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Parshat Va’era, 27 Tevet 5780 - January 24, 2020

01/23/2020 08:41:05 PM

Jan23

Shabbat Candle Lighting before: 4:30PM

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.

DAVENING SCHEDULE

LATE MAARIV meets at 9 PM. We need people to sign up for at least one night per week Monday through Thursday. Late Maariv takes less than 10 minutes and is critical that we have a minyan promptly for those saying Kaddish, observing Yahrtzeits and most importantly, to daven with a minyan. Sign up at www.minyan.shaarei.org

 

Jan

Tevet/

Shavat

Shacharit

Minchah/Maariv

Late Maariv

Notes

Fri

24

27

6:40 AM

4:30 PM

N/A

CL before 4:30 PM

Sat

25

28

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

4:35 PM

N/A

WTG 12:15

Daf Yomi 3:35 PM

Havdalah after 5:32 PM

Sun

26

29

8:00 AM

4:35 PM

N/A

8:30 AM Teen Minyan

8:45 - 9:30 AM Daf Yomi

4:00 PM Program with Shlichot: Challah Bake with Middle School Girls

5:30 PM Tai Chi with Master Roger Whidden

Mon

27

1

6:15 AM/8:00 AM (TBA)

4:35 PM

9:00 PM

Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat

7:15 AM RBS Talmud Study

5:15 PM Teen Learning 

7:00 PM Year 2 of Me’ah 

7:30 PM  Zikaron BaSalon In’t Holocaust Remembrance Day, listen to survival story told by Monica Brettler

9:15-10 PM Daf Yomi

Tues

28

2

6:40 AM

4:35 PM

9:00 PM

7:15 AM Mishna Study with J. David Jacobs

9:15-10 PM Daf Yomi

Wed

29

3

6:40 AM

4:35 PM

9:00 PM

9:15-10 PM Daf Yomi 

Thur

30

4

6:30 AM 

4:35 PM

9:00 PM

9:15-10 PM Daf Yomi

Fri

31

5

6:40 AM

4:40 PM

N/A

CL before 4:39 PM

 

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY NIGHT 

4:30 PM Minchah/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv 

SHABBAT MORNING 

8:00 AM Hashkama Minyan (Downstairs Beit Midrash) 

9:00 AM Main Sanctuary Minyan. Anim Zmirot: Ezra Levin. D’var Torah: Erik Bittner.

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.

12:15 PM WTG in the Beit Midrash. Davening: Ronit Ankori; Leyning: Rachel Schiff; Gabbait 1: Deborah Stanhill; Gabbait 2: Stephanie Samuels; D’var Torah: Penina Adelman.

4:20 PM Minchah: All youth who would like to participate should contact David Waxman to reserve a spot.  

4:35 PM Seudah Shlishit with Maimonides 10th grade. There will be a student D’var Torah and Rabbi Samuels will teach.

5:32 PM Maariv/Havdalah

 

FAMILY LEARNING- Winter Edition

Shabbat morning 10:00-10:30 am in the social hall.

Come join for an exciting six-weeks of family learning. This time around we will mix up who learns with who. All kids (ages 5-10) are invited and will be paired with an adult (ages 13-99) for parsha learning. Parents and children can also stick together if they prefer. We will have source sheets for every level, all you have to do is come. Shabbat morning 10:00-10:30 am in the social hall. Non-parental adult participants should make every effort to attend Hashkama minyan to hear the full Keriyat HaTorah. Please email Ziva Hassenfeld (ziva.r.hassenfeld@gmail.com) if interested in participating this week, another week, or all six weeks! It's a wonderful way to learn, socialize with inter-generationally in the community, and live our values of chinnuch and talmud torah.

 

 

SUNDAY Jan 26

  • 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.
  • Program with Shlichot: Challah Bake for Middle School Girls 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Shaarei.
  • Tai Chi 5:30 - 8:30 PM Master Roger Whidden will be teaching this special class. Visitors are welcome to come and observe.

MONDAY Jan 27

RBS Talmud Study, 7:15 AM

Teen Learning with Rabbi Samuels 5:15 PM in the Bayit.

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 Session: Jan 27

Zikaron BaSalon in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We will hear the survival story of Carl Heinz Rosner from his daughter, Monica Brettler., 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

TUESDAY Jan 28

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

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

 

WEDNESDAY Jan 29 

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

 

THURSDAY  Jan 30 

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

 

UPCOMING AT SHAAREI

 

MOTZAEI SHABBAT Feb 1

MAIMONIDES Motzaei Shabbat Kiddush KUMSITZ: An unforgettable evening of singing and friendship for all ages. 7:30 PM-9:00 PM at Shaarei. Co- sponsored by: Shaarei Tefillah; Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israe; Beit Sasson; and the Adams Street Shul.

 

MONDAY Feb 3 

Teen learning with Rabbi Samuels. 5:15 PM

Year 2 of Me’ah the winter/spring semester, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at Shaarei in the Bayit.

Dr. Jacob Meskin will be teaching a Modern course. 

Sessions: Feb 3, 10, 24; Mar 4, 16, 23, 30; Apr 8, 9, 10; snow/sick days: May 11, 18.

Board Meeting 7:30 PM in the social hall.

 

Tuesday Feb 4

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

SHABBAT 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 at Shaarei 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

UMass Amherst OU-JLIC, Rabbi Raffi and Ariela Leicht, present an informational meeting for prospective and current students and parents on Sunday evening, February 9 at 6-8 PM at Adam’s Street Synagogue. Vege Crust pizza will be served. For more information contact Rav Raffi at 917.294.1429 | raffi@umassjlic.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