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Announcements: Parshat Beha'alotcha- May 28-May 30

05/28/2021 12:22:18 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
8:01PM: Candle Lighting

Learning this Shabbat is sponsored by Judy and Ari Levitan for the Yahrzeit of Judy’s Father Bennett Koppelman Binyamin Ben Yisrael.

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 
9:11AM: Kriat Shema

6:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot
6:45PM: Pirkei Avot Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (in the Main Sanctuary)

7:35PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:55PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Join Rabbi Zwickler for Torah In 20 in the Main Sanctuary between Mincha and Maariv. 

8:59PM: Maariv in the Main Shul and the Shul Parking Lot
9:09PM: Havdalah

8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
8:10PM: Mincha


In consultation/based on discussion with ritual committee and Rabbis, effective as of Shabbat, June 5th, the summer Shabbat Schedule: 
7:45 AM Smilowitz Beit Midrash
8:30 AM Parking Lot 
9:00 AM Sephardic Shacharit
9:00 AM  Main Shul
9:30 AM  Smilowitz Beit Midrash
7:00AM Shacharit (Starts June 6)



The Gemara in Brachos says that when we daven for a sick person, it is not necessary to invoke the person’s name.  The Gemara bases its statement on the tefillah that Moshe recited on behalf of Miriam in our Parsha, which did not invoke Miriam’ or her mother Yocheveds  name. The Magen Avraham explains that the Gemara is referring to a person praying in  the presence of the sick person, as opposed to davening for  the choleh when not in their presence.  The Ostrovtza Rebbi zt”l found an interesting gematria on the words “Refa Na” recited by Moshe.  The numerical value of “Refa Na” is 332, and the numerical value of “Miriam Yocheved” is also 332.  The Rebbi asserts that Moshe therefore mentioned Miriam’s name in a concealed way. Good Shabbos!

-I will be away on vacation this week, returning on Friday,  please contact Rabbi Sharbat for any matters which are urgent or time sensitive.



  • Mazel Tov to Liat Greenwood on her upcoming marriage to Chaim Chernoff of Skokie, IL.  Mazel Tov to parents Pam & Matt Greenwood, siblings Dov, Sefi and Sarit, and grandparents Rosanne and Al Skopp.
  • Mazel Tov to Bernie & Helen Neustadt on the birth of a great granddaughter.  Mazel Tov to parents Shabsi & Henny Neustadt and to grandparents Dr. Mordy & Aviella Neustadt, Dr. Batya Travitsky, Rabbi & Mrs. Aaron Rivlin and their entire families.  
  • Mazel Tov to Marcia & Jay Goldfischer on the engagement of their grandson, Moshe Tov of Modin’in to Elanit Atkin of Efrat. Mazel Tov to parents Debbie & Rabbi Barry Goldfischer and Yael & Joel Atkin. Mazel Tov to grandparents Janet & Avi Toledano of England and all the siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins.
  • Mazel Tov to Shari & Herb Faleck on the birth and bris of their grandson, Eyal Matan.   Mazel Tov to parents Deena & David, to big sisters Liana, Kira and Maytal, and to the entire Faleck and Peyser families.  
  • Mazel Tov to Jared & Atara Rutner on the birth of a son. Mazel Tov to grandparents Torin & Juliet Rutner and Seth & Ilana Friedman. Mazel Tov to Bernie & Judy Schanzer and Jack & Wendee Rutner on the birth of their first great grandchild. Mazel Tov to Atara’s grandparents. Mazel Tov to all the aunts, uncles & cousins.



  •  Click here  for Parsha Sheets.
  • Shabbat Youth Groups: All K and 1st grade girls and boys are invited to join us in the Shul parking lot for youth groups from 10:15-11AM- Masks must be worn by anyone attending. Click here for more info. 
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, May 30 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, June 1  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. 
  • 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 The meeting ID is 870 8182 2585 and the passcode is 763415. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the Date! Wednesday, June 24: Evening of Hakarot Hatov. Let's recognize the tireless efforts of our friends and neighbors, including: Andrew Yolin, Torin Rutner, our Covid Task Force, Minyan leaders and hosts, as well as our Rabbis and many others. Place your ad in the Hakarat Hatov Journal. Click here for more info. 



  • 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. 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
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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!  



  • 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 -



  • Vaccinated individuals are no longer required to mask inside or outside the shul building.
  • Non-vaccinated individuals must still mask while indoors. They do not need to mask outdoors.
  • Nursery school and camp employees, while engaged with children, must continue to mask at all times.
  • Social distancing will no longer be required indoors or outdoors on the AABJ&D Campus. However, we will continue to maintain a social distance seating section in both the Main Sanctuary and the Beit Midrash for the foreseeable future.
  • 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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