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Announcements: Parshat Vayikra, March 19-21

03/19/2021 01:18:27 PM



6:49PM: Candle Lighting
6:55PM: 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 
10:02AM: Kriat Shema
5:30PM: Mincha in the Parking Lot 

6:40PM: Sephardic Mincha
6:50PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

7:40PM: Maariv in Main Shul and parking lot
7:50PM: Havdalah
8:30PM: Rabbi Zwickler's Shabbat Hagadol Drasha (See info below)

8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
10:00AM: Hilchot Talmud Torah with Joel Rich
12-2:00PM: Sheimot Truch @ AABJ&D

7:00PM: Mincha/Maariv
8:00PM: G
reatest Hits of the Haggadah given by Rabbi Sharbat

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



In Parshas Vayikra the Torah uses the term mitzvah in reference to a sin committed by an individual.  What is the implication? Did the individual sin through the performance of a mitzvah?  Rav Levi Yitzchak Mibarditchiv zt”l points out that the Torah is teaching the importance of humility and the danger of inflating one’s ego. He explains that Hashem detests arrogance. When a person sins, they can rectify their act by doing teshuva, repentance. Yet when one flaunts their good deeds for others to see in a tasteless and provocative manner, they are in essence forfeiting their mitzvah and committing an aveirah.  A number of years ago when Rabbi Paysach Krohn visited our community, he spoke about the importance of feeling good about doing mitzvos. There is a distinction between one feeling good about their actions and serving as an example for others, as opposed to flaunting their accomplishments even in the area of mitzvah observance. Good Shabbos!

Please join me tomorrow night at 8:30PM for the Shabbat Hagadol Drasha. You can join in person (sign-up here) or via Livestream ( 


Welcome to Ayala & Eldar Ben-Zikry and their daughter Nava who moved to Dawson Ave this week.

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 Rabbi Alvin & Marylin Marcus on the Bar Mitzvah of their great grandson, Yaakov Bashist, this Shabbat. Mazel Tov to parents Rabbi Michael and Debra Bashist and to great aunt and uncle Leah and Joshua Marcus. 
  • Mazel Tov to Maya Zeif on her Bat Mitzvah. Mazel Tov to parents Staci & Doron Zeif and to siblings Kira, Noah and Adina. Mazel Tov to grandparents Keri & Len Gershuny, and Susan & Bob Zeif. Mazel Tov to all aunts, uncles, cousins and the entire extended family.
  • Mazel Tov to Ricki and Michael Roth on the birth of a grandson, Shlomo Meir Roth. Mazel Tov to parents Aliza and Yechiel Roth and big brother Yehuda Simcha! Mazel Tov to aunts and uncles Ariella and Juda Zurndorfer and Annette and Josh Roth. Mazel Tov to great grandparents Harold and Malka Tokayer and Barbara Roth.
  • Mazel Tov to Daveda & Matthew Lipman on the birth of a grandson. Mazel Tov to parents Dalia & Gary Feder and big brother, Shmuel. Mazel Tov to Aunt Julia & Uncle Eli, to grandparents Sybil & Mel Feder of Woodmere and to the entire Lipman and Feder families.
  • Mazel tov to Mindy & Kenny Saibel on the birth of a granddaughter, Annie Sophia- Aviva Sarit. Mazel to parents Atara & Ari Gartenberg and to big sister Maya. Mazel tov to great grandparents Stan Cohen & Bunny Saibel. Mazel tov to grandparents Miriam & Michael Gartenberg and to all of the aunts, uncles, cousins and the entire extended family.


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of one of our beloved founders and longtime member, Mickey Weiss, beloved father of David Weiss. Shiva was observed. Please click here to find the recording of the levaya.
  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Ian Beube, beloved brother of Lilli Tammam. The funeral will take place on Sunday in Toronto.  Lilli is going to start sitting tomorrow night. All shiva visits will be outside on the deck. Saturday night 8.30 to 10 pm, Sunday 1 to 4.30 and 6 to 8.30, Monday 2 to 4.30 and 6 to 8.30, Tuesday 9.30 am to 12 pm, 2 to 4.30 and 6 to 8.30, Wednesday 9.30 am to 12 pm, 2 to 4.30 and 6 to 8.30. Lilli will also take phone calls at 862 215 4812.



  • 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.
  • Sheimot Truck @ AABJ&D: This Sunday, March 21 from 12:00-2:00PM: Garbage Bag Size: $30/ Supermarket Bag Size: $10 (Please Note: No boxes this year). You must be there during the designated drop off time and may not leave without paying. Click here for more info. 
  • Burning of Chametz @ AABJ&D: Friday, March 26 from 9:00-12:00PM- Click here for more info. 
  • Click here to listen to Rav Hershel Schachter on "Inyanei Pesach".
  • Did you miss Rabbi Zwickler's Annual Pesach Q & A.... click here to view it now.


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



  • Motzei Shabbat, March 20 at 8:30PM: Rabbi Zwickler's Shabbat Hagadol Drasha, "The Pesach Pandemic Celebration", sponsored by Esti & Jason Buskin  in memory of Jason’s grandmother,Yetta bat R’ Moshe Tzvi HaCohen, z”l. Click here for more info. Registration is required to attend the Drasha in person in the Main Sanctuary, click here to sign up now.  Please note the new information to view livestream (Not AABJ&D Zoom Room): Click here to view Drasha.
  • Sunday, March 21 at 10:00AM: Join Joel Rich for a Yahrtzeit Zoom shiur LZ”N Avi Mori Vrabi Avraham ben Efraim (Abraham Rich). The topic will be: Expressing Kedusha in All the Right Places (Tachanun in Yerushalayim). Click here for source sheets. 
  • Sunday, March 21 at 8:00PM: The greatest hits of the Haggadah given by Rabbi Sharbat. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date: Wednesday, April 28 at 8:15PM: Join us for the next Women's Beit Midrash program. Our speaker will be Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, an acclaimed writer and former Life editor at the Forward whose work has also appeared in publications including the New York Times, Tablet, Moment, and Haaretz. The shiur is being sponsored by Dori and Rich Sobin on the occasion of the 10th yahrtzeit of their granddaughter Gabriella Sarah bat Kalman Zev and Chaya Elana; and Rachel and Avi Klein in memory of Rachel’s maternal grandparents, Sally and Al Feigen. More information about the shiur and Zoom details to follow.



  • Click here to listen to Rav Hershel Schachter on "Inyanei Pesach".
  • Did you miss Rabbi Zwickler's Annual Pesach Q & A.... click here to view it now.
  • 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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