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Announcements: Shabbat Mevarchim- Re'eh: August 6-8

08/06/2021 01:31:21 PM


This Shabbat, August 7: Scholar In Residence Featuring Rabbi Nosson Rich
Rabbi Rich, son of Barbara and Joel Rich, will speak at a Friday night tisch and throughout Shabbat. Sponsors are welcome.  Thank you to our Patrons: Alex Malech, Sally and Steve Malech, Meyer Reichman, Debbie and Rich Finkelstein, in honor of Rich’s mother's Yahrzeit, Joan Finkelstein, Shari & David Cherna in commemoration of David’s father’s 10th Yahrzeit (Elchanan ben Moshe Tuvia), Dori & Rich Sobin in commemoration of Dori's father's 13th Yahrzeit on the 21st of Ellul (Hon. Perry J. Shertz, Yaacov Pesach Chizkiyahu ben Kalman Ze'ev), Judy Pizem in memory of Yitzchak Isaac Hillel ben Avraham z”l  (Yitzchak Isaac Hillel Weiss) whose yahrzeit is on the 12th of Elul. Thank you to our Sponsors: Doris and Jay Hartman, Stephanie and Ilan Rosenrauch, Dorene and Ron Richman, Paula and Eliott Jacobs, Jaime Podhurst and Lew Abrams.

Cholent Kiddush
Thanks to Craig Goldman for preparing the Cholent this week.  Anyone interested in making cholent for kiddush in future weeks please speak to Jaicky Tammam.

Seudah Shlishit
Sponsored by Rachel Reichman-Hersey in honor of the marriage of her daughter Rebecca Hersey to Adam Gutman.  All are welcome. Rabbi Herschel Reichman Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University (RIETS) will be speaking at Seudah Shlishit.

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



5:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
7:00PM/ 7:00PM: Candle Lighting/Mincha in the Main Shul 
7:49PM: Candle Lighting
9:30PM: Friday Night Tisch with Rabbi Nosson Rich at the home of Jaicky & Lilli Tammam

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: Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Sharbat

9:00AM: Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:30AM: Kriat Shema 
9:30AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash. Jonathan Eskowitz will be speaking after Adon Olam. 
11:45AM: SIR: Rabbi Nosson Rich 

6:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
6:30PM: SIR: Rabbi Nosson Rich

7:25PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:30PM: Mincha in Main Shul 

8:44PM: Maariv in the Main Shul
8:52PM: Havdalah

Sunday: (Please note that all davening from Sunday through Thursday is in the Smilowitz BM)
Rosh Chodesh Elul

7:00AM: Shacharit 
8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:00 AM: Shacharit
10:00AM: Sefer Madda with Joel Rich
7:50PM: Mincha



את הברכה אשר תשמעו-  The Orach Chaim explains that while the bracha that Torah is speaking of here is the blessing we will receive for fulfilling Hashem’s mitzvos, there is an additional bracha found within these four words.  It is a true bracha to be able to listen to someone else.  How often does our mind wander to what we will respond when we hear someone speak.  INstead of engaging with the message of the speaker, we are accustomed to thinking of our response.  One of the blessings that Hashem gives us is the power of listening.  The more we listen to each other, the more our lives can be enhanced, and our feelings validated by one another.  May we internalize this additional bracha which Hashem sends our way regularly.

-It is a pleasure and honor to welcome Rabbi Noson Rich back home to West Orange.  Rabbi Rich’s success in the world of chinuch not only brings tremendous chinuch to his parents, but also to our shul community.

-I will be out of the office until Tuesday August 24th.  Please contact Rabbi Sharbat for any issues that are time sensitive.



  • Mazel Tov to Rachel Reichman-Hersey on the marriage of her daughter, Rebbeca Hersey to Adam Gutman, son of Rabbi Moshe and Judy Gutman of Livingston, NJ.
  • Mazel Tov to Yisroel and Debra Daitchman on the birth of a baby boy, Naftali Zev Ben Yisroel Meir Levi (Alexander Julian Daitchman). Mazel Tov to Becca and Theo on the birth of their new brother. Mazel Tov to grandparents Abe Brody, Karen Brody, David and Debby Daitchman on the birth of their new grandson.


  • AABJ&D is thrilled to welcome our new youth directors, Shaindy and Dovid Saleman.

    Shaindy and Dovid have joined our community from Queens, New York where they most recently held the position as Youth Directors for the Young Israel of Holliswood. Shaindy received her BA in Anthropology at Queens College and works in Human Resources at the Orthodox Union. Dovid earned his degree in Psychology at Queens College and recently completed his MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Baruch College.

    Shaindy and Dovid are ecstatic to be part of the AABJ&D family. They are eager to get to know everyone look forward to using their combined experiences and knowledge to develop new, fun, and creative events for the youth of AABJ&D!



  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Amy Beth Levenson, beloved mother Jessica and Jared Stein, Daniella Forman, Sam Forman and Charlie Forman. Sister of Mark and Eta Levenson, Susan Levenson, and David Levenson. Shiva Info: Mark will be sitting Shiva outdoors (with his siblings) at his home, 21 Ferris Drive, West Orange, New Jersey from Tuesday evening, August 3 through Sunday night, August 8.  Shiva hours are as follows: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm , 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 9:30 pm. Shacharit in the morning is at 7:30 am and Mincha/ Maariv in the evening at 7:55 pm. There will be no zoom Shiva. Only vaccinated visitors please. For more information, you can call Eta at 973-207-7700. 


Yamim Noraim @ AABJ&D

  • Yamim Noraim Holiday Seats: Click here to sign up for seat now. Main Shul, Beit Midrash, Sephardic Minyan: $225 (Members)  $275 (Non Members), Outdoors: $190 (Members)  $240 (Non Members). Should plans or needs change, we will offer full refunds until August 15th.If you need assistance, contact Meyer at 201-715-8501 or Jason at 917-596-4483, call the office or email
  • Yikzor Book: If you wish to include the names of your loved ones in the 5782 Yizkor book, please complete this form with a charge of $15 per name. Please note: Names listed in previous year(s) will NOT automatically be reprinted. We must receive a response confirming whether or not you want to continue your listing in the book. New names may also be added through the form. All submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, August 18th in order to be included. May the memory of your loved ones be a source of blessing for you and your family. 
  • Lulav and Etrog Sale: Place  your order today! Pick up will be on Motzei Shabbat, September 18 from 8:45-10:00PM. Click here for more info. Click here to order now. 
  • Sheimot Pick Up at AABJ&D- Sunday, August 22 from 11:00AM- 12:30PM: Garbage Bag Size: $30/ Supermarket Bag Size: $10 (Please Note: No boxes this year). You must be there during the designated drop off time and may not leave without paying.
  • Sisterhood Sukkot Poster- Orders yours today! Adorn your sukkah with a beautiful poster. All orders must be in by 8/27. Click here for more info. Click here to order now. 


  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • Sunday, August 8 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.
  • Beginning Monday, August 9! Teshuva Tidbits with Rabbi Sharbat-  Every day until Yom Kippur, Rabbi Sharbat will be sharing a short lesson on Teshuvah from the book “Orot Ha-Teshuvah” (Rav Kook) to help inspire and  prepare us for the Yamim Noraim.  Click here to join:
  • Tuesday, August 10 at 8:15PM: (Please note new time) Join Rabbi Sharbat for a 6 week series on Sefer Ezra. Click here for more info. 
  • Wednesday, August 11 at 8:15AM: Current Issues in Halacha Given by Joel Rich.
  • Sunday, August 15 at 8:00PM: Men's Club Beer Tasting Event. For more information or to RSVP, contact Yoni Wasser at Click here for more info. 
  • Tuesday, August 17: Sisterhood Ceramics Night. Glaze your own honey jar for Rosh Hashanah. Click here for more info. Click here to register now. 


  • 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 -



  • Everyone is reminded that all non vaccinated people must be masked while indoors.  
  • 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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