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Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah/Shabbat Bereishit 5778

10/10/2017 10:47:38 PM


We wish our friends & members a festive
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
and a Shabbat Shalom.

We can all agree that these announcements are a lot. Try to read them and please join us for as much as you possibly can. There's a lot of davening and eating, but there's also a wonderful community that will help you make it through.
We wish a Mazal Tov to Sam & Arezoo Jesselson upon the birth, Brit, and naming of their son אדיר זאב.

We wish a Mazal Tov to Rebekah & Max Tokatlilar on the birth of a boy.


Shacharit: 6:00 AM
Please remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin on Wednesday afternoon.
Candle Lighting: 6:04 PM
Mincha/Maariv: 6:05 PM


Thursday, October 12 – SHEMINI ATZERET
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Shema Before:9:53 AM
Yizkor: 11:00 AM
Tefillat Geshem
[Super-Secret Pre-Pre-Party: 4:30 PM]
Mincha: 5:30 PM
Super-Mega-Pre-Party: 5:30 PM
Maariv/Hakkafot: 7:00 PM
Candle Lighting (pre-existing flame) After: 7:11 PM
After-Party: 8:15 PM


Friday, October 6 – SIMCHAT TORAH
Shacharit: 8:30 AM
Shema Before: 9:53 AM
Super-Spontaneous Early Kiddush: 9:45 AM
(This Kiddush will feature coffee from our neighbor, Elsewhere Espresso!!!)
Hakkafot: 10:00 AM
Women's Aliyot/Torah Reading: 10:30 AM

The Women's Torah Reading will be in the Beit Midrash, and all women are invited for Aliyot. A celebratory Prosecco Kiddush will follow the reading, to honor all the women who read from the Torah and received Aliyot.

Children's Hakkafa: 11:00 AM

We will interrupt our Torah reading with a short Children's Hakkafa, after which we will dance them up for their Kol HaNearim Aliya. Be sure to join us as we celebrate the many wonderful children who attend our synagogue. There will certainly be candy and gifts involved. We are grateful to Alan "Bubbles" Schwartz for sponsoring.

After services, there will be a delicious meat kiddush in celebration of our Simchat Torah honorees.

Candle Lighting (pre-existing flame) Before: 6:01 PM
Mincha: 6:05 PM
Maariv: 7:13 PM

Following the Friday night service, there will be a Friday Night Kiddush (as per usual).

Saturday, October 14 – SHABBAT BEREISHIT
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
Shema Before: 9:54 AM
Sermon: 10:30 AM

A delicious meat Kiddush has been sponsored by the Lebewohl Family in memory of Jack's mother, Ethel Lebewohl (עטיל ליבא בת יוסף).

Mincha: 5:45 PM
Seudah Shelishit: 6:05 PM
Maariv: 6:49 PM
Havdala: 6:59 PM



October 26 - Cancer Genetics & the Jewish Community: A Conversation with Sharsheret, Dr. Ken Offit & Dr. Jeremy Block

October 27-28 - Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger


Mon, September 24 2018 15 Tishrei 5779