September 17-18, 2021
12 Tishrei 5782

Shalom AKSE Congregants and Friends of AKSE:

Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Shabbat morning services are at 9 a.m. Saturday. And Shabbat afternoon services (Mincha/Ma'ariv) are at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. See details below.

This Shabbat's printed newsletter, which will be available at services, may also be viewed online here. You will find candle lighting, service and Havdalah times, service leaders, Torah and Haftorah readings, and this week's Yahrzeits there.

Please note that our Tuesday afternoon outdoor service is not meeting in September due to the holidays. It will resume in October.

Sukkot begins this Monday evening. See the full schedule below. We can use your help erecting and decorating our Sukkah. Please join us either Friday at 10 a.m. or Sunday at 10 a.m. If you ordered a lulav and etrog, see below for information about picking it up.

The Adult Education Committee has planned a rich schedule of classes and events for the year ahead. See below for information about two of them:
  • Film (10/2-10/4) and discussion (10/5), Welcome to Kutsher's
  • Learning Torah Trope class

Also, Rabbi Saks' Parsha & Pizza class is restarting this Thursday. Please note the change in day from Wednesday to Thursday.

Shabbat Shalom!



If you ordered a lulav and etrog, you can pick them up at the AKSE building (2412 Pennsylvania Avenue):
  • Friday, 9/17 between 10 AM and 12 NOON
  • Monday, 9/20 between 10 AM and 2 PM
  • At services on Sukkot days 1 and 2 (see schedule below)



Friday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. -- Kabbalat Shabbat together with in-person service (Zoom will end after D'var Torah before Shabbat psalm Mizmor Shir L'Shabbat)

Saturday, September 18 at 7:47 p.m. -- Havdalah together with in-person service

Monday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. -- Mincha for Erev Sukkot with in-person service

Wednesday, September 22 at 7:41 p.m. -- Havdalah after second day Sukkot with in-person service

Thursday, September 23 -- Mincha at 5:45 p.m.; Parsha & Pizza at 6 p.m.

Connection to all AKSE events is the same - either of two options:

1) Video and Audio on PC, tablet, or smartphone
Click on this link to join Zoom meeting: 

2) Phone
Dial in to +1 646-558-8656 and input Meeting ID: 628 081 3362

This Friday and Saturday, September 17-18

PLACE: Our new home at 2412 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. Find it on Google Maps here. Park in the parking lot behind Immanuel Church. Our building entrance faces the parking lot.

Friday at 6:30 PM - Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, Ma'ariv
Saturday at 9 AM - Shacharit, Torah reading, Musaf
Saturday at 6:45 PM - Mincha, Torah reading, Ma'ariv
Saturday at 7:47 PM - Havdalah
Please note that Kiddush and Seudah Shlishit are suspended due to masking mandate.

is not meeting during September

Please note that we will NOT be meeting for the outdoor Mincha service in September because of all the holidays. The service will resume in October.

Film--Sat. to Mon., October 2 to 4; Discussion--Tuesday, October 5

Our first movie of the season. Kutsher’s was the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills, one of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels. The Catskill resorts were not only a Jewish refuge and family vacation paradise, they also gave birth to American stand-up comedy. Watch famous stars in action; marvel at the abundance of kosher feasts where no one can get away with ordering one main dish; see the non-stop whirl of recreational activities.

Available online from 10/2 to 10/4. Discussion via Zoom the night of 10/5, led by Faith Brown.

New class--taught by Karen Moss

Weekly in-person class taught by Karen Moss. Learn or sharpen your Torah reading skills. Beginners welcome. Timing to be determined.

If you are interested in the class or have questions, please contact Karen at

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The September 2021 SHOFAR is available online.

Office Hours

Our office hours are 10 AM to 2 PM Monday to Thursday (except holidays). During these times at least one of our office staff will be in the office and respond promptly to emails (  and and phone calls (302-762-2705).
Rabbi Saks Available for In-Person Meetings

Rabbi Saks welcomes meetings in our new building. To schedule a meeting, please contact him at or 302-494-7928 or through the shul office.
Bring Your Shoes to Shul

Our successful shoe recycling project continues at our new location. Clean out your closets and start looking under your bed for gently used shoes. Every pair you recycle means shoes for those in need, extra funds for us, and less landfill waste. A triple mitzvah! See details here.
Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for AKSE

Visit the AKSE website and scroll down to the "Shop at Amazon" link. Once this link is clicked, any purchases you make from Amazon will  earn AKSE 4%-10% of your purchase total! See the AKSE website  for further instruction. Let your friends and family know how easily they too can raise funds for AKSE!
Purchase Gift Cards and Support AKSE

It's FAST ..... It's FUN ..... It's EASY. AKSE receives 5% of the face value of the gift card and it does not cost you a penny extra!
Gift Cards Available
ShopRite, ACME, Super G ($50, $100 denominations), 
Please see details here.
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