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Shabbat ends at 5:04
 
Torah
Tefilah Sign-up
Mercaz Covid Guidelines link & a note about masks
Wednesday night learning
Chanukah Zoom Lighting and Trivia
Chanukah Sufganiyot making with Leah Jaffee
Mercaz Onsies
Community Events

From Rabbi Avi -

In a general way, Jacob and Esav represent the (ultimately limited) dichotomy between the physical and the spiritual. The goal of our work in this world as Jews through Torah, tefillah, and mitzvot is to invest the spiritual into the physical especially in those places in ourselves that struggle with the desires of this world (the big three are usually money, sex, and power/honor). Humility comes from recognizing that even those things that seem to be our antagonists are tests or opportunities from Hashem. Jacob famously prepared for his confrontation with Esav through diplomacy (sending of the gifts), prayer, and preparing for conflict. While all three of these things are important, the Netivot Shalom points out that it was actually Jacob and his family's humility, represented by their bowing, which helped Esav, if only for a short time, to allow himself to truly love and welcome home his brother. May we be blessed with the great courage that it takes to be truly humble in this world


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Mercaz COVID Guidelines
We would like to thank everyone who has come to Mercaz tefilah for doing such a great job following our guidelines! 

One thing we would like to mention is the new research on different types of masks and their effectiveness. N95, KN95, and disposal/surgical masks are the most effective and are recommended. Regular cotton masks are effective as well. At this time, we would like to discourage wearing bandanas, neck gaiters, or masks with valves to Mercaz tefilah as they do not provide sufficient protection against transmission (the research around neck gaiters is conflicted, but we recommend erring on the side of caution for now). We will continue to provide disposal masks at Mercaz for those who need them. Thank you once again. 

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/36/eabd3083

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-face-masks-what-you-need-to-know
Wednesday night learning
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesdays
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82578116647
Meeting ID: 825 7811 6647
Chanukah with Mercaz
What - Mercaz Zoom Chanukiah Lighting, Songs, Trivia Game and Breakout rooms
When - December 12, 2020 from 5:20 pm - 7:30 pm
Where - Zoom and in all our homes!
Why - Let's share the light!
How - Zoom

Topic: Mercaz Chanukah Lighting and Trivia
Time: Dec 12, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting - 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86755665010

Meeting ID: 867 5566 5010
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kjYxpSdW
What: Join the Mercaz community on Zoom for sufganiyot making with caterer Leah Jaffee
When: December 13th at 5 pm, the 4th night of Chanukah.
Where
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87832816003
Why: Sufganiyot and learning from the best!
How: Prep your dough ahead of time and then benefit from Leah's frying and filling tips. Leah suggests rice bran oil for frying. Cash and Carry sells it by the gallon. Recipe below:

https://www.leahcookskosher.com/show_recipe.php?id_recipe=21



Topic: Leah Cooks Sufganiyot
Time: Dec 13, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87832816003
Meeting ID: 878 3281 6003
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+12532158782,,87832816003# US (Tacoma)
+16699006833,,87832816003# US (San Jose)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc2fgsDAd8
Mercaz Onsies's for Purchase
If your baby has outgrown their Mercaz onsie or if you would like to gift one to a grandchild, niece, or nephew or friend we have some available for purchase. 

They are $18 each and we have sizes 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months. Soft cotton with our beautiful, vivid logo.

Please contact rachel@mercazseattle.org if you would like to purchase one. 
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Seattle Jewish Federation Community Calendar
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