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Weekly Newsletter

November 14, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:23pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:30pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

ON ONE WEEK HIATUS

 

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Parshat Vayera opens with God appearing to Abraham and then is “interrupted” by 3 wayfarers passing by. Abraham then says “my Master, if I find favor in your eyes, please don’t pass by your servant” which on the surface seems to be his calling out to the wayfarers, but some say this is him asking God to remain while he attends to his “guests”. Based on this, the sages make the astonishing conclusion that the mitzvah of hospitality is greater than being in the Divine Presence (Shechina).

 

On further reflection, however, it makes perfect sense in the respect that Abraham’s whole path to discovering God was his observing Him as the ultimate Provider for all life in this world. Thus, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that God would prefer to have Abraham physically perform God’s work over being His presence.

 

Congratulations to Zahava Blumenthal and Colin Kelly for the brit performed on their son Natan Aryeh this morning!

 

 

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212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

November 7, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:29pm

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Abe Dweck and Robert Levine

Shabbat end 5:35pm

 

Monday/Veteran’s Day

Hebrew School on hiatus

Office OPEN and all services held

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

Parsha   7:15pm

 

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The 81st Anniversary of Kristallnacht

 

Last week’s portion and this week’s portion Lech Lecha shines the spotlight on these two towering figures of Genesis-Noah and Abraham. So while the Torah describes the two in fairly similar terms we know that their respective legacies ended up being very different. Noah’s influence was limited to his generation while Abraham’s imprint on society lasts thousands of years!

 

One approach is that Noah was more or less self-contained in his life style and the results speak for themselves in that he wasn’t close to salvaging his society. Abraham, on the other hand, dedicated almost every waking moment to reaching out to anyone he could, even lavishly sharing his largesse to make an impression on people.

 

Granted, it's possible to explain the difference due to different generational circumstances, but the point should be loud and clear that when possible, we should take our cue from our patriarch and do our best to spread the “word”!

 

Congratulations to Abe Dweck and Robert Levine for the Bnot Mitzvah of their daughters Charlotte and Olivia who we will celebrate this Shabbat at the synagogue.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue is thrilled to announce the engagement of Larry Rosenblum, son of our long time devoted members Ken and Denis Rosenblum, to Sara Ostrow!

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue is also thrilled to announce the birth of a son to our members Zahava Blumenthal and Collin Kelly!

 

Our past president Toby Turkel has a submission at a 2pm opening ceremony for A Passion For Ink—an exhibition for Artist Shan He, students and friends. Sunday, November 10th 2019, 11am -5pm   Confucius Plaza Community Room located at 33 Bowery.

 

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Our mailing address is:
49 White Street
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212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

October 31, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   5:37pm

Evening services   5:45pm​​​​​​​

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am​​​​​​​

Kiddush sponsored by Wendy and Fabian Friedland

Monday

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm​​​​​​​

Beginners' Hebrew Reading   6:30pm​​​​​​​

Parsha   7:15pm

 

 

In the end of Parshat Noach this week, we read about the birth of Abraham and his father Terach taking the family from Ur to Charan. So next week, when we read about Abraham being commanded to make that fateful journey to Canaan we note that he begins from Charan and not his birthplace Ur. 

 

This is significant because, while Terach was a committed idolator, something stirred within him to change things in his life at least partially, influencing him to change his environment. And while he never completed that spiritual transformation, we can see that it's not incredulous how he could sire the world's first monotheist.

Congratulations to Wendy and Fabian Friedland for their 25th wedding anniversary that they will celebrate this weekend at the synagogue!

With the changing of the clock we begin the 12:40pm mincha and the 5:30pm maariv, please help these new minyanim.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 24, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting 5:46pm

 

Evening Services   6pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Neil & Rafaela Hirsch

 

Shabbat end   6:50pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading  6:30pm

 

Parsha   7:15pm

 

Tuesday/Wednesday Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

 

There’s some discussion about the Torah and  Parshat Bereshit starting with a  ב, the second letter of the alphabet, rather than an א, the first letter. I suggest that if the Torah is about our spiritual journey, then just by opening the Torah we already are on our way! Indeed, when we consider that the holidays take place in the beginning of a new year and not at the conclusion, we have to assume that one of their purposes is to jump start our annual odyssey to spiritual growth for the next year. Following the weekly portion is a reflection of this process and helps us preserve this energy and momentum throughout the year. With God’s help, this time next year, we will all be able to look back on where we were and marvel at our progress!

 

Congratulations to Neil and Rafaela Hirsch, our new members, for the first birthday of their son Asher.

 

We thank the Torah Tours program for sending us 5 wonderful young people who, together with our community, celebrated the conclusion of the holiday season, and especially Simchat Torah, with exceptional joy and intensity. We also thank Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin for their wonderful gesture of providing the final kiddush luncheon of the season in loving memory of Eve’s father William Goldberg, Zev ben Binyamin, whose yahrtzeit follows immediately after the holiday on the 24th of Tishrei. They hope to make this a “TriBeCa Tradition” for years to come, YiYasher Kochachem!

 

Our own Wendy Friedland will be presenting her musical “Windy Woo and her Naughty Naughty Pets” at A.R.T./New York Theatres, Mezzanine Theatre 502 West 53rd Street, NYC

WWW.THENAUGHTYNAUGHTYPETSMUSICAL.COM For online tickets: www.AmasMusical.org

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Weekly Newsletter

October 17, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:56pm

 

Evening services   6:10pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush by Cholent Bake Off

 

Shabbat ends   7pm

 

Sunday/Hoshana Rabah

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

Evening services   6pm

Kiddush in the Sukkah

 

Monday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Junior Congregation   10:30am

 

YIZKOR    9am, 11am and Noon

 

Kiddush co-sponsored by Ora Gelberg and Arthur Luxenberg

 

Farewell to the Sukkah 5:45pm

 

Afternoon/Evening service   6pm

 

Dancing and Buffet Dinner to follow

 

Tuesday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Limited Kiddush

 

 

In the beginning of Chapter 5 in Tractate Sukkah it states “And they said ‘Whoever did not see the rejoicing of the Beit Sho’eva (Place of Drawing) never saw rejoicing in one’s lifetime.’” The rejoicing we experienced at the beginning of Sukkot is supposed to continue throughout the holiday in numerous fashions. Whether it be in shaking the Lulav which manifests simcha, festive meals in the Sukkah or parties thrown at appropriate times during the intermediary days. We culminate this rejoicing with the rapturous singing and dancing at Simchat Torah celebrating the completion of the 5 Books of Moses this coming Monday night on the holiday of Shemini Atzeret which is the day that God especially rejoices with His people.

 

It was very gratifying to see two full Sukkahs for the first two nights of Sukkot and then having big minyans throughout the week buying lunches and a great group braving the rain for Adult Education/Sushi in the Sukkah. But there is so much more to go with our Shabbat Cholent Bake Off and then Community Simchat Torah and we implore all of you available to keep the energy going by attending these fun events. Simchat Torah will be enhanced by 4 YU students from Torah Tours who will lead services, present Divrei Torah and run a Junior Congregation, something for everyone!

 

Contestants for the Bake Off: Fraya Berg, Rami Mishani, Jeff Dagowitz, Robert Blakeley and the “D/S Group” (Deborah and Samantha)

 

For a link to the online Cholent book by Robert Blakeley click here

 

 

Sukkot - A Tutorial

 

Sushi in the Sukkah

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Weekly Newsletter

October 11, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:07pm

 

Evening services   6:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabat ends 7:10pm

 

Sukkot Schedule:

 

Sunday

 

Evening services   6:10pm

 

Dinner   7pm

 

Monday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Evening services   6:10pm

 

Dinner   7pm

 

Tuesday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Wed-Fri

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Lunches sold in the Sukkah

 

Wednesday/Adult Education

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Sushi in the Sukkah   7:15pm

A Sukkot tutorial

 

 

The Jewish month of Tishrei on the surface seems quite challenging to the casual observer with its unrelenting parade of holidays and special occasions. But a closer inspection reveals a brilliant strategy implicit in the order of events that begin with Rosh HaShana and concludes with Simchat Torah. We needed the last 10 days to wake us up and build to the spiritual high of Yom Kippur. And to prevent a letdown, or worse, a squandering of the great work we have done, we have the joyous but holy rituals and celebration of Sukkot.

 

Similarly, from a community standpoint, it is such a lift to be together in force on the high holidays and these next holidays are a perfect opportunity to stay together first in the Sukkah and finally for Simchat Torah. Please consider making the time for the next half of this wonderful season!

 

This weekend the parsha is Haazinu, a poem authored by Moses exhorting the Jewish nation to stay firm in the covenant.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue expresses a collective thank you to all who worked hard to make this high holiday season one of our most memorable. We are also obliged to all who attended and contributed to the incredible energy throughout.

 

Please reserve ASAP for Sukkah dinners and Lulav and Etrog.

 

For the second night of Sukkot we are partnering with the following organization:

 

JFE (Jews For Entrepreneurship organization) is the leading and only organization that supports Jewish innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide. Since our launch in 2009, we have hosted over 120 events, including pitch events, seminars, speaker panels, startup accelerators, pitches for series A companies, career fairs, and networking mixers. JFE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. https://www.jfenetwork.com/

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 3, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Selichot   7am

Candle lighting   6:15pm

Evening services   6:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Barry Gold

In memory of his family

 

Shabbat ends  7:20pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

The Mitzvah of Hakhel

 

Parshat Vayelech begins with a phrase that seems extraneous: “And Moses went”, but doesn’t really say  where he went or what he did. The commentators propose a bunch of suggestions like he went to visit the people individually and the like, but the upshot is, that on this, his last day of life, he made the most of every minute.

 

Ethics of the Fathers exhorts us to live each day of our lives as if it could be the last, at least regarding settling our affairs with God and our fellow human being. And for these days of awe there could be no more topical message. But beyond this theme we should also be inspired by Moses’s example to live life to its most productive.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue expresses its deepest appreciation to the High Holiday Committee, our sponsors and everyone else who helped make Rosh HaShana a memorable  inspiration!

 

Please submit your names for the Book of Remembrance ASAP!

 

For those still needing seats for Yom Kippur register here:

 

 

Check out the latest from our own Dr. Freema Gottlieb in the Jewish Week!

 

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/moses-in-the-heart-of-every-jew/

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Weekly Newsletter

September 26, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:27pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   7:30pm

 

Sunday

 

Evening service 6:30pm

Open house sponsored by Avi and Toby Turkel

 

Monday

 

Morning services   9am

Community service  10am

Children’s program   10am

Shofar   11:15am

Kiddush sponsored by Abe Dweck and Robert Levine

Tashlich   3pm

Behind Stuyvesant HS

Evening services   6pm

 

Tuesday

 

Morning services   9am

Shofar   11:15am

Kiddush sponsored by Avraham and Rosalie Weiss

 

Wednesday/Fast of Gedaliah

 

Fast begins   5:41am

Selichot   7am

Afternoon service   1:30pm

Fast ends   7:10pm

 

 

Parshat Nitzavim always falls out either right before Rosh HaShana or Yom Kippur, as such the sages look for a connection. They find it with the choice of words for “standing” which is normally conveyed with the word “omdim” but here it’s “nitzavim”. The late chief rabbi of the State of Israel, Rav Untermann, points out that this term tends to be used when describing a transformation. The best example of this is at Mount Sinai where it says “vayityatzvu” – they stood at the bottom of the mountain. Clearly the Israelites were being transformed from an ethnic entity into a spiritual entity. And in the case of our portion, the Israelites were being transformed from a nomadic people into a sovereign nation.

 

And so the connection to this special time of year: beyond recognizing Rosh HaShana as judgment day we should be prepared to be transformed. Something different should happen for us this year taking us to the next level. We have just a few days left to prepare, good luck!

 

Wednesday is Tzom Gedalia, commemorating the assassination of Gedalia ben Achikam, the regent appointed by Nebuchadnezzar in the direct aftermath of the destruction of the 1st temple.

 

Please help the office and request your seats for the high holidays and RSVP for the Sunday Night Open House ASAP!

 

 

High Holidays Registration can be done here

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Weekly Newsletter

September 19, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting  6:38pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends 7:40pm

 

Monday – Friday

 

Selichot   7am

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

High Holiday Prep   7:15pm

 

 

Upon entering the promised land the tribes were divided into 2 groups of representatives to stand on the 2 mountains of Ebal and Gerizim. They would pronounce the blessings and curses involved in observing or not observing the Torah. The last curse seems redundant in that it simply states “Cursed is the one who doesn’t ‘stand up’ the words of the Torah”. Nachmanides, quoting the Jerusalem Talmud, says this is an indirect reference to the ritual of lifting the Torah scroll for all to see at the completion of the Torah reading.

 

David Wilensky questions the whole premise of this ritual in that if the purpose is for people to see the text why not play it safe and leave the scroll on the lectern and have everyone come up and see it? Why risk its falling or tearing? He suggests that this teaches us that wherever the Torah is located it is in a precarious position and thus needs constant vigilance, and yes, even some risk taking to insure its preservation. Leaving the Torah in a secure, inert place will simply lead to it’s fading from our collective consciousness.

 

Congratulations to Toby Turkel and the entire Demsky family as documentary film producer and director Noam Demsky received the prestigious national award for Jewish Culture from the Israel Ministry of Education.

 

Cast and Screenwriter for “Lucky Jack”*

 

 

*A movie about the amazing life of Jack Edwards, father of Steve Edwards

Filmed in Twin Oaks, NJ

 

Overflow crowd at Adult Education

 

 

Join us for High Holiday Prep!

 

Register NOW for the High Holidays and Membership

 

 

High Holidays Registration can be done here

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Weekly Newsletter

September 12, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:50pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Young Professionals   8pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Jim Stark in memory of his brother Bradley

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

High Holiday Prep   7:15pm

 

 

This week the portion is Ki Tetze introducing the prohibition of taking interest on a loan. It is known by multiple names, like Ribit, but the Torah calls it Neshech which literally means “bite” for fairly obvious reasons. In modern society it is impossible to imagine a financial system without it and indeed the sages created a mechanism to get around it called “Heter Iska”. It essentially states that you are making an “investment” and thus “sharing” in assumed future profits as the standard purpose of loans tended to be for business.

 

In the eyes of the Torah, however, it’s particularly odious because it demonstrates a lack of faith. You are requesting a guarantee up front for these “profits” and not willing to rely on God’s guidance of your affairs.

 

Congratulations to the Zanger family for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Zach this weekend at TriBeCa Synagogue!

 

Congratulations to Alex Leybov and Viktoria Terentiev for their wedding this past Sunday!


 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School off to a roaring start!

 

 

Shofar factory

 

 

Young Professionals tomorrow night

Please register ASAP!

 

High Holidays Registration can be done here

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Weekly Newsletter

September 5, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:02pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends  8:05pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School Open House

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

High Holiday Prep   7:15pm

 

 

Parshat Shoftim introduces the concept of a king that was to be appointed eventually, after the land was settled. We know historically that this didn’t happen for the first few hundred years, and only when the people demanded it from the prophet Samuel. Apparently things were fine without one for quite some time. He was to carry a Torah scroll with him at all times to ground him and prevent his heart from becoming exalted over his people. Yet we know there were very strict conditions of regal honor that were to be observed, even potentially on pain of death. Indeed, Saul lost his monarchy because he didn’t guard the honor of his position.

 

Comes the midrash and qualifies: he shall not be exalted over his brethren - except in holy matters (v’lo mishel hekdesh), meaning to say that regarding physical possessions the king had to be humble and not make a spectacle of himself. On the other hand he had to recognize that he was God’s personal representative on earth and had to conduct those kind of affairs accordingly.

 

And we would be remiss if we didn’t recognize that while we are talking about a king, the message radiates to all of us in our struggle to balance our humility with our dignity!

 

TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates our longtime members and trustee, Miriam and Paul Goodman, for the wedding of their daughter Glory to Simon Linley in California this past Sunday.

May they merit to build a faithful household in Israel.

 

TriBeCa comes to life with the end of summer!

 

The bar mitzvah of Lucas Schaeffer

 

 

 

Adult Education Tuesday Night

 

 

Hebrew reading

 

 

Community comes out in force to prepare for the high holidays!

 

Celebrating the impromptu Aufruf of Alex Leybov.

 

 

Best wishes for his upcoming wedding to Viktoria Terentiev!

 

Upcoming:

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Open House this Monday at 3:45pm!

Shofar factory and more, bring friends.

 

Young Professionals Friday night dinner September 13th at 7:30pm

 

Ongoing:

 

Adult Education Tuesday nights

Beginners Hebrew Reading

High Holiday Prep

 

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Weekly Newsletter

August 29, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   7:13pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am​​​​​​​

Kiddush sponsored by Paul and Lorena Schaeffer

Shabbat ends   8:15pm​​​​​​​

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm​​​​​​​

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm​​​​​​​

High Holiday Prep  7:15pm

 

 

This week's portion is Re'eh and seems to present us with a choice: behold I have placed before you blessing and curse. However this verse is a great opportunity to see how the Torah can be interpreted on many levels but synthesize to the same idea.
 
Beyond simply providing a choice between good and evil it also prepares us to the reality that both blessing and curse are present in any life, the challenge is to order one's life such that the blessing will be the main component and the curse a minor one.
 
And beyond that, in a mystical sense, the reality is that the same force that creates blessing can also create curse. Everyone receives the same divine energy; it's up to us and how we live our lives that determines how that energy is manifested for us.
 
Sunday and Monday are Rosh Chodesh Elul heralding the end of the year and the last chance to put our spiritual affairs in order before Judgment Day.
 
The TriBeCa Synagogue extends a hearty Mazel Tov to our longtime member and trustee Paul Schaeffer and his wife Lorena who will be celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of their son Lucas, a product of our TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School. Friday morning they are sponsoring breakfast in honor of his first tefillin at Shacharit and Kiddush this Saturday morning when he will be called to the Torah and read his portion.
 
Our longtime member Roslyn Bernstein is featured in the latest edition of Tablet Magazine!
Changing With the Neighborhood, a feature on The Educational Alliance (Edgies)
 

TriBeCa Synagogue gets you ready for the high holidays!

Adult Education:

Hebrew Reading for Beginners

Learn to read Hebrew for the holidays

5 Tuesdays starting September 2nd at 6:30pm

High Holiday Prep

Understand the rituals and themes

5 Tuesdays starting September 2nd at 7:15pm

Young Professionals:

Shabbat dinner with speaker

Friday night September 13th 7:30pm

For Children:

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Open House

Monday September 9th 4-5:30pm

Shofar factory and more

 

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Weekly Newsletter

August 22, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting  7:24pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   8:30pm

 

 

In Eikev we have the second paragraph of the Shma while last week we had the first paragraph. Looking closer we notice one key difference between the otherwise very similar paragraphs. Specifically the second paragraph introduces the concept of reward and punishment which doesn’t appear in the first.

 

The sages explain that this refers to 2 approaches of observing the Torah. The second is being motivated by reward and punishment while the other is being motivated simply by the desire to do the right thing and not do the wrong thing out of love of God. And even though the latter may be limited only to the very pure among us it still serves the purpose of showing us that we can always do better.

 

Adult Education coming to help you prepare for the High Holidays!

 

Starting Tuesday September 3:

Hebrew Reading for Beginners at 6:30pm

High Holiday Prep at 7:15pm

 

First day of Hebrew School Monday September 9th

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Weekly Newsletter

August 15, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:34pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends  8:40pm

 

This week is the second portion of the book of Deuteronomy (Dvarim) called Vaetchanan, which is the special term for prayer referring to Moses’ request to be allowed to enter the promised land. Rashi explains that the righteous don’t rely on their past merits and ask as a favor, hence this term which means something for free (chinam).

This Shabbat is called Nachamu (be consoled) which begins the multi week haftarot dedicated to consoling the Jewish people in the aftermath of the 3 weeks of mourning that we just completed.

Finally, tonight is the 15th of Av (Tu B’Av) which commemorates numerous events throughout our history beginning with the end of the punishment for the Sin of the Spies but includes many events pertaining to matchmaking. As such this weekend is a popular opportunity for singles events throughout the Jewish community.

 

High Holiday communications coming soon! Consult the homepage of the website for advance registration.

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Weekly Newsletter

August 8, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:44pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Mincha   1:20pm

Shabbat ends   8:45pm

 

Tisha B’Av

 

Fast Begins   8:01pm

Evening services   9pm

Eicha   9:15pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services   8:30am

Fast ends 8:45pm

 

The Book of Deuteronomy (Devarim) represents Moses’ last address to the Jewish nation. As such it is a little jarring that he immediately starts with words of harsh rebuke. However, the most effective way to preserve national cohesion is by fostering collective memory of the not so happy times. The Baal Shem Tov is quoted as saying “Forgetfulness leads to exile while remembering leads to redemption”. Thus Moses is subtly providing us the strategy to guaranteeing our future.

 

Similarly, as unpleasant and uncomfortable the observances of this time of year is, and especially Tisha B’Av, it is our only way to regain our mojo as a nation to pave the way for redemption!

 

Tisha B’Av begins Saturday night at sunset and is observed with the restrictions of eating, drinking, and bathing for pleasure through Sunday night. We are essentially sitting shiva on the day of a burial. It commemorates, among other things, the destruction of the 2 temples which according to our tradition took place on the 9th of Av. It features the reading of Lamentations (Eicha), written by Jeremiah in the direct aftermath of this destruction, during the evening, and the chanting of Kinot the following morning. One wrinkle this year is that we are observing the occasion on a different date because it falls on Shabbat. As such there are some exemptions  that would not  apply in a regular year.

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Weekly Newsletter

August 1, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Morning services   7:10am

Candle lighting   7:52pm

Evening services   6:30p

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends   8:55pm

 

The double portion of Matot Maasei represents the largest Shabbat Torah reading of the year, approximately 250 verses. Three of the topics are seemingly unrelated but they can be strung together with a theme that is very appropriate for this part of the Jewish calendar.

Specifically we have the 42 journeys, the cities of refuge and negligent murder. The classic case of the latter is when one hasn't properly inspected one's tools and, as a result, someone loses their life when that tool fails. The punishment is that the murderer has to run to a city of refuge to escape the blood redeemer. Only a callousness towards the value of the life of one's fellow could lead to the level of carelessness that ended up in someone losing that life. And we are told that the reason that the Israelites had to make so many journeys was because of the intrapersonal conflicts that were present such that moving along help quell the strife. These conflicts were also related to the lack of respect that people had for their fellow Jew.

Tonight is Rosh Chodesh Av, beginning the even more intense mourning of the 9 days, culminating in Tisha B'Av. It is customary to refrain from wine, meat and bathing for pleasure throughout this period. One of the themes of this time is the fact that according to our sages the 2nd Temple was destroyed for this exact same factor that we have presented earlier. May we take this opportunity to stress the value of all of those in our life and merit to see a rectified future of the Temple and our land.

Coming next weekend: Evening services Saturday night August 10th for Tisha B'Av at 9pm followed by Eicha (Lamentations). Sunday morning services for Tisha B'Av 8:30am including limited Kinot. Evening services TBD.

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Weekly Newsletter

July 25, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:59pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends 9:05pm

 

The portion of Pinchas introduces the phenomenon of the zealot (kanai) which admittedly is a very touchy subject especially in a modern context. Rabbi Munk points out that what gets almost no notice is that later on, on 2 separate occasions in the prophets, Pinchas was sent by the leadership to be a mediator (Joshua 21 and Judges 20). What this shows is that in order to have credibility as someone who is intolerant of misbehavior, one has to have patience and understanding when the situation calls for it.

 

Looking ahead to Tisha B’Av Saturday August 10th:

 

Evening services   9pm*

Followed by Eicha (Lamentations)

 

If there is interest there will be morning services Sunday August 11th.

 

*after Shabbat ends to allow travel to the synagogue

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Weekly Newsletter

July 18, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   8:03pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends 9:05pm

 

Sunday/17th of Tamuz observed

Fast begins   4:30am

Fast concludes   9:01pm

 

This week's portion features one of the more bizarre phenomena of the entire Torah: the talking donkey. While there is a dichotomy as to whether the Torah meant this literally or allegorically, I believe there is a broader point here that goes beyond this whole discussion.

Balak presents to us one of the most astonishing analyses of the concept of free will and specifically how far it goes. The protagonist Balaam has a relationship with God on some level and knows His position on this task of cursing the Israelite nation. Nevertheless he pursues his goal and is physically hindered by his donkey. But he continues to persist even to the point that an amazing miracle takes place where the animal itself verbally protests this mission. One would think that there could be no greater wake up call than that! But Balaam continues until finally he is confronted with an actual angel of God who also expresses displeasure with him so there could be absolutely no question what the truth was by then.

So the Torah is revealing to us just how powerful our inclination of free will is, it is essentially limitless if indeed that is our will. Balaam may have been a sorcerer, albeit a prophetic one, but we have much to learn from this story, no matter how fantastical. Most of us inherently know the truth of any particular situation but act at cross purposes even when staring directly at stronger and stronger evidence that we are going the wrong route. May WE wake up before it's too late.

Saturday is the 17th of Tamuz, beginning the 3 weeks of mourning the destruction of the temple and other tragedies culminating with the 9th of Av. Normally both days are observed as fasts but as they fall out on Shabbat they are observed on their respective following Sundays.

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Weekly Newsletter

July 12, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   8:09pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services    9:30am

Dovid Smith will be reading the Torah

Kiddush sponsored by Erik and Ludovica Lumer celebrating Eric's birthday

Shabbat ends   9:15pm

 

Towards the end of our portion, Chukat, there is the lesser known story of people who were complaining and then got bitten by snakes. Moshe told them to create a copper snake and display it on top of a pole. They were instructed to look at it and then they would be healed.

The Talmud asks how are we to imagine that this snake had the power of healing? It answers that the idea was, that while the person was looking up at the snake the person would be looking  beyond to God for help.

The commentators ask if you are anyway looking  beyond to God what was the role of the snake?

One approach has it that the Torah is laying down the paradigm for the practice of medicine going forward. Namely, that the practice of medicine has its place in human affairs but beyond all that one must realize that God is the ultimate source of healing.

TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates Danny Silberman and Nicole Camet for their wedding this Sunday in Rome to be officiated by Rabbi Glass. 

May they merit to build a faithful house in Israel! 

This Shabbat our President Eli Weiss will be conducting services and delivering the Dvar Torah.

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Weekly Newsletter

July 3, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday/Legal Holiday

Office closed, no services

 

Please help with the minyanim throughout the weekend!

 

Friday

Morning services   7:30am

Candle lighting   8:12pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by the Koenigsberger family

Evening services   9:10pm

73 Warren Street 3rd Floor

Shabbat ends 9:15pm

 

Parshat Korach is a case study in conflict which is called Machloket. A group of people challenged both Moses' leadership and Aaron's position as High Priest. 

Our sages recognize that there can be disagreements on even fundamental issues, as there have been between authorities throughout the centuries. But the goal of these debates has to be an honest search for the truth and not ad hominem or narcissism.

From the mystical perspective we are taught that Shalom within a community creates security and protection for that community and machloket therefore punctures that shield. Something to keep in mind when dealing with contentious issues.

Today and tomorrow are Rosh Chodesh Tammuz whose sign in the zodiac is called Sartan in Hebrew meaning crab.

 New Kosher restaurant in the LES under the supervision of Rabbi Shmuel Fishelis.

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Weekly Newsletter

June 28, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   8:13pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored anonymously

Evening services   9:10pm

73 Warren Street 3rd Floor

Shabbat ends 9:20pm

 

Wednesday/Rosh Chodesh

Morning services   7:10am

 

Thursday/Legal Holiday

No services/Office closed

 

This week's portion of Shelach is known primarily for the profoundly tragic sin of the spies, but tucked in the end is the very practical mitzvah of "taking Challah" referring to the obligation of separating a little of the dough before baking. In ancient times that dough would be presented to the Kohen but today it is disposed of with dignity.

 

Rabbi S. R. Hirsch notes that the verse refers to this mitzvah as Terumah, which is another gift to the Kohen, but at the beginning of the process rather than at the end. Specifically Terumah is removed from the harvest as the wheat is being threshed while Challah is removed right before baking. He derives a connecting theme between the two namely that it helps one remember God's assistance in one's sustenance from the beginning of the process until the final product. Additionally, Terumah teaches this lesson while we are in the "field" while Challah instructs us in the confines of our household.

 

We take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsor of our security detail for the month of June and seek sponsorship for the coming months.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

June 20, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   8:12pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday   

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Judy Tucker and David Fields

Evening services   9:10pm

73 Warren Street 3rd Floor

Shabbat ends   9:15pm

Monday 

Hebrew School on summer hiatus

Tuesday

Adult Education on hiatus until the end of July

 

This week the portion is B'haalot'cha containing many scenarios but a subtle one is when the verse reads that "they embarked from Har Hashem on a 3 day journey". The commentators say this reference to Mount Sinai is unique, as it is always referred to as Horeb or Elokim. They go on to explain that this is a subtle reference to their retreating from the experience at Sinai on some level, concerned that they might be getting even more obligations. Rashi even uses the expression " like children running from school".

And it's hard to avoid the comparison to the Jewish calendar in general. Specifically, we have spent the last 10 months closer to the synagogue and Jewish practice, hopefully growing as Jews and people throughout this time. Many of us, however, will now be entering summer mode which generally is far from conducive to this process. Let's do our best to not let our guard down so that when we renew these efforts in the fall we haven't regressed spiritually and can pick right up where we left off!

Congratulations to Judy Tucker and David Fields for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Jasper this Shabbat at the synagogue!

Our president reviewing his latest project with our Torah Tours helpers

TriBeCa Torah Mitzvah Day celebrating end of year and planning for next

 

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Weekly Newsletter

June 13, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   8:10pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   9:15pm

 

Monday

 

TriBeCa Torah Mitzvah Day!   3:30pm

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

On hiatus through July 20th

 

The word Naso, which is the title of this week’s portion, is a term for counting the Israelites. More specifically it says Naso et Rosh, literally meaning “lift the head” of each person. Normally terms for counting in Hebrew would be Moneh, Tispor etc. so why this unusual expression?

 

Rabbi Dovid Feinstein in his Kol Dodi says that by counting each person you demonstrate that each person “counts”, creating self-worth. Thus, it’s like if a person feels down and has their head down will feel like lifting their head because they now feel good about themselves because they are an important component of the community.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue takes this opportunity to express deep gratitude to the 5 students who spent the 3 day weekend with us tremendously enriching our holiday. We wish Shmuel Perton, Gabriel Maron, Zach Lowinger, Elizabeth Pavel and Shira Kurland success in all their future endeavors!

 

TriBeCa Torah is sponsoring “Mitzvah Day” this Monday after school open to all children but especially for present and potential Hebrew School students.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

June 6, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   8:06pm

 

Evening service   6:30pm

 

Carlbach style with singing and dancing for men and women!

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

JUNIOR CONGREGATION  10:30AM

 

Kiddush sponsored by Ariel Zaurov and Irina Roller

 

Post kiddush presentation by Torah Tours

 

Mincha   7:30pm

 

Presentation by Torah Tours

 

Evening services  8:45pm

 

Dinner   9pm

 

Presentation by Torah Tours and Rabbi Glass

 

Sunday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Post Kiddush presentation by Torah Tours

 

Evening services   8pm

 

Monday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

YIZKOR   9am, 11am and noon

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Siddur   6:30pm

 

In 2 nights we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot commemorating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The keynote phrase for the occasion was the Israelites saying Naaseh V’Nishmah (we will do and we will listen). Recently the question was asked that after saying “we will do”, isn’t “we will listen” redundant?

 

One answer suggested that indeed, “we will do” pretty much says it all but the “we will listen” part refers to our willingness to study even after the practical part is taken care of, learning for learning’s sake, or as the expression goes – Torah Lishma. Accordingly our nation takes it upon itself to follow through on this commitment with all kinds of Torah study throughout this weekend.

 

Towards that end we are welcoming 5 young people from YU to provide a large portion of that learning together on top of the usual amount of learning that we do on Shabbat and Yom Tov. Please join us for as much of our programming as you can and no doubt you will emerge from the holiday strengthened and energized.

 

Additionally, we begin Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers, this Shabbat and we complete the mitzvah of the counting of the Omer.

 

Congratulations to Ariel Zaurov and Irina Roller for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Zach this weekend at the synagogue.

 

PLEASE reserve immediately if you are joining us for dinner Saturday night!

 

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Weekly Newsletter

May 30, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   8:02pm

 

EVENING SERVICES   7PM

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   9:05pm

 

Sunday/Yom Yerushalayim

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Rosh Chodesh Sivan

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Siddur   6:30pm

 

We complete the book of Leviticus this weekend with Parshat Bechukotai which includes some of the more unpleasant passages of the Torah but concludes with an innocuous discussion of pledges.

 

The question asked is what are these “chukot” that the verse refers to as a condition for peace and prosperity? The commandments are covered in the next phrase “mitzvotai”. Most commentators say that this is a reference to the study of Torah which must accompany any lifestyle of observance of Judaism. Torah is called a Chok because it’s mastery isn’t accomplished under normal circumstances.

 

Hence we have yet another hint to the upcoming Torah season of Shavuot that is upon us in just over a week.

 

Today is the 40th day of the Omer and Sunday is Yom Yerushalayim, commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue expresses it’s deepest appreciation to our benefit committee, and its chairperson Deborah Koenigsberger, for a spectacular evening this past Tuesday. It was elegant, fun and successful!

 

  

 

Dr. Freema Gottlieb is featured in current edition of the Jewish Week, enjoy!

 

 

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

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Weekly Newsletter

May 23, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:56pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   9pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed

 

No services

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday

 

BASHERT!   6:30-9:30pm

 

Adult Education on hiatus

 

Today is the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer which when you use Hebrew letters for the number you get the word Lag, hence Lag B’Omer. But from there, understanding what the occasion is really about gets much more challenging.

 

It has a Kabbalistic bent in that it commemorates the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai who is the author of the Zohar, the premier work of Jewish mysticism extant. It has a celebratory note in that it marks the end of the plague that decimated the students of Rabbi Akiva. As such people in Israel visit Meron which is where the Rashbi is buried and build huge bonfires as well.

 

This week the portion is Behar which is a detailed discussion regarding the Sabbatical year and the Jubilee.

 

FINAL STRETCH for BASHERT – our spring fundraiser!

 

Please register immediately

 

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

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Weekly Newsletter

May 16, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:50pm

 

Evening services  6:30pm

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

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

 

Shabbat ends   8:55pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur   6:15pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

FINAL STRETCH FOR OUR BASHERT OUR SPRING BENEFIT!

 

Please reserve and buy ads now!

 

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

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Weekly Newsletter

May 9, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:43pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   8:50pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur/Prayer Book   6:15pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Celebrating Israel Independence Day at Tribeca Synagogue: 

 

Neil Wallin Leading Morning Minyan in Hallel

 

 

Tribeca Torah Art Project

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Weekly Newsletter

May 2, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7:36pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   8:40pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School 

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur   6:15pm

 

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

 
Practically, it follows the barley harvest that culminates with the Shtei HaLechem (double loaf) on the holiday of Shavuot. Spiritually it represents the period of preparation of the Israelites to receive the Torah in the direct aftermath of their exodus from Egypt. It is a preparation that we are to emulate each year at this time, and in a modern context, we are to develop a feeling of anticipation similar to that first generation. 
 
It's one thing to enjoy the gift of freedom but imagine that we have been given the complete set of guidelines to take maximal advantage of that freedom. Time to get excited!
 
This weekend we resume reading the portion of the week which is Acharei Mot and today is the 12th day of the Omer.
 
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Chava Chalom is sponsoring the security detail for the month of Nisan in memory and in honor of her parents, Aharona Bat Mordecai V’ Kochava Tziona whose yahrtzeit is 24 Nissan and Mayer Ben Esther V’ Eliyahu Halevi whose birthday is 21 Nisan and the remarkable lives they lived in their travels and raising a family on 3 continents imbued with the values of Torah and Tzedaka. And also in the hope that others will follow her lead in sponsoring our security in future months!

 

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

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

 
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Weekly Newsletter

April 25, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Friday

 

Morning services   9:30am

(Please help make the minyan!)

 

Candle lighting   7:27pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

YIZKOR   11AM (approx..)

 

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

 

Evening services   8:25pm

73 Warren Street #3

 

Shabbat ends 8:30pm

(Chametz allowed shortly after)

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:30pm

 

Siddur   6:15pm  

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

   & 

Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 
Wed, November 20 2019 22 Cheshvan 5780