Counting the Omer
Saturday evening April 4 -
Friday evening May 22
Pesach and Shavuot are times of harvesting. Torah therefore called for sacrifices of thanksgiivng for the seven weeks in between.The counting, which lasts for 49 days, takes place at night, commencing with the second night of Pesach. Those who "count the Omer" recite a blessing each night of the 50 day period. We will be observing this ritual daily at TBK - pick up a flyer to have the days and the prayers in your hand.
Only 6 more days to change the Jewish world for generations to come. Only 6 more days to make sure that you have voted in this important election. Every vote we get is another vote that will support an Israel that works towards religious pluralism, gender equality and peace through a two-state solution. As we celebrate Yom HaAtz'maut, Israel Independence Day, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than to vote in this important election. Click on the ARZA icon to vote.
From Rabbi Stein:
For the last several months, there has been a great deal of conversation about the importance of the upcoming World Zionist Organization election, and how important it is to support the ARZA slate. We hosted Rabbi Bennett Miller, national president of ARZA, for a special Shabbat, and materials have been available throughout the temple over these last months. I am writing to you to ensure that you have participated in this election. A vote for ARZA is a vote for religious freedom and for equality in Israel.
If you need more information on how to vote, please speak with me. The deadline to vote is fast approaching, so please don't wait! And, please help this effort by encouraging friends and neighbors to vote.
Thank you for your support.
Rabbi Peter W. Stein