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04/02/2021 08:48:09 AM


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  • Zoom Yizkor & Shiur HaShirim, will meet Friday at 6pm
  • Shabbos & Yom Tov Shacharis at 9:15am in Main Shul & Sukkah
  • Youth Groups on Shabbos & Yom Tov at 11:00am
  • Sold chametz can be accessed Sunday at 8:30pm
  • All classes resume regular schedule this week -
  • Due to Yom Tov, Rabbi Blanchard's Shiur will meet on Tuesday at 6:15pm

Friday, April 2, 2021 — 20 Nissan 5781

  • 6:00am — Shacharis in the Main Shul
  • 7:30am — Shacharis in the Main Shul
  • 6:00pm — Zoom Yizkor & Shir HaShirim: Click HERE
  • 7:04pm — Candle Lighting
  • 7:15pm — Mincha Maariv

Shabbos, Apr 3, 2021 — 21 Nissan 5781

  • Shir HaShirim is recited
  • 9:15am — Shacharis in Main Shul and Sukkah
  • 11:00am - Youth Groups in the Sukkah
  • 6:20pm — Shiur: The Evolution of a Medrash at the Sea
  • 6:20pm — Daf Yomi in the Beis Medrash
  • 7:05pm — Mincha & Shiur: Shir HaShirim, followed by Maariv
  • 8:13pm — Candle Lighting

Sunday, April 4 — 22 Nissan

  • Yizkor is Recited
  • 9:15am — Shacharis in Main Shul and Sukkah
  • 11:00am - Youth Groups in the Sukkah
  • 6:20pm — Shiur: Why is the Haftorah of the 8th Day of Pesach about Moshiach?
  • 6:20pm — Daf Yomi in the Beis Medrash
  • 7:15pm — Mincha & Shiur: Sefiras HaOmer and Printing Errors, followed by Maariv
  • 8:14pm — Havdalah 
  • 8:30pm - Chametz sold back

April 5 - 9, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:00a, 6:50/7:00a, 7:50a/8:00a
  • Mincha/Maariv: Plag - 6:00p, Zman 7:15p
  • Friday: Candles 7:11p, Mincha/Maariv 7:20p
  • Sunday: Shacharis 8:00a, Mincha/Maariv 7:20p

UWS Kosher for Pesach Grab and Go Meals

From Friday, March 26, 2021 - Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Kosher for Pesach meals will be available and certified by Rabbi N.E. Teitelbaum of Volove At our Upper West Side site:  P.S. 75 - 96th Street between West End Avenue and the West Side Highway 

Dates & Times of Service for KP meals:

  • 3pm-5pm Friday March 26th
  • 12pm-3pm Monday, March 29th
  • 12pm-3pm Tuesday, March 30th
  • 12pm-3pm Wednesday, March 31st
  • 12pm-3pm Thursday, April 1st
  • 12pm-3pm Friday, April 2nd
  • 3pm-5pm Monday, April 5th

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www.OZNY.ORG/ONLINE - Classes resume after Pesach

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

Life takes us places, often places we don't plan to stay very long. But somehow we do stay, often longer than we expected.   We keep on living in cities, in apartments or in houses that we wanted to leave.  We just hold onto jobs or careers or  relationships long after we think we should have pulled out. 

Why? Are we afraid of the unknown, preferring the devil we know? Do we simply lack an inspiring vision? Do we feel too guilty rejecting places or people or positions?  What fears or dullness enslave us "here--whatever the pain and indignity--when we know that we need to be "there"--whatever that may be? And what if we are supposed to be where life has taken us and we just need to be more understanding and creative in making ourselves at home there?  There are so many risks in life  and there doesn't seem to be a place we can go to know clearly which risks to take. 

Whether we stay or we go, we are always betting out lives. Spirituality is sometimes about the search for a hand that will always hold onto us, that will be with us to make sure that we do not have to face the risks and gambles of life alone. So we ask ourselves: Life takes us places but are we on our own?    


Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781