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Yom Kippur / Shabbos Haazinu / Sukkos

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Shabbos Haazinu

EREV SHABBOS FRI OCT 11th 
Shacharis: 7 AM 
Mincha/Candles/Maariv 6:10 PM 

SHABBOS HAAZINU SAT OCT 12th 
Shacharis: 9 AM /Sof Zman Krias Shema 10:06 AM 
Shabbos Mincha 6:10 PM / 
End of Shabbos/Maariv 7:12 PM followed by inspirational JEM videos 

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Sukkos


EREV SUKKOS – SUN OCT 13th 
Shacharit: 9 AM 
Mincha/Candle Lighting 6:06 PM followed by Maariv 

SUKKOS DAY ONE – MON OCT 14th 

Shacharit: 9 AM 
Mincha 6:06 PM 
Maariv/Candles 7:08 PM /Light from an existing flame 

SUKKOS DAY TWO – TUE OCT 15th 
Shacharit: 9 AM 
Mincha 6:06 PM 
Maariv/Havdala 7:06 PM /Havdalah on Wine only/ 
Chol HaMoed Services 
Sun Shacharis 9 AM 
Wed-Fri Shacharis 7 AM 
Wed-Thu Mincha 6 PM /FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY MAARIV 

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Events 


MAZEL TOV MAZEL TOV 
Mazal Tov to Mark and Tziviah Goldberg on the birth of a baby girl, Emma Valentine, to Sergei and Rosie (Goldberg) Golovatchev on Shabbos Vav Tishrei / October 5th , in Surrey, B.C. May they merit to raise her to Torah Chupa and Maasim Tovim! 


PRE-SHABBOS HAAZINU FARBRENGEN - FRI 5 PM 
Erev-Shabbos Farbrengen in front of the CSTL Men’s Mikvah in honor of the Yahrzeit (12th Tishrei) ofRabbi Abraham haMalach(1740-1776) the son of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch and study partner of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi; known as "Rabbi Abraham the Angel" for his saintliness and ascetism. 
www.chabad.org/calendar<http://www.chabad.org/calendar

WOMEN’S MIKVAH EREV YOM KIPPUR TUE OCT 8th 9 AM – 12:30 PM 
No appointment is necessary. Please bring your own towel. Donations appreciated. For further information please text or call Liz Rothman at 206-214-5283. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL IN NORTH SEATTLE 

Chabad of NW Seattle is excited to provide “Hebrew School of the Arts” on Sundays. Give your child an opportunity to explore Judaism where it's meaningful, educational, fun and innovative! R! For more info and to register please visit 
www.Seattlehebrewschool.com<http://www.Seattlehebrewschool.com> . yonilevitin@gmail.com<mailto:yonilevitin@gmail.com

THE NORTH SEATTLE ERUV STATUS: UP!
Visit 
www.twitter.com/cstleruv<http://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. 


CHILDREN’S SUKKOT – BOWLING AND PIZZA WED OCT 16th 4:30 PM 

For ages 6+. Drop of at CSTL, pick up at the Cox’s sukkah 7:30 PM. RSVP by Oct 10th: 
MHerbstman@gmail.com<mailto:MHerbstman@gmail.com> Generously funded by the CSTL Children’s Program. 

StandWithUs Northwest SHABBATON at CSTL– 4 MarCheshvan – NOV 2nd 

Featuring Randy Kessler Executive Director, StandWithUs Northwest at a Gala CSTL Shabbos Noach Kiddush– Please help sponsor. Oneg Shabbat Friday night at the home of Saifo and Frumi Marasow about 8.30pm Answering tough questions about Israel, where we tackle some of the main accusations leveled against Israel and separate fact from fiction. Info: Vernon Neppe MD, PhD 
psyche@pni.org<mailto:psyche@pni.org


WOMEN WINE AND WARDROBE – SUN NOV 3rd 7:30 PM 
With Women’s expert Federica Gabardi. RSVP and More info 
https://tinyurl.com/cstlwomensevent 


ORDER ESROGIM FROM RABBI KAVKA – 
Order online or print a form: 
http://seattleesrogim.com Pick up is at Congregation Shaarei Tefilah-Lubavitch. There is limited availability! rabbikavka@gmail.com<mailto:rabbikavka@gmail.com


LIKUTEI TORAH/TORAH OHR WITH RABBI MENDY – 8:45 AM SHABBOS MORNING 
An inspiring class with Rabbi Mendy. 
RABBI MENDY’S SICHO CLASS – SHABBOS AFTERNOON /TBD 
Inspiring words of Torah! 


CSTL TOT PROGRAM for YOM KIPPUR 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM 
Babysitting offered upstairs by Dina Koyfman. Please pack snacks and drinks for kids. Reminder: tot groups are for ages 0-5. Ages 2 and under should be accompanied by a parent.Info: Liz Roth-Jacobovitz: elizabeth.roth08@gmail..com<
mailto:elizabeth.roth08@gmail.com

CSTL JUNIOR CONGREGATION for YOM KIPPUR 10 PM – 2 PM 
Supervision by Ms. Stacey (preschool and 2nd grade teacher at MMSC) Please pack snacks and drinks for kiddos. 
RabbiHerbstman@gmail.com<mailto: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– INFORMATION TO FOLLOW 
Location, subject, and speaker. 
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 /NOT THIS WEEK 
At Rebbetzin Levitin’s home, 6519 49th Ave NE. For more info, 
chanielevitin@gmail.com<mailto:chanielevitin@gmail.com

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<mailto: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<http://www.CSTLSeattle.org

COMMUNITY NEWS 

SEPHARDIC LEARNING KITCHEN OCT 27th 11 AM – 1 PM 
Learn to bake bischochos with the Ezra Bessaroth Ladies Auxilliary. At Ezra Bessaroth. RSVP: 
www.EzraBessaroth.net<http://www.EzraBessaroth.net

A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss - Stepsister of Anne Frank TUE NOV 5th 7 PM 
Hear the story of noted speaker and author, Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank. Eva will be joined on stage on the Hub Ballroom by University of Washington President, Ana Mari Cauce, who will lead the conversation. Sponsored by ChabadUW. RSVP: 
www.EvaSchlossUW.com<http://www.EvaSchlossUW.com

JFS Community-Wide Food Drive and Sort 
Jewish Family Service's Community-Wide Food Drive began Sept 29th and culminates with the Food Sort on Oct 20th. JFS is collecting non-perishable food and toiletries for the Polack Food Bank. To start a collection at your school, organization, or company, contact 
volunteer@jfsseattle.org<mailto:volunteer@jfsseattle.org>. 

SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AND TEEN ISREAL TRIP SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY 
www.JewishInSeattle.org<http://www.JewishInSeattle.org

BCMH ANNUAL DINNER -SUN NOV 3rd 
Honoring Ari & Jessica Hoffman and Young Leadership Award honorees, Alexandra Birk, Yael Genauer, Rachel Eisenstein, Aliza Margolese & Shifra Wren. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcmh-annual-gala-honoring-ari-jessica-hoffman-tickets-73856309209 

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! 
Competitive rates, excellent service. Contact Eli at 206-771-2670 
JRideSeattle@gmail.com 


REBBE’S SICHO - YOM KIPPUR 
https://www.sie.org/templates/sie/article_cdo/aid/2624123/jewish/At-One-With-G-d.htm 
© SichosInEnglish.org 

The name Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement”; it is “the culmination of forgiveness and pardon for Israel.”1<javascript:
doFootnote('1a2624123');> The Hebrew term for “atonement” — kapparah , implies not only that the sinner will not be punished for his transgressions, but also that the spiritual blemishes caused by sin will be washed away from his soul. When a person turns to G‑d in sincere teshuvah, the process of change can purge, and even transform, the negative spiritual influences generated by sin.2<javascript:doFootnote('2a2624123');> It is, however, difficult to understand how can this be accomplished by the arrival of Yom Kippur on the calendar. How can Yom Kippur itself bring about such a dramatic change in a person’s being? 

The Essence of the Day Atones 

This question lies at the heart of a difference of opinion among our Sages.3<javascript:doFootnote(
'3a2624123');> Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi maintains that atonement is granted on Yom Kippur whether or not a sinner repents, because “the essence of the day (itzumo shel yom) atones.”4<javascript:doFootnote('4a2624123');> The majority of the Sages differ with this view, maintaining that Yom Kippur atones only for those who repent.5<javascript:doFootnote('5a2624123');> 

However, even those Sages acknowledge the power of “the essence of the day,” in their statement that on Yom Kip­pur we can atone for sins which cannot be completely atoned for on other days.6<javascript:doFootnote('
6a2624123');> The difference between the Sages and Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi, then, is that the Sages maintain that “the essence of the day” can only affect an individual who through teshuvah has opened his heart to its influence. Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi, by contrast, maintains that the influence of “the essence of the day” is so powerful that it atones even without teshuvah. In order to understand this difference of opinion, we must analyze the nature of “the essence of the day” and how can it bring about an internal change within a person. 

Three Levels of Connection 

We relate with G‑d at three levels.7<javascript:
doFootnote('7a2624123');> The first level of con­nection is based on a person’s Torah observance: his intellect grapples with Torah study, his emotions find expression in the love and fear of G‑d, and his potential for activity is actualized in the performance of mitzvos. 

The second level of connection is deeper than that which can be achieved through thought or word or deed. This bond surfaces even when the Torah-based connection to G‑d has been severed. At this level, though sin may separate a person from G‑d, he will be inspired to turn to Him through the potential for teshuvah.8<javascript:
doFootnote('8a2624123');> 

Finally, there is a level of connection to G‑d which stems from the fact that the essence of the Jewish soul is one with the essence of G‑d. This bond is constant. At all times, our essence “cleaves to You.”9<javascript:doFootnote('
9a2624123');> This bond is not the result of our efforts, and consequently, neither our thoughts nor our words nor our deeds can weaken it. 

Transcending Separation 

The connection to G‑d established through Torah obser­vance is limited by the extent of each individual’s religious commitment and actual observance. Furthermore, since this connection is humanly generated, it is limited, no matter how inspired and complete our observance is. 

Even teshuvah — though it results in a deeper connection than that effected by observance — is limited, because it too requires human input: our yearning not to be separated from G‑d. 

The essential bond we share with G‑d, however, does not depend on us at all, coming about instead, because our souls are “an actual part of G‑d from above.”10<javascript:
doFootnote('10a2624123');> At this level of essential connection, there is no existence outside G‑dliness, no possibility of separation from G‑d, no possibility that the soul be affected by sin. The very revelation of this level of connection removes the blemishes which sin causes. This kind of cleansing is a natural process, for the revelation of one’s inner bond renews our connection with G‑d at all lev­els. 

When, by contrast, one atones for sin through teshuvah, the deeper connection he establishes breaks through the bar­riers he has created by his past conduct. Revealing one’s innate inner bond with G‑d is even more powerful: it leaves no possibility of imperfection. 

This is the meaning of saying that “the essence of the day atones.” On Yom Kippur, one’s essential bond with G‑d is revealed, and in the process, every element of our spiritual potential is revitalized.11<javascript:
doFootnote('11a2624123');> 

Locked In, Alone With G‑d 

The revelation of this essential bond on Yom Kippur is reflected in the High Priest’s entry into the Holy of Holies, during which he came into direct contact with the Divine Presence. No human or spiritual being12<javascript:doFootnote(
'12a2624123');> was permitted to intrude upon his connection with G‑d. 

This same degree of connection can be achieved by each of us through our divine service on Yom Kippur, and in par­ticular, during the concluding Neilah service. Neilah means “closing” or “locking”. At this time, every individual Jew is locked in, alone with G‑d. At this time, the essence of his soul, the level that is one with the essence of G‑d, is revealed. 

Neilah is the fifth prayer service of Yom Kippur. Our Sages explain13<javascript:
doFootnote('13a2624123');> that there are five levels within the soul. The fifth and deepest is called yechidah, from the word yachid which means “singular oneness.” This is the point in the soul that is united in singular oneness with G‑d; this is the level that surfaces during Neilah.14<javascript:doFootnote('14a2624123');> 

The level of soul experienced during Neilah foreshadows the Era of the Redemption, for Mashiach<
https://www.sie.org/article.asp?AID=332562> represents the yechi­dah of all existence15<javascript:doFootnote('15a2624123');> and will reveal this unique connection in every aspect of our being. May this take place in the immedi­ate future. 

Adapted from Likkutei Sichos,Vol. IV,Yom Kippur 

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