What's New at Neveh Shalom
SENIOR RABBI SEARCH UPDATE
The Rabbinic Search Committee is very interested in receiving your feedback on the rabbinic candidates who visit Neveh Shalom.
Our members' feedback was an important piece in shaping what we are looking for in a new rabbi. Now, your feedback on each candidate's visit will help our committee gauge how well each might fit as our new spiritual leader.
please click on the link below to provide your reactions and reflections on Rabbi Neil Tow.
RABBI ISAAK CELEBRATION - SAVE THE DATE
$2,000 could be available for your child to attend Foundation School this fall. For those who qualify, Right Start will provide funding to help you ensure your child has the right start on developing a life rooted in Jewish values and traditions. More information here!
Right Start is proudly brought to you by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Matching funding provided by the National Jewish Right Start Program, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.
Parshat haShavua: Tzav Leviticus 6:1-8:36/ Shabbat haGadol
The Shabbat immediately prior to the beginning of Passover is known as Shabbat haGadol, grammatically mistranslated as the Great Shabbat. Its primary referral is to the penultimate line in the special Haftarah from the prophet Malachi who predicts the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord, a reference to the coming of the Messiah. In Jewish tradition it was thought that the messiah would arrive on or around Passover since the original redemption form Egypt came at this time. It is the reason we anticipate the coming of Elijah who is to announce the coming of the messiah at the seder meal. (It is also no coincidence that Easter falls at this time.)