Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Shabbat morning  תפילת שבת 

June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Ahavat Olam Synagogue welcomes everyone to join us on line via Zoom in thoughtful, moving Shabbat morning prayers on June 11, 2022 at 10:00 am, mostly sung, much in Hebrew, some in English, some in the language of the heart and in the speech of the angels.

Please join us if you can: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87961573615?pwd=eHRTWEV6dDNneWs2U2M5a0dIVHNVdz09  

The weekly parshah (Torah portion) is Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89). It includes the Priestly Benediction, the formula by which, to this day, parents traditionally bless their children: “May the Eternal bless you and keep you; may the Eternal’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; may the Eternal’s face be lifted up to you and bring you peace.”


If you have questions, please write to info@ahavat-olam.ca.

[Image: Mosaic in the synagogue of Enschede — photo by Kleuske: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Synagoge,_Enschede,_Mozaiek.jpg. When the Kohanim give the blessing in the synagogue, they lift their hands and spread their fingers in the shape of the letter Shin ש — a shape you may also recognize as the Vulcan salute from Star Trek. It’s not a coincidence: Leonard Nimoy got the idea for the salute from having peeked during the Priestly Blessing when he was a child, noticing and remembering the distinctive positioning of the hands. A midrash tells that the light of the Shekhinah — the Divine presence — shines from between the fingers of the Kohanim when they give this blessing.]


June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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on line via Zoom: register at info@ahavat-olam.ca