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04/09/2021 11:17:56 AM


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  • Mazel Tov
    • Yair Kronenberg and Family, in honor of Aron's Bar Mitzvah
  • Baruch Dayan Emes
    • Renee Serlin, on the passing of her husband Martin Rothman z'l
  • Thank You
    • Riva Atlas, David Brotsky, and all the volunteers who participated in our community Reading of the Names
  • Kiddush To Go Sponsors
    • Yair Kronenberg and Family, in honor of Aron's Bar Mitzvah
    • Bella Hass Weinberg, commemorating the Yahrzeit of her mother Reyzl bas Shmuel Elimelekh, z"l
  • Minyan & C;ass Notice
    • Plag HaMincha Minyan starts Friday April 9 and continues Monday-Friday along with Zman
    • Shabbos Morning Sukkah Minyan continues at 8:30am until Shavuos...
    • Adam Resnick's Wednesday Night Discover Course will start this week the Positive Commandments of Shabbos - Perfect for Beginners or Refreshers
  • Daf Yomi
  • Yom Ha'Atzmaut Zoom Lunch & Learn
    • Thursday @ 12:30pm with David Bedein & Rabbi Allen Schwartz
  • Spring Statements are in the Mail!
    • Check your mailbox and your inbox over the weekend!
  • Great Youth Events Are Happening Here!
    • Hoops & Halacha, Brunch, ShakesBears, and More...

Shlissel Challah (Challahs & Keys or Bagels & Lox!?)

The first Shabbos after Pesach there is a custom to bake Challah with a key ("shlissel") inside or in the shape of a key as a segulah for Parnassah

In honor of Schlissel Challah, we've asked Rebbetzin Alisa Schwartz to include the recipe for her popular Whole Wheat Honey Challah:

Mix the following in a warm place so that the yeast will poof:
- 6 packets active dry yeast
- 2 tsps sugar
- 4 cups lukewarm water

In another bowl mix:
- 2 cups honey 
- 1 tsp salt 
- 5 large eggs
- 2 cups vegtable oil
- 8 cups whole wheat flour 
- 9 cups bread flour

When yeast is bubbly (poofed) add to mixture and mix dough until it is not sticky

Let dough rise for at least 2-3 hours in a warm place covered.

Then knead the dough and shape and let rise again. 

This recipe can be braided or made as pull apart challah. 

For shlissel challah either shape the dough into the shape of a key or take a key and cover with parchment paper and stick it into the dough after shaping while rising. Nothing will happen to the key if you bake it in the dough in parchment paper

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  • Shemini 5781
  • Shabbos Mevorchim

Friday, April 9, 2021 / 27  Nisan 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Candles: 7:11pm
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:00pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 7:20pm

Shabbat, April 10 2021 / 28 Nisan 5781

  • 7:30am - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30am - Sukkah Minyan - RSVP Required
  • 9:15am - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30am – Youth Groups in the Sukkah
  • Kiddush To Go
  • 5:00pm - Perek in the Park: 93rd & Central Park West
  • 7:00pm - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: Classical Commentaries
    • Men's Daf Yomi in the Social Hall
  • 8:10pm - Maariv
  • 8:20pm - Havdala

Sunday, April 11, 2021 / 29 Nissan 5781

  • 8:00am - Shacharis in Main Shul
  • 11:00am - Youth: Hoops & Halacha
  • 1:00pm - Zoom: Turning Memory into Contribution
  • 7:20pm - Zman Mincha Maariv


Monday - Rosh Chodesh Iyyar 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:00pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 7:20pm

Tuesday - Rosh Chodesh Iyyar 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:00pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 7:20pm

Wednesday- Yom HaZikaron

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:00pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 7:20pm

Thursday - Yom HaAtzmaut

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:00pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 7:20pm

Friday - 4 Iyyar 5781 / April 16, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:00pm
  • Candles: 7:18pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 7:25pm

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Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

We create initiation ceremonies that mark our entrance into the special roles that characterize what is meaningful to us---becoming partnered, becoming parents, starting a career, finding a sacred task, etc. But points of entry contain not only great promise. If we get them wrong, they also bring risks and even dangers---the ruined wedding or awful first year, the over anxious new parent, getting off on the wrong foot at the job, misunderstanding who we are in the drama of holy living.We might be be clumsy, anxious  and self-involved when we need to be skillful, calm and altruistic. Not easy to do.  But,  we can't spend our lives hiding in order to be safe. We can't narrow our lives by being overly cautious when offered good possibilities.  So we may on our initiation ceremonies to carry us through.  

Guest Parsha Point - Rabbi Zelig Pliskin (Growth Through Torah)

When you love wisdom, you will have joy for the wisdom of others. “And Moshe heard and it was good in his eyes.” Sforno comments on this verse: Moshe felt joy upon hearing Aharon’s reasoning. He was pleased that Aharon was correct in his decision. People who have wisdom will derive pleasure when they come up with an original idea or when they find that they are correct in some intellectual matter. But, it is a rare quality to have such a love of wisdom that one derives pleasure when another person comes up with a good idea. What was special about Moshe’s joy was that he himself made an error and Aharon was right. Many people would be upset that they had made a mistake. But not Moshe. He was joyful that his brother had an awareness of truth, even though this meant that he was wrong. Moshe’s love of wisdom should serve as a model to strive for.


Wed, May 12 2021 1 Sivan 5781