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11/08/2019 11:56:12 AM



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Scholar in Residence

Among the founders of Shalem College, Dr. Daniel Polisar served as president of the Shalem Center from 2002-2013, after holding posts as Director of Research, Academic Director, and Editor-In-Chief of the center’s journal Azure. Before joining Shalem, he was founder and director of Peace Watch, a non-partisan organization monitoring Israeli and Palestinian compliance with the Oslo Accords, and head of the Peace Watch observer team during the January 1996 Palestinian elections. Dr. Polisar received his B.A. in politics from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, where he was the recipient of Truman and Fulbright scholarships, as well as of a Mellon Fellowship. His research interests include the history and philosophy of higher education, education in Israel, and Israeli constitutional development.

Dr. Polisar has testified before the Knesset Constitution Committee on Israel’s character as a Jewish state. Since 2005, he has served on the board of Metzilah, the Center of Zionist, Jewish, Liberal and Humanist Thought, and in 2006, he was appointed by the prime minister to be the first chairman of the National Herzl Council, responsible for commemorating the legacy of Theodor Herzl, a position he held for three years

  • Friday Night at 8:00pm: Herzl:  The Greatest National Leader in the Modern World
  • Shabbat Morning at 11:15am:  How Herzl related to Orthodox Jews & Judaism
  • Seudah Shlishit at 4:25pm: Herzl on fighting Anti-Semitism



  • Dr. Daniel Polisar, Scholar in Residence
  • Ramaz Choir, will perform at Community Oneg

Mazel Tov

  • Rabbi Moshe & Renee Schwartz, on the birth of a baby girl, and to grandparents Rabbi Allen & Alisa Schwartz
  • Alan & Halana Greenberg, on the birth & bris of their grandson Henry Joseph, to Matthew & Eliana Greenberg
  • Avi & Aviva Assaban, on the birth & bris of their son

Baruch Dayan Emet

  • Julie Feldman & Josh Rosenfeld and family, on the passing of her father Leonard Feldman z’l

Yasher Koach

  • All the NYC Marathon Runners & Volunteers:
  • Isaac Galena
  • Seth Galena
  • Jennifer Gersch
  •  Jonathan Gersch
  • Sarah Katz
  • Paul Kentor
  • Ariel Kohane
  • Jason Lowe
  • Alan Mitrani
  • David Roher
  • Judith Sambol
  • Selwyn Kahlberg
  • Clive Finklestein
  • Genna Singer
  • Rena Englander

New OZ WhatsApp Group

Rabbi’s Upcoming Schedule

  • Shiur & Shmear has been moved FROM  Nov. 17 to Nov. 24
  • Rabbi will be in Israel from Nov. 14 – 19 – contact information will be available in the office

 Synagogue Notice

  • Security professionals and volunteers reserve right to inspect all bags on entry
  • Office will be closed on Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day

Len’s Links




  • Karyn & Yoni Vega, in honor of Karyn's father, Elon Winkler, for his 60th birthday
  • Len Schwarzbaum & Lauren Goldman, commemorating the Yarzheit of Len’s father Shmuel Yermuah Schwarzbaum z’l

Community Oneg

  • Rebecca Davis & Percy Deift, in honor of OZ
  • Eleanor Selling, in honor of the SIR Committee
  • Paul & Diana Appelbaum, in honor of OZ

Seudah Shlishit

  • Rachel Gildali, in memory of her mother Chana bat Benyamin HaLevi z’l

Hashkama Kiddush

  • Contact Adam or George for Sponsor Info

Mishna Yomi - Pesachim & Shabbat Shiur

  • Robert & Roslyn Bindiger, in memory of Robert’s mother Rhoda Bindiger z’l


  • Saturday Night, Nov. 16 at 6:00pm - Youth Dept. Movie Night & Pizza Party
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1:00pm - Youth Dept. Tail-Gate Party & BBQ feat. Jets/Giants Football
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:00pm – 2GNYC – Who Will Write Our History Video
  • Shabbat, Nov. 16 - Bikkur Cholim Luncheon



Friday, November 8, 2019 (10 Cheshvan)

  • 4:26p     Candle Lighting
  • 4:35p     Mincha/Maariv in Main Sanctuary
  • 5:45p     Wine & Dine - SOLD-OUT
  • 8:00p     Community Lecture w/Dr. Polisar
  • 9:00p     Community Oneg feat. Ramaz Choir

Shabbat, November 9, 2019 (11 Cheshvan)

Parshat Lech Lecha

Scholar in Residence

  • 7:30a     Hashkama & Shiur with R’ Blanchard
  • 8:30a     Parsha Shiur w/ Rabbi Schwartz
  • 9:15a     Shacharit in Main Sanctuary
  • 10:00a   Youth Groups
  • 11:15a   Community Drasha w/Dr. Daniel Polisar
  • 3:000p     Bikkur Cholim
  • 3:20p     Talmud - R’ Schwartz, Parsha - R’ Varon
  • 4:05p     Mincha
  • 4:25p     Seudah Shlishit w/Dr. Daniel Polisar
  • 5:25p     Maariv
  • 5:33p     Havdalah
  • 6:00p     Youth Movie & Pizza Party

Sunday, November 10, 2019 (12 Cheshvan)

  • Shacharit — 7:00a, 8:00a, 9:00a
  • 1:00p Tailgate Party & BBQ
  • 4:30p Mincha/Maariv

Monday, November 11, 2019 (13 Cheshvan)

Veterans Day

Office Closed

  • Shacharit — 6:05a, 6:15a, 6:50a, 7:55a
  • 4:30p Mincha/Maariv
  • 9:00p Late Maariv

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (14 Cheshvan)

  • Shacharit — 6:15a, 6:25a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 4:30p Mincha/Maariv
  •  9:00p Late Maariv

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (15 Cheshvan)

  • Shacharit — 6:15a, 6:25a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 4:30p Mincha/Maariv
  • 9:00p Late Maariv

Thursday, November 14, 2019 (16 Cheshvan)

  • Shacharit — 6:05a, 6:15a, 6:50a, 7:55a
  • 4:30p Mincha/Maariv
  • 9:00p Late Maariv

Friday, November 15, 2019 (17 Cheshvan)

  • Shacharit — 6:15a, 6:25a, 7:00a, 8:00a
  • 4:20p Candle Lighting
  • 4:30p Mincha/Maariv




Monday Night Bet Medrash

with Rabbi Schwartz

  • 8:00pm Tanach: From gods to G-d
  • 9:00pm Late Maariv
  • 9:15pm Talmud: Damage Control

Tuesday Night Learning Program

  • 7:30pm Joel Goldman - Jewish Texts: The Siddur
  • 8:00pm David Israel - Analysis of Prayer
  • 9:00pm Late Maariv
  • 9:15pm Nava Silton - Ahavath Yisrael Chaburah
  • 9:15pm Rabbi Gottesman - Men’s Halacha Shiur

Wisdom on Wednesday

  • 6:45pm Adam Resnick - Laws of Kosher
  • 8:00pm Joel Goldman - Jewish Faith & Philosophy
  • 8:00pm Parsha Shavua (Ivrit) - Rav Meir Goldwicht
  • 8:00pm Hebrew Crash Course
  • 9:00pm Late Maariv


  • 8:00pm Micah Halpern - Great Jewish Cities
  • 9:00pm Late Maariv


  • Mon - Friday, after first Shacharit
  • Sunday - after Second Shacharit
  • Shabbat - after Mincha
  • Yom Tov - before Mincha


  • Weekdays Between Mincha/Maariv




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