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Weekly Newsletter

June 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Hebrew Reading   11:30am

 

Candle lighting   8:12pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   9:15pm

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

On hiatus

 

This week we are confronted with the challenge of understanding why Moses was denied entry into the promised land. On the surface we read that since he hit the rock instead of speaking to it he was “punished” quite severely.

 

One way to diminish the harshness of the story is to focus on the symbolism of the staff versus the spoken word. The staff represents how Moses had to lead the generation leaving the slavery of Egypt while the spoken word represented how he was to deal with the new generation ready to enter the new land. These were 2 very different generations requiring very different leadership styles all symbolized by Moses being told to hit the rock to bring forth water 40 years earlier while now he is told to speak to the rock.

 

The fact that he was not able to manage the crisis with this new leadership style revealed that he could no longer maintain his effective authority and would have to yield to Joshua. Hence what we have is more of a revelation of a new reality as opposed to a punishment.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue acknowledges the following individuals whose enormous efforts created our spectacularly fun and exciting evening this past Tuesday:

 

Benefit Chairs - Isaac Fuhrmann & Rabbi Jonathan Glass

 

Dolores Wine, Alexander Glass, Toby Turkel, Allan Englander, Beth Lieberman and Debra Moezinia

 

Also helping were Gabe Lieberman, friend Shelley and Sam Kulok for the fabulous music

 

 

The great George Braithwite with his patented Double Sax!

 

 

Amazing children’s program with The Bubble Show and Mezuzah Project

 

 

Hebrew Reading For Beginners!

You can still join this Friday morning at 11:30am

 

Read Dr. Freema Gottlieb featured in the current edition of the Jewish Week!

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
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Weekly Newsletter

June 14, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   8:10am

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Larisa Svechin and Steven Hildrew for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Oliver

 

Shabbat ends   9:15pm

 

Tuesday

 

Adult Education on hiatus

 

Hello Summer!

Benefit begins   5:30pm

 

One of the midrashim describing the debate between Korach and Moshe has them contending about the mitzvah of mezuza. Korach points to a house full of Torah and asks whether it needs a mezuza. When Moshe responds in the affirmative Korach and his minions laugh at the lack of logic: if all a house needs is a small parchment on the door post then certainly a house full of Torah fulfills the requirement!

 

The problem is that his position misses one of the main purposes of the mezuza, which centers around why the door post? The Torah wanted us to be aware of how our life is divided into areas such as one's domicile, one's office as well as the great outdoors. The mezuza reminds us just because we leave from one zone to another doesn't mean our conduct changes. Whether going from private to public, public to private or even business to personal, we must maintain the standards the Torah expects from us no matter the environment. 

 

Hello Summer-A Benefit for TriBeCa Synagogue, Tuesday June 19th 

 

PLEASE register immediately for a wonderful evening for the entire family!!

 

For children in the reception hall at 5:30pm we will provide mezuza cover designing, sofer demonstration and bubble show.

 

For adults on the plaza a deluxe barbecue with wine, craft beer and sangria along with a jazz quartet.

 

1/2 & 1/2 Jackpot Raffle - $20/Ticket

 

(We are looking for volunteers-please contact the office.)

 

Congratulations to Larisa Svechin and Steven Hildrew for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Oliver this Shabbat!

 

Congratulations to our new officers and trustees: Eli Weiss-President, Neil Wallin-Executive Vice President, Robert Moezinia-Treasurer

 

BRAND NEW Hebrew Reading class for Beginners tomorrow at 11:30am, there will be a make up for class 1 the following Friday

 

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
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Weekly Newsletter

June 7, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   8:07pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored in part by BBYO

 

Shabbat ends 9:15pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Wednesday/Thursday Rosh Chodesh Tamuz

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Wednesday

 

Annual Membership Meeting   6:30pm

One of the earlier commentators makes a startling claim regarding the failed mission of the spies, for which we suffer even to the present day. He stated that the reason the mission failed was because Moses didn’t include a woman in this group of 12!

 

Our tradition has it that the exodus from Egypt was justified primarily because of the righteousness of the women of that generation, and this included their unconditional love of the land of Israel. Indeed, we are told that not one female participated in the sin of the spies and as a result no female passed away in the desert the entire time they were there. Thus, they all merited to enter the promised land.

 

HELLO SUMMER! A Benefit for the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Tuesday, June 19th 5:30pm -For the entire family!

 

Register here

 

BBYO Teen Shabbat!

Regional Director Jon Zeftel will address the congregation, teen activities following services

 

Congratulations to Zach Epstein-Peterson and Ariella Goldman

Wedding at Liberty Warehouse, Red Hook

 

  

 

Bar Mitzvah at TS June,2000 – Aufruf at TS June, 2018

 

Club Latino in SoHo screening “The Last Suit”

 

 

 

With Director Pablo Solarz,

Rabbi Glass’s Dvar Torah in Spanish!

 

Thank you Belkis Hirsch, Allen Hirsch and Jim Stark

 

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
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Weekly Newsletter

May 31, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   8:03pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   9:05pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs 5:45pm

 

At the end of the portion the Torah describes God’s mode of communication with Moses as on a higher level than other prophets and as such Miriam, although a prophet herself, didn’t have the authority to criticize him. But, as high as this sounds, everything in the Torah must have practical value so we can use this as a model for our communication.

 

God speaks to Moses “mouth to mouth”, meaning face to face and without an intermediary. While some prophets only heard from God in their sleep at night, Moses was always awake.  And finally, receiving prophecy for Moses was a normal experience,  without the physical reactions common to other prophets.

 

In this digital age of devices, we must take care to insure our communication with those in our life remain personal, focused and calm.

 

SAVE THE DATE HELLO SUMMER!

 TriBeCa Synagogue Benefit

Tuesday June 19th

 

Wedding season for the TriBeCa Synagogue community:

 

Aufruf today for Zach Epstein-Peterson

 

 

Marrying Ariella Goldman this Sunday

 

David Mishkin and Ariel Ratner

 

 

Summer wedding.

Aufruf at TS

 

Ben Daniels and Amanda Bores

 

 

Planning a fall wedding at TS

 

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

May 24, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

As many will be away this weekend, please help us make the minyanim.

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:57pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Ethics of the Fathers   1pm

 

Shabbat ends   9pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

No services, office closed

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Kashrut Concepts   6:30pm

 

This week’s portion features more repetition than anywhere else in the Torah. Specifically, in donating to the dedication of the Tabernacles, the 12 tribes presented the exact same set of gifts. According to tradition we are told that this was miraculous as the 12 tribes didn’t consult with each other beforehand and still came up with the exact same combination of items and amounts.

Still, the bigger question is why the repetition? The Torah could have described the first one and simply stated that the other 11 were identical. One answer proposed is that even though they were externally identical, the Torah is implying they were still different from each other by virtue of the fact that they were presented by different groups.

And to this very day, even though millions of Jews practice the identical set of rituals and recite identical prayers, each of us put our own unique stamp on these rituals and prayers.

The TriBeCa Synagogue expresses its deepest appreciation to Joel and Lynsey Plasco for our tremendously successful Scholar in Residence of 2 weekends ago.

We also thank the 3 young students from YU Torah Tours who deeply enriched our Yom Tov weekend and all the sponsors who made it possible.

Finally, the TriBeCa Synagogue takes this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments so far of our basketball team – Isaac’s Lions, which achieved the best regular season record in the history of our  program.

 Isaac’s Lions are named in memory of Isaac Goldberg Volkmar, a sweet soul dedicated to all youth and are generously sponsored by Neil Wallin and Eve Goldberg.

 

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

May 17, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:51pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

Carlbach singing and dancing for men AND women

Dessert and adult beverages to follow

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Junior Congregation/

Family Service   10:30am

 

Afternoon service   7pm

Seudah Shlishit and Torah presentation

 

Evening services 8:30pm

 

Light candles   8:52pm

 

Dinner   8:55pm

 

Torah Presentation   9:15pm

 

Harvey Herbert   10pm

“Historical and Archaeological Evidence of the Exodus”

 

Sunday

 

Morning services   9:30a

Reading of the 10 Commandments

 

Kiddush prepared by David Koral

 

Post kiddush presentation   12:30pm

 

Evening services   7:45pm

 

Light candles   8:53

 

Monday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

YIZKOR   9AM11AM AND NOON

 

Yizkor thoughts by Harvey Herbert

 

Yom Tov ends   9pm

 

The midrash says that Torah is acquired through fire, water and wilderness, the source for the latter is our portion this week which begins: “And the Lord spoke to Moshe in the wilderness of Sinai saying...” Fire and water represent the opposite emotions of passion and deliberation necessary for the mastery of Torah, while, in a modern context, one could suggest that wilderness refers to focus-the ability to clear away all the distractions we face on a daily basis. We are coming upon 3 consecutive days when we are supposed to be free from devices, the news and everything else. What a wonderful opportunity for growth and introspection!

 

TriBeCa Synagogue welcomes Josh Leichter, Phillip Nagler and Shayna Weiss from YU’s Torah Tours for this entire weekend helping get the most of our Yom Tov experience. Remember to register here for dinner Saturday evening.

 

Congratulations to Ben Zion Glass for achieving his MSW from LIU this past Sunday!

 

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

May 10, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday Night

 

Candle lighting   7:44pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Dinner   7:30pm

 

Talk   8pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Dvar Torah to be delivered by Rabbi Rubinstein

 

Kiddush sponsored by Yael and Eli Weiss

 

Post kiddush presentation   1pm

 

Shabbat ends   8:50pm

 

 

Sunday/Yom Yerushalayim

 

Celebrating the reunification of the eternal capital of the Jewish nation

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Rosh Chodesh Sivan

 

Morning services  7:10am

 

This week we complete the book of Vayikra with a double portion, first describing the obligation of the sabbatical and jubilee years, and then a difficult passage of potential punishments called the tochacha (rebuke). The 2 are related in that the first was designed to remind us Who truly owns the land and the second was the consequences of forgetting.

 

May we always have the fortitude to remember who and what brought us to where we are in life!

 

Tomorrow Night! Stephen J. Plasco Scholar in Residence

Shabbat Dinner and Talk by Rabbi Y. Y. Rubinstein 7:30pm

Please reserve ASAP here

 

Coming next weekend: Torah Tours – 5 YU Students for Shavuot!

Friday night Carlbach minyan, Saturday morning Junior Congregation, Saturday evening Torah study and Yom Tov dinner…

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
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Weekly Newsletter

May 3, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday 

Candle lighting   7:37pm

Evening services   6:45pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Kiddush sponsored in honor of the aufruf of Simon Malinowski

Pirkei Avot   1:15pm

Shabbat ends   8:40pm

Monday 

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Kashrut Concepts   6:30pm

"Why we wait between meat and milk"

At the RCA convention this week in Stamford, Rabbi Menachem Penner had a fascinating perspective regarding the activities commonly happening in the Holy Temple on a daily basis - the main topic of this week's portion. Primarily there was cooking, eating and then cleaning...sound familiar? 

The difference was that the Kohanim always maintained an intense awareness of where they were, what they were doing and why they were doing what they did. For us, who are to emulate the kohanim, with the same sense of purpose we can elevate even the most mundane of activity!

Today is also the minor festival of Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the barley offering known as the Omer, which began the day after Passover.  This occasion is probably the hardest to really understand, but some ideas include the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, or perhaps the day he emerged from hiding. Additionally we're told the plague that afflicted the students of Rabbi Akiva subsided.

In Israel there are thousands of bonfires lit and much singing and dancing, along with the shooting of bows and arrows.

Congratulations to our own Simon Malinowski, a product of our Hebrew School and a Bar Mitzvah here, for his upcoming wedding next week. He is the son of our long time members Henryk Malinowski and Arina Malukova and they will be sponsoring the kiddush for his aufruf this Saturday in our sanctuary.

Let's also take this opportunity to acknowledge two other Hebrew School products and Bar Mitzvah boys for their upcoming weddings: Zach Epstein-Peterson and Ben Daniels-what nachas!

And special congratulations to Beth and Paul Lieberman for the recent graduation of their son Dashiell Jonah Lieberman from the University of Michigan School of Engineering on the Dean's List, Class of 2018.

Congratulations to Alan Gerson for a spectacular event for Sophie Gerson Healthy Living

At Le Poisson in SoHo

Welcoming new friends Samuel and Sharita Lesman 

And their new daughter Lia Ana

At the RCA Convention in Stamford 

With the great Dayan Yona Reiss of the CRC.

Discussing difficult status issues dealt with at his Beit Din

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

April 25, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   7:30pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Jonathan and Liz Rodan for the baby naming of their daugther

Shabbat ends   8:35pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Proverbs   5:45pm

Kosher Concepts   6:30pm

The book of Leviticus has focused primarily on the holiness that is centered in Temple with its sacrifices and priests along with bodily purity regarding food and purity status. With the second portion of this week's Torah reading we introduce the concept of holiness in the realm of interpersonal relationships. And the keynote of this is the powerful verse "And you shall love your neighbor as yourself".

The proof of the connection of this requirement with holiness, is the often forgotten suffix to this verse "I am the Lord". This makes it clear that our obligations to our fellow human being are not to be divorced from our obligations to the Almighty.

With great joy we announce the birth of a girl to our devoted members Jonathan and Elizabeth Rodan on Monday. They will be naming their daughter at services this Saturday morning.

Coming in two weeks:

Rabbi Y. Y. Rubinstein returns as the Steven J. Plasco Scholar in Residence!

May 11th Friday night dinner and lecture.

May 12th Saturday Dvar Torah and post Kiddush talk.

Stay tuned for more details!

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

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
Email: info@tribecasynagogue.org

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

 
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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

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
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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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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

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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!

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weekly Newsletter

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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