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OZ Weekly - Ki Savo 5781 + High Holidays Are Coming...

08/27/2021 12:20:35 PM


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COVID Update

  • O.Z. continues to monitor COVID updates and guidelines.

  • Masks are required on premises for adults and children not vaccinated.

  • The Rabbi is in regular contact with the OU & the RCA.

  • Masks & Hand-Sanitizer remains available in the main lobby.

  • Please check email and WhatsApp for updates.

Printable Pages & Len's Links

  • Whats Happening - Click HERE

  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks z'l: A Nation of Storytellers (2021) - Click HERE

  • Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm z'l: One Nation, All Alone, Under G-d (1973) - Click HERE

  • Assorted Anshei Divrei Torah - Click HERE

  • Artscroll Shabbos Table (2020) - Click HERE


Please note:

  • This Friday, August 27, is the final Early Plag Minyan of the season
  • Shalosh Seudos has reverted to the Fall Schedule - after Shabbos Mincha
  • Shacharis times start with Selichos - there will be a late Maariv & Selichos at 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday

Hear the Call

Mazel Tov!

  • Laura & David Sack and Family, celebrating Rebecca’s first Bas Mitzvah anniversary
  • Annie & Michael Goldberg, celebrating the birth of their daughter Leeba Bracha
  • Sussi & Elliot Freed, celebrating the bris of their son Shlomo Chaim Tzvi
  • Amy & Saleh Mizrahi, celebrating the bris of their son Mordechai Yosef
  • Ari Tepler, on his engagement to Shira Halpern
  • Anne & Jerry Samet, on the engagement of their daughter Arianna to Jack Rubin
  • Lisa & Alistair Gatoff, on the upcoming wedding of their daughter Ilana to Michael Kasdan

Thank You!

  • Yona Krupp, for dedicating the new Carpet in the Main Sanctuary - we’re floored!

Delicious Kiddush

  • Laura & David Sack and Family, in honor of the first Anniversary of Rebecca’s Bas Mitzvah - 8 Elul

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Shalosh Seudos Siyum Sponsors

  • Rabbi Allen & Alisa Schwartz, in honor of the Ohab Zedek community
  • David & Nicole Debora, celebrating David’s Bar Mitzvah Anniversary
  • Gad & Michele Demry, in memory of Gad’s mother Terilla Rachel bat Chawita z’l
  • Azriel & Ahuva Genack, in merit of a Refuah Sheleimah to all in need
  • David Israel, in honor of Rabbi & Rebbetzin Schwartz
  • Jon Gersch, in memory of his father Charles Gersch - Chaim ben Emanuel z’l
  • Allen Katz & Sheryl Galler, thanking David Israel for spearheading this and to Rabbi Schwartz for making it a reality 
  • Sheldon Newman, for the Refuah Sheleimah of Yechiel ben Liba
  • Jeremy Peyser: Congratulations on the Siyum - It was great to be part of the preparation!
  • Joey Lifschitz, in memory of Yosef Zvi ben Yaakov z’l
  • Anonymous, in honor of Sarah Stambler, Live @ Five, Summer Shalosh Seudos, the Hebrew Reading Crash Course, and all you do for our community!


O.Z. Weekly Learning Schedule

  • Rabbi Schwartz’s Shiurim are on Summer Vacation
  • Sunday @ 6:15p - Parsha Psychology w/R’ Blanchard NOT MEETING THIS WEEK
  • Tuesday @ 7:30p - TNLP | Tuesday Night Learning
  • Wednes. @ 6:30p - Jewish Concepts w/Adam Resnick
  • Wednes @ 7:45p - Jewish Philosophy w/Joel Goldman
  • Mon & Wed @ 9p - Women’s Living Emunah Group
  • Thursday @ 6:45p - Hebrew Reading Crash Course ( )
  • Daf Yomi: Sun. after 2nd Minyan, Mon-Fri after 1st Minyan, Shabbos after Mincha


Friday, August 27, 2021 | 19 Elul 5781
∙ 6:15p – Plag Minyan - Last of the Season
∙ 7:19p – Candles
∙ 7:25p – Zman Minyan

Shabbos Ki Savo, August 28, 2021 | 20 Elul
∙ 7:30a – Hashkama
∙ 9:15a – Shacharis Main Shul
∙ Youth Groups in the Sukkah …
∙ Delicious Kiddush in Social Hall
∙ 6:05p – Massechta Maraton: Tamid Finale
∙ 7:05p – Mincha, followed by Shalosh Seudos Siyum
∙ 8:15p – Maariv
∙ 8:25p – Havdalah
∙ 12:15a – Sicha followed by Selichos

Sunday, August 29, 2021 | 21 Elul
∙ Selichos & Shacharis: 6:40a, 8:00a
∙ Mincha/Maariv: 7:15p
∙ Late Maariv & Selichos: 10:00pm

Monday, August 30, 2021 | 22 Elul
∙ Selichos & Shacharis: 5:40a, 6:30a, 7:30a
∙ Mincha/Maariv: 7:15p
∙ Late Maariv & Selichos: 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 30, 2021 | 23 Elul
∙ Selichos & Shacharis: 5:50a, 6:40a, 7:40a
∙ Mincha/Maariv: 7:15p
∙ Late Maariv & Selichos: 10:00pm

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 24 Elul
∙ Selichos & Shacharis: 5:50a, 6:40a, 7:40a
∙ Mincha/Maariv: 7:15p
∙ Late Maariv & Selichos: 10:00pm

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 25 Elul
∙ Selichos & Shacharis: 5:40a, 6:30a, 7:30a
∙ Mincha/Maariv: 7:15p
∙ Late Maariv & Selichos: 10:00pm

Friday, September 3, 2021 | 26 Elul
∙ Selichos & Shacharis: 5:50a, 6:40a, 7:40a
∙ Mincha/Maariv: 7:07p
∙ Candles: 7:15p

Hashkama Minyan - Rabbi Blanchard's Blurb

  • On the Jewish New Year,  Jews sound the shofar, a ram's horn.  Its blasting wordless sound is meant to  wake us up. Its sound without words is both empty and also filled with unarticulated possibilities.  As we hear the shofar, we are invited to imagine a world where both the possibilities of the moment of creation and the promises of history find their fulfillment and expression in a redemptive, messianic, vision. 
  • We personally can also envision what our  own world might become. We imagine leaving behind the limits of our worst habits, escaping the uninspired repeated patterns of our lives that make us feel safe but sometimes bore us half to death.  The shofar's blast can awaken within us the best, most creative and satisfying possibilities of our own lives. It can make them  seem real again. We see what we—our relationships and our work—can become. 
Tue, August 9 2022 12 Av 5782