Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Shabbat evening, November 19, 2021 קבלת שבת

Ahavat Olam Synagogue welcomes everyone to join us online via Zoom for thoughtful, moving Shabbat evening prayers on November 19, 2021 at 7:30pm, mostly sung, much in Hebrew, some in English, some in the language of the heart and in the speech of the angels.

PLEASE LET US KNOW at info@ahavat-olam.ca if you wish to attend. We will get back to you with the information you’ll need to log in to the online Zoom meeting.

The weekly parshah (Torah portion) is Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43), which includes Jacob’s journey home to Canaan with his wives and family, his encounter and wrestling bout with the angel, his emotional reconciliation with his brother, and the troubling story of the rape of his daughter Dinah by Shechem.

This is Trans Awareness Week (November 13-19) and this Saturday is Trans Day of Remembrance (https://www.glaad.org/tdor). We honour the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

[Jacob wrestles with the angel near a ford of the Jabbok river. Below, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jabbok.jpg) and photographer Dr. Meierhofer (Oct 1993), an image of that river.]

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


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