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OZ Weekly: Vayera 5781 + Torah Tour: Central Park Zoo

11/06/2020 12:21:03 PM


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SoShul Distancing Guidelines- The 3 W's


  • Thank you to our members, participants, gabbaim, staff, and Rabbis who made the High Holidays Services as safe and seamless as possible!
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Torah Tour: Central Park Zoo

  • Thursday, Nov. 26 at 11:00am
  • Led by renowned speaker Rabbi Mordechai Becher
  • RSVP Required - Social Distancing - Space Limited



  • UPDATED: Shabbat Youth Groups are now at Park West Village (off Columbus, behind Whole Foods)






Schedule Notice

  • Remember to change to clocks this weekend
  • Zman / Mincha Maariv this week at 4:40pm
  • Rabbi Schwartz’s Monday Night 8:00pm Zoom Haftorah Class will also meet live in Bet Medrash, followed by 9:00pm Late Maariv (followed by a Mussar Moment)
  • Weekday Earliest Shacharis now meets 6:00a/6:10a
  • Starting on Sunday, Nov. 1 we are adding a 9:00am Shacharis
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Mazel Tov

  • Debra & Marvin Sternberg and family, on the marriage of Jacob to Nechama Kurland


  • Jane & Richard Stanger on the passing of Richard's mother, Claire Stanger z'l

Kiddush To Go 

  •  Jeffrey Feder, in honor of his upcoming marriage to Michaela Greenbaum



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Save the Date…

  • Friday Night Oneg, Nov. 13 @ 7:30pm - Dessert & Discussion with Dr. Nava Silton Brandwein - RSVP required, Details to follow, Space limited

Youth Events



Volunteers Needed

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Friday, November 6, 2020 | 19 Cheshvan 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:28pm
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:40pm

Shabbos, Nov. 7, 2020 | 20 Cheshvan 5781

  • 7:30am - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30am - Sukkah Minyan - RSVP Required
  • 9:15am - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30am – Youth Groups in Park West Village
  • Kiddush To Go
  • 4:15pm - Mincha in Main Shul
  • Text & Context: Classic Commentaries on the  Parsha with Rabbi Schwartz
  • Men's Daf Yomi in the bet Medrash
  • 5:25pm - Maariv
  • 5:34pm - Havdala

Sunday, November 8, 2020

  • Shacharis: 8:00am, 9:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:30pm


  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:30pm, Late Maariv: 9:00p


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:30pm

Wednesday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:30pm


  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:30pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:21pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:30pm
  • Oneg: Dessert & Discussion with Dr. Nava Silton Brandwein - RSVP Required


Hashkama Minyan | Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

Life is not just staying put. Sometimes we are in motion. And when we are on the road, we are most often looking for something--a moment of beauty, an interesting encounter, an unexpected insight. Finding what we seek takes a lot of patience. We have to learn to wait, to be open to the unexpected appearance of a intellectual-emotional-spiritual moment when things fall into place. Even then there is always an imperfection in our vision, an anomaly or a craziness in our world which reminds us that we need to continue our journey, that we can not just settle down with "our truth". For in that moment, and just for that moment, we must surrender the past, we must refuse to look back toward where we have been and only look forward toward where this present encounter or vision is taking us. If we don't, we fix and harden. But if we do push on forward into what is yet unknown, then despite even grave errors, we will create  new realities---imperfect realities to be sure, but--please excuse the cliche-- they will be steps toward a better world.  


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  • Social Distancing maintained
  • Masks required



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Parsha: Text & Context in the Main Sanctuary

Rabbi Allen Schwartz - Shabbat Afternoon between Mincha/Maariv

Take a journey with the Classic Commentaries!


Hashkama Shiur is now on Zoom

Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard - Sundays @ 6:15pm

Peppered with Psychological Insights


The Weekly Haftorah on Zoom

Rabbi Allen Schwartz - Mondays @ 8:00pm

Explores different themes in Nevi'im and the Torah


TNLP | Tuesday Night Learning Program on ZOOM

Different Classes | Different classes start at 7:30pm

Joel Goldman, David Israel, Nava Silton, and Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman


Discover Judaism Presents - Open to All

Shabbos Review: 39 Melachot - on Zoom

Adam Resnick - Wednesdays @ 6:45pm


The Weekly Mitzvah on Zoom

Rabbi Allen Schwartz - Wednesdays @ 8:00pm

Analyzes the Sefer HaChinuch with the Minchas Chinuch Commentary


Discover Judaism Presents - Open to All

Exploring Jewish Philosophy & Prayer in the Torah

Joel Goldman - Wednesdays @ 8:00pm


Men's Daf Yomi Chaburah

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Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781