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Parshat Shemot, 120 Tevet 5780 - January 17, 2020

01/16/2020 11:33:42 PM

Jan16

Shabbat Candle Lighting before: 4:21 PM

Please check the ERUV hotline at (781) 446-9797

Community Mikvah open for Leil Shabbat Women’s Tevillah mikvah@bethelnewton.org 

Yoetzet Halakhah Sarah Cheses (339) 364-2848 or via email at NE.yoetzet@gmail.com

 

 

Friday/Saturday FEB 7-8   

Leil Shabbat Community Dinner 

with Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein: 

Bringing It Alive: Living Our Past, Present and Future.

Sign-up is OPEN for the dinner here: https://tinyurl.com/Feb7-Community-Dinner
    4:45 PM Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv . 6:00 PM Community Dinner . 7:45 Shiur

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein received semikhah from Yeshiva University (1991), and his Ph.D. in Medieval Jewish History from Harvard (2003). He has served as a synagogue rabbi, a high school Judaic Studies teacher, an adult educator, and is a prolific internet-educator. He is the author of As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience (2016); We’re Missing the Point: What’s Wrong with the Orthodox Jewish Community and How to Fix it (2012), as well as two historical novels, and numerous articles.

 

THIS WEEK AT SHAAREI

SUNDAY Jan 19

Sunday Morning Teen Minyan at 8:30 AM in the Beit Midrash for davening and breakfast. All middle and high school girls and boys and their parents are invited to join us. For details please contact Hagay Ramati or David Berlove.

 

Sunday Morning, 8:45-9:30 AM Daf Yomi. Please come with a Masekhet Berakhot.

 

Program with Shlichot: Living in Israel for Junior & Seniors 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Shaarei.

 

MONDAY Jan 20

RBS Talmud Study, 7:15 AM

Year 2 of Me’ah the fall semester, 7-9:30 PM at Shaarei in the Bayit.

Dr. Alan Verskin will be teaching a Medieval course.  

Remaining Sessions: Jan 20, 27

Program with Shlichot: Adult Hebrew Club 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Beth El. We will discuss "Hebrew - A dream come true" in honor of Hebrew Language Day and MLK Day.

 

Daf Yomi, weeknights after late Maariv, from 9:15-10 PM

 

TUESDAY Jan 21

Mishna Study with J. David Jacobs, 7:15 - 8:00 AM.

 

Tai Chi 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the Social Hall with Danny Wyschogrod. Beginners welcome.

NCYS Teen Learning Fellowship 7:30 PM

Session: Jan 21 at Shaarei

All High School age students are invited to join across the Greater Boston area as we explore the Jewish perspective on current events, issues and news headlines. Teens will have the opportunity to learn with mentors in the community. For more information, contact Rabbi Yudi Riesel at yudi@ncsy.org. or to sign up click here.

 

Daf Yomi, weeknights after late Maariv, from 9:15-10 PM

 

WEDNESDAY Jan 22 

Daf Yomi, weeknights after late Maariv, from 9:15-10 PM

 

THURSDAY  Jan 23 

Daf Yomi, weeknights after late Maariv, from 9:15-10 PM

 

UPCOMING AT SHAAREI

FRIDAY Jan 24 

Maimonides 10th Grade Shabbaton; Dinner at Shaarei

 

SUNDAY Jan 26

Tai Chi 7:00 - 9:00 PM Master Roger Whidden will be teaching this special class. Visitors are welcome to come and observe.

MONDAY Jan 27

Teen learning with Rabbi Samuels.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY Feb 7-8

 

Save The Date: Leil Shabbat Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein: Bringing It Alive: Living Our Past, Present and Future.

Sign-up for the dinner here: https://tinyurl.com/Feb7-Community-Dinner
    4:45 PM Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv . 6:00 PM Community Dinner . 7:45 Shiur

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein received semikhah from Yeshiva University (1991), and his Ph.D. in Medieval Jewish History from Harvard (2003). He has served as a synagogue rabbi, a high school Judaic Studies teacher, an adult educator, and is a prolific internet-educator. He is the author of As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience (2016); We’re Missing the Point: What’s Wrong with the Orthodox Jewish Community and How to Fix it (2012), as well as two historical novels, and numerous articles.

 

SUNDAY Feb 9   

Save the Date: Shaarei-Yachad Family Tu B'shevat Seder 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, for all ages and all abilities. The evening includes dinner, an Israel themed craft and a fun seder led by Rabbi Samuels.

 

ONGOING AT SHAAREI

Shaarei Tefillah’s Family Table program continues to partner with JF&CS in providing critically needed food. We have been assigned to provide 40 boxes of Whole Grain Pasta and 40 boxes of Whole Grain Cereal each month. Drop off anytime at the Family Table bin in the entrance lobby of the shul. 

Please consider volunteering in the rewarding experience of packing and distributing groceries for those in need. The scheduled upcoming Sundays are: Jan 26, 2020, Feb 23, Mar 15, Apr 5, May 10, June 7, July 12.

Contact Cheryl Levin at cllevin@gmail.com for more information or Lisa Katz at lkatz@jfcsboston.org for more information and to schedule.

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 NE.yoetzet@gmail.com. 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 www.NEyoetzet.org and sign up for the mailing list.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Monday, January 20: MLK Day of Service: Shaarei is partnering with the Boston JCRC MLK Day of Service. Spend your day off work and school with other Shaarei families, painting and beautifying the Blackstone Elementary School in Boston's South End.  This event is open to families with children ages 4 and up, on January 20, 2020 from 9:30 to 12:30. To sign up, please visit https://www.jcrcboston.org/events/mlk2020/, click on "Young Family Volunteering" and choose St. Stephen's Youth Programs - Blackstone Elementary. Note that adults without children are more than welcome to register but please go to the young family section on the JCRC website to find the Blackstone project option. Questions? Contact Shoshie: shoshanna.lockshin@gmail.com

Northeast NCSY Winter Regional 2020, Jan 31st - Feb 2nd, Crowne Plaza Danbury, CT

Join 150 teens from all backgrounds for an incredible Shabbaton featuring delicious food, awesome advisors, inspiring guest speakers and lots more! Open to all Jewish teens in New England & Upstate NY, Grades 8-12 For more info & registration: northeast.ncsy.org. Office: 646-459-5196, northeast@ncsy.org

Winter/Spring Meah Class: Values in Practice: The Jewish Holidays in Jewish Law and Custom at Hebrew College. Instructor: Rabbi Benjamin Samuels. Tuesday mornings 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Sessions: Feb 25; March 3, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12. Snow/sick day May 19. 

Cost: $350. Financial aid is available; please contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu for details.

 

GREATER BOSTON ERUV SUPPORT: The Greater Boston Eruv Corporation provides our entire community with a functioning Eruv every Shabbat of the year. We need your immediate support to fund the operational expenses of the Eruv for 2020 (our 2019 budget was completely spent). Our expenses include salaries and taxes for weekly field inspections of the entire border, weekly required maintenance, insurance, and materials. We are asking for $125 per family for the 2020 budget. Please consider paying via Paypal via our website, www.bostoneruv.org or send your tax-deductible payment to our mailing address available from our web site. The Eruv is not a free service, please respond promptly.

 

AIPAC Policy Conference on March 1-3: Join Rabbi Samuels and the Shaarei delegation in DC for the largest, most diverse gathering of the pro-Israel movement in America. Election year Policy Conferences are especially significant. None of AIPAC’s legislative accomplishments - specifically the 3.8 billion dollars to Israel in military assistance and Iron Dome funding - would be possible without our efforts. For questions, please contact Lance Kawesch or Rabbi Samuels.

SEFER DONATIONS

 

If you wish to donate a sefer (Siddur, Chumash, Library Book) in honor of or in memory of a person or people, please go to: https://www.shaarei.org/payment.php

Tue, February 25 2020 30 Shevat 5780