Shevii Shel Pesach / Shabbat services

Dear Beit Yosef family,

This evening Lel Shevii Shel Pesach,   Mincha-Arvit         6:30 PM     Minyan needed.
Friday morning Shachrit                                                        9:00 AM
Saturday morning, last day of Pesach                                 9:00 AM
Pesach ends on Saturday evening                                      9:06 PM
You may retrieve your stored Chametz by 9:25 PM, provided you do not hear otherwise from me.
May we all merit to celebrate many more Chagim.
Pesach Alegre, Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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Rabbi’s Message and Pesach Schedule

Dear Beit Yosef family,

Kabbalat Shabbat/Pesach services start tonight at 7:00 PM

Shabbat services start tomorrow at  9:30 AM, followed by a light cake fest Kiddush,

sponsored by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheiman in honor of Andrew’s birthday.

Eve of second day of Pesach,  Saturday April 23, Mincha- Arvit   7:30 PM

Wishing Andrew Sheiman many happy returns.

Shabbat Shalom, y Pesach Alegre.

RABBI’S PESACH MESSAGE

 

ONE MORE QUESTION

 

The entire Haggadah recited on Seder nights is basically a text engaging us to questions and answers.  This concept is derived from the Torah itself, “And it shall be when your son will ask you at some future time”, “What is this?” You shall say to him “With strong hand Hashem removed us from Egypt from the house of bondage”.  Ex. 13:14.

 

The genius of our Torah visualized Jewish families sitting around the Seder table on Pesach night.  Which would be a good way to engage in conversation?  By asking questions, just as the Ma Nishtana? Exemplifies, with the four sons, who knows One? And others.  And when we think that the Haggadah has covered all the bases, there remains one pertinent question that the Haggadah seems to ignore altogether, namely; “Who is Hashem that I should heed his voice to send out Israel?”  Exodus 5:2.  After all, this question posed by Pharaoh precipitated the freedom of Benei Yisrael from bondage, should it not merit some mention by the Haggadah?

 

The answer is, that the Haggadh is not concerned about that which Pharaoh was not prepared to do for Israel, rather, it centers on what Hashem willed to do for Am Yisrael.

 

Thus, the principal player of the Exodus saga is not Moshe or Pharaoh but Hashem Himself, as it is written; “And Hashem brought us out of Egypt, not through an angel, not through a seraph, (feiry angel) not through a messenger, but the Holy One, blessed is He, in His glory”.  Could we ask for more?

 

My family joins me in wishing you and yours, a Pesach Alegre, Kasher, Veod Sameach.

Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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Shabbat Metzora/ Shabbat Hagadol

Dear Beit Yosef family,

Shachrit services begin at 9:00 followed by a Kiddush lunch sponsored by Ben & Iris Cox in honor of their son Rafi’s
birthday.
With the advent of Pesach just a few days away we are asking for volunteers to help us prepare the kitchen for Pesach.
yes, you guessed it! “Spring cleaning”! Sunday April 17, 9:30 AM. please let me know of your availability upon reading this.
Wishing Rafi a happy tenth birthday and many happy returns.
Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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Shabbat Tazria/ Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Dear Beit Yosef family;

Shachrit services begin at 9:00, followed by a Kiddush lunch cosponsored By Judy Gerr in commemoration
of her mother’s meldado, and by Shulamit in honor of her mother’s Carol’s birthday.
Beit Yosef joins in extending our condolences to Aki Devora, and Shoshana Fleshler on the recent passing of their son and brother
Yefim Fleshler A”H.
Wishing Carol a happy birthday and many more.
Shabbat Shalom.

Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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Shabbat Shemini/Parah

Dear Beit Yosef family,

Shachrit services begin at 9:00 AM, followed by a special Kiddush sponsored by Beit Yosef members and
friends to honor a special person.
On Behalf of CBY I express our vote of gratitude to Rabbi Derfler for being at the helm during our recent absence.
Wishing you all a pleasant Shabbat.
Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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Shabbat Vayikra/Zachor

Dear Beit Yosef family,

Shabbat morning services start at 9:00 followed by a Kiddush lunch sponsored by Elizabeth $ Arthur Sheiman,
to honor their children, Marjorie’s and Andrew’s  scholastic achievements.
Final request to RSVP for our Purim dinner on Thursday March 24 5:00 PM.
Email rabbi Truzman with your reservations.
Shabbat Shalom.
Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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Shabbat Tetzaveh

Dear Beit Yosef family,

Shachrit services begin at 9:00 AM followed by a Kiddush lunch sponsored by Michael [the Persian as he defines himself],
Jesse and Michael Abrams.
To another order of things, In spite of all personal efforts made to insure our mail delivery at SW 4200 Vermont, we have to date failed to receive any mail. until such a time this issue is clarified to satisfaction, please send all synagogue mail to my attention;
Rabbi Shlomo Truzman, 6835 SW Capitol Hill Rd #34 Portland Oregon 97219.
You are also reminded that Congregation Beit Yosef Dedication will be  consecrated on Sunday, February 21st, at 11:00 AM.
Wishing you all Mazal Tov!
Shabbat Shalom.
Rabbi Shlomo Truzman

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