>Torah and Tikkun November 12, 2010

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WEEKLY PARASHA

Parasha Vayeitzei
Genesis 28:10 – 32:3
After deceiving Isaac and claiming Esau’s birthright, Jacob leaves Beersheba and travels to Haran to the home of his uncle, Laban. On the way, he dreams of a ladder stretching from the ground to the heavens with angels going up and down.  In the dream, God promises the land to Jacob and his descendents. When Jacob arrives in Haran, he falls in love with Laban’s younger daughter, Rachel. Jacob works for seven years with the promise of marrying Rachel, but Laban tricks him into marrying his older daughter, Leah. With a promise of another seven years of labor, Jacob is able to marry Rachel also. Jacob fathers eleven sons and one daughter while living in his father-in-law’s household.  Now a successful man, he decides to take his wives and children and return to the land of his father.


TIKUN OLAM…
REPAIRING THE WORLD

To find a list of Mitzvah Opportunities on our website,

Bring One:  Hunger exists in our community every day.  Due to the great need,we will be collecting non-perishable food at TSTI  on an ongoing basis all throughout the year.  Please drop a can in our collection bins EVERY TIME you come to Temple. 
 
Help needed at the Food Pantry:   TSTI will staff the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges next Wed., Nov. 17, 9:15am to 11am. Due to the holidays, we will staff the Food Pantry on the 3rd (NOT the 4th) Wed. of Nov. and Dec.  Extra volunteers needed.  Please let Janet Schwamm know ASAP if you can make it.
Thanksgiving Turkey and Food Drive for the Community FoodBank of NJ: 
TSTI is again the local collection site for the annual Drive for frozen, never thawed, turkeys and non-perishable food. Drop off in the front circular driveway on Sat., Nov. 20 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (sharp)!  For your convenience, TSTI members can also place frozen turkeys in TSTI’s main freezer the week of the Drive. The need is overwhelming, and the FoodBank is counting on us!
 
Donations Needed for STISY’s Annual Midnight Run:
  Rid your house of unwanted Halloween candy and donate it for the bagged meals distributed to the homeless.  Also needed are large or extra large clothing, hats and gloves, NEW underwear and socks,
and NEW toiletries.
Collection bins are in the Religious School Lobby
now through Dec. 3.

Transportation is available for congregants who need a ride to services and temple events.  Contact Alice Forman at (973)736-3467 if you need a ride or if you can offer a ride to others.

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