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Weekly Newsletter

March 13, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:46pm

 

No services

 

Shabbat Ends   7:50pm

 

Monday

 

No services

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday

 

TBD

 

 

Due to the challenging circumstances we will expand this section of the newsletter:

 

Ki Tissa presents us with one of the most challenging stories of the chumash with the golden calf being perpetrated in such proximity to the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai. Ibn Ezra attempts to mitigate the severity of the sin by explaining they were not seeking another God but rather another Moshe. Indeed, their argument was “Because this man, Moshe, we do not know what happened to him” we are now vulnerable and rudderless. The immediate problem became that once these forces were released they rapidly disintegrated into base revelry. The farther reaching problem was that they weren’t ready to connect to God without an intermediary. One of the cornerstones of Judaism is its emphasis on developing a personal and individual relationship with God. There are aids and resources, but after all is said and done it’s us that have to create the connection.

 

Many of us may feel fear and uncertainty from everything that is going around us which is magnified with the 24/7 media. We live in a blessed country which is ramping up its efforts to address the situation but that shouldn’t take the place of firstly our own personal obligations to do our part while at the same time never replace our faith in the Almighty, Who is the true Shomer Yisrael (guardian of Israel).

 

At TriBeCa Synagogue we have taken the unprecedented action of closing the synagogue for the weekend, something that wasn’t done in the direct aftermath of 9/11 or Sandy. We are in intense deliberations regarding the near and far term and look forward to providing an update in a timely fashion. We will do everything we can to reopen as expeditiously as possible to be that beacon of hope and center of social nurture.

 

Additionally we have the 3rd of the special readings called Parah, about the red cow that was used to create the solution designed to purify one from coming into contact with the dead, which would prevent one from being able to participate in the Passover sacrifice. Quite appropriate as mystically this mitzvah was considered an atonement for the sin of the golden calf.

 

In the meantime, a retrospective of a happier time:

 

 

Live streaming of the megillah reading courtesy of Carlos Gutierrez. Notice the reach of over 760! Comments of appreciation for doing this abounded.

 

 

“The Johnny Gershon Show-A Cabaret” choreographed by our incredible Wendy Friedland. Accompanied by the amazing Golem-a Hebrew School family!

 

 

Purim Day Seudah Open House at the home of the Rabbi

 

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

 
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Weekly Newsletter

March 5, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:38pm

 

Evening services   5:45pm

 

Young Professionals*   7pm

 

Saturday             

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening services   6:40pm

79 Laight Street

 

Sunday

 

Daylight Saving Time Begins!

 

Monday/Fast of Esther

 

Fast Begins   6:04am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon service   1:30pm

 

Purim

 

Evening Services   7pm

 

MEGILLA   7:15pm

 

Shpiel and Dinner*   8pm

 

Tuesday

 

Morning services   7am

 

MEGILLA  7:40am

 

Afternoon services   1:40pm

 

*Register on the website

 

 

In Tetzaveh we have the focus on the priesthood and their garments. Just like there is deep symbolism in all the vessels of the tabernacle, there is deep symbolism behind each of the garments that the regular Kohen wore and especially behind the additional garments that the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) wore. But beyond the specifics there is a general message about the importance of appearance. If we recognize that the Kohanim are to set an example for the Jewish nation with their appearance and wardrobe in particular, we are to take that to the next step. We must recognize that we represent Judaism and Torah to the world and our appearance should reflect that as well.

 

This week we have the second of the special readings, namely Zachor, which deals with our nemesis Amalek, which had ramifications well into the Biblical era and beyond.

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR PURIM DINNER MONDAY MARCH 9TH ASAP!

 

Community advisory-The board of directors are developing protocol for protection against the COV-19 virus throughout the building. Please do your part by adopting the standard common sense measures as individuals to help our efforts.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue expresses its congratulations to the Gutierrez family for the recent bris of their son David.

 

                 

 

Next Young Professionals March 6th 7pm. Register here:

 

Full Purim schedule coming tomorrow!

 

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

 
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Weekly Newsletter

February 27, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:30pm

 

Evening services   5:40pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eileen Hecht and Hugh Lippman

And Carlos and Deborah Gutierrez

 

Evening services   6:30pm

79 Laight Street

 

Shabbat ends   6:35pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Purim Prep   7:15pm

 

 

With Parshat Terumah we begin 4 weeks where the focus is primarily on the Tabernacle (Mishkan) and which will eventually close the book of Exodus. This is because Exodus is the book of Redemption (Sefer HaGeulah) which begins first with their exile into Egypt and continues with their physical liberation. But the redemption wasn’t complete until the children of Israel also achieved the spiritual level they were on before the Egyptian exile. This happens with their standing at Mount Sinai to receive the Torah and is preserved within the confines of the structure that they created to travel with them into the land of Israel.

 

This week the kiddush is co-sponsored by Eileen Hecht and Hugh Lippman in memory of her parents along with Carlos and Deborah Gutierrez in advance of their son’s bris.

 

We congratulate the Weiss family once again for their momentous celebration of their son Nathaniel’s Bar Mitzvah this past Shabbat. It was a historic occasion for our synagogue on many levels!

 

 

 

Attending the Interfaith Breakfast this past Tuesday at the Roosevelt Hotel promoting the 2020 Census

 

 

 

MLK III and Governor Cuomo speaking. With Rabbi Arthur Schneier and Ezra Friedlander

 

Next Young Professionals March 6th 7pm. Register here:

 

Full Purim schedule coming tomorrow!

 

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

February 20, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:22pm

 

Evening services   5:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eli and Yael Weiss

 

Mincha   5pm

 

Seudah Shlishit to follow

 

Evening services   6:20pm

 

Shabbat ends   6:25pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School 

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners' Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha   7:17pm

 

Tuesday/Wednesday

Rosh Chodesh Adar

 

Morning services    7:10am

 

 

Parshat Mishpatim discusses primarily issues that are civil and one of those statutes cries out for elucidation from the Oral Torah-"an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". The Talmud in Bava Kama states that this means restitution and not, God forbid, what would really be an act of revenge, rather than dispensing justice. 

 

Additionally, we begin the 4 special readings leading up to Passover. This week is called Shekalim, referring to the half shekel that everyone was required to contribute at the beginning of the month of Adar, which falls this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue takes special pride in the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of Nathaniel Weiss, the son of our President and his wife Yael. Nathaniel will read the entire portion and deliver the Dvar Torah.

 

The Weiss family has been both exceedingly generous to the synagogue and has provided critically important leadership throughout the many years they have been affiliated with our institution. The Weisses cordially invite the entire community to share in their simcha throughout Shabbat.

 

A busy week of Smachot at TriBeCa Synagogue!

 

 

 

The bris of Chaim Rodan, son of our members Jonathan and Liz, this past Tuesday

 

 

 

The bris of Noam Halberstein, son of Danit and David, grandson of Joy and Rami Mishani

 

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Weekly Newsletter

February 13, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Please help make the minyanim

 

Candle lighting   5:13pm

 

Evening services   5:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Haftarah by Elijah Parsons

 

Kiddush sponsored by Amy Barton and Ashby Parsons

 

Evening services   6:15pm

79 Laight Street

 

Shabbat Ends   6:15pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed, no services

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading for Beginners

Catch up class!

 

Parsha/Portion of the Week   7:15pm

 

 

Parshat Yitro by definition could be considered the most important parsha in that it contains the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. A key phrase in the lead up is “and he camped opposite the mountain” which is curiously written in the singular.

 

Firstly, they say that the unity achieved by the entire Jewish nation at that time was unprecedented for all of our history. Secondly, going forward, there is nothing that can unify our people like the study of Torah. No matter what the divisions we may have in denominations, politics or whatever, we seem to be able to connect with one another when Torah is the activity. So join us for all the learning opportunities we provide here at TriBeCa Synagogue!

 

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School celebrating Tu B’Shvat

 

Watch Rabbi Glass’ latest 2 minute video on the Parsha-The 2 Tablets:

 

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Weekly Newsletter

February 6, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:05pm

 

Evening services   5:10pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin

 

Evening services   6:10pm

79 Laight Street

 

Shabbat ends   6:10pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha/Portion of the Week   7:15pm

 

In Parshat Beshallach we have God performing the most supernatural of miracles in the entire Torah. In general God avoids open miracles, preferring to have matters resolved in human fashion, but at this juncture there was no choice. His awareness was so distant from humanity as epitomized by Pharaoh declaring “Who is God that I should listen to Him” that only with the momentous splitting of the Red Sea could things be reset sufficiently to justify humanity continuing on the face of the earth.

 

Monday is Tu B’Shvat (15th of the month of Shvat) which acknowledges the changing of seasons in the middle east from the full force of winter (Kur) to a season more akin to spring (Choref). We are told that the trees, which were essentially dormant until this date, begin to come to life with the flow of sap up and down the trunk. As such we try to seek out fruits that are the pride of the land of Israel for consumption on that day. For a people that was so urban for so long, it’s a special reminder that Judaism and Torah is as much a religion of the land.

 

This Shabbat morning we remember an incredibly special young man, Isaac Goldberg Volkmar upon the occasion of his yahrtzeit. Isaac, who passed away at the young age of 23, lived a  life guided by the spirit of love, non-judgement and respect for all people. Isaac’s mother and stepfather, our Board members, Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin, have created BIGVISION, in his memory. BIGVISION is a nonprofit dedicated to saving lives by helping those suffering with the disease of addiction. They work to erase the stigma and help young adults in recovery learn to live fun, meaningful substance free lives. Adhering to their commitment to host only sober events, Eve and Neil are generously sponsoring the alcohol-free kiddush lunch in his memory. 

 

The Academy of Leuven (Belgium) School of Architecture


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paying a visit to our synagogue

 

Hear the latest from Rabbi Glass on this week’s portion.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

January 30, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:56pm

Evening services   5pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Joel and Lynsey Plasco

Shabbat ends  6pm

Evening services   6pm

79 Laight Street

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Hebrew Reading for Beginners   6:30pm

Parsha/Portion of the Week   7:15pm

 

in the latter stages of the negotiations between Pharaoh and Moses regarding allowing the Israelites to sacrifice in the desert, Pharaoh demands to know “who and who would be going”? Moses responds everyone, young and old, but Pharaoh pulls back and says everyone can go except the children. Moses says no deal and so the next plague arrives.

One can derive a deeper issue here than just simply raw numbers. Pharaoh recognized that he had to hold the children back to avoid them becoming inculcated in the heritage that would define them for the future as other than Egyptian while Moses insisted that’s the whole point! Rituals and practice for the adults without attention given to developing the next generation is an unfortunate exercise in futility.

TriBeCa Synagogue welcomed Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Shteinhendler of Havana to our Club Latino

 

 

Congratulations to Nicholas and Volha Singer for the naming of their daughter Lea

 

 

Hear the latest from Rabbi Glass on this week’s portion.

 

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Our mailing address is:
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Weekly Newsletter

January 23, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:46pm

 

Evening services   4:50pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Samuel and Sharita Lesman

 

Shabbat ends   5:50pm

 

Monday/Rosh Chodesh Shvat

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha/Portion of the Week   7:15pm

 

In the portion of Vaera we have the first 7 plagues but there is a major change between 1-5 and those following. In the first group the verse relates that Pharaoh hardens his heart, but by 6 it changes to God hardening Pharaoh’s heart. On the face of it we might conclude that this is an exception to one of the most fundamental principles of the Torah, which would be free will.

 

Approaches abound as to how to resolve this, but one that speaks to a modern audience would relate to addictive behavior. Pharaoh began with full choice, but his repetitive lying and deceiving built within him a behavior that was harder and harder to withdraw from. Indeed, addictive behavior can easily devolve into a situation when the person has almost no control, but who is to blame for that? Of course we know now that there are cases when a person is born with a strong predilection and therapy, rather than mussar, would be the appropriate approach. However, the Torah is referring to humanity in general, warning us not to get into bad moral habits that without early intervention can overwhelm us.

 

We bless the new month of Shvat coming up this Monday.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue welcomes Rabbi Shmuel Shteinhendler, the Rabbi of the Cuban Jewish community, for Shabbat this weekend. He will be addressing the congregation with the Dvar Torah.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates Samuel and Sharita Lesman for the recent birth of their second daughter and will be sponsoring the kiddush this Shabbat as they will name her at services.

 

Congratulations to Carlos and Deborah Gutierrez for the Pidyon Haben of their son this past Sunday at NYU Langone!

 

  

 

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

January 16, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:39pm

 

Evening services   4:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush sponsored by David Rosenberg

 

Evening services   5:40pm

AT THE SYNAGOGUE!

 

Shabbat ends 4:45pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

OFFICE OPEN

ALL SERVICES WILL BE HELD

 

Hebrew school on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Beginners Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha/Portion of the Week   7:15pm

 

We begin the book of Exodus and parshat Shemot observing the development of Moses who was to become the most important figure in our nation’s history. Throughout that development the theme was consistent-concern for others. It begins with his not being content to live out his life comfortably in the royal palace but being drawn outside to “see his brothers”. He then can’t sit by and watch one of his brethren being beaten so he gets involved and saves him. He also can’t watch two of his brethren argue against the backdrop of the suffering of their people and attempts to mediate the dispute. Finally, according to the midrash, once he is a shepherd for his father in law, a sheep escapes the flock and he takes it upon himself to run headlong after it to bring it back. With this ultimate show of concern, even for an animal, he is visited by the Divine presence in the form of the Burning Bush which begins his mission as the leader of the nation from slavery to the promised land.

 

While we understand that this trait was the key to his appointment as a leader, we must recognize that it is upon us to emulate the best quality of our leaders. May we merit to achieve an elevated level of concern for our fellow human being, inspired by the greatest of our people!

Congratulations to David Rosenberg for his upcoming wedding next week to Emily Kaplan, he will be celebrating with us and many of his family and friends from abroad by sponsoring this week’s kiddush.

New feature, courtesy of Carlos Gutierrez and Aryeh Werth (of the Torah Channel):

 

Enjoy this week’s video of Rabbi Glass!

 

 

 

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Our mailing address is:
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Weekly Newsletter

Januray 9, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting 4:32pm

 

Evening services 4:40pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services 9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening services 5:30pm

79 Laight Street

 

Shabbat ends 5:35pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs 5:45pm

 

Beginner Hebrew Reading 6:30pm

 

Portion of the Week 7:15pm

 

 

We come to the end of the book of Genesis with the parsha of Vayechi where at the beginning Jacob calls his son Joseph to bring his children Ephraim and Menashe to be blessed. Indeed, this becomes the template for blessing children Friday night and even on Yom Kippur. The question is asked as to the choice of these two grandchildren over any of the other numerous grandchildren who had been born and raised up to that point.

 

The sages respond that these children were unique in that they were the only ones up to that point that were born in raised in Egypt, i.e. the diaspora. Jacob recognized that things would be different now that his family had to leave Canaan and live in a foreign country. He looked at the successful way that these two were brought up in this environment and thus wished it to be so for future generations.

 

So for us, so many years in the diaspora, this blessing is even more relevant until such time as we merit the return to the holy land of our patriarchs and matriarchs!

 

Congratulations to Ken and Denise Rosenblum for the wedding of thier son Larry to Sara Respler this week!

 

Enjoy the latest from our own Dr. Freema Gottlieb in this week’s edition of the Jewish Week https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/joseph-and-his-unspoken-truth/

 

Still time to join Hebrew Reading for Beginners this Tuesday at 6:30pm!

 

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Weekly Newsletter

January 2, 2020
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:25pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30am

 

Eli Weiss will be reading the Torah

 

Shabbat ends   5:30pm

 

NO evening service this weekend

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School resumes!

 

Tuesday/10th of Tevet

 

Fast begins   5:52am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   12:30pm and 1:30pm

 

Evening services   5:15pm

 

Fast ends   5:24pm

 

ADULT EDUCATION

 

Mishlei   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha   7:15pm  

 

 

To paraphrase Rabbi Sacks on Parshat Vayigash, he describes the challenge of balancing closeness with distance. Too much closeness in a relationship breeds contempt while too much distance breeds insensitivity. He explains that part of the problem between the brothers was their being on top of each other leading to squabbles which escalated out of control. This in turn led to them becoming emotionally distant to the point they could no longer see him as a brother.

 

When the pendulum swung to the opposite extreme, and they were absent from each other for decades, they were ready, even if they didn’t realize it, to regain the proper closeness to their brother. Thus, the word Vayigash, which literally translates to “And he came close”, reveals the first time Judah makes himself “close” to another human being, attempting to empathize with another human being. The result is that both his and Joseph’s hearts melted and rapprochement ensued.

 

Tuesday is the Fast Day known as the 10th of Tevet commemorating numerous unfortunate events in our history such as the coerced translation of the Torah into Greek.

 

ADULT EDUCATION RETURNS!

 

Brand new Beginners Hebrew this Tuesday at 6:30pm followed by Portion of the Week at 7:15pm

 

Young Parisian Jews from “Olami” visit the synagogue for services

 

 

There were here to attend the Siyum HaShas on Wednesday

 

 

Rabbi Glass delivers a Dvar Torah to them at breakfast

Translated into French by Tobin Kohane

 

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Weekly Newsletter

December 26, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning service   7:15am

 

Candle lighting   4:17pm

 

Evening services    4:25pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Singalong following services

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening services   5:20pm

at 79 Laight Street  

 

Monday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei   4pm

 

Evening service   4:30pm

 

 

Many of you know that we recently completed a humanitarian mission to the Jewish community of Havana. One of the highlights was my Torah presentation to them in the Patronato synagogue and this is a partial translation:

 

In the prayer we add in the Amidah for Chanukah there is a description of the military miracle of Chanukah but omits any mention of the miracle of the oil. This would indicate that the sages put much more emphasis on the first, rather than the second. Indeed, considering how astonishing our victory was at that time, why the need for an additional miracle?

 

Our sages explain that without the imprimatur of the second miracle, the miraculous nature of the military victory would be in danger of being explained away in natural terms as the years went on. But with the inexplicable miracle of the oil, there could be no question of the Divine hand in all the events leading to the liberation and rededication of the Beit Hamikdash (Temple). We must always be on guard from the temptation of explaining away the Divine blessings of our life lest we develop a sense of entitlement to all the good things with which we are blessed.

 

This Shabbat is both Parshat Mikeitz and Rosh Chodesh, which extends through Sunday.

 

Condolences to the family of Mel Reiss for his untimely passing this week. Shiva will be at Mel's apartment 333 East 30th Street Apartment #12 L (between 1st and 2nd Ave).

Shiva times: Tuesday, Dec. 24th - Monday, Dec. 30th 10 AM - 9 PM each day. On Monday, the family will get up from shiva at 12pm. 

 

Tremendous thanks to Julia Kuffman of CMF, Deborah Gutierrez and Adam Teller for a fantastically successful Young Professionals this past Friday night!

(No photos as it took place on Shabbat!)

 

Bringing Chanukah to Lower Manhattan

 

  

 

Brookdale Independent Living Center Chanukah Party

 

 

 

TriBeCa Synagogue celebrating Chanukah at the new residence of Ken and Jennifer Paskar

 

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Our mailing address is:
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Weekly Newsletter

December 17, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:16pm

Evening services  4:20pm

Young Professionals Dinner   6pm

Saturday

Morning services 9:30am

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Saturday night Maariv minyan 5:15 pm

At the home of Neil Wallin 79 Laight St (West/Washington) #2D 

Shabbat ends 5:15pm

Sunday

First Candle

Monday

Morning services   7:15am

Hebrew School on hiatus

Tuesday

Morning services   7:15am

Evening services   4:30pm

Wednesday/Legal Holiday

Office closed, services TBD

 

 

Vayeshev presents us with yet another sticky conundrum: how do we explain the fratricidal behavior of Joseph's brothers?!

We start with the Talmudic concept of Rodef which refers to someone who is threatening someone else's life. As the logic dictates, one is entitled to do whatever is necessary to eliminate that threat. In this case, in the brothers' estimation, Joseph represented more than a threat to their physical well being, he threatened their spiritual future and that of all their descendants.

How so?

He was constantly criticizing their behavior to their father Jacob. The brothers noted that up until this generation there had always been a selection whereby the chosen son would continue the legacy and the castoffs would be relegated to the spiritual dustbin of history. This is what happened to Ishmael and to Esau, why wouldn't this be the case with them?

Thus, they made the fateful decision to eliminate Joseph as a threat, albeit a flawed decision, from which we are suffering to the present day!

Mazel Tov to Deborah and Carlos Gutierrez for the birth of a boy last night! Details to follow.

Condolences to Colin Kelly for the loss of his father. He will be receiving guests Saturday night (12/21), from 6:15 to 9:45 pm, in the residents' lounge in the lobby of our building, 25 Broad St., Manhattan.

Presentation of Hebrew-Spanish Chumashim to the Patronato Synagogue in Havana

Rabbi Glass will make a presentation about his trip during services Shabbat morning.

A full travelogue will be forthcoming.

Amazing Children's Chanukah Party on Monday

 

Kol HaKavod to our Director Yael Even Esh!

 

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December 12, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:13pm

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

David Smith to read the Torah

Eli Weiss to deliver the Dvar Torah

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Saturday night Maariv minyan 5:15 pm

At the home of Neil Wallin 79 Laight St (West/Washington) #2D 

Shabbat ends 5:15pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School Party!   4pm

 

 

In Parshat Vayishlach, on the evening before Jacob has to confront Esau, he is attacked by a mysterious being with whom he wrestles until dawn. Explanations abound regarding the actual nature of this being but there is a fascinating Midrash that presents two opinions: either the being appeared like a pagan or it appeared like a Torah scholar. My rebbe from Israel suggests that we can meld the two opinions as presenting two sides of the coin of temptation.

There are scenarios when the choice between good and bad are obvious but there are others when it is not so clear. The wrong path may be dressed up to look like the right way such that true discernment and inner strength are necessary to see through the ruse. 

Two big Chanukah events:

TriBeCa Torah Children's Chanukah Party 12/15 at 4pm!

Please reserve asap here

Young Professionals Pre Chanukah Shabbat Dinner 12/20 at 6pm.

Please reserve here.

Rabbi Glass will be away this Shabbat preparing for a humanitarian mission to Havana this coming week. Together with Ken Paskar, a leader in these efforts, they will be delivering materials and energizing the community with Torah and Tefillah. A full report will be forthcoming upon his return.

 

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December 5, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting    4:13pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Family service   5:30pm

 

Dinner   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Torah reading by Ben Zion Glass

For his Bar Mitzvah anniversary

 

Kiddush sponsored by Joy and Rami Mishani

 

Evening services    5:15pm

@ 79 Laight Street

 

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services   8:30am

@79 Laight Street

 

Evening services   4:15pm

@ 79 Laight Street

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

On hiatus for Rabbi’s vacation

 

 

 

 

In Vayetze Jacob has most of his children including Leah’s 4th son Judah. Upon his birth she proclaims “this time let me thank God” and then gives him a name that is related to the Hebrew word for thanking. Our sages state that this was the momentous first time in the Torah that a phrase of gratitude was recorded.

 

As such, it is so appropriate that we reserve this Friday night as the occasion to show appreciation to our community for all the ways it supports the TriBeCa Synagogue, whether financially, or in time and effort of just by being there for all of us. We will celebrate with a Friday night Shabbat dinner to which everyone is invited and generously sponsored by our president Eli and Yael Weiss in memory of his grandfather who passed away this year.

 

The dinner will begin officially at 6:30pm; Rabbi Glass will conduct a Family/Hebrew School service at 5:30pm

 

This week the kiddush is sponsored by Joy and Rami Mishani in memory of her father Sidney Reiter who passed away this year and her mother Marilyn, with whom he made a great team.

 

Wallin* Shiva Schedule:

 

THURSDAY
4:15 PM- Mincha/Maariv 
Shiva visits until 10:00 PM
FRIDAY
7:45 AM - Shacharit
Shiva visits until 1:00 PM
SATURDAY NIGHT
5:15 - Maariv
Shiva visits until 11:00 PM
SUNDAY
Shacharit 8:30 AM
Mincha/Maariv 4:15 PM
Shiva visits all day until 10:00 PM

 

*79 Laight Street

 

PLEASE help with the minyanim! Contact Rabbi Glass at rabbi@tribecasynagogue.org with your availability.

 

Upcoming:

 

Children’s Chanukah Gala Party    December 16th  3:30pm to 6pm

 

Young Professionals Pre Chanukah Shabbat Dinner   December 20th   6pm

 

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November 27, 2019
 
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Thursday/Legal Holiday/Rosh Chodesh

 

Office closed, no services

 

Friday/Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Candle lighting   4:14pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends  5:20pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs  5:45pm

 

CHANUKAH PREP

 

Blessings and Rituals   6:30pm

 

Themes   7:15pm

 

 

 

 

In Parshat Toldot we have a classic disagreement between parents regarding the future of their children. Isaac felt that Esau should be included in the legacy created by his parents while Rebecca didn’t. Was Isaac fooled by his son’s fraudulent behavior and as a mother, was Rebecca more in tune with the true essence of her son?

 

Putting the best face on a difficult situation the sages conclude that Isaac knew who his son was but felt the role he envisioned for him would address his failings and keep him in the fold, while Rebecca clearly didn’t have that kind of confidence. Ultimately, they conclude that it was Rebecca’s superior prophetic vision that carried the day towards the fateful choice that was made, albeit with much painful consequence both for then and the future.

 

Please reserve ASAP for our Community Shabbat Dinner December 6th!!

Junior Congregation   5:30pm

Dinner   6:30pm

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November 21, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:18pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Hebrew Reading   6:30pm

 

Parsha   7:15pm

 

Wednesday

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Thursday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed, no services

 

 

Cave of the Machpelah

 

This week is Chayei Sarah and deals with the transition from Sarah to Rebecca. When Eliezer approaches Rebecca’s family regarding her marrying Isaac their first reaction is “here is Rebecca, take her and go”. Later, when it’s time to go they request that she remain with them “days or 10” which is interpreted to mean “if not for a year, at least for 10 days”. What changed?

 

Oftentimes we underestimate the worth of certain people in our lives simply because that is how we were accustomed to view them. Once in while an external factor develops and all of a sudden we realize how misguided we were. That is what happened when Eliezer arrives with an entourage and laden with riches to ask for the hand of Rebecca. Her family finally woke up to her value but it was too late as she had already decided to seek her fortune in a better environment.

 

This Shabbat we bless the new month of Kislev which will begin this Thursday and Friday.

 

The ZOA dinner this Sunday at the Marriot Marquis

 

 

With Martin Rothman and Past President Robert Sidi

 

TriBeCa Torah Challah Baking

 

 

Celebrating the life of Sarah our Matriarch

 

Putting up the Mezuzot in our classrooms

 

 

 

Donated by Ken and Jennifer Paskar

Designed by our own Deborah Gutierrez

 

Jewish Lawyer’s Guild Chanukah Party

 

 

 

With Past President Avi Turkel, Carlos Gutierrez and Cantor Moshe Berkowitz

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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September 19, 2019