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Announcements: Parshat Bamidbar and Shavuot

05/14/2021 12:08:46 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
7:48PM: Candle Lighting

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

8:45AM: Shabbos Morning Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (in the Social Hall)
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:16AM: Kriat Shema

6:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot
6:45PM: Pirkei Avot Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (under the awning outside the Shul)

7:00PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:45PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

8:45PM: Maariv in the Main Shul and the Shul Parking Lot
8:55PM: Havdalah

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

7:50PM: Candle lighting
7:55PM: Mincha/ 8:45PM: Maariv (Main Shul and Parking Lot)
11:30PM: Tikkun Leil Shavuot 

Shavuot, Day 1, Monday, May 17:
4:35AM: Sephardim 

5:00AM: Neitz Minyan 
7:30AM: Shacharit (Main Shul) 
8:30AM: Shacharit (Parking lot) 
9:30AM: Shacharit (Main Shul) 
4:30-5:00PM:  Grades 1-4/ 5:30-6:00PM:  Grades 5-8. All kids are invited for Torah and Ice cream at the home of Rabbi & Sharon Zwickler-  Click here for more info. 

6:20PM: Sepharic Mincha 
7:55PM: Mincha/ 8:40PM: Maariv  (Main Shul and Parking Lot)
Candle lighting after 8:56 PM

Shavuot, Day 2, Tuesday, May 18 **Yizkor**:
7:30AM: Shacharit (Main Shul) 
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
8:30AM: Shacharit (Parking Lot) 
9:30AM: Shacharit (Main Shul)  
7:50PM: Sephardic Mincha 
7:55PM: Mincha 
(Main Shul and Parking Lot)
8:53PM: Maariv (Main Shul and Parking Lot)
8:58PM: Havdalah 

* Please note that beginning on Wednesday there will be a weekday Shacharit Minyan at  6:15AM  in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash. 



This has been a very troubling and difficult week for Israel and the Jewish community throughout the world.  While we started the week celebrating Yom Yerushalayim, we ended the week in absolute turmoil.  The citizens of Israel have been under attack since early Tuesday with close to 1500 rockets across the country.  It is hard to make sense of the unrest taking place within Israel between the Jewish and Arab citizens. When the Jewish people encamped around Har Sinai, Rashi says that we did so as one people with one heart.  At times of crisis our internal feuds and conflicts seem to be so frivolous in retrospect.  Let us take this time to reflect on the need to be united with our people regardless of how they look, dress, or what they believe.

-As we welcome Shavuos this year, as a people we are facing challenging times.  The situation in Israel is terribly troubling.  There is no more important time for the unity of the Jewish people then now.  Communally, last year on Shavuos, we were confined to our homes, this year we return to our second home.We have returned to our shul with davening, shiurim, and programming.  Whether outside or inside we hope to welcome back our membership with a sense of gratitude and excitement for our future.  As we accept the Torah anew, let us recommit ourselves to the spirit of a Torah community that has been the bedrock of our Shul since its inception.

-We mourn the loss of the following victims of terror in Israel this week: Leah Yom Tov, 63, of Rishon Letzion; Khalil Awad, 52, and his 16 year old daughter Nadin, of Lod; Soumya Santosh, 30, of Ashkelon; Nella Gurevitz, in her 80s, of Ashkelon; Omer Tabib, 21, an IDF soldier from Elyakim; and Ido Abigail, a 5 year old boy from Sderot. Ha-Shem yikom damam.

-Please take action and urge Congress to stand with Israel and condemn Hamas rocket Attacks. 

Good Shabbos and Chag Sameach!


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Malka Tokayer, Bracha Malka Bas Chayim Yosef, mother of Ricki Roth. Shiva is taking place in Florida. Ricki can be reached on her cell at 973-570-0909.


Shavuot @ AABJ&D

  • Pre Shavuot Delivery: Sisterhood will be delivering a special Shavuot package including Cheesecake and AABJ&D Shavuot publications, to all members on Sunday between 11:00AM-1:00PM.  If you will not be home or would like to opt out, please email the shul office at
  • Davening: Click here for a complete Shavuot Davening Schedule. 
  • Tikkun Leil Shavuot & Daytime Learning Schedule: We are excited to be offering a packed schedule of both indoor and outdoor learning. Join us for robust youth programming, including the ability to win a Nintendo switch, all-you-can-eat at holy schnitzel, and gift cards! The more you learn the more chances to win! Thank You to our Tikkun Leil Shavuot Sponsors: Esti & Jason Buskin in loving memory of Esti’s grandfather, Chaim ben Avraham Zev z”l, The Ben Zikry family, and Holy Schnitzel.
  • Shavuot Edition of The Chronicle & Counting Up: The two publications have been combined into one for your convenience. Many thanks to all of the sponsors and contributors. Click here to read now. A printed copy will be included in the pre-Shavuot Sisterhood delivery on Sunday.
  • Youth: Pre Shavuot Event, 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 to see more info.  Click here  to sign up today!
  • Monday, May 17: Torah and Ice Cream, First Day of Shavuot at the home of Rabbi & Sharon Zwickler: All children grades 1-8 are invited to the home of Rabbi & Sharon Zwickler, 25 Curtis Avenue, on the first day of Shavuot for some Torah and ice creamClick here  for more info. 
  • Tuesday, May 18: Youth: No Bake Cheesecakes Truffles: All children ages 2-5 years old are invited on the second day of Shavuot from 3:00pm-3:25pm to join us in the Shul parking lot. Click here fore more info. Click here to sign up today! 


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



  • Sunday, May 16 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.
  • Thursday, May 20 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: 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. 



  • To enjoy Rabbi Zwickler's Weekly WebDvar, click here. 
  • Click here to check out the latest Women's Beit MIdrash Program. 



  • 2021 SHUL DIRECTORY- LAST CALL!!! 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 21. 
  • 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.
  • Click here to join the AABJ&D WhatsApp 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 -



  • Fully vaccinated members at outdoor minyanim no longer need to wear masks, provided they continue to socially distance. Fully vaccinated means you are 2 weeks after the second shot from Moderna or Pfizer/BioNtech, or the single shot from J&J. We will not be checking vaccination cards, but expect our members to act on the honor system, for the safety and comfort of their fellow members. This does not apply to indoor minyanim, where masks remain required  per state guidelines.
  • 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