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Announcements: Shoftim: August 13-15

08/13/2021 11:02:50 AM



5:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
7:00PM/ 7:00PM: Candle Lighting/Mincha in the Main Shul 
7:40PM: 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: Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Sharbat

9:00AM: Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:33AM: Kriat Shema 
9:30AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash. David Moskowitz Will be speaking after Adon Olam. 

6:00PM: Mincha in the Main Shul
6:20PM: Rabbi Sharbat's Shabbat Afternoon Shiur: 
 "Teshuva Tools: Compassion and Empathy Towards Others"
7:15PM: Sephardic Mincha
7:20PM: Mincha in Main Shul 
Joel Rich will be speaking at Seudah Shlishit "
Is it better to wear an ancestors’ tfillin or buy your own?  Is spending on mitzvot a priority?"
8:32PM: Maariv in the Main Shul
8:42PM: Havdalah

Sunday: (Please note that all davening from Sunday through Thursday is in the Smilowitz BM)
7:00AM: Shacharit 
7:00AM: Sephardic Selichot

8:00AM: Shacharit
8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:00 AM: Shacharit
10:00AM: Sefer Madda with Joel Rich
7:40PM: Mincha

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



At some point in our lives, we have all felt uncomfortable in a particular setting.  This feeling may not have stemmed from someone else’s active behavior toward us, it may have not involved another person at all. Instead we may have felt uncomfortable because we may not be accustomed to an environment where we are unfamiliar with the people present.  In such a situation, a person who greets us by introducing themselves can really change our whole demeanor. The Torah tells us that when the Jewish people approach a city to fight a war if need be, the people should take a peaceful approach as opposed to automatically assuming that the inhabitants want war. The Maalos Hamidos explains that based on the pasuk, we should approach other people in the same fashion.   We should strive to engage someone else, particularly if we may sense that they are hostile toward us.  If we reach out and wish Shalom upon them, we will hopefully neutralize the tension or explore the possibility of connection in any situation. We should also be encouraged to be proactive when sensing that other people may be in uncomfortable in our presence, just from a lack of familiarity with their surroundings. Our taking the initiative to engage with others we may not know can change their comfort level and peace of mind. We are reminded that sometimes a simple hello can make all the difference in someone else’s day.

-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 Rhoda & Bruce Chait on the birth of a grandson, Simon Chait Minkove/ Simon Ohr. Mazel Tov to parents Nicole & Sam Minkove of Baltimore, Maryland. Mazel Tov to siblings Matthew and Rae.
  • Mazel Tov to Moshe & Carmela Furer on the Bat Mitzvah of their great granddaughter Batsheva Malavsky. 
  • Mazel Tov to Moshe & Carmela Furer on the Bar Mitzvah of their great grandson Aryeh Mehl. 
  • Mazel Tov to Paul & Cheryl Bier on the birth of twin baby boys Ariel Shlomo and Uri Yechezkel to daughter Bethany, Mazel Tov to great grandma Irene Bier.

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 and must be paid in advance 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. 


  • Modified youth groups for grades k-1: Shabbat Morning from 10:15-11:00AM
  • High Holiday Babysitting: For more information click here. To sign up, click here
  • Join us in writing cards/letters EVERY FRIDAY to send to residents of Daughters of IsraelClick here for more information.



  • 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:
  • Sunday, August 15 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, 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. 
  • Monday, August 16 at 8:15PM: Women's Rosh Chodesh Shiur with Rabbi Sharbat. Click here for more info. This Shiur is sponsored by Batya Jacob in commemoration of the yahrzeits of her mother, Sara bat Tzvi Hirsch; her grandmother, Rachel bat Shmuel Tzvi; and her grandfather, Nechemia ben Binyamin Halevi. 
  • Tuesday, August 17: Sisterhood Ceramics Night. Glaze your own honey jar for Rosh Hashanah. Click here for more info. Click here to register now.
  • Tuesday, August 17 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 18 at 8:15AM: Current Issues in Halacha Given by Joel Rich.
  • Tuesday Nights beginning October 5: Women's Israeli dance- Stay tuned for more details. 


  • 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 -



  • 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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