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Announcements: Shabbat Mevarchim- Parshat Pinchus: July 2- July 4

07/02/2021 01:00:00 PM




5:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
7:00PM/ 7:00PM: Candle Lighting/ Mincha in the Main Shul 
8:14PM: Candle Lighting

7:45AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash
After the Hashkomah Minyan, the Mishna Brura group will be in the Library and will be studying the laws of Brachot on foods.
8:30AM: Shabbos Morning Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler (in the Social Hall)
9:00AM: Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:15AM: Kriat Shema (Everyone is reminded to please say Kriat Shema before 9:13 AM)
9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash. This week's dvar torah will be given by
Eliot Bank following Adon Olam.  
6:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
7:10PM: Join Rabbi Zwickler 1 hour before Mincha  for 
"The Three Weeks Series - Part 2" (in the Main Shul) 
8:05PM: Sephardic Mincha
8:10PM: Mincha in Main Shul 

Mark Levenson will speak at Seudah Shlishit on the recently formed Israeli government and the key challenges facing the Jewish state. From his unique position of  representing a myriad of organization (ZOA, NJ Israeli Commission, Jewish Agency amongst others)  he will share his  perspective and will tell us about his trip.
9:13PM: Maariv in the Main Shul
9:23PM: Havdalah

Please join the Parking lot Minyan Whatsapp Chat and express your interest in a parking lot minyan.

Sunday: (Please note that all davening from Sunday through Thursday is in the Smilowitz BM)
7:00AM: Shacharit 
8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:00 AM: Shacharit
8:20PM: Mincha



As the period of mourning for the Bais Hamikdash is now upon us, it is appropriate to try to relate to the service in the Bais Hamikdash in some way.

 The words עולת שבת בשבתו which we recite in Musaf of Shabbos are found in our Parsha.  The Meshech Chochma zt”l explains that the reason only Olah sacrifices were offered during the Musaf service on Shabbos in the Bais Hamikdash is because the Olah sacrifice, (according to the Yerushalmi in Yoma) atones for improper thoughts, while Chatas offerings atone for actual physical sins. Since on Shabbos we rest from active labor, we don’t come to sin in a physical way through the work that we engage in regularly. It is for this reason that Chatas offerings are not brought on Shabbos.  Yet throughout the course of Shabbos, our mind wanders and we may end up thinking about negative behavior which may lead to sin in some fashion. As an atonement for those moments of sinful thoughts we offer the korban Olah each Shabbos. May we merit to spend our Shabbos with a positive and productive mindset that will set the tone for each coming week. Good Shabbos!

- Have you recently moved to West Orange?  All families who have moved in since August 2019 through now are invited on Monday, July 19 at 6:00PM to the home of Rabbi Eliezer & Sharon Zwickler, 25 Curtis Avenue. Please RSVP by July 14 to


Mazel Tovs

  • Mazel Tov to Susan and Abbi Warshaw on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Moshe Mittel. Mazel Tov to Parents Rachel and Yitzy Mittel and the entire Warshaw and Mittel families. 
  • Mazel Tov to Yael Chamama on her engagement to Hananya Haridim. Mazel Tov to parents Roland and Tova Chamama and Yosef and Ofra Haridim, grandmothers Bernice Weinberger and Dina Barshalom, and to the entire Chamama/Haridim families.
  • Mazel tov to Rebetzin Bessie (Batya) Kra on the Bar Mitzvah of her great grandson Moshe Mordechai Kra. Mazel tov to parents Amira and Yossi Kra, grandparents Ruth and Ethan Kra and Gila and H Saltzman and to siblings Akiva, Noam and Ariella.
  • Mazel tov to Arthur and Allegra Shmulevsky on the birth of a baby boy. Mazel Tov to siblings Asher, Amital and Avi. 


  • We regret to announce the passing of Kurt Altmann, husband of Tivona, and longtime member and builder of our shul and the West Orange Jewish community. Tivona, Karen, Dory Altmann and Sharon Brickman will be sitting shiva at the Altmann home, 69 Stanford Avenue, West Orange. Sunday, July 4: from 11AM-1PM, 2-4PM, 6-9PM with a Mincha/Maariv at 6:45PM. Monday, July 5: from 11AM-1PM, 2-4PM, 6-9PM with a Mincha/Maariv at 6:45PM.


  • Welcome to Barrie, David, Zach and Yoni Chaise who moved to Terrace Ave. this week.
  • Welcome to Gabriel Yarmush and Talia Liben Yarmush and their two sons Ezra and Asher who moved to Crestwood Ave. this week.



  • Modified summer groups for k-1st grade boys and girls only. Click here for more info. 
  • Calling all HS age students:   AABJ&D is looking for youth leaders for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you are interested - whether or not you have been a youth leader in the past - please fill out the following survey: Follow up and interviews will take place in August! 
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, July 4 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, July 6 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Thursday, July 8 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! Shabbat, July 10: Hakarat Hatov Shabbat-  Give Thanks to: Andrew Yolin, Torin Rutner, Covid Task Force, Minyan leaders & hosts, Outgoing EC & Board members, Rabbi Zwickler & Rabbi Sharbat, WO/LIV Chesed committee. After davening in the parking lot. Open to all.  No registration required. Shabbat Lunch- Register on the shul website. Place an ad in the Hakarat Hatov Journal. Minimum gift of $180 per person. For more information click here.  Click here to register now. 
  • Save the Date: Sunday, July 11 from 9:00AM-1:00PM- Blood Drive at AABJ&D. To sign up for an appointment, click here
  • Save the Date: Sunday, July 11 at 4:00PM: Come cheer on team Israel in baseball as they head to the Olympics. Israel's National Baseball team vs FDNY. For more information and to purchase tickets click here
  • Save The Date: Sunday, July 11 at 8:30PM: Women's Rosh Chodesh Shiur with Rabbi Sharbat



  • Click here to check out Rabbi Zwickler's weekly Webdvar. 
  • Click here to view "Through the Looking Glass: The Jewish Calendar as a Mirror for Life," by Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein.



  • 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 -



  • 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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