Parshas Ki Sisa 5777

Shabbos Schedule

This erev Shabbos, Parshas Ki Sisa, Parshas Parah, neiros should be lit by 6:48pm with mincha to follow at 6:55pm. Please remember to repeat kerias shema after 7:47pm.

Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by the Anael & Shlomo Blashka in commemoration of the yahrtzeit today of his grandfather, Avraham ben Moshe David z"l. If you would like to co-sponsor kiddush please click here to sign up online or click here to email us directly.

Jackie Engel's shiur for women entitled, "Pesach - Don't Be a Matzochist" will begin at 4:30pm at the shul.

Rabbi Bleicher's shiur, "Limits of Preventing Anti-Semitism" will begin at 5:50pm.

Mincha will begin at 6:35pm followed by seudah shlishis during which we will continue the 6th perek of Mishnayos Peah and learn another teshuva from Rav Yitzchak Zilberstein's newest sefer. Maariv will begin and Shabbos will end at 7:52pm. 

Mishnayos and breakfast will resume Sunday morning following the 8am shachris and preceding the 9am minyan.

Rabbi Goldstone's Monday night gemara shiur will begin at 7:25pm following maariv.

Rabbi Bleicher's Tuesday night tefilah shiur is on recess until after Pesach. Click here to listen to the most recent shiur. Instead, he will give a pre-Pesach shiur entitled, "The Point of the Seder" this Tuesday beginning at 7:25pm following maariv.

Mazal Tov

Mazal tov to Dr. Michael and Jeri Bergman on their son, Rabbi Sammy Bergman, receiving semicha this Sunday at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary Chag Hasemicha

Mazal tov to Jay & Brenda Buchsbaum on the birth of a granddaughter to their children, Mati and Yehuda Alcabes.

Mazal tov to Kenny and Susan Mandel on the birth of a granddaughter to their children, Ben and Lee-El Mandel.

Mazal tov to Dr. Ellie and Sylvia Schneider on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Shoshana Vered, to their grandchildren, Chaya & Yaakov Schneider.

Mazal Tov to Dr. Ellie & Sylvia Schneider on the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Simcha. Mazal tov to the proud parents,  Dina & Rabbi Refoel Schneider and the entire family.

Mazal tov to our Mara D'Asra, Rav Elazar Mayer and Rabbanit Elisheva Teitz on the birth of a great-grandson in Chashmonaim, Israel.

Community Announcements

Ma'os Chitin: With Pesach just a few weeks away, now is the time to submit your donation for Ma'os Chitin. Donating early will allow families in need to prepare for Pesach with the peace of mind knowing that they can rely on our support to buy what they need without having to wait until the last minute. You can submit checks to the shul or donate online by clicking here. Please be sure to add "Ma'os Chitin" in the note.

Shabbos at 4:30pm -- Jackie Engel Returns! The EHM Sisterhood invites women of the community to a pre-Pesach shiur by Ms. Jackie Engel on Shabbos afternoon at 4:30pm entitled, "Pesach : Don't be a Matzochist!" Jackie is a psychologist, international speaker, former teacher at Neve Yerushalayim and currently the director of SouledNYC as well as the Jewish Student Leaders Foundation. To sponsor Jackie's shiur click here to sign up online (please add "Jackie Engel shiur" to the "notes" section), click here to email the shul or call Yael Bleicher at (347) 251-8264.

Motzei Shabbos, March 18th: EHM Pre-Pesach Wine Tasting & Sale: Why schlep to Bayway or some other city to buy wine for Pesach and year-round when we have great wines at incredible prices that will benefit the shul? At 9pm this Motzei Shabbos the EHM Wine Tasting & Sale will feature a wide array of wines to taste and cheese and crackers to cleanse your palate as you choose from a huge selection of wines across all price ranges. Click here to view the price list.

Shabbos Hagadol Is Only 3 Weeks Away!: With Pesach beginning on Monday night, April 10th, kasher your kitchen early and leave the cooking and cleaning of chametz for Shabbos HaGadol to us.  As a service to the community, EHM will once again host all 3 meals on Shabbos Hagadol. Join us for Friday night dinner, Shabbos lunch or both (in addition to seudah shlishis)! Reserve your seat for Friday night dinner and/or Shabbos lunch no later than March 31st by clicking here to reserve online or click here to email your reservation to the shul. Please note there will not be kiddush in shul following davening on Shabbos HaGadol. Sponsorships are welcome. We look forward to dining with you!

Order Your Shmura Matza From the JEC: The JEC will be selling shemurah matzah baked under the supervision of Rav Teitz. The price is $28 per pound. Orders are due in the JEC business office by next Friday, March 24.

Pre-Pesach Shiurim at EHM: Rabbi Bleicher will deliver a shiur for men and women entitled, "Preparing for Pesach with Seichel & Sanity" at 7:45pm on  Sunday evening, March 26, on kashering our homes for Pesach. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and you are invited you to submit questions in advance by emailing Rabbi Bleicher at

Rabbi Bleicher will share insights on the hagadah to help you create a "Seder for
Your Seder" on Tuesday evening, March 28 at 7:45pm.

Shiurim Over Pesach: If your son, son-in-law or other guest would be interested in giving a shiur between mincha and maariv during Pesach, please let Rabbi Bleicher know as soon as possible.

Sheimos & Hagalah - As a service to the community, the JEC has hired a company to pick up sheimos from the JEC parking lot on Sunday, April 2nd between the hours of 9am-11am. Payment in cash must be made to the driver at the time of drop off. The cost is $25 for a 50 gallon bag, $10 for a shopping bag and $20 for a medium box. Additionally, the JEC will be hosting hagalat keilim in the dairy kitchen next to the Halpern cafeteria on Sunday morning, April 17th between the hours of 8-11:45am.

To view the communal weekly schedule of minyanim and events click here.

Best wishes for a wonderful (erev) Shabbos!
פרשת כי תשא
כ' אדר תשע"ז
March 17 - 18
Neiros by 6:48pm
Mincha: 6:55pm
Shema after 7:47pm

Shachris: 8:30am
Krias Shema by: 10:04am
Mincha: 6:35pm
Maariv: 7:52pm

Weekly Zmanim
כ"א - כ"ו אדר תשע"ז
March 19 - 24

S Shachris: 8am, 9am
S-Th Mincha: 6:55pm
M/Th Shachris: 5:45am, 8am
T/W/F Shachris: 5:50am, 8am
F Neiros: 6:55pm
F Mincha: 7:05pm

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