Shabbat Service followed by Cantor's Tisch

Saturday morning Shabbat Service at 10:30 a.m.

followed by Cantor's Tisch with Keri Lopatin Berger
Topic will be:  Social Action and Music, featuring the new Transcontinental Publication: Chazak V’Ematz: Jewish Songs of Protest and Hope.  Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to info@tbk.org or call Terri Richardson at (585) 244-7060


Tanach Study at 8:00 am
Torah Study at 9:15 am
(both in Adult Lounge)

Participants are welcome to stay for extended Torah Study at 10:30 am



Parashat Vayishlach
December 14, 2019

In this Torah portion, God tells Jacob to return home. Worried that his brother Esau will kill him, Jacob divides his clan into two camps, so at least some will survive in case of a fight. Jacob sleeps alone in the desert and is awoken by an angel who wrestles him through the night. Jacob survives and is blessed by the angel and renamed Israel. Jacob meets his brother and, surprisingly, they embrace. Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, is raped by Shekhem, who then proposes to Jacob that he marry her. Shimeon and Levi brutally murder Shekhem and his clan. Rachel has another child, whom she and Jacob name Benjamin