February 2013

February 1, 2013
Sh'vat 21, 5773
Friday Candlelighting: 5:06 PM
Parashat Yitro


NEW METIVTA WEBSITE

We are pleased to announce that our website has recently undergone a full redesign! Our hope is that this new site will become a resource for our community to stay abreast of upcoming events, and for those new to Metivta to learn more about who we are and what we do. Please visit metivta.org to explore the new site for yourself.


VIDEO OF MAGGID PAUL WOLFF'S YOM KIPPUR DRASH, "THE RIVER OF LIFE"

For those who celebrated the High Holidays with us this past year, the drashes of Maggid Paul Wolff were a highlight of the services. We are pleased to share the video of the Yom Kippur drash, titled the "The River of Life." 


RABBI JONATHAN OMER-MAN BOOK PROJECT

Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, founder of Metivta, has posted his latest musing, titled "Betrothed, Again," onto his Perpetual Pilgrim blog. To be certain to receive notification of each new posting (about once every three weeks), you can subscribe on the top right of the home page of the website.

Contribute now to the Jonathan Omer-Man Book Project

To receive Reb Jonathan's latest teachings, visit Perpetual Pilgrim.

Be sure to add jonathan@omer-man.com to your "no spam" list to be notified of future updates to Rabbi Omer-Man's blog.


COMMUNITY NEWS

RABBI OMER-MAN OFFERING FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man will be teaching a four-week class, "Religious Verse of Many Nations," beginning Tuesday February 5, at 7:00 PM at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, California, 94702. Preregistration is necessary, as the number of participants will be limited. Call (510) 549-9447 or email office@netivotshalom.org for more information.

JEWISH HEALING CENTER OF LA: BIKKUR HOLIM TRAINING
Rabbi Carla Howard invites you to a two-part volunteer training workshop in the art of Bikkur Holim (visiting the sick). February 4th and 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Amy Schancupp at amy@jhcla.org or (310) 277-1550.

TORAH TREK 2013
Join Rabbis Shefa Gold and Mike Comins in sacred chant and Jewish Spirituality activities in the redwood forest of Hendy Woods State Park. April 25-May 1, 2013. Visit torahtrek.org for more info.