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June 12 - 13, 2015 /26 Sivan 5775
Pirkei Avot Shiur
Mazal Tov to Shoshana Chanales and Doni Moskovits, Nava and Rami on the birth of a baby girl. Mazal tov also to grandparents Leah & Alex Moskovits and Suri & Sheldon Chanales. The baby will be named in shul on Shabbat.
Mazel Tov to Adinah East and Howard Davis on the birth of a daughter. The baby will be named in shul on Shabbat.
Mazel Tov to all of our graduates!
Dani Bronstein NYU Gallatin
Zachary Dauber Ben Porat Yosef Kindergarten
Benji Dukas The Frisch School
Benny Edelman Yavneh Academy
Amira Fleischmann Yaldenu Chicks
Natan Fleischmann Yeshivat He'Atid Kindergarten
Michael Fremed MD Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Ali Gruber University of Maryland
Max Gruber The Frisch School
Bryant School Kindergarten
Russell Heller, MBA Fordham University
Lila Kagedan, Maharat Yeshivat Maharat
Tali Kern, Masters Hunter College
Gavriel Kruman TABC
Ronit Langer The Frisch School
Seela Langer Yavneh Academy
Rachel Straus Mann, NP Columbia School of Nursing
Lila Montag Yavneh Academy Kindergarten
Mikey Pollack The Frisch School
Ora Rogovin SAR High School
Zachary Rothblatt Johns Hopkins University
Gabrielle Samad University of Maryland
Jonathan Schlussel Brandeis University
Eliana Schwartz The Frisch School
Shulamit Schwell, MSN Rutgers School of Nursing
Ezra Spraragen Ganeinu
Maxine Yurowitz SAR High School
Lila Kagedan will deliver the drasha.
Weekly Pirkei Avot Shiur
Join Rabbi Nati Helfgot for an in-depth look at Mishna Pirkei Avot ("Ethics of the Fathers") Chapter 5, 40 minutes before mincha. And stay with us after mincha for Rabbi Helfgot's Gemara shiur.
Rabbi Helfgot's Sunday Morning Shiur
Rabbi Helfgot continues his shiur on Sefer Melachim this Sunday after Shacharit.
This week is the Graduation Kiddush. Thank you to all of our sponsors.
This week's kiddush is also being co-sponsored by Adinah East and Howard Davis in honor of the birth of their daughter.
The Youth Department presents: End of the Year Make Your Own Pizza Party! All 3-6th graders are invited to make (and eat!) your own pizza in the party room at EJs, on Thursday night, June 18 from 6:00-7:00. Additionally, we will be conducting the raffle for all children who gave Divrei Torah in shul this year. Cost is $5 per person. Please RSVP to Chaim Sussman email@example.com by Wednesday.
Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom
June 27, 2015
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rabbi Etshalom attended Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavne, Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Theological Seminary and Yeshivat Har Etzion before receiving ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He is an accomplished storyteller, radio host and songwriter and has produced tapes of both his own stories and music. Rabbi Etshalom, whose first book "Between the Lines of the Bible" was published by Yashar Books in March, 2006, serves on the faculties of the Yeshiva of Los Angeles and the Simon Wiesenthal Center as Associate Director of Project Next Step, along with serving as chair of the Bible Department at the Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Stefanie and their 5 children.
Rabbi Etshalom will speak after kiddush on Shabbat morning.
In Our Kehilla
Shirah Community Chorus Concert
SHIRAH: Community Chorus on the Palisades
Celebrating the legacy of Shirah's founding supporters and guiding spirits! Featuring Matthew Lazar, founding director and conductor, Marsha Bryan Edelman, associate director, and Cantor Israel Singer as guest soloist. Supported by founders Bernie z"l and Ruth z"l Weinflash and their SHIRAH Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar, the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Fund for the SHIRAH Choir, and the Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the SHIRAH Choir.
Our member Justin Straus will be performing in the concert. Sunday, June 14, 7 pm, Taub Auditorium at the JCC
$10 general admission/$8 for JCC members
$360 for a pre-concert reception for sponsors
Everyone is warmly invited to dessert and coffee post-concert reception, generously underwritten by the Weinflash family. To purchase tickets, click here, call 201.408.1465, or visit the JCC's front desk. Donations in memory of Ruth & Bernie Weinflash z"l to the Shirah Choir are greatly appreciated.
Friday Night Minyan Rotation
Simon Fleischer is organizing a rotation to assure that we always have a minyan on Friday nights. If you can help, please contact him firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natan Herzog's Bar Mitzvah Project
Natan Herzog will be participating in the annual Jewish Family Service Wheels for Meals Fundraising Ride co-sponsored by the Jewish Home in Rockleigh taking place on Sunday, June 14th. He would like you to ride with him and his family or support his team. His family will be riding the 10 mile route. Look for Team Natan Herzog at ridetofighthunger.com, and select which distance you will ride or make a donation.
Members and their families are encouraged to visit patients at Care One on Shabbat afternoons (or other times during the week, if thatâ€™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;email@example.com; 201/417-7730.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-328-7163.
For Your Information
Bikur Cholim of Bergen County
Bikur Cholim of Bergen County (BCBC) provides support, facilities, and services to ease the burden of families during trying times. We partner with our families to relieve some of the stress and effects of illness, with compassion and concern. BCBC is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, guided by the RCBC.
We are currently looking for men and women who would like to join our volunteer core of sensitive and caring individuals, so that we can expand our services to those in need. We are looking for volunteers to help with: meal preparation, driving the elderly or ill to local doctor appointments, visiting people in need, or giving respite to a caregiver. As we expand, we are also looking for people with organizational expertise to oversee new projects.
Please visit our website at bikurcholimbergencounty.org and visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE or email email@example.com to sign up to help our efforts. For any questions call us at 201-579-3066
6/13 Community Weekend with speakers from Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Rinat Yisrael
6/14 Circus at YJCC
6/14 JFS Wheels for Meals Ride/Walk Event
6/20 Dr.Shalom Kelman at Rinat Yisrael
6/21 Wandering Que BBQ at Rinat Yisrael
6/21 Drisha Institute Dinner
6/21 NJ NCSY Annual Bergen County Scholarship Breakfast
6/29 - 7/2 4 day workshop for MS & HS Talmud Teachers at Drisha
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
Newspaper coupons for Helping Hands Food Pantry
Support Groups - Nechama Comfort, Holding Hands, LOSS, Separation/Divorce Groups, Financial Freedom Support Group, Domestic Violence Group, JACS, 2nd Generation
Simcha G'machs - tables, chairs, centerpieces, tablecloths, bris pillows, pillowcases and outfits, wedding presents and medical supplies
Coming Up at Davar
June 26 & 27 - Rachel Keren
Rachel Keren received her BA and MA from Hebrew University in Jewish Philosophy and History. She is a graduate of the School for Educational Leadership of the Mandel Foundation in Jerusalem (2000-2001). From 1982 until 1999, she taught at "Shaked" High school, a regional school of the Kibbutz Hadati movement in Sde Eliahu. She also she served as a Jewish education adviser and created Jewish studies programs for Hebrew schools in Amsterdam for 3 years and served as the head of the Midrasha of the Kibbutz Hadati in Ein Hanatziv for 5 years. She is currently a senior lecturer of the Midrasha and the Director of Educational Development. Since September of 2006, she has been chair of "Kolech," a forum of religious feminist women in Israel.
Her topics wil be:
R. Rephael Aharon Ben Shimon â€“ the chief Rabbi of Egypt between 1890-1920 and his halachic solution for Agunot â€“ most interesting, astonishing and very actual.
Between Halacha and Meta-halacha;
Shiur in Midrash