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OZ Weekly - Chukas 5781 + So Much More

06/18/2021 12:09:23 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
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  • What's Happening at OZ - Click HERE
  • Rabbi Sacks z'l - Miriam, Moses' Friend: Click HERE
  • Rabbi Lamm z'l - For G-d's Sake, Do Something (1969): Click HERE


Mazel Tov

  • Kimchi & Friedman Families, on the upcoming marriage of Ron & Rebecca - Welcome to the extended Friedman & Silverstein families and friends who have come to celebrate from near and far!
  • Dini & Joseph Helmreich, on the birth of a baby girl
  • Hilde Khnie, upon her daughter Dr. Beverly Philips - Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School - being elected as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists


  • Kimchi Family, in honor of Ron’s Aufruf and Rebecca’s Shabbat Kallah, and commemorating the Yarzheit of Dan’s mother Yehudit Kimchi z’l

Shofar Blowing Course

  • Starts, Wednesday Night June 23
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Shiva Asar B’Tamuz | Sunday, June 27

  • Shacharis: 7:00am, 8:00am, and 9:00am
  • Shiur - What 17 Tammuz Commemorates: 10:00am
  • Mincha: 8:00pm, followed by Maariv

Live @ Five starts June 26

  • Join your friends Shabbos Afternoon at 5:00pm in Central Park West & West 97th Street near the Playground featuring Micah D. Halpern

OZ Youth Department Update

  • Shabbos Groups at Central Park & 93rd Street

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 18, 2021 / 8 Tammuz

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

Shabbat, June 19, 2021 / 9 Tammuz 5781

  • 7:30a - Hashkama in Main Shul
  • 8:15a - Sukkah Minyan 
  • 9:15a - Shacharit in Main Shul
  • 10:30a – Youth Groups Field Trip to Central Park
  • Kiddush To Go
  • 4:30p - Afternoon Groups at Wild West Playground
  • 7:00p - Shalosh Seudos in the Social Hall
  • 8:00p - Mincha in Main Shul
    • Text & Context: The 9th of Tammuz
    • Daf Yomi in Classroom
  • 9:10p - Maariv
  • 9:20p - Havdala

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Fathers Day

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

Monday, June 21, 2021

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
NYC Primary Voting Day

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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

Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Shacharis: 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00a
  • Plag Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
  • Candles: 8:13pm
  • 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

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

  • How much control over our lives and our world do we need? If we reduce the size and scope of our world, we can gain control over much of it. Expanding our life and our world, while more exciting and satisfying, usually means accepting that we have to surrender control over parts, often important parts, of our reality-- too much to watch, too far to see, too filled with possibilities to always run according to plan. And where does human vulnerability fit into our search for control? Or, death, over which we ultimately have no control? Do our rituals that address vulnerability and death help us to control them or to face them? At our best, I believe, despite the limits on our ability to control our world, we seek the expanding fullness of life. 
  • Reflections on the law of the red heifer and the story of the Hebrew judge Yiftach
  • Please remember that this Sunday's class will begin at 7:00.  Please login before 7:00.


Tue, October 26 2021 20 Cheshvan 5782