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April 28, 2022


Hebrew Reading for Beginners   6:30pm

Portion of the Week   7pm



Morning service   7:30am

Candle lighting   7:32pm

Evening services  6:30pm

Cake and Beverages



Morning services   9:30am


Women's Study Group

Shabbat ends  8:36pm



Morning services   7:10am

Hebrew School


Tuesday/Adult Education

Joshua   7pm

Hebrew Reading   8pm


















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

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

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

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

Kiddush is sponsored this week by Steve and Pauline Edwards.

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

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


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