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Weekly Newsletter

May 16, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:50pm

 

Evening services  6:30pm

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Richard and Yen Tesler in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son Liem.

 

Shabbat ends   8:55pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur   6:15pm

 

This week we read in the portion of Emor a lot about the propriety involved in temple ritual. The kohanim have to comport themselves in an appropriate manner whether it be in dress or grooming or lifestyle. Even the animal sacrifices had to be perfect specimens.

 

In these matters, and in many similar ones, the question is often asked as to whether this is really important to God, who is all knowing and all powerful. Does these details really matter in the context of the infinity of the universe?

 

One important answer is that these requirements are more for us than God. We need to know the importance of these rituals and without the attending requirements they would lose significance in our eyes which would be a real tragedy. So whatever we wear and whatever the place we pray looks like and how we behave is about us and our attitude as much as about what God may need from us.

 

Today is the 26th day of the counting of the Omer.

 

Congratulations to Richard and Yen Tesler for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Liem this Shabbat at the synagogue.

 

Congratulations to board member Lisa Balter and Grant Saacks for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Annabel this Sunday at the synagogue.

 

Both Liem and Annabel are graduates of our TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School.

 

On Wednesday May 22 at 7:30pm BIGVISION and The Teshuvah Center are partnering for an event discussing addiction and healing in the Jewish community with Rabbi ILan Glazer, author of  “And God created recovery”.

The event will take place at Ascendant located at 113 East 60th Street, NY 10022. Please reserve your space at www.tinyurl.com/Jewish-recovery

After the death of her son Isaac from an accidental overdose, BIGVISION was founded by our board member Eve Goldberg in 2015 to fill the void in the recovery process with fun, wholesome sober activities for young adults in NYC. https://www.bigvision.nyc/

 

FINAL STRETCH FOR OUR BASHERT OUR SPRING BENEFIT!

 

Please reserve and buy ads now!

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

May 9, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:43pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   8:50pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur/Prayer Book   6:15pm

 

Yesterday Yom HaZikaron was observed in Israel to remember those who died in defense of the State of Israel and victims of terror. Today we observe Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) on the 4thday of Iyar even though the calendar date was the 5th day of Iyar, to avoid the celebrations impinging on the holiness of Shabbat. We marvel at the level of development of this state a mere 71 years since it’s founding and are deeply grateful for its sanctuary for Jews the world over in this time of escalating anti-Semitism.

 

We read the portion of Kedoshim which focuses on the theme of holiness in Torah. How to define a term that by definition has no connection to physicality?

 

One word that I have found very helpful is “restraint”- when we hold ourselves back from our baser urges, whether it be anger, lust or the like, we are acting in a holy manner. Another word developed by the sages is “separate” like a sacrifice which, when designated, must remain apart from one’s physical possessions. As such, when we are termed the Goy Kadosh (the holy nation) we recognize that we are to live in a manner that in some way that makes us apart, mainly in the realm of ethics and morality that we must maintain in all our affairs.

 

Celebrating Israel Independence Day at Tribeca Synagogue: 

 

Neil Wallin Leading Morning Minyan in Hallel

 

 

Tribeca Torah Art Project

 

 

Congratulations to Danielle and Fred Solomon for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Willow this weekend at the synagogue!

 

Register now for Bashert - our Spring Benefit and purchase ads and sponsorship!

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

May 2, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:36pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   8:40pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School 

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur   6:15pm

 

Beyond the momentous themes of the just concluded holiday of Passover is its launch to the next period of the Jewish calendar called Sefirat HaOmer (counting of the Omer). This period is often associated with sadness and mourning due to the tragic events of the Mishnaic period and then later on in eastern Europe, but the reality is that its main basis is inspiring ideas from the Torah. 

 
Practically, it follows the barley harvest that culminates with the Shtei HaLechem (double loaf) on the holiday of Shavuot. Spiritually it represents the period of preparation of the Israelites to receive the Torah in the direct aftermath of their exodus from Egypt. It is a preparation that we are to emulate each year at this time, and in a modern context, we are to develop a feeling of anticipation similar to that first generation. 
 
It's one thing to enjoy the gift of freedom but imagine that we have been given the complete set of guidelines to take maximal advantage of that freedom. Time to get excited!
 
This weekend we resume reading the portion of the week which is Acharei Mot and today is the 12th day of the Omer.
 
Benefit Committee hard at work
 
 
Click on image to registerI

 

 

 

Chava Chalom is sponsoring the security detail for the month of Nisan in memory and in honor of her parents, Aharona Bat Mordecai V’ Kochava Tziona whose yahrtzeit is 24 Nissan and Mayer Ben Esther V’ Eliyahu Halevi whose birthday is 21 Nisan and the remarkable lives they lived in their travels and raising a family on 3 continents imbued with the values of Torah and Tzedaka. And also in the hope that others will follow her lead in sponsoring our security in future months!

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

April 25, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Friday

 

Morning services   9:30am

(Please help make the minyan!)

 

Candle lighting   7:27pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

YIZKOR   11AM (approx..)

 

Kiddush sponsored by Ora Gelberg in loving memory of her husband Myron

 

Evening services   8:25pm

73 Warren Street #3

 

Shabbat ends 8:30pm

(Chametz allowed shortly after)

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur   6:15pm  

 

The conclusion of Passover is a holiday but the Torah never explains what the holiday is about. Our sages say we are “celebrating” our salvation at the Red Sea but because it came at the expense of loss of life, even though it was our enemy, our celebration isn’t full bore. We have the same concept with the removal of 10 drops of wine when we recite the 10 plagues at the seder.

 

Remember to save a piece of matzah and an egg for Eruv Tavshilin today to allow cooking tomorrow for Saturday.

 

Saturday is Yizkor and there will be one recitation at approximately 11am with the appeal to be delivered by Chava Chalom in memory of her parents:

Aharona Bat Mordecai V’ Kochava Tziona whose yahrtzeit is 24 Nissan and Mayer Ben Esther V’ Eliyahu Halevi whose birthday is 21 Nisan.

 

Chava is also sponsoring the security detail for the month of Nisan in their memory and in honor of the remarkable lives they lived in their travels and raising a family on 3 continents imbued with the values of Torah and Tzedaka. And also in the hope that others will follow her lead in sponsoring our security in future months!

 

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

April 18, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning services   7:30am

 

Siyum   8am

 

Delivered by David Rosenbaum

Breakfast cosponsored by him and Ken Rosenblum

 

Eat Chametz by   10:40am

 

Eliminate Chametz by   11:48am

 

Candle lighting   7:21pm

 

Evening services   6:30am

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Limited Kiddush

 

Evening services   7pm

 

Second Seder   8pm

 

Sunday  

 

Morning services   9:30am

(Please help make the minyan!)

 

Yom Tov ends   8:25pm

 

Intermediate Days Mon – Thu

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Hebrew School and Adult Education on hiatus

 

Generally accepted statistics indicate that of all the Jewish calendar, Passover is the most attended occasion of the year, even beating out Yom Kippur slightly. But both occasions attest to something profound about the Jewish nation even in this post modern age. The fact that so many Jews of all backgrounds subject themselves to the holy rigors of the Day of Atonement is an astounding phenomenon. But even more importantly, a wide swath of the children of Israel take the time and make the effort to experience annually a ceremony renewing our nationhood. This attests to the innate sense that we all have of our eternal nationhood-Am Yisrael Chai!

 

A range of emotions

 

 

 

Tuesday night memorial for Marilyn Sontag

 

 

TriBeCa Torah Model Seder

 

A Charcoal portrait by Toby Turkel is currently being exhibited in the Manhattan Borough President’s office, 1 Center Street, 19th floor.  The show, “Better With Age” is open to the public until April 30.

 

Reserve for Communal Second Seder ASAP here

 

Chava Shalom is sponsoring the security detail at Tribeca synagogue every Shabbat during the month of Nissan in loving memory of her mother Aharona bat Tziona Kachava whose yahrtzeit is the 24th of Nissan. Aharona’s life took her from the persecution in Egypt and through 3 continents, all while raising a family and maintaining a deep devotion to her heritage. Her life has meaning that is particularly powerful at this time of Passover freedom.

 Future sponsorship for security detail at Tribeca Synagogue is always available!

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

April 11, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:14pm

 

EVENING SERVICES   7PM

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by Rabbi and Mrs. Glass celebrating their wedding anniversary

 

Shabbat HaGadol Presentation:

 

Mysteries of the Seder Plate”

 

Evening services   8:15pm

73 Warren Street

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball Game    5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Heichel HaTorah

Teaneck Jewish Center 70 Sterling Pl, Teaneck, NJ

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School Model Seder

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:15pm

 

Siddur/Seder   6:15pm

 

Marilyn Sontag Memorial   7pm

 

 

This week the portion is entitled Metzora and deals with the procedures necessary to address the skin conditions enumerated in the previous week. It adds, however, that if not addressed, these conditions can affect one’s garments and one’s home. The idea being that if one does not address even a spiritual problem the consequences keep building. This week’s reading is overshadowed by the fact that this is the last Shabbat before Passover and is in fact called Shabbat HaGadol (the big Sabbath) because on that day, as they were about to leave Egypt, they were allowed to safely prepare for the Passover sacrifice against the wishes of their host population.

 

And of course this weekend is greatly overshadowed by the huge loss we have suffered this week with the passing of our dear friend, Victor Dabah, who will be buried today and will be sorely missed.

 

Finally, during kiddush we will be hearing a presentation from Joyce Barocas of “Right at Home” regarding services available for the care of one’s elderly or lesser abled relatives and friends. This presentation is brought to us by our new group “SHAR” – Shul Arranging Services.

 

We remain deeply grateful to Yvonne Chalom who is sponsoring our paid detail security for the month of Nisan in conjunction with the yarhrtzeit of her mother Aharona bat Kochava Tziona which falls in the month of Nisan. Future sponsorship of our security is available for the following months.

 

Congratulations to our basketball coach Julia Loonin for the birth of her son Samuel Bernard Anthes at 9 lbs. 14 oz this past Tuesday.

 

 Thank you to our Hebrew School Director Yael Even Esh for a spectacular children’s event this past Sunday

 

 

 

Please register for our communal second seder here:

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

April 4, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:06pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Security detail sponsored by Chava Chalom in honor of her mother's Yahrzeit 

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Concluding evening service   8:05pm

73 Warren Street

 

Sunday

 

TriBeCa Torah Spring Carnival   2-4pm

 

High School Basketball Game   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Mashadi at 122 Henry Street

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur/Seder   6:30pm

 

 

This Shabbat is one of the more complicated of the year. It of course is known for the regular portion of the week which happens to be Tazria, beginning a long discussion of skin conditions. It is also Rosh Chodesh Nisan and as such requires an additional reading recognizing the occasion. Finally, it is the last of the 4 special Shabbatot that take us from before Purim to just before Passover. It is called HaChodesh because it celebrates the fact that this is not just any Rosh Chodesh, it is the month of Nisan, which meant many things: it was the day the mishkan was assembled and it was the month we as a nation were born as well. Indeed, some actually consider this month to be the month of creation rather than the fall. As such we have the unusual requirement to read from 3 separate scrolls this weekend.

 

But behind all of this ritual and symbolism is the emphasis on renewal: as individuals, as a nation and even as a world. We are accustomed to renewal in the fall but 6 months down the road things can also get a little stale, to wit, our spring cleaning of our domiciles and of our souls. Let’s greet the newness of the season and the holiday!

 

Tribeca synagogue expresses its deep appreciation to Chava Chalom for sponsoring the security detail at every Shabbat during the month of Nissan in loving memory of her mother Aharona bat Tziona Kochava whose yahrtzeit is the 24th of Nissan. Aharona’s life took her from the persecution in Egypt and through 3 continents, all while raising a family and maintaining a deep devotion to her heritage.  Future sponsorship for security detail at Tribeca Synagogue is always available!

 

PLEASE register for our Pre Passover Spring Carnival this Sunday!!

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

March 28, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:59pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Dolores and Gordon Wine in honor of their son and daughter in law Jonah and Stephanie who are visiting from Chicago

 

Evening services   8pm

 

Shabbat ends   8:05pm

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Beit Kneset North Woodmere

PS 2 at 122 Henry Street

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur/Seder   6:30pm

 

 

There is a scenario in this week’s portion that doesn’t get much attention but actually has a lot to convey. Specifically there was a question regarding how Aaron and his sons should handle certain sacrifices due to their status of mourning for the loss of Nadav and Avihu. Normally kohanim are excluded when they are mourners but Moses thought this should be an exception, and angrily demanded why they held back. Aaron responded with his reasoning for his decision to hold back and the Torah records that Moses humbly yielded. From this the sages derive multiple important messages: firstly the problem of anger, leading to Moses forgetting the law, but secondly the Torah recording Moses’ admitting his mistake.

 

Our sages have amplified these ideas through their books on Mussar and other places but it all goes back to the main source: the holy Torah given at Sinai!

 

Congratulations to Saul Goodman and Nathalie Rubens for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Ruby this weekend at the synagogue!

 

Congratulations to Jeff and Liubasha Dagowitz for the bris of their son Mordechai this past Monday!

 

Eli, Yael, Rosalie and Avraham Weiss express their deepest appreciation to us, their wonderful TriBeCa Synagogue family, for the kindness and generosity at this difficult time.

They felt incredibly comforted and supported and wish us all health and nachas.

 

TriBeCa Torah Pre-Passover Spring Festival Sunday April 7th 2-4pm. Register here

Please encourage families who have children in need of Hebrew School

 

Memorial for Marilyn Sontag Tuesday April 16th at 7pm

 

The many faces of Purim at TriBeCa Synagogue:

 

 

TriBeCa Torah bringing Purim to Brookdale Independent Living

 

  

 

The amazing Schpiel: Oy Veysmia - Thank you, Wendy Friedland!

 

 

Open House at the Rabbi’s home

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

March 22, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:52pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Miriam and Paul Goodman celebrating the engagement of their daughter Glory to Simon Linsley

 

Evening services   7:45pm

Shiva minyan for Jack Weiss

Please help make the minyan!

 

Shabbat ends  7:55pm

 

Avraham Weiss sitting shiva at the synagogue 8-10:30pm

 

Sunday

 

High Basketball Game   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs the Young Israel of Woodmere

PS 2 at 122 Henry Street on the LES

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur/Seder   6:30pm

 

In a relatively bland portion we have the procedure relating to the thanksgiving offering (Todah). The dominating feature of the sacrifice is that for every unit of chametz there are three units of matzah. Indeed, one of the reasons we have 3 Matzot on the seder table is as a symbol of this offering. The sages explain that a message is being conveyed here that for every unit of not so good in life, a person should be able to find 3 units of good, which will create a very different perspective in life.

 

We’re told that it’s a shame that in our silent devotion (Amidah) we focus so much more on the request part and seem to brush past the thanking God part. Indeed, we have become so inured to all the prodigious blessings of our lives that we tend to obsess when things don’t go smoothly and gloss over all the right things that happen.

 

Accordingly, let’s recognize the amazing event this past Wednesday evening celebrating Purim at TriBeCa Synagogue courtesy of Wendy Friedland, Stephanie Bianchi and an enormous assist from our staff of Dolores Wine and Alex Glass. There was the astonishing performance of our TriBeCa Torah players with artisanal food and drink and a fabulous turnout. As such it was a tremendous financial success because of that along with our sponsors.

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

March 14, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:44pm

 

EVENING SERVICES   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Polina Liss

 

Shabbat ends  7:50pm

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Darchei Torah

122 Henry Street PS2

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs 5:30pm

 

Purim Prep   6:30pm

 

Wednesday/Fast of Esther

 

Fast begins   5:47am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   1:30pm

 

Now that we have completed the tabernacle the Torah begins the new book describing in detail what was supposed to happen there. We have categories of sacrifices like the elevated offering, the sin offering, the thanksgiving offering and the peace offering. We also have different items to present for each of those offerings like the steer, the sheep, the dove and flour. It’s amazing that this institution was in operation for the better part of 1500 years and then just disappeared. We preserve its memory in two ways: the schedule of our daily services is slated around the schedule of the sacrifices and in the preliminaries of our prayers we have a long section of readings that reprise the details of the sacrifices.

 

Now, while these details seem to be very distant from the modern mindset it behooves us to make the effort to understand and appreciate the fundamental role this had in our identity as the Jewish nation and then to hope and pray for its restoration bimhayra biyameinu!

 

This is the second of the 4 Shabbatot leading up to Passover and is called Zachor-recalling the attack of Amalek on the Israelites directly after the splitting of the Red Sea

 

Congratulations to Polina Liss and Bob Mover for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Anya this weekend at the synagogue.

 

Please register for “Oy Veys Mia” – our Purim Extravaganza Wednesday night

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

March 6, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday/Friday Rosh Chodesh Adar II

Morning services   7:10am

 

Friday

Candle lighting   5:36pm

Evening services   5:45pm

Community Dinner   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Eileen Hecht and Hugh Lippman for the yahrtzeit of Gloria and Leonard Hecht

Evening service   6:30pm

73 Warren Street

Shabbat ends   6:40pm

 

Sunday

Carnival with JCP  

2-4:30pm

High School Basketball Game   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs MAY @122 Henry Street

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Purim Prep   6:30pm

 

From the gathering of the half shekel we read about last week they collected 100 Kikar (Talents) of silver. From that collection they were to create the Adanim (bases) of the columns of the tabernacle. The commentators say this is an indirect reference to the obligation that everyone has to recite 100 blessings daily stated in the Talmud and attributed to King David. As such we see a connection that every Jew had, and still has, to the tabernacle in being the vehicle to express praise to the Almighty on a daily basis.

David recognized that the suffering taking place in his time was due to the lack of appreciation and decreed this practice as a remedy and it worked. Blessing God demonstrates our appreciation for the good that we have in this world and thus will be a catalyst for more good to be divinely bestowed!

Special thanks to Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker for sponsoring the community Shabbat dinner this Friday night in memory of his father George and his first yahrtzeit. Please register immediately if you are planning on attending!

 Special welcome to JCP this Sunday as our partners in a gala children’s Purim Carnival from 2-4:30pm.

 With the changing of the clock this Saturday evening the weekday evening service and 12:40pm afternoon service are on hiatus until November.

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

   & 

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 28, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:29pm

 

Evening services  5:40pm

 

Young Professionals   7pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Concluding services   6:25pm

73 Warren Street

 

Shabbat ends   6:35pm

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

122 Henry Street

(PS 2)

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

After hearing all the instructions regarding the tabernacle and its vessels Moses now calls for volunteers to contribute and construct. He uses the phrase “Asher Nisao Libo” -anyone whose heart lifts them-as describing the mindset called for in this endeavor. Nachmanides explains that this is a reference to the request to look inward and bring forth inner strengths and talents heretofore not apparent. After all we are talking about a people just recently freed from slavery with no particular skills or abilities. Still and all, Moses was confident that with the right attitude these people could transform themselves into a group capable of the finest carpentry, metallurgy, etc. that would create the magnificent structure called for at this time.

 

He goes on to insist that this was not just a one time reality but rather in every age and challenge the Jewish nation can find within itself the strength and ability to overcome and succeed. Especially in the area of learning and practice when we have such wonderful resources, we all should have the confidence to grow and excel in all areas of Jewish life.

 

This Shabbat is also Parshat Shekalim containing the first of the 4 special readings taking us from the season of Purim to Passover. It presents the commandment to contribute a half shekel to the temple to fund the daily Tamid sacrifices.

 

Young Professionals this Friday night featuring Amanda Shamis of Comedy Central - Register here:

 

George Parker In Memoriam:

We invite you to join us at the Tribeca Synagogue on Friday evening, March 8 for a special family Shabbat service and kiddush sponsored by Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker in honor of the Yahrzeit of Perry's father, and truly one of the founding fathers of our shul, George Parker, who passed away last year at the age of 92.  George always enjoyed a good celebration, and we want the service and the dinner afterwards to be a joyous celebration of the downtown community that he helped to build.  All are welcome; RSVPs are requested so we can order and prepare the right amount of food and desserts.  We hope you will join us!  Services will begin at 5:45 pm, dinner to follow.

 

Toby Turkel will be featured in an art show in Amsterdam!  

 

https://jewishartsalon.org/2019/01/13/spinoza-marrano-of-reason-in-amsterdam-netherlands/

 

We are looking for sponsors for our Purim Gala of March 20th featuring dinner and a shpiel!

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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

 
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Weekly Newsletter

February 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

 

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:20pm

 

Evening services   5:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30pm

 

Kiddush sponsored by Nanette Nesbitt

(Mother of David Holmberg)

 

Evening services   6:15pm

73 Warren Street

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball

Isaac’s Lions vs Ahavat Shalom   6:30pm

35 Polo Road, Great Neck

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

As we complete the instructions regarding the tabernacle and its operation we have the Abarbanel to help put it all in perspective.

 

While we read this week of one of the great failures of the Jewish nation with the sin of the golden calf, it remains a great example of our resilience. What could be more disastrous than the need to destroy the amazing tablets literally brought down from high but never actually received in tact by the people? On the other hand, what could be more wondrous than in the aftermath of such a tragedy, new tablets were forged and installed in the tabernacle for the next 1000 years?! Similarly, how does a nation recover from the stunning loss of the temple of Solomon and yet within 70 years the structure was rebuilt, albeit not quite as grand as the first, but still historically unprecedented. Finally, how does a nation, driven from its land for almost 2000 years, return to create a country as vibrant as the State of Israel is in the 21st century?

 

The paradigm was established in this week’s portion and remains as a beacon of hope that will carry us all to the messianic era speedily on our days!

 

Next Young Professionals Friday Night Dinner featuring Amanda Shamis of Comedy Central March 1st 7pm

 

Register here:

We invite you to join us at the Tribeca Synagogue on Friday evening, March 8 for a special family Shabbat service and kiddush sponsored by Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker in honor of the Yahrzeit of Perry's father, and truly one of the founding fathers of our shul, George Parker, who passed away last year at the age of 92.  George always enjoyed a good celebration, and we want the service and the dinner afterwards to be a joyous celebration of the downtown community that he helped to build.  All are welcome; RSVPs are requested so we can order and prepare the right amount of food and desserts.  We hope you will join us!  Services will begin at 5:45 pm, dinner to follow.

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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

 
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Weekly Newsletter

February 14, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

 

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:13pm

 

Evening services   5:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening service   6:10pm

73 Warren Street

 

Shabbat ends   6:20pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

(No Mincha or Maariv)

 

Office closed

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday

 

Weekday evening services   5:35pm

 

Mishlei/Proverbs    5:45pm

 

 

As we complete the instructions regarding the tabernacle and its operation we have the Abarbanel to help put it all in perspective.

 

He is concerned that a person shouldn’t look at the altar as a response to one’s evil inclination. Namely, that since it’s a person’s nature to sin we have to have a way to achieve atonement. On the contrary, it would be fine if the person never sinned and thus never had to bring a sin offering. Rather, it is supposed to be a vehicle for a person to acknowledge the kindness that one receives in this world on a twice daily basis as represented by the Tamid offerings of the morning and afternoon.

 

The morning Tamid represents our appreciation for the giving of the Torah which happened at dawn and the afternoon Tamid represents our appreciation for our redemption from Egypt like the Passover sacrifice which was offered in the afternoon. Indeed, whether it was Cain and Abel or our patriarchs, thanksgiving was the driving force behind their erecting altars and offering sacrifices.

 

Wouldn’t be nice if we were thusly motivated when we offer our prayers wherever and whenever we offer them!

 

Next Young Professionals Friday Night Dinner featuring Amanda Shamis of Comedy Central March 1st 7pm

 

Register here:

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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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 7, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter


Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:04pm

 

Evening services   5:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening services   6pm

At 73 Warren Street

 

Shabbat ends  6:10pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

 

We begin many weeks of discussion of one topic, and that is the mishkan (tabernacle) and all its accoutrements, which eventually became the Beit HaMikdash (holy temple) in Jerusalem. One of the ways it is helpful to understand its significance is to view it as where the power of Mount Sinai was bundled into, and thus carried with the people throughout their time in the desert and then in the land of Israel.

 

We unfortunately are living long into the post temple era but we are instructed by the Talmud to look at our synagogues as a Mikdash M’at (mini-temple). Of course this concept is largely symbolic but clearly it is meant that some trace of that power remains within these walls, available for anyone to access. Let’s think about that the next we find it hard to get up to go to shul!

 

Our Purim celebration will be Wednesday night March 20th. Once again our wonderful Wendy Friedland will produce a musical extravaganza this year, called “Oy Vey Ismia” (Mama Mia). Tryouts for the performance will be this Monday at 5pm.

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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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 31, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting    4:56pm

 

Evening services   5pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Richard and Audrey Fraenkel

 

Mincha    4:45pm

 

Evening service   6pm

 

Shabbat ends 6:05pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Tuesday/Wednesday

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar 1

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

 

 

Although the portion is entitled “Mishpatim”, and mishpatim (judgments) refers to those commandments most in line with human logic, they are still part of God’s holy prescription for the Jewish nation.

 

A couple of examples is when we compare the ganav (thief) to the gazlan (armed robber), where by rights the former should be treated more leniently than the latter. But in fact the ganav pays a fine and the gazlan does not, why? Because, we are told, the ganav fears humanity more than God while the gazlan is equally contemptuous. Additionally, when one steals a cow its double but for a sheep it’s 4 or 5 times, again why? The Talmud explains that because the thief has to humiliate himself by carrying the sheep in public that counts for some of the punishment.

 

All told, we see that beyond basic justice, the practice of Torah jurisprudence includes moral messaging as well.

 

We are celebrating the Sheva Brachot of Lance Fraenkel and Mackenzie Harris and the kiddush is sponsored by Richard and Audrey Fraenkel

 

Please note that Shabbat Mincha will be held late Saturday afternoon instead of right after kiddush.

 

We are excited to welcome Launch Math + Science Centers camps to Tribeca Synagogue this summer!  From engineering to electronics, kids learn all about STEM topics through an exciting summer program.  Plus, Tribeca Synagogue members can receive an additional $50 off by using the discount code TRS2019 during checkout!  Click here more information about Launch camps.

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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

January 24, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:46pm

Evening services   4:50pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Elijah Parsons will read the Haftarah for his Bar Mitzvah Anniversary

Kiddush co-sponsored by Ora Gelberg and Rami Mishani

 

Evening service 5:50pm

73 Warren St # 3

Shabbat ends   5:55pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

 

There can be no more essential portion of the Torah than that of the 10 Commandments. Yet for all the profound concepts promulgated in its body there are those who say the most important part is right in the beginning with the first word “Anochi” (I). The fact that it was God who spoke these words and Who put His essence into everything that follows is the most helpful factor in appreciating and internalizing the bedrock of our tradition.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue is thrilled to announce the birth of a 9.14 lb girl to Ana Celis and past president Isaac Fuhrmann this morning. Father says mother and baby are happy and healthy and is pleased to welcome the new member to TriBeCa Synagogue.

 

Happy birthday to Ora Gelberg and Rami Mishani who are sponsoring the kiddush this weekend in celebration.

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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 17, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:38pm

Evening services   4:50pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin

Shabbat ends   5:45pm

Monday/Legal Holiday

Office OPEN but no Hebrew School

No 1:40pm Mincha

Maariv   5pm

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:4pm

 

 

 

Although we have been reading about the plagues and other miracles, the splitting of the Red Sea was different. The other phenomena were essentially natural occurrences but happening at the right place and time. The Red Sea splitting represented a complete upheaval of the laws of nature to a degree that never happened before or since. Indeed, our sages explain that it was so momentous that it went beyond just being part of the struggle between the Egyptians and the Israelites. After centuries of humanity descending into idolatry it was time for the Almighty to send them a reminder as to who was really in control of the universe.

 

This Sunday night/Monday is the festive occasion of Tu B’Shvat celebrating the grandeur and bounty of the land of Israel. It marks the transition between the intense part of winter (kor) and the lesser intense (choref) and in an indirect sense a small harbinger of the eventual renewal of spring. And considering that morning the temperature will be in the single digits it can’t come too soon!

 

Additionally, that night will feature an amazing celestial phenomenon: the super blood wolf moon and here are some important facts*:

 

A super blood wolf moon is: a) the first full moon in January; b) a full moon occurring when the distance between the Earth and Moon is as short as possible; c) a lunar eclipse--all happening at once!

The total lunar eclipse will begin on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11:41 p.m. EST and last until 12:44 a.m. on Monday, Jan 21, according to Space.com, which pinpoints the peak viewing at 12:16 a.m. EST on Jan. 21.

*taken from Yahoo News

In general, the Talmud says a total lunar eclipse is not a good sign for the Jewish nation, but considering it is happening on the joyous occasion of Tu B’Shvat it can only mean good things to come!

Congratulations to our board member Jeff Dagowitz and Liubasha Rose for their wedding this past Sunday at Miami Beach! May they merit to build a faithful household in Israel.

This Shabbat morning we remember an incredibly special young man, Isaac Goldberg Volkmar upon the occasion of his yahrtzeit. Isaac, who passed away at the young age of 23, lived a  life guided by the spirit of love, non-judgement and respect for all people. Isaac’s mother and stepfather, our Board members, Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin, have created BIGVISION, in his memory. BIGVISION is a non profit dedicated to saving lives by helping those suffering with the disease of addiction. They work to erase the stigma and help young adults in recovery learn to live fun, meaningful substance free lives. Adhering to their commitment to host only sober events, Eve and Neil are generously sponsoring the kiddush in his memory, and no alcohol will be served. 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
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Weekly Newsletter

January 10, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:30pm

Evening services   4:40pm

 

Saturday

Morning services  9:30am

Eli Storch will read the Torah

Kiddush sponsored by Joel and Lynsey Plasco

Shabbat ends   5:35pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

 

There is a rabbinic play on words for the phrase "Ushmartem et hamatzot" and you shall guard the matzot as "ushmartem et haMITZVOT" and you shall guard the commandments. Namely, just like you have to make sure the dough for the matzah doesn't sit around and become chametz, so too you should not let the opportunity to perform a mitzvah sit around and thus "spoil". One of the ways we were to separate ourselves spiritually from the host culture was in rejecting the laziness of Egypt which was called Chamor, or donkey. Indeed, one of the images of the messianic era is the humble one riding on a donkey, symbolizing that generation being the one that finally conquered this issue.

In terms of the Mussar movement, this represents the characteristic of Zerizut, or alacrity, which is supposed to escort all our efforts in performing the Torah. And while it is sooo tough to get up on a Saturday morning after a whole week of work, nevertheless, in deference to the message of this week's portion, can we consider doing a little better getting to services this Shabbat?

We are excited to announce a one date performance of Paul Goodman’s 1999 rock musical Bright Lights, Big City! Show times at Feinstein's/54 Below are 7 PM and 9:30 PM. More about it here.

This week's kiddush in honor of our Bar Mitzvah boy Joel Plasco:

 

 

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

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

January 3, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:23pm

 

Evening services  4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:30pm

 

Monday/Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   4pm

 

Evening services   5pm

 

 

 

After the plague of wild beasts Pharaoh offers Moses the opportunity for the people to worship but that they would have to remain in the country. Moses refuses saying: It is not proper to do so because…it is repulsive to Egypt and wouldn’t they stone us? But a close look at the Aramaic translation shows that Moses wasn’t afraid of an actual stoning but rather the desire for stoning on the part of the Egyptians (הלא יימרון למרגמנא). So amazingly, while leading a revolution against Egyptian beliefs and values, Moses still wanted to avoid acting in an offensive manner to those with whom the Israelites were living for the last few hundred years! Moses was able to carry on this struggle but still be respectful to his adversaries.

 

Now this could easily be a Rorschach test for anyone who wants to apply this to their own political debates but that would be missing the point. Rather, this should be a powerful message for US regarding how we choose to deal with those with whom we disagree.

 

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

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

December 28, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:18pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends 5:25pm

 

Monday

 

No 1:40pm mincha

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   4pm

 

Evening service   4:45pm

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed

 

MORNING SERVICES   8:30am

 

No mincha/maariv

 

 

 

The Book of Exodus is the story of our glorious redemption, heralding the entering of the promised land. Unfortunately, as we know, an exodus implies an existence of torturous incarceration, which is a fancy way of saying we were slaves in Egypt.

 

But our sages say, as difficult as it may sound, this period was also something we benefited from in at least 2 ways. In a crucible, a base material becomes refined which is what happened to us as a nation. Additionally, we can say that we acquired an incredible resilience which has served us well throughout the millennia. That we are still here after expulsions, pogroms, the holocaust etc. may be due, at least in part, to the toughness that became imbedded in our DNA from that long ago tough time.

 

Please help make the minyanim over Shabbat!

 

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

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

December 20, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:13pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Dinner   6pm*

 

Presentation   7pm**

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Avi Turkel and Miranda Kern in honor of their simcha

 

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Evening service   4:45pm

 

Mishlei   5pm

 

Tuesday/Legal Holiday

 

MORNING SERVICES   8:30am

 

Office closed

 

*Requires Registration

 

**The Message of Jewish Women’s Names”

 

 

 

The beautiful tradition we have to bless our children Friday night and on Yom Kippur derives from Jacob placing his hands on his grandchildren from Joseph, Ephraim and Menashe. Indeed those are the names we invoke when we bless boys, while for girls we recite Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.

 

The question is asked as to why these children were chosen over all the other grandchildren? One suggestion is that these were the only grandchildren raised completely outside of the holy land and as such needed the special blessing. Indeed, they were emblematic of much of our future history which would unfortunately be in the diaspora. So we need to draw on this blessing to the present day!

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates our past president Toby Turkel along with Howie and Belinda Kern for the upcoming wedding of Miranda Kern to Avram Turkel this weekend. We wish them tremendous mazal tov and bracha for a wonderful life together!

 

There is still time to register for our Scholar in Residence Dinner featuring Dr. Aaron Demsky this Friday at 6pm right here.

 

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

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

 
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Weekly Newsletter

December 13, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:11pm

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Michael and Cheryl Turkel in honor of their nephew Avi's aufruf

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Fast of 10th of Tevet

Fast begins   6:05am

Morning service   7:10am

Afternoon services   12:30 & 1:30pm

Evening service   5:10pm

Fast ends  5:16pm

 

 

 

This week presents us with one of the most tense and dramatic standoffs in the entire Chumash. Judah and Joseph were confronting each other regarding the fate of their brother Benjamin and ultimately the state of their father Jacob.

The midrash provides a parable to help us understand what eventually carried the day: a well was too deep to be accessed until someone figured out that tying multiple shorter cords made it long enough for the bucket to draw out the water. Joseph's distant heart was like the water that couldn't be reached until Judah sowed together enough small points to melt his heart and he gave in.

 

But beyond the psychology I believe we have a fine example of leadership on the part of Judah who took the lead, even though he was far from the oldest. No wonder that in next week's portion Jacob grants him eternal nobility.

Our past president, Avi Turkel, will be called to the Torah as a chatan this Shabbat for his aufruf!

Shabbat Dinner & Talk with Dr. Aaron Demksy

 "THE MESSAGE OF JEWISH WOMEN'S NAMES"

December 21, 6—8:30pm

RSVP by 12/17 I Tickets – $50

If you would like to explore a name, email “name” in the subject line to aaron.demsky@biu.il 

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

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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

December 5, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning service   7:15am

 

Candle lighting   4:10pm

 

Evening Service 4:20pm

 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner   6pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Presentation by Harvey Herbert:

“Who were the Maccabees:

A History of the Hasmoneans”

 

Kiddush sponsored by Avraham and Rosalie Weiss celebrating the birthday of their son, our President, Eli Weiss

 

Post Kiddush presentation by Ashley Blaker:

Maintaining the Torah lifestyle in the workplace”

 

Shabbat ends   5:10pm

 

Comedy performance by Ashley Blaker   8pm

Havdalah and Chanukah lighting

 

Monday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Hebrew School

 

 

 

The story of Chanukah actually involves two miracles. We all understand the miracle of the oil but there was also the miracle of the military victory which defied logic as well. Indeed, in our prayers, the miracle of the oil isn’t even mentioned.

 

One approach has it that while the miracle of the military victory was preeminent, the miracle of the oil was added to emphasize what the struggle was truly about, namely the concept of purity and impurity (tumah and taharah). Without ritual purity as a foundation of observance there is no distinction between Sabbath and weekday, kosher and unkosher etc. and thus there could be no edifice of the Torah lifestyle.

 

The miracle of the military victory allowed us to regain sovereignty of the land and the temple and preserved us to fight another day. The miracle of the oil, on the other hand, preserved our integrity as a holy nation, with God’s help. in perpetuity.

 

Congratulations to Nicole Camet who completed her conversion process this past Sunday and is now a daughter of Israel, Mazal Tov!

 

Congratulations to Susan Silverstein and Pamela Gross for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Lea in our sanctuary this weekend!

 

Welcome to renowned comedian Ashley Blaker to the synagogue for the Chanukah weekend.

 

There is still time to join us so please register ASAP here

 

The many scenes of Chanukah at TriBeCa Synagogue:

 

  

 

Children’s Party sponsored by TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School

 

 

TriBeCa Synagogue brings Chanukah to the Brookdale residence

 

 

Bringing the holiness of Chanukah to Warren 77

Thank you Matt Abramcyk!

 

 

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

November 29, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting  4:11pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

Robert Berger will be saying kaddish for shiva*

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush prepared by Victor Dabah for the yahrtzeit of his father Isaac

 

Evening services   5pm at the residence of Robert and Leah Berger*

73 Warren Street apt 3

 

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services 9am at the residence or Robert and Leah Berger*

73 Warren Street apt 3

 

Monday – Friday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Monday

 

Children’s party   3:30-5:30pm

 

Tuesday

 

Begin saying "Vitayn Tal Umatar" at evening service

 

Adult Party at Warren 77   6-8pm

 

*Please help insure these minyanim for shiva

 

 

 

This week’s portion is, once in a while, also read on Chanukah, as opposed to next week’s portion which is almost always read on Chanukah. As such the Talmud derives an important law regarding the menorah from the story of Joseph being thrown into the pit.

 

Specifically, the maximum height for the menorah being 20 amot (either 30 or 40 feet) is derived from the height of the pit. This is based on the midrash that there were scorpions and snakes in the pit but apparently weren’t noticed by the brothers because they were lower than the 20 amot. So too, a menorah higher than 20 amot will not be noticed by the passersby for whom it is directed.

 

As Chanukah becomes an ever glitzier experience, we have to be extra careful that we still “notice” the important messages of this exciting holiday and that the extras don’t get “bigger” than its core themes.

 

Highlights of Chanukah at TriBeCa Synagogue:

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Party Monday 3:30-5:30pm

(open to the general community)

 

Adult Party at Warren 77 Tuesday 6-8pm

 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner Friday 6-8pm

Register here

 

Comedy Show with Ashley Blaker Saturday 8pm

Register here

 

Selected laws of Chanukah

 

First night of Chanukah is Sunday night

 

Menorah should be lighted soon after sunset

 

Menorah should be placed at a window facing the outdoor public

 

Load the candles from left to right but light from right to left

 

On the first night recite the 3 blessings including the shechianu

 

The other nights just the two blessings

We are also working hard to build our profile on social media. Please take the opportunity to get a richer view of the fabric of our synagogue life!

   & 

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

November 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday

 

Evening service moved to 4:45pm

 

Thursday/Legal Holiday

 

No services and office closed

 

Friday

 

Morning services will be held at 7:30am

 

Please help make the minyan

 

Candle lighting   4:14pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Dr. Adam and Mrs. Shirley Boris