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Announcements: Parshat Tazria-Metzora- April 16-April 18

04/16/2021 01:12:45 PM




5:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot (no access to the building)
7:00PM/ 7:00PM: Candle Lighting/ Mincha in the Main Shul and Parking Lot
7:19PM: Candle Lighting

7:30 & 9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Shul 
8:30AM: In the Shul parking lot
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
Shabbos Morning Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (in the Social Hall)
9:36AM: Kriat Shema
6:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot
6:15PM: Pirkei Avot Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (under the awning outside the Shul)

6:50PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:15PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

8:12PM: Maariv in the Main Shul and the Shul Parking Lot
8:22PM: Havdalah

8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
10:00AM: Hilchot Talmud Torah with Joel Rich

7:30PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



The Parshiot of Tazria and Metzora focus on the skin affliction Tzarat that the Torah teaches us is the result of speaking lashon hara.  Lashon hara can be defined not only as slander but as speech that we utter about someone else that can be perceived in any way as having negative connotations.  The Talmud in Erchin explains that the name “Metzora” comes from the root of”motzi ra” - “one who takes out evil” from his or her mouth. Our Rabbis teach us that as we are always careful to ensure that what enters our mouth is kosher, we must also be careful to ensure that what leaves our mouth is kosher as well. This concept can also be derived from the juxtaposition of the parshiot, whereas last week the laws of kashrut are mentioned and this week the consequences of speaking lashon hara and rechilut are discussed. Although this is a most difficult mitzvah, we must try our best at all times to avoid settings and conversations that lead to lashon hara. The more that we recognize the importance of this idea the more strength we will gain in fighting this daily battle. Good Shabbos!


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of  Genya Weiss, beloved sister of Carmela Furer. Shiva was observed. 


  • Click here for this weeks Parsha Sheets.
  • Calling all 2nd grade girls! Afternoon Onegs are back! Click here for more info. Click here to register in advance. 
  • Save the Date: April 25th Joint AABJD and Ohr Torah Youth Dept. Lag Baomer event! More information and registration to follow! Click here for more info. Click here to sign up now. 
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, April 18 at 10:00AM: Join Joel Rich as we continue our series of Zoom shiurim in which we study the first book of The Rambam’s Mishna Torah, Sefer Madda. We are currently studying the third chapter of Hilchot Talmud Torah. 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, April 18 at 10:30AM: CCSA  presents "Someone I Know is Struggling with Substance Use, Now What?" The event will include a panel of Jewish leaders and professionals addressing the various obstacles, strategies, and options for getting someone help with a substance use issue or an addiction. Panelists include: Rabbi Dr. Benzion Twerski, Dr. Audrey Freshman, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, and Dr. Moshe Winograd. Collectively, they will address symptoms of an addiction, halachic concerns, communication strategies, and treatment options. Please join us. Pre-registration is available at:
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, April 20  at 8:00PM: Navi Shiur led by Rabbi Sharbat. Join us for a new series on the Book of Zecharya.  Click here for more info. Click here to join the Tanach WhatsApp for weekly shiur updates. 
  • Thursday, April 22 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: Wednesday, April 28 at 8:15 PM for the next Women's Beit Midrash program. Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, an acclaimed writer and former Life editor at the Forward will discuss “In Search Of Torah-True Journalism: An Orthodox Journalist On Halakhic and Ethical Challenges In Media Today.” 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.  Zoom information:  Meeting ID: 834 0218 5538 Passcode: 587180.
  • Save the Date: May 2-5, 2021 for the Global Family Health and Halacha Virtual Conference, featuring Nechama Price, our community Yoetzet Halacha as well as and other Yoatzot, Rebbetzins, Rabbis, medical professionals, therapists, and wellness professionals. Topics will include: Raising children with healthy self-esteem and body image, healthy marital intimacy and relationship skills throughout a marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, infertility and infant loss, addiction and its impact on marriage, and more. For more information, including a complete list of lectures and speakers, and to register, visit There is no cost for this multi-day, virtual event.
  • Save the Date:May 12 at 8:15PM: Women's Beit Midrash program- Shira Schiowitz, Tanach teacher at SAR High School and Rebbetzin of the Shaare Tefillah community, will speak on "Shavuot and the Ties of Community." Zoom details to follow. To sponsor, please contact Cheryl Munk at
  • Save the Date: Monday, May 24 at 8:30PM: General Membership Meeting
  • Save the Date: Tuesday, June 1: An Evening of Hakarat Hatov. The annual dinner is the shul's most significant fundraiser. This year, we will be  recognizing members of our shul who have extended themselves over the last year. Part of the program will include a Hakarat HaTov Journal, where recognition ads may be placed. Our goal is to have full participation from our members. Look for more details in the upcoming weeks!



  • Click here to view the Yom Hazikaron/ Yom Ha'atzmaut Program. 
  • To enjoy Rabbi Zwickler's Weekly WebDvar, click here. 



  • Camp Shemesh: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at is limited so sign up today. Early bird deadline is April 19th. For more information please reach out to
  • Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at Space is limited so sign up today.  For more information please reach out to
  • Visit our new website at Update your profile information by logging in  from the upper right corner, and clicking on "My Account".  Update your 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.
  • Dr. Torin Rutner is conducting COVID testing and COVID antibody testing locally. If you would like to make an appointment, please call or text him at 973 568-4469. 



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Fri, June 2 2023 13 Sivan 5783