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12/13/2019 11:53:01 AM


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Dear OZ family,

The reports of Anti-Semitism locally and through the world is beyond alarming.  It is incomprehensible that in living memory of the Holocaust that we would see the constant targeting of Jews from the fringes of both the right and the left, and it is devastating to hear the reactions to all of this from Survivors.  Updated news about the attack in Jersey City is extremely unnerving.  Jews bring renewed prosperity and rejuvenation to a community and are reviled by their neighbors.  History does repeat itself.

Please pray for the families of Moshe Hersch Deutsch and Leah Mindel Ferencz who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Our resolve must always be strengthened to enhance our own Ahavas Yisroel and answer hate with a resolute determination to defeat the bad guys and an unwavering commitment to love and support each other.

Rabbi Allen Schwartz


Friday, December 13, 2019
15 Kislev 5780

  • 4:11p Candles
  • 4:20p Kabbalat Shabbat
  • 5:30p YP Dinner with Ashley Blaker - by RSVP
  • 8:00p Guz/Alper Shalom Zachor at the home of Jake & Helen Guz

Shabbat, December 14, 2019 
16 Kislev 5780
Parshat VaYishlach

  • 7:30a Hashkama Minyan with R’ Blanchard
  • 8:30a Parsha Shiur w/ Rabbi Schwartz
  • 9:15a Shacharit in Main Sanctuary
  • 10:00a Youth Groups
  • 2:45p Bikkur Cholim
  • 3:05p Talmud: R’ Schwartz, Parsha: R’ Varon
  • 3:50p Mincha
  • 4:10p Seudah Shlishit (Social Hall)
  • 5:10p Maariv
  • 5:19p Havdalah
  • 5:30p Youth Musical Havdala (BM Back)

Sunday - Friday, December 15-20, 2019
17 Kislev 5780 — 22 Kislev 5780 

Zman Kriat Shema

  • 9:31a | 5:19p - 9:34a | 5:21p


  • Sunday 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am
  • Mon & Thu 6:05am, 6:15am, 6:50am, 7:55am
  • Tu, We, Fri 6:15am, 6:25am, 7:00am, 8:00am 


  • 4:20pm (Sun. — Thu.)

Late Maariv

  • 9:00pm (Mon.— Thu.)

Friday Candles / Mincha:

  • 4:13pm / 4:25pm


  • Sat, Dec. 14, 5:30pm - OZ Youth Musical Havdala & Pajama Party with Erez Cohen
  • Sun, Dec. 15, 9:45am - Shiur & Shmear: 12 Tribes with Rabbi Allen Schwartz
  • Wed, Dec. 18, 10:30am - Moshiach Series with Rabbi Allen Schwartz
  • Wed. Dec. 18, 7:30am - Yad Le’Achim presents the incredible rescue of Tamar
  • Fri, Dec. 20, 5:30pm - Family Dinner
  • Sun, Jan. 12, 10:00am - Clothing Swap



Rabbi’s Reminder

  • Remember to insert ‘Vetein Tal uMatar…’ in the weekday Shemone Esrei


  • OZ Young Professionals welcome acclaimed comedian Ashley Blaker

Mazel Tov

  • Zahava & Yedidya Alper, on the birth of their son - Mazel Tov to grandparents Helen & Jake Guz, and great-grandfather Morris Schnitzer
  • Elie & Yedida Genack, on the birth of their daughter Miriam - Mazel Tov to grandparents Ahuva & Azriel Genack
  • Mindy & Steven Fink, on the engagement of their son Benjamin to Shana Bedziner
  • Vanessa Gelman & Mitchell Moss and family, on the bris of their son Yechiel Meir - Mazel Tov to big sisters Yael & Leah
  • David & Dani Schwarzbaum, on the bris of their son Dov Yeshayahu - Mazel Tov to the grandparents Len Schwarzbaum & Lauren Goldman


Hashkama Co-Sponsors

  • Annette & Yehuda Fishman, commemorating the Yarzheit of Annette’s father Herbert Perlman - Chaim ben Aryeh Leib z’l
  • Mark Jacobson, in honor of his children Max & Chana Jacobson who are expecting soon - B’Sha’a Tova!

Rabbi's Sunday Shiur & Shmear & Wednesday Wisdom

  • Anonymous, in honor Sarah Stambler for organizing the lecture series with Micah Halpern

Mishna Yomi - Pesachim & Shabbat Shiur

  • Robert & Roslyn Bindiger, in memory of Robert’s mother Rhoda Bindiger z’l
  • Michele & Gad Demry, in memory of Michele’s father Arie Yaakov Ben Mordechai Tzvi z’l


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
  • 8:00pm David Israel - Analysis of Prayer 
  • 9:00pm Late Maariv
  • 9:15pm Nava Silton - Ahavath Yisrael 
  • 9:15pm R’ Gottesman - Men’s Halacha Shiur

Wisdom on Wednesday

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


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


  • Weekdays, between Mincha/Maariv
  • Shabbat Afternoon: Talmud from Mishna


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