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Weekly Newsletter

March 14, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:44pm

 

EVENING SERVICES   6:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Polina Liss

 

Shabbat ends  7:50pm

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Darchei Torah

122 Henry Street PS2

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs 5:30pm

 

Purim Prep   6:30pm

 

Wednesday/Fast of Esther

 

Fast begins   5:47am

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Afternoon services   1:30pm

 

Now that we have completed the tabernacle the Torah begins the new book describing in detail what was supposed to happen there. We have categories of sacrifices like the elevated offering, the sin offering, the thanksgiving offering and the peace offering. We also have different items to present for each of those offerings like the steer, the sheep, the dove and flour. It’s amazing that this institution was in operation for the better part of 1500 years and then just disappeared. We preserve its memory in two ways: the schedule of our daily services is slated around the schedule of the sacrifices and in the preliminaries of our prayers we have a long section of readings that reprise the details of the sacrifices.

 

Now, while these details seem to be very distant from the modern mindset it behooves us to make the effort to understand and appreciate the fundamental role this had in our identity as the Jewish nation and then to hope and pray for its restoration bimhayra biyameinu!

 

This is the second of the 4 Shabbatot leading up to Passover and is called Zachor-recalling the attack of Amalek on the Israelites directly after the splitting of the Red Sea

 

Congratulations to Polina Liss and Bob Mover for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Anya this weekend at the synagogue.

 

Please register for “Oy Veys Mia” – our Purim Extravaganza Wednesday night

 

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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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

March 6, 2019
 
Weekly Newsletter

Thursday/Friday Rosh Chodesh Adar II

Morning services   7:10am

 

Friday

Candle lighting   5:36pm

Evening services   5:45pm

Community Dinner   6:45pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Eileen Hecht and Hugh Lippman for the yahrtzeit of Gloria and Leonard Hecht

Evening service   6:30pm

73 Warren Street

Shabbat ends   6:40pm

 

Sunday

Carnival with JCP  

2-4:30pm

High School Basketball Game   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs MAY @122 Henry Street

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Purim Prep   6:30pm

 

From the gathering of the half shekel we read about last week they collected 100 Kikar (Talents) of silver. From that collection they were to create the Adanim (bases) of the columns of the tabernacle. The commentators say this is an indirect reference to the obligation that everyone has to recite 100 blessings daily stated in the Talmud and attributed to King David. As such we see a connection that every Jew had, and still has, to the tabernacle in being the vehicle to express praise to the Almighty on a daily basis.

David recognized that the suffering taking place in his time was due to the lack of appreciation and decreed this practice as a remedy and it worked. Blessing God demonstrates our appreciation for the good that we have in this world and thus will be a catalyst for more good to be divinely bestowed!

Special thanks to Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker for sponsoring the community Shabbat dinner this Friday night in memory of his father George and his first yahrtzeit. Please register immediately if you are planning on attending!

 Special welcome to JCP this Sunday as our partners in a gala children’s Purim Carnival from 2-4:30pm.

 With the changing of the clock this Saturday evening the weekday evening service and 12:40pm afternoon service are on hiatus until November.

 

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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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

February 28, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:29pm

 

Evening services  5:40pm

 

Young Professionals   7pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Concluding services   6:25pm

73 Warren Street

 

Shabbat ends   6:35pm

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball   5:15pm

Isaac’s Lions vs Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst

122 Henry Street

(PS 2)

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

After hearing all the instructions regarding the tabernacle and its vessels Moses now calls for volunteers to contribute and construct. He uses the phrase “Asher Nisao Libo” -anyone whose heart lifts them-as describing the mindset called for in this endeavor. Nachmanides explains that this is a reference to the request to look inward and bring forth inner strengths and talents heretofore not apparent. After all we are talking about a people just recently freed from slavery with no particular skills or abilities. Still and all, Moses was confident that with the right attitude these people could transform themselves into a group capable of the finest carpentry, metallurgy, etc. that would create the magnificent structure called for at this time.

 

He goes on to insist that this was not just a one time reality but rather in every age and challenge the Jewish nation can find within itself the strength and ability to overcome and succeed. Especially in the area of learning and practice when we have such wonderful resources, we all should have the confidence to grow and excel in all areas of Jewish life.

 

This Shabbat is also Parshat Shekalim containing the first of the 4 special readings taking us from the season of Purim to Passover. It presents the commandment to contribute a half shekel to the temple to fund the daily Tamid sacrifices.

 

Young Professionals this Friday night featuring Amanda Shamis of Comedy Central - Register here:

 

George Parker In Memoriam:

We invite you to join us at the Tribeca Synagogue on Friday evening, March 8 for a special family Shabbat service and kiddush sponsored by Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker in honor of the Yahrzeit of Perry's father, and truly one of the founding fathers of our shul, George Parker, who passed away last year at the age of 92.  George always enjoyed a good celebration, and we want the service and the dinner afterwards to be a joyous celebration of the downtown community that he helped to build.  All are welcome; RSVPs are requested so we can order and prepare the right amount of food and desserts.  We hope you will join us!  Services will begin at 5:45 pm, dinner to follow.

 

Toby Turkel will be featured in an art show in Amsterdam!  

 

https://jewishartsalon.org/2019/01/13/spinoza-marrano-of-reason-in-amsterdam-netherlands/

 

We are looking for sponsors for our Purim Gala of March 20th featuring dinner and a shpiel!

 

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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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

February 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

 

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:20pm

 

Evening services   5:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services    9:30pm

 

Kiddush sponsored by Nanette Nesbitt

(Mother of David Holmberg)

 

Evening services   6:15pm

73 Warren Street

 

Sunday

 

High School Basketball

Isaac’s Lions vs Ahavat Shalom   6:30pm

35 Polo Road, Great Neck

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

As we complete the instructions regarding the tabernacle and its operation we have the Abarbanel to help put it all in perspective.

 

While we read this week of one of the great failures of the Jewish nation with the sin of the golden calf, it remains a great example of our resilience. What could be more disastrous than the need to destroy the amazing tablets literally brought down from high but never actually received in tact by the people? On the other hand, what could be more wondrous than in the aftermath of such a tragedy, new tablets were forged and installed in the tabernacle for the next 1000 years?! Similarly, how does a nation recover from the stunning loss of the temple of Solomon and yet within 70 years the structure was rebuilt, albeit not quite as grand as the first, but still historically unprecedented. Finally, how does a nation, driven from its land for almost 2000 years, return to create a country as vibrant as the State of Israel is in the 21st century?

 

The paradigm was established in this week’s portion and remains as a beacon of hope that will carry us all to the messianic era speedily on our days!

 

Next Young Professionals Friday Night Dinner featuring Amanda Shamis of Comedy Central March 1st 7pm

 

Register here:

We invite you to join us at the Tribeca Synagogue on Friday evening, March 8 for a special family Shabbat service and kiddush sponsored by Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker in honor of the Yahrzeit of Perry's father, and truly one of the founding fathers of our shul, George Parker, who passed away last year at the age of 92.  George always enjoyed a good celebration, and we want the service and the dinner afterwards to be a joyous celebration of the downtown community that he helped to build.  All are welcome; RSVPs are requested so we can order and prepare the right amount of food and desserts.  We hope you will join us!  Services will begin at 5:45 pm, dinner to follow.

 

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
 

Weekly Newsletter

February 14, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

 

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:13pm

 

Evening services   5:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening service   6:10pm

73 Warren Street

 

Shabbat ends   6:20pm

 

Monday/Legal Holiday

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

(No Mincha or Maariv)

 

Office closed

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday

 

Weekday evening services   5:35pm

 

Mishlei/Proverbs    5:45pm

 

 

As we complete the instructions regarding the tabernacle and its operation we have the Abarbanel to help put it all in perspective.

 

He is concerned that a person shouldn’t look at the altar as a response to one’s evil inclination. Namely, that since it’s a person’s nature to sin we have to have a way to achieve atonement. On the contrary, it would be fine if the person never sinned and thus never had to bring a sin offering. Rather, it is supposed to be a vehicle for a person to acknowledge the kindness that one receives in this world on a twice daily basis as represented by the Tamid offerings of the morning and afternoon.

 

The morning Tamid represents our appreciation for the giving of the Torah which happened at dawn and the afternoon Tamid represents our appreciation for our redemption from Egypt like the Passover sacrifice which was offered in the afternoon. Indeed, whether it was Cain and Abel or our patriarchs, thanksgiving was the driving force behind their erecting altars and offering sacrifices.

 

Wouldn’t be nice if we were thusly motivated when we offer our prayers wherever and whenever we offer them!

 

Next Young Professionals Friday Night Dinner featuring Amanda Shamis of Comedy Central March 1st 7pm

 

Register here:

 

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
 

Weekly Newsletter

February 7, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter


Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:04pm

 

Evening services   5:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Evening services   6pm

At 73 Warren Street

 

Shabbat ends  6:10pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

 

We begin many weeks of discussion of one topic, and that is the mishkan (tabernacle) and all its accoutrements, which eventually became the Beit HaMikdash (holy temple) in Jerusalem. One of the ways it is helpful to understand its significance is to view it as where the power of Mount Sinai was bundled into, and thus carried with the people throughout their time in the desert and then in the land of Israel.

 

We unfortunately are living long into the post temple era but we are instructed by the Talmud to look at our synagogues as a Mikdash M’at (mini-temple). Of course this concept is largely symbolic but clearly it is meant that some trace of that power remains within these walls, available for anyone to access. Let’s think about that the next we find it hard to get up to go to shul!

 

Our Purim celebration will be Wednesday night March 20th. Once again our wonderful Wendy Friedland will produce a musical extravaganza this year, called “Oy Vey Ismia” (Mama Mia). Tryouts for the performance will be this Monday at 5pm.

 

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
 

Weekly Newsletter

January 31, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting    4:56pm

 

Evening services   5pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Richard and Audrey Fraenkel

 

Mincha    4:45pm

 

Evening service   6pm

 

Shabbat ends 6:05pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Tuesday/Wednesday

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar 1

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

 

 

Although the portion is entitled “Mishpatim”, and mishpatim (judgments) refers to those commandments most in line with human logic, they are still part of God’s holy prescription for the Jewish nation.

 

A couple of examples is when we compare the ganav (thief) to the gazlan (armed robber), where by rights the former should be treated more leniently than the latter. But in fact the ganav pays a fine and the gazlan does not, why? Because, we are told, the ganav fears humanity more than God while the gazlan is equally contemptuous. Additionally, when one steals a cow its double but for a sheep it’s 4 or 5 times, again why? The Talmud explains that because the thief has to humiliate himself by carrying the sheep in public that counts for some of the punishment.

 

All told, we see that beyond basic justice, the practice of Torah jurisprudence includes moral messaging as well.

 

We are celebrating the Sheva Brachot of Lance Fraenkel and Mackenzie Harris and the kiddush is sponsored by Richard and Audrey Fraenkel

 

Please note that Shabbat Mincha will be held late Saturday afternoon instead of right after kiddush.

 

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
 

Weekly Newsletter

January 24, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:46pm

Evening services   4:50pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Elijah Parsons will read the Haftarah for his Bar Mitzvah Anniversary

Kiddush co-sponsored by Ora Gelberg and Rami Mishani

 

Evening service 5:50pm

73 Warren St # 3

Shabbat ends   5:55pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

 

There can be no more essential portion of the Torah than that of the 10 Commandments. Yet for all the profound concepts promulgated in its body there are those who say the most important part is right in the beginning with the first word “Anochi” (I). The fact that it was God who spoke these words and Who put His essence into everything that follows is the most helpful factor in appreciating and internalizing the bedrock of our tradition.

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue is thrilled to announce the birth of a 9.14 lb girl to Ana Celis and past president Isaac Fuhrmann this morning. Father says mother and baby are happy and healthy and is pleased to welcome the new member to TriBeCa Synagogue.

 

Happy birthday to Ora Gelberg and Rami Mishani who are sponsoring the kiddush this weekend in celebration.

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

January 17, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:38pm

Evening services   4:50pm

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin

Shabbat ends   5:45pm

Monday/Legal Holiday

Office OPEN but no Hebrew School

No 1:40pm Mincha

Maariv   5pm

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:4pm

 

 

 

Although we have been reading about the plagues and other miracles, the splitting of the Red Sea was different. The other phenomena were essentially natural occurrences but happening at the right place and time. The Red Sea splitting represented a complete upheaval of the laws of nature to a degree that never happened before or since. Indeed, our sages explain that it was so momentous that it went beyond just being part of the struggle between the Egyptians and the Israelites. After centuries of humanity descending into idolatry it was time for the Almighty to send them a reminder as to who was really in control of the universe.

 

This Sunday night/Monday is the festive occasion of Tu B’Shvat celebrating the grandeur and bounty of the land of Israel. It marks the transition between the intense part of winter (kor) and the lesser intense (choref) and in an indirect sense a small harbinger of the eventual renewal of spring. And considering that morning the temperature will be in the single digits it can’t come too soon!

 

Additionally, that night will feature an amazing celestial phenomenon: the super blood wolf moon and here are some important facts*:

 

A super blood wolf moon is: a) the first full moon in January; b) a full moon occurring when the distance between the Earth and Moon is as short as possible; c) a lunar eclipse--all happening at once!

The total lunar eclipse will begin on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11:41 p.m. EST and last until 12:44 a.m. on Monday, Jan 21, according to Space.com, which pinpoints the peak viewing at 12:16 a.m. EST on Jan. 21.

*taken from Yahoo News

In general, the Talmud says a total lunar eclipse is not a good sign for the Jewish nation, but considering it is happening on the joyous occasion of Tu B’Shvat it can only mean good things to come!

Congratulations to our board member Jeff Dagowitz and Liubasha Rose for their wedding this past Sunday at Miami Beach! May they merit to build a faithful household in Israel.

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 non profit 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 kiddush in his memory, and no alcohol will be served. 

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
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Weekly Newsletter

January 10, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:30pm

Evening services   4:40pm

 

Saturday

Morning services  9:30am

Eli Storch will read the Torah

Kiddush sponsored by Joel and Lynsey Plasco

Shabbat ends   5:35pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

Tuesday/Adult Education

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

 

 

There is a rabbinic play on words for the phrase "Ushmartem et hamatzot" and you shall guard the matzot as "ushmartem et haMITZVOT" and you shall guard the commandments. Namely, just like you have to make sure the dough for the matzah doesn't sit around and become chametz, so too you should not let the opportunity to perform a mitzvah sit around and thus "spoil". One of the ways we were to separate ourselves spiritually from the host culture was in rejecting the laziness of Egypt which was called Chamor, or donkey. Indeed, one of the images of the messianic era is the humble one riding on a donkey, symbolizing that generation being the one that finally conquered this issue.

In terms of the Mussar movement, this represents the characteristic of Zerizut, or alacrity, which is supposed to escort all our efforts in performing the Torah. And while it is sooo tough to get up on a Saturday morning after a whole week of work, nevertheless, in deference to the message of this week's portion, can we consider doing a little better getting to services this Shabbat?

We are excited to announce a one date performance of Paul Goodman’s 1999 rock musical Bright Lights, Big City! Show times at Feinstein's/54 Below are 7 PM and 9:30 PM. More about it here.

This week's kiddush in honor of our Bar Mitzvah boy Joel Plasco:

 

 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

January 3, 2018
 
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/Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   4pm

 

Evening services   5pm

 

 

 

After the plague of wild beasts Pharaoh offers Moses the opportunity for the people to worship but that they would have to remain in the country. Moses refuses saying: It is not proper to do so because…it is repulsive to Egypt and wouldn’t they stone us? But a close look at the Aramaic translation shows that Moses wasn’t afraid of an actual stoning but rather the desire for stoning on the part of the Egyptians (הלא יימרון למרגמנא). So amazingly, while leading a revolution against Egyptian beliefs and values, Moses still wanted to avoid acting in an offensive manner to those with whom the Israelites were living for the last few hundred years! Moses was able to carry on this struggle but still be respectful to his adversaries.

 

Now this could easily be a Rorschach test for anyone who wants to apply this to their own political debates but that would be missing the point. Rather, this should be a powerful message for US regarding how we choose to deal with those with whom we disagree.

 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

December 28, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:18pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends 5:25pm

 

Monday

 

No 1:40pm mincha

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   4pm

 

Evening service   4:45pm

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Legal Holiday

 

Office closed

 

MORNING SERVICES   8:30am

 

No mincha/maariv

 

 

 

The Book of Exodus is the story of our glorious redemption, heralding the entering of the promised land. Unfortunately, as we know, an exodus implies an existence of torturous incarceration, which is a fancy way of saying we were slaves in Egypt.

 

But our sages say, as difficult as it may sound, this period was also something we benefited from in at least 2 ways. In a crucible, a base material becomes refined which is what happened to us as a nation. Additionally, we can say that we acquired an incredible resilience which has served us well throughout the millennia. That we are still here after expulsions, pogroms, the holocaust etc. may be due, at least in part, to the toughness that became imbedded in our DNA from that long ago tough time.

 

Please help make the minyanim over Shabbat!

 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

December 20, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   4:13pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Dinner   6pm*

 

Presentation   7pm**

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Avi Turkel and Miranda Kern in honor of their simcha

 

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Evening service   4:45pm

 

Mishlei   5pm

 

Tuesday/Legal Holiday

 

MORNING SERVICES   8:30am

 

Office closed

 

*Requires Registration

 

**The Message of Jewish Women’s Names”

 

 

 

The beautiful tradition we have to bless our children Friday night and on Yom Kippur derives from Jacob placing his hands on his grandchildren from Joseph, Ephraim and Menashe. Indeed those are the names we invoke when we bless boys, while for girls we recite Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.

 

The question is asked as to why these children were chosen over all the other grandchildren? One suggestion is that these were the only grandchildren raised completely outside of the holy land and as such needed the special blessing. Indeed, they were emblematic of much of our future history which would unfortunately be in the diaspora. So we need to draw on this blessing to the present day!

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates our past president Toby Turkel along with Howie and Belinda Kern for the upcoming wedding of Miranda Kern to Avram Turkel this weekend. We wish them tremendous mazal tov and bracha for a wonderful life together!

 

There is still time to register for our Scholar in Residence Dinner featuring Dr. Aaron Demsky this Friday at 6pm right here.

 

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Weekly Newsletter

December 13, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   4:11pm

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Kiddush sponsored by Michael and Cheryl Turkel in honor of their nephew Avi's aufruf

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Monday 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Fast of 10th of Tevet

Fast begins   6:05am

Morning service   7:10am

Afternoon services   12:30 & 1:30pm

Evening service   5:10pm

Fast ends  5:16pm

 

 

 

This week presents us with one of the most tense and dramatic standoffs in the entire Chumash. Judah and Joseph were confronting each other regarding the fate of their brother Benjamin and ultimately the state of their father Jacob.

The midrash provides a parable to help us understand what eventually carried the day: a well was too deep to be accessed until someone figured out that tying multiple shorter cords made it long enough for the bucket to draw out the water. Joseph's distant heart was like the water that couldn't be reached until Judah sowed together enough small points to melt his heart and he gave in.

 

But beyond the psychology I believe we have a fine example of leadership on the part of Judah who took the lead, even though he was far from the oldest. No wonder that in next week's portion Jacob grants him eternal nobility.

Our past president, Avi Turkel, will be called to the Torah as a chatan this Shabbat for his aufruf!

Shabbat Dinner & Talk with Dr. Aaron Demksy

 "THE MESSAGE OF JEWISH WOMEN'S NAMES"

December 21, 6—8:30pm

RSVP by 12/17 I Tickets – $50

If you would like to explore a name, email “name” in the subject line to aaron.demsky@biu.il 

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49 White Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

December 5, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning service   7:15am

 

Candle lighting   4:10pm

 

Evening Service 4:20pm

 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner   6pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Presentation by Harvey Herbert:

“Who were the Maccabees:

A History of the Hasmoneans”

 

Kiddush sponsored by Avraham and Rosalie Weiss celebrating the birthday of their son, our President, Eli Weiss

 

Post Kiddush presentation by Ashley Blaker:

Maintaining the Torah lifestyle in the workplace”

 

Shabbat ends   5:10pm

 

Comedy performance by Ashley Blaker   8pm

Havdalah and Chanukah lighting

 

Monday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Hebrew School

 

 

 

The story of Chanukah actually involves two miracles. We all understand the miracle of the oil but there was also the miracle of the military victory which defied logic as well. Indeed, in our prayers, the miracle of the oil isn’t even mentioned.

 

One approach has it that while the miracle of the military victory was preeminent, the miracle of the oil was added to emphasize what the struggle was truly about, namely the concept of purity and impurity (tumah and taharah). Without ritual purity as a foundation of observance there is no distinction between Sabbath and weekday, kosher and unkosher etc. and thus there could be no edifice of the Torah lifestyle.

 

The miracle of the military victory allowed us to regain sovereignty of the land and the temple and preserved us to fight another day. The miracle of the oil, on the other hand, preserved our integrity as a holy nation, with God’s help. in perpetuity.

 

Congratulations to Nicole Camet who completed her conversion process this past Sunday and is now a daughter of Israel, Mazal Tov!

 

Congratulations to Susan Silverstein and Pamela Gross for the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Lea in our sanctuary this weekend!

 

Welcome to renowned comedian Ashley Blaker to the synagogue for the Chanukah weekend.

 

There is still time to join us so please register ASAP here

 

The many scenes of Chanukah at TriBeCa Synagogue:

 

  

 

Children’s Party sponsored by TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School

 

 

TriBeCa Synagogue brings Chanukah to the Brookdale residence

 

 

Bringing the holiness of Chanukah to Warren 77

Thank you Matt Abramcyk!

 

 

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Weekly Newsletter

November 29, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting  4:11pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

Robert Berger will be saying kaddish for shiva*

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush prepared by Victor Dabah for the yahrtzeit of his father Isaac

 

Evening services   5pm at the residence of Robert and Leah Berger*

73 Warren Street apt 3

 

Shabbat ends   5:15pm

 

Sunday

 

Morning services 9am at the residence or Robert and Leah Berger*

73 Warren Street apt 3

 

Monday – Friday

 

Morning services   7:15am

 

Monday

 

Children’s party   3:30-5:30pm

 

Tuesday

 

Begin saying "Vitayn Tal Umatar" at evening service

 

Adult Party at Warren 77   6-8pm

 

*Please help insure these minyanim for shiva

 

 

 

This week’s portion is, once in a while, also read on Chanukah, as opposed to next week’s portion which is almost always read on Chanukah. As such the Talmud derives an important law regarding the menorah from the story of Joseph being thrown into the pit.

 

Specifically, the maximum height for the menorah being 20 amot (either 30 or 40 feet) is derived from the height of the pit. This is based on the midrash that there were scorpions and snakes in the pit but apparently weren’t noticed by the brothers because they were lower than the 20 amot. So too, a menorah higher than 20 amot will not be noticed by the passersby for whom it is directed.

 

As Chanukah becomes an ever glitzier experience, we have to be extra careful that we still “notice” the important messages of this exciting holiday and that the extras don’t get “bigger” than its core themes.

 

Highlights of Chanukah at TriBeCa Synagogue:

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Party Monday 3:30-5:30pm

(open to the general community)

 

Adult Party at Warren 77 Tuesday 6-8pm

 

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner Friday 6-8pm

Register here

 

Comedy Show with Ashley Blaker Saturday 8pm

Register here

 

Selected laws of Chanukah

 

First night of Chanukah is Sunday night

 

Menorah should be lighted soon after sunset

 

Menorah should be placed at a window facing the outdoor public

 

Load the candles from left to right but light from right to left

 

On the first night recite the 3 blessings including the shechianu

 

The other nights just the two blessings

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Weekly Newsletter

November 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday

 

Evening service moved to 4:45pm

 

Thursday/Legal Holiday

 

No services and office closed

 

Friday

 

Morning services will be held at 7:30am

 

Please help make the minyan

 

Candle lighting   4:14pm

 

Evening services   4:20pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush sponsored by Dr. Adam and Mrs. Shirley Boris

 

Sheva Brachot for Amanda and Ben

 

Shabbat ends   5:20pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

 

Chanukah Prep   6:30pm 

 

 

Jacob crosses back over the river alone, which provides the opportunity for the “man” (or angel) to struggle with him. The midrash explains that he was retrieving items left behind after the first crossing. And even though they weren't that valuable, the righteous value all of their property because they assiduously avoid theft of any degree.

 

The sages clarify that actually this idea should be inverted. What Jacob was demonstrating is that since even minor items were worth the effort to retrieve, even theft of minor items was a serious offense. Unfortunately, in modern times we have become very lax in respecting the property of others but that doesn't mitigate its seriousness.

 

Congratulations to Ben Daniels and Amanda Boris who will be married today in our sanctuary. His parents, Cheryl Lambert and Jim Daniels, have been devoted members to the synagogue for many years and Ben was Bar Mitzvah here as well. Dr. Adam and Mrs. Shirley Boris will be sponsoring this week’s Kiddush during which the couple will celebrate their Shabbat Sheva Brachot. Mazal Tov!

 

Rabbi Glass and his family take this opportunity to express their deepest appreciation to the entire TriBeCa Synagogue community for their outpouring of support and other help during his time of loss.

 

Please reserve for Shabbat Chanukah with Ashley Blaker!

Young Professionals Friday night Shabbat dinner with Ashley Blaker December 7th at 6pm.

Comedy performance by Ashley Blaker Saturday night December 8th at 8pm.

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212 966-7141
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Weekly Newsletter

November 15, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday 

Candle lighting   4:19pm

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Ben Zion Glass will read the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah portion

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

Shabbat ends  5:25pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School resumes

 

Tuesday/Adult Education 

Mishlei/Proverbs   5:45pm

Chanukah Prep   6:30pm

 

 

 

This week we see one of the greatest acts of self sacrifice in the Torah. Clearly Rachel was aware of her father's trickery but allowed it to happen because she feared the humiliation of her sister.  But it goes further in that she had no guarantee that Jacob would marry her especially considering they were sisters. Thus we see someone willing to sacrifice her entire future spiritual legacy to preserve human dignity. That is the definition of our matriarch!

The remaining shiva schedule for Rabbi Glass will now be at his residence starting tomorrow until noon. Saturday evening 6-10pm, Sunday and Monday until 9pm.

Services will be held at his residence at 210 East Broadway #H305 Friday, Sunday and Monday mornings at 8am and Sunday and Monday evenings at 4:15pm. He will get up at the synagogue following Tuesday morning 7:20am services.

He and his family are deeply grateful to the entire community for their support at his difficult time.

Please reserve soon!

Young Professionals Friday night Shabbat dinner with Ashley Blaker December 7th at 6pm.

Comedy performance by Ashley Blaker Saturday night December 8th at 8pm.

 

 

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49 White Street
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Weekly Newsletter

November 8, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday/Rosh Chodesh Kislev

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Candle lighting   4:25pm

 

Evening services   4:30pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   5:30pm

 

Monday/Veteran’s Day Observed

 

Office open and

All services will be held

 

Hebrew School

 

On hiatus

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei/Proverbs  5:45pm

 

Chanukah Prep   6:30pm

Themes and Concepts

 

 

 

When he is being asked to deceive his father, Jacob expresses his fear of his father’s curse to his mother. Rebecca responds “upon me will be your father’s curse, my son”. This seems to satisfy Jacob and he goes on to pretend to be his brother Esau. The problem is that curses are not transferable and thus Rebecca’s offer was also of no practical import.

 

The sages explain that Jacob was not interested in however the curse would be manifested. What he needed to know was whether his mother was convinced that her plan was the right course of action. By stating she was willing to take his curse he recognized that she was doing more than trying to manipulate him.

 

We too should be careful to not blurt out commitments that we haven’t thought through. Our words are precious and we should speak accordingly.

 

We acknowledge the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht with prayers for the security of the entire Jewish nation

 

Registration for Shabbat Chanukah with Ashley Blaker is now active!

 

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

November 1, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:33pm

 

Evening Services   5:40pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Interfaith Solidarity

Ceremony                Noon

 

Kiddush sponsored by Eli &

Yael Weiss, Ben & Victoria

Feder, Saul Goodman &

Nathalie Rubens

Desserts sponsored by

Perry Parker &

Nancy Aaronson.

 

Shabbat Ends  6:40pm

 

Eastern Standard Time

begins at 2am

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday/Adult Education

 

Mishlei   5:45pm

 

Chanukah Prep   6:30pm

 

Sofer   6-8pm

 

 

 

 

Abraham suffers the profound loss of his partner in life Sarah, and according to our tradition he eulogizes her with the magnificent “Woman of Valor”, found at the end of Proverbs.

 

Nevertheless, he immediately proceeds to the task of finding a mate for his son Isaac. His mission must continue against all challenges!

 

So too, we find ourselves in the aftermath of a profound tragedy for the American Jewish community which has certainly cast a pall on synagogue life throughout the nation. We must take our cue, however, from our patriarch and resume the work we do here on behalf of our community, albeit with the increased awareness and precautions necessary for the new circumstances.

 

And in light of those new circumstances we will hold a special ceremony directly after services on Saturday dedicated to the victims of the synagogue in Pittsburgh and also to the brotherhood of faiths. Clergy representing multiple faiths and the spectrum of Judaism will participate in an experience endeavoring to bring hope and healing. Everyone will be invited to kiddush, generously cosponsored by Eli and Yael Weiss, Ben and Victoria Feder and Saul Goodman and Nathalie Rubens. Desserts sponsored by Perry Parker and Nancy Aaronson.

 

And looking ahead:

 

Tuesday evening November 6th will be both our new Adult Education series and when we will receive Rabbi Lichter to check Mezuzot and Tefillin.

 

At 5:45pm, Mishlei will resume and at 6:30pm, the first session of “Chanukah Prep” will be held. The first session will present the history of Chanukah, before, during and after.

 

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! The Sofer Rabbi Lichter will be here from 6-8pm and will do work on a first come first serve basis and whatever he can’t get to that evening he will take back and return Tuesday November 20th for the same hours.

 

Checking a mezuzah will be $10 and tefillin will be $100.

 

With the changing of the clock we add a 12:40pm Mincha and a 5:30pm Maariv Monday through Thursday.

 

TriBeCa Synagogue featured in the West Side Spirit  -- http://www.westsidespirit.com/local-news/20181030/synagogues-security-and-solidarity/3

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 25, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

 

Friday

 

Candle lighting   5:41pm

 

Evening services   5:50pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the

TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat Ends   6:45pm

 

Monday

 

Hebrew School

 

 

 

 

In this week’s portion we have the demise of the 5 towns of Sodom, Gemorrah, etc. Most people associate their wickedness with sexual immorality and although there may have been that, their real sin lied in their absolute contempt for strangers.

 

If Abraham represented to pinnacle of hospitality they represented the exact opposite; even deeming it a capital offense according to our commentaries.

 

Ultimately their sin stemmed from their belief that God was limited; that what the world had to offer was a zero sum game and thus could not be shared. Abraham, on the other hand, recognized the infinity of God’s largesse and made it his life’s work to share it with whomever he could.

 

Congratulations to Arthur and Randi Luxenberg for the majestic bris of their first grandchild at our synagogue.

 


 

Jack Ancona will most likely be attending services at the synagogue tomorrow night at 5:50pm for the conclusion of his shiva.


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Weekly Newsletter

October 18, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   5:51pm

Evening services   6pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Shabbat ends   6:55pm

 

Monday

Hebrew School

 

Tuesday

 

Luxenberg/Lipner Bris  8am

 

 

 

 

Avram and his father Terach set out from Ur traveling to a destination that they both felt would provide a better spiritual environment. There is some discussion as to whether they planned on continuing all the way to Canaan or was Charan their original destination. Either way they clearly got sidetracked in Charan. Now while Terach ends up living out his life, Avram is directed by God to resume his journey and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

I like to compare this to how we begin each year in the Jewish Calendar. Don’t we all start a spiritual journey at the high holiday season with a head of steam? The problem is that we get stuck in our own personal Charan, in jeopardy of stalling out. Let’s find our way back on track to the promised land of our spiritual goals!

 

The TriBeCa Synagogue congratulates Arthur and Randi Luxenberg for the birth of their first grandchild to their daughter Elizabeth Luxenberg and son in law Steven Lipner. The bris will be held in our sanctuary after morning services.

 

We are still looking for sponsors for Kiddush on Shabbat.

 

Brand New! The largest Trader Joes in the northeast opens tomorrow on Grand Street on the Lower East Side!

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 11, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:02pm

Evening services   6:10pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30pm

Shiur   1pm

Shabbat ends 7:05pm

 

Monday

 Hebrew School resumes!

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Weekly Newsletter

October 4, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:13pm

 

Evening services   6:15pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Kiddush provided by the TriBeCa Synagogue

 

Shabbat ends   7:20pm

 

Monday/Columbus Day

 

Office open/All services

 

Hebrew School on hiatus

 

Tuesday/Wednesday Rosh Chodesh

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

More Sukkot at TriBeCa Synagogue

 

 

With Anya Mover

 

Helping those in need to perform the mitzvah!

 

 

With Elijah Parsons

 

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Weekly Newsletter

September 27, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Morning services   7:10am

 

Lunches in the sukkah   Noon to 2pm

 

Mincha   1:40pm

 

Candle lighting   6:25pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Sukkah open for individual dinner

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30am

 

Cholent Bake Off!

 

Shabbat Ends   7:30pm

 

Sunday/Hoshana Raba

 

Morning services   8:30am

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TriBeCa Torah Hebrew School Launches!

 

 

BBYO Constellation Begins!

 

 

Decorating the Sukkah

 

 

This year’s Cholent Contestants:

 

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

 

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

 

From the 'Gram

 


 

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Weekly Newsletter

September 21, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

Candle lighting   6:36pm

Evening services   6:30pm

 

Saturday

Morning services   9:30am

Limited Kiddush/Shabbat Class on hiatus

Revised Sukkot Schedule

 

Sunday

Evening services   6:30pm

Dinner   7:15pm

 

Monday  

Morning services   9:30am

Evening services  6:45pm

Dinner   7:30pm

 

Tuesday

Morning services   9:30am

 

 

 

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

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

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

SUKKOT STARTS SUNDAY NIGHT!

Please: 

Reserve for dinners Sunday and Monday night

Order the Lulav and Etrog

Sunday office hours    9am-2pm

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

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

September 14, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   6:48pm

 

Evening services   6:30pm*

 

*NOTE NEW TIME

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

Kiddush sponsored by a guest aufruf

 

Shabbat ends   7:50pm

 

Sunday

 

BBYO BBQ !!  5-7pm

 

Monday

 

Selichot   7am

 

HEBREW SCHOOL   3:30pm

 

Tuesday

 

Selichot   7:15am

 

1st Mincha   1:40pm

 

Kol Nidrei   6:45pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

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

 

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

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Copyright © 2014 TriBeCa Synagogue, All rights reserved.

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

 
Visit us on the web at
www.tribecasynagogue.org
 

Weekly Newsletter

September 6, 2018
 
Weekly Newsletter

Friday

 

Candle lighting   7pm

 

Evening services    6:45pm

 

Saturday

 

Morning services   9:30pm

 

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

 

Shabbat ends   8:05pm