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Parshat Vayetzei
December 9 - 10, 2016/10 Kislev 5777
Candlelighting 4:11pm
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 4:15pm
Shacharit  9:00am
Dr. Alan Gersh Speaks after Kiddush  
Mincha followed by shuir by Dr. Gersh 4:05pm
Maariv 5:03pm
Havdalah 5:11pm
Shacharit  8:00am
Rabbi Helfgot's Shiur following Shacharit  
This Week
Welcome to Alyssa and Benny Reiner who are visiting the community this Shabbat.
Scholar in Residence: Dr. Alan Gersh

Dr. Alan Gersh will be speaking this Shabbat on the topic of "The Rabbis of the Talmud: Creationists or Cosmologists"
Following Kiddush

And "Creating the World, Again..."
Following Mincha at 4:05pm

Dr. Alan Gersch earned a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Computer Science from Columbia University. He studied Judaics at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh and Yeshivat Har Etzion, and has taught Bible and Talmud in his community for over two decades, and has taught astronomy as a Visiting Professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. His blog AstroRav explores the confluence of astronomy and Torah.

This program is co-sponsored by Sam & Shonnie Heller in memory of Sema Heller, and Len & Susan Thaler in memory of Isaac Thaler.
Welcome New Members 
Please welcome Katie & Ezra Katz and Rory (1).
Rabbi Helfgot's Weekly Shiurim
No shiur this Sunday morning OR Wednesday evening
Kiddush this Shabbat is co-sponsored by Eric & Nancy Fremed and Marty & Jeanette Heistein in honor of their wedding anniversaries.  Kiddush is also co-sponsored by Stuart & Robin Kahan in memory of Robin's father, Erich Stern, and Morris Zabrowsky.  Kiddush is also co-sponsored by Gail Braverman and Ken Fried in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Gail's father, Yaakov ben Yichezkiel Hacohen.

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: Graneviz & Gross/Warburg

12/17 Gruber & Guttman
12/24 HaLevi & Heilpern
12/31 Heistein & Heller
1/7     Hikind & Holtz/Mallin 

Upcoming Events
Announcing the

Annual Round Robin Dinner!
Join the Round Robin dinner on Saturday night, January 7th, 2017 at 7:30pm.  This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with new and veteran community members.
For those who aren't familiar with the Round Robin rules, here's how it goes:
  • Some people host appetizer, some host the main course.
  • Guests are divided up into around 10-12 people per household and contribute a dairy dish to one of their hosts or a dessert.
  • Guests hop from House 1 (appetizer) to House 2 (main course) and then finally, we all gather together for dessert at the Shul.
Since this type of event takes a lot of time to organize, please submit
THIS FORM by December 17th to sign up.
We hope to see you all there!
The Social Committee
  Kids Yoga
Sunday, December 25th from 10:00am to 10:45am. 
Kids Yoga (K-2) with Johanna Samad. Come and have fun practicing yoga! We will focus on breath, balance, flexibility, concentration and stillness through games and the Chanukah story.
  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.
  Netivot Shalom Annual Dinner
The Netivot Shalom Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday night, March 4, 2017.
In Our Kehilla
  24h Annual Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive
Netivot Shalom is once again participating in The 24h Annual Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive. We are collecting new and unwrapped toys and gifts for children and young adults going through trying times. Please drop off your donations at the Cohen Residence - 914 Ridgeway St., Teaneck, from now until December 18th. The Bergen County Toy Drive is a great collaborative effort across many Bergen County Jewish Schools, Synagogues and Temples and donates to 18 different charity organizations. Your donations will help us share the excitement of Chanukah with thousands of children and young adults
  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, Shanan Cohen and Jonathan Passner 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).
For Your Information
    Mizrachi - RZA Lecture by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schachter
“Mizrachi-The Religious Zionists of America invites you to attend a very special lecture that will be given by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter. His presentation is entitled “THE CONTEMPORARY SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL: RESHIT ZEMICHAT GEULATENU?”

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30pm at Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck, NJ.  

We hope that you will join for this event as RZA-Mizrachi launches the newly formed Teaneck chapter of the Religious Zionists of America. There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be served.
    TABC Blood Drive
TABC invites all ages sixteen and up to our blood drive which will take place on Wednesday, Dec 21st at TABC (1600 Queen Anne Rd Teaneck NJ). The blood drive will be from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Those 16 years old need to fill out the Parental Consent Form.Appointments preferred, walk ins welcome; to schedule an appointment or to get the Parental Consent Form contact Nurse Linda: (201)-837-7696 X106. Remember to eat beforehand and bring your ID. We look forward to seeing you there.
 In Our Community
For Details, Click Here
  • 12/10 Moshe Halevi, member of a delegation of wounded Israeli Soldiers speaking at Beth Aaron 
  • 12/10 Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor at Rinat Yisrael
  • 12/10 Northern NJ Holocaust Memorial & Education Center Benefit
  • 12/11 Allison Josephs from Jew In the City at Beth Aaron
  • 12/11 Rabbi Alex Israel at Rinat Yisrael
  • 12/12 JNF Annual Reception
  • 12/16 - 17 Rabbi Dr. Michael Berger at Rinat Yisrael
  • 12/17 Project Ezrah Dinner
  • 12/18 Rinat Chanukah Boutique
  • 12/18 Rabbi Daniel Fridman at Rinat Yisrael
  • 12/21 Women's Shiur - Dr. Devora Rosenwasser at Beth Abraham
  • 12/26 Women's Shiur - Mrs Suzanne Cohen and Mrs. Marcy Stern at Beth Abraham
  • 1/12 TABC Annual Dinner
  • 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

December 16-17
Yaffa Epstein

January 6-7
Yehuda Mirsky

March 17-18
Tully Harcsztark

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Congregation Netivot Shalom
Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi • Michael Rogovin, President
811 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
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