Coming up this Shabbat at Ben David

May 25 - Message by Doug Friedman:sermon

Title:

“Here Comes the Judge"

Paul’s “2nd” letter to the Corinthians is filled with arguments calling for changed behavior on the part of the Corinthian Congregation. Now, in the final chapter, Paul switches from arguments to warnings. But his summation reveals something else entirely. Come and hear the heart of a true Apostle!

Simchat Torah

October 19 - Simchat Torahtorah
The Joy of the Torah - Morning Service
Concluding the annual Torah reading and beginning anew.
Join us celebrating God's word.

Rosh HaShanah

Saturday, September 28 - Rosh HaShanah Messianic Service at 10:30am.

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Rosh HaShanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, is called in the Bible the Feast of Trumpets, or, in Hebrew, Zicharon Teruah, the Day of Memorial of Blowing.
Rosh HaShanah (literally, Head of the Year) occurs on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei.
Please join us for the morning service on Saturday, September 28, at 10:30am and celebrate this Biblical Holy Day and its Messianic significance.


Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9 - Yom Kippur Messianic Service at 10:30am:

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Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, occurs on the tenth of Tishrei, it is to be a "Shabbat of solemn rest."
Please join us for the morning service on Wednesday, October 9, for this Messianic Service at 10:30am.


Sukkot

Saturday, October 12 - Sukkot Service at 10:30am:

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Join us for a Sukkot celebration.
- Morning Service followed by Oneg in the Sukkah.


Shabbat Zachor, the Shabbat of Remembrance

On the Shabbat before Purim, Jews throughout the world will turn their attention to two special readings in Deuteronomy and Samuel, describing how the ancient nation of Amalek attacked our ancestors in the desert. These readings come before Purim because Haman was the descendent of Agag, King of Amalek.

Deuteronomy 25:17-19: “Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you came out of Egypt. How he met you by the way, and struck at your rear, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God. Therefore it shall be, when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around, in the land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance to possess, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it.”

Not only was the attack unprovoked, but it came at a time when the people were faint and weary. Shabbat Zachor - the Sabbath of Remembrance - is so named because we are commanded to remember the heinous deeds committed by Amalek. Our memories as victims of violence and persecution are a two-edged sword, though. We sometimes find that many of our people have accumulated emotions of hate and vengeance against whoever belongs to a nation or group which has hurt us. We sometimes hear expressions of anger, following murderous attacks. Feelings of rage and the desire for revenge are natural and understandable in moments of crisis, and one cannot be judged in his or her moment of anguish.

But it seems that this mitzvah has a different meaning, because the Torah does not “command” us to feel that which is naturally felt. The Torah does not enjoin us to love our children, for example, we do that naturally. On the other hand, it does charge us to “love the stranger.” With this commandment to remember the deeds of Amalek, Torah seems to command us to make every effort not to be contaminated by the actions like those of Amalek and the tendency to respond to violence with violence and stain our souls and minds with violence.

Our God asked to “love your neighbor as yourself” and “love your enemies” but our mind, clouded by our sinful nature, cannot comprehend the full magnitude of this commandment, thus, at least we have to remember not to be like Amalek and darken our souls by hate. Justice is enough.

Hanukkah Celebration

December 28 - Hanukkah Celebration at 4:00pmhanukkah
Come, celebrate Hanukkah with us.
- Menorah Lighhting
- Dancing
- Children’s Activities
- Dreidel Playing
- Traditional Foods
- Latkes & Sufganiyot

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no morning service.

Coming up at Ben David - Purim

March 3 - Purim Celebration:



Join us for a fun filled Purim Celebration: costumes, parade, children's program, joyful music, insightful sermon, and an Oneg with delicious hamantaschen. Purim is the last event of the biblical calendar and symbolizes the ultimate victory over evil.

Hamantaschen Baking Contest:

Bring two dozen of your homemade hamantaschen before the service to enter the contest. Prizes will be awarded at the Oneg.

Coming up at Ben David - April 14 - Yom HaShoah

With guest speaker Rochelle Dreeben author of "One Dark Night"
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In response to federal, state, and local directives, Ben David will unfortunately, have to temporarily suspend our Shabbat services for at least the next four weeks in April.


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Coronavirus update

– Thursday, March 19, 2020

From Belinda Bernard, Prayer Team Leader,

Blessings, everyone,

With the COVID-19 going around, I thought that I would put out a list of healthy precautions to follow that are recommended by the Department of Public Health. There is no need to panic. Remember Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your GOD is with you wherever you go."

  • 1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; throw the tissue away immediately after you use it.
  • 2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • 3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, as well.
  • 4. Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. While it may seem simple, germs often spread this way.
  • 5. At the workplace, wash your hands frequently and practice caution when coming into contact with commonly touched surfaces like door handles, handrails, and elevator buttons.
  • 6. Ensure regular cleaning and disinfecting of common areas, especially frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, and counter-tops.
  • 7. Keep your distance when speaking to others.

If you are feeling sick, contact your doctor immediately and follow their recommendations.

Shalom,
Belinda and the Prayer Team


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We offer Shabbat School classes for children from Preschool through High School as well as Toddler Care for ages 12-36 months.
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At least what we can do for the victims is to remember them every year at our Yom HaShoah Memorial Service.

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We believe that the Tanakh is an accurate and reliable record of the origins of all life and of God’s on-going involvement with His creation; also, that the Brit Hadashah is an account pertaining to Yeshua and His disciples representing the final revelation to man.

Weekly Torah Reading:

For Shabbat: April 4, 2020 / Aviv 10, 5780

Shabbat HaGadol - The Great Shabbat

— Parashah Tzav — “Command”

Torah: (VaYikra) Leviticus 6:1 — 8:36
Haftarah Shabbat HaGadol: Malachi 3:4-24

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Peter knows that his life will soon end, and so his letter includes some of THEE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS he wants his audience of Jewish believers scattered through the wilds of what we know today to be northern Turkey to remember. Among those things is the promise of a type of heavenly reward – “A Grand Entrance into the Eternal Kingdom” – that will await those who endeavor to live righteously. The Lord’s promise is still applicable to all believers today!


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