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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
Please return the completed form to the office along with a check for the order amount. 
 
Gift cards from most stores are on hand for immediate delivery. Any questions should be addressed to Lgrosman@aol.com.


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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
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Congregation Schomre Israel
Shemini Atzeret Simchat Torah 5778 ש"ע ש"ת
 כ"ב תשרי תשס"ח
October 11- 14, 2017
     



From the Rabbi's Readings
 
Two Celebrations of the Torah

Why do we have two holidays for the Torah --
Shavuot and Simchat Torah?


 
If the holiday of Shavuot celebrates the receiving of the Torah, why was Simchat Torah -- immediately following Sukkot -- chosen as the day to end and begin the annual Torah reading cycle?
 
Furthermore, why do we have two holidays for the Torah -- Shavuot and Simchat Torah? They are also celebrated so differently. On Shavuot, we stay up all night learning Torah. And on Simchat Torah, we dance.
 
The need for these two holidays has been explained in a parable that has been handed down from generation to generation.
 
Once a king issued a proclamation. Any one of his subjects was welcome to try for the hand of his daughter. On one condition: The potential suitor was not allowed to meet or see his daughter before the marriage.
 
The proclamation caused quite a stir. Soon the local inns were buzzing with speculation and rumors. "I hear she is a real shrew," said one. "I heard she is a deaf-mute," said another. "I know for a fact that she is a total imbecile," intoned a third. Round and round the rumors flew. Finally, a simple wholehearted Jew spoke up. "I am willing to marry her. How bad can she be? After all, she is the king's daughter and we all know how great our king is."
 
Word quickly spread and the suitor was led to the palace. As it turned out, he was the only one who volunteered. The king accepted the match and the wedding date was set.
 
After the lavish wedding, the groom escorted his bride to their new home. She removed her heavy veil, and he was astounded at her beauty. Remembering the rumors of her reputed faults, the groom decided to thoroughly test her. He engaged her in conversation, tested her in character and refinement and found himself pleasantly surprised. In every way, she excelled beyond his greatest hopes and dreams. Overjoyed, he held a lavish party to celebrate his good fortune.
 
PARABLE EXPLAINED
The King in the parable is God. When He wanted to give the Torah, He offered it to each nation in turn. All the nations refused, each one claiming some fault in the Torah they would not be able to live with. When God offered it to the Jews, they said 'Naaseh VeNishma' -- "we will do, and then we will understand" (Exodus 24:7). The Jewish people accepted the Torah without having seen it, as they were grateful for all God had done for them.
 
Though the Jewish people fully accepted the Torah, they feared a loss. They assumed that the numerous obligations in the Torah would deprive them of their pleasures and freedom. Similarly, the groom in the parable married the king's daughter fearing he would be disappointed in other areas. But as the Jews learned the Torah and applied it's teaching to their lives, they were pleasantly surprised. Not only did they not have to give up anything, they found the Torah maximized their pleasure in every way.
Therefore at the conclusion of reading the Torah, when we have again delved into its teachings for a full year, we make a party on Simchat Torah.
 
On Shavuot, we stay up and learn all night to show our readiness and anticipation to receive the Torah. Because it is an intellectual appreciation, we stay up all night learning Torah. On Simchat Torah, however, we dance -- expressing the emotional joy of the body. We are showing that even our bodies have gained tremendously by keeping the Torah.
 
Ask anyone who has increased their Torah observance and they will tell you the same. At first, each feared, according to his or her nature, that some aspect of the Torah would be restrictive. Be it keeping Shabbat, kosher, family purity or laws of proper speech, each encountered an area that tested their resolve. However, they kept the Torah knowing it was the most meaningful thing to do. And as they grew in their Judaism, they found their lives enhanced in every way.
 
It is with this renewed appreciation that we approach Simchat Torah. We are filled with gratitude and awe for the great gift that God has bestowed on us with love.
((based on Otzar haShavous quoting Rav Avraham and the Dubno Magid)
 
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Exploration of Roots, Poland and Israel
 
 
Informational Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00pm
 
 
 
Congregation Schomre Israel is planning a historical tour to Poland and Israel in the spring of 2018. We will experience both the beauty and the destruction of European Jewry by seeing first hand the communities where our ancestors lived for centuries prior to emigration and annihilation. Visiting former Chassidic centers, concentration camps and mass burial sites will give perspective and greater appreciation as we travel to Israel, the modern and ancient. Top rated hotels and excellent guidance will assure you an experience of a lifetime on this unique tour. Rabbi Langer has led student groups to Poland and Eastern Europe eight times and will be sharing his insights, expertise and guidance on this momentous journey.
Schomre Israel
18 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
NOTE: If you can't attend but would like further information please email Rabbi Langer or call (845) 454-2890. This experience is open to the Jewish community and membership in a congregation is not required.
 
 



      
 
download the Benjamin and Rose Berger Sukkot To-Go® 5778 from Yeshiva University -   http://www.yutorah.org/togo/sukkot.  

  • The Message of Gog u-Magog: Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank (Maggid Shiur, RIETS and Rabbi, YU Community Shul)
Download the publication for free at http://www.yutorah.org/togo/sukkot.

The Benjamin and Rose Berger Torah To-Go is a project of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future.  
 
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Eruv Tavshilin Wednesday before candle lighting  
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Social Action Committee

Exciting Expansion of Morse School Project-Library Initiative

El ementary schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District have had no librarians for the past three years.  Therefore, the children have no regular pile_of_old_books.jpg exposure to a library, can not borrow library books and do not learn library skills in a library setting.  The teachers do not have support in gathering library books for their classrooms.  Our Social Action Coalition plans to expand its work this coming year by advocating for the reinstitution of library services to all Poughkeepsie school students.
 
 
Along with advocating, we wish to continue to make concrete contributions to the students at Morse Elementary School.  We are excited to collaborate with several Morse teachers and the Morse School administration to provide some limited library support.  We plan to organize and improve the existing library offerings, allow students to sign out books on a rotating basis, and offer some read alouds, storytelling and other literacy connections.  This is where we need volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers with a desire to help rebuild a library program as part of the literacy program at Morse.  If you have a day, or an hour a week, or occasional time to volunteer, please let us know.  Please contact Muriel at socialaction@tbeny.org . 


We are still providing pantry foods for the school.  We also can spaghetti-plate-sm.gif use contributions of school supplies. 

Thank you for your support.
 
 
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Schedule of Services
 
   
 
Wednesday Evening Shemini Atzeret
Mincha 6:00 PM
Candle lighting 6:01 PM 
Thursday Shacharit 9:00 AM  
Yizkor 10:30 AM 
Mincha 6:00 PM 
Simchat Torah CandleLighting after 7:01PM ( note correction)
Maariv Hakafot 6:30 PM 
Friday Simchat Torah  
Shacharit 9:00 AM 
Mincha 6:00 PM 
Candle lighting 6:00 PM 
Shabbat Bereishit Shacharit  9:00AM
Shabbat Ends 6:58 PM 
Sunday Morning 8:30 AM 
Monday and Thursday Mornings 7:00 AM
Monday evening at the Levines' 7:00 PM 
  
 
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Chair Yoga -11:30- 12:30  Monday 

   taught by Toni Farkas

Mondays 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

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OCTOBER 2017

BIRTHDAYS 
14      Hannah Sophia Weinstein
17      David Weisfelner
19      Phillip Koffman
20      Irving Baum
20      Michael Levine
20      Joshua Calli
22       Shifra Zinger
23      Shoshanah Winter
23      Stuart Weinstein
24      Ariel Barzilay
31      Meira Rivka Kirshner
 
  We wish much happiness and good health on this special day. עד מאה ועשרים שנה - Biz 120!!
 
This information comes from our Shul calendar. If you would like to be listed please contact us. 
 
   
 

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Yahrtzeit

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We commemorate the yahrtzeit of:
 
 
12    David Kessler              22 Tishri
15    Isaac Halpern               25 Tishri
15    Dr. Arthur Goldberg    25 Tishri
17    Harold D. Wachs         27 Tishri
23    Yetta Feuereisen            3 Cheshvan
24    Doris Aber                     4 Cheshvan
26    Evelyn Warren               6 Cheshvan
29    Edward Koffman           9 Cheshvan
29     Helen Caston                9 Cheshvan
30     Jerome Ehrenzweig     10 Cheshvan
31    Lawrence Shapiro        11 Cheshvan


תהה נשמתם צרורות בצרור בהחיים
May their souls be bound in the bond of eternal life.

This information comes from our Shul calendar. If you wish to add a name to this list please  contact us.

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Kashrus Kurrents

www.kashrut.com/Alerts has the following new information:
  • OU Kashrus Advisory regarding Queens Street Fair
  • Kashrus Advisory - Jell-O Cheesecake Pudding & Pie Filling
www.kashrut.com/News has the following new information:
  • OU Slams Mayor de Blasio for Traif Only Free School Lunch Plan
  • Israeli Chief Rabbinate fines Jerusalem restaurant for independent kashrut supervision
    Independent authority defies Israeli Rabbinate, issues kosher certificates
Pas Yisroel information is here
Kashrut.com has recipes for the holidays and year-round at www.kashrut.com/recipes

 
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