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Parshat Vayera
November 18 - 19, 2016/18 Marachsh'van 5777
Candlelighting 4:17pm
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 4:20pm
Dvar Torah by Rabbi David Nachbar  
Shacharit  9:00am
Dalia Shulman speaks after Kiddush  
Mincha 4:10pm
Maariv 5:09pm
Havdalah 5:17pm
Shacharit  8:00am
Rabbi Helfgot's Shiur following Shacharit  
This Week
  Mazal Tov
Mazal Tov to Marty Ramirez on winning a seat on the Teaneck Board of Education.
  Teaneck/Bergenfield Shabbat Dedicated to Torah and Personality of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

Rabbi David Nachbar will be giving the Dvar Torah this Friday evening as part of the Yeshivat Har Etzion Teaneck/Bergenfield Shabbat Dedicated to the Torah and Personality of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l .

Rabbi David Nachbar studied in Yeshivat Har Etzion under HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l during the late 1990's.  He received his semicha from RIETS and continued his studies as a member of their post-semikha fellowship program, the Bella and Harry Wexner Kollel Elyon of Yeshiva University. Rabbi Nachbar holds an MA degree in medieval Jewish history from the Bernard Revel Graduae School of Jewish Studies.  Rabbi Nachbar currently serves as a maggid shiur to the Graduate Program for Women in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) of Yeshiva University and at the Lamdeinu Program.  In addition, he is a member of the Judaic Studies faculty at Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC).   
  Guest Speaker for Global Day of Jewish Learning

Please join us this Shabbat, following kiddush for a shiur by Dalia Shulman, entitled:
“Science and Nature in the Midrash: When Contemporary Science and Classical Sources Collide"

The shiur is part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Dalia is a new member at Netivot Shalom and the Community Scholar and Yoetzet at the Young Israel of White Plains and director of the Halakha & Infertility Program for YeshTikva.org.

The Global Day of Jewish Learning is an annual event that brings Jews of all backgrounds together through study of our shared texts and is sponsored by the Aleph Society that supports Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s worldwide network of institutions, educational programs, and publishing projects. 
Rabbi Helfgot's Weekly Shiurim
Rabbi Helfgot will be giving his weekly shiurim on Sefer Ezra and Nehemiah this Sunday morning after Shacharit and Wednesday evening in his home from 8:30-9:15pm. The same shiur will be given on both days. There will be no shiur on November 23rd. 
Kiddush this Shabbat is being sponsored by the shul.

Parents: you are responsible for making sure your children respect the shul and clean up after themselves.
Thank you to our clean up teams!  

This week: Fried & Furman

11/26 Gidseg & Kriegel & Glickman
12/3   Goldberger & Goldsmith
12/10 Graneviz & Gross/Warburg
12/17 Gruber & Guttman
12/24 HaLevi & Heilpern 

Upcoming Events
  High School Shabbat Dinner with the Rabbi
 All high schoolers in our shul community are invited  to join Rabbi Helfgot and Rachel Brenner on Friday evening, December 2, 2016 for the annual Friday night dinner at their home  740 Palmer Ave. Mincha at shul is at 4:15 PM followed by dinner. Please RSVP to rbrenner917@gmail.com by Tuesday, Nov 29 if you are coming.
  Save the Date
Save the dates for two upcoming speakers:

Rabbi Herzl Hefter
Shabbat, Jan 14th
Rabbi Herzl Hefter is a graduate of Yeshiva University where he learned under the tutelage of Rav Yerucham Gorelik, z”l, and Rav Yosef Dov Soloveichik, z”l. For the next ten years, Rav Hefter continued his Torah studies at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein. He is the Rosh Beit Midrash at Har El Yeshiva for men and women.

Rabbi Howard Jachter
Shabbat, Jan 21st 
Topic: The Teaneck Eruv. R. Jachter will speak after kiddush. Rabbi Haim Jachter has been the spiritual leader of the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck since 2000. Rabbi Jachter serves as a Dayan on the Beth Din of Elizabeth, and a gifted and popular teacher at Torah Academy of Bergen County since 1995 where he teaches Torah studies and Religious Zionism.

Policies and Practices for Our Youth Groups
We are blessed to have a significantly larger number of children in our shul than we have had in the past.  With those larger numbers, the youth committee has taken several steps to ensure an enjoyable, meaningful and safe shul experience for our children.  We are very excited to have so many children in the shul and have planned a full morning of programming for them. Please help us ensure that your children are safe and participate in our shabbat programs by encouraging your children to stay in groups or sit quietly with you in shul.

1.  Groups take place in the multipurpose room and on the second floor. The breakdown of the youth groups is as follows:
  • Ground floor on the Palisade Avenue side of the room - Nursery (0-3) without parents
  • Ground floor in the middle of the room - Nursery (0-3) with parents
  • Ground floor on the side of the room closest to the kitchen - PreK to Kindergarten 
  • Second floor - 1st through 5th grade girls, 1st through 3rd grade boys and 4th through 6th grade boys.

We know many of you like to check on your children, however, it can be very distracting to youth leaders and confusing to other children. If you wish to stay more than just to drop off your child, please do so only with the 0-3 group in the middle of the room; and not stand near either the 0-3 group in the back, or the PreK-K in the front.  We are happy to work with you in transitioning your child/ren from one group to another. We ask that adults not hang out in the kiddush room during groups except as part of the 0-3 group in the middle.

2.  We have developed a new curriculum for each of our Tot Shabbat programs as well as for tefilla in the older groups.  As part of that, we are proud to the introduce the use of the Koren Children's Siddur and the Koren Youth Siddur.  We thank the following families for their generous donation and dedication of these siddurim:

The Sponder Family
The Heller Family
The Goldberger Family
The Schwartz / Berger Family
The Lebovitch Family
The Kaplan (Yoel and Sarah) Family
The Braverman / Fried Family
The Bernstein (Josh and Rachel) Family
The Moskovits (Leah and Alex) Family
The Blum / Rindner Family
The Fass Family

Thank you to Doni Moskovits for his help with this project.

3. We ask your cooperation to help prevent children from running back and forth from groups to the lobby or shul. It is a small building and it can be very challenging to the group leaders, the youth director and members of the youth committee. We try to create a welcoming environment for children and parents alike and have created a comfortable place for children in the sanctuary itself, but we ask that children (except in cases of great need) either stay in the sanctuary with a parent or with their group and not be in the lobby or coat room.

4.  Children will not be permitted to leave the building without a parent or a group leader.  If you are in the lobby area and you see unaccompanied children heading out the door, please remember that they are not permitted to exit the building and your assistance in assuring that this rule is followed helps keep everyone safe.

5. Please meet your child promptly once shul is over. 

Thank you! 
In Our Kehilla
  Family Pictures being collected for Netivot Shalom Website
In an effort to increase connectivity, especially between newer and older members, we'd like to share each other's family pictures, which helps people remember names and build community. 

Rachel Bernstein and Shanan Cohen have volunteered to collect family pictures for the shul's website, so expect that they will reach out in the next few weeks.

  Annual Communal Learning at Netivot Shalom

As in past years we will be learning all of Tanakh together as a kehilah as well as the second order of the Mishnah -Moed- the laws related to festivals during the course of the year to complete by Shavuot 5777. Please choose a book of Tanakh to study in depth this year and/or a section of Mishnah using this google docs sign up sheet
  Hachnasat Orchim
Need a Shabbat/Yom Tov meal? Can you host?
Speak to Alan Schwartz in shul if you need a place or would like to host someone. 
Invite prospective and new families for a Shabbat meal! 
As new families visit and join our shul, we would like to welcome them and help them meet shul members.

If would like to host or be hosted, you can e-mail Daniel Moskovits at  daniel.moskovits@gmail.com or call 917-328-7163

Bikur Cholim
Members and their families are encouraged to visit patients at Care One on Shabbat afternoons (or other times during the week, if that’s more convenient for you).
 In Our Community
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  • 11/18 Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein at Rinat Yisrael
  • 11/18 Novembers in November: A Night of Poetry at Shaare Tefillah
  • 11/19 Oded Revivi, Mayor of Efrat & Chief Foreign Envoy of the Council at Rinat Yisrael
  • 11/19 Kumsitz at Beth Aaron
  • 11/20 Rabbi Menachem Leibtag at Rinat Yisrael
  • 11/20 Rabbi Chaim Dalfin at Beth Aaron
  • 11/21 JLE Class: Insights into the Weekly Haftara at Bnai Yeshurun
  • 11/24 Yael Landman Wermuth at Rinat Yisrael
  • 11/24 Rabbi Danny Senter at Beth Aaron
  • 11/27 Evening Benefiting the Lone Soldier Center
  • 11/28 Yeshivat He'Atid Parlor Meeting
  • 12/4 Sunday Time at Yeshivat Noam for 3 and 4 year olds
  • 12/10 Northern NJ Holocaust Memorial & Education Center Benefit
  • Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha HS Program for Girls Summer Program
  • Ma'ayanot Continuing Education Thursday Shiurim Series 
  • Heichal HaTorah's Thursday Night Seder Program
  • No Shekel Left Behind. Donating to Beit Yatir Youth Center through Beth Aaron
  • Thursday night Parsha Shiur at Rinat Yisrael
  • Rav Meir Goldwicht's Parshat HaShavua in Hebrew 
  • Torah in the AM
  • Center for Food Action
  • Tomchei Shabbos help needed in Bergenfield
  • Chesed Opportunities
  • Newspaper coupons for Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Ample Harvest
  • Support Groups - Cafe Europa, JFS Establishing Financial Freedom, Nechama Comfort, Holding Hands, Healing after Heartache, Separation/Divorce Groups
  • Local G'machs - tables, chairs, centerpieces, tablecloths, Bris pillows, pillowcases and outfits, wedding presents, Bat Mitzvah dresses and medical supplies
Coming Up At Davar

Prof Moshe Halbertal is our returning Scholar in Residence this shabbat November 18 - 19.  His topics are: 

Friday night 4:30 pm tfilah - Talk #1: "The Siddur and Jewish Philosophy " 

Shabbat morning 8:15am tfilah - Talk #2: "Perspective on US election results: The Plot Against America?" 

Shabbat afternoon 4:00pm tfilah - Talk #3:  "Personal experience with BDS activists"

December 2-3
Rachel Keren

December 16-17
Yaffa Epstein

January 6-7
Yehuda Mirsky

March 17-18
Tully Harcsztark
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Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi • Michael Rogovin, President
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