Parashat B’haalot’cha and Fred’s Obit

Tonight @ 7PM! Shabbat Morning Services are this Saturday, June 22 at 9 AM, Torah service at 9:45, story time with Shereen and a delicious lunch at around 12 noon. We hope to see you and your family. Cantor Ben-Moshe’s Weekly Message. This week we read Parshat B’haalot’cha, which begins with a description of the menorah, the seven-branches candelabrum in the Mishkan and later in the Temple. This paragraph actually ends the Torah reading for the last day of Hanukkah-and the haftarah, which also speaks of the menorah, is the haftarah for Shabbat Hanukkah. At the very beginning of summer, when the heat has been oppressive, it is odd to think of Hanukkah and midwinter. It’s a good reminder of the cycle of the Jewish year. There is a certain balance to the Jewish year. Pesah and Sukkoth are separated by six months-six months from spring planting to fall harvest, from the ancient New Year to Rosh Hashanah. Here too we see almost six months from the summer solstice this Friday to the celebration of the Festival of Lights near the winter solstice. While we experience one, we think of the other. Everything is linked, everything in balance Shabbat Shalom. Hazzan Yitzhak Ben-Moshe Shabbat candle lighting at 8:18 p.m.📷
Dear Congregants, as promised, here is the obituary for our sweet and precious friend Fred Miller of blessed memory. Fred G. Miller died peacefully on June 17th, 2019 in Austin, TX at the age of 92. Fred was a WWII Veteran of the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marion of 65 years. He is survived by his four sons Marc and Lori of Austin, Keith and Robin of Round Rock, Stephen and Lynn of Austin and Robert of Austin, as well as 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many other loving relatives across the country. Fred was born in Boston, MA on August 9th, 1926. He was laid to rest at Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery on June 19th, 2019 with family and friends present. Shiva will be held at the home of Bob Miller on 6/19/19 Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday beginning at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to: Congregation Beth El 8902 Mesa Drive Austin, Texas 78759