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Announcements: Parshat Bo, January 22-January 24

01/22/2021 01:12:38 PM



4:44PM: Candle Lighting
4:50PM: 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
4:35PM: Sephardic Mincha
4:45PM: Mincha
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

5:05PM: Parking Lot Maariv*

5:37PM: Maariv inside the Shul
5:47PM: 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 
10:00AM: Hilchot Talmud Torah with Joel Rich

4:55PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



Moshe told Paroh that Hashem would bring the last Makah “at about” midnight.  Rashi explains that Moshe did not say the exact time of midnight so that the advisors of Paroh would take him seriously, and not question Moshe’s accuracy if the makah did not begin at the exact moment.  The Gemara in Brachos however tells us that the night is divided into three parts and during the second part dogs can be heard barking.  If that is the case, why would Moshe not give the precise time of midnight when informing Paroh of the makka, the exact time would be clear by the sound of dogs barking?  Rav Yonason Eibschutz zt”l answers that the Torah tells us that on the night of the last makkah the dogs did not bark.  As a result people would not have known precisely when the middle of the night actually was. Good Shabbos!

-Over the years many of our shul children have benefited from the wonderful work of SINAI. This year, SINAI Schools is approaching a special milestone: 40 years of providing an unparalleled Jewish special education to children with complex learning disabilities and special needs. Please see the SINAI website to be a part of their annual campaign in support of this most worthy educational institution.

-As we say the Tefilla for the Government this Shabbos, we daven for the success of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the new administration.  

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

New AABJ&D Website!
Be sure to visit our newly revamped website at Explore the modernized design with many new features and pages, including replays of our shiurim as well as upcoming events, zmanim, and much more.

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 Phyllis Novick on the engagement of her granddaughter, Tamar Novick to Meir Weiss of Waterbury, Ct.  Mazel Tov to Aunt and Uncle, Robin and Dan Amster.
  • Mazel Tov to Lauren & Akiva Gordon on the birth of a baby boy. 



  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Renee Hoch, beloved mother of Miriam Stone. Shiva will take place on Friday and Sunday in West Orange. Miriam will be accepting outside visitors at her home, 16 Brooke Place, West Orange between the hours of 11:30AM-3:00PM and 5:00PM-8:00PM. Miriam can be reached by cell phone  at 973-699-4904.



  • Parsha Sheets: Click here. 
  • Motzei Shabbat, January 23 at 6:15PM: 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. Join Zoom Meeting: https: // Meeting ID: 884 4792 8692. Click here for source sheets for young learners.  Click here for source sheets for mature learners. 
  • Thank you to Judy and Yosef Birnboim for sponsoring Mishmash this week! Thank you to the anonymous donor who is sponsoring 2 Amazon gift cards to be raffled off for the remainder of the Mishmash season! Tizku Lmitzvot!
  • If you would like to sponsor Mishmash please or speak to Shifra.
  • Sunday, January 22 from 9:30-10:00AM:  Youth Emoji Matching Game- All kids in Kindergarten and 1st Grade are invited to join us for this fun event.  Join Zoom Meeting- https: // Meeting ID: 871 7223 2932.
  • Click here to learn and play games all about Tu B'Shvat with Bnei Akiva.
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, January 24  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.
  • Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00AM (Please note different day this week): All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date: Thursday, February 4 at 7:30PM: Federation Presents...FedFlix: Fauda- Join leading senior defense correspondent for Israel Channel 13, Alon Ben-David, in a behind the scenes conversation with Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, masterminds of the Netflix hit series, Fauda. You will get a first-hand look into the realities of life near Gaza from our partners in Kibbutz Erez. Note: a minimum gift of $180 is requested. Register here.
  • Save the Date: February 10 at 8:15PM: Women's Beit Midrash Program-  The shiur is being sponsored by Tova and Howard Weiser to commemorate the 20th Yahrzeit of Tova's mother, Chava Devora bat Yosef v'Gittel (Dora Weiss). Our speaker will be Devorah Kigel, a frequent lecturer who has been teaching classes on Judaism for women since 2001. She also prepares brides for marriage, works as a dating and marriage coach and teaches monthly marriage enhancement classes. The shiur is entitled: “FROM FEMINIST TO FRUM: Have you ever thought Judaism was sexist? I did."
  • Save the Date: Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30PM: "A Brief Introduction To Suicide Prevention" Join us for this informative program sponsored by Greater MetroWest ABLE as part of our community planning for Jewish Disabilities Acceptance, Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date: February 22, March 24 from 7:30-8:30PM: Federation Presents...Women of Wisdom Education Series- Join discussions on some of the most pressing and challenging issues of our time: 1) An Evening to Exhale: Coping and Managing Stress in Uncertain Times, 2) Anti-Semitism: Reality, Reaction and Response, and 3) An Open Discussion About Women’s Health at Every Stage. Note: a minimum gift of $54 is requested. Register here.



  • Did you miss our pilot of Who's Who & What's New with Rabbi Zwickler and Rabbi Sharbat featuring new community member Yedeedya Mellman, if so, click here
  • To enjoy Rabbi Zwickler's Weekly WebDvar, click here. 



  • AABJ&D Sisterhood Presents... Tu B'Shvat Platters. Platters include seven species of dried fruit and a seder guide. $28 per platter. . Click here for more info. 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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