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Announcements: Parshat Shekalim Mishpatim, February 12-14

02/12/2021 12:39:13 PM



5:09PM: Candle Lighting
5:15PM: 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 
9:32AM: Kriat Shema
5:05PM: Sephardic Mincha
5:10PM: Mincha
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

5:30PM: Parking Lot Maariv*

6:01PM: Maariv inside the Shul
6:11PM: 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 daven Maariv before shabbat 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
12:00PM: Dreams Never Dreamed With Kalman Samuels

5:20PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



If the Jewish slave decides to stay in servitude, his master pierces his ear as a sign of his long term commitment to slavery.  Rashi explains that the ear was chosen by Hashem to be pierced, because it heard at Har Sinai that the Jewish people were to be servants to Hashem and not to anyone else. The Lev Simcha zt”l elaborates on Rashi’s explanation and suggests that for the slave, the message of Har Sinai stayed in his ear, and as such did not penetrate further into his body, to his heart.  This idea serves as a gentle reminder that it is not sufficient for us to listen to the words of Torah, without taking those words to heart. Good Shabbos!


Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month
Congregation AABJ&D is proud to support Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month. Click here to see all of the events taking place. Did you miss out on our Who's Who & What's New featuring Eta Levenson, click here to hear it now. 

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 Jill & Barry Geiger on the birth of a grandson. Mazel Tov to parents Deborah & Rafi Silverman and big brother Koby. 
  • Mazel Tov to Susan & Abbi Warshaw on the birth of a grandson. Mazel Tov to parents Rachel and Yitzy Mittel and to the entire Mittel and Warshaw families. 


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of R’ Yechiel Lagami (Rav Yechiel Zecharya ben Yihya) beloved father of Ester Needle. Shiva will take place in Jerusalem. More details to follow.


  • Parsha Sheets: Click here.
  • Motzei Shabbat, February 13 at 6:45PM: Youth: MishMash in the AABJ&D Zoom Room- Join us for a fun night of parent-child learning.  An opportunity to learn with Rabbi Zwickler and win prizes. Click here for source sheet.   Join Zoom Meeting: 
  • Thank you to Alyssa and Joshua Kaplan for sponsoring Mishmash this week. Thank you to our anonymous donor for sponsoring two $15 gift cards for the remainder of Mishmash. AABJ&D Zoom Room Info: URL:,  Dial by phone: +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 860 8848 4151, Passcode: Look in daily emails. 
  • If you would like to sponsor Mishmash please or speak to Shifra.
  • The youth department is looking for sponsors to help offset the costs of our exciting Purim Extravaganza this year! Shushan $36, Mordechai $72, or Esther $118 Please email Shifra at 
  • Sunday, February 14 at 10:00AM: Youth:  Hamentaschen baking! Click here for more info and ingredient list.  Join Zoom Meeting,, Meeting ID: 830 6875 1192
  • Save the Date! PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA!
    - Feb 21- Family Escape Room (online) Click here for more info. Click here to sign up now. 
    - Feb 27- Mentalism Beyond Belief with David Jaison (online) Click here for more info. Click here to sign up.
    - Feb 21- 25th: Costume contest! (online) Click here for more info. 
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • NOW through Sunday, March 7: AABJ&D Wine Sale- Pesach sale is happening now, click here for order form.  Get ready for the annual Men's Club Wine Sale with the AABJ&D Wine Sale Blog. Learn about different wineries and wines so you can start planning! 
  • Sunday, February 14 at 9:00AM: Sunday Morning Kickoff- Start your week off with some Torah and Join Rabbi Zwickler for breakfast and a shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Sunday, February 14 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.
  • Sunday, February 14 at 12:00PM: Dreams Never Dreamed With  Kalman Samuels- Join us for a discussion on disability, and community building with Kalman Samuels. Founder and president of Shalva National Center in Israel and author of Dreams Never Dreamed. This event is hosted by AABJ&D and JDAIM. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date: Monday, February 15 at 8:00PM: Women's Rosh Chodesh Shiur given by Rabbi Yosef Sharbat. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  •  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. 
  • Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00PM: Navi Shiur led by Rabbi Sharbat. Join us for a new 6 week series on the Book of Chaggai and Malachi. Click here for more info. 
  • Wednesday, February 17  at 7:45PM: Parshat Hashavuah Shiur led by Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, February 18 at 8:00PM: Join us for a Gemara Shiur on Mesechet Kiddushin led by Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler. Click here for more info.
  • Save the Date: Motzei Shabbat, February 20 at 8:00PM: Zayin Adar Melavah Malka featuring Rabbi Paysach Krohn. All reservations must be in by Monday, 2/15. Click here for more info. Click here to sign up now. To sign up for Mishnayot, click here
  • Save the Date: Monday, February 22 at 8:00PM: As part of Jewish disabilities awareness and inclusion month (JDAIM) join us for an informative zoom discussion, moderated by members of the west orange inclusion committee, as we discuss the book, and/or, the movie, Wonder, by author R J Palacio.  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.
  • Save the Date: March 10 at 7:30PM: Nechama Price, GPATS director and our community Yoetzet Halacha, will speak on "Cup of Eliyahu, Chair of Eliyahu: Why Do We Invite Eliyahu To All of Our Celebrations?" Sponsored by Mikvah Chana, The West Orange Mikvah, Congregation AABJ&D, Congregation Etz Chaim, Congregation Ohr Torah and the Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center. Zoom details to follow.



  • To enjoy Rabbi Zwickler's Weekly WebDvar, click here
  • Did you miss out on our Who's Who & What's New featuring Eta Levenson, click here to hear it now. 
  • Click here to listen to the Women's Beit Midrash Program featuring Devorah Kigel.



  • 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.  Please also be sure to log in from the upper right corner, and then click on "My Account" to update your profile information such as contact information, family details, and yahrzeits. This information will enable us to provide you with communications and reminders that are most relevant to you.
  • 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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