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Parshat Chayei Sara
November 14 - 15,  2014 / 22 Chesvan 5775
Candlelighting 4:20pm
Mincha 4:25pm
Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv with the Teaneck Carlebach Minyan  
Shacharit 9:00am
Dvar Torah by Mrs. Shoshana Samuels  
Mincha 4:15pm
Shiur by Alan Schwartz  
Maariv 5:14pm
Shacharit 8:00am
This Weekend
 Carlebach Minyan at Netivot Shalom

The Teaneck Carlebach Minyan joins Netivot Shalom for Friday evening davening. Mincha begins at 4:25pm.

The Carlebach Minyan will be davening with us on a monthly basis. The next time will be on December 12.
This week's speakers

This Shabbat, the Dvar Torah will be given by Mrs.Shoshana Samuels, Yoetzet Halacha, Rinat Yisrael & Netivot Shalom, and the shiur between Mincha and Maariv will be given by Alan Schwartz.
Potluck Dessert/Playdate
The next Potluck Dessert/Playdate hosted by Shuni Zerykier and Rachel Brenner for kids in Kindergarten and younger, and their parents (older siblings welcome) will take place this Shabbat, November 15, at the Helfgot/Brenner Home, 740 Palmer Avenue, from 2:30pm - 4:00pm. Please bring a nut-free dessert/snack/fruit/drink. Please RSVP to evite or Rachel Brenner 201-836-4387
Sefer Melachim Shiur
Rabbi Helfgot's shiur on Sefer Melachim continues this Sunday, November 9, after Shacharit.
National Donor Sabbath 
To all members of the community:
This Shabbat, Parshat Chayei Sarah has been designated National Donor Sabbath. For more information on organ donation and its importance from a Jewish point of view, please visit the Halachic Organ Donor Society (HODS) website at www.hods.org
This week kiddush is sponsored by the shul.

Thank you to our clean up teams:

This week:  Passner & Pearlberg/Schlaff

11/22  Perelis/Jacobowitz & Pollak
11/29  Rogovin & Samad (D&J) 
12/06  Samad (M&E) & Sandler
12/13  Shindel & Schlosberg/Siegel
Chesed Opportunities
Chanukah is coming!

Netivot Shalom participates in the 22nd Annual Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive.

What we are collecting:  New unwrapped toys and gifts for children and teens such as games, sports equipment, make-up sets, purses, costume jewelry, dolls, craft activities, books, cd's, - please remove price tags if possible.

Where: Straus residence, 122 Golf Ct. Teaneck

When: From now through Tuesday December 9th

Who we help: Over 17 deserving local charity organizations including children & teens in needy families, hospitals, group homes and others.

We thank you in advance for participating in this important mitzvah. Happy Chanukah!

For a complete list of receiving organizations, participating stores and coupons see www.bctoydrive.com
The 14th annual TeaneckShuls fundraiser 
This year’s recipient of our online community’s generosity is…KosherTroops, which is supporting Jewish women & men who are serving in the armed forces of the United States. KosherTroops provides ongoing support and care packages to Jewish American troops in all branches of the military, both deployed as well as stateside. The packages they send include items that will help them celebrate the Jewish holidays and Shabbat so that they feel connected to the Jewish community while away. In 2013, over 2500 holiday packages and nearly 400 Shabbat packages were sent to over 3200 troops. Please join in this mitzvah by supporting an American soldier. KosherTroops is run solely by volunteers and your donation will be used entirely to ship packages and buy food for our troops. 

In addition to our usual request for monetary donations, we are asking for children to submit cards, drawings, etc. which we can send on to the troops, as well. Show the troops some TeaneckShuls love!! Please make tax deductible checks payable to KosherTroops & mail to: Debby Teicher, 1317 Hudson Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. All kid artwork may also be sent or dropped off at Debby’s house. For credit card donations ($10 minimum) please go to: http://www.razoo.com/story/Kosher-Troops Thank you for any consideration you give this fund

Upcoming Events
Teen Shabbat Dinner with the Rabbi
All high school students are invited to Rabbi Helfgot's and Rachel Brenner's home for Shabbat dinner on December 6, 2014. Come for mincha and kabbalat shabbat at the shul at 4:30 followed by a dvar Torah and dinner at the Rabbi's house. Please RSVP by Nov 30 to rbrenner917@gmail.com 
Teaneck Mikvah Association's Women's Event
Please join the Teaneck Mikvah Association as we celebrate 40 years of the Teaneck Mikvah at the Annual Women's event, honoring longtime Board President Miriam Greenspan on Monday, November 17, 2013, 7:30PM at Keter Torah. To sign up for the event, please go to www.TeaneckMikvah.com.
Abraham and Sheila Schlussel Learning Institute
Scholar In Residence

Join us on December 5 - 6 for a special Shabbat with
Dr. Rivka Schwartz
Friday Night:  7:15 pm Oneg Shabbat Communal Dessert followed by Dr. Schwartz's talk entitled: On Backscatter X-Rays and Shooting an Elephant: A Response to the Responses to the Freundel Crisis

Shabbat Morning:  Following kiddush: Privilege, Perspective, and the Modern Orthodox Community

Seudah Shlishit (Mincha at 3:55pm):  Choosing to be Obligated: The Paradox of Observance in the Contemporary World

Rivka Press Schwartz is in her first year as the Director of General Studies at the Frisch School. For the preceding five years, Dr. Schwartz served as Assistant Principal at SAR High School where she also taught history. She has also taught history of science at Yeshiva and Stern Colleges.  Dr. Schwartz earned a doctorate in History of Science at Princeton University, writing about the cultural history of the Manhattan Project; a BA from Case Western Reserve University; and teachers' certification from Beth Jacob Seminary in Jerusalem.

The Scholar in Residence Program is sponsored through the generosity of Abraham and Sheila Schlussel.

The Friday Night Oneg Shabbat Communal Dessert is sponsored by:
  • Martin & Jeanette Heistein in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Marty's brother Charles Heistein
  • Minna Heilpern in commemoration of the yahrzeit of her father Sydney Horvitz
  • Ken and Gail Fried in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Gail's parents Jacob and Frances Lask
  • Richard and Gail Dukas
Toys and Games for Groups
The Netivot Shalom youth committee is looking for gently used or new creative toys for our Nursery to Kindergarten-aged children and board and / or card games for older children.  No books please.  Some Netivot Shalom members have seeded a fund for toys and games for youth groups and we encourage others to join.  If you have gently used or new toys or games to donate and /or wish to donate money to purchase new toys or games, please contact Pam Scheininger at pscheininger@hotmail.com.
In Our Kehilla
Bikur Cholim
As many of you know, as part of Netivot’s Shalom’s commitment to chesed and volunteerism, we have started a bikur cholim program, through which 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).
Also, if you know of anyone within our community who is ill or home bound and would like visitors, please be in touch with Richard Dukas; richard@dukaspr.com; 201/417-7730.
A sign-up spreadsheet is linked here.  The process is pretty simple:
  • Sign up for one or more Shabbat afternoon per month.  You can sign-up for as many or as few as you like.  Please note how many people from your family are likely to attend.
  • Try to coordinate with any other families/people who have signed up for a particular week before you go.  Please list your contact info on the sign-up sheet so you can easily be in touch with others who may have signed up for the same Shabbat as you.
  • When you arrive at Care One, stop at the front desk for a list of the patients who would like to be visited.
  • Before entering a patient’s room, knock on the door gently (if opened) and peek your head in to see if they are there.  If so, simply ask, “Would you like visitors.” (If the door is closed, assume they want privacy.)
  • If “yes,” to the above, we recommend that you sit with the patient for about 10-15 minutes (depending on their health condition, interest, etc.).
  • Try to steer the conversation away from their health conditions, if possible, but feel to discuss it with them, if they like. 
  • Good topics of conversation are:  “Jewish geography,”  the parsha, life in Teaneck, questions about their family and life when they’re not at Care One, “where they were raised?” etc.
  • In total, a bikur cholim visit to Care One should take 60-75 minutes.
If you have any questions or comments, please be directly in touch with Richard Dukas.  Thank you.
Community Tanach Study
Please take part in our shul wide learning program of all of Tanach, to culminate with a siyum on Shavuot, the holiday of the giving of the Torah.

To sign up, click the link below and chose the book you would like to read. Each book can divided up between family members and studied together or individually, In addition, once the slots are full, people can double up on books already taken. 
Everyone is invited to participate in this opportunity to learn Torah collectively as a community. The web address for the sign up is http://bit.ly/1sWh8Ga.
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 you'd like to be among the hosts (or would like to be hosted), please e-mail Daniel Moskovits at  daniel.moskovits@gmail.com or call 917-328-7163.
In Our Community
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  • 11/14-15 Rabbi Shalom Rosner, Rebbe, Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim at Rinat Yisrael
  • 11/14-15 Professor James Kugel at Davar
  • 11/16 Holy Name Medical Center's Jewish Women's Health Symposium
  • 11/16 Drisha Institute & Mechon Hadar host a Global Day of Jewish Learning
  • 11/16 Dr. Michal Tikochinsky, Director, Women's Beit Midrash at Beit Morasha, Jerusalem at Rinat 
  • 11/16 YU Open Houses
  • 11/18 AIPAC & Keter Torah: Evening with Yossi Klein HaLevi, Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute
  • 11/20 Lubavitch on the Palisades School Open House
  • 11/22 Sinai Schools and RYNJ Chinese Auction
  • 11/23 JOFA UnConference
  • 12/2 Robert Berman of HODS at Care One speaking on Halachic Organ Donation
  • 12/6 JEC Alumni Network presents Charlie Harary
  • 12/7 RYNJ Preschool Preview
  • 12/10 An Evening with Eran Riklis, filmmaker,  at Beth Sholom
  • 1/10 Save the date for Yavneh Academy's 72nd Annual Dinner at Keter Torah
  • Zumba for Girls (K - 5th grade) at Rinat Yisrael Sundays
  • New Thursday night Parsha Shiur at Rinat Yisrael
  • Yeshivat Noam Tuesday Morning Parent Shiur: Torah and Psychology series presented by Dr. Alex Mondrow
  • Be a Reading Buddy - JFNNJ
  • Salon Tiferet at Minyan Tiferet of Tenafly & Englewood
  • Rav Meir Goldwicht's Parshat HaShavua in Hebrew resumes
  • Torah in the AM
  • Ma'ayanot Shiurim
  • Center for Food Action
  • Announcing MyMakom Teaneck - online resource
  • Tomchei Shabbos help needed in Bergenfield
  • Chesed Opportunities
  • Newspaper coupons for Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Ample Harvest
  • Support Groups
  • Simcha G'machs - tables, chairs, centerpieces, tablecloths, bris pillows, pillowcases and outfits, wedding presents and medical supplies
Coming up at Davar
November 14-15 James Kugel
January 30 -31 Matti Friedman
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Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi • Michael Rogovin, President
811 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
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