Calle de las Moras #47, Col. Allende
(415) 185-9191

Vol. 7, No. 33
August 16, 2018

August 23rd: Rhythm and Blues: An Evening of Fabulous Jewish Music, at the Bellas Artes, featuring Mazal, the Jorge Retana Jazz ensemble; and Klezgoulash, featuring klezmer, Balkan and Sefardic Music.
Reserved seating encouraged

        Members: 250p (with a gratis glass of wine or other beverage)


        Non-Members: 300p
        Everyone at the door: 350p

Reserve your seats now and save!!

September 7th: First Friday Sing-a-long with music by Jordan Saturen, beginning at 6pm

September 9th: Erev Rosh Hashana Services from 6-7pm, a "Three Rs Service" (Reform,
Reconstructionist, Renewal) led by Judith Jenya with music by Jordan Saturen, at the JC3

September 9th: Rosh Hashana dinner at the Hotel Monte Verde with cocktail hour (cash bar) beginning at 7:30 and 4-course dinner featuring choice of fish, chicken, beef or vegan, and complementary glass of wine. There will also be live klezmer/sefardic music.  


Be prepared: pre-paid reservations will be mandatory for the dinner. We can only accommodate 70 people, so make your paid reservation early.

       Members: $400p,
       Non-members: $500p,
       Children 3-12 half-price

Saturday, August 18th at 9 am
Kehilla Shalom San Miguel de Allende
Presents your Shabbat Shacharit 

Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9

Moses instructs the people of Israel to appoint judges and law enforcement officers in every city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue,” he commands them, and you must administer it without corruption or favoritism. Crimes must be meticulously investigated and evidence thoroughly examined—a minimum of two credible witnesses is required for conviction and punishment.

In every generation, says Moses, there will be those entrusted with the task of interpreting and applying the laws of the Torah. “According to the law that they will teach you, and the judgment they will instruct you, you shall do; you shall not turn away from the thing that they say to you, to the right nor to the left.”

Shoftim also includes the prohibitions against idolatry and sorcery; laws governing the appointment and behavior of a king; and guidelines for the creation of “cities of refuge” for the inadvertent murderer. Also set forth are many of the rules of war: the exemption from battle for one who has just built a home, planted a vineyard, married, or is “afraid and soft-hearted”; the requirement to offer terms of peace before attacking a city; and the prohibition against wanton destruction of something of value, exemplified by the law that forbids to cut down a fruit tree when laying siege (in this context the Torah makes the famous statement, “For man is a tree of the field”).

The Parshah concludes with the law of the eglah arufah—the special procedure to be followed when a person is killed by an unknown murderer and his body is found in a field—which underscores the responsibility of the community and its leaders not only for what they do, but also for what they might have prevented from being done.

 Shabbat shalom u-m'vorach!

If you are in SMA during our "slow season," please make every effort to join us for our weekly traditional/egalitarian Sabbath morning service. Ten adult Jews are needed by about 10 am, for those who can't make the 'preliminary part' starting at 9 am.
Thank you.

Each week after Services, we try to provide a light meal for our worshipers. Please sign up to bring a kiddush for your community. A light dairy or pareve meal is greatly appreciated, along with grape juice and challah (or other bread).

Many of our members bring Kiddush in celebration of something, such as a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a family member on their yahrzeit.

Please contact the office at (415) 185-9191
to sign up.


We are pleased to announce that we have new items in our gift shop! The gift shop is open during the week from 9am to 5pm, sometimes later, and during all events except for Shabbat and Yom Tov. It's best to call first at 185 91 91 to make sure Antonio is there.

New arrivals include hand-painted challah platters, seder plates, two handled cups (bechers), and stunning jewelry. We also have memorial candles, Shabbat candles, hand-embroidered challah covers, mezuzot  (for your doors) and their scrolls, and more. Below is just a sample of our stock. Each week you'll see other items.

Please stop by to see all that we offer. Our shop offers a great opportunity for unique gifts.

January was membership month, and those who have not paid their 2018 dues are no longer eligible to receive the discounts and other benefits of membership.

To all of you who have already paid your 2018 dues, thank you!
If you have not yet done so, please contact the office at your earliest convenience, or just click below.

Special offer: Our membership year begins with the secular New Year. If you are not currently a member and wish to join for the many benefits membership offers, you may join now and receive the next 4 months of membership free!
(Scholarships are always available for those in need.)

Now is the time to get the most out of your membership. Please support the JC3 by joining or renewing your membership today. We need your financial and moral support to keep going and growing!

Call (415) 185-9191 or email for more information, or simply click on the button below:
Included among our many prayers for a speedy and complete healing, we would like to mention those members and friends of our community who are in need of healing: 

Miriam Yocheved bat Esther Yehudit
Devorah Gadit bat Sara
Batya Chaya bat Sura
David ben P’nina
Yonatan David ben Miriam
Eliyahu ben Avraham
David Lieberman
Shlomo ben Malka
Yehudit bat Israela
Avram ben Elaine
Layb ben Chana

Shimon ben Esther
Masha bat Clarl
Arie ben Najia
Esther bat Leah

Victoria Robbins
Alvaro Delgado Schwartzburg
Kevin Canada
Jay Grovier
Judith Jenya
Gary Berkowitz
Avram Isser ben Gutke (Albert Ira Holtz)
Rachel bat Miriam
Yaakov Tzvi ben Tzipporah Kraindl

If anyone would like to have the names of their loved ones included here in the newsletter for healing prayers, please email us at . 

We are constantly updating our Mi Sheberach list. Since several people on it may no longer need our prayers—for better or for worse, please help us by letting us know if you would like us to continue to mention the name(s) you placed on this list. If we don’t hear from you after a reasonable time, we will assume your loved ones have recovered. Thank you!

Weekly Smile

Saul Epstein was taking an oral exam in his English as a Second Language class. He was asked to spell "cultivate," and he spelled it correctly.

He was then asked to use the word in a sentence, and, with a big smile, he responded:

"Last vinter on a very cold day, I vas vaiting for a bus, but it vas too cultivate, so I took the subvay home."

Submitted by David Lieberman

Do you know a good Jewish joke? SHARE IT WITH US!

Just to be clear, the opinions in this newsletter are solely those of the editor and do not represent anyone's but my own.

Anyone who would like to take over the writing of this publication is more than welcome to do so. In addition, if you have something to contribute, please submit it to me at:

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