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Weekly Email & Program Updates Jan 15th

Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - 10:39 am

 
 In this week's email
1. 4 New Programs & Important Save the Dates
2. New Weekly Torah Study Group
3. New JLI Course "You be the Judge"
4. The war in Israel anad You!
5. Men's Tefillin Club
6. Global Unity Lecture
7. Much more...
 
 
Chabad Center of Sudbury
Chabad Center of Sudbury   Email: SudburyChabad@aol.com   Voice: 978-443-0110www.ChabadSudbury.com  
B"H
  A couple of words about the ongoing war in Israel.....
Dear Friend,
  
The war in Gaza has entered its 20th day and Israel continues to pound away at the terrorists in Gaza. Rocket attacks on Southern Israel continue although at a significantly reduced rate, and Israel's brave young soldiers continue their mission in Gaza.
 
We continue to pray for the safety and welfare of Israel's brave young men, and are confident that they will succeed in their mission at restoring peace and security for the residents of Southern Israel. G-d willing this war that was forced on Israel will end decisively and quickly, and will bring in its wake a more peaceful and secure Israel and in turn a more peaceful Middle East.
 
Last Thursday we packed over 70 packages for kids in Southern Israel who are having to run to the bomb shelters, and on Feb 5th local teenagers will be creating Purim gift packages for IDF soldiers. Are you able to help out with some useful items or sponsorships? Please let us know.
 
NEW WAR IN ISRAEL SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
 
We have launched a new War in Israel section on our website where you can say a prayer, write a letter to an IDF soldier, read many personal accounts, and take on a Mitzvah. The links are at the bottom of this email. Additionally to the right we have included the useful links from last week's email which will be helpful to you as you try to understand and present Israel's side to your friends and associates.
 
With best wishes for a Shabbat Shalom and a more peaceful week.
 
Yisroel Freeman
 
 
 
  !!!!! Save the Dates !!!!!!
 
Purim in Israel Celebration
 
Join us for our annual Purim Celebration on Tuesday March 10th at the Nobscot Scout Reservation. Details coming soon...
 
Sudbury's Model Matzah Bakery
 
Sunday March 15th at the Nobscot Scout Reservation
 
1st Fundraising event for Chabad of Sudbury
 
Details coming shortly....
 
Tu B'Shevat Women's Night Out
 
Sunday, February 8th details next week...
 
 
 
Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh
 
Delve into the Torah portion of the week. Discover its relevance to you, your life, and your week.
Join us for an inspiring weekly discussion on the Torah portion which will include exciting and captivating insights into the Parsha from the mystic, ancient, and modern commentaries.
 
Relaxing, stimulating, and thought provoking!
 
Thursday Jan 15th 8pm
Parshat Shemot: A look at the beginning of Jewish life in Egypt, Moses as youngster, and the beginnings of persecution.
 
Thursday Jan 22nd 8pm
Parshat Vaera: The beginning of the plagues and the reaction of the Jewish people.
 
Thursday Jan 29th 8pm
Parshat Bo: The last of the plagues, the big escape, did Pharaoh have free choice, and what does this have to with us?
 
To RSVP or for more info please call 978-443-0110 or email sudburychabad@aol.com
 
All classes will take place at the Chabad Center of Sudbury, 22 Union Ave #9 Sudbury, MA 01776
 
  Next JLI Course "You be the Judge"

You be the Judge, Begins in February

You Be The Judge 1.jpg

Check out the next great course from the JLI of Sudbury "You Be The Judge". An Exhilarating New Exploration of Jewish Civil Law and American Law.

Click here to read more about this great course or to register.

 
New Men's Tefillin Club

Teffilin Club.jpg
 Inviting all men to join us at the new monthly Sunday Morning Tefillin Club! If you have a teen son have him join too and bind Tefillin together! Learn the significance of Tefillin and how to put them on,  and then enjoy a bagels and lox breakfast and some light Jewish Shmoozing. Bring along your burning questions about anything Jewish. Tefillin are available if you don’t own a pair.

No prior experience necessary. 

The Talmud states that there is a strong link between Teffilin and Peace in Israel, and so while in Teffilin a special prayer is recited for peace in Israel.

When

At the  Chabad Center of Sudbury

22 Union Ave #9

Sudbury, MA 01776


Sponsorships for the breakfast are available.

Learn More

 You can read much more about Tefillin by clicking here

Sunday Jan 25th 8:30am

Sunday Feb 22nd 8:30am

Sunday March 22nd 8:30am

Sunday April 19th 8:30am

Sunday May 17th 8:30am

Sunday June 14th 8:30am

Sudbury joins Global Hakhel Unity Lecture Series

Join us on Sunday Jan 25, 2009 2:45pm at the Chabad Center of Sudbury for the first global lecture by renowned international scholar Adin Stienzaltz. Join together with hundreds of communities around the world in the spirit of unity for this great lecture and awesome event. More info is available here

 
 

 

http://www.chabadsudbury.com/tools/login  

 
This Week @ www.ChabadSudbury.com
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=805154 Israel  
Write to an IDF Soldier  It's time to show them that we care. That we are in awe of their heroism and brimming with admiration for their courage.
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=807660 News  
Israelis Extend Help to War-Torn Residents  Teams of volunteers ran a family-fun day at a central Israel community center so that residents of towns in the range of Palestinian rockets could enjoy a day of quiet.
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=767609 Living  
Do You Have a Dark Side?  Are you in a fight with the other guy, or are you facing a struggle between the good and the evil inside your own heart?
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=807367 Multimedia  
The Secret of Learning Lamed  Finally, Rabbi Infinity gives away his key secret: How does he manage to teach the deepest Kabbalistic secrets of the universe to a four year old? It's all, you see, in the letter Lamed.

Chabad-Lubavitch News from Around the World
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=811783 ISRAEL  
Families of Injured Israeli Soldiers Call for Continued Prayers  Jewish communities around the world are uniting in prayer for the complete recovery of civilians and soldiers injured since the beginning of Israel’s almost three-week-old offensive against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=810987 ISRAEL  
Reporter’s Notebook: Miracles and Wonders in Israel  Walking through the rubble on the floor of Gabi Ben-Hamu’s Be’er Sheva home on Sunday, everyone was talking about miracles.
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=810942 ISRAEL  
Parents of Wounded Israeli Soldier Call Moderate Injuries Miraculous  The parents of a soldier injured Tuesday during Israel Defense Force operations in the Gaza Strip is terming as miraculous their son’s relatively moderate injuries following a mine explosion.
   
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=809522 ISRAEL  
Schools Open Amid Rocket Fire as Israeli Offensive Heads Into Week Three  As Israel entered its third week of sustained fighting in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, several communities in the country’s south allowed schools to resume, albeit in bomb shelters.

The Jewish Calendar
  Wednesday Tevet 18 | January 14
Huna Killed(469)
B'nei Yissachar(1841)
  Thursday Tevet 19 | January 15
Judah Touro(1854)
  Friday Tevet 20 | January 16
Passing of Maimonides(1204)
Printing of Talmud(1483)
  Shabbat Tevet 21 | January 17
Shimon Born(1567 BCE)
  Sunday Tevet 22 | January 18
Portuguese Expulsion(1496)
Purim of the Curtains(1623)
  Monday Tevet 23 | January 19
  Tuesday Tevet 24 | January 20
Passing of R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi(1812)
Safed Earthquake(1837)
Mt. Sinai Hospital (1852)
  Wednesday Tevet 25 | January 21
Chovat Halevavot published(1559)
  Thursday Tevet 26 | January 22
  Friday Tevet 27 | January 23
Passing of R. Samson Raphael Hirsch(1888)
  Shabbat Tevet 28 | January 24
Birth and Passing of Shimon(1567-1447 BCE)
Sadducees ejected from Sanhedrin(81 BCE)
Bless New Month
 
 
Candle Lighting Times for
Sudbury, MA [Based on Zip Code 01776]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jan. 16
4:21 PM
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jan. 17
5:25 PM
Torah Portion: Shemot
In this issue
Upcoming Events
Parsha Class: Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh  Jan. 15, 2009 - 8:00 pm  
Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh

Delve into the Torah portion of the week. Discover its relevance to you, your life, and your week. Join us for an inspiring weekly discussion on the Torah portion which will inlcude exciting and captivating insights into the Parsha from the mystic, ancient, and modern commentaries.

Relaxing, stimulating, and thought provoking!

Parshat Shemot: A look at the beginning of Jewish life in Egypt, Moses as youngster, and the beginnings of persecution.
 
Hebrew School  Jan. 18, 2009 - 9:30 am  
Hebrew School  
Men's Tefillin Club  Jan. 18, 2009 - 8:30 pm  

Join us at the new monthly Sunday Morning Tefillin Club! If you have a teen son have him join and bind Tefillin together! Learn the significance of Tefillin and how to put them on, and then enjoy a bagels and loxs breakfast and some light Jewish Shmoozing. Bring along your burning questions about anything Jewish. Tefillin are available if you don’t own a pair.

No prior experience necessary.

The Talmud states that there is a strong link between Teffilin and Peace in Israel, and so while in Teffilin a special prayer is recited for peace in Israel.

When

At the Chabad Center of Sudbury

22 Union Ave #9

Sudbury, MA 01776


Sponsorships for the breakfast are available.


For more info email us at sudburychabad@aol.com or call 978-443-0110
 
Parsha Class: Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh  Jan. 22, 2009 - 8:00 pm  
Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh

Delve into the Torah portion of the week. Discover its relevance to you, your life, and your week. Join us for an inspiring weekly discussion on the Torah portion which will inlcude exciting and captivating insights into the Parsha from the mystic, ancient, and modern commentaries.

Relaxing, stimulating, and thought provoking!

Parshat Vaera: The beginning of the plaques and the reaction of the Jewish people.
 
Shabbat Morning Services  Jan. 24, 2009 - 10:00 am  
Join us for Shabbat Morning Services which include the weekly reading & discussion of the Torah portion and the Shabbat morning prayers. Our services are enjoyable and enriching as they are traditional with a contemporary message. The duration of the entire service is about 2 hours which is followed by a Kiddush.  
Hebrew School  Jan. 25, 2009 - 9:30 am  
Hebrew School  
Parsha Class: Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh  Jan. 29, 2009 - 8:00 pm  
Learn, Schmooze, and Nosh

Delve into the Torah portion of the week. Discover its relevance to you, your life, and your week. Join us for an inspiring weekly discussion on the Torah portion which will inlcude exciting and captivating insights into the Parsha from the mystic, ancient, and modern commentaries.

Relaxing, stimulating, and thought provoking!

Parshat Bo: The last of the plagues, the big escape, did Pharaoh have free choice, and what does this have to with us?
 
Hebrew School  Feb. 01, 2009 - 9:30 am  
Hebrew School  
Friday Eve Service & Cocktail  Feb. 06, 2009 - 6:30 pm  
Friday Eve Service & Cocktail

A light and enjoyable Friday evening service which includes the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers, songs, and and lasts for less than 40 minutes. Following the services participants are invited to partake in a Kiddush / Cocktail
 
Hebrew School  Feb. 08, 2009 - 9:30 am  
Hebrew School  
You Be the Judge: A exhilarating new JLI Course  Feb. 11, 2009 - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm  
Lesson 1: Inheriting the Fruits of Sin

Can murderers inherit from their victims? This act of chutzpah is recorded in the Bible, and still crops up in court today. This lesson compares the approaches of Jewish and secular law to this audacious claim.
 
  A word from the Rabbi
 
  Israel at war, and what you can do about it!
 

It is now well into the third week of the war in Southern Israel, and today Israel was attacked with missiles in the north too for the second time. We all know people who are being directly effected by this, either civilians who are running to bomb shelters, or IDF soldiers who are fighting the terrorists on the ground.

This war is not just on the ground, it is in the media, and in the public opinion around the world. 6000 rockets and many other hundreds of attacks over the last few years and not a peep was heard from the UN, hardly a word from so many media outlets, and life continued as normal, as long as Israel conformed to public opinion and didn't defend itself too much.

 
War is terrible and never good, many innocent lives are being lost and there is much suffering on the ground for too many people. But I firmly believe that if the world leaders, the UN, and the major media outlets would take an unequivocal stand against terrorists and clearly distinguish between right and wrong then the terrorists would find much less support for their actions and in turn it would bring peace to everyone and save many more Israeli and Palestinian lives.

In the meantime we must do all that we can to bring peace and security for Israel.

Spiritually: It is important that try and increase in our good deeds and Mitzvah's, especially with certain Mitzvah's like the laying of Teffilin, saying a prayer, and lighting Shabbat Candles. The Lubavitcher Rebbe always emphasized during times when Israel was faced with threats the unique power of these Mitzvah's and the spiritual blessings of peace and security that they bring.

Public Opinion: We must do what we can to present Israel's moral and just claim against the terrorists, by knowing Israel's side of the story, passing on accurate information, being on top of local media to make sure the truth is being presented, and rallying behind Israel.

I know that in many places around the world, especially in Europe where I am from, and in Venezuela where I lived for a year and a half, there is a lot of public anger, demonstrations, even attacks, and non-stop anti Israel and even anti-Jewish protests. Which is why it is so important that we make sure that your friends, neighbors and communities know the truth and understand the rights and wrongs of this conflict.

Here are some helpful links.

IDF YouTube Channel where you can see how the terrorists fire from Mosques, Schools, Crowds and see how civilians are used as human shields.

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs HERE

Camera, a voice for media honesty HERE

My friend's blog about his brother-in-law in Gaza HERE

Wall Street Journal OP ED by Rabbi Marvin Hier HERE
The more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they grew
— Exodus 1:12


Parshat Shemot

The Children of Israel multiply in Egypt. Threatened by their growing numbers, Pharaoh enslaves them and orders the Hebrew midwives, Shifrah and Puah, to kill all male babies at birth. When they do not comply, he commands his people to cast the Hebrew babies into the Nile.

A child is born to Jocheved, the daughter of Levi, and her husband, Amram, and placed in a basket on the river, while the baby's sister, Miriam, stands watch from afar. Pharaoh's daughter discovers the boy, raises him as her son, and names him Moses.

As a young man, Moses leaves the palace and discovers the hardship of his brethren. He sees an Egyptian beating a Hebrew and kills the Egyptian. The next day he sees two Jews fighting; when he admonishes them, they reveal his deed of the previous day, and Moses is forced to flee to Midian. There he rescues Jethro's daughters, marries one of them - Zipporah - and becomes a shepherd of his father-in-law's flocks.

G-d appears to Moses in a burning bush at the foot of Mount Sinai and instructs him to go to Pharaoh and demand: "Let My people go, so that they may serve Me." Moses' brother, Aaron, is appointed to serve as his spokesman. In Egypt, Moses and Aaron assemble the elders of Israel to tell them that the time of their redemption has come. The people believe; but Pharaoh refuses to let them go, and even intensifies the suffering of Israel.

Moses returns to G-d to protest: "Why have You done evil to this people?" G-d promises that the redemption is close at hand.

 

 
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http://www.chabadsudbury.com/special/gazawar/default.htm
 
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/library/article_cdo/aid/805756/jewish/Get-Involved.htm
http://www.chabadsudbury.com/special/gazawar/letter.htm http://www.chabadsudbury.com/library/article_cdo/aid/799500/jewish/A-Call-to-Action.htm http://www.chabadsudbury.com/article.asp?aid=807792
 

Our hearts and minds are with our beleaguered brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. Together with our apprehension and concern for their safety, we are also filled with confidence, because G-d, whose watchful "eyes are constantly on the Land, from the beginning of the year until its conclusion (Deuteronomy)," will certainly protect Israel and the members of its armed forces.

Let us unite during this difficult time. Let us show our solidarity and support. Let’s give charity, pray to G-d and perform additional mitzvot.


 

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