Shabbat Greetings from Cantor Margot Goldberg – February 7, 2014

Cantor Margot GoldbergDo clothes make the man, or woman?  Why are the Torahs dressed the way they are?  Why are there bells on the crowns of the Torah?  Come explore these questions and so many more this Shabbat!  There are more opportunities than ever to explore Torah here at TBA and this Shabbat is jam packed.  In our cycle of Torah reading we are in the midst of reading blueprints for the Mishkan (Tabernacle in the wilderness) which will become The Temple in Jerusalem and dress patterns for the priestly garments that Aaron and his sons will wear.  We know from experience that building a temple is not an easy job but when completed can transform how we worship, study and feel in a sacred space.  We know from experience that first impressions make a difference. When we are comfortable in our clothes we present ourselves to the world with a certain air of confidence.  Join us this Shabbat as we continue to explore how the Torah is relevant in our daily lives.  This evening,  during our Family Shabbat Service at 7:00pm the 6th grade will lead us in prayer, song, and Torah study.  In our efforts to make learning more fun and relevant our 6th graders are spending time each week studying the Torah portion and putting their spin on what they are reading and learning.  We are also hoping that by having them participate as a class they and their family will build relationships and community that will last a lifetime. Tonight some of them will share with us their interpretations of this week’s portion, T’tzaveh.  If you can’t join us tonight in our Sanctuary in person, feel free to go to our website at and watch the live webcast of the service.  Then tomorrow morning join us at 9:00am for our weekly Conservative Shabbat morning service where we interpret/discuss/argue about the Torah portion each week or at 11:00am when we will celebrate with the Fine/Freiman family as Jackson is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah.   May your Shabbat be filled with peace, rest, family, community and study!

Author: Melissa