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Parshat Vayishlach
December 16 -17, 2016/17 Kislev 5777
Candlelighting 4:12pm
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat with the Carlebach Minyan of Teaneck 4:15pm
Shacharit  9:00am
Mincha  4:05pm
Maariv 5:05pm
Havdalah 5:12pm
Shacharit  8:00am
Rabbi Helfgot's Shiur following Shacharit  
NB: there is an 8:30 Shacharit @ Shaare Tefilla  
This Week
Mazal Tov
Mazal Tov to parents Michal and Noam Sheps and grandparents Tzippy and Joel Schindel on the birth of a baby girl!
Carlebach Minyan at Netivot Shalom
The Carlebach Community of Teaneck will join Netivot Shalom for Friday evening davening this week. 
Rabbi Helfgot's Weekly Shiurim
Rabbi Helfgot will be giving his weekly shiurim on Sefer Ezra and Nehemiah on Sunday morning following Shacharit and Wednesday evening in his home from 8:30-9:15pm. 
Kiddush this week is being sponsored by the Kern and Ben-Biniamin families in honor of the yahrzeit of Irene Kern Goldschmidt (Chaya Sara Bat Mordechai V'Chana), the mother of Jeff Kern and Renee Ben-Biniamin.

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: Gruber & Guttman

12/24 HaLevi & Heilpern
12/31 Heistein & Heller
1/7    Courtesy of our sponsor
1/14  Herzog & Hikind
1/21  Holtz/Mallin & Idler

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
Save the date
March 4, 2017

for the
Netivot Shalom Annual Dinner

Tammy and Mark Hikind
Sema Heller Memorial Award


Michael Knopf
Service Award
 Netivot Shalom Youth Group Toy Wish List

The Netivot Shalom Youth Committee and Chaim Sussman, our Youth Director have made a list of new toys and games for children to use during youth groups. It has been posted on Amazon at this link.

If you would like to purchase something for our groups, please do so with a note on the occasion of your donation. It might be for a child or grandchild's birthday, the birth of a child, any occasion that you see fit, or just because. We look forward to your contributions.

In Our Kehilla
  24th Annual Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive

The deadline for the Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive, which services 20 charities is this Sunday! They are telling us that the toy donation supply is low. Please donate soon! If getting to the stores is difficult, there is even a link to an amazon wishlist.

Please drop off your donations at the Cohen Residence - 914 Ridgeway Street, Teaneck, from now until December 18th. 

  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
  Shaimos Drive at Rinat Yisrael
There will be a Shaimos Drive this Sunday, December 18, from 10:00am-12:00pm in Classroom C.
$18 donation required.
If you have a high school student in need of chesed hours who is able to help out, please email adina@rinat.org as soon as possible.
  Shoshana Samuels Speaks on Taharat Mishpacha
"Behind the Scenes in Jewish Marriage: Frequently Asked Questions
In Taharat HaMishpacha" will be presented by Shoshana Samuels, Yoezet Halacha, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 8pm at the residence  of Yosef and Ellie Rothstein, 360 Vandelinda Avenue,Teaneck

The mission of The Teaneck Yoetzet Initiatve is to enhance women's experiences in the area of the observance of the laws and traditions of taharat hamishpacha. By providing access to a Yoetzet Halacah, whose rigorous training includes taharat mishpacha and adjacent areas of women's health, mental health and relationships, we are helping women in all phases of their lives. Please help raise money for this worthy cause. Donations are welcome.
    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.
    JOFA Conference 2017- Chart Your Course

JOFA 2017 Conference: Chart Your Course January 14-15, 2017 at Columbia University 

See Schedule Here

Rabbi Helfgot will be speaking on "Moving the Ball Forward: Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein's Enduring Contribution to Women's Torah Education"

Also Including:
Saturday Night Programming - When registering, don't forget to sign up for a great Saturday night conference program!

High School Track - Join teens from around the country for special closed sessions exclusive for high school students! Special sessions are Feminism, Halakha and Tradition with Rabbi Lila Kagedan and Sexuality and Tzniut with Ora Weinbach and Simon Fleischer.   Register as a High School student today!

Shabbat JOFA - Join the JOFA community for Shabbat prior to the conference, January 14th, Parshat Vayechi. 

College Leader's Shabbaton - If you're a college student, join JOFA, Yeshivat Maharat, and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah for a special pre-conference leadership Shabbaton.  

Educational Cohort - This year, we will pilot a track to provide educational cohorts with the chance to participate in a half-day program about inclusion and policy setting for gay constituents in Orthodox learning institutions.  Learn more about how to join with your Day School. 

Women's Leadership Initiative Post-Conference Convention - Calling all women in, or training for, Jewish communal positions to join us for a special day-long program on the day after the conference. 

For more details, visit
    OU's Torah in the City
Orthodox Union presents Torah in the City: Halacha, Hashkafa, Tanach and Israel, Find What Speaks to You on January 15, 2017 from 8:45am - 6:15pm Indoors at Citi Field featuring speakers on a variety of topics. For more details, see OU.org/city. Children's programming: Ages 2-5 and 6-10. Pre-registration required. Lunch available for purchase
 In Our Community
For Details, Click Here
  • 12/15 - 1/12 MTA Middle School Mishmar Program at Arzei Darom
  • 12/16 - 17 Rabbi Dr. Michael Berger at Rinat Yisrael
  • 12/17 Kids Seudah Shlishit at Jewish Center of Teaneck
  • 12/17 Project Ezrah Dinner
  • 12/18 Chanukah Puppet Show at Keter Torah
  • 12/18 - 19 Ma'ayanot Theater Club presents You'e a  Good Man Charlie Brown
  • 12/18 Rinat Chanukah Boutique
  • 12/18 Rabbi Daniel Fridman at Rinat Yisrael
  • 12/19 - 1/16 Divorce Support Group for Orthodox Women
  • 12/21 Women's Shiur - Dr. Devora Rosenwasser at Beth Abraham
  • 12/25 Youth Chanukah Party at Jewish Center of Teaneck
  • 12/26 Special Zumba Sessions for Girls and their Moms at the Jewish Center of Teaneck
  • 12/26 Women's Shiur - Mrs Suzanne Cohen and Mrs. Marcy Stern at Beth Abraham
  • 1/7 Dueling Pianos at the Sisterhood of Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Cong B'nai Israel
  • 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

 Name Tag Day This Shabbat at Davar!!! Make your own, wear your own.

This Shabbat, December 16-17
Yaffa Epstein

4:15pm Mincha - Kabalat Shabbat
Friday night talk, during tefillah
Talk #1 - The Day Moses Got Schooled - A New Twist on an Old Story - 
This would be a re-reading of the story of Moshe in Rebbe Akivas Beit Midrash, It's a great shiur which raises a lot of questions about Torah, Torah Sheb'al peh and Rabbinic authority - and there's an amazing Rav Moshe piece that says some kind of audacious things. 

8:15am  Shabbat morning 
Talk #2 - Jewish Marriage: What it was, What it is, and What it could be
This session will explore the the act of Kiddushin, the most fundamental act that takes place under the Huppah. We will explore the creation of the ritual, and the repercussions for Jewish, Israeli, and American law. We will also explore different solutions that have been posed and what innovations are currently being utilized in both Israel and the US. 

3:45pm Shabbat afternoon - Mincha
Talk #3 - Women in the Rabbinate - Ancient and Modern issues, Bruriah to today
[report from the field followed by Q&A]

Yaffa serves as the Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. She received ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a Law Degree from Bar-Ilan University. She has studied at the Pardes Kollel, the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan and the Talmud Department of Hebrew University.

Yaffa has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and Liturgy at Pardes for over a decade, and has served as the Director of the Beit Midrash at the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. She has taught Talmud and Jewish Law at Yeshivat Maharat, The Drisha Institute, The Wexner Heritage New Members Institute, Kayam Farm Kollel and Young Judaea. Yaffa has lectured at Limmud Events around the world, has written curriculum for the Global Day of Jewish Learning and has created innovative educational programming for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

January 6-7
Yehuda Mirsky

March 17-18
Tully Harcsztark

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Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi • Michael Rogovin, President
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