No Shabbat Gathering January 1st
on December 31st, 2021
Hello friends,Due to snow and ice all over the Puget Sound area we are canceling our Shabbat Gathering for January 1st. We apologize for the short notice and our heart is to make sure every stays safe and warm.Part 4 of the series "Inside & Outside" will be available begging at 10am on January 1st on the Restoration App, Facebook and YouTube. It's one of my favorite messages and I know it will enc...
No Shabbat Gathering December 25.
on December 18th, 2021
Our staff and volunteers have worked very hard since restarting our Shabbat gatherings on May 22nd and as an extension of our belief in the sabbath and rest, we will not have a live Shabbat Gathering or a message online on December 25th. We begin again January 1st as we continue our series, “Inside & Outside: Congruence in the life of Joseph.” Let's start the new year fresh, together!...
We are back (again)!
on November 30th, 2021
We are back (again)! As you know, a few of our leaders tested positive for COVID almost two weeks ago. Interestingly, the cases were not connected at all, but just happened separately in the same week. This Saturday, December 4th, we are back online and live in Seattle. We appreciate all of the love and prayers, and can’t wait to see everyone at our next Shabbat Gathering!...
No Shabbat Gathering November 27th
on November 24th, 2021
Dear friends,Because a few of our leaders and volunteers have recently tested positive for COVID, we are unable to have our regular Shabbat Gathering this coming Saturday, November 27th. We will also be unable to post a sermon this weekend as our ability to film is now limited. Please pray with us that those who are sick will come to full health and that families are able to isolate well enough th...
Vezot ha’Bracha - September 25, 2021
on September 22nd, 2021
Torah Portion:Vezot ha’Bracha - September 25, 2021 Torah: Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Haftarah: Joshua 1:1-18 Portion Summary:—Moses’ last blessing: the Lord at Sinai, blessings over the tribes.—Moses views the land from the mountain.—A tribute to Moses is given. Devotional by Janet Cothrell: Balm and Correction. “This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed B’nei Yisrael before his death.”...
Ha'azinu - September 18, 2021
on September 15th, 2021
Torah Portion:Ha’azinu - September 18, 2021 Torah: Deuteronomy 32:1-52 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22:1-51 Portion Summary:—Moses’ Poem:1. Listen 2. Praise of the Rock 3. Curse of enemies 4. Vindication 5. Call to praise—Moses is told to ascend Mt. Nebo for his death...
Vayelech - September 11, 2021
on September 9th, 2021
Torah Portion:Vayelech - September 11, 2021 Torah: Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2(1)-10(9), Micah 7:18-20, Joel 2:15-27 Portion Summary:—Moses’ final farewell to the people.—The Lord prepares Moses for his death. Devotional by Janet Cothrell: CHAZAK!...
Nitzavim - September 4, 2021
on September 2nd, 2021
Torah Portion:Nitzavim - September 4, 2021 Torah: Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 Devotional by Matt Rosenberg: Choose Life. This week’s Torah portion is found in Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20. The name of every Torah portion is typically taken from one of the words, in Hebrew, from the first sentence of the portion...
Updated Fall High Holy Days Schedule
on September 2nd, 2021
The High Holy Days kick off next week! Join us for the Erev Rosh Hashanah service on Monday, September 6 at 6pm (followed by the Apple After Party), and Erev Yom Kippur on Wednesday, September 15 at 6pm.Due to circumstances relating to the pandemic, we adjusted our schedule and will not a have a service for the first night of Sukkot, but instead will have a special Shabbat Gathering Sukkot Picnic ...
on August 26th, 2021
Hello Restoration family!Due to the recent mandate from the state of Washington, and as renters of a facility that is not our own, our elders have agreed to encourage everyone—whether vaccinated or not—to wear masks and socially distance during our Shabbat Gatherings for the time being. We realize there is much contention and disagreement surrounding these issues, and we seek to keep peace and lov...
Ki Tavo - August 28, 2021
on August 25th, 2021
Torah Portion:Ki Tavo - August 28, 2021 Torah: Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8(9) Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22 Portion Summary:—Initial harvest offerings and tithes are commanded.—Stone memorials are to be set up.—Curses for transgressions are listed.—Blessings for obedience are listed.—Three levels of curses for disobedience are detailed.—The blessings given in the wilderness are recounted...
Ki Tetze - August 21, 2021
on August 19th, 2021
Torah Portion:Ki Tetze - August 21, 2021 Torah: Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-54:10 Devotional by Matt Rosenberg: Completely Other. Right in the middle of a seemingly random list of laws found in this Torah portion is this commandment:"You are not to wear a woven mixture, wool and linen together. You are to make for yourself twisted threads on the four corners of your garment in which ...