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Shabbos Behaaloscha | 18-25 Sivan, 5779

Friday, 21 June, 2019 - 1:14 pm

Erev Shabbos, Fri June 21st 
Shacharis: 7  AM
Mincha/Candles/Maariv  8:52 PM

Shabbos Sat June 22nd  
Shacharis: 9:30 AM 
Mincha 8:52 PM. Pirkei Avos Chapter 2.  Seuda Slishit Lite.
Maariv/Havdalah 10:02 PM

Weekday Services
Sun Shacharis 9 AM
Mon -Fri Shacharis 7 AM 
Sun-Thu Mincha 8:15 pm /FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY MAARIV

PRE-SHABBOS FARBRENGEN 6 PM
In the CSTL Social Hall. In honor of the yahrzeit on 19th Sivan of Rabbi Yehuda ibn Attar (1655–1733),
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/112384/jewish/Rabbi-Chaim-ibn-Attar.htm. Rabbi ibn Attar served as rabbi in Fez, is regarded as one of the greatest leaders among Moroccan Jewry.  www.chabad.org/calendar

SHABBOS – KIDDUSH 
Thank you to this week’s kiddush sponsors:  Tatyana Gertzen and her family in loving memory of their father,  grandfather and great grandfather, Yosif ben Reuvin Z”L; and  Shprintze Kavka and her family in memory of their father, grandfather and great grandfather, Alexander ben Avigor Z”L. Delicious cholent is made by Rabbi Mendy Levitin. 

THE NORTH SEATTLE ERUV STATUS: -PENDING
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.

LIKUTEI TORAH/TORAH OHR WITH RABBI MENDY – 8:45 AM SHABBOS MORNING
All are welcome to this inspiring class.

RABBI MENDY’S SICHO CLASS – SHABBOS AFTERNOON 7:50 PM
One hour before Shabbos mincha.

CSTL TOT PROGRAM 10:30 am – 12:30 pm /TBD
Info: Liz Roth-Jacobovitz: 
elizabeth.roth08@gmail.com

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. 

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

Weekly History Class for Women with Chanie Levitin Tue 7:30 pm
At Rebbetzin Levitin’s home, 6519 49th Ave NE.  For more info, 
chanielevitin@gmail.com

Talmud Class - Mesechet SANHEDRIN 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

SHIURIM WITH DR TRACHTMAN SUN,MON,TUE, and WED 7-8 PM 
Via teleconference. Info and registration: Joseph N. Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D.  206-412-5985
tracht@accommotrac.com .
SUN: Chayenu. Chassidic Discourse from one of the Rebbeim, Letters from the Rebbe, and a  Chassidic story. 
MON: Sichos in English. English translation of the Rebbe's Sichos by the weekly Parshah.
TUE:  Ein Yaakov in English: A Basic Course. For both its stories and gentle introduction to the Gemara, Ein Yaakov is unique. It has been studied traditionally for centuries. With recent English translations of Ein Yaakov and the Gemara, the secrets of the Torah are now available to everyone.
WED: Navi (Prophets) with English translation and commentary.

CAMP GAN ISRAEL SEATTLE July  1st – Aug 9th. – REGISTER NOW
Register at 
www.campganisraelseattle.org This summer at Camp Gan Israel Seattle, we will be focusing on discovering the hidden talents within every single camper.. Looking forward to giving your child the best summer experience. With questions, call or text Rabbi Kavka 206-730-2775

KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE /NEW PRICES
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 $350with meat cholent. Kiddush can be paid for at www.CSTLSeattle.org


COMMUNITY NEWS

Second Annual "One People, One Heart" Community Event MON  JUN 24th 
Keynote speaker will be former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. More info: 
www.chabadofseattle.org

SEFARDI FEST – SUN JUN 23rd 9 AM – 3 PM
Enjoy incredible delicacies, music, lectures and special activities for the kids at the Annual Festival of Sefardi Food & Culture.  At Ezra Bessaroth 
www.EzraBessaroth.net

Shalom Baby Baskets
Available for every Jewish baby in the Seattle area, sponsored by Jewish Community Center. 
https://sjcc.org/events-classes/families/shalom-baby/  To register, call Talya Kurland, 206-388-0828. The Shalom Baby basket is suitable for children ages birth through age 2.

Camp Yavneh 2019 
Registration now open for Camp Yavneh. Staff applications now available at 
www.campyavnehseattle.com    

RHODES/KOS MEMORIAL – 7 PM TUE JUL. 23rd 
Please join us for a special evening "Honoring the Legacy of Survivors in our Community"The program includes a screening of the film "Sephardic Memories of the Holocaust", a panel discussion featuring local descendants of survivors, a Hashkava memorial service and Sephardic dessert reception. To RSVP call 206-722-5500 or email 
office@ezrabessaroth.net 

EZRA BESSAROTH GALA DINNER W/ MICHAEL MEDVED - SUN SEP 1st 
Plan to join us for an exciting and glamorous evening of celebrating all we love about Ezra Bessaroth. This gala event will feature best-selling author, movie critic, radio host and local celebrity, Michael Medved. 

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

Sephardic Lecture Series 
At Sephardic Bikur Holim. 
www.SBHSeattle.org (206) 723-3028

AIRPORT , LOCAL TRIPS, AND KOSHER RESTAURANT DELIVERY! – ELI DUBAN, DRIVER
NOW PROVIDING MOVING AND VAN SERVICE (UP TO 12 PEOPLE)
Competitive rates, excellent service.  Contact Eli at 206-771-2670 JRideSeattle@gmail.com


 REBBE’S SICHO -  BEHAALOSCHA
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/2317560/jewish/Behaaloscha.htm ©SichosInEnglish.org

The week’s Torah reading begins with a description of the command to kindle the Menorah,the candelabra in the Sanctuary and later in the Temple. After relating the command, it concludes the subject with the words: “And Aaron did so.” On that phrase, our Sages comment: “This relates Aaron’s praise, that he did not change,” i.e., he did not deviate from G‑d’s command.

What kind of praise is that? Why would one think that Aaron would deviate? Moses had received the command to light the Menorah from G‑d and conveyed it to Aaron. Is there any reason to think that he would do something other than what G‑d commanded?

Among the explanations of our Sages’ statement:

a) Aaron saw the spiritual impact of the kindling of the Menorah. The seven branches of the Menorah refer to the seven emotional qualities that make up our spiritual personalities. Kindling the lights implies inspiring each of those qualities to shine with G‑dly light. And kindling these lights on the earthly plane brings about an outpouring of light from the spiritual qualities that parallel our emotions. Aaron’s service was so lofty that it did not bring about any change or spiritual degradation in the radiance of that light. As it was revealed above, so too, was Aaron able to reveal it on this earthly plane.

b) Despite his knowledge of the tremendous implication of lighting the menorah, Aaron was able to steel himself and perform the physical actions precisely as commanded. Many people get excited when they realize the profound effect their actions have and they have trouble controlling themselves. Aaron mastered himself. Despite the knowledge he had and the happiness and love that knowledge evoked, Aaron did not spill the oil or stumble; he was able to maintain his composure and kindle the Menorah exactly as commanded.

c) Aaron did not change within himself. He felt no extra pride because of what he was doing. Rather he fulfilled G‑d’s command with the dedication of a simple servant.

d) Throughout his life, his enthusiasm while performing this mitzvah did not change. Day-in and day-out, he performed this action with the same enthusiasm and energy as when initially commanded. It was not a habitual repetition, but a new service each day, with new energy, joy, and vitality that reflected how he was drawing down new light from above.

Our Sages state that the kindling of the Menorah endures forever all time. Although the Temple is destroyed and its lights are not kindled in a physical sense, there are spiritual giants who like Aaron are able to spark the fires of our emotions and motivate us to fiery love for G‑d.

Looking to the Horizon

This week’s Torah reading also relates the journeys of the Jewish people through the desert. After having camped at Sinai for more than a year, they broke camp and began the trek to Eretz Yisrael. Our Sages explain that these journeys reflect an eternal pattern. In a larger sense, they can be understood as describing a paradigm that exists throughout our nation’s history. The entry into Eretz Yisrael represents the culmination of the process, the coming of Mashiach.

In this vein, our Rabbis note that the desert is called “the desert of the nations” and compare our people’s journey through it with their journey through “the desert of the nations” in our 2000 years of exile.

On the journey through the desert, the ark would be carried before the people. It’s like a child learning to walk. He stands. His parents stand somewhat away from him and the child steps toward them. As he proceeds forward, they take a step backward, maintaining eye-contact with him and leading him forward.

This was the pattern in which the ark led the people through the desert and this is the pattern, albeit without the conscious connection, with which G‑d is leading us on our collective journey until, together with Mashiach, we return to Eretz Yisrael

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