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

01/21/2021 12:21:14 PM


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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 7
    • 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. 24 @ 11am - Tie Dye Event in the 'Sukkah'
  • 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 6 years ago, and recently moving locations, New Amsterdam Burger Bar has been known for terrific burgers made to order, from American aged beef, ground fresh in-house.

SPECIAL OFFER FROM New Amsterdam Burger

All orders already receive the following discounts:
  • 5% off all orders.  
  • Free delivery on all orders over $75. 
In addition, this week’s special Kitchen2Kitchen promotion is
  • 10% off all orders over $50
Please note offer effective through Thursday’s 1/28 only

Place your order online at , and insert coupon code “K2K” to receive the discount. 



  • Rebecca & Stuart Benson and family, on the passing of Rebecca's father Mr. Marvin Staiman z'l
  • David Ilan, on the passing of his mother Rachel Freida bas Avraham Eliezer z'l 

Kiddush To Go —

  • Jill & Aaron Katz, in memory of Jill’s sister Heather Citron (Chaya Baila bas Tzvi Hirsch HaKohen z’l)
  • Florence & Alan Siegelberg, in honor of the birth of their grandson, Miles Aiden (Moshe) born to their children Hannah Siegelberg & Warren Wertheim
  • Shira Silton & David Wildman, In honor of Rabbi Allen & Alisa Schwartz and Allen Katz & Sheryl Galler

Youth Events —

  • Jan. 24 @ 11am — Tie Die Event
  • Feb. 7 @ 1pm - Teen Touchdown & Tailgating

Events, Classes, & More -

  • Friday, Jan. 22 @ 8pm: Discussion & Dessert-To-Go
  • Wed., Jan. 27 @ 8pm: Tu B’Shvat Seder on Zoom
  • Sunday, Feb. 7 - Super Bowl BBQ — Details TBA

Sign-Up for Purim Megillah + Matanos LeEvyonim

Volunteers Needed

  • Contact to help the homebound

Join the 'Click'!


Friday, January 22, 2021 — 9 Shevat 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:43p
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:55p
    • Discussion & Dessert-To-Go: 8:00pm

Shabbos Parshas Bo  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
  • 4:35pm - Mincha in Main Shul 
    • Text & Context in Main Shul
    • Daf Yomi in Social Hall
  • 5:45pm - Maariv
  • 5:52pm - Havdala


  • Shacharis: 8:00am
    • Parsha — R’ Blanchard: 6:15pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:55pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 6:50am, 7:50am
    • Haftorah — Rabbi Schwartz: 8:00pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:55pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
    • TNLP — 7:30pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:55pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
    • Discover Judaism Classes start at 6:45pm
    • Minchas Chinuch — Rabbi Schwartz: 8:00pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:55pm
  • Tu B'Shvat Seder: 8:00pm

Thursday — Tu B’Shvat

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 4:55pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 4:52pm
  • Mincha / Maariv: 5:00pm

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

Anyone who lived in the twentieth century knows quite well that doing great evil is possible---the  violence of world war, systematic genocide and intentional mass starvation. Indeed, human history has again and again shown us exploitation,  abuse, murder and the callous enslavement of whole peoples. When we confront such evil, what are we, what might we or what should we seek, when we actually have the power to do so? Vengeance? Justice? Restitution and reparations?  Education and/or re-education toward true principles? Saving the good  by rescuing the victims of evil ?Reconciliation? Humanity has seen all of these, sometimes separately and sometimes jointly. 
Making it personal: Do any of these apply to evil done even in the smaller individual, familial, social or communal world in which we live? If so, when and how?

Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781