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Announcements: Parshat Ha'Azinu/ Sukkot

09/17/2021 12:10:14 PM


We remind all our members, their family and friends that anyone who is not vaccinated must wear a mask when entering the shul building.


6:45PM: Candle Lighting
6:50PM: Mincha/ Kabalat Shabbat

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 Zwickler

9:00AM: Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary
9:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
9:44AM: Kriat Shema 
9:30AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash. Larry Rein will be speaking after Adon Olam. 

5:20PM: Afternoon Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler

6:15PM: Sephardic Mincha
6:20PM: Mincha

7:33PM: Maariv in the Main Shul
7:43PM: Havdalah

Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Congregation AABJ&D. Kiddush sponsorships are available for upcoming weeks. For more information contact the Shul office. 

7:00AM, 8:00AM, 9:00AM: Shacharit 
7:45AM: Daf Yomi with Rabbi Stone

8:00AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
Hilchot Tshuva with Joel Rich
6:40PM: Mincha
9:45PM: Late Maariv

Monday: Erev Sukkot 
6:15AM, 7:10AM: Shacharit 
6:15AM: Sephardic Shacharit 
6:40PM: Candle Lighting
7:39PM: Earliest time for Kiddush 

Tuesday: Sukkot 
7:45AM: Hashkoma Minyan
8:30AM: Sephardic Minyan
9:00AM: Main Shul
9:00AM: Parking Lot
9:30AM: Beit Midrash
6:35PM: Sepahrdic Mincha
6:40PM: Mincha
7:37PM: Earliest time for Kiddush
7:37PM: Candle Lighting 

Wednesday: Sukkot 
7:45AM: Hashkoma Minyan
8:30AM: Sephardic Minyan
9:00AM: Main Shul
9:00AM: Parking Lot
9:30AM: Beit Midrash
6:30PM: Sepahrdic Mincha
6:35PM: Mincha
7:31PM: Maariv
7:36PM: Havdalah

September 2021 Calendar

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


In his later years, as his health was failing, Rav Leib Chasman zt”l, the late Mashgiach of the Chevron Yeshiva asked one of his talmidim to sleep in his home each night in order to help if he became in need. On each morning of Sukkot, Rabbi Chasman had the custom as many people do, to make the bracha on his lulav and esrog inside of the Sukkah.  In order to get into his Sukah, he would slowly and carefully pass by his student who was sleeping nearby.  One morning the student woke up as his Rebbi was passing, and quickly pretended to be asleep so as not to make Rav Chasman feel badly that he had awoken him. Apparently, the Rav realized that he had awoken his student and refrained from going to the Sukkah to make the bracha on his lulav from that day forward. There is no question that the student did not mind whatsoever, perhaps even saw it as an honor to be part of his Rebbi’s mitzvah in some way, nevertheless the Rav taught his student a valuable lesson.  We must be cognizant of the feelings of others when it comes to the way we observe mitzvos.  In general at times we may become so fixated on accomplishing a given task that we end up forgetting our surroundings when performing the task.   The same is true when it comes to mitzvah observance.  This is particularly important when it comes to our Yom Tov observance and celebration. Serving and tending to the needs of family and guests in the Sukkah is no easy task.  In order to fulfill the mitzvah of “Simcha” on this Sukkos, let’s make sure that all of the members of our family are able to do so.  Asking how we can help, and following through with our offer is a great place to start.  May we truly enjoy a Chag Sameach!

-Rabbi & Sharon Zwickler invite all college students to their sukkah for a Simchat Beit Hashoevah on the first night of Sukkot, Monday, September 20 at 9:30PM. 


  • Mazel Tov to Ayala & Eldar Ben-Zikry on the birth of a baby boy. Mazel Tov to big sister Nava. Mazel Tov to grandparents Lilli & Jaicky Tammam and Sharona & Steven Kesten. Mazel Tov to great grandmothers Erminia Tammam and Miriam Cohen. The entire community is invited to a Shalom Zachor in the Shul lobby tonight at 9:00PM for Baby boy Ben-Zikry and baby boy Rosenwein. 

  • Mazel Tov to Danielle & David Rosenwein on the birth of a son.  The Bris will God willing be on Monday at AABJ&D following the 7:10AM minyan. Mazel tov to the grandparents Marion and Michael Bernstein and Debbie and Moshe Rosenwein. Mazel tov to great grandmother Irma Kaplan. And a special mazel tov to big sister Ava.

  • Mazel Tov to Susan & Dave Scher on the birth of a grandson, Binyamin Zev to parents Avi & Sarah Scher . Mazel Tov to grandparents Annette & Howard Strongin, great grandmother Bernice Scher, Uncle Eitan Scher , Uncle Eli & Aunt Aliza Scher and the entire family.

  • Mazel Tov to Joanne & Irwin Asher on the birth of a great granddaughter, Bracha Gittel. Mazel Tov to parents Shifra and& Dov Levitan. Mazel Tov to grandparents Judy & Ari Levitan and Chaim & Devorah Schroff.  Mazel Tov to great grandparents Shirley & Phil Levitan and Judy & Stuart Schroff and the entire family.


  • Shabbat Morning from 9:45-11:30AM: Shabbat Morning Groups Are Back! 
  • This Sunday, September 19 from 10:00AM-12:00PM: Youth Sukkah Decorating Event. Click here for more info. 
  • There will be groups on the first days of Sukkot from 9:45-11:30AM- See you then!
  • Teen Simchas Beis HaShoeviah/ Oneg: Friday night, Shabbat Chol Hamoed at 9:00PM in the Zwickler Sukkah. 
  • Sukkah Hop! We are still looking for volunteers to host/chaperone. If you are interested, please email



  • Motzei Shabbat, September 18 from 8:45-10:00PM: Lulav and Etrog Pick up in the Social Hall of AABJ&D.
  • Sunday, September 19 at 10:00AM: Join Joel Rich as we learn Hilchot Tshuva. 
  • Sunday, September 19 at 8:30AM: Come help build the Shul Sukkah. To sign up join this WhatsApp group
  • Save The Date! Tuesday Nights beginning October 5: Women's Israeli dance- Stay tuned for more details. 
  • Save The Date!  October 27 at 8:00PM: Nechama Price, our community Yoetzet Halacha and Director of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmud Studies (GPATS) will be speaking on "The Breaking Point of the Imahot." More details to follow.


  • Nechama Price, our community Yoetzet Halacha, is available to answer  questions you may have regarding family purity, using the mikvah and more. She can be reached at or 201-888-6999. 
  • 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!  


  • Hatzalah of West Orange & Livingston is here!  We are thrilled to welcome this life-saving organization to our community. Please keep their phone number - 973-604-4000 - in a central location in your home and save it to your contacts in your mobile phones so it is easily accessible. In addition, if you would like stickers with the phone number mailed to you, please email Click here for more info. 


  • 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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