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Family Corner: Parshat Vayakhel

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha (Vayakhel) we encounter themes of Shabbat, Tzedakah (Charity), being artistic, following instructions. Parsha Summary Moses teaches the rules of Shabbat. (35:1-3) Moses asks the Israelites for a donation of gifts and those who are skilled help build the Mishkan under the ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Mishpatim

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha (Mishpatim) we encounter themes of Mount Sinai, accepting the Torah, 3 Pilgrimage Festivals (Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot), Kashrut (not mixing meat and dairy), being kind to others. Parsha Summary Interpersonal laws ranging from the treatment of slaves to the exhibition of kindness ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Yitro

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha (Yitro) we encounter themes of the Ten Commandments, Shabbat, honoring parents and honesty. Parsha Summary Yitro brings his daughter Zipporah and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, to his son-in-law Moses. (18:1-12) Moses follows Yitro's advice and appoints judges to help him ...
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Family Corner: Parshat B'shalach

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of song, freedom, miracles and impatience. Parsha Summary The Children of Israel escape across the Sea of Reeds from Pharaoh and his army, who drown when God drives back the sea. (13:17-14:31) Moses and the Israelites sing a song praising Adonai. (15:1-21) In ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Bo

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of plagues, keeping promises, darkness, Rosh Chodesh, time, Passover and Tefillin. Parsha Summary God sends the plagues of locusts and darkness upon Egypt and forewarns Moses about the final plague, the death of every Egyptian firstborn. Pharaoh still does not ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Va'eira

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of listening, plagues, overcoming setbacks, freedom and prayer. Parsha Summary Despite God's message that they will be redeemed from slavery, the Israelites' spirits remain crushed. God instructs Moses and Aaron to deliver the Israelites from the land of Egypt. ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Shmot

Monday, December 20, 2021
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of helping the less fortunate, standing up to tyranny, overcoming challenges, Jewish Pride, Standing up to bullies Parsha Summary The new king of Egypt makes slaves of the Hebrews and orders their male children to be drowned in the Nile River. (1:1-22) A ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Vayechi

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of faith, taking responsibility, reconciliation (making up), respect for the dead, blessing people. Parsha Summary Jacob blesses his grandchildren Ephraim and Manasseh. (48:1-20) Jacob's twelve sons gather around his deathbed, and each receives an evaluation and ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Vayigash

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of keeping your word, prayer when concern arises, unity (community), people can change, and always being open to learning. Parsha Summary Judah pleads with Joseph to free Benjamin and offers himself as a replacement. (44:18-34) Joseph reveals himself to his ...
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Family Corner: Parshat Mikeitz

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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Family Corner is a space to offer interactive and thoughtful ideas for family engagement with the Parshat Hashavua (weekly Torah reading). This week in the Parsha we encounter themes of remorse, dreams, crediting God with our good fortune, taking action to help ourselves. Parsha Summary Joseph interprets Pharaoh's two dreams and predicts seven years of prosperity followed by seven years of famine. (41:1-32) Pharaoh places Joseph in charge ...
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