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Parshat Shemot, January 8-January 10

01/08/2021 09:00:00 AM



4:28PM: Candle Lighting
4:35PM: Mincha/Maariv in the Shul

7:30 & 9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Shul 
8:30AM: In the Shul parking lot
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:42AM: Kriat Shema
4:20PM: Sephardic Mincha
4:30PM: Mincha

4:50PM: Parking Lot Maariv*
5:23PM: Maariv inside the Shul
5:33PM: Havdalah

*As the temperatures get colder in order to eliminate waiting outdoors between mincha/maariv the parking lot minyan will daven maariv immediately after Shkia. Please Note: While we can daaven maariv before shabbos ends no melacha should be done and Havdalah should not be made until the proper Havdalah time 

8:00AM: Shacharit 
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:00AM: Sunday Morning Kickoff with Rabbi Zwickler 
10:00AM: Hilchot Talmud Torah with Joel Rich

4:35PM: Mincha/Maariv

Visit to join a minyan in shul, at the parking lot, or in a backyard. 



The Gemara in Maseches Sotah tells that one the enactments of Rabban Yochannan Ben Zakai was that Kohanim must remove their shoes when going up to the duchan to give their blessing.  This enactment reflected the many enactments which focused on establishing practice that would remind the people of the Beis Hamikdash.  The Rebbi R’Heshel zt”l finds an allusion to this law in our Parsha with the appearance of the word “Halom” when Moshe is told to remove his shoes in the presence of the burning bush.  The word “halom” in Gematria is equal to the word Kohein.

-When there is a shock to the system, the system needs to heal.  The shocking events of this past Wednesday cause all of us to pause and take notice of what is happening around us.  As Torah Jews we have but two roles in this country; to pray for the peace of America, and to act as honorable and grateful citizens, making a Kiddush Hashem as we do so. We must be especially careful not to contribute to negative rhetoric and choose our words carefully.

Good Shabbos!


- Please help us plan for Purim by completing  this short survey  with your preferences for hearing megillah. 

- Please be advised that Lester Senior Housing is no longer under the supervision of the Vaad of Metrowest.

Tehillim List
We will begin to collect names to start up the weekly Tehillim list again. At this time we can only accept  names of members and or  direct family of members.  Please email the Shul office at


  • Mazel Tov to Gail & Bruce Bukiet on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazel Tov to parents Elisheva & Nathan Ziiegler in Israel. Mazel Tov to the siblings and the entire family.
  • Mazel Tov to Chana Tokayer on the birth of a great grandson, Shmuel Dov Perton (named partly for her husband Rabbi Shmuel, z"l). Mazel Tov to parents Malca (Tokayer) and Rabbi Chaim Jachter.



  • We extend our condolences on the passing of David Silverman, beloved father of Chaim Silverman. 
    Shiva is taking place at the Silverman home, 27 Greenwood Avenue through Wednesday morning. 
    - Davening in the Silverman backyard: Shacharit: 7:00AM- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/ 8:00AM- Sunday
      Mincha/ Maariv: Sunday- Tuesday at 4:35PM. 
    - Shiva will be primarily Zoom each day, except Thursday all day will be by phone and Sunday afternoon will be   
       outside in the backyard from 1-4PM. Here is the Shiva Zoom schedule: Saturday, January 9th  7PM-
      10PM/ Sunday, January 10th  7PM-  9PM/ Monday, January 11th 10AM-12 Noon and  7PM-9PM/  Tuesday,
      January 12th  10AM-12 Noon and 7PM-9PM. 
      To Join the Zoom Shiva click here. Meeting ID: 340 692 7343/ Passcode: 825905
    The in-person Shiva will be only on Sunday from 1PM-4PM. Please fill out this google doc with the time slot you
      will be attending.  There will be 15 minute time slots for a maximum of 8 people.
    - Feel free to call Chaim on his cellphone anytime at 201-452-0173. 
  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Alice Barrow, beloved mother of Karen Barrow Thumim.


  • Parsha Sheets: Click here. 
  • Motzei Shabbat, January 9 at 6:00PM: Join us for a fun night of parent-child learning.  An opportunity to learn with Rabbi Zwickler and win prizes.   Click here   for source sheets. Zoom link here: Join Zoom Meeting, /, Meeting ID: 830 0878 1288.
  • Thank you to Erica & Eliot Bank and Anonymous for sponsoring Mishmash this week!
  • If you would like to sponsor Mishmash please or speak to Shifra.
  • Save the Date: Jan 16th- Jr Teens Cupcake wars
  • Save the Date: Jan 17th- Zoom Zumba! With leaders Danielle Felderman and Laila Klugman
  • Save the Date: Jan 22nd- Zoom Emoji Matching game for K-1st grade.
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • This Sunday, January 10  at 10:00AM: Join Joel Rich as we begin a new topic, Hilchot Talmud Torah (Laws of Torah Study). No prior background is required for this series and each session can be attended independently.  Click here to find an online version of Sefer Madda with English translation.
  • This Sunday, January 10  at 8:30PM: Chevra Shas- Join Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Witkin on Sunday nights to learn Talmud. Click here for more info. 
  • Monday, January 11 at 7:30PM: Women's Rosh Chodesh Shiur led by Rabbi Sharbat. This Shiur is sponsored by: Lydia Eckstein, in memory of the 25th Yahrzeit for her husband,  Louis Eckstein, Aryeh Ben Avraham, on the 28th Day of Teves. Click here for more info.
  • Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, January 12 at 8:00PM: All men and women are invited to an interactive text-based shiur via Zoom on Sefer Amos and Hoshea led Rabbi Yosef Sharbat. Click here for more info. 
  • Wednesday, January 13 at 8:00PM: Parshat Hashavuah Shiur led by Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, January 14 at 8:00PM: Join us for a Gemara Shiur on Mesechet Kiddushin led by Rabbi Eliezer ZwicklerClick here for more info.
  • Motzei Shabbat, January 16- Virtual Mixology Evening. Featuring Jewish Mixologist, Dammara Kovnats Hall, and lots of fun!  Event open to all men and women, singles and couples!  A fundraiser event that benefits the West Orange Mikvah. Click here for more info. Click here to sign up. 
  • Save the Date: February 10 at 8:15PM: Women's Beit Midrash Program featuring Devorah Kigel. Topic is TBD. If you would like to sponsor the program, please contact Cheryl Munk at


  • Did you miss Nechama Price's here to check it out now. 
  • To enjoy Rabbi Zwickler's Weekly WebDvar, click here. 



  • AABJ&D Sisterhood Presents... #HowDoYouScrip Raffle- From January 1 through January 20 enter to win a $100 gift card to Aron's West Orange. Anyone who orders $200 or more of scrip will be entered to win the raffle. Every $200 purchase will get you another entry. Click here to sign up now. 
  • Please join the Orthodox Union community for the recitation of Tehillim (chapters 20, 27, and 130) and divrei chizuk each afternoon at 1:00PM.  The dial-in number is (773) 377-9170.
  • If you would like to sponsor a shiur, day of learning or week of learning please click here and include dedication information.
  • Join our WhatsApp groups!  Click here for a list of available groups.



  • The WO/Livingston Chesed Group is launching a project that will try to ease the financial burden on those community members who are unemployed/ underemployed. We are compiling a list of individuals who would be willing to donate their services (e.g. medical, legal, financial, IT, therapy, etc). If you are interested in joining this initiative, please fill out this form or reach out to any of us at
  • In an effort to assist individuals who are in need of job search support during this economic downturn, the Livingston and West Orange communities have revived the Jewish Job Network (JJN), including guidance in resume writing, interviewing, career counseling, networking, starting a new business, learning how to consult and job retraining.  If you are in need of assistance or if you are interested in volunteering, please go to JJN's website  If you have any questions on the above, please reach out to Fernand Schoppig -



  • All members, guests, and faculty must wear masks that fully cover the nose and mouth at all times while on shul property—both during and after davening.  Masks may not be removed, even to cough, sneeze or blow your nose. This is absolutely mandatory both inside and outside the building, including the parking lot and common areas.
  • In order to help ensure the health and safety of our community, we want to remind everyone of the critical importance of adhering to the calls for social distancing, including play dates or any innocuous get togethers.
  • If you would like to make an appointment, please call or text him at 973 568-4469. Dr. Torin Rutner is conducting COVID testing and COVID antibody testing locally.



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Fri, June 2 2023 13 Sivan 5783