Parshas Pekudei 5776
This erev Shabbos, Parshas Pekudei, neiros should be lit by 5:41 with mincha to follow at 5:50. Please remember to repeat kerias shema after 6:41pm.
All teens are invited to an oneg Shabbos at the Bleicher home, 153 Keats Avenue, beginning at 8:30pm.
Kiddush is sponsored by Al Martin out of gratitude to Hashem for Lois's improvement and with continued hopes and prayers for a refuah sheleimah.
Rabbi Bleicher's shiur at 4:45 will be the 3rd in a series commemorating the upcoming 30th yertzeit of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt"l and is entitled, "Egg Donations."
Mincha will begin at 5:30pm followed by seudah shlishis during which we will continue Maseches Peah and discuss another fascinating question posed to Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein. Maariv will begin and Shabbos will end at 6:46
Please remember to change your clocks as we "Spring Forward" at 1am Motzei Shabbos. Please note that beginning this week, because mincha b'zeman is at 6:50, there will no longer be a late maariv minyan at 7:30.
Rabbi Goldstone's Monday night Gemara shiur will begin at 7:30pm.
Mazal tov to Rivky & Ari Becker on the engagement of their son, Donniel, to Bayla Bach of North Woodmere.
Mazal tov to Barbara & Gene Brotsky on the ufruf of their grandson, Chezky Kramer. Mazal tov to their children, Rabbi Mayer and Esther Kramer and the entire family.
Mazal tov to Rachie & Lee Niren on the birth of a grandson to their children, Tamar & Daniel Stark.
With Purim less than two weeks away, now's the time to submit checks for Matanos L'Evyonim so that they can be converted to cash and distributed on Purim. You can donate online by clicking here, but please be sure to add "Matanos L'Evyonim" in the note.
Hachnasas Orchim Opportunity - A gentleman from Boro Park is looking for hospitality for Shabbos for a few weeks while his wife is in rehab at Trinitas Hospital. If you're interested in hosting him for sleeping only (he does not require meals), please contact Rabbi Bleicher either via email or at (917) 803-0381.
EHM Annual Purim Raffle - The annual EHM Purim raffle is back featuring one-of-a-kind prizes! For just $36 you could win 2 roundtrip airline tickets to fly anywhere within the continental United States (approximate value $750), a unique collection of antique and vintage silver Judaica sponsored by Esther & Ken Blashka (approximate value $650) and $200 in Shoprite gift cards. Tickets for the drawing, which will be held during the annual EHM Purim Seudah on Thursday, March 24th, are $36 each, 3 for $75, 5 for $100, and 10 for $180. All proceeds benefit EHM so please participate generously. To purchase tickets click here or contact Steve Schnipper.
Sunday, March 13th - Kean University will be hosting a conference on global anti-Semitism that is free and open to the public featuring Hon. Ira Forman, US Special Envoy to Monitor & Combat Anti-Semitism, Hon. Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice, Dr. Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University and more. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, March 16th - The JEC Alumni Network is honored to present a memorial tribute to Ezra Schwartz, Hy"d, son of Ruth (Senecal) Schwartz, (Bruriah class of 1989) featuring remarks by Ruth Schwartz and Shani Simkowitz, Executive Director of the Gush Etzion Foundation. The event, including light refreshments, will be held at Bruriah High School on Wednesday night, March 16th, at 7:30pm. Proceeds from the evening will be earmarked to build a lookout in Ezra's memory on the Boys Promenade in Gush Etzion which collectively honor the memories of Ezra Schwartz Hy"d, Naftali Frankel Hy"d, Gilad Shaer Hy"D and Eyal Yifrah Hy"d. For more information click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 355-4850 ext. 6248.
Jackie Engel Returns to EHM Next Shabbos, Parshas Vayikra, March 19th at 4:45pm - The EHM Sisterhood proudly welcomes Jackie Engel back to Elizabeth next Shabbos afternoon at 4:45 when she will deliver a shiur for women at EHM entitled, "The Power of Purim." To sponsor this shiur via email click here or to sponsor via our website click here.
Thursday, March 24th - EHM Annual Purim Seudah. To make your reservations click here.
Combat BDS - In light of recent attempts by the BDS movement worldwide to boycott and restrict the sale of Israeli products, an initiative was begun to encourage consumers to purchase Israeli-made products for mishloach manos (and year round). To view more information about this worthy effort click here
Wednesday, March 30th - On Wednesday evening, March 30th at 8pm, the Union YM-YWHA invites the community to a special community event commemorating the yertzeit of Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk, the Noam Elimelech, in a program entitled, "Reb Elimelech and the Chassidic Legacy of Brotherhood" including a discussion with Rabbi Hanoch Teller. Admission fee is $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Call (908) 289-8112 to reserve your seat today.
Save the Date! Sunday, May 22nd - Save the date for the Elmora Hills Minyan Dinner at the Union Y.
Best wishes for a wonderful (erev) Shabbos!