Rabbi Sherman’s Weekly Torah Commentary – September 17-18, 2021 (12 Tishrei 5782)

September 17-18, 2021                             Parashat Ha’azinu
12 Tishrei 5782

Sukkot is coming!!
Sukkot means “booths” or “huts” and is the name given to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for
the fall harvest. The holiday has also come to commemorate the 40 years of wandering in the desert
after the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The holiday begins Monday night, Sept 20. We’ll have
our own Sukkah out on the patio for the entire week of the holiday. We’ll celebrate in the Sukkah
with blessings and a holiday lunch – be sure to make a reservation with Myra!

Sukkot Day One Service: Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 AM – lunch in Sukkah at 12:30 Sukkot Day Two
Service: Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 10:00 AM – lunch in Sukkah at 12:30

SPECIAL NOTE: Friday night Shabbat services will be at 6:30 PM each week through November.

Join this week’s Shabbat celebrations in the Synagogue (masks, please) or on Channel 1960
Friday at 5:15 PM Blessings in Dining Room:
Friday at 6:30 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat & Ma’ariv (Evening Service)

Saturday at 10:00 AM: Shabbat Shacharit (Morning Service) Saturday at 12:15 PM: Blessings in Dining

Candle Lighting in the Dining Room – As you know, Residents are not permitted to light flame
candles in Resident apartments. Shabbat candles are available in the Dining Room; you are invited
to light before or after your Shabbat dinner.

Candle lighting time for the city of Mission Viejo: Friday evening at 6:36 PM Shabbat ends Saturday
evening at 7:39 PM

Shabbat Shalom                                                                                 Rabbi Sherman