Congregation Etz Chaim
1 Lafayette Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 597-1655

E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi
August 10, 2019 | 9 Av 5779
Parshat Devarim
Shabbat Chazon
Shabbat and Tisha B'Av Schedule
Friday, Aug 9
7:46 pm | Candle Lighting

7:00 pm | Mincha
Shabbat Chazon | Aug 10
8:30 am | Parsha Shiur
9:00 am | Shacharit
9:32 am | Sof Z'man Kriat Shema
Kiddush following Services
7:45 pm | Mincha

Following Mincha | Rabbi Klibanoff will deliver a Pre-Tisha B'Av Shiur 
**There will be no Seudat Shlishit in Shul this week**
8:02 pm | Last time to eat before the fast
8:47 pm | Shabbat Ends
9:00 pm | Maariv followed by Eicha

Sunday, Aug 11 | Tisha B'Av Observed
9:00 am | Shacharit followed by Explanatory Kinnot
1:02 pm | Chatzot
7:35 pm | Mincha (with Talit & Tefillin)
8:46 pm | Fast Ends

Usually on Erev Tisha B'Av, there is a final meal before the fast that is called the  Seudah Ha-Mafseket . At this meal one may not eat more than one cooked food (usually a hard-boiled egg). 
When Tisha B'Av falls out on Shabbat (as is the case this year) or Sunday, the final meal is the Seudah Shelishit. Since Tisha B'Av falls out this year on Shabbat, Aug 10th, none of the usual restrictions applies. One may even eat meat and drink wine at the Seudah Shelishit, BUT one must stop eating before sunset. This year the time of sunset on Shabbat is at 8:02 pm, at which time one must stop eating.
We do not, however, remove our shoes until after Shabbat. This week Shabbat ends at 8:47 pm. At the close of Shabbat, one should recite the following:  Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh le-chol , then remove one's shoes and put on sneakers or any other footwear that contains no leather. It is advisable to bring your Tisha B'av non-leather footwear to Shul before Shabbat so that you will be able to change accordingly after Shabbat.
We will be davening Maariv on Motzaei Shabbat at shul at 9:00 pm so that we can first change our shoes after Shabbat and then travel to shul with our families. This year on Saturday night (Motzaei Shabbat), the customary Havdalah is NOT recited. We will say only the blessing  Borei meorei ha-esh , in shul after Maariv. The Havdalah on
on the cup of wine is postponed this year until Sunday night after the fast. On Sunday night, only the blessing on the wine and the blessing of Hamavdil recited.
May we all merit to see the rebuilding of the Beit Hamikdash speedily in our time.
Weekday Services | Aug 12 - 16

6:45 am | Mon - Fri

6:15 pm | Mon - Thurs
* Please note that we are on our summer "Plag Hamincha" schedule for evening Minyan. Please help all the Minyanim
A Short Summer Vort
It’s always a bit strange when Shabbat and Tisha B’Av coincide. We know that the fast day is looming and that we are in for a less than pleasant day on Sunday. Yet, Shabbat is Shabbat.

In an unusual fashion, we see how the mourning of Tisha B’av creeps in to the enjoyment of Shabbat in subtle ways. It is found in the Nusach, in private behavior and we even have to stop eating before Shabbat ends!

Perhaps this dichotomy is a microcosm of our Jewish life. We constantly walk a delicate tightrope between Simcha and Aveilut, joy and angst, and from celebration to sadness. It’s hard to be a Jew.

Let us hope that we will merit to see the day when Tisha B’av is only joyous and we will have only Simcha and happiness filling our lives.

Shabbat Shalom and wishing everyone a meaningful Tisha B’av.
Mazal Tov to Cheryl and Fred Halpern on the birth of their grandson, Yitzchak Eliyahu - Elliot Isaac. Mazal Tov to parents Maeira & Michel Werthenschlag. Mazal Tov to Great-Grandmother Gladys Halpern and the entire Halpern family. 
An email was sent out to members of Etz Chaim to update your contact information and provide a picture for the new directory. If you have not responded yet to the email (with the subject line "Etz Chaim Membership Directory"), please do so by August 15th.
Kiddush this Shabbat is being sponsored by the Etz Chaim community.
Sisterhood Book Club
Thursday | September 19
by Dani Shapiro
Parshat Hashavua (Women)
Tuesday | 10:30 am

Talmud Shiur - Arvei Pesachim
Tuesday Evening | After Davening

Yiddish Class
Monday Evening | After Davening
Zumba at Etz Chaim
Monday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Updating Cholim List
To add or remove a name from the list, please contact SHELLY PARADIS.