Parshas Chukas-Balak
July 3-4 , 2020
12 Tammuz, 5780
Shalom and hello everyone!

Thank you to all who joined and donated to our outstanding Annual Dinner this past Tuesday evening on Zoom! It was a smashing success and a wonderful time was had by the beautiful crowd who joined us live for the speeches, magic show, and musical entertainment. 

It was wonderful to see so many friends and members of our beloved shul join together in support of our mikdash me’at and I eagerly look forward to seeing each and every one of you soon in person at Ohav Sholom. 
I hope you received our gourmet hand-crafted ( Dairy ) cookies produced by Baked Cravings and emblazoned with our shul logo. 

If you haven’t already, please CLICK HERE TO DONATE ($100 and above) towards the Ohav Sholom Dinner Fund and you too will receive these absolutely delicious cookies in a decorative box! 

Ohav Sholom is open for business and we welcome you to join our robust minyan throughout shabbos and for shacharis daily. 

Remember, you must email/WhatsApp/or text me in advance to be counted and included in our safe and secure minyan.  

We’re holding services for all three tefilos over shabbos and have the capacity to safely increase attendance as of last Monday, given the new 25% room capacity rule. 

Please note that board member Dr. Jeremy Novich is our COVID Gabbai throughout the week (and shabbos) and has full authority to ensure our health guidelines are observed and the safety of each and every member and minyan attendee is preserved.

Thank you for giving Jeremy your full attention and enthusiastic compliance!


Don’t miss out on a wonderful kiddush at Ohav Sholom. 

Last Shabbos, I personally cooked the cholent and it was a runaway hit! 

Join us this shabbos for a delicious OUTDOOR kiddush complete with hot cholent and more.

Given the holiday weekend and summer holiday schedule for many, please make every effort to ensure we have a strong minyan.

B”h, we haven’t missed one the entire month of June, both for Shabbos and weekday, and we wish to continue b’ezras Hashem. 

Next Thursday is the public fast day Shiva Asur B’Tamuz and the rules/prohibitions of the “Three Weeks” begin.

Please look to your email for our award-winning halachic primer detailing the laws and customs associated with this important historical period. 

Remember, the prohibitions connected to the three weeks begin Wednesday evening.  
Have a wonderful Shabbos and Happy Independence Day! 

Join for minyan this Shabbos in shul,

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
מרא דאתרא קנג .  אוהב שׁלום
Erev shabbos kodesh chukas-balak 5780 

Shabbos Timetable
Friday, Erev Shabbos Kodesh
Candle Lighting:  8:12 PM
Mincha / KS 8:20 PM
Early Shabbos Minyan: 7:30 PM

Shabbos Day
Shacharis: 9:00 AM / Hot Kiddush 10:45 AM
Guest Darshan Jeremy Sanders
Mincha: 8:10 PM
Maariv/ Shabbos Ends/Make  Havdalah:  9:21 PM
Hello all -
Wednesday Night Book & Beverage of Choice Club has chosen its third book: "THE CHOICE" by Dr. Edith Eva Eger .
We will Zoom to discuss on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 pm — which should give you all time to order and read the book.
Amazon info. for ordering below ( on sale! )
Discussion will be led by Etty Burk and Micah Bloomfield .
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please send a message to  events@osnyc.or g.
Zoom  Link  / Meeting ID - 555 463 2567 Password 901728
Congregation Ohav Sholom (212) 877-5850