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Weekly Newsletter

October 11, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:02pm

Evening services   6:10pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Shiur   1pm

Shabbat ends 7:05pm

 

Monday

 Hebrew School resumes!

 

 

 

 

The Tower of Babel has numerous interpretations on all levels of Torah analysis. A recent piece sent to me by my Alma Mater in Jerusalem posits that the issue was the misuse of technology. Rashi gives one opinion that in the aftermath of the flood they were looking for ways to insulate them from the wrath of the Almighty. The theory is that the generation was quite advanced and were on the precipice of creating an impervious environment. The story concludes with the Almighty demonstrating that such a goal is unattainable.

 

Some might suggest that our age of astonishingly rapid technological development might lead us to similar flawed goals. Indeed, some might expect that with the elimination of so many major illnesses and with the control we already have over our environment we may think subliminally that we have conquered our world. Enter the Torah, and all western religion for that matter, not extant during the Tower of Babel, as a hopefully effective counter balance to this thought pattern.

 

Congratulations to Rabbi Shmuli Zema for his marriage to Mazal Tov this past Monday night!

 

We are seeking a sponsor for this week’s kiddush.

 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

October 4, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:13pm

 

Evening services   6:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   7:20pm

 

Monday/Columbus Day

 

Office open/All services

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Wednesday Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

 

 

There is a Kabbalistic take on the first scenario that we have in Genesis which we begin this Shabbat. The world was created as a paradise, but the caveat was that the Almighty was the King and the human was the servant. The temptation for the human, however, was to think of himself as the center of this paradise and God as the servant. After all, wasn’t all this created for him? But it was too much of a stretch for the human to honestly imagine himself as the center of the universe in his original lowly state so he was persuaded to eat from the Tre of Knowledge. This elevated him to the point where he could begin convincing himself that indeed he was on the top of the company ladder.

 

He of course was chastised and then became contrite, but the damage was done. The seeds were sown for all future failures, the eventual source of idol worship, the ultimate goal of which is the denial of the supreme deity and the placing of oneself at the head of the pantheon.

 

Congratulations to Professor Sylvan Cappell for his upcoming induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this weekend.

 

Congratulations to Allen Hirsch for his documentary “Long Live Benjamin” which just won the News & Documentary Emmy for the category of Outstanding New Approaches: Art, Lifestyle and Culture. 

 

Congratulations to Ezra Wine for the show of his Ralph Lauren clothing collection at the Lo and Behold Exhibit at PSNY Gallery at 3 Howard Street, showing the month of October, from 2-7pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

 

The Arayat for Ralph Ancona, brother of Jack, will begin today at 4pm at Shaare Zion on 2022 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11223.

 

More Sukkot at TriBeCa Synagogue

 

 

With Anya Mover

 

Helping those in need to perform the mitzvah!

 

 

With Elijah Parsons

 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
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Weekly Newsletter

September 27, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Lunches in the sukkah   Noon to 2pm

 

Mincha   1:40pm

 

Candle lighting   6:25pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Sukkah open for individual dinner

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Cholent Bake Off!

 

Shabbat Ends   7:30pm

 

Sunday/Hoshana Raba

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

 

 

The haftarah for Shabbat Chol HaMoed comes from the book of Ezekiel and portrays an end times struggle with the nation of Gog. Indeed, our writings are replete with all kinds of scenarios for the messianic era with this being only one of them.

 

The connection to Sukkot is that the name Gog is related to the Hebrew word Gag, meaning roof. The message here is that the ultimate struggle will be between we, the Sukkah people, vs. the Roof people, and it will be about this basic difference in life view. Specifically, the Torah view requires one to recognize the vulnerability of one’s existence, represented by the brittle schach, and hence one must rely on God. The opposite view is total self-reliance represented by the “impervious” gag and hence the eschewing of the Divine.

 

The struggle is described by the prophet as a battle whereby the Israelites will be successful but that the enemy casualties of the battle will be respected and the messianic era would begin in earnest.

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Launches!

 

 

BBYO Constellation Begins!

 

 

Decorating the Sukkah

 

 

This year’s Cholent Contestants:

 

Jeff Dagowitz/Liubasha Rose, Fraya Berg, Steve Goldschein and Dolores Wine

 

There will be Hoshana Raba services this Sunday at 8:30am!

 

From the 'Gram

 


 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
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Weekly Newsletter

September 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:36pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Limited Kiddush/Shabbat Class on hiatus

Revised Sukkot Schedule

 

Sunday

Evening services   6:30pm

Dinner   7:15pm

 

Monday  

Morning services   9:30am

Evening services  6:45pm

Dinner   7:30pm

 

Tuesday

Morning services   9:30am

 

 

 

In his beautiful farewell poem of Haazinu, Moshe pleads for his words to be like dew and rain, tal umatar, like what we will be praying for in about a week. His analogy expressed his hope that beyond the immediate impact of his address, there would be the germination of future influence, just as rain and dew enhance the fertility of the soil for future produce.

Many words of inspiration were spoken over this momentous holiday: by our President Eli Weiss, Perry Parker and Executive Vice President Neil Wallin. May their words continue beyond Yom Kippur to galvanize our community to ever higher commitment and growth throughout this new year!

Congratulations to Jason and Haley Binn for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Penny to be celebrated at the synagogue this weekend.

SUKKOT STARTS SUNDAY NIGHT!

Please: 

Reserve for dinners Sunday and Monday night

Order the Lulav and Etrog

Sunday office hours    9am-2pm

Tremendous thanks to Robert Blakeley and Vito Licari for directing the assembling of our sukkot. They were helped by Charles Jaskel, Jacopo Penzo, Scott Symon, Jonathan Parker and Gordon Wine

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

September 14, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:48pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm*

 

*NOTE NEW TIME

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush sponsored by a guest aufruf

 

Shabbat ends   7:50pm

 

Sunday

 

BBYO BBQ !!  5-7pm

 

Monday

 

Selichot   7am

 

HEBREW SCHOOL   3:30pm

 

Tuesday

 

Selichot   7:15am

 

1st Mincha   1:40pm

 

Kol Nidrei   6:45pm

 

The last mitzvah in the Torah is “Hakhel” which means “Congregate”. It refers to every 7 years the people would gather in Jerusalem to hear the king read the book of Deuteronomy. But as opposed to the pilgrimage festivals where the obligation was primarily on the males to travel, here the verse specifies men, women and even small children. This is very appropriate for the Shabbat before Yom Kippur, the second most well attended occasion in the Jewish Calendar. It is a wonderful time when we see Jews of all stripes coming together in common cause of repentance and praying for a good new year.

 

This Shabbat is also known as Shabbat Shuva, the Sabbath of penitence or return, and is dedicated to emphasizing the preciousness of the days in between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. Everything we do, or don’t do, takes on such greater significance during this time period. May we merit to take advantage of this opportunity to accomplish what we need for us as individuals as well as the community.

 

Sunday we are assembling the Sukkah under the direction of Robert Blakeley and Vito Licari. Able bodied people are requested to join groups of 4 between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

  

Please renew your membership and/or reserve your seats ASAP!

 

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

   & 

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

September 6, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7pm

 

Evening services    6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Gala Kiddush sponsored by Rezo Kanovich for the yahrtzeit of his mother

 

Shabbat ends   8:05pm

 

Sunday

 

Services   7pm

 

Open House Dinner   7:45pm

Generously sponsored by Toby and Avi Turkel in memory of their patriarch Gary

 

Monday/Rosh HaShana

 

Morning services   9am

 

Community Service   10am

 

Shofar   11:15am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Abe Dweck and Robert Levine in honor of Arlene Lazinsk and in memory of Gregg Levine

 

Tashlich behind Stuyvesant   3pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Tuesday

 

Morning services   9am

 

Junior Congregation   10am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Avraham and Rosalie Weiss

 

Wednesday/Fast of Gedaliah

 

Fast begins   5:21am

 

Selichot   7am

 

Afternoon service   1:30pm

 

Fast ends   7:40pm

 

In this 3rd to last portion we introduce the concept of improper thoughts. One might have thought that one is only responsible for actions, but the verses say otherwise: and if a person blesses oneself in their heart and says all will be right with me (no matter how I behave) the Lord will not forgive.

Indeed, Maimonides in his codes states that “just like a person has to repent from evil deeds, one has to repent from evil thoughts”.

 

This does seem like a tall order, however, how does one control one’s thoughts?!

 

My approach would be that we’re not talking about random thoughts but those that grow out of holding on to a jaded perspective on life or people. If one is at peace with the world and life, one’s thoughts in general will emanate in a much gentler fashion than one who is angry or spiteful. So at this special time of year, before we get into the process of reforming our actions, let’s take a little time to develop a healthier take on where we find ourselves in this world. Everything else will follow naturally!

 

Please renew your membership and/or reserve your seats ASAP!

 

There will be office hours on Sunday from 9am to 2pm (but don’t wait until then!)

 

 

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

   & 

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

August 30, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:11pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Concluding services    8:30pm

Followed by Havdalah and Selichot

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed and no services

 

Morning Selichot

 

Tuesday – Friday   7am

Followed by Shacharit

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs 5:45pm

 

High Holiday Prep   6:30pm

 

 

There is a short phrase in the portion from which is built a major concept in Jewish perspective: V’halachta B’Drachav-And you shall walk in His ways. Based on this, we have commandment # 611 which states in Hebrew: Ma Hu Af Ata-As He is so you must be. We must mimic the way God deals with His creations in mercy and compassion. Another parameter given by the Sefer HaChinuch is that a person should look for the golden mean in personality traits and not drift to the extremes. He goes on to explain that transgressing this commandment would be entailed by not endeavoring to refine one’s actions, conquer one’s negative inclinations or improving one’s thoughts.

 

It seems like a tall order but when you think you about it, aren’t we in fact created in the image of God?

 

With immense pride and happiness The TriBeCa Synagogue is thrilled to announce the engagement of our Past President Avi Turkel to Miranda Kern!

 

Saturday night begins the recitation of Selichot. We are delaying the evening service to 8:30pm so one can travel from home to attend the service that will be followed by Havdalah and then Selichot.

 

 

Once again our own Dr. Freema Gottlieb featured in the current edition of the Jewish Week!

 

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/when-moses-was-left-behind/

 

We are OPEN for High Holiday and membership registration!

If you don't hear from us immediately please contact the office.

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

August 23, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   7:22pm

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   8:25pm

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Prepare for the Holidays  6:30pm

 

"And if you should happen upon a bird's nest..." Ben Azzai says that one should run for an easy mitzvah as much as for a hard mitzvah because one mitzvah drags along another mitzvah. One could says that Ben Azzai is talking about spiritual fitness almost like we talk about physical fitness. He suggests that even a mtizvah as easy as shooing away a bird from its nest in a symbolic act of mercy is enough to get the ball rolling in spiritual matters, much as when one tells someone out of shape to just start walking a little to start building up some type of stamina.

 

At the end of a long year many of us might find ourselves out of spiritual shape and yet we are expected to be ready for the awesome Day of Judgment a few weeks away. To that Ben Azzai says start small, you'd be amazed at the spiritual momentum you can create starting small, but committing to keep at it!

New in Adult Education!

Prepare for the Holidays-the next two Tuesdays at 6:30pm

We are OPEN for High Holiday and membership registration!

If you don't hear from us immediately please contact the office.

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

   & 

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
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Weekly Newsletter

August 9, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   11:30am

Candle lighting   7:42pm

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday   

Morning services    9:30pm

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Prikei Avot    1pm

Shabbat ends   8:45pm

 

Saturday/Sunday

Rosh Chodesh Elul

 

Tuesday/Adult Education 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Our parsha seems to present us with a fairly straightforward choice between good and evil, blessing and curse, etc. The commentators insist, however, that this choice, and its consequences, are not as simple as it sounds. 

Specifically, no matter what choice a person makes there will always be a combination of blessing and curse in every life. The choice effects the degree of each and their relative significance. Additionally, even the choice itself is not always clear cut. John F. Kennedy is reputed to have stated that when becoming President he found the choice was rarely between good and bad but rather between not great and worse.

We pray for the guidance necessary to navigate these challenges we are guaranteed to face.

We are OPEN for High Holiday and membership registration!

If you don't hear from us immediately please contact the office.

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

   & 

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
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Weekly Newsletter

August 2, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Hebrew Reading   11:30am

Candle lighting   7:51pm

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   8:55pm

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Summer office hours

Monday through Friday   9am - 2pm

 

This week we have the famous challenge: And now Israel, what does God ask from you other than to fear Him. There is a lot of discussion regarding how large or small is the goal of fearing God but the Ohr HaChaim has a twist which resonates for the modern era.

He interprets "And now" as at this point in your life, meaning right now you are to work on Yirah (fear), but understand that you are capable of the next level, namely Ahavah (love). Thus we have a direct call for growth throughout one's life and never accepting stasis in spirituality.

Rabbi Glass conducting the wedding ceremony of new members Ariel Ratner and David Mishkin at Tribeca Rooftop this past Saturday night.

GOOD NEWS!

We are pleased to announce that the Trader Joe's Soho location @ 233 Spring Street began carrying Teva Glatt Kosher meats under the OU. In addition they also carry a full line of Empire Kosher poultry.

 

 

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

July 27, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   7:58pm

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Robert and Sandra Mishkin in honor of the wedding of their son David

Shabbat ends   9pm

 

Adult Education on hiatus this week

Office hours   9am-2pm

Monday - Friday

 

There are profound topics in this week's portion like the Shma and the 10 commandments but they are almost overshadowed by the events of the Jewish calendar and the cosmos.

Emerging from the depths of the last 3 weeks of tragedy, culminating with Tisha B'Av, we have the slow and lengthy process of consolation that begins with the Haftarah that says it all: Nachamu, nachamu Ami-Be consoled, be consoled my people. Indeed this Shabbat gets its name from this.

Today is also the profound, albeit not well known, occasion of Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, when the decree of the sin of the spies was finally rescinded. But beyond that it became associated with the shiduch industry, as it was the calendar date that the prohibition against marrying out of one's tribe was rescinded. As such, this weekend has become a huge singles experience throughout the Jewish community.

Finally, and astronomically, we have the amazing phenomenon of the blood moon this evening which will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. For a total of 1 hour 42 minutes and 57 seconds the moon will be completely blocked from the sun by the earth. Unfortunately this amazing scene will not be visible in this hemisphere.

The Talmud generally takes a dim view of lunar eclipses regarding their implication for the nation of Israel. But considering it's taking place on what it calls the second happiest day of the year, we are probably insulated. 

Congratulations to David Mishkin and Ariel Ratner for their wedding this Saturday night. They celebrated their aufruf at the synagogue this Thursday.

The launch of Societa Italiana della TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Thank you Victor Dabah and Ludovica Lumer!

Aufruf of David Mishkin

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

July 19, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Hebrew Reading   11:30am

 

Candle lighting   8:04pm

 

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Meat Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends  9:05pm

 

Evening services   9:30pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

Fast ends   9pm

Havdala is recited 

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

he first portion of Dvarim (Deuteronomy) is always read right before Tisha B'Av. Indeed, part of the Torah reading and almost the entire Haftarah is chanted like we chant Eicha (Lamentations). This Shabbat is named after the Haftarah which begins with the words Chazon Yishiyahu (the vision of Isaiah). This theme is even stronger considering that this Shabbat is actually the calendar date of the 9th of Av, albeit the fast, etc. is pushed off until the conclusion of Shabbat. Thus, the reality of Tisha B'Av intrudes on the holiness of the Sabbath as it does throughout the year in many other ways.

 

Breaking the glass under the chupah reminds of the destruction, along with the custom of leaving some of our domicile unfinished. Even the egg on the seder plate hearkens to Tisha B'Av as the day of the week of the seder always corresponds to the day of the week of Tisha B'Av.

 

On the other hand we can say that these customs work reflexively meaning that just like we are to be reminded throughout the year about the destruction. They also call to our attention that life did continue and we have survived spiritually as a nation. And even more, that within the scene of destruction and exile are sown the seeds of our ultimate redemption!

 

CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!!

 

Saturday night our evening services for the conclusion of Shabbat will commence at 9:30pm. This will allow everyone to travel to the synagogue in any manner they choose and services will be followed by the chanting of Eicha and Kinot. Recite Baruch HaMavdil Bein Kodesh LiChol but no Havdala is recited.

 

Please prepare for the fast privately which begins at 8:21pm.

 

There WILL be services Sunday morning at 8:30am which will include limited and explanatory kinot. 

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

July 12, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday/Rosh Chodesh

Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew Reading   11:30am

Candle lighting   8:08pm

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   9:10pm

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

We complete the Book of Numbers this weekend with a double portion but tonight and tomorrow is Rosh Chodesh Av beginning the 9 days of intense mourning culminating with Tisha B'Av. Throughout this period we forgo wine and meat and bathing for pleasure.

The sign for Av is Aryeh/Lion and one could suggest that this refers to the fact that the Messiah is born on Tisha B'Av heralding our ultimate redemption. The Messiah is a descendant from the House of David from the tribe of Judah whose symbol is indeed a lion.

Tisha B'Av is observed Saturday night July 21st through Sunday evening July 22nd because we don't observe rabbinic fasts on Shabbat. At TriBeCa Synagogue we will provide a basic Seudah Shlishit 7/21 at 8pm with evening services to be held 9pmfollowed by Eicha (Lamentations).

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

July 5, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   8:11

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   9:15am

 

Monday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

Besides the drama of Pinchas and Zimri, etc. this week's portion is known for all the calendar events throughout the year. Parts of this portion are read constantly as the maftir during holidays and on Rosh Chodesh. 

The Talmud poses a question as to the most important verse in the Torah and while one suggestion is the Shma and another is Love your neighbor as yourself, the conclusion is a passage from our reading. Namely: and a lamb you will bring in the morning and a second in the afternoon. 

On the surface we scratch our heads trying to find the significance but the sages explain that what this verse emphasizes is RELIABILITY and constancy. These sacrifices were brought 7 days a week, 354 days a year without fail. As a matter of fact, one of the harbingers of the impending disasters of this time of year was "bitul haTamid", the cessation of this sacrifice.

In our own lives we should take this a call for our own consistency in practice. While we may not always be in a position to be effusive in our practice of Judaism, we must be reliable!

Even in summer time the minyan is dynamic

Robert Berger receives the gift of Techelet from his brother

Alex Leybov's first tefillin!

Magnificent spread by Ken Rosenblum

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

June 28, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   8:13pm

Evening services   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Isaac Feldman

Shabbat ends   9:20pm

 

Sunday/17th of Tamuz

Fast begins   4:16am

Fast ends   9:12pm

 

Wednesday/Legal Holiday

No services

Please help make the weekday morning services!

 

This week's portion presents us a fascinating examination of the extent of free will. Balaam is told by God not to go with the representatives of Balak nor to participate in their nefarious proposal, but he doesn't take no for an answer! Instead he waits a day and asks again and it seems that God relents, at least in part. Still and all, upon beginning the journey Balaam is met by an Angel expressing God's wrath and warning, but doesn't stop him from continuing. As a result Balaam does what he really wants to do with disastrous results for himself and Balak. Based on this, the Talmud states "in the path a person wants to go, we 'escort' him". 

People often ask in the aftermath of horrible human behavior "how did God 'let' this happen". Such a question is appropriate in the aftermath of a natural disaster but the story of Balaam teaches us how far our responsibility goes for our own behavior. Free will is a precious gift for which we must be prepared to accept its consequences, both good and bad.

 

Sunday is the fast day of the 17th of Tamuz which is the calendar date of the sin of the golden calf but commemorates the breach in the wall around Jerusalem heralding the eventual destruction of the Temple and exile. It begins the 3 weeks of mourning culminating with the 9th of Av falling this year on July 22nd

Mazel Tov to Isaac Feldman and Janna Kaminsky for the birth of their daughter who will be named at the synagogue this Shabbat.

A year's journey is completed

Last day of TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School

A new journey begins!

Hebrew Reading for Beginners

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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!

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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…

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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

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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!

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
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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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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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Weekly Newsletter

April 4, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday

Morning services   7:10am

Eruv Tavshilin:

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

Evening services   6:30pm

Friday

Morning services   9:30am

Candle lighting   7:08pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

YIZKOR   11am

Kiddush both days provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

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

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

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

Getting ready for Passover

 

David Rosenbaum delivering the siyyum for the first born

Burning the chometz with an old friend

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Weekly Newsletter

March 29, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Morning services  7:30am

Siyyum   8am

Breakfast jointly sponsored by David Rosenbaum and Ken Rosenblum

Eat chometz by   10:54am

Remove chometz by   11:57am

Candle lighting   7pm

Evening services   6:30pm

(Please help make the minyan)

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Limited Kiddush

Evening services   7pm

Seder*   7:30pm

Sunday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Monday/Chol Ha Moed

Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

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

Still time to register for our Second Seder!

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

212-226-3265  or 212-226-4176

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Preparing for Passover

Model Seder Monday March 26th

2018 Isaac's Lions 

Sporting a spiffy 3-1 record

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Weekly Newsletter

March 22, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:53pm

Evening services   6:30pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends     7:55pm

Sunday

High School Basketball   6:30pm

Isaac's Lions vs. Young Israel of Manhattan

197 East Broadway

Monday

TriBeCa Torah Model Seder   3:30pm

Open to all school age children

Tuesday

Adult Education on hiatus

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

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

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

PLEASE REGISTER FOR OUR SECOND SEDER!

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

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

At the Mezzanine in 55 Broadway

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

 

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

Updated Shiva information for Robert Levine:

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

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

Each evening there will be services at 6:45pm

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

March 15, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:45pm

 

EVENING SERVICE   6:30pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue 

Shabbat ends   7:50pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   6pm

Passover Prep   6:45pm

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

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

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

ANNOUNCING: TriBeCa Synagogue Second Seder!

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

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

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

 

TriBeCa Synagogue Community in Florida

Studying Torah with the Chullmirs


Fishing with Eitan Goldman

 

Planning the future with Jeff and Liubasha

 

 

Preparing for Oliver's June 9 Bar Mitzvah at TS

Reconnecting with member and friend David Rheingold

 

But the learning continues at TriBeCa Synagogue!

David Rosenbaum delivering a siyyum for his father's yahrtzeit

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

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
 
Thu, October 18 2018 9 Cheshvan 5779