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OZ Weekly - Shelach 5781 + So Much More

06/04/2021 12:46:09 PM


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  • Thank you for your patience as we conclude the Office Clean-Up, and commence the Beis Medrash Renovation & Facade Restoration
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Printable Items & Len's Links

  • What's Happening at OZ - Click HERE
  • Rabbi Sacks z'l - Shelach - Confidence: Click HERE
  • Rabbi Lamm z'l - Jews Against Jews (1969): Click HERE


Mazel Tov

  • Arielle & Jack Berlin, celebrating Benji’s Bar Mitzvah
  • Ora & Eli Gewirtz, on the birth of a baby girl Arianna Reizel
  • Jessica & Aharon Herring, on the Pidyon HaBen for their son Yoel Betzalel
  • Andrew Greenby, on his engagement to Dorit Ziv
  • Jenny Michael, on the upcoming wedding of her granddaughter Michal to Shane Herskowitz

Welcome New Members!

  • Dan Attali & Marine Amar
  • Eli & Penina Kalatsky

Kiddush-To-Go Sponsors

  • Arielle & Jack Berlin , celebrating Benji’s Bar Mitzvah

Chai Sponsors

  • Sarah Stambler, commemorating the Yarzheit of her father Baruch Zalman ben Moshe Yehuda Leib z’l
  • Anonymous, in honor of our newly elected Officers & Trustees - Thanks all for voting and thanks for BBQ!

You make a Statement when you Support OZ!

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Upcoming Events -

  • Mazel Tovs & Milestones Kiddush Shabbos June 12
  • Shalosh Seudos Summer Series starts June 12 @ 7p
  • Youth Chess-with-Mates, Shabbos June 12 @ 4:30p
  • Youth Movie Matinee, Sunday June 13 @ 2:30p
  • Coming soon: ‘Live @ 5” Shabbas Afternoon in Central Park

Learning is FUN-damental!

  • Monday @ 8:00p - Haftorah w/R’ Schwartz
  • Tuesday @ 7:30p - TNLP | Tuesday Night Learning
  • Wednes. @ 6:30p - Jewish Concepts w/Adam Resnick
  • Wednes @ 7:45p - Jewish Philosophy w/Joel Goldman
  • Wednesday @ 8p - Minchas Chinuch w/R’ Schwartz
  • Tue & Thu @ 9:00a - HaKol B’Seder w/R’Schwartz
  • Sunday @ 6:15p - Parsha Psychology w/R’ Blanchard



Friday, June 4, 2021 / 24  Sivan 5781

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:30pm
  • Candles: 8:05pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:15pm

Shabbat, June 5, 2021 / 25 Sivan 5781

  • 7:30a - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30a - Sukkah Minyan - NOT MEETING THIS WEEK
  • 9:15a - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30a – Youth Groups - MEET AT PARK WEST VILLAGE
    • Kiddush To Go
  • 4:30p - Afternoon Groups in Central Park
  • 7:55p - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: Classical Commentaries
    • Men's Daf Yomi in the Social Hall
  • 9:05p - Maariv
  • 9:14p - Havdala

Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • Shacharis: 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:15pm

Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:15pm

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:15pm

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:15pm

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Rosh Chodesh Tammuz I

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Rosh Chodesh Tammuz II

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Candles: 8:09pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Mazel Tovs & Milestones Kiddush

Youth: Chess with Mates

Summer Series: Shalosh Seudos

  • Shabbos, June 12 at 7:00pm
  • Shedule & Sponsorship

Youth: Movie Matinee

New Learning Opportunity


Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb
  • Growing up means learning to live on our own--make our own decisions and choices, deal with the demands of life, find a sense of meaning for ourselves. And yet, if we have a strong web of family, friendship and community relationships, then we do not actually  live on our own. Our family, friends, and community are a part of what we choose and decide, how we meet the challenges of life and  the meaning that we find in our lives. In this sense, "growing up" means learning how to be. a part of the important relationships in our world- how to navigate and negotiate them.  Much the same may be true of our relationship to spiritual transcendence. It is in relationship with the divine that we make our important choices, find meaning in our world and meet life's challenges. [Based on reflections on Numbers 13:1]

Realize your Own Value as a Person - Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, Growth Through Torah

  • “And we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” The Kotzker Rebbe said that the spies’ mistake was in the words “and so we were in their sight”; that is, it shouldn’t bother a person how others view him. One can never rest if his/her self-esteem is dependent on others’ approval. Keep your focus on doing what is right and proper and work on mastering your self-image (being ever cognizant of the fact your intrinsic value as being created in Hashem’s image) regardless of how others view you. The Chofetz Chaim said, “when you view yourself as inferior, you will assume that others also view you as inferior; but the truth could well be that the other person views you in a much higher manner”.

Not “If” But “How” - Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twersky z'l, Living Each Week

  • Why was the mission of the spies in this week’s Parsha so disastrous, whereas the mission of the spies sent by Joshua was so successful? The former went to see whether the land was conquerable. Although G-d had assured them that they would receive the land, they did not have trust in Him, and they deliberated whether or not the Divine word was reliable. The latter, on the other hand, had no doubt about their ultimate triumph. Their mission was merely to determine the best method for entering the land (i.e., how to implement G-d’s will). If one questions whether or not to obey the Divine will, there will be no scarcity of reasons why not to do so. If, however, one is determined to follow G-d’s instructions and seeks only how one can best do so, one’s efforts will be blessed with success.
Tue, October 26 2021 20 Cheshvan 5782