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CKids this Shabbos -- With Special Kiddush!

CKIDS is THE place for fun, creative Judaism, with games that bring the lessons to life!

This week will include a Special Kiddush, sponsored by the Goldsteins in honor of Jacob's 4th Birthday!

Programming from 11am to noon

Special Lunch at noon.

 


Please help by sponsoring the Kids Kiddush in honor of someone special, or a birthday or milestone, so we can keep having these wonderful lunches!  For $18, $36 $80, full: $120

* You can choose Special Jewish Birthday or Celebration Package, latest one week prior to the Kiddush.  We will order the cake and special Jewish birthday certificate!

Message from the Rabbi
 

Yehuda Avner often shared a conversation he had with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, at the conclusion of a lengthy private audience.

"Let me tell you what I try to do," explained the Rebbe. "Imagine you're looking at a candle. What you really see is a lump of wax with a thread down its middle. When do the thread and wax become a candle? In other words, when do they fulfill the purpose for which they were created? When you put a flame to the thread. That's when the wax and thread become a candle.

"The wax is the body, and the wick is the soul. Ignite the soul with the fire of Torah and a person will fulfill the purpose for which he or she was created. That is what I try to do–to ignite the soul of our people with the fire of Torah."

Avner then asked the Rebbe, "My candle–has the Rebbe lit it?"

"No," said the Rebbe. "I have given you the match. Only you can light your candle."


Next week marks the 23rd yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of the Rebbe. When reflecting on the Rebbe’s life and the movement that he built, one is immediately impressed his influence on world leaders. But as illustrated in this story, the Rebbe did not coerce or dictate his beliefs onto others. He lovingly helped them discover and act upon their own latent potential. As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth, put it so eloquently: “Good leaders create followers. Great leaders create leaders. That was the Rebbe’s greatness. Not only did he lead, he was a source of leadership in others."

It is no coincidence that the Rebbe’s yahrtzeit usually falls out in close proximity to the week that the Torah portion of Korach is read. In this Torah portion, Moses' leadership, and indeed the need for leadership altogether, was fiercely challenged. It is leaders like Moses and the Lubavitcher Rebbe who demonstrate that effective leadership can bring out the best in others, thereby ultimately influencing the entire world.

While most of us are not leaders on a global scale, we can emulate the Rebbe's approach with those in our immediate sphere. By empowering others to make good decisions and pursue holiness, we can help elevate the world, bringing the ultimate Redemption ever closer.

 
Mind2Mind Summer Session  
 

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Did you ever wish you could delve into Jewish texts, but don't know where to start?

Mind 2 Mind Summer Series is here for you!

Small group learning=BIG results!

The Series meets Wednesdays through July 26 -- 8pm to 9pm

Our groups for this series are:

  • Beginners Talmud - "Does Judaism really believe in the Resurrection of the Dead?" - developing Talmud skills in understanding form and content
  • Advanced Talmud - "Why Pray"- The sources for our daily Prayers
  • Jewish Mysticism - Tanya: "The Book for the Average Man"
  • Parsha - The Lubavitcher Rebbe's insights on the weekly Torah portion 

Light Refreshments  served.

Suggested donation- $50

Looking forward to seeing you!

Rabbi Mendel

Camp Gan Izzy!  
 

An incredible summer of adventure starts Monday, June 26!

 

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Thursday Night Torah Discussion  
 

Using the newly released book -- The Inside Story -- written by the widely acclaimed author, R Yanki Tauber, we will re-energize our Thursday night classes!

Thursday Nights - 8:00 pm

An inspirational weekly discussion on the Torah portion including both captivating insights into the parsha, and practical advice, led by Rabbi Deitsch

Service Times This Week  
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 
Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Fairfax, VA [Based on Zip Code 22031]:
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jun 23
8:20 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jun 24
9:27 pm
Torah Portion: Korach
 
 
Kiddush
This week's kiddush is sponsored by the Goldsteins in honor of Jacob's 4th birthday; the Hofstetters in honor of the college graduation of Rosie & her first job; and Burt Levin in commemoration of his 75th Birthday.

As of this writing, we have no sponsors for the month of July.

Consider marking an occasion!  Call the office!

What's Happening?
Upcoming Events
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Jun. 22, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives-- led by Rabbi Deitsch
Kiddush Sponsor: Goldstein, Hofstetter, and Levin
Jun. 24, 2017
Goldstein: Jacob's 4th birthday.
Hofstetter: College graduation of Rosie & her first job! We will also bring back news from the Chabads of Hanoi, Saigon, and Phnom Penh fm our recent trip.
Levin: Burt's 75th Birthday.
CKids Program
Jun. 24, 2017 - 11:00 am
CKIDS is THE place for fun, creative Judaism, with games that bring the lessons to life!

Three age groups ranging from 18 months to 12 years
Mind2Mind - Learning
Jun. 28, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Small study groups - no experience necessary:
- Beginners Talmud - "Does Judaism really believe in the Resurrection of the Dead?" - developing Talmud skills in understanding form and content
-Advanced Talmud - "Why Pray"- The sources for our daily Prayers
-Jewish Mysticism - Tanya: "The Book for the Average Man"
-Parsha - The Lubavitcher Rebbe's insights on the weekly Torah portion
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Jun. 29, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives-- led by Rabbi Deitsch
Mind2Mind - Learning
Jul. 5, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Small study groups - no experience necessary:
- Beginners Talmud - "Does Judaism really believe in the Resurrection of the Dead?" - developing Talmud skills in understanding form and content
-Advanced Talmud - "Why Pray"- The sources for our daily Prayers
-Jewish Mysticism - Tanya: "The Book for the Average Man"
-Parsha - The Lubavitcher Rebbe's insights on the weekly Torah portion
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Jul. 6, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives-- led by Rabbi Deitsch
Mind2Mind - Learning
Jul. 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Small study groups - no experience necessary:
- Beginners Talmud - "Does Judaism really believe in the Resurrection of the Dead?" - developing Talmud skills in understanding form and content
-Advanced Talmud - "Why Pray"- The sources for our daily Prayers
-Jewish Mysticism - Tanya: "The Book for the Average Man"
-Parsha - The Lubavitcher Rebbe's insights on the weekly Torah portion
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Jul. 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives-- led by Rabbi Deitsch
Mind2Mind - Learning
Jul. 19, 2017 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Small study groups - no experience necessary:
- Beginners Talmud - "Does Judaism really believe in the Resurrection of the Dead?" - developing Talmud skills in understanding form and content
-Advanced Talmud - "Why Pray"- The sources for our daily Prayers
-Jewish Mysticism - Tanya: "The Book for the Average Man"
-Parsha - The Lubavitcher Rebbe's insights on the weekly Torah portion
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Jul. 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives-- led by Rabbi Deitsch
 
 
Daily Thought
Financial Planning

Here is how to make an honest living, with confidence and minimal worry:

Determine how much you need to provide for your family needs.

Next, get into a business that can make that sum of money.

Now, put your best foot forward to do whatever needs to be done.

But no more than that. More will get you less.

Then pray for compassion, and trust in the One who provides all life to provide your livelihood as well.

You’ve put out your bucket just the right size in the rain. Now trust that heaven will fill it to the brim.

Derech Mitzvosecha, Tiglachat Metzora; Hayom Yom, 16 Adar II and 5 Tammuz.
 
Daily Quote
You must approach a fellow Jew as though you are the King's servant sent with a message to His most precious child
— The Lubavitcher Rebbe
 
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Parshat Korach

Korach incites a mutiny challenging Moses’ leadership and the granting of the kehunah ( priesthood) to Aaron. He is accompanied by Moses’ inveterate foes, Dathan and Abiram. Joining them are 250 distinguished members of the community, who offer the sacrosanct ketoret (incense) to prove their worthiness for the priesthood. The earth opens up and swallows the mutineers, and a fire consumes the ketoret-offerers.

A subsequent plague is stopped by Aaron’s offering of ketoret. Aaron’s staff miraculously blossoms and brings forth almonds, to prove that his designation as high priest is divinely ordained.

G‑d commands that a terumah (“uplifting”) from each crop of grain, wine and oil, as well as all firstborn sheep and cattle, and other specified gifts, be given to the kohanim (priests).

 
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