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In this newsletter:
Shabbat info
Dvrai Torah
Meet the Member
Community Announcements
Shacharit this week, Parashat Vayera, at 9:30 am followed by a full kiddush sponsored by Isaac Cohen in honor of his birthday. Happy Birthday, Isaac! 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on Vayera: Negative Capability
Rabbi Dov Linzer on Vayera: Seeing (as) God
Thursday night learning: Torah, Tea and Cookies
at Mercaz from 9 to 10:30. 
Meet the Mercaz Member
A new newsletter feature about our community members.
Featuring David and Sarah Barak

Sarah and David grew up in: Memphis, TN  (Sarah) and the DC suburbs with a couple of years in Lebanon and Utah (David). 

Favorite recent date night: Going to see Iron maiden (that band has been together since 1976!) at the Tacoma Dome.

What they're up to these days: Sarah is pursuing a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. They are also going to see lots of indy wrestling in Seattle and live hard rock and heavy metal shows. David is enjoying playing Dungeons and Dragons. 

Their winter bucket list: Getting some sun, starting with an upcoming trip to Las Vegas

More fun facts: David and Sarah have been in a reality TV show, Sarah sold a story to TMZ and David published three CD's.

What excites them about Mercaz and the neighborhood: The welcoming atmosphere and friendly diverse Jewish community.
We will be having our Annual Parlor Meeting in the next month or so.
Stay tuned!
If you have yet to become an official member of Mercaz, you can do so below. Membership, at any level, is a great way to support our shul and young community. Membership ensures that the shul we are growing will continue operating and increasing in scope.
Community Anouncments
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