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Announcements: Behar-Bechukotai- May 7-May 9

05/07/2021 12:44:46 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
7:41PM: Candle Lighting

Join us for a community wide Mental Health Shabbat sponsored by the AABJ&D Inclusion Committee. Featuring Scholar In Residence Rona Novick. For more info click here. To find out more information on additional speakers and to register, click here

7:30 & 9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Shul 
8:30AM: In the Shul parking lot

8:45AM: Shabbat Morning Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (in the Social Hall)
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:20AM: Kriat Shema

6:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot
6:40PM: Pirkei Avot Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (under the awning outside the Shul)

7:10PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:40PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

8:37PM: Maariv in the Main Shul and the Shul Parking Lot
8:47PM: Havdalah

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

7:50PM: Mincha/Maariv

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



There was a post this week on an Orthodox mental health listserv seeking therapists to offer treatment via telehealth, to those struggling with the Meron tragedy in Israel.  While there are plenty of competent therapists in Israel, the emotional impact of the tragedy is staggering in numbers. Many Shuls are dedicating this Shabbos to raising awareness and focus to the topic of mental health. When stressful events take place in our lives, whether macro or micro, we are often impacted on some level.  Many times we simply keep on moving and continue to function as best as possible, until the emotional impact takes its toll to the effect where our ability to carry on in a healthy way is compromised. Rashi comments on the Torahs commandment to strengthen a person who is struggling.  He gives an example of a donkey which is about to fall over from the weight of its load.  We are instructed to help lighten the load while it is still on the donkey, because if the donkey falls over, it will be in need of much more assistance.  This example can be relevant to our own mental health.  If we are attentive to our struggle and seek appropriate support and assistance, we will avoid a future crisis that can become even more challenging.  May we strengthen ourselves and each other, by destigmatizing mental health and addressing the challenges we face with strength and courage. Good Shabbos!

I invite everyone to join me for a community wide Mental Health Shabbat sponsored by the AABJ&D Inclusion Committee featuring Dr. Rona Novick and Marc Fein. See more information on registration and times in the announcements. 



  • Mazel Tov to Shari & David Cherna on the birth of a granddaughter.  Mazel Tov to parents Rebecca & Ami Schwarcz and big brother Dylan.  Mazel Tov to great grandmother Natalie Schonfeld, aunt and uncles Rachel & Zach, and Sammy.  Mazel Tov to grandparents Rick & Bruriah Schwarcz and the entire Cherna and Schwarcz families.
  • Mazel Tov to Gail & Bruce Bukiet on the birth of a granddaughter, Orly Shira. Mazel Tov to parents Aviva & Steven Balter. Mazel Tov to big sister Bayla and to the entire family.
  • Mazel Tov to Andra & Craig Goldman on the birth of a granddaughter.  Mazel Tov to parents Deena & Oren Vaknin, grandparents Gabriel and Esther Vaknin, along with aunts, uncles and cousins.



  • We mourn the loss of 19-year-old Yehuda Guetta of Yerushalayim, who was killed by a terrorist in a drive by shooting in Tapuach Junction. Ha-Shem yikom damo.


  •  Click here  for Parsha Behar Sheets. Click here for Parsha Bechukotai Sheets. 
  • Save the Date: Sunday, May 16: Pre-Shavuot Sunday Tie Dye and Spray Paint Event! Come decorate your clothing and the shul parking lot like Hashem decorated Har Sinai. Click here for more info. Click here to pre-register. 
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, May 9 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.
  • Monday, May 10 at 7:00PM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Sharbat for the Women's Rosh Chodesh Shiur. This Shiur is sponsored by Sandy & David Small & Family in memory of their dear father & Zayda, Rabbi Oscar Kline whose yahrzeit  is on the 28 of Iyar, Yom Yerushalayim. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, May 11 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, May 11  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. 
  • Wednesday, 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 information:
    Meeting ID: 856 8256 2719/ Passcode: 802176. 
    The shiur is being sponsored by Hattie and Arthur Dubroff in memory of Muriel Dubroff-מינדל בת יעקב ישראל and Rose Silverman-רחל בת חיים ברוך הלוי; and by Debbie and Ed Berliner in honor of the Teaneck Berliner women -- Rachel and Kira, Ariella and Jill and Violet. Click here for more details. 
  • Thursday, May 13 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 16th: Tikkun Leil Shavuot- Join us for all night leaning program. Rabbi Zwickler (outside at 11:30pm), Rabbi Sharbat (outside at 12:30am), And more! (inside)Raffle Prizes For Kids and  Teens- Including: Nintendo Switch, All-you-can-eat at Holy Schnitzel, And more! Click here for more info. 
  • Save The Date: Monday, May 17, First Day of Shavuot: All kids are invited to join Rabbi and Sharon Zwickler in their backyard, 25 Curtis Avenue, for Torah and Ice Cream! 4:30-5:00PM:  Grades 1-4/ 5:30-6:00PM:  Grades 5-8. Click here for more info. 
  • 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. Let's recogize the tireless efforts of our friends and neighbors: Andrew Yolin, Torin Rutner, our Covid Task Force, Minyan leaders and hosts, as well as our Rabbis and many others. 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. Click here for more info. Click here to sign up now. 





  • Counting Up Is Back: Once again, we are compiling a booklet of Divrei Torah featuring articles from adults, teenagers, and children from our Shul that will be available for Shavout. What better way to learn on Tikkun L'eil Shavuot than through ideas, insights, and lessons from friends and neighbors in our community. We invite every family to be a part of this special project that can be shared for Shavout and beyond. Please submit all Divrei Torah to by Monday, May 10th. Be Counted! In addition to contributing Divrei Torah, we invite you to contribute to "Counting Up" by sponsoring the learning in honor of someone and/or in memory of a loved one. What a beautiful way to instill the love of learning and Torah to our children and pay tribute to the memory of family members. "Be Counted" and be part of this unique learning and teaching experience. $360 Full Page, $250 Half Page, $180 1/4 Page, $54 Listing. To sponsor, go to to  and click on the Donate tab, or  click here and choose "Shavout Book- Counting Up" from the drop-down menu.  For any questions please contact Bryan Bier or Larry Rein. 
  • Shop with Scrip for Shavuot and Support AABJ&D at the same time! Purchase gift cards from all of your favorite stores including Aron's, Shoprite and many more. Go to www.AABJD.ORG/SCRIP and get started today. Click here fore more info. 
  • 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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