Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 AM: Rabbi Mitchell Novitsky will be officiating Services starting at 9:00 AM.
Saturday, February 24th Shabbat Zachor/ שבת זכור : ("Sabbath [of] remembrance) Shabbat that immediately precedes Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describes attack by Amalek. There is a tradition from Talmud that Haman, antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, which means at this public reading both men & women make a special effort to hear it.
Wednesday, February 28th Ta'anit Esther/ תענית אסתר : The Fast of Esther is a Jewish fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve, commemorating the three-day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim. If the date of the Fast of Esther falls on Shabbat (Saturday), the fast is instead observed on the preceding Thursday. Like other minor fasts, Ta'anit Esther begins at dawn & ends at nightfall.
Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM Erev Purim, Read the Magilla Esther (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Thursday, March 1st Purim: (Hebrew: פּוּרִים , Pûrîm "lots", from word pur, related to Akkadian pūru). Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman. It is one of the most joyous & fun Jewish holidays.
Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 AM Purim, Read the Magilla Esther
Friday, March 2nd: Shushan Purim/ שושן פורים : Purim celebrated in Jerusalem & walled cities.
Friday, March 9th at 6:30 PM Shabbat Across America – Join us for Shabbat service, followed by a light dinner. Members $12.00, Non-members $15.00, Kids: $10 (up to 13) ** PLEASE CALL ASAP FOR RESERVATIONS**
Saturday, March 10th Shabbat Parah/ שבת פרה : ("Sabbath [of the] red heifer") Takes place on Shabbat before Shabbat HaChodesh, in preparation for Passover. Numbers 19:1-22 describes parah adumah ("red heifer") in the Jewish temple as part of the manner in which kohanim & the Jewish people purified themselves so they would be ready ("pure") to sacrifice the korban Pesach.
Saturday, March 17th Shabbat HaChodesh/ שבת החדש : ("Sabbath [of the] month") Precedes the first of the Hebrew month of Nisan during which Passover is celebrated. Exodus 12:1-20 & the laws of Passover. On the first day of Nisan, God presented the first commandment of how to "sanctify the new moon" (kiddush hachodesh) for the onset of Rosh Chodesh & thus Nisan becomes the first month of the Jewish year (counting by months).
Saturday, March 17th Rosh Chodesh Nisan/ ראש חודש ניסן : Beginning of New Hebrew month Nisan. Nisan or Nissan is the 1st month of the Hebrew year & corresponds to March or April.
Saturday, March 24th Shabbat HaGadol/ שבת הגדול : ("Great Shabbat") Shabbat immediately before Passover. There is a special Haftarah reading on this Shabbat of the book of Malachi. Traditionally a lengthy & expansive sermon is given in the afternoon to general community.
Friday, March 30th Ta'anit Bechorot/ תענית בכורות : Fast of the Firstborn is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. Fast is usually broken at siyum celebration (typically at the conclusion of morning services), which, according to prevailing custom, creates an atmosphere of rejoicing that overrides the requirement to continue fast. Unlike most Jewish fast days, only firstborns are required to fast beginning at dawn.
Passover/ פֶּּסַח /Pesach: Commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, & is celebrated for seven or eight days. One of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.
Friday, March 30th at 7:00 PM First Pesach Seder. Join us for a Kosher Dinner & service. The Jews have an everlasting covenant with G-d to observe Pesach. Additional details such as menu & selling the Chometz will be available soon. Mark the date. (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Saturday, March 31st at 9:00 AM Services 1st Day of Pesach (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Sunday. April 1st at 9:00 AM Services 2nd Day Pesach (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Friday, April 6th at 9:00 AM & 8:00 PM Services 7th Day Pesach (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Saturday, April 7th at 9:00 AM Services 8th Day Pesach & 11:00 AM Yizkor Recited (Rabbi will be in attendance)
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tetzaveh
Friday, February 23, 2018
Adar 8, 5778
Light Candles at 5:27 PM
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Adar 9, 5778
Shabbat Ends 6:27 PM
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Ki Tisa
Friday, March 2, 2018
Adar 15, 5778
Light Candles at 5:35 PM
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Adar 16, 5778
Shabbat Ends 6:35 PM
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayak'hel-Pekudei
Friday, March 9, 2018
Adar 22, 5778
Light Candles at 5:43 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Adar 23, 5778
Shabbat Ends 6:42 PM
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Vayikra
Friday, March 16, 2018
Adar 29, 5778
Light Candles at 6:50 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Nissan 1, 5778
Shabbat Ends 7:49 PM
Shabbat, Torah Reading: Tzav
Friday, March 23, 2018
Nissan 7, 5778
Light Candles at 6:57 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Nissan 8, 5778
Shabbat Ends 7:57 PM
Friday, March 30, 2018
Eve of First day Passover
Nissan 14, 5778
Light Shabbat Candles at 7:05 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Eve of Second day Passover
Nissan 15, 5778
Light Holiday Candles after 8:04 PM
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