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10/08/2021 01:45:28 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. 

The announcements for the month of October are sponsored by Karla Gross and family in commemoration of the 18th yahrzeit of her beloved husband, Larry Gross, Yehuda Aryeh ben Yehoshua, z”l on the 7th of Cheshvan.

Please Note: The shul parking lot will be closed from 10/8 at 8:00 AM until 10/11 at 3 PM for a Simcha.  
The Wessman Street entrance to the Shul parking lot is closed because the town is pouring concrete.



Friday Night
6:10 PM: Candle Lighting
6:10 PM: Mincha in the Sephardic Shul
6:15 PM: Mincha / Kabbalat Shabbat (Main Shul and Parking Lot)
6:15PM: Mincha/ Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat (Beit Midrash) Robin & Dan Amster invite all to a Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat in honor of David's aufruf. 

7:45 AM: Hashkama in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash
Following the Hashkama Minyan, the Mishna Berura Chabura will meet in the Library to continue studying the laws of Brachot on foods.
8:30 AM: Shiur on Parshat HaShavua with Rabbi Zwickler
9:00 AM: Shacharit in the Main Shul and Parking Lot
9:00 AM: Shacharit in the Sephardic Shul
9:15AM: Shacharit in the Parking Lot
9:30 AM: Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash Dvar Torah by Ed Zughaft.
9:52 AM: Sof Zman Kriat Shema 

Shabbat Morning Youth Groups: 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM! 

Kiddush this week is jointly sponsored by Michelle & Amir Goldstein in honor of Noam's Bar Mitzvah and by Robin & Dan Amster in honor of David's Aufruf. Mazal Tov!

Kiddush sponsorships are available for upcoming weeks. We need your support to ensure our legendary kiddush can continue every week. Please contact the Shul office to sponsor. New Kiddush Program Coming Soon!

5:05 PM: Afternoon Shiur with Rabbi Zwickler
5:40 PM: Mincha in the Sephardic Shul
5:45 PM: Mincha in the Main Shul and Parking Lot

Motzei Shabbat
6:58 PM: Ma’ariv/Arvit in the Main Shul and Sephardic Shul
7:08 PM: Havdalah

7:00 AM 8:00AM 9:00 AM Shacharit in the Smilowitz Beit Midrash
7:45 AM: Daf Yomi with Rabbi Stone
8:00 AM: Sephardic Shacharit
6:05 PM: Mincha
9:45 PM: Late Maariv

New Weekday Shacharit Schedule beginning Monday October 11th 
6:15 AM Beit Midrash
6:15 AM Sephardic Shul
6:50 AM Main Shul
7:30 AM Beit Midrash 

Outdoor Minyan
The outdoor minyan will meet in the tents in the parking lot every Shabbat. Please sign up here to ensure this is a minyan. Please join the Parking lot Minyan Whatsapp Chat for updates and information, or to volunteer to help, daven, or lain.

Click here to view the October Calendar


Among the instructions given to Noach concerning the building of the teiva (ark) was the construction of a tzohar.  Rashi suggests two possibilities as to the identity of the tzohar. One opinion offered is that the tzohar was a window, while another opinion suggests  that the tzohar was some type of precious stone, from which light illuminated the teivah, aiding the inhabitants in sight during their time on the ark.The Noam Elimelech zy”a notes that teiva also means word.  He therefore suggests that perhaps one can find an allusion from the story of the teiva to the words that come out of our mouths.  Just as the light emanating from the tzohar illuminated the teiva, so too our words should brighten like gems.  May we be as careful and calculated with the words that leave our mouths as we would be when handling a precious stone in our hands. Good Shabbos!

Click here to view Rabbi Zwickler’s WebDvar



  • Mazal Tov to Michelle & Amir Goldstein on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Noam. Mazal Tov to sisters Dalia and Yardena. Mazal Tov to grandparents Yossi and Miriam Lichtenstein and Joseph Goldstein. Mazal Tov to the entire Lichtenstein and Goldstein families.
  • Mazal Tov to David Amster on his Aufruf celebrating his upcoming marriage to Rachi Goldman. Mazal Tov to parents Robin & Danny Amster and Tami & Moshe Goldman of Holliswood, Queens. Mazal Tov to grandparents Phyllis Novick and Stella Konigsberg and siblings Sherry, Joe, Chanie, David & Kobie and to the entire Amster and Goldman families. 
  • Mazal Tov to Joanne and Irwin Asher on the engagement of their grandson, Shlomo Zalman, son of Yisroel Meir A"H and Rachel Bleich of Beit Shemesh to Sara Miriam, daughter of Rabbi Menachem and Liora Cymerman of Kiryat Sefer. Mazal Tov to grandparents David and Ruth Cymerman and Mordechai and Jeannie Alexander and to the entire family.
  • Mazal Tov to Rhoda and Bruce Chait on the Bar Mitzvah of their Grandson Noah Kessler.
  • Mazal Tov to Phyllis & Moshe Roth on the birth of a granddaughter, Haddasah Menucha, Zoey Serena. Mazal Tov to parents Margo (Roth) and Bobby Rubin. Mazal Tov to aunt Talia Roth and to great grandmother Lea Roth. 
  • Mazal Tov to the Saibel and Schwarzbaum families on the dedication of a Sefer Torah to Yachad, written in memory of Debby Cohen z”l, beloved wife of Stanley Cohen, and mother of Mindy Saibel, Lisa Schwarzbaum and Alan Cohen.



  • Welcome to Leah & Bryan Sterba and their children Sammy and David who have moved onto Ferris Drive. 

    Are you new to the community? Do you know someone who just moved in? Please let us know so we can give them a proper AABJ&D welcome. Email


  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Judith Moskovitz, beloved mother of Martin Moskovitz, Rosalind Moskovitz Bielski and Stanley Moskovitz.  Shiva has concluded. 
  • We extend our condolences on the passing of Solly Urman, beloved father of Stan Urman. Funeral and Shiva took place in Israel. 


  • Many thanks to Jaicky Tammam for all of his efforts in support of the multiple community members who were sitting Shiva over the last week. On behalf of AABJ&D, Jaicky ensured the shiva house needs were taken care of--including shiva chairs, tzedakah boxes, and covered mirrors--and that minyanim were made. Everyone is encouraged to join the Shiva WhatsApp Group to help make a Shiva Minyan.


  • Shabbat Morning Groups 9:45-11:30AM! 
  • Minyan Katan will begin this week for ages 2-Pre-K and will run from 10:15-11:15AM. This is a soft start and we plan to extend the timing and programming in the next few weeks
  • Teens interested in Teen Minyan please contact to be added to the Teen Minyan Whatsapp group  
  • October 10th from 10:30AM-12:00PM, trip to Turtle Back Zoo in honor of Parashat Noach. All ages are encouraged to attend! Cost: $17 for Adults (13+), $14 for Children (2-12) and Seniors (64+), Free for babies (under 2) and Zoo members! Purchase tickets in advance (on the Zoo website)  or at the Zoo on the day of the event. Click here for more information.


  • Daf Yomi daily
  • Sunday, October 10th at 10:00AM: Join Joel Rich in the AABJ&D Zoom Room as we study the first book of The Rambam’s Mishna Torah, Sefer Madda, Hilchot Tshuva. 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, October 12th at 10:00AM: All women are invited to join Rabbi Zwickler for a text based Parashat Hashavuah Shiur. Click here for more information. 
  • Tuesday, October 12th at 8:00PM: Join Rabbi Sharbat for a new series on Sefer Nechemia. Click here for more information. Click here to join the Navi WhatsApp to stay informed and up to date.
  • Wednesday, October 13th at 8:15AM: Current issues in Halacha given by Joel Rich.  
  • Thursday, October 14th at 8:00PM: Join us for a Gemara Shiur led by Rabbi Zwickler. Click here for more information.


  • Tuesday Nights at 7:30PM: Women's Israeli Dance! Join us in the AABJ&D Social Hall. $10 per week, cash. Please contact Deb Buechler or Elyse Litt with any questions.
  • Save The Date! October 27th at 8:00PM: Nechama Price, our community Yoetzet Halacha and Director of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced.


  • 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!  


  • Save The Date! Tuesday, October 26th: JEC HS Open House- Doors open at 6:30. Program starts at 7:15. Come find out why JEC HS may be the perfect fit for your son. Parents and students invited. Email us at with any questions. Register at
  • Save The Date! Motzei Shabbat, November 6th 8:00 pm (7:45 pm registration): Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School invites all 8th graders and their parents to join us at our Open House. Experience RKYHS during an inspirational evening as we highlight the vast opportunities for students, demonstrate our values, and define our differences. Come see the dynamic and innovative academic and Judaic programs, first-rate educational initiatives and co-curricular opportunities.  Please pre-register at For more information, please contact Allison Lyons at or 862-437-8050.   
  • 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 -


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