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OZ Weekly: Vaera 5781, Dessert, Tu B'Shvat, More...

01/15/2021 09:37:14 AM


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SoShul Distancing Guidelines- The 3 W's

  • Wear a mask at all times on shul premises (including over the nose)
  • Wash your hands and use our hand-sanitizing stations
  • Watch your space as you enter and exit, and sit in marked seats (blue tape)
  • Remember to check your symptoms at home
  • Students must follow their school quarantine guidelines
  • Those coming from out of state should follow New York guidelines
  • Rabbi Schwartz is emphatic that absolutely no one should feel any pressure to participate at this point.
  • To sign-up for Shabbos Shacharis in the Sukkah/Patio, please click here:


Upcoming Events

  • Discussion & Dessert-To-Go
    • Friday Night, Jan. 22 @ 8pm
    • "VaYakam Melech Chadash: The Pharoahs who enslaved us"
    • Dr. Jill Katz - Professor of Archeology at Yeshiva University
    • RSVP and Sponsorships at
  • Tu B'Shevat Seder
    • Wednesday, January 27 @ 8:00pm
    • "In the Footsteps of Tsfat"
    • Micah D. Halpern - Noted Commentator, Speaker, Author
    • RSVP to pick-up you 'Tu-Go' Pack and Zoom Link at
  • SuperBowl BBQ
    • Sunday, February 8
    • Food in Sukkah, Game in Social Hall
    • Space limited, Social Distancing
    • Details to follow...



  • UPDATED: Shabbat Youth Groups are now at Park West Village (off Columbus, behind Whole Foods)
  • Sun. Jan. 17 @ 11am - Capture the Flag in Central Park
  • Sun. Feb. 7 @ 1pm - Teen Touchdowns and Tailgating



Kitchen2Kitchen, a collaborative project by the Manhattan synagogues to promote patronage of our neighborhoods’ kosher restaurants and support them and their employees during the Covid Pandemic. 

Since opening nearly 18 years ago, Talia’s Steakhouse has been known for its wonderful blend of American and Middle Eastern cuisine, with live music several nights each week. 

This week, enjoy Talia’s Steakhouse from your own home by ordering from: 


  • SPECIAL OFFER. - 10% of all orders. Please insert coupon code “Kitchen2Kitchen” when ordering online to activate this special offer.   
  • SHARE THE LOVE - Consider purchasing a Talia’ Steakhouse gift card for your family or friends, to extend your dining enjoyment. 


Mazel Tov

  • Gila & Jeremy Levinson, on the birth of a baby boy


  • Jeff & Milayna Schwartz, on the passing of Jeff’s father Harvey Schwartz z’l

Kiddush To Go

Youth Events

  • Jan. 17 @ 11am - Capture the Flag Central Park
  • Feb. 7 @ 1pm - Teen Touchdown & Tailgaiting

Volunteers Needed

  • Contact to help the homebound

Join the 'Click'!


Friday, January 15, 2021 — 16 Teves 5781

  • Shacharis: 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:35p
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:45p

Shabbos Parshas Vaera 5781

  • 7:30am - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30am - Sukkah Minyan - RSVP Required
  • 9:15am - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:00am – Youth Groups in Park West Village
  • Kiddush To Go
  • 4:25pm - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: Classic Commentaries
    • Men's Daf Yomi in the bet Medrash
  • 5:35pm - Maariv
  • 5:44pm - Havdala


  • Shacharis: 8:00am
  • Parsha — R’ Blanchard: 6:15pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:45pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Haftorah — Rabbi Schwartz: 8:00pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:45pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • TNLP — 7:30pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:45pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Discover Judaism Classes start at 6:45pm
  • Minchas Chinuch — Rabbi Schwartz: 8:00pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:45pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:45pm


  • Shacharis: 6:15am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:43pm
  • Mincha / Maariv: 4:55pm
  • Discussion & Dessert To Go: 8:00pm

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

A simple truth: We sometimes have something important to say, a message that will make a difference in the lives of those we care about. Actually saying it, however, is not always easy. Although we seek fluency, we stammer. We seek  eloquence, but we just can't find exactly the right words. Which is more important elegance and grace in speech  or the meaning of the message that we send? Or, in the end, perhaps it is simply our reaching out that is most important. What we must never do is deny our message - however hard it is to speak it. 

Reflections on the speech of Moses

Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781