From Reb Sally Shore Wittenberg

Dear Kerhonkson Synagogue Community and Friends,


I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the change of season, maybe noticing the incremental (some days) and sudden (other days) movement from green to yellow, orange and red.


The new year 5782 is well under way, our Torah has been rolled back to its beginning, the book of Bereishit/Genesis. This Shabbat we will be reading the third parasha,  Lech Lecha.


A brief summary:

On G-d’s command to “go forth”, "lech lecha",  our Ancestors Avram and Sarai leave their homes and travel to Canaan. Due to a famine in the land they temporarily relocate to Egypt, where Pharaoh unsuccessfully attempts to add Sarai to his harem. They return to Canaan with great wealth and Abram parts with his nephew Lot. Abram defeats the armies of the four kings who had taken his nephew Lot hostage. G‑d seals a pact with Avram, promising the lands of Canaan to his descendants. Childless, Sarai gives Hagar (her maidservant)  to Avram and she gives birth to Ishmael. G‑d changes Abram's name to Abraham, and Sarai becomes Sarah. Abraham is circumcised at the age of 99.


Please join us on Shabbat; in person at the Synagogue (proof of vaccination and masks required) or by Zoom (