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Due to the unsafe, inclement weather Minyan will not take place Friday night

See you all bright and early Shabbos morning at 9:00AM
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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
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All you need do is order the gift cards from the shul and in about a week you will receive from the office the cards(s) you have ordered.The order form shows all the stores in the Poughkeepsie area on the program. 
 
To order your gift card(s)  click here  to download the order form .
Please return the completed form to the office along with a check for the order amount. 
 
Gift cards from most stores are on hand for immediate delivery. Any questions should be addressed to Lgrosman@aol.com.


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Congregation Schomre Israel
פרשת כי תשא  
Parashas Ki Tisa 5778
16 Adar 5778
 ט"ז  אדר  תשע"ח
March 2-3, 2018
     



From the Rabbi's Desk
 

               
Please have my mother Zmira bas Nechama in mind in your prayers. 

To unify the branches of our family and to keep u s on "the same page", I often send out questions on the Parsha each we ek.  Many of the questions, which I do share by request, are family  oriented and relate to our shared heritage and experiences.  
 
This week, as an introduction to the Parsha, I sha re more general questions created by a dear colleague (and by marriage, extended family member) Rabbi Edward Davis of Florida.  Challenge yourself before you check the answers. 
 
QUESTIONS FOR  PARSHAT KI TISA
by Rabbi Edward Davis

I.  From the Text
    1. How did they take a census of Bnei Yisrael? (30:13)
    2. Who washed the hands of the Kohanim? (30:19)
    3. Who were the main craftsmen who built the Mishkan; and what tribe were they from? (31:2,13)
    4. How were the people punished for the sin of the Golden Calf? (32:28 plus 32:34 Rashi, Rashbam and Seforno)
    5. What is the source for the non-Jewish idea that Jews have horns? (34:29)
 
II.   From Rashi 
    1. Why was the census taken by counting the half-shekels and not by counting the people directly? (30:12)
    2. What was Aharon thinking when he helped the people create a Golden Calf idol? (32:5)
    3. What ritual is imitated by sprinkling into water the dust from the ground up Golden Calf, and making the people drink it? (32:20)
    4. What reward did the Levites receive for their loyalty to Hashem? (32:29)
    5. What was the difference between giving of the First Tablets and the giving of the Second Tablets? (34:3)
  
III.  From the Rabbis
    1. For what purpose was the special aromatic anointing oil used? (Ibn Ezra 30:30, 32)
    2. How old was Betzalel when he built the Mishkan? (Midrash)
    3. Where do we next see a Golden Calf in TaNaCH? 
 
IV.   From the Haftorah - Parah:  Why will Hashem bring Bnei Yisrael out of the Exile back to Israel?
  
V. What is the Relationship
  1. Moshe - Chur
  2. Yehoshua - Rachav
  3. Aharon - Nachshon
  4. Yefuneh - Miriam 
  5. Elifaz - Yitzchak
 
ANSWERS can be found HERE



Shabbat Shalo
Eliezer Langer           

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Schedule of Services
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    • March 2-3
       Candle Lighting 5:29 PM
      Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat weather cancellation
      Shacharit 9:00 AM
      Shma before 9:17 AM
      Mincha after 12:36 PM

      Shabbat e nds: 6:30 PM

      Weekday Services

      Sunday M orning Service at 8:30 AM
      Monday  and  Thursday  Morning Service at 7:00 AM
      Monday  Evening Service at 7PM Board Meeting

                                                                             
      Chair Yoga Monday at 11:30 AM
      Rabbi Langer's Classes resume March 6 iy"H

      JWV- - clothing donations accepted in box near Gold Room

      Gift Cards- see Len.

      Morse School - Please continue your generous donations.

      Post Purim Dinner Postponed  March 4
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Chair Yoga -11:30- 12:30  Monday 
 
   taught by Toni Farkas
   


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MARCH  BIRTHDAYS

 3    Sarah Kirshner Schneider
 6    Debbie Wexler
 7    Binyamin Winter
 8    Shoshana Bursztyn
 9    Bob Morf
12   Craig Noah Fisher
14   Roberta Grosman
17   Lisa Weinstein
25   Naphtali Zinger
27   Hazel Sidra Hering
29   Kim Fishman
30   Ed Bernstein 
31   Hinda Baum


  We wish much happiness and good health on this special day. עד מאה ועשרים שנה - Biz 120!!
 
This information comes from our Shul calendar. If you would like to be listed please contact us. 
 
   
 

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Yahrtzeit

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We commemorate the yahrtzeit of:
   


MARCH YAHRZEITS

 1    Chana Spira                     14 Adar II
 2    Pearl Schreibman            15 Adar I
 4    Al Hochheiser                 17 Adar II
 4    Victor Weinstein             17 Adar II
 6    Frances Hochheiser        19 Adar II                                                                              
 6    Max Hochheiser            19 Adar
 7    Walter Hering                20 Adar
 9    Sophie Levine               22 Adar I
 9    Elias Gollin                   22 Adar II
10   Florence Fox                 23 Adar I
10   Dorothea Teitelbaum    23 Adar I
11   David Brown                24 Adar I
13   Sidney Berkowitz         26 Adar
13   Sarah Brodsky              26 Adar II
14   Eve Blyweiss                27 Adar
14   Linda Warren                27 Adar
17   Carl Messinger               1 Nisan
17   Jennie Schreibman         1 Nisan
24   David Trastman              8  Nisan
25   Isadore Markowitz          9 Nisan
26   Alice Kaplan                 10 Nisan
28   Evelyn Robles               12 Nisan
29   Alexander Waldman      13 Nisan
29   Bernie Tulin                   13 Nisan
30   Siegfried Kaufman        14 Nisan





 נשמתם צרורות בצרור בהחיים
May their souls be bound in the bond of eternal life.

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Kosher Korner

 NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire Launches a Line of All-Star Kosher Wine


NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire Launches a Line of All-Star Kosher Wine
Author: Julie L. Sagoskin

An All-Star kosher wine is hitting the shelves just in time for Passover. Stoudemire wines, named after NBA All-Star, Amar'e Stoudemire, are produced in Israel and distributed by Royal Wine Corp, the largest purveyor of kosher wines and spirits in the world. Wine lovers can choose from the Reserve, Grand Reserve and Private Collection, all part of the limited edition bottles being released. The Reserve and Grand Reserve are sourced from the Galilee, with 1,680 bottles which will soon be available. The Galilee is considered to be the best appellation for wine growing in Israel.
Jewish National Fund hosted an exclusive wine tasting of Stoudemire wines for major donors and gave everyone a chance to meet the star athlete at the Ronald S. Lauder JNF House in New York City on Tuesday, February 20th in New York City.
Stoudemire was very involved in the wine-making process and said he "tasted different blends for each bottle. Israel has been known as the frontrunner for grapes for thousands of years and it seemed like the perfect time to start making wines when I moved to Israel in 2015. I'm in the field, tasting the grapes, watching the grapes grow, watching the fermentation system, the barreling, the whole bit."
Amar'e Stoudemire with Josh Goodkin and a guest. (Photo Credit: Jewish National Fund USA)
The collection includes the Reserve, a red wine with aromas of black fruits that characterize the Cabernet Sauvignon variety while the Grand Reserve is a mixture of aromas including black fruits, tobacco, toasted oak and ripe pepper for a rich taste. The Private Collection, which will have a limited release of 100 bottles, is sourced from Mata Vineyard of Judean Hills and is composed of a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
Tulip winery, which is producing the wines, is located in the North of Israel in Kfar Tikva, Village of Hope.
"The wines are growing in a region that JNF has a deep connection to; we allow those with disabilities to work in the vineyard," said JNF CEO Russell Robinson.
Employees at Tulip Winery are all individuals with special needs who aren't able to live at home anymore. The community employs and houses the employees who all work and live together.
Mordy Herzog of Royal Wine Corp said "Israel's been making some great wines and what Amar'e is bringing is star power to the Israeli wine business. There's a real connection to the wine and the land, it's not just a celebrity endorsement."
The NBA star is no stranger to wine - in 2015 a social media video of him bathing in a tub of red wine went viral - red by the way, is his wine of choice.
"Mr. Stoudemire shows again his support for Israel and excellent taste. We are excited to make these high quality Israeli wines available to the public, said Gabe Geller, Royal Wine's Director of Public Relations.
Stoudemire, who played for the Knicks and Heat before becoming the star forward for Hapoel Jerusalem, is also known for his activism and was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr Award by the State of Israel, Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York in March of  2017.  Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Dani Dayan and JNF CEO Russell Robinson presented the sports star and activist with the award during a reception at  the Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem. This prestigious award is given annually in celebration of Black History Month to those who have demonstrated the ideals of Dr. King through their efforts to promote diversity and tolerance.
You'll definitely want to try a bottle of this All- Star wine before it sells out!
By Julie L. Sagoskin
 

                               


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