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Announcements: Parshat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim- April 23-April 25

04/23/2021 01:24:12 PM




5:00PM: Mincha at the Cherna Shiva House 
7:00PM/ 7:00PM: Candle Lighting/ Mincha in the Main Shul and Parking Lot
7:26PM: 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)
9:30AM: Kriat Shema
6:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot
6:15PM: Pirkei Avot Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (under the awning outside the Shul)

7:00PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:25PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

8:20PM: Maariv in the Main Shul and the Shul Parking Lot
8:30PM: Havdalah

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

7:35PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



The Torah commands that we may not have hatred toward our fellow Jew within our heart. Rav Hirsch zt”l points out that the Torah uses the word “brother” in this pasuk in order to teach us an important lesson. He explains that there are moments, based on events or interactions which take place, when we may no longer consider someone else a friend. Nevertheless, even at that time, we must remember that they are still a member of our national family, and that title cannot be lost.  May we strive to love each other despite our faults and differences.  Good Shabbos!


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Sylvia Cherna, beloved mother of David Cherna. Shiva will take place in the Cherna backyard  (weather permitting), 51 Edgemont Road, West Orange, NJ through Wednesday morning. Shiva Schedule: Friday: Outside-2PM-5PM/ Saturday: After Shabbat until 10:30PM/ Sunday: Zoom-10AM- 12PM/ Outside-2PM-5PM and 7PM-9PM/ Monday: Zoom-10AM- 12PM/Outside-2PM-5PM and 7PM-9PM/ Tuesday: Zoom-10AM- 12M/Outside-2PM-5PM and 7PM-9PM. Join Zoom Meeting: https: // ID: 852 8673 0731. To sign up for daveninclick here. David is also available by cell (347) 267-4616. 
  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Syon Eghbali, beloved father of Nahid Ohevshalom. Shiva has concluded. 


  • Parsha Sheets: Click here for Acharie Mot. Click here for Kedoshim.
  • Looking forward to seeing the 2nd grade girls this Shabbat for their Oneg! 
  • April 25th Joint AABJ&D 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. Rain date will be Sunday May 2nd! All who registered will be emailed new information Saturday night!
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, April 25 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.
  • Tuesday, April 27 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 27  at 8:15PM (Please note new time): 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. 
  • 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. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, April 29 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: Sunday, May 2 at 10:00AM:  Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, along with the Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School at Congregation AABJ&D and the Iris & Errol Berman Early Childhood Center at Suburban Torah, invite the community to JKHA for "Build Up to Shavuot".  Early childhood families will engage in Lag B'omer and Shavuot hands-on activities outdoors on our state-of-the-art campus. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required for children ages 2 and up.  To register or for any questions, please contact Allison Lyons, JKHA Director of Admissions, at or 862-437-8050.  Click here for more info. 
  • Save The Date: Sunday, May 2 at 11:30AM:  Do you know anyone who is looking to move? Now is a great time to check out our amazing West Orange community! On May 2nd, the Marketing Committee is pleased to be hosting a Discover West Orange Drive-By event. This will be a great opportunity for prospective families to meet the Rabbis and community members, take a tour of our shuls and schools, and experience some of our local food establishments.  To register or for any questions, please email
  • 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. 
  • 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!





  • 2021 SHUL DIRECTORY: Please take a moment to look at the current Shul directory to verify your information.If you would like to add your cell phone numbers, emails or make any changes please email all of the information to the Shul office at  If you have moved into the community since the last directory please make sure we have your listing. If you would like to advertise your business, all full page ads are $300. All ads must be prepaid. All changes must be in no later than Friday, May 14. 
  • Camp Shemesh: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at is limited so sign up today. 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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