Shabbat Parashat Vayechi Blessing and Being Blessed January 6, 2022 – 14 Tevet 5783

Dear Friends,

I hope you will join us for services and events this weekend as we welcome our ISJL program associate, Sophie Bernstein!

As I was reading this week’s parsha, Vayechi [and he, Jacob, lived…]  I noticed that in describing the end of Jacob’s life,  the Torah tells us that Jacob decided to gather his children and bless them.   But, the first thing that he said to them was that he felt that he himself had been amply blessed by God in his own life!

A sense of blessing is a gift that can be honed and developed through spiritual practice.  This weekend, we will have the opportunity to explore the sense of blessing as it may have applied to our ancestors, and as it may apply to our own lives and to our communal life as well….Join us to explore our heritage and to experience our communal Shabbat and weekend!

I believe that you will find it to be a blessing!

Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Gilah Dror