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OZ Weekly: Beshalach 5781 + More

01/29/2021 08:34:12 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:



HaKol B'Seder

  • Starts Feb. 2 @ 9:00am
  • 10 Minute Introductions to Every Massechta in Every Seder in Shas
  • RSVP Free, Sponsors Welcome


  • UPDATED: This Week's Shabbat Youth Groups are at 10:30am in OZ 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. 
  • For this week (2/1-2/7) we are featuring Kasbah Grill. Since opening in Manhattan in 1985, Kasbah has been a mainstay of the Upper West Side, known for traditional American deli favorites as well as Middle Eastern specialties. 


  • Order on line all week long and enjoy 10% off all orders over $25.
  • Or enter code “K2K” to receive a special bonus of FREE 4 piece sweet and sour chicken and fries ($11.99 value) with all orders over $25

Remember Sunday February 7 is Super Bowl Sunday!

  • Special Super Bowl offer: Free tray of spicy fries ($30 value)  when ordering any Super Bowl package (orders must be placed by Fri. 2/5).

Order at:, and insert coupon code “K2K” to receive special.



Mazel Tov

  • Judy & Lenny Bloom on the birth of a baby girl to their children, Jenny and Jaki Bloom-Levy


  • Riva Atlas & David Atik on the passing of Riva's mother Rose Atlas (Reizel Gittel bas Baruch z'l).

Len's Links

Kiddush To Go

  • Sponsors welcome at all levels - donate online:
  • Lisa & Alistair Gatoff, commemorating the Yarzheit of Leslie Gatoff z"l
  • Rikki & Mendy Gross, for Yarzheit of Mendy's mother Sarah bas Chaim z'l
  • Morris Schnitzer & Family, in memory of his father HaRav Shraga Faivel ben Mordechai z'l

Tu B’Shevat Seder ‘Tu-Go’ Packets — Dedications

  • Sarah Stambler & Shlomo Bar-Ayal, in memory of Helen Latner z’l
  • Shira & Jeff Korenman, in memory of Alma Block Kopelman z’l

SuperBowl BBQ


Friday, January 29, 2021 — 16 Shevat 5781

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

Shabbos Parshas BeShalach 5781

  • 7:30am - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30am - ‘Sukkah’ Minyan - RSVP Required
  • 9:15am - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30am – Youth Groups in OZ SUKKAH***
    • Kiddush To Go
  • 4:40pm - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: Classic Commentaries
    • Men's Daf Yomi in the Social Hall
  • 5:50pm - Maariv
  • 6:01pm - Havdala


  • Shacharis: 8:00am
    • Parsha — R’ Blanchard: 6:15pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 5:00pm


  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Haftorah Class — R’ Schwartz: 8:00pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 5:00pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
    • TNLP — 7:30pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 5:00pm


  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
    • Discover Judaism Classes start at 6:45pm
    • Minchas Chinuch — R’ Schwartz: 8:00pm
  • Mincha Maariv: 5:00pm


  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Mincha Maariv: 5:00pm


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

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?

Tue, May 11 2021 29 Iyyar 5781