Dear Congregation and friends,
My greeting to all of you on a positive note in midsummer following the dark weekend last Shabbat of Tisha B’Av and sadly intensified by the Tisha B’Av war. Our enemies chose to attack us once again when they think we are vulnerable but they are very mistaken as we saw the swift and powerful response of the IDF. This week is a week of consolation, not only for the Jewish people but hopefully for all to instill a sense of optimism for our Country and trust in the future and in G-d’s unwavering protection of freedom fighters, justice and truth here and everywhere.
This Shabbat, named the “Shabbat of Consolation”, the first of 7 Shabbatot leading to Rosh Hashana let us refresh, and breath deeply in anticipation of good things to unfold as we approach and prepare for the New Year!
Blessings to all of you..
Rabbi Stephen Texon and Rebbitzen Nancy.
Join us for 2022 / 5783 High Holiday Services at the Cuban Hebrew Congregation.
We will be hosting in-person services. Get ahead of the rush and get your tickets.
MEMBERS: Adult $150.00 / Young Adult $136.00 / Student $100.00
NON-MEMBERS: Adult $200.00 / Young Adult $154.00 / Student $118.00
All ticket holders must show a photo ID. Mask Optional.
Call 305-534-7213 or e mail Contact@cubanhebrew.com. Check our High Holiday schedule for times and locations.
Saturday, September 17 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, September 25 - Erev Rosh Hashana
Monday, September 26
Rosh Hashana 1st Day. 9:30 AM
Tashlich following services.
Tuesday, September 27
Rosh Hashana 2nd Day. 9:30 AM
Saturday, October 1
Shabbat Service 10:00 AM
Sunday, October 2
Mt. Sinai Cemetery 9:00 AM on Time
Lakeside Memorial 10:15 AM
Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 PM SHARP!
Wednesday, October 5
Yom Kippur Service 9:30 am
Mincha 5:00 PM
Ne’ilah 6:30 PM
Shofar & Havdalah 7:45 PM
Breaking Fast Buffet Dinner
Cost $36.00 RSVP 305-534-7213
Sunday, October 9 - Erev Sukkot
Monday, October 10 - Sukkot 1st Day. 9:00 AM
Tuesday, October 11 - Sukkot 2nd Day. 9:00 AM
Saturday, October 15 - Shabbat Chol Hamoed. 10:00 AM
Monday, October 17 at 10:00 AM
Erev Simchat Torah - Monday, October 17 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, October 18 - Simchat Torah services.
Dear Congregation and Friends,
I had the pleasure and duty to attend a very powerful Interfaith Rally against Anti-Semitism held at the Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach this evening June 3rd. This rally was sponsored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation with more than 65 participating organizations and Synagogues coming together as a unified community against fear, hatred, violence, racism and particularly Anti-Semitism. Several elected Miami Dade officials spoke brilliantly especially our own Mayor of Miami Beach Dan Gelber, who took the time to discuss privately the current political situation in Israel with me. The new Israeli Consul to Miami also spoke very well to a crowd of well over 2,000.
Am Yisrael Chai!!
Rabbi Stephen Texon
Dear Congregational Family and Friends,
Yesterday 5/26/21, our Executive Director, Becky Cohen and I on invitation, had the great pleasure to meet with Congresswoman Maria E. Salazar and staff. A large gathering of other local Rabbis were present together with many representatives of Jewish partner organizations which took part in a very productive and passionate discussion on the urgency of joining forces and uniting in strong support of Israel, combatting antisemitism and racial division. It was extremely gratifying to hear Congresswoman Salazar’s rock solid support of Israel and Judaism expressing that we are “the chosen people” and what that means. She asked for a timeline of all the recent antisemitic acts in this country and around the world since the start of the Gaza War that she plans to present before the Congress. It was truly energizing to be present and to feel the solidarity and determination of all!!
… and the Journey Continues
As April, begins, we are concluding our most transformative time of Passover. We celebrate breaking out of the narrow confines of slavery to experience the journey of the wilderness. The seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot, which commemorates the receiving of the Ten Commandments, are meant to remind us of a spiritual journey that leads to commitment, promise and special relationship with God. The journey includes many challenges, and the destination – The Promise Land – provide even more challenges. Our journeys continually offers us way to grow in our knowledge, our spiritual well-being, and our commitment to making the world a better place, day by day.
The modern calendar is trying to remind us that we still have a long way to travel. We continue to remember the harsh times when enemies, Ancient Egypt, the Crusaders or Nazi Germany, seek to destroy us. And we continue to celebrate our persistent resilience, maintaining strength despite the challenges. We stand to remember; we stand to celebrate; and we continue our journey to preserve our identity. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t supposed to be. It requires dedication, commitment and learning. Survival demands us to fulfill traditions and create new ones and make our time enjoyable and stimulating. With every hurdle we jump over, a new challenge can get in our way. The challenges make life exciting, and our ability to preserve energizes us to re-creating new ways to be touched by deep meanings.
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