Shabbos Chol HaMoed, Shemini Atzeres & Simchas Torah 5776
This erev Shabbos, Shabbos Chol HaMoed Sukkos, neiros should be lit by 6:19pm followed by mincha at 6:29pm. Please remember to repeat kerias shema after 7:19pm.
All teens are invited to an oneg in the Bleichers sukkah (weather permitting) beginning at 8:45pm.
Kiddush on Shabbos is sponsored by Jacob and Annette Gielchinsky in commemoration of the recent yertzeit of Jacob's mother, Sheina Tova bas Avraham Tzvi Hirsch a"h.
The community women's parsha shiur, given this week by Rabbi Avraham Preil, will be held in the EHM sukkah at 4:00pm.
Rabbi Bleicher's shiur at 5:20pm is entitled, "Hakhel."
Mincha will begin at 6:05pm followed by shalosh seudos, during which we will continue the 7th perek of mishnayos Brachos and discuss another great question from Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein. Maariv will begin and Shabbos will end at 7:21
Our 2nd annual Tikun Leil Hoshana Rabbah for men will begin at 8:45pm on Motzei Shabbos in the shul sukkah. The shiur and accompanying refreshments are sponsored by Art & Susan Weinstein in commemoration of the recent yertzeit of Art's brother, Chizkiyahu Yerachmiel Efraim ben Yaakov Kopel z"l.
Sukkos @ EHM
Our simcha over the first days of Sukkos was enhanced immensely by everyone who joined us in shul for beautiful minyanim and shiurim as well as those who visited our sukkah and participated in the youth sukkah hop. Here's what awaits us in the days ahead:
Sponsors are needed for our mouthwatering fleishig kiddush on Simchas Torah night and Simchas Torah day. To get involved, please click here or contact Steve Schnipper.
Shabbos Chol HaMoed (Oct. 2)
-Teen Oneg at the Bleichers beginning at 8:45 (153 Keats Avenue, entrance at the end of the driveway - click here to view flyer
Leil Hoshana Rabbah (Oct. 2)
- 2nd Annual Tikkun Leil Hoshana Rabbah for men at 8:45pm in the Elmora Hills Minyan Sukkah. The shiur and light refreshments are sponsored by Susan & Art Weinstein in commemoratoin of the recent yertzeit of his brother, Chizkiyahu Yerachmiel Efraim ben Yaakov Kopel z"l.
We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming to our community a group of 3 young men from Yeshiva University who iy"H enhance our davening, dancing and learning over Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah. Thank you to all the hosts!
Many of you have been in touch in the past few days as we've watched Hurricane Joaquin churn into a category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, inquiring about what the halachic implications of the storm might be. Only Hashem knows what lies ahead for the eastern seaboard during these days of Sukkos, as we are judged on water. While we daven that everyone remain safe and sound ופרוש עלינו סוכת שלומך, we must also plan safely for the coming Shabbos and Yom Tov. In preparing for Shabbos, we suggest the following:
- One should not take down the sukkah earlier than necessary since it may be needed during Sukkos and Shemini Atzeres and such construction would be in violation of the halachos of Chol HaMoed. The current forecast for our area is that the hurricane will not significantly impact our area. As such, there is no need to take down your sukkah before the end of Yom Tov.
•If there is concern that one's schach may fly off their sukkah with winds less than 40mph, one may tie the schach down with hemp or, even with plastic ties. One should also secure the frame of their sukkah as strongly as possible.
As is the case with any Shabbos/Yom Tov, please be careful with the use of open flames (candles, yertzeit candles, open flames on the stove), hot plates and other appliances and be sure to leave sufficient ventilation in the kitchen over Yom Tov to avoid carbon monoxide buildup.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Rabbi Bleicher via email, phone or text message.
Yasher koach to all the volunteers who helped build the EHM Sukkah including Moishe Pasternak, Bennett Ruda, Andy Schnipper and Steve Schnipper.
Kol Nidrei Appeal
This year’s Kol Nidrei appeal was dedicated to an exciting new construction project our shul will iy"H be undertaking, with your help. We will be adding a staircase to the basement that will be safe for everyone to use in the front of the building. The staircase will lead to a larger coatroom for us to use in the winter while we reframe the basement steps in the back of the building so that it’s accessible from the women’s side/back of the shul as well. We will also reorganize the basement and frame out classrooms where we can hold extra shiurim, youth programs, as well as appropriate storage facilities for the medical and baby gemach. This will allow us to accommodate more types of programming for adults and children and will also enable us to have more than one thing going on in this building at a time.Every dollar we receive will be matched by a generous gift up to $11,000 so PLEASE give generously – not only as a זכות this יום כיפור but as we build for the future. To redeem your pledge or to make a new donation, please click here and note that your donation is for the Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei appeal. We look forward to updating you on our progress in the weeks ahead.
We invite you to join us next erev Shabbos, Parshas Bereishis, as we usher in the 1st post-Yom Tov Shabbos with an uplifting and spirited Carlebach Kabalas Shabbos.
The Greater Elizabeth community is preparing to bring the international Shabbos Project to our community the week of Parshas Lech-Lecha, October 22-24th. For the price of a few challahs and over the course of just one beautiful Shabbos, we have the potential to enhance shemiras Shabbos within and beyond the boundaries of our community for generations to come. If you would like to contribute to help defray the costs associated with this program, click here.
Best wishes for a wonderful (erev) Shabbos Chol HaMoed and a joyous and meaningful זמן שמחתנו!