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Weekly Newsletter

April 28, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   6:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82903882489

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82426069337

 

Friday

Morning service   7:30am

Candle lighting   7:32pm

Evening services  6:30pm

Cake and Beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends  8:36pm

 

Monday

Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84348843979

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88144509068

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week is the single portion of Acharei Mot which deals in the beginning with the Yom Kippur rituals in the temple. One of the unique features of the ceremony is the scapegoat, wherein a goat, which was chosen by lots, is taken to the wilderness and thrown off a cliff. The name for that wilderness is Azazel (עזאזל).

Our sages explain that the purpose of the lot was to demonstrate God's choosing the goat representing the nation of Israel to join Him in the holy of holies while the other goat represented all that the Torah rejects. Hence, the term Azazel becomes a composite of the word for the audacity of strength (Az) and the word for being led to its eradication (Azel). 

Today has been declared Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Perhaps, along with the memorialization of our 6 million, we can take some solace in this idea that those who embodied the "audacity of strength" have been relegated to the "wilderness" while the Jewish nation lives on. Am Yisrael Chai!

On Saturday we bless the new month of Iyar which will fall on Sunday and Monday. The molad is Friday morning at 5:20am and 1 Chelek.

Kiddush is sponsored this week by Steve and Pauline Edwards.

Women's Study Group reconvenes this Saturday beginning the Book of Ruth.

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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
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Weekly Newsletter

April 21, 2022
 
 

Tonight

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Friday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Candle lighting   7:24pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

YIZKOR   11:15AM

Kiddush sponsored by Chava Chalom

Shabbat ends   8:28pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84348843979

Advanced Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370453845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the next 2 days are full holidays, the Torah is essentially mum regarding what it commemorates. The sages tell us that we are "celebrating" the splitting of the Red Sea but we know that our salvation came at the tremendous cost of human life. As such, while we rejoice in our salvation, our happiness is tempered by the circumstances. This is similar to the practice we have at the seder of removing wine from the second cup of wine when we recite the 10 plagues. 

This Saturday serves as the intermediary Sabbath of the festival so we read the Book of Song of Songs. Passover is a holiday of love between the Jewish nation and the Almighty so it is only appropriate that we recite the great paean of love written by Solomon. It is also Yizkor day and we will recite one Yizkor at approximately 11:15am.

This Shabbat we are celebrating/commemorating and honoring Chava Chalom's parents with the Yarzeit of Aharona bat Kochava Tziona V’ Mordichai and the birthday of Mayer Chalom ben Eliyahu HaLevi V’ Esther and. accordingly, she is sponsoring Kiddush this Saturday. 
The timing of this yarzeit and Birthday is appropriate as it comes in accordance with the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot when we are refining our own personal characteristics of
Chesed - Loving-kindness
Gevurah — Justice and discipline
Tiferet - Harmony, compassion
Netzach - Endurance
Hod - Humility
Yesod - Bonding
Malchut,- Sovereignty, leadership

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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 14, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82903882489

 

Friday

Morning service   7:30am

Siyum                   8am

Last time to eat chametz   10:43am

Last time to own chametz   11:49am

Candle lighting   7:17pm

Evening services 6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:45am

Limited Kiddush

Evening services   7:15pm

(Mincha/Maariv)

Communal seder   8pm

 

Sunday

Morning services  9:45am

Limited kiddush

 

Mon-Thu

Morning services   7:10am

 

Adult Education/Hebrew School

On hiatus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c/o Toby Turkel

One of the reasons we have 3 matzahs on the seder table is a symbol of the Thanksgiving offering from the Temple times which was accompanied by 3 types of matzah. The Talmud relates that one of the reasons one is required to have a meal of thanksgiving, known as the seudat hoda'ah, is for when a person is released from prison. And there was no bigger "jailbreak" in history than when 2 million Israelites broke out of their bondage with the exodus from Egypt. As such, the entire seder is designed to develop a sense of gratitude that must persevere even thousands of years later.

We indeed have so much for which to be thankful; let that be very much on our minds as we sit down to a meaningful seder experience tomorrow night!

We express our deepest gratitude to Chava Chalom for sponsoring security for the entire month of Nisan in memory of her parents Aharona bat Kochava Tziona v'Mordechai, whose yahrtzeit falls on the 24th of Nisan, and Mayer ben Esther v'Eliahu Halevi, whose Hebrew birthday is the 7th day of Passover. She will also be sponsoring Kiddush on Yizkor day, a week from this Saturday.

Sell your chametz here until 11am Friday morning.

 

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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 7, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   6:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395629451

Portion of the Week/

Passover Prep                7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608552421

 

Friday

Morning service   7:30am

Candle lighting   7:10pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Cake and Beverages

 

Saturday 

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush 

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends   8:12pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84348843979

Advanced Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370453845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Metzora we present the antidote for the skin afflictions that we introduced last week. The rituals seem random but the sages derive powerful messages in each of the items. Primarily they are directed at arrogance, which is the accepted root cause of these problems. 

This weekend is known as Shabbat HaGadol, the big Sabbath, for a number of reasons, but it represents the final stretch on the calendar for our preparations for Passover. At the synagogue we are doing this on zoom along with the Women's Study Group following kiddush on Saturday.

Congratulations to our newest members of the Jewish faith: Celia and Gabrielle Friedman along with Greg Latter, completed their conversion process this morning and we wish them a warm welcome as full members of our nation!

SEDER ADVISORY-We need your reservations IMMEDIATELY otherwise we cannot commit to having the seder due to financial constraints.

 

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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

March 31, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   6:30pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395629451

Anyone can still join!

Portion of the Week/Passover Prep   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608552421

 

Friday

Morning service   7:30pm

Candle lighting   7:02pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group/Haggadah

Shabbat ends   8:04pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84348843979

Hebrew Reading/Advanced   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370453845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We complete the series of 4 special readings this Shabbat with the portion called HaChodesh, referring to the mitzvah of consecrating the new moon right before the mitzvah to bring the Passover sacrifice. The key phrase is "Lachem" which means "to you", meaning to say that you are in charge of determining when the new month is to begin and heaven follows your lead. 

The sages expand this concept by explaining that God is actually putting the entity of time in our hands to determine the calendar and thus the course of the whole year. Halevai we should be able to recognize how profound a responsibility this is and act accordingly.

The weekly portion is Tazria which deals primarily with skin conditions, albeit related to one's spiritual health and not applicable to the post temple era. And this Shabbat is also Rosh Chodesh Nisan so that a total of 3 Torahs are read from in the course of the morning service.

Reserve ASAP for our community seder Saturday evening April 16th!

Sell your chametz with Rabbi Glass in person or else right here.

Tremendous thanks to Chava Chalom who will be sponsoring security for the 5 Shabatot of Nisan!

In loving memory/honor of my mother, AHARONA bat KOCHAVA TZIONA, Z,L whose yahrzeit is on the 24th of the Nissan              And

In loving memory/honor of my father, MAYER CHALOM ben ELIYAHU HaLEVI,Z,L whose Hebrew birthday is on (the 7th day of Passover) 21St Nissan.

They both escaped and survived religious persecution in Alexandria Egypt… And went on to live in 3 continents, have many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. They were both very generous, compassionate, people who had great faith & gratitude. They believed in daily acts of ‏ chesed & kindness makes the world go round. ( ‏חסד ומצואת)

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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

March 24, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   6:30pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395629451

Portion of the Week/Passover   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608552421

 

Friday

Morning service   7:30am

Candle lighting   6:55pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush by Dolores and Gordon Wine

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends   7:56pm

 

Sunday

Morning services   8:45am

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85974209345

Advanced Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370453845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parshat Shemini refers to the 8th day following the 7 days of seclusion the kohanim observed before emerging to begin ministering to the tabernacle. With this day, centuries of temple Judaism began that took us from ancient society into the common era. 

Normally the number 8 connotes transcending nature but Rabbi Hirsch breaks it down further by explaining that 6 is the limited physical element and 7 is the "creative freedom of the spiritual element". And it is 8 that combines the first two components in total harmony which was achieved with the completion of the tabernacle. May we merit to see this harmony return speedily in our days!

This Shabbat is the 3rd of the 4 special readings when we read about the red heifer and the purification ritual for those who had come into contact with the dead. In temple times this was an important reminder to prepare oneself well in advance to be able to partake of the Passover sacrifice.

We bless the new month of Nisan this Shabbat and the molad will be this Friday at 4:36pm.

The Women's Study Group transitions to the Haggadah for the next few weeks and will meet right after kiddush.

Kiddush this weekend is sponsored by Dolores and Gordon Wine in Honor and Memory of the 146  women and men who lost their lives in the terrible Triangle ShirtWaist Factory Fire, March 25th 1911. Most of the victims were Jewish and lived on the Lower East Side.

The TriBeCa Synagogue is thrilled to announce the birth of a son to Larry and Sara Rosenblum, son and daughter in law of our longtime members and trustee, Denise and Ken Rosenblum. There will be services this Sunday morning at 8:45am and the bris will follow.

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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

March 17, 2022
 
 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   6:48pm

Evening services  6:30pm

Cake and Beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Harvey Herbert

Shabbat ends   7:48pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85974209345

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370453845

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are still in the heart of Purim and we hope that everyone is truly enjoying the day. All its mitzvot are designed to ensure that everyone is experiencing simcha-the wine and feast or gifts to the poor so that they have the wherewithal to properly celebrate or a gift to a friend to promote social harmony. 

This week we read the portion of Tzav which begins with the olah sacrifice, which the midrash contends is dedicated to purifying our thoughts.

We wish a hearty mazel tov to our member Harvey Herbert whose niece recently gave birth to a girl and we will do the naming ceremony at the synagogue this Shabbat. He is sponsoring the kiddush in honor of Lisa Lee-Herbert and Daniel Fuchs of Chicago.

Harvey will also be making his next archaeological presentation at our Joshua class this Tuesday at 7pm. He will be covering the recent discoveries of Ebal and its altar along with observations of Shiloh and Givon, both places where the tabernacle stood.

The Women's Study Group will begin discussing the Haggadah this Saturday

Purim at TriBeCa Synagogue was memorable-here are some of its faces:

    

A stupendous launch for NCSY for high school students

 

The product of TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School 

Adyn Konigsberg

 

Our rocking megillah reading and party

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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

March 10, 2022
 
 

Friday

Morning service   7:30pm

Candle lighting   5:40pm

Evening services   5:45pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends   6:41pm

 

Sunday

NCSY   4pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

Hebrew Reading/Siddur   8pm

 

Wednesday/Fast of Esther

Fast begins   5:53am

Morning service   7:10am

Afternoon service   1:30pm

Evening service   7:15pm

Megillah   7:30pm

 

Thursday/Purim

Morning service   7am

Megillah   7:40pm

Hebrew Reading

/Siddur   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We begin the book of Leviticus with the portion of Vayikra, introducing the phenomenon of sacrifices, which were offered at the tabernacle that was just completed with the conclusion of the book of Exodus. 

While the English word sacrifice does some justice to the ritual in that one does give up resources, more can be learned from the Hebrew term Korban (קרבן) which the sages say comes from the word Karov, meaning close. In other words, the goal of a sacrifice is to become closer to the Almighty. 

And this concept is the key distinction between how the Torah views sacrifices versus the pagan concept, although on the surface they appear very similar. The pagan seeks to bend the deity's will to his will while the Israelite seeks intimacy with the Almighty to better ascertain God's will.

This Shabbat is also known as Parshat Zachor, referring to the additional reading dealing with the nation of Amalek. It is read right before Purim because of its connection to Amalek through Haman, who was known as the Agagite, referring to the king of Amalek in our haftarah.

The Women's Study Group will conclude its discussions on the Book of Esther and Purim.

Tribeca Synagogue is seeking Saturday Morning Kiddush Sponsors going forward. 

NCSY will come to TriBeCa Synagogue this Sunday at 4pm  inviting all High School students to participate in a Shaloach Manot project and plan future events. Contact Rabbi Glass for more information.

Please reserve here ASAP for Purim Dinner this Wednesday evening.

With the changing of the clocks this Sunday morning our weekday evening services will be on hiatus until next November.

Launch Math + Science Centers will be offering exciting, educational, weeklong STEM camps for K-4th graders at Tribeca Synagogue again this summer! Campers discover physics and archaeology, create architectural structures, code roving robots – and more. Each week is jam-packed with hands-on STEM projects. Plus, campers explore challenge-based problem-solving activities and learn the techniques needed to make cool videos. Register by March 31st to receive BIG early bird discounts! Plus, members of the Tribeca Synagogue community can use promo code TribecaSynagogue2022 at checkout for an additional $50 off (good through May 31).  Visit www.launchmath.com to register today!

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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

March 3, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Purim Prep   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608552421

Hebrew Reading for Beginners

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395629451

 

Friday

Morning services  7:10am

Candle lighting   5:30pm

Evening services   5:40pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends 6:33pm

 

Sunday

Morning service   8am

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85974209345

Advanced Hebrew Reading/Siddur   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Pekudei we complete the book of Exodus which was also known as the book of redemption (sefer hageulah). We experienced our first diaspora, in Egypt, and we did escape slavery, but we hadn't reached the holy land yet. Still and all, since the book concludes with the completion of the tabernacle and the corresponding level of holiness of the entire Jewish nation, it is considered as if we had virtually arrived at the promised destination.

Tonight begins the calendar date of the month of Adar 2 when we can truly say ushers in the season of simcha. משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה

One can still join for our latest Beginners Hebrew Seminar tonight at 8pm

Our Women's Study Group will conclude this Saturday after Kiddush covering chapters 9 and 10 of the Book of Esther. Book of Esther will be moderated by Freema Gottlieb and Dolores Wine

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COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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

February 24, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Evening service  5:30pm

Purim Prep   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608552421

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395629451

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   5:24pm

Evening services   5:30pm

 

Saturday   

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Robert and Susan Blakeley

Women's Study Group

Book of Esther 

Chapters 7 and 8

Shabbat ends   6:25pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85974209345

Advanced Hebrew Reading/Siddur   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we read as a single portion, Vaykhel, as this is a leap year. Essentially it is the Israelites carrying out the instructions regarding the tabernacle that they received in the previous portion of Terumah.

This portion is also known as Parshat Shekalim because we have the additional reading of the obligation of everyone to contribute a half shekel to fund the communal sacrifices. This was to be done on the first day of Adar which will be taking place this coming week.

One might ask as to the significance of the "half", as the difference in value between the half and the whole wasn't really that much? Some suggest that the half symbolizes that our contribution should only be considered significant when we join with others to complete a whole. Indeed, few occasions in our calendar emphasize being together as a community like hearing the megillah on Purim.

We bless the new month of Adar 2 this Shabbat and the molad will be next Thursday morning at 3:51am with 17 chalakim. Rosh Chodesh Adar 2 will be observed next Thursday and Friday.

Adult Education tonight will feature Purim Prep at 7am presenting the complete history of Amalek and Beginners Hebrew at 8pm (learn to read Hebrew for Purim!). 

 

Susan and Robert Blakeley are sponsoring kiddush this Shabbat in celebration of her birthday.

 

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 17, 2022
 
 
TONIGHT
 
Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning service  7:30pm

Candle lighting   5:16pm

Evening services   5:20pm

Cake and Beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group

Book of Esther

Shabbat ends   6:17pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

Office closed 

Morning service   7:20am

No Mincha or Maariv

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85974209345

Advanced Hebrew Reading  8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ki Tisa we introduce another vessel of the mishkan called the Kior, or Laver. It had 2 spigots under which the kohanim would place their two pairs of hands and feet underneath and the water would pour over them. If we remember the Yom Kippur procedures we note that the high priest used the laver a total of 10 times. The commentators conclude that clearly there was more to the washing of hands than cleanliness. What the washing of the hands accomplished was actually a sanctification; necessary, because hands can be involved in a whole range of activities.

We have a vestige of this concept in our everyday lives with the requirement to wash our hands ritualistically before we eat bread. Maimonides says our table represents the altar and our food, our sacrifices. As such, while washing includes the goal of cleanliness, we are sanctifying our hands as we emulate the kohanim of that time. 

Beginners Hebrew Reading Thursday February 24th 8pm!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85395629451

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 10, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Evening service   5:25pm

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning service   7:30am

Candle lighting   5:08pm

Evening services   5:15pm

 

Saturday 

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Shabbat ends   6:10pm

 

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85974209345

Hebrew Reading  8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Tetzaveh we have instructions dealing primarily with the priesthood. We read about beautiful garments that were to be worn along with the precious metal and stones that were part of the structure from last week. If the goal here is spirituality and holiness, why all the emphasis on the external?

Maimonides addresses this in his Guide 3:45 "For to the multitude, an individual is not rendered great by his true form*, but by the perfection of his limbs and the beauty of his clothes; and what is aimed at is that the Temple and servants should be regarded as great by all."

In other words, we are always trying to accommodate the realities of human nature with the higher goals of a religious institution. And this is an ongoing challenge, even to the present day, where a synagogue has to carefully develop a strategy to be "attractive" while not at the same time compromising its true mission.

*I.e., the rational soul or the intellect.

This week's Kiddush is sponsored by Dolores and Gordon Wine in memory of her aunt Bella Braun Dansker.

We belatedly thank Chava Chalom for sponsoring last week's lovely kiddush in recognition of the shared calendar with the Chinese and for the beginning the festive month of Adar, the anniversary month of her parents.

We take this opportunity to remind everyone that sponsorship for Kiddush is available on weekly basis. We thank those that have already come forward.

Special note: we are proposing a new Beginners Hebrew Reading class for Thursdays at 8pm. If you are interested, please contact the Rabbi. Learn to read Hebrew for Purim!

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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

February 3, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Evening services   5:25pm

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:59pm

Evening services   5:10pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Woman's Study Group

Shabbat ends   6:02pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830545779

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terumah begins the next 5 weeks of focusing on the mishkan (tabernacle) and its accoutrements. The mishkan facilitated the Divine vision behind creation. As the midrash states, it was God's desire to be able to descend from His perch in the holy heavens and reside in this physical realm that He created. With the completion of the mishkan, this goal was finally achieved. 

Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 was also the Chinese new year as the two cultures maintain the exact same calendar. In recognition of this, our kiddush will reflect both cuisines. Indeed, the end of Chapter 5 of Ethics of the Fathers states: הוי עז כנמר...לעשות רצון אביך שבשמים One should be as bold as a tiger to do the will of our Father in heaven. How appropriate a message as we begin the year of the tiger!

Tot Shabbat has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 10:30am.

Woman's study group doing the Book of Esther resumes this Saturday following Kiddush.

 

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 27, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT    

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:50pm

Evening services   5pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends   5:54pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830545779

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

Tuesday/Wednesday/Rosh Chodesh

Morning services   7:10am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Mishpatim we have introduced the concept of the loan (halva'ah) which the Shulchan Aruch calls the highest of the 7 levels of charity (tzedakah). The verse reads "if money you will lend to my people" which the commentators qualify by saying "if" actually means "shall". However, he qualifies by stating that we are not simply talking about lending money to buy groceries or the like. He makes it clear that we are talking about a business loan. The goal of which, like any other type of support, must be creating the mechanism for the person to be able to support oneself. It is, of course, commendable to give tzedaka to help someone out of a needy situation of the moment, but it is much better to create a brighter future going forward.

This Shabbat we bless the new month of Adar 1 and the molad is Tuesday, February 1 at 3:07pm and 16 Chalakim.

The women's study group for the Book of Esther was launched last week and will continue this week after kiddush.

Tot Shabbat has been postponed this weekend due to the weather and has been rescheduled for the following weekend (2/5).

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 20, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting      4:42pm

Evening services   4:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends   5:46pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830545779

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534198621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between the end of last week's portion and the beginning of this week's portion, Yitro, we have diametrically opposed reactions to the miraculous events of the Red Sea, et al. Last week we read about the unprovoked attack by Amalek and this week we begin with Jethro, who was so impressed that he swore off idolatry and converted to Judaism. And with this, we have the model of history for the next 3,500 years.

On the one hand, we have people who react viscerally to our amazing history and in knee jerk fashion hate what they see. As it says "in every generation there are those who rise up against us". But unfortunately, what gets almost no press are the multitudes, like Jethro, who admire the nation of Israel, the philosemites, if you will. 

So, while we have to always be vigilant regarding the winds of anti-Semitism that waft from time to time in every society, we should also be on the lookout for, and supportive of, those who buck that trend and show their appreciation for our people. 

Tremendous thanks to Chava Chalom for her amazing Tu B'Shvat presentation!

 

 

 

Congratulations to Joel Diamond for his award winning score to the short film Delirantissimo

 

Here is his interview with the Moscow Conservatory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us4Dl02VCzk

 

Congratulations to our trustee Hugh Lippman and Eileen Hecht for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Kara

AND we were featured on twitter last night

https://twitter.com/thecitywanderer/status/1483155612804464644?s=11

Introducing a Women's Study Group of the Book of Esther starting this Saturday after Kiddush!

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 13, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting      4:34pm

 

Evening services   4:40pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Shabbat ends   5:38pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

Office OPEN

All services held except evening service

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830545779

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shira after the Song of the Sea the Israelites sang in the aftermath of the splitting of the Red Sea. The question is asked that in this week's parsha, Beshalach, many other things happened, like the manna and the successful battle against Amalek, so why only focus on the song?

The Book of Jewish Heritage, by Rabbi Eliahu Ki Tov, responds by saying the song was unique among all these events because it was the Israelites taking the helm of history while God and His hosts were spectators. He goes further and describes how this was our promulgating Torah even before the actual Torah was presented to us a few weeks later. Let's be inspired this weekend to be our own version of proactive when it comes to moving our spiritual lives forward!

Sunday night/Monday is the occasion of Tu B'Shvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat, which is termed the new year for trees by the mishna in Rosh Hashanah. This date has botanical significance in that in Israel, the trees awake from their winter's dormancy, but also halachic significance regarding how we age fruit bearing trees. Ultimately, it is a celebration of the gift of the land of Israel, especially important for us diaspora dwellers who don't enjoy its benefits on a regular basis.

 And thank you to Chava Chalom who will be preparing Tu B'Shvat displays and a presentation for Shabbat morning to enrich the celebration.

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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

January 6, 2022
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89633056379

 

Friday

Morning  services   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:26pm

Evening services  4:30pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Shabbat ends   5:31pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830545779

Hebrew Reading  8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

 

 

 

In Bo we find ourselves directly in the middle of the process of liberation that will culminate next week. The Ramban notes, at this point, how pervasive this event is in all of our rituals. He concludes that we must see the important messages that this conveys to us.

Specifically, it reveals to us how we are to understand that God does remain in control and is indeed interested in all that happens on this earth. Certainly that was lacking in Pharaoh and the Egyptians at the time but it was also what the Israelites needed to see in dramatic fashion for their future as a nation. And it is what we continue to need going forward, which is why awareness of the Exodus is constantly reinforced in almost everything we observe daily and year round.

Dignitary from Sweden visiting our sanctuary for its famous architecture

Jakob Hallgren and family, ambassador at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and former Swedish Ambassador to South Korea

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 30, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week on one week hiatus

 

Friday/Legal Holiday

Office closed

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:20pm

Evening services   4:30pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday 

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Shabbat ends   5:25pm

 

Sunday

Morning services   8am

Yahrtzeit breakfast

 

Monday/Rosh Chodesh

Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua    7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89830545779

Hebrew Reading   8am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Vaera we have the first 7 plagues and our process of redemption begins. Curiously, the Torah seems to digress by reviewing our genealogy but then stops at Moses and Aaron with the tribe of Levi. The sages explain that there are two goals here, firstly to humanize these great leaders that would be the agents of the great Divine plan for the world. But secondly, and conversely, to establish their status as special human beings such that the world shouldn't think that just anyone could have fit this role.

This Shabbat we bless the new month of Shevat which falls on Monday. The molad is this Monday morning at 2:23am with 15 Chalakim.

This week the kiddush will be enhanced by Chava Chalom wishing everybody a joyous, healthy, COVID-free, peaceful 2022.

And please pray for a speedy recovery for her brother. He has been in the hospital for 3 weeks, Eliahu Ben Aharona. Refuah Shlaimah!

Deserts sponsored by Harvey Herbert in celebration of his coming birthday. 

Thanks to Harvey Herbert for his presentation regarding the ancient city of Jericho. For a recording of this presentation, click here. Passcode: q1.s$7@^

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 23, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

No Maariv

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Friday/Legal Holiday

Morning services   7:30am

Office closed

Candle lighting   4:15pm

Evening services   4:25pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Limited kiddush

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515573100

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

 

 

This week we begin Shemot, the Book of Exodus, also known as Sefer Hageulah, meaning the book of redemption. We are all familiar with the scene of the burning bush, but we may not be aware of the midrash that sets up the scene. It states that a sheep had run from the flock Moses was tending, and in pursuing it, he happens upon this amazing scene of a bush that was burning but not consumed. Similarly, we're told that in pursuing a calf to prepare for his "guests" Abraham happens upon the opening to the cave of the machpelah which gave him the sense that he was near the garden of Eden. In both situations we have an individual involved in kindness, whether it was Moses's concern for a lowly sheep, or Abraham struggling to entertain needy guests, who is rewarded with experiencing a divine manifestation.

Oftentimes we hear people bemoaning their not sensing God's presence in their lives. Let's try to emulate our biblical heroes, working harder on behalf of our fellow human being, and maybe then we will have that sense of God in our lives. 

For Tuesday's Joshua class at 7pm, Harvey Herbert will make a special archeological presentation regarding the ancient city of Jericho.

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 16, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

 Evening service   5:30pm

 Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Friday

 Morning service   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:12pm

Cake and beverages

 Evening service   4:20pm

 

Saturday

 Morning services   9:30am

 Kiddush

 Shabbat ends   5:17pm

 

Monday

 Hebrew School

 Tuesday/Adult Education

 Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515573100

 Hebrew Reading  8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

 

This week we complete the Book of Genesis with Parshat Vayechi. The name literally means “and he lived” and is one of the ironic examples that actually introduces the end of Jacob’s life as it did with Sarah, when it stated this is the “life of Sarah” in declaring her passing. However, in this case, it includes Jacob’s last 17 years on this earth. Indeed, some explain that those years, when he was free of pain and able to enjoy his family in peace was when he truly lived. Rabbi SR Hirsch has the opposite, seemingly harsher take, when he says that in fact he was only really living up to that point because without challenge and trials, life loses a lot of its significance. We hope to achieve a balance of these two approaches, recognizing that we should always strive to grow while at the same time being free from that which is truly painful in life.

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 9, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30pm

Candle lighting   4:10pm

Evening services   4:20pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/10th of Tevet

Fast begins   6am

Morning services   7:10am

Afternoon services   1:30pm

Evening services   5pm

Fast ends   5:07pm

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515573100

Hebrew Reading  8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

 

 

In Parshat Vayigash, Jacob is invited to bring his family down to Egypt by his son Joseph to be able to survive the famine that had enveloped the entire world at that time. In response, Jacob sends Judah in advance, "Lehorot Goshna", which is translated to mean "prepare in Goshen". More specifically, the commentators say that Jacob wanted Judah to create the societal infrastructure that would preserve their Israelite lifestyle. Thus, we see even from ancient times that a Jewish community cannot survive without vibrant institutional underpinnings.

Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our Jewish institutions which have for so long served in that capacity. Let us redouble our efforts to support, on all levels, the work we do here at the TriBeCa Synagogue as a bulwark for the preservation of Jewish communal life. 

At this point the weather looks appropriate to have this Saturday's kiddush outdoors so let that be an incentive to continue the vibrant attendance we had this last Saturday!

Tuesday is the fast day of the 10th of Tevet which commemorates numerous unfortunate events in our history. Among them was the translation of the Torah into Greek and the death of Ezra.

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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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 2, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Evening service 5:30pm

Candle lighting with JCP 6:30pm

Portion of the Week/Chanukah 8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Friday

Morning service   7:15am

Candle lighting  4:10pm

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Tot Shabbat   10:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker

Shabbat ends   5:14pm

 

Sunday 

Morning services  8am

 

Monday

Morning services   7:15am

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515573100

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81793617154

 

 

Our portion is called Miketz which means "at the end" which is referring to the end of a 2 year period from when Joseph interpreted the butler's dream to the point that Pharaoh had his dream. This was the direct cause of ending Joseph's dark imprisonment and subsequent elevation to becoming viceroy of the most powerful empire in the world. Rabbi Munk notes that this portion is also read at the time of year that night begins to recede and daylight begins to increase in the world.

He goes on to connect all this with the observance of Chanukah when we celebrate light against the darkness, but in a spiritual sense as much as a physical sense. Thus, through Chanukah we connect our history and identity with the cosmos.

Tonight there will be a joint candle lighting on the plaza with JCP at 6:30pm.

Rosh Chodesh Tevet will fall on Saturday and Sunday.

With deep appreciation we acknowledge Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker for their generosity and vision in creating a gala Shabbat Chanukah. This Saturday, December 4th, we encourage all the community to join us for services, children's programming and a special kiddush! Services and activities will be inside but the kiddush will be outside in a tent generously provided by the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

 

COVID POLICY: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, we request everyone ages 5 and above must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.  All people over the age of 2, while inside the building, must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 

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Weekly Newsletter

November 24, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

(Moved from tomorrow)

Portion of the Week   7pm

With Chanukah themes

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Thursday/Legal Holiday

Office closed

Morning services   8am

 

Friday

Office closed

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:12pm

Evening services   4:20pm

Cake and adult beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush

Shabbat ends 5:15pm

 

Sunday

First Candle!

 

Monday-Friday

Morning services   7:15pm

Maariv   5:30pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School 

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515573100

Hebrew Reading  8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81045517284

 

This week our parsha is Vayeshev and has a major focus on dreams. Whether it was the dream that Joseph had about his family or the dreams that the butler and the baker had at the end, they seem to play an oversized role in determining the course of events that would shape our history for centuries. 

Depending on the circumstances and the individual involved, a dream could have been a small sliver of prophecy and be significant. In today's world, however, dreams are more important from a psychological standpoint, prophecy was unfortunately removed from the world stage at the beginning of the second temple era.

This Shabbat we bless the new month of Tevet and the molad is next Saturday, December 4th, at 1:39pm with 14 Chalakim.

We are pleased to join with JCP for a Chanukah candle lighting on our plaza on Thursday December 2, at 6:30pm. If you would like to join us please register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEtYD3xbxa3T7owYUB_lxqB9W-wFbpBqS_-sFSOUggIPC-5A/viewform 

A full Chanukah bulletin will be issued Friday morning.

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Weekly Newsletter

November 18, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   4:16pm

Evening services  4:20pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Downtown Minyan

Shabbat ends   5:18pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education

On one week hiatus 

 

In Vayishlach, it seems that Jacob had no other choice but to confront Esau if he was going to complete his return to his original home and family. The midrash, however, claims he had another option of a route that would have avoided the whole scenario to begin with. Indeed, the midrash quotes a verse from Proverbs (26:17) and compares him to grabbing a dog by the ear for no reason.The Zohar comes to defend Jacob by saying his intention was that rapprochement had to happen eventually, and would only be fully meaningful if their father was still alive. Hence, Jacob had to force the issue at that time as their father was quite old.

Reconciliation is always a difficult task, but we have to be careful we do not procrastinate past the time when it would be truly meaningful.

Rabbi Glass is away this Shabbat and Harvey Herbert will deliver the Dvar Torah. 

We are pleased to join with JCP for a Chanukah candle lighting on our plaza on Thursday December 2, at 6pm. If you would like to join us please register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEtYD3xbxa3T7owYUB_lxqB9W-wFbpBqS_-sFSOUggIPC-5A/viewform 

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Weekly Newsletter

November 11, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87497263048

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am 

Candle lighting   4:22pm

Evening services   4:30pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by the Duek family

Shabbat ends   5:23pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84515573100

Hebrew Reading/Siddur   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81045517284

In Vayetze, upon giving birth to her 4th child, Leah declared "now I will give thanks to God". The commentators say this was because she knew prophetically that she will have the most children of all the wives of Jacob. And she was praised for this because this was the first time "thanks" or hodah was expressed in the Torah. 

So much of our ritual focuses on gratitude, whether it was the sacrifice we called Todah or the psalm Mizmor L'Todah that we recite and stand for everyday. But the most significant item of this expression comes in the Amidah under the section called Modim. And while most people know that it is appropriate to freelance prayer in the Shma Koleinu (hear our voices), few know that one can, and should, freelance during Modim. 

Indeed, someone pointed out that much of our focus in prayer is on what we don't have but one should focus at least as much on what we do have.

Congratulations to Marcelo and Meital Duek for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Emma this weekend. They will be sponsoring the kiddush on Shabbat.

We are pleased to join with JCP for a Chanukah candle lighting on our plaza on Thursday December 2, at 6pm. If you would like to join us please register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEtYD3xbxa3T7owYUB_lxqB9W-wFbpBqS_-sFSOUggIPC-5A/viewform 

We honor all who served in the armed forces on this Veteran's Day.

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Weekly Newsletter

November 4, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82353502275

 

Friday

Morning services   7:10am

Candle lighting   5:29pm  

Evening services   5:35pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Downtown Minyan

Shabbat ends   6:29pm

Turn the clocks back 1 hour

 

Sunday

Morning services   8am EDST

Rabbi Glass father's yahrtzeit

 

 

Monday   

Hebrew School

Evening service   5:30pm

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240639997

Hebrew Reading/Siddur   8pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81045517284

 

 

 

 

In Parshat Toldot the question is often asked as to whether Esau actually fooled his father Isaac into thinking he was worthy of the blessings or was there something deeper at play?

Rashi says that Esau pretended to be religious in asking his father about tithing things that went beyond the requirement. And then there was his legendary "honoring of his father" that the Talmud says went beyond anything achievable by even the greatest of Torah luminaries.

But then there is the approach that Isaac's eyes were wide open and that he had a plan. The blessings he would bestow on Esau were for his mastery of the physical world for the purpose of partnering with his brother Jacob's spiritual role. Alas, his mother knew her own son better and recognized this plan was not realistic so she scuttled his plan.

The truth is, however, that this partnership was enshrined within the "children of Israel" in the form of the Issachar-Zevulun relationship, where the former tribe was the spiritual partner and the latter tribe was the physical provider. 

So we must ask of ourselves: which partner are we? 

Tonight and tomorrow is Rosh Chodesh Kislev and it is one day. 

Sunday morning begins Eastern Daylight Saving Time and we bring back the weekday evening service at 5:30pm Monday through Thursday.

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Weekly Newsletter

October 28, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82353502275

 

Friday 

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   5:37pm

Evening services   5:45pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services  9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by The Downtown Minyan

Desserts sponsored by Dolores and Gordon Wine

Shabbat ends   6:37pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education 

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240639997

Hebrew Reading   8pm

For Intermediates

ttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81045517284

 

 

 

In Chayei Sarah we have the first mention of the act of burial and many of our traditions derive from this description of the process. We start with the emphasis of a dignified ritual which gives deference to the fact that the body was the wrapping of the soul for all its time on earth. Hence, even after life, the body has to be treated with the utmost of honor and care.

The book of Proverbs concludes with the momentous tribute to the Jewish woman called "Woman of Valor" אשת חיל. In our siyum on the book this summer, we noted that it is our tradition that these verses are attributed to Abraham and his eulogy to our first Matriarch. May she remain a shining inspiration to our generation and beyond.

This Saturday we bless the new month of Kislev and the molad is Friday November 5th at 12:55am with 13 Chalakim.

Congratulations to our long time members Joy and Rami Mishani for the birth of their second grandson last week to their daughter Danit and David Halberstein. The brit for Sasha Jude Halberstein was held yesterday.

Dolores and Gordon Wine will sponsor dessert this weekend in memory of her mother, Charlotte Braun Romero.

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Weekly Newsletter

October 21, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30pm

Candle lighting   5:47pm

Evening services   5:50pm

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Tot Shabbat   10:30am

Kiddush with Downtown Minyan

Shabbat ends   6:45pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education 

Joshua   7pm 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240639997

Hebrew Reading   8pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81045517284

 

Tuesday

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240639997

 

At the end of Vayeira we have the binding of Isaac which is the story that seems to get all the focus but in the beginning we have the story of the 3 messengers which is just as important. While the former was Abraham's triumph of faith, the latter demonstrated his excellence in kindness.

Indeed, one of his paths to ethical monotheism was his observing God as provider to the infinite creatures of the world and what followed was his overwhelming desire to emulate that feature.  As such, we have the classic description of his tent of 4 open doors, which was designed to be able to entertain whomever as quickly as possible.

So, while faith is of course one of the Torah's pillars, Chesed (kindness) is another that is just as significant. 

This Saturday we inaugurate our first Tot Shabbat! Please invite friends!

 

Click image to sign up!

Intermediate Hebrew Reading Returns! We begin with the Amidah this Tuesday at 8pm

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Weekly Newsletter

October 14, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82353502275

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting 5:57pm

Evening services   6:10pm

Location TBD

Cake and beverages

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Indoors, kiddush with Downtown Minyan

 Shabbat ends   6:55pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82240639997

 

We are introduced to Abram in last week’s portion but he becomes the central figure this week in Lech Lecha. The truth is, however, as the midrash describes, there was a long history of his devotion to God before he is contacted directly here. Whether it was challenging his father or confronting the king Nimrod, he was extraordinarily bold in maintaining his belief in one God. So rather than this communication being the cause of his belief, it was the result of his belief, albeit decades in the making.

 Congratulations to Deborah and Carlos Gutierrez for a beautiful bris this past Monday!

 Next Saturday: TS @ TS! (Tot Shabbat at TriBeCa Synagogue) Stay tuned for details.

Returning soon: Zoom Intermediate Class in Hebrew Reading: Silent devotion

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Weekly Newsletter

October 7, 2021
 
 

TONIGHT

 Portion of the Week   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82353502275

 

Friday

 Morning services   7:30am

 Candle lighting   6:09pm

 Evening services   6:20pm

Note new time!

Outdoors, cake and beverages.

 

Saturday

 Morning services   9:30am

Indoors. Kiddush with Downtown Minyan

 Shabbat ends   7:05pm

 

Monday/Columbus Day

Office open, all services held

 

Tuesday

 Joshua   7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85471159295

 

 

In the portion of Noah we often hear about comparing Noah to Abraham. The Zohar presents a different comparison, namely Noah to Moses. Specifically it notes the opposite trajectory of their respective lives: Noah starts as Ish Tzadik, a righteous person, and ends his life as Ish Adamah, a person of the earth and the ignominy of his drunken nakedness. Moses, on the other hand, begins as Ish Mitzri, and Egyptian man, and progresses to become Ish Elokim, a man of God. How to explain how this transpired?

 The conclusion of the Zohar relates to how they handled the imperfection of their respective generations. Noah was essentially indifferent when he was informed of the potential fate of the world while Moses insisted on “going down with the ship”, in a manner of speaking. This reflected the radical difference in empathy for their fellow human being. And it was this empathy, or lack thereof, which determined whether their righteousness would stand the test of time or not.

Help the TriBeCa Synagogue build on the success of the high holiday season: please remit your financial obligations for 5782 at your nearest convenience.

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