September 3-4, 2021
27 Elul 5781

Shalom AKSE Congregants and Friends of AKSE:

We hope to welcome you in our building for at least one in-person service this Shabbat. 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 7 p.m. Saturday. See details below. Please note that, since the Rabbi is on vacation, there will not be Zoom coverage of Kabbalat Shabbat or Havdalah. Dr. Joel Chodos will be delivering the D'var Torah on Saturday morning.

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 will not be meeting in September due to the holidays. It will resume in October.

Some High Holiday information
Congregants, please check your inbox on Sunday for an email with detailed High Holiday information. Here are some basics, and a High Holiday schedule is included below:

Rosh Hashanah, the new year 5782, begins this Monday evening. We look forward to welcoming those who have registered and are fully vaccinated to in-person services. If you did not provide proof of vaccination to the office, remember to bring your vaccination card with you for entry to the service. Those under 12 years of age do not require proof of vaccination, but all attendees 3 years of age and older will be required to wear a mask at High Holiday services.

Services this year are somewhat shortened and with mask breaks for your comfort. Shofar blowing on the two days of Rosh Hashanah will be held simultaneously indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).
Many of you may have one or more Machzorim (High Holiday prayer books) belonging to AKSE that were handed out last year. If you are attending Rosh Hashanah or Kol Nidre services, please return them at that time.

There will be information in the Sunday email also for those who are unable to attend in-person High Holiday services, or are just uncomfortable doing so, including links to video recordings of services and sermons like last year.
Shabbat Shalom!
L'Shanah Tovah Umetukah Tikateivu!
(May you be inscribed for a good and sweet year)




NO Zoom for Kabbalat Shabbat

NO Zoom for Havdalah

Monday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. -- Mincha for Erev Rosh Hashanah together with in-person service

Wednesday, September 8 at 8:04 p.m. -- Havdalah after Rosh Hashanah together with in-person service

Thursday, September 9 at 8 a.m. -- Shacharit (Tzom Gedalia)

Thursday, September 9 at 6:15 p.m. -- Mincha (Tzom Gedalia)

Rabbi Saks is pausing Parsha & Pizza for the holidays. It will resume on Thursday, September 23 during Sukkot.

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 3-4

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 7 PM - Mincha, Torah reading, Ma'ariv
Saturday at 8:10 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.

Please register here.

Jewish Life in Muslim and Christian Lands

Many of you are students at Osher--the Academy of Lifelong Learning, whose Wilmington campus is just a block from our new building. Rabbi Saks will be teaching a class via Zoom in Osher's Fall semester. The topic is the same as he taught for AKSE last year, so this new class is an opportunity for those who missed the earlier class.

The class will take place on Fridays from 10:45 AM to 12 NOON beginning September 10 and continuing for 11 sessions. For more information, see the catalog listing here. You can register for Osher Fall semester classes here. Priority registration ended August 16, but most classes should still have space available.
Shofar header
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.
web site:
2412 Pennsylvania Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19806

Copyright © 2021. All Rights Reserved.