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Announcements: Rosh Chodesh Av- Parsha Matot-Masei: July 9- July 11

07/09/2021 11:18:12 AM




5:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
7:00PM/ 7:00PM: Candle Lighting/ Mincha in the Main Shul 
8:12PM: Candle Lighting

7:30AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash (Please note time change this week)
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 
9:18AM: Kriat Shema 
9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash. This week's dvar torah will be given by
Lew Abrams following Adon Olam.  
6:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
7:05PM: Join Rabbi Zwickler 1 hour before Mincha  for 
"The Three Weeks Series - Part 3" (in the Main Shul) 
8:00PM: Sephardic Mincha
8:05PM: Mincha in Main Shul 

9:10PM: Maariv in the Main Shul
9:20PM: Havdalah

The entire congregation is invited to a kiddush in honor of  the following people who dedicated so much time and effort to the shul and have now finished their terms of office: Immediately following that will be the Hakarat Hatov luncheon for those who have signed up. 

   Committee chairs:
  •       Rob Wagner - House Committee
  •       Barbara Muskin -  Israel Action and Advocacy Committee
  •       Shira Waldstricher, Jenn Minsky, Pam Greenwood - Youth Committee
 Executive Committee members:
  • Andrew Yolin - President
  • Jeff Lichtman - First VP
  • Chaim Goldman, Doron Zeif, Stephen Isler - VP
  • Matt Greenwood - Treasurer
  • Paula Peikes - Vice Chair of the Board
  • Bryan Bier - President Emeritus
   Outgoing Board members:
  • Evan Galatz
  • Betty Lando
  • David Moskowitz
  • Barbara Muskin
  • Paula Peikes
  • Juliet Rutner
  • Aaron Strauss
  • Mica Usdan

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
8:15PM: Mincha



A man randomly visited the town of Gur during the “Three Weeks”, and went to visit the Sfas Emes zt”, the Gerrer Rebbe.  The Rebbe asked him what the occasion was for his visit to the town. The man responded that it was his family cusom to travel the roads during this period in order to connect to the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash and the exile of Hashem’s Shechina. The Sfas Emes responded that one must be reminded during this time that we too, are not at home.  As the month of Av begins,we try to make this period as relevant as possible to our lives.  

-As we continue to get back to our normal lives, this Shabbos we express our Hakaras Hatov to the members of our community who were of exceptional assistance and support throughout the pandemic.  As we emerge from this difficult period, we celebrate the special shul community that we live in.

-Mazel Tov to Rabbi Sharbat on being elected to the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America.

- 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 Tov to Michele and David Glazer on the birth of a grandson.  Mazel Tov to parents Rachel and Josh Aron, and siblings Dalia, Gavi, Ahuva and Shaya.  Mazel Tov to Aunts and Uncles, Dara and Jason Silverstein and Josh Glazer, and to the entire Glazer and Aron families.
  • Mazel Tov to Deborah and Howard Druce on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazel Tov to parents Eliana and Nathaniel Druce and to big brother Avi. Mazel Tov to the extended family.


  • Welcome to Juliya and Albert Ismailov and family who are visiting the community this Shabbat. 


  • Click here for parsha sheets.
  • 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 11 from 9:00AM-1:00PM- Blood Drive at AABJ&D. To sign up for an appointment, click here
  • Sunday, July 11 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, 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
  • Sunday, July 11 at 7:00PM (Please note earlier time): All women are invited to join Rabbi Sharbat for a text based Rosh Chodesh Shiur. This shiur is sponsored by Nurith Shellim in commemoration of the yahrzeit of her parents Tamara bat Simha v Salak, yarzeit is the 11th of Av,  and Obadia ben Hannah v Abraham Eziekel, yarzeit is the 2nd of Elul.  For more info, click here
  • Tuesday, July 13 at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parshat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more info. 
  • Wednesday, July 14 at 8:15AM: Current Issues in Halacha Given by Joel Rich- Orthodoxy and Homosexuality-your turn. Join Zoom Meeting- Meeting ID: 748 1247 5423- Passcode: B6uMha. 
  • Thursday, July 15 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! Tuesday, July 27 at 8:30PM: Join Rabbi Sharbat for a 6 week series on Sefer Ezra. Click here for more info. 



  • Click here to check out Rabbi Zwickler's weekly Webdvar. 


  • 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 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 -



  • 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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