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Beit Hashofar welcomes you to visit the Lichtenstein Guest House. This facility is conveniently located steps away from the synagogue and offers the comforts of home as well as an informal study space. Our Guest House is an optimal base for seeing the Northwest region or just to stay overnight on Shabbat while residing in a kosher environment.
Saturday December 7th - Rabbi Dr. Michael Schiffman, Executive Director of Chevra
Please join us for the morning service and an afternoon seminar with Dr. Schiffman. Learn more about how we can make a difference in the lives of holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe, Ukraine, and Israel.
The Chevra Vision
The vision of Chevra USA is to take care of the needs of the people we help. We do this through two means: the Physical and the Spiritual. The Jewish prayer for healing asks for a "refuah haNefesh v'refuah HaGuf.." a healing of the soul and a healing of the body. We seek to care for the whole person, body and spirit. We do this through providing food to those in need without asking them to listen to a sermon or receive literature. When people are hungry, all they can think about is that they haven't eaten in several days. It would be unkind to push any message on them other than that we care for them. At the same time, we make available spiritual materials for those who are interested, and we seek to meet the spiritual needs of those who come to us. Yeshua said, "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." This is very much part of the vision of Chevra.
The work of Dr. Michael Schiffman is to provide spiritual nurture in all his travels; through teaching, prayer and spiritual ministry. He serves as the rabbi of the entire Chevra staff and ministers to them and counsels them as they conduct their difficult service in helping people. He also serves the needs of the people we help, visiting them, praying for them and listening to their heart wrenching stories.
by Rabbi Jason
'The kindnesses of the Lord I shall sing forever; to generation after generation I shall make known Your faithfulness, with my mouth. For I said, "Forever will it be built with kindness; as the heavens, with which You will establish Your faithfulness."' -- Psalms 89:2-3
The lessons of kindness coming from the scriptures are as boundless as the kindness Hashem used when He formed Creation. The midrash teaches us that the Torah begins with kindness (the clothing of Adam and Eve) and ends with kindness (the burial of Moses). It seems that chesed is a fundamental force of the universe.
by Rabbi Jason
G-d must be an engineer. Well, at least I try to tell myself this. We all look at Hashem through the lenses of our own experience. I like to build things, and have done so to varying degrees since I was a child. I know that one of the “hats” Hashem wears is that of Creator, Builder, and Thinker Upper of Stuff. The Torah is filled with stories and accountings of great detail. G-d is a G-d of order, we are all told. But you need only open up the first story to understand the order of creation and start to apply it to your own life.
by Rebbetzin Malkah
In parasha Ki Tavo, the process of giving and confessing the tithes is laid out for the Children of Israel. After completing the tithes, we are to confess or declare our deed of the tithes before Hashem. But then, after all of our submissive acknowledgement, we end on a final note of bold supplication for a blessing.