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Announcements: Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei and Parshat Hachodesh, March 12-14

03/12/2021 12:04:55 PM



5:42PM: Candle Lighting
5:45PM: Mincha/Maariv in the Shul and in the Parking Lot

7:30 & 9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Shul 
8:30AM: In the Shul parking lot
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:09AM: Kriat Shema

5:35PM: Sephardic Mincha
5:40PM: Mincha in Main Shul and in Parking Lot
Join Rabbi Sharbat for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

6:32PM: Maariv
6:42PM: Havdalah

The Molad for Nissan will be motzei shabbos  at 3 minutes and 5 chalakim after 7 Jerusalem Solar time
ראשׁ חֹדֶש נִיםָן  יִהְיֶה בְּיוֹם הָרִאשׁוֹן הַבָּא  עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל לְטוֹבָה
Rosh cho-desh Nissan  yih-yeh be-yom arishon hab-bo 'o-lei-nu ve-'al kol yis-ro-'eil le-to-voh

8:00AM: Shacharit (In the Beit MIdrash this week)
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
10:00AM: Hilchot Talmud Torah with Joel Rich

6:50PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



In Parshas Pekudei Moshe offers an accounting of the donations brought by the Jewish people for the building of the Mishkan.  Our Rabbis teach us that Moshe Rabbeinu felt  sad that he, personally, had not contributed to the Mishkan.  It was not that Moshe did not want to contribute, rather, Hashem told him that he had a different role in the construction. Moshe was to give Betzalel detailed instructions so that the Mishkan was built precisely as Hashem wished. The Maayana Shel Torah expands on this idea and explains that Hashem told Moshe that his job was to speak, and not to give.  We can learn an important lesson from this idea that is applicable to our lives.  There is a role and a place for each of us among the vast Jewish people.  Although our roles may differ and expectations that Hashem has for us may not be the same, nevertheless it is Hashem’s wish that  all of us feel our value as part of the Klal, the entire nation. Good Shabbos!

Yasher Koach

Thank you to Sharon and Ed Zughaft of Capalbos' Gift Baskets for all their support and help with the Men's Club Wine Sale.  Sharon and Ed have been supporting this fundraiser for many years and we thank them since the Men's Club would not be able to do it without them.

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 Zevi Zwickler on his Bar Mitzvah.  Mazel Tov to parents Rabbi Eliezer & Sharon Zwickler. Mazel Tov to grandparents Sena Ginsburg and Harold Ginsburg.  Mazel Tov to siblings Yitzy, Tziporah and Menachem.
  • Mazel Tov to Josh Harris on his Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov to parents Daphie & Joel Harris and siblings Zoe & Ben. Mazel Tov to the extended Genauer and Harris families.
  • Mazel Tov to Gail and Mark Hausdorff on the birth of twin granddaughters,  Kate Bonnie and Celia Adele. Mazel Tov to parents Sara and Michael Fellus and to big siblings,  Liza and Oscar. Mazel Tov to grandparents  Odette and Jimmy Fellus and to all the aunts, uncles and cousins. 



  • Rabbi Zwickler's Pesach Guide including guidelines for Sephardim by Rabbi Sharbat: Click here to read now. Hard copies along with other Pesach publications can be picked up outside the Shul. 
  • Mechirat Chametz: Form for those who will be home for Pesach and Form for those who will be away by PesachAll sales must be completed by Thursday night, 3/25 at 10:00PM.
  • Pesach 5781/2021- Maot Chitim Campaign/ Passover Fund: For your convenience you may pay on the shul website,   click here  to pay online (choose MAOT CHITIM in the dropdown). If you would like to pay by check  forward your check payable to AABJ&D to the shul office. Please indicate Passover Fund in the "memo" section.


  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Motzei Shabbat, March 13 at 8:00PM: Sephardic Pesach Halachot followed by Q & A with Rabbi Sharbat. Click here for more info. 
  • Sunday, March 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.
  • Monday, March 15 at 8:00PM: Women's Rosh Chodesh Shiur given by Rabbi Sharbat. Click here for more info. This shiur is sponsored by Deena Rubin to commemorate the first yahrezeit of Esther Babad, longtime member of Sephardic minyan and by Esther Stock  in memory of her mother Sarah Stiefel (Sara Rachel bat Baruch Avraham).
  • Tuesday, March 16 at 8:00PM: Rabbi Zwickler's Pesach Q & A. Click here for more info. 
  • Wednesday, March 17 at 8:00PM: Rav Herchel Schachter on  "Inyanei Pesach". This Shiur is sponsored by Sherry & Saul Zimmerman in memory of Saul’s mother, Chaya Bas Avraham. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, March 18 at 8:00PM: RKYHS Presents...A Virtual Beit Midrash: From Persian To Poland, Pesach Customs From Around the World given by Rabbi Sharbat. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date: Motzei Shabbat, March 20 at 8:30PM: Rabbi Zwickler's Shabbat Hagadol Drasha. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date: Sunday, March 21 at 8:00PM: The greatest hits of the Haggadah given by Rabbi Sharbat. Click here for more info. 



  • Click here to listen to the latest nechama Price lecture on "Cup of Eliyahu, Chair of Eliyahu: Why Do We Invite Eliyahu To All of Our Celebrations?"
  • To enjoy Rabbi Zwickler's Weekly WebDvar, click here



  • Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at Space is limited so sign up today. Early bird deadline is Wednesday, March 24th. For more information please reach out to
  • Camp Shemesh: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at Space is limited so sign up today. Early bird deadline is April 19th. For more information please reach out to
  • 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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