CLICK THE ARROW ABOVE AND LEARN ABOUT THIS WEEK’S PARASHAH – VAERA – Saturday, January 25
In this parashah, Pharaoh continues his refusal to grant the Israelites their freedom. God threatens to continue to harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that only after several terrible plagues will he relent. Moses and Aaron do not succeed in impressing Pharaoh and his court magicians with their wonders. The first Seven of the Ten Plagues are called down on the Egyptians. The confrontation between Moses and Aaron on the one hand and Pharaoh on the other, between God’s emissaries and those who defy God, becomes sharper. Even Pharaoh’s new order that the slaves gather their own straw for making bricks fits this process of escalation. The situation for both the Egyptians and the Israelites must become unbearable to overcome the tendency of both sides to maintain the status quo.
Taken from Etz Hayim Torah and Commentary
Play and Pray (Ages 2-6)
Shabbat is a special and nurturing place for children at Adath Israel. We have a Nursery and Kindergarten-program that features songs, prayers, Jewish games, stories and a snack. The children receive regular visits from our Rabbis and Cantors
Junior Congregation (Ages 7-12)
Runs until December 14, 2019
Learning to be part of our congregation starts at an early age. Adath Israel caters to children in Grades 1-6 with a special program in the Library that features Prayers, parsha plays, group activities and songs. Our terrific ShinShinim provide weekly activities to create fun and help our youngsters cultivate lifelong friends and an understanding of Israel.