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Weekly Newsletter

April 19, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   7:22pm

Evening services   6:30pm 

 

Saturday 

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

(Desperately seeking sponsors)

Shabbat ends   8:25pm

 

Sunday

High School Basketball    5:30pm

PS 20-166 Essex

Isaac's Lions (4-1) vs Yeshivat MAY (8-0)

 

Monday

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

NEW!! Kashrut Concepts   6:30pm

Session 1-Process of Psak

Today we observe the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel which was established on the 5th of Iyar. They push the celebration up one day  to today (the 4th of Iyar) because of the concern that the celebration would continue into Shabbat. 

TriBeCa Synagogue has partnered with JNF by having Sarah Azizi as Shabbat guest speaker, Maura Koening presenting to our Hebrew School, and supporting its Breakfast with Israel, featuring Ambassador Danny Danon this June 6th. Additionally an Israel Bonds event is being planned so stay tuned.

The founding of the modern State of Israel represents, at least in part, a fulfillment of a 2,000 year old vision of a return to a Jewish homeland and the blessed security that it provides.

Congratulations to Professor Sylvain and Amy Cappell for the tremendous honor of his being elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School celebrating Israel Independence Day

 

 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

April 11, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   7:15pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Glass

Shabbat ends 8:20pm

 

Sunday/Rosh Chodesh

High School Basketball   5:30pm

Isaac's Lions vs Darchei Torah

PS 20-166 Essex Street

 

Monday/Rosh Chodesh

Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

This week's portion includes a long presentation of the rules of kashrut including the 2 signs of what determines which mammal is kosher - cleft hoof and chewing cud. One sign is external and the other is internal. Rabbi Avraham Pam, the late Rosh Yeshiva of Torah V'Das, explained how there is a spiritual parallel to this concept as the human being also has "2 signs". Specifically, to be a kosher Jew each person should be strong in the "inner" commandments regarding God as well as the "external"  commandments regarding one's fellow human being.

And this would therefore be a great time to begin our next Adult Education Seminar "Kosher Prep" dedicated to a deeper understanding of this area of observance. We will start with a presentation explaining the process by which these laws are derived and then proceed to cover the various practical topics necessary for a full observance of the kosher lifestyle.

6 sessions beginning Tuesday 4/25 at 6:30pm

Tomorrow is Yom HaShoah, the day chosen to commemorate the horrors of the holocaust. As the years pass and fewer and fewer survivors remain, we need to redouble our efforts at preserving the memory of that horrific era. 

Congratulations to our new couple, Samuel and Sharita Lesman, for the birth of their daughter Lia Ana, this past Wednesday. A baby naming ceremony is being planned to be held at the synagogue.

Congratulations to Dr. Freema Gottlieb who is the guest speaker at the Giffnock Synagogue in Scotland today for their Yom HaShoah program 

Congratulations to Rabbi and Mrs. Glass for their 35th Wedding Anniversary this weekend. They will be sponsoring the kiddush in celebration of the wonderful milestone.

Buying back your chametz this past Saturday night

 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

April 4, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday

Morning services   7:10am

Eruv Tavshilin:

Put away an egg and a matzah to allow for cooking on Friday for  Saturday

Evening services   6:30pm

Friday

Morning services   9:30am

Candle lighting   7:08pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

YIZKOR   11am

Kiddush both days provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

The conclusion of the Passover holiday centers around the miracle of the Red Sea. Obviously, without our rescue from the pursuing Egyptians there wouldn't be much to celebrate!

The problem is, similar to the issue with the 10 plagues, that we find ourselves celebrating at the expense of much human suffering. We solve that issue at the seder by spilling some wine from our cup and the Torah addresses the issue by declaring a holiday on the 7th day of Passover, but never reveals the reason why. This is because our rejoicing is diminished.

Kashrut alert: Unfortunately the Promenade bar and grill at 344 3rd Avenue is no longer a kosher establishment.

Getting ready for Passover

 

David Rosenbaum delivering the siyyum for the first born

Burning the chometz with an old friend

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Weekly Newsletter

March 29, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Morning services  7:30am

Siyyum   8am

Breakfast jointly sponsored by David Rosenbaum and Ken Rosenblum

Eat chometz by   10:54am

Remove chometz by   11:57am

Candle lighting   7pm

Evening services   6:30pm

(Please help make the minyan)

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Limited Kiddush

Evening services   7pm

Seder*   7:30pm

Sunday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Monday/Chol Ha Moed

Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Rabbi Soloveichik used to say the two most dramatic evenings of the Jewish calendar to him were Kol Nidrei and Seder night. Kol Nidrei is obvious with its pageantry and full sanctuary, Seder night so obvious. But that is exactly the challenge of the day: use the hagadah, the props and a little feeling to create the theater our sages had in mind for a memorable Passover experience!

Still time to register for our Second Seder!

NOTE: If you are having trouble reaching the shul on the main line, please try one of these numbers: 

212-226-3265  or 212-226-4176

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Preparing for Passover

Model Seder Monday March 26th

2018 Isaac's Lions 

Sporting a spiffy 3-1 record

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

March 22, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:53pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends     7:55pm

Sunday

High School Basketball   6:30pm

Isaac's Lions vs. Young Israel of Manhattan

197 East Broadway

Monday

TriBeCa Torah Model Seder   3:30pm

Open to all school age children

Tuesday

Adult Education on hiatus

We have an interesting nexus in this week's portion with the holiday of Passover. The meal offering, Mincha, is forbidden to have Chametz both on the altar and later on when the Kohanim eat from the remainder. Rabbi Avigdor Miller states that avoiding leavened bread was yet another method of separating the Israelites from Egyptian society. And by mimicking the Kohanim, who have an even greater responsibility to remain above society's negative influences, we can achieve the Torah's goal of our becoming the great Nation of Priests. 

This is also Shabbat HaGadol, the Sabbath proceeding our freedom from Egypt when we were told to take the Passover sacrifice in public fashion.

ALTERNATE NUMBER TO REACH THE SYNAGOGUE: 212-226-4176

PLEASE REGISTER FOR OUR SECOND SEDER!

Congratulations to Susan Silverstein and Pamela Gross for their great honor a week ago at the JCP Benefit

Belated Mazel Tov to Sharon Nazarzadeh and Bobby Arang for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Sofia

At the Mezzanine in 55 Broadway

Rabbi Glass delivering the invocation at the Jewish Lawyers Guild at the Hilton

 

With Honorable Chief Judge of the State of New York Janet DiFiore 

Updated Shiva information for Robert Levine:

Shiva in NY will be held at the home of Abe Dweck and Robert Levine,110 Franklin Street, Apartment 3, New York, NY 10013

Sunday 3/25 12pm to 9pm
Monday 3/26 5pm on
Tuesday 3/27 5pm on

Each evening there will be services at 6:45pm

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

March 15, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:45pm

 

EVENING SERVICE   6:30pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue 

Shabbat ends   7:50pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

Passover Prep   6:45pm

We begin a new book this week, Vayikra, and the primary topic for the next number of weeks will be the details of sacrifices. While we hope and pray for a restoration of the temple, for the time being we can still derive practical inspiration with the help of Rabbi SR Hirsch and the Or HaChaim.

Rabbi Hirsch provides one definition of Karban (sacrifice) from its root Karov, meaning close. The goal of bringing a sacrifice is to close the distance that might have developed between that person and God. The Or HaChaim goes on to explain that additionally, anyone who endeavors to bring someone else closer to God in any appropriate way, has accomplished the same goal as if he would have brought an animal to the altar.

We also read the portion called Chodesh, describing the command to bring the Passover sacrifice and proclaim the month of Nisan. And if we call Rosh HaShana the birthday of the world, Nisan is the birthday of the Jewish nation!

ANNOUNCING: TriBeCa Synagogue Second Seder!

Saturday night March 31 at 7:30pm-$75 per adult / $35 per child under 13

Register here. Registration ends 3/27 and must be paid in full.

AVAILABLE FOR RENT: Our new and beautiful reception hall for your first seder!

 

TriBeCa Synagogue Community in Florida

Studying Torah with the Chullmirs


Fishing with Eitan Goldman

 

Planning the future with Jeff and Liubasha

 

 

Preparing for Oliver's June 9 Bar Mitzvah at TS

Reconnecting with member and friend David Rheingold

 

But the learning continues at TriBeCa Synagogue!

David Rosenbaum delivering a siyyum for his father's yahrtzeit

And finally, our old friend Arlene Shechet is in the news!

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

March 8, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   5:38pm

 

Evening services   5:50pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

 

Dovid Smith from the LES reading the Torah

Neil Wallin will deliver the Dvar Torah

 

Rabbi Glass is away until Monday afternoon

Shabbat ends   6:45pm

Daylight Saving Time begins!

 

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

Beginning Chapter 12

PASSOVER PREP   6:45pm 

 

In the midst of all the instructions regarding building the tabernacle the Torah imposes a short discussion regarding Shabbat. The sages say one message here is that even though the building of the Temple is important, Shabbat is paramount and thus no building on the Sabbath, even for the Temple.

One way to understand this priority is that while the Temple represents the holiness of space, Shabbat represents the holiness of time. Space can be affected by human activity as we know so well while time is immutable and thus purely Divine.

Purim at TriBeCa Synagogue

BBYO Purim Party

Motzei Shabbat Fever by Wendy Friedland and the Tribeca Torah Players

Click here for a great Purim Song by "Diamond District" - David Koral & Joel Diamond

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
Email: info@tribecasynagogue.org

 
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Weekly Newsletter

 
March 2, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   5:30pm

Evening services   5:40pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am 

Professor Marvin Preiss will read the Torah

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   6:35pm

 

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

On one week hiatus

 

 

Today is Shushan Purim, meaning that every city that was walled at the time of Joshua observes Purim a day after everyone else. Effectively this applies almost exclusively to Jerusalem and this phenomenon of multiple days of observance is unique to Purim. Still and all, it gives the rest of us the opportunity to extend our feeling of joy another day. Enjoy!

We also read about the sin of the golden calf which has many interpretations of what went so terribly wrong. Essentially, it is a story wherein the people thought they lost their intermediary with God so they panicked. Let us remember that we don't need an intermediary, which is one of the most beautiful tenets of the Torah!

Please note that the synagogue has lost telephone service and now the internet for the last 48 hours. We are striving to remedy the situation with Verizon.

Tremendous thanks to the incredible Wendy Friedland and all the TriBeCa Torah Players for the most ambitious shpiel ever!

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

February 22, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday

 

BBYO   6:30pm

Teen Pre Purim Party

 

Friday  

 

Candle lighting   5:22pm

 

Evening services   5:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Dolores and Gordon Wine in memory of her Aunt Bella Braun Dansker

 

Shabbat ends   6:25pm

 

Sunday

 

Isaac’s Lions    5:15pm

PS 20/166 Essex Street

VS Ahavat Shalom of Great Neck

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School Purim Party   3:30pm

Open to the public

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Purim Prep   6:45pm

 

Wednesday/Fast of Esther

 

Fast begins   5:19am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   12:30am & 1:30am

 

 

This week we read about the priestly vestments and the procedures that ushered Aaron and his sons into the priesthood. Although Moses is not mentioned by name he is referred to twice as “Atah”, emphasizing that although he would no longer function as a Kohein, his role was still the superior role in the affairs of the Jewish nation. The Crown of Torah supersedes the Crown of Priesthood.

 

Additionally this is the week when we read about Amalek. Much Torah has been developed regarding the message here but simply put we are warned against attaching randomness to the events in our lives and to history in general.

 

Please reserve for dinner Purim night Wednesday February 28th!

 

Seeking sponsors for entertainment!

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

February 14, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday/Friday Rosh Chodesh Adar

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:14pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eileen Hecht and Hugh Lippman for the yahrtzeit of her parents

 

Shabbat ends   6:20pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed

No services

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Shabbat Prep   6:45pm

Final session

 

 With this week’s portion we begin a multi week discussion on the tabernacle and all its accoutrements. The Torah Giants debate whether this was commanded right after the 10 Commandments or only as a response to the sin of the Golden Calf.

Either way, all agree that an effective way to understand the tabernacle is that it was sort of a bottling up of the experience of Mount Sinai and carrying it with them wherever they would go, even into the Promised Land and the Holy Temple.

 

Now, considering that our modern synagogues have been termed “Mikdash M’aat” (mini temple), how lucky are we to share a thread of what they had at that time? Very!

 

Shiva for George Parker will be observed tonight and tomorrow night at the residence of his son Perry and Nancy Aaronson from 4-9pm. They are located at 100 Warren Street apt 806 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

February 8, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:05pm

 

Evening services   5:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Avi Turkel celebrating his Bar Mitzvah anniversary

 

Shabbat ends   6:10pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Shabbat Prep   6:45pm

 

 

It seems a little anticlimactic that the first topic after the momentous event of the 10 commandments is indentured servitude, and then the Canaanite slave. But previously, we have pointed out that during the Egyptian slavery there were Israelites who enslaved their own. They were warned then to free them immediately, lest they threaten the liberation of the entire people. Thus, how they were to treat their brethren became a foundation for their nationhood and a clear first priority in their law code.

 

Additionally, how they were to treat even “the nations of the world” were also key to the moral society they aspired to create through the commandments they had just received.

 

 

Joe Fisher and Gordon Wine are in a group show Small Works in the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College located at 135 East 22nd Street.

Opening Thurs., Feb 15th 6-8pm

 

TriBeCa Synagogue is pleased to announce the birth of a boy to our friends Hezi and Alessandra Torati.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue regrets to inform you of the passing of the Giovanni Luigi Penzo, father of our member Jacopo Penzo, last week. The burial is in Europe and Jacopo will be there for the indefinite future but we extend to him our deepest condolences from afar.

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter (Updated)

February 1, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:56pm

 

Evening services   5:10pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin for the yahrtzeit of Isaac Goldberg Volkmar

 

Shabbat ends   6pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Shabbat Prep   6:45pm

 

 

In the lead up to the momentous scene at Mount Sinai and the giving of the 10 Commandments the phrase “on the wings of eagles” is used to describe God’s relationship with the Israelites. Rashi explains that the eagle is unique in that the only predator the eagle fears is the human being and as such can carry its young on its back knowing that they will be safe from any other predator. And regarding that predator, the eagle says let the arrow enter me before my children, which is what God says about His nation.

 

Rabbi Shmuel Berenbaum (zt’l) of the Mirrer Yeshiva of Flatbush used to propose that just like an animal, where no judgment would compromise its love for its young, as it knows nothing about shortcomings, etc., so too God will never allow His love for our nation to be compromised, even by our failures. And this was important to point out to the nation before they received their code, as it assured them that though there were going to be failure, we were always going to be the Chosen People!

 

This Shabbat the Kiddush is generously sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of their son Isaac Goldberg Volkmar, of blessed memory.

 

Eve and Neil founded BIGVISION (bigvision.nyc)after Isaac’s passing, to help restore hope and purpose for young adults in recovery in New York City. BIGVISION provides fun events and productive opportunities in a sober environment, as they strive to eliminate the stigma associated with substance use disorder. In support of the mission of BIGVISION, there will be no alcohol served at the kiddush.

 

 

Tu B’Shvat at TriBeCa Synagogue

 

 

Adult Education Seder - photo by Avi Beluca

 

At the JNF Shuk Shack

 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
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Weekly Newsletter

February 1, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:56pm

 

Evening services   5:10pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin for the yahrtzeit of Isaac Goldberg Volkmar

 

Shabbat ends   6pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Shabbat Prep   6:45pm

 

 

In the lead up to the momentous scene at Mount Sinai and the giving of the 10 Commandments the phrase “on the wings of eagles” is used to describe God’s relationship with the Israelites. Rashi explains that the eagle is unique in that the only predator the eagle fears is the human being and as such can carry its young on its back knowing that they will be safe from any other predator. And regarding that predator, the eagle says let the arrow enter me before my children, which is what God says about His nation.

 

Rabbi Shmuel Berenbaum (zt’l) of the Mirrer Yeshiva of Flatbush used to propose that just like an animal, where no judgment would compromise its love for its young, as it knows nothing about shortcomings, etc., so too God will never allow His love for our nation to be compromised, even by our failures. And this was important to point out to the nation before they received their code, as it assured them that though there were going to be failure, we were always going to be the Chosen People!

 

This Shabbat the Kiddush is generously sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of their son Isaac Goldberg Volkmar, of blessed memory. We take this occasion to call attention to the great work they do in his name in the form of “Big Vision”, the organization they founded, dedicated to the promotion of sober living by youth at risk. As such the Kiddush will be alcohol free, in solidarity with all those individuals who struggle with addiction.

 

 

Tu B’Shvat at TriBeCa Synagogue

 

 

Adult Education Seder - photo by Avi Beluca

 

At the JNF Shuk Shack

 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

January 25, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:48pm

 

Evening services   5pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Dvar Torah by Sarah Azizi of the JNF

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends 5:50pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Tu B’Shvat Prep/6:45pm

 

 

In the Book of Jewish Heritage, Rabbi Ki Tov notes that although this week’s portion includes so many other momentous events like leaving Egypt, the splitting of the sea, and the manna, etc. it gets its nickname – Shabbat Shira – from the song the Israelites sang. He explains the difference between this and the others from the standpoint that the other events were God’s work while the song was the creation of the Israelites, even to the point where he describes the hosts of heaven as spectators to the exalted expression of the singers on earth.

 

And since this coming Wednesday is Tu B’Shvat we have dedicated the service and Kiddush to celebrating the Land of Israel and we have invited a representative of the Jewish National Fund to deliver the Dvar Torah and describe the work that they do on behalf of the State. Dolores Wine has prepared a Tu B’Shvat display also, in anticipation of the holiday.

  

Our own Sammy Allen, who was Bar Mitzvah at the synagogue

 

 

 Defending the State of Israel

 

Sammy as spokesperson for the IDF

 

Check out the Synagogue Cholent Book!

 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

January 18, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:39pm

 

Evening services   4:50pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Joel and Lynsey Plasco celebrating his Bar Mitzvah anniversary

 

Shabbat ends   5:45pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Shabbat Prep   6:45pm

 

 

After the plague of locusts, Pharaoh begins to lose his resolve, and relents to allow the Israelites to leave for a few days, but still demands to know who exactly will be going on this “mission”. Moses specifies that everyone will participate: man, woman, child, old and young. Pharaoh balks and insists that it should only be adult males, but everyone else should hold back. Moses says that won’t work and thus the plagues continue.

 

Some sages explain the deeper conversation as having to do with the premise that culture and values can only be transmitted multigenerationally. Pharaoh was trying to squeeze a deal by which he would satisfy Moses but still maintain control while for Moses this was a nonstarter, because without the children on board you have nothing!

 

Now one could debate whether one would rather be released early on account of greater suffering but the message is clear: what we might attribute to God’s harshness often proves to be for our benefit.

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
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Weekly Newsletter

January 11, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:32pm

 

Evening services   4:40pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:35pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

The synagogue is OPEN for all functions with the exception of Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Shabbat Prep 6:45pm

 

Sunset/Candle lighting/Kiddush

 

Wednesday

 

Prepare for Hebrew School   3:30pm

For ages 2.5-5, rolling admissions!

 

 

Our portion starts out with a statement that on the surface doesn’t seem to communicate a whole lot: And “Elokim” spoke to Moses and He said I am the Lord. But the first thing to point out is that two different names of God are employed-first of judgement and then of mercy. Secondly this was God’s response to the complaint of the Israelites, and then Moses, that rather than being freed, the labor had become harsher!

 

Putting it all together we have the fact that the original prophecy was for a 400 year stay but upon closer calculation we note that the Israelites left after only 210 years. In order to justify this “leniency” the labor had to intensify such that the shorter stay would be “equivalent” to a longer but easier stay. Thus, God’s response to the complaints was that you think what I did was a reflection of harsh judgment, but the truth is because of this “harshness” you will be “mercifully” saved well over a hundred years of servitude!

 

Now one could debate whether one would rather be released early on account of greater suffering but the message is clear: what we might attribute to God’s harshness often proves to be for our benefit.

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Weekly Newsletter

January 4, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:24pm

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

FULL Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   5:30pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School resumes!

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Proverbs/Mishlei   6pm

Shabbat Prep   6:45pm

Concepts

נ)שמ 

Abarbanel notes the primary distinction between Genesis and Exodus is the former focuses on the individual while the latter is collective. In Genesis our history develops through the experiences of the matriarchs and patriarchs while in Exodus our experiences are almost exclusively as a group. Slavery, emancipation, receiving the Torah and failure are national events.

 

The Maharal goes on to assert that, as such, our bond with the Almighty is not dependent on individual conduct and continues even in the aftermath of moral failure. His covenant is with Israel the nation, not the person, as great as he was, so that even today we enjoy the same connection with God that our ancestors had at that incredibly momentous era.

 

Shiva observed by Ethan Ellenberg continues this evening from 6:30-9pm with a service at 7:30pm. He will sit tomorrow from 11am to 1pmSaturday 6:30-9pm with a service at 7:30pm. Sunday and Monday he will sit from 11am -2pmand 6:30-9pm with an evening service both nights at 7:30pm. Shiva will be held at 548 Broadway # 5C, NY 10012

 

This weekend we celebrate our annual “Shabbat Shemot”- Sabbath of Names, when we issue name tags to all that attend Kiddush this Saturday morning - full Kiddush on the house!

 

*Please prepare for the brutal cold this weekend – but be sure to join us for good food, adult beverages and wonderful company!

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December 27, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday/10th of Tevet

 

Fast begins   5:51am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   12:30pm & 1:30pm

 

EVENING SERVICE   5:15PM

(Followed by light refreshments)

 

Fast ends   5:22pm

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:18pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday  

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:25pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed/No services

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tomorrow is the fast day of the 10th of Tevet, the shortest fast of the year! But it may also be the most significant of the rabbinic fasts as we never push it off like we do the other fasts, even Tisha B’Av.  Some suggest that this is because the verse in Ezekiel uses the phrase “on that very day”, just like it does with Yom Kippur, to describe the day that the Babylonian king completed the siege of Jerusalem. As we know Yom Kippur is also observed no matter what day it falls and the connection between the 2 could be that both are devoted to repentance, while the other fasts are about mourning.

 

In light of the movement towards full recognition of Jerusalem as capital may we merit to see the day when no further mourning will be necessary!

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

December 21, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:14pm

 

Evening services  4:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed/No services

 

Hebrew School on 2 week hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

On hiatus, but stay tuned for our next seminar!

 

Thursday/10th of Tevet /Fast Day

 

Fast begins   6:07am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   12:30pm & 1:30pm

 

EVENING SERVICES   5:15PM

 

Fast ends   5:22pm

 

Joseph invites his father Jacob to join him in Egypt but God has to appear to Jacob to allay his fears about moving the family to a foreign country. He says “Do not fear descending to Egypt because I will make you a great nation there”. The Seforno explains that by remaining in Canaan his family will eventually blend in to the local population and dissolve, while in Egypt they would be segregated due to the Egyptians' distaste for shepherding (which was the main occupation of the Israelites). This is a startling commentary as it claims the holy land would not insulate them from foreign influence, while they would be “safe” from Egyptian society and culture.

 

One would have to assume that the Seforno is referring to the fact that the Israelites weren’t yet fortified by the receiving of the Torah so they were vulnerable to a local culture with which they were compatible. And even though in Egypt, by the time of the Exodus, our sages tell us that they indeed had lost their beliefs, they still maintained their “dress, language and names” which was enough to see them through to their redemption. Emerging from Chanukah, a holiday commemorating our struggle at that time against Hellenistic assimilation, this is an especially profound message. How much more do we need to gird ourselves with the Torah to preserve our identity until the final redemption!

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue collectively expresses its deepest appreciation to all of those who responded to the President’s call for matching funds so generously pledged by Ora Gelberg. It was an enormous nachas to be able to enjoy a formal dinner in our new reception hall with the knowledge that we were well on our way to meeting our first goal.

 

 

The dinner was followed the next day by our Cholent Contest!

 

 

TriBeCa Torah and friends celebrating the holiday

 

 

Good friends enjoying the last candle at Warren 77

 

 

Thank you Matt Abramcyk!

 

Post Chanukah Club Latino

 

 

Screening “Tempestad” produced by our own Jim Stark

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

December 14, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday

 

BBYO Chanukah party for teens   6:30pm

 

Friday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Candle lighting   4:11

 

Evening services  4:20pm

 

Shabbat Dinner   6pm

(Reservation only)

 

Saturday

 

Morning services  9:30am

 

Cantor Berkowitz performs

 

Chanukah Singalong   11:45am

 

Cholent Bake Off Kiddush

 

Contestants:

Steve Goldschein, Fraya Berg, Dolores Wine, Minky Glass and Susan Silverstein

 

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Monday/Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Children’s Party   4-6pm

 

Tuesday/Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Adult Party 6-8pm

Warren 77

 

Wednesday

 

Morning services   7:15am

It’s curious that in our feminist age we overlook the significant and unique angle that women had in the actual creation of the holiday and subsequently in its observance. The stories of Hannah and Judith/Miriam were integral in forming the concept of the holiday and the suffering of that era specific to women led to practices specific to women that continue to this day.

 

As such it is only appropriate that it is a woman in our congregation who is our generation’s hero. Ora Gelberg is the prime mover behind an unprecedented fundraising drive that will see us through this present phase of the important work we are doing on our great building. We celebrate her and our whole congregation tomorrow night at our Chanukat HaBayit Friday night Shabbat dinner.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

January 7, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday
 

Candle lighting   4:10pm

Evening services   4:20pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Rosalie and Avraham Weiss in celebrating the 40th birthday of their son Eli!

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

Monday/Hebrew School

Tuesday/First Candle

Adult Education:

Proverbs   6pm

Chanukah Prep   6:45pm
(If there is interest)
 

Important information about Chanukah coming soon!

It has been pointed out the same factor that led to the Israelites being exiled to Egypt was what sowed the seeds of their eventual final redemption.
 

It was the sale of Joseph, brokered by Judah, that lead to Joseph's being installed as a leader in Egypt who later "invited" his family to join him in the "diaspora". On the other hand, the shame of that act lead Judah to separate himself from his brothers setting the stage for his eventual union with Tamar that produced the forerunner of the Messiah, Peretz.

Many times the seeds of one's greatest triumph are sown in the field of tragedy.

The TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates our long time member and trustee Sylvain Cappell, and his wife Amy, for his receiving "The 2018 AMS Award for Distinguished Service".
 

We also congratulate our past President Avi Turkel for his recent election to the board of trustees of the Jewish Lawyers Guild, an organization with which the synagogue has enjoyed a decades long relationship.

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Weekly Newsletter

November 30, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:11pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

(Seeking sponsorship for future weekends)

 

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Monday/Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

On one week hiatus

 

Wednesday

 

“Prepare for Hebrew School"   3:30pm

There are those who claim that Jacob had the option to avoid Esau altogether when returning to his father. They even go on to describe his choice with the verse in Proverbs 26:17 as “one who grabs the ears of a dog is like one who inserts oneself into a conflict he is not part of”. In other words Jacob was forcing the issue by confronting Esau directly and possibly endangering his family for apparently no reason. The Zohar, however, states that Jacob felt a deep need to reconcile with his brother and such reconciliation would be lacking if done after their father’s passing and he was at that time 157.

 

It is indeed a vexing question as to when and if it is the right time to take the opportunity to resolve family conflicts, and our sages seem to be presenting two very different approaches.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue regrets to inform you of the passing of the father of our longtime friend Fraya Berg, Nathan Leon Berg, in Minnesota this week. Funeral and shiva arrangements are out of state but we express our condolences from afar.

 

For those who enjoyed the Community service this past High Holiday season we are pleased to welcome Rabbi Sion Setton who will present the Shabbat version this Friday at 5:30pm. If you are interested please register on the website.

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Weekly Newsletter

November 22, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday

No evening service

Thursday/Legal Holiday

Office Closed-no services

Rabbi and Mrs. Glass are away for Shabbat and Ben Cohanim will be reading the Torah.

Please make every effort to insure a minyan Friday night and Saturday morning.

Friday

Office closed/no morning service

Candle lighting   4:13pm

Evening services   4:20pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by Nancy Aaronson celebrating Perry Parker's birthday

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

Monday/Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education 

Proverbs   6pm

Chanukah Prep   6:45pm

Wednesday

Prepare for Hebrew School   3:30pm

Many thanks to Eli Weiss, Ethan Ellenberg, Robert Berger, Steve Goldschein and Neil Wallin for providing a brand new, top-of-the-line warming oven for our kitchen.

Jacob wrestles with the "man" and emerges limping. As a result the Torah forbids the consumption of the "gid hanasheh", the sciatic nerve. Mystical interpretations abound but a powerful approach, courtesy of the Sefer HaChinuch suggests a powerfully practical message.

 In his struggle, Jacob may have been injured but he survived and eventually became completely healed. So too with the history of the Jewish nation: we have been oppresed  mightily througout the generations but we have emerged "chai vikayam"-alive and sustained!

From the Bar Mitzvah family of this past Shabbat: Philippe and I wanted to take the time to thank you again for sharing your community and synagogue with our families.  They loved the ceremony, it was very beautiful, and we will never forget it.

And here is a humorous link the family created in celebration. The synagogue is featured for the first 1:30.

Congratulations to all who made this past Shabbat a huge success with special commendation to Neil Wallin for his logistical support and davening and Joel Plasco for his beautiful musaf. Extra special notice to Robert Moezinia and Isaac Fuhrmann for their tireless efforts at bringing the reception hall to sufficient functionality for the event.

However, the work continues and more funding needed! Towards that end we will be holding a mini gala Friday night December 15th with a Shabbat Chanukah dinner, stay tuned for details.

Our next Community Service is Friday night December 1st at 5:30pm featuring Rabbi Sion Setton. For all those who enjoyed his wife Mijal at the high holidays, this is your chance to keep the momentum going!

Recently an alum from our basketball team received an extraordinary honor.

With great concern we announce that our new member Danny Silberman was in a very serious car accident in Florida. He is at Jackson Memorial in Miami at the Ryder Trauma Center. Thankfully he is concious and will very likely make a full recovery. Rabbi Glass has visited him and invites anyone who has gotten to know him and would like to share their thoughts by email please send them to rabbi@tribecasynagogue.org and he will convey them to him tomorrow.

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Weekly Newsletter

November 16, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:18pm

 

Evening services   4:25pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Philippe and Rosita Weissberg in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son Joseph

 

Shabbat ends   5:25pm

 

Monday/Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

On hiatus

 

Esau calls for red porridge and as a result the Torah labels him “Adom” (red) even to the point that the nation he will create will be known by the same name - seems a little extreme!

 

The Seforno explains that being so involved in his mundane activities he didn’t even have the patience to ask for the food by it’s full name-he simply demands “give me some of that red”. Thus the Torah is describing his essence and the trait that would describe his nation for all history.

 

If we are to separate ourselves from this mentality we must have the discipline to consistently see beyond what is overwhelming us at the present moment and never lose sight of our broader purpose in life.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue takes great pleasure in welcoming this weekend the Weissberg family as they celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their son Joseph. The family is generously sponsoring this week’s Kiddush and they invite the entire congregation to share in their Simcha. Indeed it is a double Simcha in that we are able to inaugurate of beautiful new reception hall to host the occasion.

 

For the holiday week we announce the following changes:

 

Tuesday Adult Education will be on a one week hiatus

 

Wednesday “Prepare for Hebrew School” will be on a one week hiatus

 

Evening service on Wednesday and all weekday services Thursday and Friday will be suspended

 

The office is closed on Thursday and Friday

 

Rabbi Glass will be on vacation starting Tuesday and Ben Kohanim will assist with anything necessary for the following Shabbat services.

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

November 9, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday/Veteran’s Day

 

Office open-all services scheduled

 

Candle lighting   4:23pm

 

Evening service   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Limited Collation following services!

 

Monday/Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

(Starting Chapter 11)

 

Chanukah Prep   6:45pm

The history of Chanukah

 

Abraham makes a conscious choice to forgo the people from his area, the Canaanites, for a match for his son and requires his servant Eliezer to travel north, back to Charan to search for a wife. It has been oft asked what was the difference? Both populations were idol worshippers and should have been anathema to Abraham.

 

One approach has it that while the inhabitants of Charan were pagans, their behavior was much more refined, while the Canaanites were mired in odious practices such as human sacrifice and sexual perversion. Perspectives in life are much easier changed than lifestyles, which more likely tend to be transferred to the next generation than ideas.

 

Please note: While we are truly at the end stage of having the reception hall functional, we are still not quite there for this weekend! As such, our only option for Kiddush this Shabbat is snacks in the sanctuary after services. We will have Mincha shortly thereafter.

 

We look forward to a gala Bar Mitzvah Kiddush the following weekend!

 

Coming Attractions!

 

Chanukah Prep starting this Tuesday at 6:45pm

 

Community service with Rabbi Setton Friday December 1 at 5:30pm

 

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Weekly Newsletter

November 2, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:31pm

 

Evening services   5:40pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Memorial Prayer for the victims of this week’s attack

 

Limited Kiddush! *

 

Shabbat Ends   6:35pm

 

Monday/Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei-Proverbs   6pm

 

Hebrew Reading  6:45pm

 

Wednesday/Pre School Class

 

“Prepare for Hebrew School”   3:30pm

 

*Our renovations are…almost completed!

However we will not have use of the reception hall for another week or so such that we will need to convene on the plaza after services despite the weather not being ideal.

 

When Avram’s name was changed to Avraham it was to express that Abraham was to be considered the father of the multitude of nations (av hamon goyim). So much so that any convert, even to the present day, can recite the same blessing phrases like “has commanded us” etc. because all humanity is considered children of Abraham.

 

With this in mind we take this opportunity to officially announce the reconvocation of the Lower Manhattan Clergy Council, originally founded in the aftermath of 9-11, to deal with the aftermath of this most recent attack on our community, indeed the worst since 9-11. Reverend Micheal Edwards of the Dewitt Reformed Church, Pastor Marc Rivera of the Primitive Christian Church and Imam Abalde of Masjid of Manhattan and Rabbi Glass will participate in a conference call to share statements expressing the feelings of their respective faith communities regarding the yesterday’s events. A joint statement will then be issued to the respective congregations.

 

At TriBeCa Synagogue, it is our continuing belief that this kind of good will be the most effective force in preserving our communities and neighborhoods.

 

Prepare for Hebrew School launches!

 

 

Ora Gelberg receiving her reward from Hadassah Women

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 25, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:40pm

 

Evening services   5:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   6:45pm

 

Monday/Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

 

Wednesday

 

HEBREW SCHOOL PREP   3:30pm

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In promising Abraham many descendants, the verse relates that God took him “outside”, to look at the stars, as a symbol of how many he would have. Rashi comments that this was a euphemism for the fact that his nation would not be under the “power” of the stars, i.e. subject to astrology. Thus, even according to those opinions that each month’s constellation radiates certain forces, the Jewish nation is not necessarily affected by these forces.

 

We have often discussed these forces but only as a way to better understand how the Torah looks at the months and seasons. Ultimately, every Jew can choose to connect directly to the Almighty.

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 18, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday/Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Candle lighting   5:51pm

 

Evening services   6pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue*

 

Shabbat ends   6:55pm

 

Monday/Hebrew School

 

*Please keep in mind that with the changing of the weather and the final stages of our renovation, the everyday activities of the synagogue will be affected and/or curtailed in various ways

   

 How does a generation sink so low that it merits total destruction?

 

A novel approach is that it was not so much a punishment as a concession to the reality that life was no longer worth living. Society had broken down to the point that whether it was fear of theft or violence, the vast majority of humanity had absolutely no quality of life.

 

The creation was for the purpose of enjoying life and when that was no longer possible, the need to start over was imperative.

 

Congratulations to Adam Salm and Randi Braunstein for their wedding this Saturday night performed by Rabbi Glass. Click Here to see the Notice in the New York Times.

  

They celebrated their aufruf at the synagogue a week ago Saturday

 

Congratulations to our long time member Ora Gelberg who is the Hadassah honoree at a GALA luncheon to benefit medical research on Thursday, October 26

 

Allen Hirsch has organized Art for Venezuelan Aid opening at La Esquina cafe at 201 Lafayette Street

 

 

Proceeds will be donated to the people and communities Hirsch painted, now suffering under the Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela. Offers should be addressed to allenhirsch@gmail.com.

 

The exhibit will be on view until November 1st, daily from 12pm -10pm.

 

GOLEMS IN BROOKLYN

If the Golem could talk, he would invite you to www.facebook.com/events/211613602700396/?ti=icl

Past President Toby Turkel has an oil painting in this show!

 

 
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Weekly Newsletter

October 11, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter
Wednesday

 

Evening services   6:15pm

Sukkah open for anyone needing to eat their seudah here

 

Thursday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

YIZKOR   9am11am and noon

 

Limited Kiddush

 

Farewell to the Sukkah  6pm

 

Afternoon services   6:15pm

 

Family singalong   6:30pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm 

Dinner   7:15pm

 

Friday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Candle lighting 6pm

Evening 

services  6:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

Shabbat ends 8:35pm
 
Tuesday/Wednesday
Rosh Chodesh Elul
 
Morning services 7:10am

   

Today is one of the more mysterious days on the Jewish calendar and it is deceptively significant. On the one hand Hoshana Raba seems like the rest of the holiday of Sukkot with Lulav and Sukkah but the morning services are gargantuan in that the bima is circled 7 times and we add another ritual called the Aravah (5 branch willow bunch) accompanied by copious poetic prayers. The sages explain that the additional theme to this day involves the real completion of the judgment process that began with Rosh HaShana. This is evidenced by the fact that one can fulfill Tashlich even to this day and included in our prayers are much of what is recited during the days of awe.

 

God’s mercy knows no bounds and has provided us with yet another “extension”, may we merit to take advantage of this special opportunity.

 

TriBeCa Torah acting out the various mitzvot of the season

 

 

 

Remember to make Eruv Tavshilin today! (Put away a matzah and egg to be eaten Saturday afternoon.)

 

Please register today for dinner tomorrow night!

 

This year our Simchat Torah celebration Thursday night will be family focused with the middle hakafot specially designed for children’s participation.

 
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October 4, 2017
 
Weekly Newsletter

TODAY

Evening services 6:30pm

Dinner 7:15pm

October 5

Morning services 9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Evening services 6:30pm

Dinner 7:17pm

October 6

Morning services 9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Candle lighting 6:11pm

Evening services 6:15pm

Sukkah available for those who need to make their seudah here.

October 7

Morning services 9:10am

Kiddush sponsored by Adam Salm celebrating his Aufruf

October 8

Columbus Day-Office OPEN

Morning services 7:10am

(Please help make the minyan)

Hebrew School on hiatus

Lunches sold in the Sukkah Monday through Wednesday

Afternoon services 1:40pm

October 10

Adult Education/On hiatus

October 11

Hoshana Raba

Morning services 7am

In the movie “Oh God” starring George Burns there was his famous line about the one mistake he made in creation which was the avocado: “I made the pit too big.” One might add another “mistake” in His piling all these holidays in one month; couldn’t He spread them out a little?!

The truth is, however, these special mitzvot of Lulav and Sukkah, etc. only make sense in the direct aftermath of the great experience of the 10 days of penitence. This is the one time of year that we have so sanctified ourselves with our fasting, prayer and penitence for us to have the great honor of grasping God’s scepter or dwelling in a structure so infused with His holiness. What we have accomplished with ourselves is so delicate that we have to take advantage immediately, before the moment passes.

We take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all of those who made it possible to observe these profound mitzvot:

Robert Blakeley - Project Management
Robert Berger - Logistics
Scott Kogan - Human Resources
Robert Moezinia - Materials and back Sukkah crew
Leah Berger - Catering
Scott Symon - Legal

Amy Cappell-Decorating
Susan Blakeley - Decorating
Hebrew School - Decorating

Vito Licari - Engineering

Our builders:
Ian Berger
Jacopo Penzo
Isaac Fuhrmann
David Koral
Fassassi Oyeossi
Ricky
Andre

Please reserve for dinners tonight and tomorrow and/or Lulav and Etrog immediately!

Remember Eruv Tavshilin! Put away an egg and a matzah to be allowed to cook on Friday for Saturday.

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Tue, April 24 2018 9 Iyyar 5778