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OZ Weekly: Sukkos is Here!

10/02/2020 11:34:05 AM


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Reminder - Entry to Shul Requires:

  • Self-check of symptoms and temperature at home
  • Stay home if not feeling well
  • Stay home if awaiting Test result, even for non-sick reasons like work or travel requirements
  • Masks worn at all times
  • Rabbi Schwartz is emphatic that absolutely no one should feel any pressure to participate at this point.

  • Thank you to our members, participants, gabbaim, staff, and Rabbis who made the High Holidays Services as safe and seamless as possible!
  • It's not too late to contribute to the Kol Nidrei Appeal at

Reserve Your Sukkah Spot!

  • Lower Sukkah - "Leshev Not Linger" Quick Kiddush - Grape Juice and Challah Rolls will be available to 'chap' a bracha and finish meal at home - consider a Chai contribution
  • Upper Sukkah - Reserve by Table and bring your own food for 45 minute slots for Dinner and Lunch - $18 required donation per reservation
  • Limited spots left in the Sukkah Shacharit (Bet Medrash if Rain)- RSVP Required at
  • Limited spots left for the Sukkah Schmooze with Dr. Nava Silton Brandwein - Sukkos & The Pursuit of Happiness - RSVP required:
  • 10:30am Sukkos Tot Tefillah in Central Park (93rd St) - Parents required to stay with children
  • Monday at 7:00pm - Sukkah Shiur: The Sukkah of Mashiach, with Rabbi Allen Schwartz following Mincha/Maariv - RSVP

Become a Parsha Patron!

  • Throughout Shemini Atzeres & Simchas Torah, we hope to read the 12 parshios that the Tzibbur missed during the Spring
  • Become a Parsha Patron and support this worthy endeavor!

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  • Resumes for Simchas Torah

Mazel Tov

  • Andy & Ronnie Schonzeit, on the birth of a baby girl, Rivka Freya, to their children, Jacob and Rachel in Israel

Baruch Dayan Emet

  • Rebecca & Stu Benson on the loss of Rebecca's mother Jean Staiman, Chana Raizel bas Binyamin v’Rivka z'l
  • Arielle & Jack Berlin and family, on the passing of Arielle's father Dr. Alan Gradman z'

Youth Events


Volunteers Needed

  • Please contact to help shop for the homebound

Len's Links

OZ Online Opportunities,

  • Daf Yomi Daily Conference Call
  • Zoom TNLP on Tuesdays starts at 7:30pm
  • Zoom Discover Judaism (Wednesdays) starts of 6:45pm
  • Stay Tuned for More... Events!

Shabbat Refresher Course with Adam Resnick

  • The Fall Season has started with a review of the 39 Melachot
  • Topics to be covered: Reheating Food, Food preparation, Housework, Personal grooming, Appliances, Carrying, Eruvin, Muktzeh

Sukkah 5781 Schedule

  • Friday Night
    • 6:17pm - Candles
    • 6:25pm - Mincha/Maariv
  • Shabbos Day
    • 8:20am - Sukkah Minyan (RSVP Required, Click HERE) [Bet Medrash if Rain]
    • 9:15am - Main Minyan
    • 10:30am - Tot Tefillah in Central Park (93rd St)
    • 5:30pm - Sukkah Schmooze with Dr. Nava Silton-Brandwein (RSVP HERE) [Bet Medrash if Rain] 
    • 5:30pm - Daf Yomi in the Main Shul
    • 6:15pm - Mincha
    • 7:23pm - Candles
  • Sunday 
    • 8:20am - Sukkah Minyan (RSVP Required, Click HERE) [Bet Medrash if Rain]
    • 9:15am - Main Minyan
    • 10:30am - Tot Tefillah in Central Park (93rd St)
    • 5:30pm - Daf Yomi in the Main Shul
    • 6:15pm - Mincha
    • 7:15pm - Maariv
    • 7:22pm - Havdala
  • Monday - Thursday Chol HaMoed
    • Shacharis: 6:30am & 7:40am
    • Mincha/Maariv: 6:15pm
    • Monday @ 7:00pm - Sukkah Shiur: The Sukkah of Mashiach with Rabbi Allen Schwartz, RSVP HERE [Bet Medrash if Rain)
    • Sukkah opened until 9pm for Personal eating, first come first serve

Parsha Points by Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard

Traditionally, spirituality, especially "spiritual action", clears our thoughts and "cleanses" our character. Of course, this "purification" is limited by the scope of our action. Performing rituals only affects the objects, people, ideas  and feelings that are connected to the ritual. A "ritualized |" breakfast may improve the morning, the day, the participants and , to a limited extent, their co=workers and friends.  But it does not go beyond the limits. If the focus of the spirituality/spiritual action. is expanded to " how we are living" as a whole--meals, rest and recreation, etc.---it offers the possibility of clearing purifying our lives in general--our thoughts, our imagination , our character. Sometimes, we need a week of "spiritual living". "Purity of heart" is not easy to come by, but the wider the scope of our spiritual vision and practice, the more we can move toward this ideal. We ask ourselves: How does what are we doing, how are we living, clear away what does not belong--the alibis and excuses, the soothing falsehoods, the confusing fantasies and temptations, the compromising urges, and the self-seeking orientation?


Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781