K4A News
Emor, 13 Iyar 5781
April 25, 2021

Our thoughts are very powerful, in fact prayer and meditation are really just focused thoughts. Sometimes we may be distracted during those times of connection by other invading thoughts. One reason to understand and study what we are praying is so that we can put all of our thoughts into the specific prayer we are reciting. This month of Iyar is about healing our thoughts. Prayer and meditation are two good tools that can help us do that. If we learn to focus during those times, then it will be easier for us to do so in the other areas of our lives. One of my favorite sayings is by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, "You are wherever your thoughts are. Make sure your thoughts are where you want to be." Are our thoughts where we want to be? Think about this quote this week and take time in this new month to make sure they are.

Shavua tov,

Sefirat HaOmer - Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 9:00 PM EDT
Sefirat HaOmer - Monday, April 26, 2021 - 9:00 PM EDT
Derech Hashem Study & Sefirat HaOmer - Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 8:30 PM EDT
72 Names & Sefirat HaOmer - Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 8:30 PM EDT
Lag BaOmer Service - Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
Kabbalat Shabbat, Torah & Sefirat HaOmer - Friday, April 30, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
Minchah For Shabbat, Motzaei Shabbat, Havdalah & Sefirat HaOmer - Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 6:30 PM EDT

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Emor - May 1, 2021
Torah Portion:
Vayikra (Leviticus) 21:1-24:23

Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 44:15-31
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this week's Torah/Haftarah portions.
Zohar Portion
We study the Zohar alongside the Torah.  The reading for the week can be found under the same name as the weekly Torah portion.  Please note that sometimes there is not a corresponding section to the weekly Torah Parasha.
Some Links to Online Zohars:
Yeshshem Zohar Recordings

Join Us For Lag BaOmer
We will have a special Arvit service for Lag BaOmer on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT followed by the reading of the Ha Idra Zutra from the Zohar. Go to our EVENTS page to join us.

Friday Night Services
Beginning this Friday, April 30, 2021 our Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 8:00 PM EDT. This will be our regular time during the summer months for Friday nights. We will consider keeping it at this time all year if everyone likes it better than the 7:30 PM time.

Sefirat HaOmer
We begin the Counting of The Omer on the 2nd night of Pesach, March 28, 2021. Each night at 9:00 PM EDT we invite you to join our community for the Counting of the Omer and a meditation from the 2nd night of Pesach until Shavuot. For nights that there is already a scheduled event, the Counting of the Omer will be at the end of that event. Click Here to download our Seder Sefirat HaOmer.

NEWLY REVISED - Tikun HaNefesh
We have just revised the Tikun HaNefesh with the advanced version. This is also known as the Merkavah Meditation. Click Here to download it.

Jewish Holidays 5781 & 5782
We have just published an easy to follow table of all the Jewish holidays for the years 5781 & 5782. Click Here to get the Jewish Holiday Calendar.

Judaic Studies Course
The focus of this class will be Judaic Studies according to the Sephardic & Kabbalistic traditions. It is an ideal class for conversion to Judaism or simply to refresh information previously learned and also to connect with other members of our congregation. There is no tuition fee for this class, but each student is encouraged to donate what they can to Kabbalah4All. We will be broadcasting the class to YouTube and Facebook. Only Zoom audio will be heard in the broadcast, we will not be broadcasting the Zoom screen. if you would like to attend via Zoom.
Shir HaShirim - New Chapter Each Week y en Español
We have begun our transliteration and translation of Shir HaShirim in both English and Spanish. We will be adding a new chapter each week until it is complete. Go to the Shabbat Siddur portion of our Kabbalah4All Siddur to download it.
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Weekly Derech Hashem Study
Derech HaShem (The "Way of the Name") is a philosophical text written in the 1730s by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. It is considered one of the quintessential handbooks of Jewish thought. The text covers a vast gamut of philosophical topics in the vast spectrum of classical Judaism's outlook on the world. These topics include: The purpose of creation, the Creator, human responsibility, the spiritual realms, providence, Israel and the nations, astrology, the human soul, theurgy, prophecy, the study of Torah, prayer, and the function of mitzvah observance. We will hold this class on Tuesdays at 8:30 PM EDT. See our Calendar for more information.

Your Hebrew Name
At the end of the Amidah, we whisper a verse from Scripture which is associated with our Hebrew name. Would you like to know your Hebrew name and the verse from the Tanach which is associated with your name? Or would you like us to help you choose a Hebrew name and even have a certificate with your Hebrew name and verse? Simply for more information.


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