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Announcements: Parshat Sh'lach- Shabbat Mevarchim- June 4-June 6

06/04/2021 11:31:46 AM




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
8:06PM: Candle Lighting

Our weekly Kiddush is back! Come Daven and then enjoy a hot kiddush outdoors. Hashkama and Sephardic Kiddushim will be on the patio. Kiddushim following the 9:00 and 9:30 Minyanim will be in the parking lot behind the social hall.

7:45AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash
8:30AM: In the Shul parking lot
8:30AM: Shabbos Morning Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (in the Social Hall)
9:00AM: Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:11AM: Kriat Shema
9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash  * 
Please remember to say Berachot and K’riyat Shema at home prior to Sof Zman K’riyat Shema
6:00PM: Mincha in the Shul Parking Lot
Join Rabbi Sharbat 1 hour before Mincha for Pirkei Avot Shiur (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

7:00AM: Shacharit 
8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
8:15PM: Mincha



With June now upon us, that means the school year is coming to a close, and we look forward to the summer months ahead. One of the mitzvos commanded in our parsha is that Hafrashas Challah. We are told that once a mixture becomes dough, we are required to separate a portion as "Challa", which is given to the Kohein, although today it is burnt. The Tal Oros explains that this mitzvah is also connected to the obligation that parents have to educate their children in the path of Torah. When one separates Challah she must do so at the first opportunity that the mixture turns into dough. Once the dough is firm enough to be kneaded, challah should be taken. So too when it comes to education, we must educate our children from a very young age to follow the path of Torah and mitzvos. Some may think that a child need only be exposed to an atmosphere and surrounding that is engulfed in Torah only when they begin to get older. The Torah's message is that the opposite is true.  The most important part of a child's education is the beginning, the early years, when a child first reaches the age of chinuch, the early school years. "Mireishis Arisoseichim Titnu LaHashem" - "From the very first moment it becomes dough, it should be given to Hashem". The Torah teaches us a valuable lesson applicable even in difficult economic times.  The value of a Yeshiva education is a gift that we give our children which will stay with them for their entire lives.  It is valuable beyond its cost and is irreplaceable. At the same time, for those children who can’t be in Yeshiva, the efforts made by parents to supplement their Torah education is vital to their future. As challenging as it has been for some of us to pay tuition this year, we can take comfort in knowing that we have given our children a gift for life.  Good Shabbos!   



  • Mazel Tov to Stephanie Bassan on her recent marriage to Jonathan Buring. Mazel Tov to parents Debra & Aaron Bassan, Donna Buring, and Martin Buring. Mazel Tov to grandparents Pearl Bassan, Moshe Handler, Rhoda and Norman Kagan and to the entire Bassan and Buring families.
  • Mazel Tov to Bernie & Helen Neustadt on the birth of a great-granddaughter.  Mazel Tov to parents Yehudas & Zippora Guttman and to grandparents Dr. Mordy & Aviella Neustadt and Mr. & Mrs. Meyer Guttman, great grandmother Dr. Batya Travitsky, and their entire families.  
  • Mazel Tov to Mira Braverman on her Bat Mitzvah. Mazel  Tov to parents Sara & Roger Braverman. 



  •  Click here  for Parsha Sheets.
  • Shabbat Morning Youth Groups: All K-5th grade girls and boys are invited to join us in the Shul parking lot. 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, June 6 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 8 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, June 8  at 8:00PM: Women's Rosh Chodesh Siur led by Rabbi Sharbat. This Shiur is sponsored by Yaffa Hollander in commemoration of the yahrzeit of her father, Ephraim Ben HaChaver Yitzchok Zvi HaLevi. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, June 10 at 7:15PM: Join us for a Gemara Shiur on Mesechet Kiddushin led by Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler. Click here for more info.
  • Monday, June 14th at 7:30PM  Please join the West Orange Mikvah Annual Membership meeting, which will be virtual via Zoom:  Meeting id:: 340 692 7343 passcode:  825905
  • Shabbat, June 19: Graduation Shabbat- Join us as we celebrate our 2020 and 2021 graduates.Come and hear Davening and Divrei Torah led by some of our graduates. $25 per graduate (suggested donation) Click here to sign up your graduates so they can be recognized. Click here for more info. 
  • Save the NEW Date! Wednesday, June 23: Evening of Hakarot Hatov. Join us in person for a BBQ dinner, live music and fun! 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. 
  • Save the Date: Monday, June 28 at 8:00PM: All women are invited to hear Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein for the last Women's Beit Midrash program of the season. Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein is a renowned speaker and educator, as well as the granddaughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Marcus. More information about the lecture and Zoom details to follow. To help sponsor this program, please email



  • Click here to check out the latest Nechama Price lecture.



  • 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.
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  • 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 -



  • 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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