The Ark of God – Rabbi Neal Surasky March 9

Rabbi Neal goes over the contents of the Ark of God which resided first within the Tabernacle, and later within the Temple which had been built by King Solomon.

This week’s readings:

Vayachel-Pekudei (And he assembled – Accountings of)
Shabbat HaChodesh

Ex. 35:1-40:38, Num. 19:1-22
I Ki. 7:51-8:21, Ez. 36:16-38
Heb. 7:1-19

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It’s Not Parenthetical – Rabbi Neal Surasky March 2

Neal reminds us about the ongoing plight of the Jewish people and about God’s plan to bring them back to Him.

He speaks about Paul’s deep driving desire to see his people saved in Romans.


כִּי תִשָּׂא Ki Tisa / Shabbat Parah
Exodus 30:11-34:35; Numbers 19:1-22
1 Kings 18:1-39; Ezekiel 36:16-38
2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Hebrews 7:1-19

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A Purim Contribution – Rabbi Neal Surasky February 23

Neal talks about the “Sabbath of Rememberance” and how we are called to remember Amalek and their twisted relationship with God’s people, Israel.

He also exhorts us to think of the contribution we are making to the World. Are we willing to give something back to the Lord? Even if it means that we might suffer for it.

Lots of readings in today’s message:

תְּצַוֶּה Tetzaveh / Shabbat Zachor

Exodus 27:20-30:10; Deuteronomy 25:17-19
Ezekiel 43:10-27; 1 Samuel 15:1-34
Hebrews 13:10-16; 9:11-28


Exodus 30:1-10
Ezekiel 43:18-27
Hebrews 13:10-16

פּוּרִים Purim
Exodus 17:8-16
Esther 1:1-10:3
Hebrews 11:1-40

Additional Readings in the Message:
Exodus 17:8-16
Genesis 36:12
Deuteronomy 25:17-19
1 Sam 15:1-9
1 Sam 15:33
Esther 3:1

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Solomon’s Freedom – Rabbi Neal Surasky February 16

Neal talks about how God had a much more liberal relationship with Solomon than with Moses and how He has the same relationship with us by giving us freedom which had not been afforded to those who lived before Messiah.

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Scripture Reading For This Week:

תְּרוּמָה Terumah

Exodus 25:1-27:19
1 Kings 5:26-6:13
2 Corinthians 9:1-15

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See God and Live – Rabbi Neal Surasky February 9

Neal speaks about the sight of the Lord and how his sometimes terrifying countenance is wrapped around a loving God.

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Readings For This Week:

מִּשְׁפָּטִים Mishpatim / Shabbat Shekalim

Exodus 21:1-24:18; 30:11-16
Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26; 2 Kings 11:17-12:17
Matthew 17:1-11; Hebrews 8:1-12

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Evangelism Discussion – Rabbi Neal Surasky January 19

Rabbi Neal shares statistics and stories about evangelism and motivates us to allow God to use us for Evangelism.

This was a discussion and we hear from several members of the congregation as well.

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Readings for the day:
בֹּא Parshat Bo
Exodus 10:1-13:16
Jeremiah 46:13-28
Romans 9:14-29

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