Annual Newsletter of the Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Geography Message from the Chair I am honored to have been selected as Chair of Geography this last Summer and I will do my best to carry out the duties of the office effectively and in the interest of the whole Department. The Chair is a curious post at Berkeley; the powers are minimal, but the expectations large. One has the responsibility to give direction to the Department as a body, but cannot give directives to anyone.
If you would like to receive an aliyah, please call the synagogue office ator kindly speak to one of the ushers when you enter the sanctuary, and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Those wishing to receive an aliyah on Shabbat morning are asked to arrive at services no later than 9: We look forward to your participation.
This is a fundamental insight of Judaism on the method of teaching the concept of gratitude. It is simply that every time we enjoy a gift of Gods wonderful world, we say a berakhah, a blessing and we offer thanksgiving. Thanksgiving does not come just one day of the year for the Jew; rather every day of the year is an occasion for thanksgiving.
It is an old Jewish tradition that a Jew recites one hundred berakhot, blessings every single day. This means that a hundred times a day we might find the opportunity for giving thanks to God for all the good things in life. Judaism teaches us not to take the world for granted, but rather to pause and be sensitive to all the wonderful opportunities we have as human beings to enrich, ennoble and beautify our lives.
It teaches us that a sensitive person, indeed a spiritual person, knows how to offer thanks. A writer on vacation was sitting with his family by the Gulf of Mexico, watching a beautiful sunset. The family sat in reverent silence as the rays of the large afternoon sun shone across the water.
After a while, the four year old daughter touched her fathers hand and whispered, Father, let us say thanks. That is the Jewish point of view. We need the ability to thank God for the blessings of each day, for each sunset, for each new month, for each new year, for each new joy.
And this after all, is the essence of religion to which all else is commentary. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Our matriarchs and patriarchs make many decisions which are sometimes right or wrong. They were imperfect people and we are as well. The Torah teaches us over thirty times to respect the stranger because we were once strangers in the land of Egypt.
We have different rituals than our neighbors but we do not force on anyone our behaviors or beliefs and we expect the same tolerance in return. Although we are overwhelmed with computers and electronic devices, do not lose sight of our past.
Our tradition offers a sense of stability in our lives. Lastly, continue studying and questioning. I am learning daily and struggle with personal and religious issues. Return to our texts and join our synagogue mishpacha for strength to continue.
Our family is very fortunate to be able to celebrate with so many loved ones. Consider inviting someone who is alone to share Thanksgiving with you. Collection bins are located in the lobby and in the synagogue office. Grocery gift cards are also accepted.
Do a mitzvah, and help those that are less fortunate. Now that the weather is starting to cool off a little, and the High Holidays are over, the CBI board, committees, and staff are busy preparing for the remaining calendar of events and services - including daily minyan, Shabbat and Holiday services, family programming and fundraising events and projects; and adult, youth, and childrens programming.
The GCS committee has been hard at work since last year. The Gelt Giveaway is back! Get together with a group of friends and purchase a drawing ticket, and help support CBI.
The Bloodmobile will be back on Sunday. If possible, give the Gift of Life! Also, if you know of someone who is ill or is going into the hospital, please call the synagogue office to let us know even if its you.
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