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OZ Weekly - Korach 5781 + So Much More

06/11/2021 12:30:45 PM


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Pardon Our Appearance!

  • Thank you for your patience as we conclude the Office Clean-Up, and commence the Beis Medrash Renovation & Facade Restoration
  • It's not too late to join the Capital Campaign at
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Printable Items & Len's Links

  • What's Happening at OZ - Click HERE
  • Rabbi Sacks z'l - Korach - Servant Leadership: Click HERE
  • Rabbi Lamm z'l - The Makings of a Man (1961): Click HERE

Mazel Tov Kiddush sponsored in Honor of the

  • Birth of Amaya Dina Wildman (Silton)
  • Chumash Party of Lily Hopkovitz
  • Bas Mitzvah of Sophia Korenman
  • Bar Mitzvah of Asher Rosenfeld
  • Graduation of Galia Atik from SAR High School
  • Graduation of Batya Teitz from University of Maryland
  • Graduation of Stephanie Rimberg (Guz) from Cardozo Law School
  • Graduation of Jennifer Kraut from her Psychiatry Residency
  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Danielle and Yoram Stone this Shabbos!

Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

  • Sarah Stambler & Shlomo Bar-Ayal, welcoming all back to Shalosh Seudos in time for Sarah’s birthday!
  • Susan Canter, commemorating the 4th Yarzheit of her father Maurice Kenneth Canter - Moshe Kuppel ben Yehoshua z’l (June 12)

Special Shabbos Afternoon Shiur by R’ Schwartz

  • The Total Eclipse - Eclipsed by Halacha
  • Sponsored Anonymously, in honor of our newly (re)elected Officers & Trustees

Upcoming Events

  • Mazel Tovs & Milestones Kiddush Shabbos June 12
  • Shalosh Seudos resumes Shabbos, June 12 @ 7p
  • Youth Chess-with-Mates, Shabbos June 12 @ 4:30p
  • Youth Movie Matinee, Sunday June 13 @ 2:30p

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 11, 2021 / 1 Tammuz / Rosh Chodesh II

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Teen’s Friday Night Live: 6:45pm in Social Hall
  • Candles: 8:09pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Shabbat, June 12, 2021 / 2 Tammuz 5781

  • 7:30a - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:30a - Sukkah Minyan - Resumes next week
  • 9:15a - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30a – Youth Groups
    • Milestones Kiddush in the Social Hall
  • 4:30p - Youth: Chess with Mates in the Sukkah
  • 7:00p - Shalosh Seudos in the Social Hall
  • 8:00p - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Special Shiur: The Total Eclipse
    • Men's Daf Yomi meets downstairs
  • 9:10p - Maariv
  • 9:18p - Havdala

Sunday, June 13, 2021

  • Shacharis: 7:00am, 8:00am
  • Youth: Movie Matinee: 2:30pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Thursday, June 17, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Candles: 8:12pm
  • Zman Mincha/Maariv: 8:20pm

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Dear friends,

We are proud to join together with our rabbinic colleagues in urging you to vote in the upcoming primaries on June 22, 2021. 

The importance of ensuring strong government leadership in New York City for the next four years cannot be overstated, especially in light of the very difficult period the city has endured since the pandemic struck. We cannot stand on the sidelines. Every vote counts, and our community can make a difference.

As Rabbis we are apolitical, and it’s not our place to endorse a specific candidate. But it is our responsibility to care for our community. And this election could have an enormous impact on our community, our synagogues, and our schools. Voting is a civic responsibility and opportunity, and we urge you to vote in this election. 

This year we are tasked to rank our choices. Selecting more than one candidate will enable you to have your vote weigh in more than if you had voted for a single candidate. Click here to learn about ranked voting.

Starting this weekend, you can vote early, and early voting runs from June 12th – 20th. Click here to find your early voting site. If you will be away on June 22nd, click here to get your vote-by-mail ballot.


  • Aviad Bodner, Congregation Ramat Orah
  • Naftali Citron, The Carlebach Shul
  • Roy Feldman, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
  • Jason Herman, Hudson Yards Synagogue
  • Daniel Kraus, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
  • Meyer Laniado, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
  • Yosie Levine, The Jewish Center
  • Haskel Lookstein, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
  • Avrohom Marmorstein, Congregation Minchas Chinuch
  • Adam Mintz, Kehilath Rayon Ahuvim
  • Shaul Robinson, Lincoln Square Synagogue
  • Allen Schwartz, Congregation Ohab Zedek
  • Daniel Sherman, West Side Institutional Synagogue
  • Ben Skydell, Congregation Orach Chaim
  • Chaim Steinmetz, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun

Mazel Tovs & Milestones Kiddush

Youth: Chess with Mates

Summer Series: Shalosh Seudos

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

Youth: Movie Matinee

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

  • Wealth is a blessing. It can provide care and security for those we love. It can help feed, house and provide medical care for the poor and those in need. But it carries risks as well. It can distract us  from living lives of transcendent value.  It might make us feel that we are better than others or  that we are  more deserving of social or political power, It can even undermine our motivation to work and achieve.  As Solomon noted: "Here is a grave evil I have observed under the sun: riches hoarded by their owner to his misfortune" {Ecclesiastes 5:12], I grant you that I have said nothing profound. Still,  sometimes a simple truth is worth recollecting and remembering. [Derived from rabbinic Reflections on Numbers 16:1]


Wed, October 27 2021 21 Cheshvan 5782