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Shabbat Service and Torah Discussion — Parasha Vayakhel /Shekalim

  • The Chatham Synagogue 1536 County Route 28 Chatham Center, NY 12184 United States (map)

In the Torah portion Vayakhel, G-d commands the Israelites not to do any work in the sanctuary on Shabbat. The Israelites gather gifts for G-d. Moses says that Ohaliab and Bezalel should take the gifts of the Israelites and build G-d’s Sanctuary. In Pekudei, Aaron and the priests are given their clothing for work in the Sanctuary. This marks the completion of the Tabernacle construction. Moses anoints Aaron and his sons to make their priestly positions official. A cloud descends upon the Tent of Meeting, and G-od’s presence fills the Tabernacle.

Shabbat service begins at 9:30 am.
Torah discussion begins at approximately 10:30 am.

Shabbat services typically end around noon with a kiddush.