As we have done for a number of years, Congregation Netivot Shalom will be holding its special Erev Rosh Hashanah selichot and tefillat shacharit this Sunday morning. We will be reciting selected selichot with explanations (as many shuls now do for Tisha be-Av) led by our rabbi, Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, in the spirit of the Shulchan Aruch's dictum : "it is better to recite less tachanunim with more devotion and intent than many with little intent".
7:30am followed immediately by shacharit
Rabbi Helfgot's Sunday Morning Shiur
Rabbi Helfgot's Sunday morning shiur continues with a 3-part class on kriyah of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Following shacharit.
Kiddush is co-sponsored by Michael & Jessica Dodes to thank the community for all their support. Kiddush is co-sponsored by Ben & Shuli Sandler and Jessica's parents, Bob & Marcia Sandler.
Please join us for a pot luck seudat shlishit on Shabbat Shuva
Date: September 19
Place: Home of Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot and Rachel Brenner, 740 Palmer
Go to www.perfectpotluck.com to sign up with what you will bring by September 13. You will need to put in the name of the coordinator (Hikind) and the password (nspotluck) to access the event page.
Please sponsor this event. See our Donate page on our Web site.
Following the Seudat Shlishit, please join us back at the shul for mincha (6:25 pm) and a special Shabbat Shuva Drasha by Guest Rabbi Chaim Rapoport (6:50 pm).
Rabbi Chaim Rapoport attended the Yeshivot of Manchester, Gateshead, Torat Emet in Jerusalem and the central Lubavitch Yeshivah in New York. He has been the rabbi of diverse communities in Melbourne, Australia, Launceston in Tasmania, the Leeds Kollel, Birmingham, and the Ilford Synagogue, Beehive Lane. He served as a member of the Chief Rabbi's Cabinet and Advisor to the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, on matters of Jewish Medical Ethics. In 2005 Rapoport established 'Machon Mayim Chaim', an institution through which he promotes Jewish learning and disseminates his own teachings and perspectives on a broad range of subjects across the gamut of Jewish studies ranging from in-depth lectures and shiurim on the Talmud and Jewish Law, Chassidic thought and practice to addressing many contemporary, topical and controversial issues that are pertinent to the Jewish community in Israel and the diaspora. He is in demand as a speaker around the world and this is his second time at Netivot Shalom.
Simchat Torah Kiddush
We are gearing up for another great Simchat Torah kiddush. This kiddush is a gala event shared by all. Please join in sponsoring this annual event by completing our sponsorship form by Monday, September 21.
There are four opportunities to give: Friend - $50, Donor - $100, Supporter - $150 and Sponsor - $250.
In addition to being a wonderful event which marks the conclusion of the Yom Tov season, the kiddush is a major fundraiser for our shul. Please note that the money raised at this fund raiser will be the only money available in our budget for kiddush through out the rest of the year on weeks that we have no sponsor. It is important to remember that a portion of the kiddush budget goes for Scotch. We strongly encourage those who partake in Scotch on a regular basis to consider the Sponsor level donation. Otherwise, we may not have sufficient funds to provide Scotch at kiddush throughout the year.
As you know, Netivot Shalom has made tremendous strides in increasing and improving its programs, and membership dues do not fully cover these costs. Please give generously to our silent appeal to enable us to continue to run our quality programs and projects. Even if you are attending services elsewhere, please consider participating in our silent appeal by completing this form:
The Teaneck Mikvah will be open for men's use on Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur.
Men will have access to 12 preparation rooms, 2 express changing areas, and 3 mikvaot. One of the three mikvaot will close at 1:00 on Erev Rosh Hashana in order to prepare it for immediate post Rosh Hashanah use. Kindly enter through the Main Entrance of the Mikvah.
Mikvah hours are as follows:
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 13 5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Erev Yom Kippur, Tuesday, September 22 4:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Please be considerate and adhere to the closing times.
Fees: $25 per person
$54 per family
Kindly shower at home and bring your own towels.
Please call the Mikvah at 201-837-8220 or email us at email@example.com with any questions.
In Our Kehilla
Mia Cohen's Bat Mitzvah Project
Mia Cohen has decided to volunteer with Friendship Circle in Bergen County for her Bat Mitzvah Year. One of the events she is helping out with is the Friendship Walk on September 20th. If you are local, please stop by Votee Park in the morning and you will see Mia working on crafts with the kids.
Many of you have read in the Jewish Link about the Yoetzet Halacha program in Teaneck. In it, Netivot is prominently mentioned as one of the sponsors of the program. We are very proud of our support for this important program and encourage other shuls to formally sponsor it as well. We are in the process of completing our fundraising efforts for our annual donation to the program without adversely affecting our other budgetary needs. We encourage everyone who can contribute to please send in your contribution made out to the shul with the memo note to Michael Knopf.
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;firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help our efforts. For any questions call us at 201-579-3066
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