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Weekly Update: Beshalach 5775

01/29/2015 05:11:29 PM



Shabbat Information

We are honored and excited to welcome

Rabbi Saul Berman 

to our community this Shabbat as our Shabbat Scholar in Residence.


Friday Night:

5:45 PM Dinner in the Social Hall

7:30 PM Lecture:

"Maimonides on the Purposes of Mitzvot  and the Implications for Kavannah"


Shabbat Morning Sermon:

"The Whining of the Jews in the Desert"


Shabbat Afternoon Seudah Shlishit:

"The Content and Order of Blessing in Birkat HaMazon" 


Friday Night Kiddush has been sponsored by:

Jade Bailey-Assam and Jeremy Block

in observance of the yahretzeit of Jeremy's grandfather, Henry Block.


Kiddush has been sponsored by:

Julia Moshkin & Shlomi Salant

In memory of Shlomi's Grandmother,

Judith Salant.


Tu B'Shvat Treats

have been provided by: 

Alexia & Harris Marks

In observance of the yahretzeit of Harris' grandmother, Yenta bat Avraham


The Cocktail of the Week, "Scotch,"

has been sponsored by

The Bellino Family

In celebration of Victor Bellino's birthday.


Immediately following Kiddush,

Miriam Kaplan will teach her class

on Tehillim.


Shabbat Times

Candlelighting Before

4:52 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat

4:55 PM

Repeat Shema After

5:52 PM


9:00 AM

Shema Before

9:39 AM


10:30 AM


4:40 PM

Seudah Shelishit

5:00 PM


5:45 PM

Musical Havdalah

5:55 PM

See the shul calendar for davening times during the week and schedule of events


Community News

Mazal Tov to Miriam Kaplan on her completion of a 40-year-long project to construct a chronology of the ancient world.
We wish a Refua Shelaima to Mike Miles who is recovering from surgery.
We wish a Refua Shelaima to Norma Bellino who is recovering from surgery.
We mourn the loss of two Israeli soldiers, Staff-Sergeant Dor Chaim Nini (20) and Major Yochai Kalangel (25) killed this past week in a Hezbollah strike.

We announced the shul's new online Discussion Board earlier this month. You are encouraged to join the group as an outlet to communicate with other members about important events, news, announcements, ensuring a minyan during the week to say Kaddish, and more. It is completely voluntary. Email the PR/Communications Committee with questions:



Tu B'Shvat Seder! We are joining forces with the Stanton Street Synagogue to celebrate Tu B'Shvat! Tuesday Night, at 8pm, we'll host a joint Tu B'shvat Seder -- come enjoy food, drinks, friends and words of torah. RSVP at the Facebook page here or directly to

Our second annual CholentFest is rapidly approaching next shabbat! Email Eli Szus for instructions on how to sign up as a chef ( and check out the website for more information:

Shul Trivia Night! Do you have lots of useless knowledge you like to share with people? Are you looking for new ways to feel smarter? We'll be hosting a trivia night at the shul on Saturday, February 21. Form a team with up to 4 of your nerdiest friends and see how you stack up! Contact Cori Robinson ( if you'd like to lead a team. More details to follow.



Foundations and Thoughts of Maimonides classes will meet as scheduled on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

The second installment of the Monday Night Lecture Series will be February 9 with Dr. Michelle Friedman presenting "Why be Jewish in 2015? Understanding Contemporary Religious Choices." Pizza and beer will be served. RSVP by February 5 so we know how much to purchase.

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