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Announcements for Shabbat Parshat Ha’azinu

10/11/2019 06:35:52 AM


12 Tishrei 5780 - October 11, 2019 - Candle Lighting at 5:51 PM/Minchah at 5:50 PM                                                             




Please remember to follow up on your personal commitments to contribute to our Kol Nidrei Yizkor Appeal on behalf of our Shul and to our Yom Kippur Yizkor Appeal inspired by the memory of Rabbi Reuven Cohn z”l on behalf of Keren Kagan, an Jerusalem-based afterschool program that tutors underprivileged Israeli youth.













6:40 AM

5:50 PM

CL before 5:51 PM





8:00 AM

9:00 AM

5:40 PM

Havdalah after 6:51 PM


Erev Sukkot



8:00 AM

5:50 PM

Shul Sukkah Building Part II

CL before 5:48 PM

Kiddush after 6:48 PM



Friday Night   

5:50 PM Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv.  


Shabbat Morning

8:00 AM Hashkama Minyan in the Social Hall

9:00 AM Main Sanctuary Minyan. D’var Torah: Rabbi Charlie Schwartz.  Anim Zmirot: Matan Ganz

10:30 AM Youth Programs:

  • Torah Tots group (1-5 year olds) meet in the small Youth Room downstairs.
  • K-2nd grade group meet in the large Youth Room across from the Beit Midrash men’s entrance.

5:40 PM Mincha. Aviav Bernstein will be our youth leyner this Shabbat.  All youth who would like to participate should contact David Waxman to reserve a spot. 

6:00 PM Seudah Shelishit. Rabbi Samuels will teach.  

6:51 PM Havdalah



PLEASE JOIN OUR SUKKAH TEAM!  We are ready to build the Shul Sukkah on Sunday morning, Oct. 13, erev Sukkot. Please contact Uri Feldman to indicate that you can help.  


Hospitality: If you would like to host or be hosted for meals for Sukkot please send an email to the hospitality team with details


Lulav/Etrog Pickup for lulavs and etrogs will be THIS Sunday, October 13th Erev Sukkot, after shacharit, approximately 8:35 am. Pick-ups will be until 11:35. If you have not yet ordered but you would like a set, please contact us at or



WTG Simchat Torah offers an opportunity for all women at Shaarei to have an aliyah on Simchat Torah. If you would like to volunteer to read Torah or help run the service, please speak to Shoshie Lockshin. Also If you don't have a card on file with the Women's Tefillah Group, or if you're not sure whether you do, now is a great time to send in the details of your name. Having a card on file with WTG will make it smoother to call you up for an aliyah on Simchat Torah and at other women's tefillot throughout the year. If you'd like a card, please send me your English first and last name and your Hebrew name and your mother's and father's Hebrew names (eg. Dina Bat Leah v'Yaakov). Thank you, Shoshie Lockshin

Shaarei Blood Drive: Sunday, October 27, 2019. Time: 9 AM to 2:30 PM. You can help to save lives!  Register here:

Join the Boston community on October 27 for ADL New England’s The Good Fight: A Forum on Confronting Anti-Semitism Today and Tomorrow, an informative and hands-on day dedicated to combating #antiSemitism. Learn more and register at

Teen learning with Rabbi Samuels is scheduled to resume on Monday, October 28.  All families with high school students studying in non-Jewish-Day-School frameworks are warmly welcome and encouraged to contact Rachel Greenblatt for more information here.


Sign up TODAY for year 2 of Me’ah being held at Shaarei. Is your registration up to date before the fall semester begins? The fall semester is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 28, 7-9:30 PM. Dr. Alan Verskin will be teaching a Medieval course. The winter/spring course begins on Monday, February 3, 2020. Dr. Jacob Meskin will be teaching a Modern course. To register for Year Two of Me’ah Classic, held at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton, please go to the following link :

New Me’ah Students: If you were unable to join us for the first year, there is an option to join the group for year two (Medieval and Modern Jewish history). In order to graduate from the Me’ah course we would help you connect with a year one class (Bible & Rabbinics) the following year. Click here to learn more about the Me’ah Program- A Journey Through 2,000 years of Jewish History.


Book Group: Next meeting will be November 5 when we will discuss the book Inheritance by Dani Shapiro. Contact for more information.


Save the date for our first Community Dinner!  On Friday night, November 8, 2019, we will host the husband (Yoni) and wife (Nina) Israeli musical sensation, YONINA. Yoni will lead us in davening and Yoni and Nina will lead our singing at dinner and at our post-dinner Kumzitz. Sign-up will open next week for this exciting family friendly Shabbat!


Save the Date: November 13 The education committee presents Author Karen Treiger who will discuss her book “My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story”. The author will give a presentation on her award winning book. She will also be in Shaarei over Sukkot.


New England Yoetzet Halacha Initiative (NEYHI) of Ma'ayan Yoetzet Halacha Sarah Cheses is available for consultation on questions regarding Taharat HaMishpacha (Jewish law relating to married life) and its intersection with women's health. She can be reached via phone or text at (339) 364-2848 or via email at The best hours to contact Sarah are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 8PM to 10PM. For more information and to stay connected, please visit and sign up for the mailing list.

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