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Shabbos Tetzaveh – Zachor - Purim | 10-17 Adar 5780

Friday, 6 March, 2020 - 12:10 pm

EREV SHABBOS FRI MAR 6th
Shacharis 7 AM
Mincha/Candles/Maariv  5:44 PM

SHABBOS SAT MAR 7th
Shacharis: 9 AM /Sof Zman Kriat Shema 9:36 AM
Shabbos Mincha 5:44 PM
Maariv/Havdalah 6:47 PM /SET CLOCKS FORWARD 1 HOUR AT 1 AM SUNDAY MORNING

WEEKDAY, FAST OF ESTHER, AND PURIM
Sun Shacharis  9 AM
Mon Shacharis 6:50 AM with Selichos/ Fast of Esther
Tue - Fri Shacharis 7 AM
Sun, Wed, Thu Mincha 7 PM /FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY MAARIV/
Mon Mincha 6:30 PM /Fast of Esther
Mon Fast Ends 7:38 PM.  Maariv 7:38 PM , Megilah 7:45 PM
Tue Mincha 2 PM with Megilah Reading.  Maariv 8 PM.

FULL WASHING SHABBOS ZACHOR KIDDUSH
Thank you to Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Levitin and Rabbi & Mrs. Alter Levitin for sponsoring kiddush in honor of Shabbos Zachor.  Thank you to Rabbi & Mrs. Avromi Gitler for sponsoring kiddush in honor of the yahrzeit of his uncle Yaakov Ze’ev ben haRav Meir ZT”L (17th Adar)  .  Thank you to Mark and Tziviah Goldberg for sponsoring kiddush in honor of the yahrzeit of Mark’s mother, Raizel bas Dov Ber ZT”L.

THE NORTH SEATTLE ERUV STATUS: -TBD
Visit www.twitter.com/cstleruv  for current eruv status or to sign up for SMS alerts.  North Seattle Eruv status flag on the NE 65th Street side of CSTL: Green flag means the Eruv is up, Red flag the Eruv is down.

FAST OF ESTHER, MON MAR 9th 
Fast Begins: 6:00 AM
Shacharis: 6:50 AM /Selichos
Mincha: 6:30 PM
Fast ends at 7:38  PM
Maariv 7:38 PM. Megilah 7:45 PM

PURIM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT CSTL – MON MAR 9th 6:30 PM/Preliminary Schedule/
Featuring magician and illusionist Nate Jester, followed by special kids Megillah Reading (7:45 pm) with multimedia presentation

PURIM AT CSTL MON MAR 9th 7:38 PM /Preliminary Schedule. More info to follow/
Maariv and Megillah Reading.  Italian Food by Wolf and Spice. Music by DC Zacob.  Music and Dancing.   Pay in advance https://tinyurl.com/CSTLPurim .  Info:  RabbiHerbstman@gmail.com

MAZEL TOV MAZEL TOV – SHABBOS Ki Tisa
Mazel Tov to Mike and Leslie Weichbrodt on their son’s Ben’s Bar Mitzvah,  Shabbos Ki Tisa, 14th of March at CSTL.  The entire community is invited.

LEIL SHISHI TORAH LEARNING AT CSTL – THU 8:30 PM
Join us in learning together in preparation for Shabbos – with refreshments and L’Chaim sponsored by Avrami and Chavi Gitler.  In memory of Menachem Mendel ben Yoel Ze’ev.

PRE-SHABBOS FARBRENGEN– FRI  4 PM
In the CSTL Social Hall, in nonor of Shabbos Zachor www.chabad.org/calendar ..

SAFETY FIRST
If you are experiencing flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing or have returned from a country or location impacted by the Coronavirus within the past two weeks, in consideration of our elderly and children, we respectfully ask that you not come to the synagogue until you are fully recovered or until the 14 day incubation period has passed. More prevention tips at the CDC website and further details at the Washington State DOH website.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx

Matanot La'Evyonim FUNDS FOR THE NEEDY ON PURIM
As Purim approaches it is the custom of our community to collect Matanot La'Evyonim, donations to be directed towards the needy families of our greater Seattle community and in Israel. Please contact Gabbai Tzedakah Jonathan Greene j.i.greene625@gmail.com to make donations, and to alert him of those in need of support.

JEWISH WOMEN’S CIRCLE LADIES DANCE NIGHTS
Mar 8th – Hip Hop – 7:45 – 8:45 pm
Mar 22nd – Cardio 7:45 – 8:45 pm
Just $20 each. https://tinyurl.com/cstlWomensEvent mherbstman@gmail.com
At All that Dance Studio, 3012 NE Blakely Street.

LIKUTEI TORAH/TORAH OHR – 8:15 AM SHABBOS MORNING
All are welcome to this inspiring class in the merit of a complete recovery רפואה  שלימה for of Chaya Sarah Malka bas Bracha Leah Chava  and Eliana Rivka bas Sarah.  This week we will be learning to understand the significance of the breastplate as it says:ועָשִׂ֥יתָ צּיץ זָהָ֣ב טָה֑וֹר וּפִתַּחְתָּ֤ עָלָיו֙ פִּתּוּחֵ֣י חֹתָ֔ם קֹ֖דֶשׁ לַֽיהֹוָֽה  “And you shall make a breastplate of pure gold, and you shall engrave upon it like the engraving of a seal: Holy to the Lord.“

RABBI MENDY’S SICHO CLASS – SHABBOS AFTERNOON 4:30 PM
This week featuring inspiring words of Torah in the merit of a complete recovery רפואה  שלימה for of Chaya Sarah Malka bas Bracha Leah Chava and Eliana Rivka bas Sarah. This week we will start a bit earlier so we can learn the "Previous Rebbe" Chasidic discourse זכור את אשר עשה לך עמלק remembering Amalek – this incredible Maamar that  is so relevant in our current times, goes into depth helping us identify  Amalek’s character and how we confront this challenge within our service to Hashem.


JEWISH WOMEN’S CIRCLE EVENT – SUN MAR 1st  7:30 PM
Being the CEO of your life – Focusing on Mastering your Financial Health. With Morgan Stanley’s Miri Tilson. Hosted by Elisheva Sprung.  At the Mod Apartments. 6559 35th Ave NE.  Sponsored by Chabad of Seattle.   Sushi & Wine will be served.

TOT PROGRAM /TBD

CSTL JUNIOR CONGREGATION 10 AM – Noon
RabbiHerbstman@gmail.com

WOMEN’S SUNDAY TEHILLIM AT CSTL – 10 AM
In the library.  Come say a prayer for those in need. 

WOMEN’S MONDAY EVENING LEARNING  8 PM /NOT THIS WEEK
Weekly learning class for women with Rabbi Emlen  This class is dedicated to the speedy recovery/refuah shlaimah of Sarah Goldberg      Chaya Sarah Malkah bas Brochoh Leah Chavah. This fast paced class is based on the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s, OBM, Sichos.   All levels of knowledge are welcome! Asking questions is not only allowed, it is encouraged!    At the home of the Kavkas  4002 NE 72nd St Seattle. Light refreshments are served

Weekly Talmud Class with Rabbi Levitin –Sundays following 9 am Shacharis
Gemora Baba Basra with Rabbi Levitin after 9 am Shacharis

Talmud Class with Rabbi Mendy Levitin
Please contact Shuky Meyer at +1-347-761-2134 to be added to the WhatsApp group, for updated time and location

KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
If you would like to sponsor Kiddush at CSTL, please contact Marion Kitz Gabbai Kiddush, miriamkitz@hotmail.com .Please inform Marion by the preceding Sunday evening so that we have time to prepare properly.  Kiddush Lite Sponsor $150 includes meat cholent, Kiddush Sponsor $250 with Pareve Chulent or $350 with meat cholent. Kiddush can be paid for at www.CSTLSeattle.org


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

PARSHA WITH RABBI ROSENFELD THU 9 PM – 10:30 PM
At Mercaz

SMALL AGENCY SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS Application Deadline: FRI MAR 6th 3 PM
https://www.jewishinseattle.org/community-services/get-funding-special-initiatives-fund/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Puget%20Sound%20Jewish%20Life

The Yellow Star House WED MAR 11th 11:45 AM
Author and educator Paul Regelbrugge presents the remarkable story of one boy's survival in a protected house in Hungary and the reuniting of survivors and family members 70 years after World War II. Bring your own lunch; coffee and cookies provided. Members free, non-members $10. At the Henry & Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity - Seattle

LEARN, CONNECT, AND NOSH WITH PJ LIBRARY PARENTS, WHILE YOUR KIDS PLAY. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s Jewish Parenting Together series is all about creating family-to-family relationships through the lens of Jewish values. https://www.jewishinseattle.org/investments-in-jewish-life/pj-library-for-families-with-young/jewish-parenting-together/

Beersheva Hadassah Brunch SUN MAR 15th 10:30 AM
with Regina Friedland Sasson, in conversation with Meryl Alcabes at a private home in Seward Park. Topic: "Rising Antisemitism in the West, Advancement in the Middle East-Demystifying the Enigma"  https://www.seattlehadassah.org 

OUR SEATTLE SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY- - MAR 26th 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hazzan Azose will share how the Sephardic community in Seattle started and developed into the third-largest Sephardic community in the US. Al Maimon will make sure we’re up to date on the current institutions and opportunities to engage locally with Sephardic culture and ritual. Then, we’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our presenters and one another. At Sephardic Bikur Holim: 6500 52nd Ave S, Seattle www.sbhseattle.org  ∙ (206) 723-3028. Sponsored by Endless Opportunities.

Seattle Jewish Film Festival MAR 19-29, APR 4-5
Tickets on Sale Now! Get your tickets for the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, celebrating its silver anniversary this year. Check out this year's lineup of comedies, dramas, documentaries, and shorts that showcase the vibrancy of global Jewish life. https://seattlejewishfilmfestival.org/

"THE FINAL HOUR" AT SJFF MAR 22  1:20 PM at AMC PACIFIC PLACE 11
The Seattle premier of "The Final Hour". Deniz Bensusan is a young Sephardic woman who has just come to the realization that her ancestral language, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), is on the verge of extinction. Alarmed by the imminent demise of her heritage, she embarks on a journey of discovery in an attempt to uncover the roots of her Sephardic heritage. Program followed by an echar lashon with biscochos made by the Ladies Auxiliary of Congregation Ezra Bessaroth. Guest Speakers include Cem Kitaci, the film’s producer and Dr. Devin E. Naar. Ezra Bessaroth is a community partner of this presentation. More info at https://seattlejewishfilmfestival.org/

ARRIVALS PLAY ABOUT SEPHARDIC PIONEERS TO DEBUT SUN MAR 29th 
The Seattle Jewish Theater Company and Congregation Ezra Bessaroth are proud to present “Arrivals, a Sephardic-Ashkenazi love story" at Ezra Bessaroth on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 pm.  “Arrivals” is based on historical events and tells the story of the arrival of the first Sephardic immigrants to Seattle in 1903 and their sometimes-difficult encounters with Ashkenazi Jews alread y settled in the city. The performance will be followed by an audience conversation with the playwright and the cast. Tickets are $7.00 if purchased in advance, $10.00 at the door.

MISS ISRAEL AT EZRA BESSAROTH - MON MAR 30th  7 PM
Ezra Bessaroth is honored to be hosting Titi Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013. Ms. Aynaw is an Israeli model and television personality who was crowned Miss Israel in 2013. She made Aliyah to Israel from Ethiopia when she was twelve years old, settling in Netanya. In 2016 Aynaw began work on establishing a community arts education center in Netanya to serve at-risk youth. Ayynaw was named the 39th most influential Jew of 2013 by The Jerusalem Post . RSVP at www.ezrabessaroth.net . Dessert & drinks will be served

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER LUNCHES AT HILLEL UW - APRIL 13 & 14
Join us for our famous catered kosher for Passover lunches at Hillel UW on Monday and Tuesday, April 13 & 14 from 11:00 am to 1:30pm. Cost is $15/Community & Jconnectors (21-35 years old) with pre-paid online reservation, or $20 at the door. ($8/students) More information at www.hilleluw.org 

SEPHARDIC ADVENTURE CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
Registration for Sephardic Adventure Camp is now open. Dates are August 1-18. For more information go to  www.sephardicadventurecamp.org

Holocaust Center Trip: 'Poland Through the Eyes of Children  July 4-11
The Holocaust Center for Humanity will lead an educational trip, "Poland Through the Eyes of Children," a trip about connecting to history and people, and understanding that each person has the power to make a difference. The tripwill be led by Center Education Director Ilana Cone Kennedy. Application Deadline: Saturday, February 1, 2020 https://holocaustcenterseattle.org/programs-events/508-poland-2020

Seattle Jewish Event Calendar
http://seattlejewishuniverse.org/

AIRPORT , LOCAL TRIPS, AND KOSHER RESTAURANT DELIVERY! – ELI DUBAN, DRIVER
NOW PROVIDING MOVING AND VAN SERVICE (UP TO 12 PEOPLE) NOW PROVIDING TOURS OF SEATTLE! Contact Eli at 206-771-2670 JRideSeattle@gmail.com 
JRide is now serving New York City  locals and tourists! Car seats available upon request. Contact JRide at 206-771-2670 or jridenewyork@gmail.com


 

REBBE’S SICHO – TETZAVEH
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/92039/jewish/Tetzaveh-The-Two-Altars.htm ©SichosInEnglish.org

There were two mizbeichos, altars, in the Mishkan and the Beis HaMikdash. They were the mizbeiach hazahav and mizbeiach hanechoshes, the golden altar and the copper altar. The golden altar was used for offering incense, while the copper one was used for regular offerings.

Details of the copper altar are discussed in the Torah portion of Terumah, while the golden altar is described in the portion of Tetzaveh.

The Mishnah informs us in Tractate Chagigah1 that both the golden and copper altars were immune to ritual impurity. R. Eliezer says the reason for this is that the altars are likened to earth, and earth is not subject to ritual impurity. The Sages, however, explain that they were not subject to ritual impurity because the altars were merely covered with gold or copper. As such, their covering was nullified before their interior, which was composed of material not subject to ritual impurity.

In terms of our personal spiritual service, the teaching of the Mishnah is as follows: In its spiritual sense, the Tabernacle and all its vessels are found within every Jew. Man himself is likened to the Mishkan, while his faculties of intellect, emotion, etc., are similar to its vessels.

These vessels can become defiled and spiritually impure when a person acts contrary to G‑d’s will.

Once this occurs, the vessels must be purified so that they may continue to be used in the service of man’s personal Tabernacle. For every Jew is considered G‑d’s Holy Temple, and the Temple and its vessels must be spiritually pure.

People fall into two categories: either they are wealthy or they are not. This wealth may be either spiritual or material. Of he who is wealthy, it is said that “everything he possesses is of gold,”2 while of he who is not wealthy, it is said that “all his coins are copper.”3

Every Jew, however, even one whose spiritual status is merely “copper,” is whole with regard to that quintessential part of him that makes him what he is, a Jew. That part always desires to fulfill G‑d’s will. As stated in HaYom Yom: :4 “A Jew neither desires, nor is capable, of sundering himself from G‑dliness.”

A Jew’s inability to separate himself from G‑dliness, and his readiness to sacrifice himself and his animalistic desires for G‑d, is termed mizbeiach, an altar upon which the individual sacrifices his individuality, ego and desires. The above-mentioned Mishnah thus informs us that, whatever a Jew’s level, be he of “gold” or “copper,” his Jewish essence is not subject to ritual impurity.

According to R. Eliezer, the reason for this is because the innermost desire of every Jew is to fulfill G‑d’s will to the exclusion of all else. This is because a Jew’s essence possesses a humility before G‑d that causes him to be likened to earth, which permits itself to be trodden upon by all.

The other Sages, however, feel it is too much to expect that we will be able to see the essence of the Jew to the exclusion of all external characteristics. They therefore state that the reason Jews are not subject to impurity is because, although externally some Jews may be led astray by their wealth (their “gold”) or their poverty (their “copper”), their essence — their “altar” — is not subject to spiritual impurity.

The reason for this is that the rich man’s gold as well as the poor man’s copper are merely external coverings; the individual’s core is entirely pure. So indomitable is this internal holiness that eventually, every external impurity is nullified before it.

Based on Likkutei Sichos, Vol. III, pp. 910-913

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