Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

CANCELLED: Shabbat morning, March 28, 2020 תפילת שבת

Ahavat Olam Synagogue regrets to announce that our March 28 Shabbat morning service is CANCELLED due to concerns about COVID-19. We understand that, in order to slow the spread of this disease, it’s crucial to eliminate all non-essential social contact. We will continue to monitor the situation and heed the advice of public health officials with regard to future planned services.

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We invite you to review the Torah reading for that week and explore its meaning. The weekly parshah (Torah portion) is Vayikra (Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26) and it outlines the various kinds of sacrifices to be offered in the Sanctuary. A Chassidic teaching suggests that today, in place of sacrificing actual animals, we are called upon to sacrifice our “animal nature” — to sweeten our selfish impulses and direct them toward the greater good: a startlingly appropriate lesson for the times in which we find ourselves.

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