Bernstein Society Shabbat Service & Annual Meeting

Shabbat Service, Speaker & Annual Meeting sponsored by the Philip S. Bernstein Society
Friday, October 19

5:15 pm Pre-Shabbat Reception for all, sponsored by the Bernstein Society

6:00 pm Shabbat Service with speaker Jennifer Lawless, Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.  

Followed by annual meeting of the Bernstein Society & dinner (free for members of the Society).   Non-members interested in joining the dinner may do so for $20.  RSVP to Terri Richardson by clicking here or calling 244-7060. 


Parashat Ki Tisa

In this Torah portion, Moses stays with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. There, he is given the 10 Commandments on stone tablets. Fearing Moses will never return, the Israelites turn to Aaron, who demands that everyone bring him their gold, so he can make a golden calf. When Moses comes down the mountain and sees the people dancing around this idol, he smashes the tablets on the ground. God punishes with a plague all the Israelites who were involved. Moses builds a tent to be his meeting place with God.