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Announcements: Parshat Nasso- May 21-May23

05/21/2021 11:30:59 AM

May21

 

SCHEDULE

Friday: 
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
7:54PM: Candle Lighting

Shabbat:
Learning on Shabbat is sponsored by Shari & David Cherna in commemoration of the Shloshim of David's mother, Sylvia Cherna (Tzivya bas Asher Anshul halevi)

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 
9:13AM: 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
7:50PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

8:52PM: Maariv in the Main Shul and the Shul Parking Lot
9:02PM: Havdalah

Sunday:
8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
8:05PM: Mincha

 

RABBI'S MESSAGE

The Gemara in Sotah says that Rav Yochanan ben Zakai made nine enactments after the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash, in order to preserve the memory of the mikdash.  One of the enactments was that Kohanim must take off their shoes when blessing the Jewish people. The gemara offers the rationale that perhaps one of the Kohanim would reach down to fix a strap on his shoe while the others were reciting the bracha, and people would conclude that the Kohein adjusting his shoe was not a real Kohein.  The lesson of the Gemara can serve as an important reminder that we must balance the freedom of our own convictions and opinions with that of the reputation of ourselves, our family, and our community.  It has been disturbing to see how some of our fellow Jews have criticized Israel during this critical moment of crisis.  We must always remember that our loyalties must be to the survival of our people more than anything else.  It is heartbreaking to see the language some of our own brethren have used in an effort to maintain their popularity in society.  The seal of Hashem is the word truth.  If we fail to stand for truth, as Hashem’s children, we have truly lost our soul. Good Shabbos!

-Please join us at our local rally for Israel taking place in Livingston this Sunday.  

 

Israel Solidarity Rally & March
Sunday, May 23 from 11:15AM- 12:15PM: Israel Solidarity Rally & March -Meet in Suburban Torah parking lot. March will begin at 11:30 am SHARP. We will make a right out of the parking lot and another right at the corner of South Livingston Ave and Route 10 (Starbucks).  We will proceed down South Livingston Ave to the Gazebo area in front of Town Hall for our rally.  We plan to be at Town Hall by noon for 15 minutes of speeches.  The rally will end at 12:15 pm. 

Thank you Rabbi Mischel and the Livingston Police Department for helping to coordinate. 
Our current participating synagogues/organizations  are: Ahavas Achim B’nai Jacob and David (West Orange), B’nai Shalom (West Orange),  Congregation Israel (Springfield), Etz Chaim (Livingston), West Orange & MetroWest NCSY, Ohr Torah (West Orange), Suburban Torah (Livingston). 

HOW CAN I HELP? 
1. Please reach out to any local shuls (all denominations) to join us in this important event.
2.  Come and  invite 10 friends to join us
3. Make signs in support of Israel
4. Small Israeli flags have been ordered, but if you have large ones or small ones, please  bring with you.

 

MAZEL TOVS

  • Mazel Tov to Bernie & Helen Neustadt on the birth of a grandson, Binyamin Yaakov. Mazel Tov to parents Ephi & Rivka Sinowitz.  Mazel Tov to grandparents Dr. Mel & Betty Sinowitz, the baby's siblings, and the entire Neustadt and Sinowitz families. 
  • Mazel Tov to Andrea Bier on becoming the incoming president of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest.
  • Mazel Tov to Eta and Mark Levenson for being honored at the recent virtual Gala of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest. 
  • Mazel Tov to Rivka Hindin for being honored this coming week at the JKHA/RKYHS Annual Dinner.

 

CONDOLENCES

  • We mourn the loss of Yigal Yehoshua, 56, who was lynched by a mob in Lod last week. Ha-Shem yikom damo.

 

YOUTH

  •  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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

  • Sunday, May 23: Extended Deadline!!! Last call for Men's Club Wine Sale- Click here for Wine Sale Order Form, Fill out the Wine Sale Order Form, Send to aabjd.wine.sale@gmail.com. For more information contact Jaicky Tammam at jaickytammam@gmail.com
  • Sunday, May 23 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, May 23 from 11:15AM- 12:15PM: Israel Solidarity Rally & March -Meet in Suburban Torah parking lot. March will begin at 11:30 am SHARP. We will make a right out of the parking lot and another right at the corner of South Livingston Ave and Route 10 (Starbucks).  We will proceed down South Livingston Ave to the Gazebo area in front of Town Hall for our rally.  We plan to be at Town Hall by noon for 15 minutes of speeches.  The rally will end at 12:15 pm. Thank you Rabbi Mischel and the Livingston Police Department for helping to coordinate. Click here for more info. 
  • Monday, May 24 at 8:30PM: General Membership Meeting. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, May 25 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 25  at 7:15PM: 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, May 27 at 7:15PM: Join us for a Gemara Shiur on Mesechet Kiddushin led by Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler. Click here for more info.
  • Save the Date! Wednesday, June 2 at 7:30PM: (please note the earlier time) Join us for a lecture by Nechama Price, director of Yeshiva University's Graduate Program for Advanced Talmud Studies and our Community Yoetzet Halacha. She will speak on the topic of "Disappearing Characters in Tanach." The Zoom meeting can be accessed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87081822585?pwd=dUxmU1BsYlUwZXpMMjhkcXI1NUhBUT09. The meeting ID is 870 8182 2585 and the passcode is 763415.

 

EVENT REPLAYS

 

UPDATES & REMINDERS 

  • Camp Shemesh: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at https://www.aabjd.org/camp-shemeshSpace is limited so sign up today. For more information please reach out to campshemesh@aabjd.org.
  • Lauren Elise Bier Nursery School: Registration is open! Registration forms can be found at https://www.aabjd.org/nursery-school. Space is limited so sign up today.  For more information please reach out to alizam@aabjd.org.
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  • 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!  

 

CHESED OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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  https://forms.gle/gkMCuxWwSmwnNQsr7 or reach out to any of us at WOLivGives@gmail.com
  • 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 http://jewishjobnetwork.com.  If you have any questions on the above, please reach out to Fernand Schoppig - schoppig@fsassociates.com

 

SAFETY REMINDERS

  • 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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