The New Shul


This week’s parashah, B’hukotai, begins with the words, “If you will walk in my commandments...”, and then lists the blessings that God promises us. Rabbi Shlomo Carlbach pointed out that, just as there are mitzvot that require our mind, our heart, and our hands, there are also mitzvot that require our feet, mitzvot that we can fulfill only by walking in God’s commandments. To be present for each other in times of joy or sadness, to be part of a community of learning and prayer, we have to be willing to get up and walk, to go where we are needed. Sometimes the most important thing that is asked of us is just to get ourselves to where we physically need to be — nothing more and nothing less.

May those words remind us of the importance of using our feet to serve God, and to support one another.

  • Shabbat services at The New Shul are on Friday evenings from 6 to 7 pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon. The kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the shul.
  • Children’s services this Shabbat are: Munchkin Minyan for ages 2-4, 11 to 11:30 am, and Beyond Bim Bom for grades K-3, 11 to 11:30 am.
  • Minyanim during the week are on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, and on Wednesday mornings at 7 am.
  • Shavuot begins on Tuesday night June 7. Join us for our all-night Tikkun Leil Shavuot beginning at 9 pm, on The Character of Moses, Seen Through Many Lenses. We will end with morning prayers outdoors at sunrise on Wednesday June 8.