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OZ Weekly: Chayei Sarah 5781 + So Much More...

11/13/2020 12:10:08 PM


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Please note, the Oneg is sold-out and by RSVP only. If you haven't pre-registered you will not be allowed entry. Please stay tuned for more events!


SoShul Distancing Guidelines- The 3 W's





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





Schedule Notice

  • Zman / Mincha Maariv this coming week at 4:30pm
  • Rabbi Schwartz’s Monday Night 8:00pm Zoom Haftorah Class will also meet live in Bet Medrash, followed by 9:00pm Late Maariv
  • Weekday Earliest Shacharis now meets 6:00a/6:10a

Mazel Tov

  • Miriam & Dan Kimchi, on the engagement of their son Ron to Rebecca Friedman

Kiddush To Go

  • Joey Lifschitz, in honor of Rabbi Allen & Alisa Schwartz and all they do for the community
  • Anonymous, in honor of Brad Hames’ Birthday!

Discussion & Dessert-To-Go Sponsors

  • Rabbi Allen & Alisa Schwartz
  • Shlomo Bar-Ayal & Sarah Stambler
  • Eleanor Selling
  • Bradley Hames
  • Heather Conn
  • Jenny Kraut
  • Chani Kanarek
  • Joey Lifschitz

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Save the Date…

  • Sunday, Nov. 15 @ 11:00am, Youth Dept. Track & Field -
  • Tues. Nov. 17 @ 7:30pm, ZOOM YU Library Book Talk with Rabbi Schwartz: Conflict & Resolution, RSVP
  • Wednes, Nov. 18 @ 7:30pm - Virtual Challah Bake, rsvp:
  • Thanksgiving Thursday @ 11:00am - “Torah Tour” of Central Park Zoo with Rabbi Mordechai Becher - RSVP at



Friday, November 13, 2020 | 26 Cheshvan 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:21pm
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:30pm

Shabbos, Mevorchim Nov. 14, 2020 

  • 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
  • 4:10pm - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: Classic Commentaries on the  Parsha with Rabbi Schwartz
    • Men's Daf Yomi in the bet Medrash
  • 5:20pm - Maariv
  • 5:28pm - Havdala


  • Shacharis: 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:25pm


  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:25pm, Late Maariv: 9:00p

Tuesday — Rosh Chodesh Kislev

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:25pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:25pm


  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:25pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:16pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:25pm

Hashkama Minyan | Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

Most of us want to leave a moral and, even a spiritual, legacy, We want the values and ideals that we lived for to continue after us. I suppose that for many of us this is also true in the short run. When one stage or step in our life is finishing we want what we have worked for to be continued by the people who come after us, even though we have moved on.   Leaving a legacy means finding "an heir"--one or more people who replace us. It's more than the issue of succession in organizational leadership.  We are looking for people who will "keep the promise". 
How are we to select those who will inherit our moral and spiritual legacy?  Some chose their immediate or extended family. They try and  keep leadership within their "clan".  Others trust their legacy to the people of a particular place--their city, their region, their country.  Finally, many believe that having good character is the most important factor in selecting who will continue their moral and spiritual legacy. Most of us would like to have all three--family members of good character who will continue to live where we did.
In our changing and mobile world, however, family, place and character do not always go together.  So we have to decide:  What is the most important ? Not an easy task, but if we want to make a lasting difference, in the short and in the long run, we have to try.  And what happens if , as so often is the case, we don't choose those who will come after us or we want those to whom we expect to leave our legacy to make their own choices, have their own ideals?  My own experience has been that, looking back, those who followed built on what I had done,  Whether it is what I would have done, or even what I would  have wanted them to do, has not turned our to be all that important. What has been most significant is that they made something good out of what I left to them.



Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781