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Announcements: Parshat Zachor-Terumah, February 19-21

02/19/2021 12:28:07 PM



5:18PM: Candle Lighting
5:25PM: 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:AM: Kriat Shema

5:10PM: Parshat Zachor (Outdoor Only)*
5:15PM: Sephardic Mincha
5:20PM: Mincha
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

5:40PM: Parking Lot Maariv**

6:09PM: Maariv inside the Shul
6:19PM: Havdalah
8:00PM: Zayin Adar Melavah Malka

In order to accommodate the community and those who will not be able to attend a morning minyan, we will have an additional reading in the main shul and in the parking lot before Mincha at  5:10PM . No registration is required, however, seating will be limited.

*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

5:25PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



The Torah Temima zt”l asks a fundamental question in regard to Parshas Zachor, which we read this Shabbos.  We are commanded to remember what the nation of Amalek did to our people as they left Mitzrayim.  We were frail and vulnerable, and instead of taking pity on us, perhaps even offering assistance to us, Amalek cowardly attacked us. This parsha is read annually on the Shabbos before Purim since Haman ym”s was a descendant of Amalek.  At the end of this charge the Torah commands us to “not forget”.  Is it possible for us as human beings to control that which we remember?  The answer in most cases is yes.  If we have difficulty remembering to do something, it benefits us to place reminders for ourselves in order to remember.  The reminder to “not forget” the actions of Amalek is by “remembering” through actively reading this parsha on the Shabbos before Purim.  

-The Rachel Coalition has asked Rabbis to raise awareness about domestic violence in our community over this Shabbos.  While over the course of any relationship we may have disagreements, even arguments about important matters impacting the relationship,  we must be very careful to maintain and respect boundaries on a physical, financial, verbal, and emotional level.  The Rachel Coalition is an important community resource which offers assistance to those who may be in an unhealthy relationship.  If you or someone you know may be a victim of abuse and or is in any danger, please reach out to the Rachel Coalition.


Purim 5781 Sign Up
In order to accommodate the community and provide everyone a level of comfort, there will be multiple Minyanim reading Megillah (both inside and outside). To register for your preferred Megillah reading, please complete the  Purim Sign Up Form.  

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 Shifra & Jon Caruso on the birth of a baby boy. Mazel Tov to big brother Israel. Mazel Tov to the Engel/ Hollander and Caruso families.
  • Mazel Tov to Sandy & David Small on the birth of a grandson, Liam Judah, Yisroel Yehudah. Mazel Tov to parents Ryan & Talia Small. Mazel Tov to grandparents Ron & Donna Bender, great grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins and the entire family. 
  • Mazel Tov to Phyllis and Chaim Lauer on the recent marriage of their grandson Dani Rotter of Chashmonaim to Tamar Gelbard of Petach Tikvah. Dani is the son of their children Dvora and David Rotter. Mazel Tov to the Lauer, Rotter and Gelbard families.


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Earl S. Quint, beloved father of Daveda Lipman.


  • Parsha Sheets: Click here.
  • Join us for the last week of Mishmash at 6:45PM in the AABJ&D Zoom Room!  A fun night of parent-child learning.  An opportunity to learn with Rabbi Zwickler and win prizes. Link: ID: 860 8848 4151. Please see daily for password.
  • Thank you to the Sharbat and Buskin Family's for sponsoring Mishmash this week!
  • Thank you to our anonymous donor for sponsoring two $15 Amazon gift cards!
  • 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 
  • Thank you to the following families who have sponsored already:
    Shushan: Kestenbaum family
    - Queen Esther: Hammerman family
    - Queen Esther and Beyond: Anonymous
  • February 21- 25th: Purim Costume contest! Take a picture of yourself and send it to for the chance to win an Amazon gift card!
  • Friday morning, February 26 at 11:30AM: Join us for a child friendly Megillah reading with residents of Daughters of Israel. Login online, come in costume, shout and scream when you hear Haman's name! Led by Etan Hindin. ID: 977 8386 0934Passcode: 155118
  • February 27 at 7:00PM: Register for our first ever FREE virtual show with Mentalist David Jaison! Sign up here:
  • 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! 
  • Motzei Shabbat, February 20 at 8:00PM: Zayin Adar Melavah Malka featuring Rabbi Paysach Krohn.  Click here for more info. Click here to sign up now. 
  • Sunday, February 21 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 21 at 8:00PM: Purim Shiur with Rabbinic Intern R' Moshe Weinger- Everyone is invited to join Rabbinic Intern, R' Moshe Weinger for a Purim Shiur on "Drinking on Yom Kippur: Machshava on Purim". Click here for more info. 
  • Monday, February 22 at 8:30PM: 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 and 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.
  • Tuesday, February 23 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 23 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 24  at 8:00PM: Join Rabbi Zwickler for the second of a two series Purim Shiur on, "Internalizing The Purim Experience". Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, February 25 at 8:45PM: Who's Who & What's New With Rabbi Zwickler and Rabbi Sharbat...Special Purim Episode! Click here for more info. 
  • 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
  • Click here to catch the first of a two part series on Internalizing the Purim Experience with Rabbi Zwickler. 
  • 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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