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Shabbos Teruma | 3-10 Adar 5780

Friday, 28 February, 2020 - 11:49 am

EREV SHABBOS FRI FEB 28th
Shacharis 7 AM
Mincha/Candles/Maariv  5:33 PM

SHABBOS SAT FEB 29th
Shacharis: 9 AM /Sof Zman Kriat Shema 9:36 AM
Shabbos Mincha 5:33 PM
Maariv/Havdalah 6:36 PM

WEEKDAY
Sun Shacharis  9 AM 
Mon - Fri Shacharis 7 AM
Sun - Thu Mincha 5:45 PM /FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY MAARIV/

KIDDUSH LITE
Thank you to Yitzchok Rothman for sponsoring meat cholent in honor of his birthday today! (4th of Adar).  It is also in honor of the 8th birthday of Shlomo Bomstyk, Mordechi Tennehaus, and Avrumie Zaychik (all on 22nd of Shevat)!

MAZEL TOV MAZEL TOV
Mazal tov to Jonathan and Catherine Greene and Paul and Daniele Nacamuli on the engagement of Eitan Greene and Michaela Yancey! May they merit to build a bais ne’eman b’Yisroel !

MAZEL TOV MAZEL TOV
Mazal tov to Rachel, Yaakov and Maya Kimelfeld on the birth of their new baby girl!  May they merit to raise her to Torah, Chupa, and Ma’asim Tovim!

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.

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, www.chabad.org/calendar ..

AVOS u’BONIM MOTZEI SHABBOS  GRAND FINALE SAT FEB 29th   7:30 PM
Inspiring programs for fathers and children.  Living Torah Video, Raffle, Prizes, Delicious Refreshments, Grand Prize Raffle.  All ages welcome! Sponsorships available – Contact RabbiHerbstman@gmail.com A special thanks to this week's generous sponsors: Shuky and Chani Meyer and Gershon Grashin.

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’s Torah Or goes into understanding the  two golden Cherubim, and our desire in the exile to try to have this same effect even as the temple has been destroyed. May it be built speedily in our times! Thank you Rabbi Herbstman for giving this week’s Torah Or Class

RABBI MENDY’S SICHO CLASS – SHABBOS AFTERNOON 4:45 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. We will Be learning a Sicho on Parshas Terumah and Chodesh Adar. Thank you Rabbi Emlen for giving this week’s Sicho Class

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.

FAST OF ESTHER, MON MAR 9th  /Preliminary Schedule/
Fast Begins: 6:01 AM
Shacharis: 6:50 AM /Selichos
Mincha: 6:00 PM
Fast ends at 7:38  PM
Maariv/Megilah 7:40 PM

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

PURIM AT CSTL MON MAR 9th 7:40 PM
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

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
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

BABYCHINO – SUNDAYS 10:30 to 11:30 AM
A chic meet for mod moms & their tots.  Grow along with us as we explore and discover the miraculous world of nature around us via trees, fruits, water and earth! 👶🏼 ☕️ #babyccino  For ages 0-3 years, $10 per class.  Ilana Duban (917) 615-3241 . ilanaduban@gmail.com


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

RABBI YISSOCHER FRAND AT BCMH MON MAR 2nd 8 PM
"Should We Ever Try to Play G-d", in the BCMH Beis Midrash

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

LEARN, CONNECT, AND NOSH WITH PJ LIBRARY PARENTS, WHILE YOUR KIDS PLAY
Geared for families with children ages 0-5. Are you seeking meaningful Jewish experiences alongside other families? Do you want to make informed decisions about your family’s Jewish journey? We’ve got you covered. 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. Explore and learn together while the kids enjoy a fun learning experience with Lisa the Librarian! Then, enjoy a kosher brunch and an engaging workshop. Series Leader: Rabbi Samuel Klein , Director of Jewish Engagement for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. He has led Jewish life courses for couples and families in a variety of community settings including synagogues, JCCs, and Federations nationally https://www.jewishinseattle.org/investments-in-jewish-life/pj-library-for-families-with-young/jewish-parenting-together/

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE HEROS’ GALA – MAR 5th
At Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell St, Seattle https://www.friendshipcirclewa.org/templates/section_cdo/aid/4562657/jewish/Heroes-Gala-2020.htm

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 

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.

SEATTLE’S SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY - 
A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION – THU MAR 26th 10:30 AM
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.

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

Introducing the Student to Student Program
Prejudice often results from lack of knowledge and familiarity. As a response, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is introducing Student to Student, a program that teaches high school-age students to put a "human face" to Judaism – the best antidote to bigotry and intolerance. https://www.jewishinseattle.org/community-services/community-relations/student-to-student/

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

Applications for 2020 Camp Scholarships DEADLINE MAR 2nd
The Federation’s need-based camp scholarships program helps Washington State families with the cost of Jewish overnight camp tuition. By providing you with a variety of funding options, our goal is to ensure that you receive the assistance you need so that your child/children can participate in a Jewish overnight camp experience. To be eligible for a need-based camp scholarship, you must be a Washington State resident and be signed up with a traditional Jewish camp in the U.S. or Canada. www.JewishInSeattle.org

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 – TERUMA
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/92058/jewish/Terumah-Two-Forms-of-Giving-Two-Forms-of-Service.htm © SichosInEnglish.org

In the Torah portion of Terumah, the Jews are commanded to bring terumah (offerings) for use in the Mishkan (the Tabernacle). The command is repeated three times: “They shall take unto Me terumah ;” “you shall take My terumah ;” “This is the terumah that you shall take.”1

Our Sages comment2 that the Torah is referring here to three different types of terumah : the terumah used for constructing bases for the Mishkan’s beams; the terumah of the silver half-shekel for the purchase of communal offerings; and general offerings for the construction of the Mishkan.

Of the above three offerings, only the terumah of the half-shekel was obligatory throughout the time that the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdash stood — every Jew was commanded to contribute a half-shekel a year for the purchase of communal offerings.3

In commemoration of the above, we read the Torah portion concerning the half-shekel on the Shabbos that precedes Rosh Chodesh Adar ,4 the time when the announcement was made about the half-shekel while the Beis HaMikdash still existed.5 Additionally, some say that before Purim, a half-coin of the currency of the country should be given in commemoration of the half-shekel that used to be given during the month of Adar.6

The command regarding the offering used for the sockets was germane only prior to the building of the Mishkan , as was the command regarding the general construction offerings, which applied only prior to the construction of the Mishkan and Beis HaMikdash.7

Torah, however, is eternal,8 and thus applies equally to all times and places; in terms of man’s spiritual service, the terumah of the sockets and the terumah of the general construction offerings must apply nowadays as well.

How so?

There was a fundamental difference between the terumah of the Mishkan ’s sockets and the terumah for the construction of the Mishkan itself: Regarding the former, all Jews gave an equal amount — a half-shekel ; regarding the latter, each Jew gave according to his heart’s desire.9

In terms of our personal spiritual service, the terumah for the sockets represents the self-abnegation and acceptance of the Heavenly Yoke that stem from the essence of every Jew’s soul, and concerning which all Jews are equal.

This also explains why the half-shekel given by every Jew was used only for the sockets, and not for the rest of the Mishkan : The sockets constituted the foundation upon which the entire Mishkan stood.

In spiritual terms, the sockets are congruous with acceptance of the Heavenly Yoke,10 inasmuch as such acceptance serves as the foundation of all spiritual service,11 springing from the soul’s essence, wherein all Jews are equal.12

The terumah for the general construction of the Mishkan , however, reflects intellectual and emotional service, which depend upon each individual’s spiritual status; the spiritual level — “heart’s desire” — of one Jew differs significantly from that of his fellow.13

These two levels are also to be found within our daily spiritual service: Every Jew’s spiritual service begins immediately upon awakening, with Modeh Ani , a prayer recited even before the ritual purification of washing the hands.14 For Modeh Ani is a prayer of thanks and acceptance of the Divine Yoke, and derives from the soul’s essence — a level that touches all Jews equally.15

After all Jews begin their day in a similar manner — the terumah of the sockets — they go on to their individual levels of Divine service — the terumah for the general construction of the Mishkan — as expressed in each Jew’s unique approach to prayer, Torah study and the transformation of the world into a Mishkan for G‑d.

Based on Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XI, pp. 109-111

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