniversary, birth, graduation. We are happy to shout a shared mazel tov !

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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

 
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:
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4. Mail a check:
 Vashon Havurah • PO Box 89 • Vashon WA 98070

THANK YOU!
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