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Our Last Friday Night Shabbat Dinner -- Aug 18 -- for Campers and Their Families! And everyone else, too!

Join your child's counselors and the rest of the Camp Gan Izzy Staff for a delicious Shabbos dinner.

It promises to be an evening of spirit, stories, and Shabbos Delicacies -- with food from around the world. It is also a wonderful way to meet your child's counselors and see for yourself why your campers love camp.

And if you're a kid at heart, or ever used to be a kid, or simply would like to check out an energetic, fun, shabbat dinner -- you're invited, too!

Where: Chabad Community Campus
When: Friday Night, August 18, 7:00 pm
Cost: $12/adult; $8/child; max $50/family

Please RSVP to Chabad / Camp Gan Izzy

Follow CGI and all of its activites at cginova.com

Message from the Rabbi
 

A man was hired to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes to the beach and began to paint the boat a bright, new red, as the owner had requested. As he worked, he noticed paint seeping through the floor of the boat. He realized that there was a leak, and decided to mend it. When the paint had dried, he collected his payment and went on his way.

The following day the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a large check. The painter was surprised. "You have already paid me for my work," he said.

"But this is not for the paint job. It is for mending the leak."

"That was such a small thing; I did not plan to charge you for it. Surely you are not paying me this huge amount for something so minor?"

"My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened:

"When I asked you to paint the boat I had forgotten to mention the leak. When the boat was nice and dry, my children took the boat and went fishing. When I heard, I was frantic, for I remembered that the boat had a leak! Imagine my relief when I saw them safe and sound. I examined the boat and saw that you had repaired the leak. Now you see what you have done? You have saved the lives of my children! I haven't enough money to repay you for your 'little' good deed...”

Every mitzvah is part of a larger, unknown Divine plan, and even if it seems small and unimportant to us, it may be the one that will make all the difference. Even those mitzvahs which people tend to neglect or trample (alluded to in the name of this week’s Torah portion “Eikev” which also means “heel”) are essential and indispensable!

When we are meticulous in our observances of even the seemingly inconsequential mitzvahs, we strengthen the spiritual fabric of the world and illuminate the path to the final redemption with the coming of Moshiach speedily in our days!

 
High Holidays Coming Up  
 

Rosh HaShana - Thrs/Fri Sept 21-22
Yom Kippur - Sat., Sept 30
Sukkos - Thrs/Fri Oct 5-6
Shemini Atzeres/Simchas Torah - Thrs/Fri Oct 12-13

"The more you put into the holidays, the more you will get out of them"

Among other things: why not try some of our classes?  Some of which you will see below.

Hebrew Reading Crash Course -- Thursday Nights, Starting ???  
 

WHEN4 Thursdays beginning August 24
TIME: 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Chabad Community Campus, 3939 Prince William Dr. Fairfax VA 22031
COURSE FEE: $50
REGISTER: mendeldeitsch@gmail.com

Mind2Mind -- Wednesdays, Starting August ??  
 

Mind 2 Mind Learning- High Holidays Edition!

Pick a group and come ready to learn and debate in the timeless Jewish way! 

Group 1- Beginners Talmud - "The Day of Judgment" in the Talmud

Group 2 - Advanced Talmud - "One who is pained is exempt from sitting in the Sukkah".

Group 3 - Beginners Jewish Mysticism - Mysical Insights into the rituals and meanings of the High Holidays

Group 4- The Rebbe's Insights into the High Holiday

WHEN: 4 Wednesdays beginning August 23
TIME: 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Chabad Community Campus, 3939 Prince William Dr. Fairfax VA 22031
COURSE FEE: $50
REGISTER: mendeldeitsch@gmail.com

Thursday Night Torah Discussion -- On Summer Break!  
 

The weekly Torah discussion will resume after the holidays.  We will have a "Reading Hebrew Crash Course" in its place -- see above.

Service Times This Week  
 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Fairfax, VA [Based on Zip Code 22031]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Aug 11
7:50 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Aug 12
8:50 pm
Torah Portion: Eikev
 
 
Kiddush
This week's kiddush is sponsored by Barack Salmoni, on the occasion of his brother's yahrtzeit; David Margulies and family, to thank Chabad for all it's done; and the Rosenblums, commemorating the yartzeits of Steve's parents: Basha bas Chaim, and Alta ben Shmuel

Consider marking an occasion!  Call the office!

What's Happening?
Upcoming Events
Camp Shabbat Dinner
Aug. 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Join your child's counselors and the rest of the Camp Gan Izzy Staff for a delicious Shabbos dinner -- an evening of spirit, stories, and Shabbos Delicacies -- with food from around the world.

Meet your child's counselors and see for yourself why your campers love camp.
Kiddush Sponsor: Van Hart
Aug. 19, 2017
None given
Mind2Mind: Learning
Aug. 23, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mind 2 Mind Learning- High Holidays Edition!

Pick one of four groups!
(1) Beginners Talmud - "The Day of Judgment"(2) Advanced Talmud - "One who is pained is exempt from sitting in the Sukkah" (3) Beginners Jewish Mysticism - Mysical Insights into the rituals and meanings of the High Holidays; (4) The Rebbe's Insights into the High Holidays
Hebrew Reading Crash Course
Aug. 24, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiddush Sponsor: Albright, Mervis, Friedman
Aug. 26, 2017
Albright, Anniversary. Mervis, Yartzeit.
Mind2Mind: Learning
Aug. 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mind 2 Mind Learning- High Holidays Edition!

Pick one of four groups!
(1) Beginners Talmud - "The Day of Judgment"(2) Advanced Talmud - "One who is pained is exempt from sitting in the Sukkah" (3) Beginners Jewish Mysticism - Mysical Insights into the rituals and meanings of the High Holidays; (4) The Rebbe's Insights into the High Holidays
Hebrew Reading Crash Course
Aug. 31, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mind2Mind: Learning
Sep. 6, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mind 2 Mind Learning- High Holidays Edition!

Pick one of four groups!
(1) Beginners Talmud - "The Day of Judgment"(2) Advanced Talmud - "One who is pained is exempt from sitting in the Sukkah" (3) Beginners Jewish Mysticism - Mysical Insights into the rituals and meanings of the High Holidays; (4) The Rebbe's Insights into the High Holidays
Hebrew Reading Crash Course
Sep. 7, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
 
Daily Thought
Be Something

The point is not to be a nothing.

G‑d created you to be a something.

But not a something because you are something.

A something because your purpose is everything.

See Bachodesh Hashlishi 5729.
 
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For two-and-a--half years, the House of Shammai and the House of Hillel debated. These said: It is better for man not to have been created than to have been created; and those said: It is better for man to have been created than to not have been created. In the end, they voted on it and concluded: It is better for man not to have been created than to have been created; but now that he was created, he should search his deeds.
— Talmud, Eruvin 13b
 
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Parshat Eikev

In the Parshah of Eikev (“ Because”), Moses continues his closing address to the children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfill the commandments ( mitzvot) of the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are about to conquer and settle in keeping with G‑d’s promise to their forefathers.

Moses also rebukes them for their failings in their first generation as a people, recalling their worship of the Golden Calf, the rebellion of Korach, the sin of the spies, their angering of G‑d at Taveirah, Massah and Kivrot Hataavah ( “The Graves of Lust”). “You have been rebellious against G‑d,” he says to them, “since the day I knew you.” But he also speaks of G‑d’s forgiveness of their sins, and the Second Tablets which G‑d inscribed and gave to them following their repentance.

Their forty years in the desert, says Moses to the people, during which G‑d sustained them with daily manna from heaven, was to teach them “that man does not live on bread alone, but by the utterance of G‑d’s mouth does man live.”

Moses describes the land they are about to enter as “flowing with milk and honey,” blessed with the “seven kinds” (wheat, barley, grapevines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil and dates), and as the place that is the focus of G‑d’s providence of His world. He commands them to destroy the idols of the land’s former masters, and to beware lest they become haughty and begin to believe that “my power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.”

A key passage in our Parshah is the second chapter of the Shema, which repeats the fundamental mitzvot enumerated in the Shema’s first chapter, and describes the rewards of fulfilling G‑d’s commandments and the adverse results (famine and exile) of their neglect. It is also the source of the precept of prayer, and includes a reference to the resurrection of the dead in the messianic age.

 
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