Parshas Vayechi 5776
This erev Shabbos, Parshas Vayechi, neiros should be lit by 4:16 with mincha to follow at 4:25. Please remember to repeat kerias shema after 5:21pm.
This Shabbos we will be joining nearly 300 shuls in over 100 cities nationwide in participating in the National Association of Chevra Kaddisha's (NASCK) Team Shabbos (Traditional End-of-life Awareness Movement). The goal of this initiative, spearheaded by NASCK's director Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, is to educate the community about the importance of making halachically-informed end-of-life decisions. For more information about the initiative and for an extensive array of resources on the issues, click here.
Kiddush is co-sponsored by Sy & Phyllis Bruck in honor of Sy's bar mitzvah parsha and by the Kenigsberg family in honor of the birth of Noa Baila.
Rabbi Bleicher's shiur at 3:20pm is entitled, "The Final Stop in Our Journey."
Mincha will begin at 4:05pm followed by seudah shlishis during which we will begin the 9th and final perek of Meseches Brachos and discuss another fascinating question posed to Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein. Maariv will begin and Shabbos will end at 5:20.
Please join us Motzei Shabbos at 7pm to hear the emotional, personal and inspiring journey of Judge Dan Butler in a lecture entitled, "Your son has a half hour to live and your car is being towed." Light refreshments will be served at the lecture which is open to men, women and teens and is free of charge, though sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to sponsor online or click here to sponsor via email or for more information. We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Goldstone's Monday night Gemara shiur will begin at 7:45pm.
Mazal tov to Moishe Korbman on his well-deserved honor recognizing his consistent dedication to tzorchei tzibur at the upcoming JEC Elmora Avenue Shul dinner.
Mazal tov to Mavis & Neil Rosenstein on the birth of a great-grandson to their grandchildren, Tali & Beni, born to their children, Joel & Tracy.
Please remember to pay any outstanding bills or make your donations before December 31st to maximize your tax benefits for 2015. Please click here to learn about a special limited time donation opportunity (expiring this Thursday) in which the shul will receive an extra 1% of your donation while you receive tax benefits and potentially other benefits as well - it's a win-win, donate today!
Thursday, December 31, 1-7pm - JEC blood drive.
Sunday, January 10 at 6:30pm - The community is invited to support the YM-YWHA of Union County at its annual raffle gala on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:30pm honoring RoAnna & Moshe Pascher with the Community Leadership Award and Shaindy & Dr. Yossie Pinsker with the Young Leadership Award. To make your reservation and help support this critical community institution that benefits community members of all ages call (908) 289-8112.
Best wishes for a wonderful (erev) Shabbos!