Shabbat Services 6PM Tonight

During Shabbat Services this evening TSTI members, Judy and Larry Kantor, Ross Miller and Brett Hardwood will share some reflections on their time in Cuba two weeks ago. In addition watch this space for additional reflections from those who made the journey with me.

Shabbat Melodies: Music for Erev Shabbat November 9, 2012:

As a Cantor my goal in worship is to help create a space in which people can worship. That is accomplished, in part, by creating a musical space that both comforts and challenges. This Shabbat will include music from Cantor William Sharlin. Cantor Sharlin’s music and teaching has influenced countless Cantors on their own journeys. I am one of them. Cantor Sharlin passed away last week and while we, his students, mourn his passing we also know his legacy of music lives on. He wrote this setting of Shalom Aleichem.

It is a moving piece that we will use this coming week at services 6pm Friday night. In the aftermath of this storm I know we all are seeking a warm, welcoming place. We hope you find TSTI to be just that and is why we will be singing this Shalom Aleichem on Shabbat.  Enjoy!

Cantor Moses

If you are looking for ways to help consider the URJ Hurricane Relief Fund.

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast of the United States, doing billions of dollars in damage, causing dozens of deaths, and leaving more than 7.5 million people without power. As the storm was downgraded to a low pressure system, it continued to wreak havoc as far west as Cleveland, Ohio, and as far north as Toronto, Ontario.

Even as we work to determine the specific impact to URJ congregations and families, and to our larger communities, it is already clear – too clear – that this storm will require a long-term, coordinated recovery effort. The URJ is in the process of reaching out to all our congregations on the east coast and throughout the Midwest to determine what the most immediate needs are in impacted communities.

With your support the URJ will provide relief to congregations, families and communities, just as we have done for victims of natural disasters around the world. Together we can provide hope and help to those in need.U.S. Donations can be made online to the URJ Hurricane Relief Fund or by mail:

Hurricane Relief Fund
Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017

After an exceptionally stressful two weeks I wish all of you a Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi Daniel M Cohen

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