Torah Study

Torah Study
9:30 am • Saturday, Nov 17th, 2018
Vayetzei / ויצא פרשת
Genesis 28:10 – 32:3

On his way to his uncle Laban’s, Jacob dreams of a ladder that stretches up from earth to heaven. There are angels of God ascending and descending the ladder. Jacob lives at his uncle Laban’s home for several years, marrying Laban’s daughters, Leah and Rachel, and building a large family.

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The Torah Study Group meets for approximately 90 minutes every Saturday beginning at 9:30 at the Havurah building on the Westside Hwy.  Before meeting together, group members may independently read or listen to each week’s portion, but it is not required.  The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) provides a free online audio version of the weekly reading, along with a pdf download of the printed text, so you can read along as you listen.

Discussion is informal and respectful of our tradition. The portion is usually discussed in the context of contemporary, historical, spiritual, political and cultural themes; how it informs religious practice and Jewish values; and how the Torah relates to our lives today.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Interested individuals can join in the reading/discussion at any point of the year.   There is no reservation or RSVP required – simply show up!

The Torah study group bid farewell in the summer of 2016 to Dan Asher, who moved off Vashon Island. Dan guided the discussion for many years with wit and wisdom. We will miss him.

You can also read any week’s Torah portion by clicking the appropriate link below.   If you are unsure which Torah section will be read any week, consult the entire Torah reading cycle calendar here.