Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation    

Beth Ha-Tefilah Headquarters Synagogue

Rabbi Zechariah HaLewi ibn Abraham A"H Track 8 Yimloch Adonai  (Ahavas Sholom)

Track 8
(Unknown album (11/1/2016 3:29:05 PM))

YHWH has not only granted us another year,

but another Parashat as well. 

"The Great Order of the World"

Creation Narrative

Genesis (Bereshit) 1:1
Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz.

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. 

  God created the universe out of nothing (creatio ex nihilo)

Bereshit a book of beginnings:

the beginning of the world;

the beginning of the human culture;

the beginning of the Children of Israel 

whose story occupies most of 

Bereshit and will dominate the rest of the Torah.

Parashat Vayechi / פרשת ויחי

Torah Portion: Genesis "Bereshit" 47:28 - 50:26   

Parashat Vayechi    ‬ — Hebrew for (And He Lived)  Summary:

  • Jacob blesses his grandchildren Ephraim and Manasseh. (48:1-20)

  • Jacob's twelve sons gather around his deathbed, and each receives an evaluation and a prediction of his future. (49:1-33)

  • Joseph mourns his father's death and has Jacob embalmed. Jacob is buried in Hebron in the cave of the field of the Machpelah in the land of Canaan. (50:1-14)

  • Joseph assures his concerned brothers that he has forgiven them and promises to care for them and their families. (50:15-21)

  • Just before he dies, Joseph tells his brothers that God will return them to the Land that God promised to the patriarchs. The Children of Israel promise Joseph that they will take his bones with them when they leave Egypt. (50:22-26)


Moving Towards 100 Years

A Great Season of Return

Our Centennial Celebration

is a step directly into the Future...



What does it mean to be a Chosen People?

A 501(c)(3) religious non-profit synagogue with deep historical legacy, we consider ourselves as descendants of the Promised Land’s Israelites. Practicing a rich culture of Hebrew synagogue customs, we always greet each other with “Shalom,” we are Kosher, observe Israelite holy days and laws, speak Hebrew, and wear traditional prayer shawls during our prayer services.

Our Service Areas:

  • Bayonne, NJ
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Elizabeth, NJ

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