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Parshat Chukat
June 26 - 27, 2015 /10 Tammuz 5775
Latest Candlelighting  8:13pm
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat  7:00pm
Shacharit 9:00am
Rabbi Etshalom speaks after kiddush  
Pirkei Avot Shiur 7:30pm
Mincha 8:10pm
Gemara Shiur  
Maariv 9:06pm
Havdalah 9:14pm
Shacharit 8:00am
This Week
Mazel Tov
Mazel Tov to Benny Edelman for being awarded first place in the Morris J and Betty Kaplun Foundation Essay Contest.
Scholar in Residence
Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

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. Thank you to Eric & Nancy Fremed and Sam & Shonnie Heller for sponsoring this program.
 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 on Sunday after Shacharit.
This week kiddush is sponsored by the Ken & Gail Fried

Thank you to our clean up teams!  

This week:  Kagedan & Kahan

7/4      Y&S Kaplan & Z&A Kaplan
7/11     Kern  & Knopf
7/18     Kruman & Langer
7/25     Lebovitch & Lopkin

In Our Kehilla
Upcoming Bar Mitzvah
Natan Herzog becomes a Bar Mitzvah next week and the entire congregation is invited to join the family for a celebratory kiddush sponsored by Uri Herzog and Tamira Sperling. 

Lamdeinu Summer Classes

Join Lamdeinu for our exciting July classes beginning Monday, June 29th. Register for morning classes in Advanced Talmud for Women: Gittin with Rabbi David Nachbar, Halakhic Perspectives on Marriage, Intimacy and Family Life with Nechama Price, and Sefer Yonah with Rachel Friedman.  We are also offering an evening class on The End of Moshe's Life in Peshat and Derash, given by Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot.  Lamdeinu is a center for Jewish learning located in Teaneck, New Jersey.  For more information and registration, please visit us at lamdeinu.org.
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.
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
 In Our Community
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  • 6/2 - 7/29 Summer Semester of Lamdeinu 
  • 6/25 thru August - Summer Girls Learning Initiative
  • 6/27 Rabbi Etshalom at Keter Torah
  • 6/27 Rabbi Etshalom at Rinat Yisrael
  • 6/28 Mr. Eitan Kastner at Rinat Yisrael
  • 6/29 - 7/2 4 day workshop for MS & HS Talmud Teachers at Drisha
  • 6/29 - 7/31 Drisha Summer Learning
  • 7/6 - 7/20 Community Beit Midrash at Rinat Yisrael
  • 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 - 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
At Davar This Week
June 26 & 27 - Rachel Keren
The schedule is:
Friday night 7pm tfila and talk #1 "R. Rephael Aharon Ben Shimon – the chief Rabbi of Egypt between 1890-1920 and his halachic solution for Agunot – most interesting, astonishing and very actual."

Saturday morning 8:15am tfila and talk #2 "Between Halacha and Meta-halacha"

Saturday afternoon 7:45pm  tfila and talk #3 "Shiur in Midrash"
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. 
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Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi • Michael Rogovin, President
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