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OZ Weekly: Terumah 5783 - Sephardic, Rabbi's Message, Purim, and More!

02/24/2023 01:03:23 PM


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  • RZA HaMizrachi Parsha - click HERE
  • Rabbi Dr. Lamm z'l - click HERE
  • Anshe Divrei Torah - click HERE
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  • YUTorah in Print - click HERE


Rabbi's Message

Dear OZ family,

As we approach the open arms of Shabbat’s peaceful embrace, I ask everyone to please heed the cautionary words of our President’s recent email, to be aware of the professed hatred set aside for tomorrow. We are on a heightened level of vigilance, and the police have informed us that they will also have an enhanced presence in our community. We know very well that hatred can only be displaced by love, and therefore, tomorrow, for our community, will be a day of devotion, chesed, love, peace and tranquility. Why should we wait until tomorrow? Let’s do chesed today! Pick up a pair of gloves at shul to share with someone who is cold, as the temperature is going down into the 20’s tonight. Phone someone you know will be cheered by the call. Visit Bina at Mt. Sinai West on 59th St. 9B room 14, with fresh mangoes. Love always defeats hatred.

Shabbat Shalom - Stay well and safe!

Rabbi Allen Schwartz

  • Mishloach Manot Fundraiser — We welcome all members + friends to participate in a wonderful opportunity to support OZ programs and events! In a appreciation of your generosity, a beautiful Mishloach Manot package will be available for pick up on Purim
  • Matanot Le’Evyonim — support those in need in our local community and in Israel
  • Pre-Purim Persian Kiddush — Make Shabbat Zachor a weekend to Remember!
  • Singles Chesed Event — Bikur Cholim Purim Packing:
  • Purim Shanghai Seudah — Join our festive Chinese Buffet:
  • Youth Events — Join us for a Grager Make, Hamantash Bake, and Purim Chagigah!

Bulletin Board

Mazel Tov

  • Heather Conn, on her engagement to Lorne Hendel (Aryeh Mosheh)
  • Helen & Jake Guz, on the bris of their grandson Moshe Mordechai — Ethan Mace
  • Betsy & Neal Smolar, on the birth and bris of their grandson, Leo — Moshe Anshel, born to their children Avigayil & Daniel Stern

Delicious Kiddush

  • Florence Berkowitz & Alan Siegelberg, commemorating the Yarzheits of Florence’s father Moshe ben Zishe Berkowitz and Alan’s father Hesh-Ber ben Shmuel Siegelberg

Sephardic Mezzeh

  • Tal & Tsivia Hochman and Family — in honor of the Sephardic Minyan at OZ

Late @ 8 — Keep the Minyan Momentum Going!

Save the Date - Poetry Slam!

  • Join Joe Helmreich, Jessica Schechter Herring, Rabbi Allen Schwartz, and more, at Shalosh Seudos on March 18!

Yad Leah Community Clothing Drive

  • Save the Date for March 12 @ 9:00am—1:00pm, Contact Gitty Flamenbaum for Info

Community Announcements… 

  • Join your OZ & UWS Friends for a Fabulous Pesach in Italy! Includes Singles Program and Family Friendly! Contact Sarah Stambler for info:
  • Gam Zuli, a new dating platform for Observant Singles has launched and registration is free for a limited time at


Friday, February 24, 2023  (Adar 3)

  • Shacharis 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 5:23pm Candle Lighting
  • 5:35pm Main Shul Minyan
  • 5:35pm Sephardic Minyan in Bet Medrash

Shabbos, February 25, 2023  (Adar 4)

  • 7:30am Hashkama Minyan in Bet Medrash
  • 8:45am Haftorah Class
  • 9:15am Main Sanctuary Minyan
  • Youth Groups in the School Building
  • 4:30pm Afternoon Groups in the Social Hall
  • 4:30pm Text & Context: Parsha Shiur
  • 5:05pm Mincha in Main Shul
  • 5:25pm Men's Daf Yomi (in Library)
  • 5:25pm Shalosh Seudos
  • 6:25pm Maariv in Main Shul
  • 6:32pm Havdalah

Sunday, February 26, 2023  (Adar 5)

  • Shacharis 7:00am, 8:00am — in Main Shul
  • 5:35pm Zman Mincha Maariv

Monday, February 27, 2023  (Adar 6)

  • Shacharis 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • 5:35pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 7:15pm Mitzvah Chaburah
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv
  • 8:15pm Tanach Shiur
  • 9:00pm Women’s Emunah on Zoom

Tuesday, February 28, 2023  (Adar 7)

  • Shacharis 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • 5:35pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 7:30pm TNLP on Zoom
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv

Wednesday, March 1, 2023  (Adar 8)

  • Shacharis 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:45am
  • 2:00pm Tzurba Shiur: Kosher
  • 5:35pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv
  • 9:00pm Women’s Emunah on Zoom

Thursday, March 2, 2023  (Adar 9)

  • Shacharis 6:00am, 6:50am, 7:50am
  • 5:35pm Zman Mincha Maariv
  • 7:00pm Bible Behind the Scenes
  • 8:00pm Late Maariv

Friday, March 3, 2023  (Adar 10)

  • Shacharis 6:10am, 7:00am, 8:00am
  • 5:31pm Candle Lighting
  • 5:40pm Main Shul Minyan

Stay Up-To-Date

Men’s Daf Yomi -

  • Sunday: 8:45am, Monday-Friday: 7:00am
  • Shabbat: after Mincha, Yom Tov: before Mincha


  • We live our daily lives in a world that seems to be primarily material. We are surrounded by "things,"  both natural and fabricated. Our understanding, intents, and purposes may, on occasion, provide them with a meaning that transcends nature and human artifice and even their moral role in our lives. This suggests that our interaction with the things of our world, especially with works of art, may open us to a reality that transcends the world's materiality. Even rarer but still possible are those moments in which the realm of the spirit seems to enter our ordinary world and either directly transform its material nature or teach us how to do so. Have you ever had or read about such moments? How have they affected you? If you have not had such experiences, how do you understand others who have had them? Has it changed how you know your reality? 

  • Reflections on Exodus 25-27 

Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783