eShabbos
Parshas Vayahkel-Pekudei
Shabbos Mevorchim
Parshas Parah 5778
March 9-10, 2018
Shalom and hello everyone! I hope you are doing well.
 This shabbos is mevorchim nissan and next shabbos is rosh chodesh nissan . We welcome you to participate in the special tefilos in honor of shabbos mevorchim hachodesh.

As a special treat, we welcome Andy and Aviva Bloom back to Ohav Sholom! The pair were married in Israel and have settled in Flatbush but will be joining our shul periodically. Beruchim haba’aim.

PARSHAS PARAH THIS SHABBOS

This shabbos we read from two sefer Torah scrolls. 

The first is parsha hashavua and the second is “parah adumah”, discussing the requirement of the red heifer. In Temple times and before pesach, ritually impure Jews were sprinkled with the specially prepared ash compound so that they may offer the korban pesach, paschal lamb. 

According to some poskim, parshas parah is m’dioraisah, biblical in its obligation. Although we paskin that only parshas zachor is biblical, nonetheless, we exercise certain stringencies with parah as well.
Join us for this special Torah reading which will commence approximately 10:30am. All men, women and children are encouraged to attend this special reading. 
GUEST KOLLEL SPEAKER FRIDAY NIGHT
Ohav Sholom warmly welcomes Rabbi Chaim Berman from the West Side Kollel for a brief dvar Torah this Friday night before maariv. 

We proudly participate in the Kollel’s “in” shabbos as the Kollel avreichem, fellows, spend a warm and inviting shabbos on the Upper West Side. 
MATANOS L’EVYONIM DRIVE AMAZING SUCCESS! 
Do you know that Ohav Sholom collected almost $13,000.00 for matanos l’evyonim this past Purim?! This record breaking amount should be source of great pride for every member of our kehillah. 

Thanks to all who participated - and may the zechus of helping the many needy families who benefited from your kindness serve you well! Tiskel l’mitzvos.

MAOS CHITTIM CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY
Let’s get Pesach started! 

Did you know that the first halacha discussed in shulchan aruch hilchos pesach deals with the ancient Jewish custom to provide Passover needs for indigent Jews?

Please join Ohav Sholom as we launch this vital and important tzedakah campaign. Checks can be made payable to Ohav Sholom Pesach Fund . Every penny will be distributed to the most worthy families - both locally and in Israel. 

Tiskel l’mitzvos in advance!
KIDDUSH SPONSOR
This week’s super gala kiddush is sponsored by gabbai Matt Bobman to com memorate the first yahrtzeit of his dear mother, Florence Bobman, Fraida bas Yisrael, a”h.  

May her neshama enjoy a big aliyah in gan eden! Amen. 
SKYVIEW WINES AND COOKING CLASS NEXT TUESDAY! 
Please see the flyer below and reserve your place next Tuesday night for a delightful cooking class/presentation in how to cook the perfect burger! 

The famed Skyview Wines will be on hand for delightful wine tastings and to handle all your pesach wine and liquor orders. We gratefully acknowledge and thank Dr. Francine Katz for making all the necessary and delightful arrangements. We’ll see you there! 
SHATNES TESTING, SOFER STAM, SHAIMOS COLLECTION
aleph bet
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, March 25, as we prepare for pesach with shatnes testing, tefillin/mezuzah checking and shaimos collection. Look to your email for more detailed information. Please take advantage of this convenient and timely service. 



Have a wonderful shabbos!

See you in shul,

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
Erev shabbos kodesh parah 5778
Shabbos TimeTable
Erev Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei
Friday, March 9, 2018
Candle lighting 5:38 PM
Mincha/Kabbalos Shabbos 5:50 PM

Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Shachris 9:00 AM
Sof Z'man Krias Shemah 9:11 AM
Parshas Parah reading 10:30 AM
Mishna Brura Shiur 5:25 PM
Mincha 5:35 PM
Daf Yomi - mesechta avoda zara
Maariv / end of Shabbos 6:38 PM
Don't forget to move the clocks ahead one hour!
Photos of mishlaoch manot distributions made by possible by OS through Tsahal Zion
Mishloach Manot
wrap-up

Thank you to the Purim committee who helped make our mishloach manot fundraiser such a big success.
A big Yasher Koach to Adena Samowitz, Etty Burk, Ellen Fagin & Elaine Rubel.
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