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Parshat Korach~ 3rd Tammuz 5779 ~ July 6, 2019

Shabbat Services

Friday Night:
Early Mincha- 6:57 pm
Candle Lighting- 7:17 pm
Regular Mincha & Candle Lighting – 8:34 pm
 
Shabbat Day:
Shacharit – 9:00am
Followed by hot kiddush &
Rita’s Ices sponsored by Rita’s
Rabbi’s Class- 7:50pm
Mincha – 8:19pm
Followed by Seudah Shlishit

Shabbat Ends – 9:42pm
Rabeinu Tam- 10:05pm

Weekday Services

Shacharit:
Sunday
Shacharit – 8:30 am
Followed by Breakfast
 
Monday & Thursday
Shacharit – 7:45 am
 
Mincha:
Sunday – 1:50pm
Monday – Thursday– 7:40pm
 
Arvit:
Sunday – Thursday – 9pm

This Week's Learning Opportunities

Monday-Thursday
8:25 pm
Mishna Berura Daf Hayomi with Rabbi Mammon
 
Sunday
9:30 am
Kollel Torat Zev
 
Monday
7:30 pm
Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Baruch Davidowitz
 
7:30 pm – 9 pm
Kollel Yitzchak Community Bet Midrash
Weekly Parsha with Rabbi Michoel Abrahamson
One on one learning with Rabbi Lagunov and Dovid Merzel
 
8:30 pm
Midreshet Leah for Women with Mrs. Chaya Roness
 
Tuesday
7:30 pm
Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Baruch Davidowitz
 
7:30 pm – 9 pm
Kollel Yitzchak Community Bet Midrash
Wednesday
7:30 pm
Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Baruch Davidowitz
7:30 pm – 9 pm
Kollel Yitzchak Community Bet Midrash
Weekly Parsha with Rabbi Michoel Abrahamson
One on one learning with Rabbi Lagunov
 
Thursday
7:30 pm
Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Baruch Davidowitz
 
7:30 pm – 9 pm
Kollel Yitzchak Community Bet Midrash

8 pm – 9 pm
Class for 8th grade boys with Rabbi Chastain
8:10 pm
Halacha Shiur with Hot fleishig chulent
 
Shabbat
1/2 hour before Mincha
Class with Rabbi Mammon
 
1 hour before Mincha
Open learning

Rabbi's Message

Over 3,300 years ago, on the morning G-d gave the Jewish People the Torah,
the entire Creation was silent. All life forms were mute. The sea was completely still. Nothing moved. Not a sound. Pure silence.


And it was from this silence the Torah was given.


Imagine. Each Jew was forced to look into his heart and come to terms with himself without the aid of anything external. No palm pilots, no mobile phones, not even a beeper. Just an old-fashioned heart. Because it is from the heart that a person defines what kind of relationship he wants with his Creator. The Midrash teaches that on Shavuot, the day that G-d gave us the Torah, His voice reverberated with an intensity and a strength that had never before been revealed. That voice was so powerful that it penetrated into the heart of every single person standing at Sinai – and yet not a sound was heard. G-d spoke to each heart in the most personal way. Each person was chosen by G-d to become the recipient of the Torah, the greatest treasure in the world.


During the British Mandate, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook was forced to appear at a Royal Commission. The commission was convened to discuss why the Jews insisted on praying at the site of the destroyed Temple. Rabbi Kook was asked why the Jewish People make such a fuss over the Western Wall. “After all,” said an English officer. “It is just a bunch of rocks one on top of the other.” Rabbi Kook replied that “Just as there are hearts which are made of stone, so too there are stones which are made of heart.”

Shavuot, the day the Torah was given, is the day when we can choose the nature of our hearts. Whether they will remain impervious and unresponsive to the silence. Dormant and rocklike. Or if our hearts will serve as the spiritual center of our being. Shavuot is the day that we decide if our hearts are going to listen to the silence and unite together with G-d in genuine celebration. The dictionary defines silence as being the absence of noise. Not so the Torah. The Torah defines silence as being the key to a positive and healthy relationship with G-d and oneself. Shavuot is the gateway to an existence above and beyond sound.

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Schedule, June 2019

Schedule, June 2019

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