Moses gives a detailed account of every single expense that was spent on building the Temple. It is utterly boring. It teaches us a great lesson about our leaders. Leaders must give detailed accounts on how our money is spent. Great leadership includes transparency and accountability.
Blankets & Blessings are hard at work at The Temple! They create gifts for Rabbis to distribute to members in hospitals or facilities. It is one of the ways that we are repairing the world, tikkun olam.
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Moses gathers everyone, he has a very important announcement:
We must observe Shabbat and we must build a Temple.
Why is observing Shabbat connected to building a Temple?
Shabbat means to consecrate a “piece” of time and make it sacred (different and unique from all other moments in time), a Temple is taking a piece of land and making it sacred.
In both “places” the temple and Shabbat we reach for the Divine, we search for holiness in our lives. We need them both, and we can combine both experiences and try and make our lives and ourselves holy.
Name Ilana Kline
How long have you been a member of The Temple? Less than 1 year
Why did you decide to join The Temple? I have always been an active member of the Jewish community wherever I’ve lived, and when I moved to Louisville in August I wanted to find a synagogue that could serve as a new home for me. My sister, (Corey Buckman) is already a member of The Temple so it made sense to start my membership at a synagogue where I already had connections and someone to help me get acclimated.
What is your favorite holiday (it doesn’t have to be Jewish)? Purim!
What is your favorite Temple memory? Meeting one of my best friends when my family moved to Lexington in 6th grade.
What is your favorite Jewish food? Rugelach, Hamantaschen, or Latkes
What is the farthest you’ve traveled? Israel! I went in seventh grade and again on my Birthright trip in college.
What are some of your hobbies and interests? I bake, crochet, and read whenever I have free time
Do you have a favorite sport and/or sports team? Kentucky Wildcats!
Do you have a hidden talent? I can wiggle my ears!
Do you have any pets? Lola, a seven-year-old Bichon Poodle mix.
Have you lived anywhere besides Louisville? Lexington
What’s your favorite bible character and why? Miriam, for her strength, faith, and unshakeable conviction and belief that her people would go on to survive and prosper.
What is your favorite Louisville restaurant? I’m still trying to find one since I just moved here. I’ll take any suggestions or tips!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m still trying to figure it out! I’m a teacher for now, but who knows what could change.
Who would play the role of YOU in a Hollywood movie? Rachel Brosnahan
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