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Parshat Tazria-Metzora
April 24 - 25, 2015 /6 Iyyar 5775
Latest Candlelighting  7:26pm
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00pm
(with the Carlebach Community of Teaneck)  
Shacharit 9:00am
followed by Panel Discussion   
after Kiddush  
Mincha 7:20pm
Maariv 8:19pm
Havdalah 8:27pm
Shacharit  8:00am
Mazel Tov
Mazel Tov to Ellie & Mike Witkes on the birth of a grandson, Binyamin Aronowitz, born to their children, Devorah & Michael Aronowitz. The bris took place this past week in Richmond,  VA.

Mazal Tov to Tzippy & Joel Schindel on the occassion of the engagement of Shira to Ron Gejman, son of Alicia & Pablo Gejman.
This Week
Joint Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Carlebach Community of Teaneck

Bring the whole family for a joyous  service when the Carlebach Community of Teaneck joins Netivot Shalom for our monthly joint Kabbalat Shabbat service
The Netivot Shalom Education Committee presents: 
"How To Read The Bible":
A panel discussion on Biblical interpretation
focusing on Parshat Tazria-Metzora
Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz on the Midrashic approach
Ms. Sarah Rindner on the Literary approach
Dr. Shuli Sandler on the Psychoanalytic approach
Moderated by Rabbi Nati Helfgot

On Shabbat, following Kiddush.
This week the kiddush is sponsored by the shul.

Thank you to our clean up teams!  

This week:   Dworken & Edelman

5/2        Epstein & Esquenazi
5/9        Fass & Fisher
5/16      Fleischer/Labinsky & Fox
5/23      Frankel & Fried
Upcoming Events
Sefer Ruth Shiur

Rabbi Helfgot's shiur on Sefer Ruth resumes next Sunday after Shacharit.
Like to Lead Services?
The Belz School of Jewish Music at Yeshiva University is pleased to announce the Bayrish Schreiber Memorial Seminar in the musical nusach of Shacharit for Shabbat. This tuition-free four week seminar conducted by members of the Belz faculty will take place at Cong. Bnai Yeshurun on Thursday Evenings, 8 - 9:30 PM, from April 30th through May 21st. All Baalei Tefilla and aspiring Baalei Tefillah are invited to attend these sessions, which will grant a Certificate of Completion to all those who finish the series. Learn the beautiful, accurate nusach of the Belz School, and discover facts that you never knew about Tefillat Schacharit. This seminar is free and open to all residents of Bergen County.

In addition, Netivot Shalom has a CD you can borrow with Lincoln Square synagogue's Chazan Emeritus Sherwood Goffin guiding you through the entire nusach of Shabbat. Please see Michael Rogovin to borrow this CD. 
Shabbat Afternoon Scholars Series

A monthly talk between mincha and maariv on Shabbat afternoon given by local scholars.

May 16, 2015
Ronnie Perelis
Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Chair in Sephardic Studies; Assistant Professor of Sephardic Studies, Yeshiva University

The Seductions of Sefarad:
The Hebrew Poets of Spain Struggle
with the Sacred and the Profane

Mincha at 7:20pm

Click here or on the poster below to download a PDF Flyer for the entire series

In Our Kehilla
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.  
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).

A sign-up spreadsheet is linked here.  
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.
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.
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 volunteer@bikurcholimbergencounty.org  to sign up to help our efforts.  For any questions call us at 201-579-3066
Keylim Mikvah Awareness Month
Every family in Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford benefits from the keylim mikvah all year round, but especially during the busy month before Pesach. Please help us recognize its importance by financially supporting the mikvah during Keylim Mikvah Awareness Month. Funds collected will be used exclusively for the daily operational expenses of the mikvah including insurance costs, supplies, and equipment. Suggested amount is $36 per family, but of course, any contribution is appreciated. Payments may be made online at www.teaneckmikvah.com. Thank you!
Now through April 30, 2015  North American Jews have the opportunity to elect delegates for the 37th Annual World Zionist Congress.To register and vote go to www.myvoteourisrael.com
 In Our Community
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  • 4/25 Rabbi Guy Avihod, Israel social activist & mental health expert at Rinat Yisrael
  • 4/25 Rabbi Jeremy Stern at Beth Aaron on the topic of Agunot
  • 4/26 Blood Drive at Keter Torah
  • 4/26 Israeli Reserve Soldiers speak at BCHSJS at Moriah School. All Invited.
  • 4/26 Rabbi Dov Lipman at Beth Aaron on the topic of Lone Soldiers
  • 4/26 Ohel presents: "Rising from Divorce" Film and Panel Discussion
  • 4/26 Areyvut Breakfast
  • 4/26 - 6/7 Zumba at Rinat Yisrael for Girls K - 5
  • 4/30 - 5/21 Bayrish Schreiber Memorial Seminar in the musical nusach of Shacharit for Shabbat at Bnai Yeshurun
  • 5/14 JFNNJ One Book, One Community Event: Meet the Author of The Golem & The Jinni at Temple Emeth
  • 5/17 Yeshivat Noam's Color Me Fun Run
  • 5/17 Heichal HaTorah's community wide Siyum HaShas
  • 5/18 BNOT of Bnai Yeshurun hold Flower Arranging Class
  • 6/3 OU Advocacy Center Leadership Mission to Washington
  • 6/21 Drisha Institute Dinner
  • Taglit-Birthright Trip for Modern Orthodox Graduates of Jewish Day Schools
  • Birthright Free Trips to Israel for young adults,18 - 26.
  • JFNNJ Summer Program from Young Adults 19-27
  • Ma'ayanot offering free tutoring for 1st - 5th graders
  • Thursday night Parsha Shiur at Rinat Yisrael
  • Yeshivat Noam Tuesday Morning Parent Shiur series presented by Rabbi Uri Goldstein: Tricks, Loopholes, and Legal Fictions: Does Halacha Allow Us to Deceive God?  
  • Rav Meir Goldwicht's Parshat HaShavua in Hebrew resumes
  • 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
  • Simcha G'machs - tables, chairs, centerpieces, tablecloths, bris pillows, pillowcases and outfits, wedding presents and medical supplies
Coming Up at Davar
April 24 & 25 - Daniel Segal, Community Rabbi of Alon, founding member of Ein Prat Academy of Leadership

7:00pm - Friday evening tfila  - Topic:  Israel over the past few days, Yom Ha'Zikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmuat, The passing of Rav, Reb Aharon Lichtenstein Zt"l, and thoughts about current Israel that will frame a lot of what we will be speaking of on Shabbat.

8:15am shabat morning tfila Topic - "The Tale of a Goat" by Agnon.  

7:00pm Shabat afternoon - Topic - A look at the future of Jewish renewal in Israel,  some of the issues that are causing the phenomenon, and try to predict where it might be going. I'll be using Israel modern poetry as a test case - and example.
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Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi • Michael Rogovin, President
811 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
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