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Bat Yam Temple of the Islands

A Jewish congregation serving residents and guests

of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, and surrounding areas,

providing a place of worship in the Reform tradition and creating

a warm, caring, enriching, and welcoming Jewish community.

A Special Note fromRabbi Fuchs

Dear Congregants and Friends of Bat Yam,

A week from this coming Friday -- on November 4, 2022 -- we look forward to welcoming Shabbat together via Zoom. It will be Rabbi Schnitzer’s first official service as Cantor of our sacred community, and I hope as many if you as possible will be with us for this historic turning point in Bat Yam’s history.  The link will be sent out to the Congregation from the Bat Yam Temple of the Islands account.

This week Jews around the world read the story of Noah and The Flood. Is there any place in the world that feels more connected to that story than those of us with homes on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach?

At the very end of the portion, though, in Genesis Chapter 11, there is another story, the Story of the Tower of Babel. That story is the focus of the commentary I present to you in this message. I hope you find it meaningful!  

Vickie joins me in sending warm Shabbat greetings and virtual hugs from our temporary home in Tampa!


 

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