October 16-17, 2020
Rabbi Baum's
Video Weekly Message
Shabbat Bereshit

Introducing Hartman @ Home - Judaism, Citizenship and Democracy 
October 18 - 30, 2020
Two weeks of Jewish learning during the 2020 election season

Between the end of Sukkot and Election Day, the Hartman Institute will kick off their Hartman@Home fall learning with a two-week symposium that will bring calm and reason -- along with passion and insight -- to the key civic issues facing the Jewish community today.
Join us as we bring a Jewish lens to the civic obligations, issues, and leadership needed in this moment of global pandemic and unprecedented polarization. 
Highlights of the 2-week symposium leading up to the US elections:
  • Lila Corwin Berman will discuss how she sees money shaping the community in her new book, The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex
  • Mijal Bitton will consider how to cultivate truth and trust in the age of Twitter
  • Avi Helfand will lead a discussion on American Jewish advocacy for religious liberty
  • Eitan Hersh will discuss how we can use our time more constructively for democracy, whatever our beliefs, the subject of his book on “political hobbyism”
  • Plus opportunities to learn with Dahlia Lithwick, Tomer Persico, Christine Hayes, Elana Stein Hain, Rivka Press Schwartz and a special opening keynote on October 19 with Yehuda Kurtzer
  • And much more to be announced over the next two weeks! 
New Class with Rabbi Baum:
What does it mean to be a Jewish-American in 2020?
Tuesday night, October 27
7:30 8:30 pm ET

What does it mean to be a Jewish-American in 2020?
With Rabbi Baum
Topics of discussion will include:
  • Is it a ‘mitzvah’ to vote in an election?
  • Jewish Americans and Israel - Does ‘Israel’ have a vote, a veto, or none of the above?
Friday Morning Minyan
Friday, October 16, 8:30 am ET
Meeting ID: 839 4420 9178
Passcode: 207932
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Friday, October 16, 6:15 pm ET
Meeting ID: 819 7656 6468
Password: 6132020
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Saturday, October 17, 9:30-11:45 am ET
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Ed Bernstein

Parashat Bereshit

Nachshon Carmi     2:4 - 2:9
Lenny Berkowitz     2:10 - 2:19
Bernard Grossman 2:20 - 2:25
Elaine Schnee        3:1 - 3:21
Rebecca Pontillo    3:22 - 3:24
Matt Weiss             4:1 - 4:18
Matt Weiss            4:19 - 4:26
Dan Gross - Samuel 20:18 - 20:42 - Shabbat Machar Chodesh

 Shabbat Mincha, 4:00 pm ET
Meeting ID: 819 7656 6468
Password: 6132020
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Wizards of Ashkenaz Virtual Concert with Cantor Hadash!
Sunday, October 18, 2020 
3 pm - 4 pm
We're getting the band back!
Tune into a live ZOOM Concert this Sunday with the Wizards of Ashkenaz, featuring upbeat, fun, multicultural Jewish music in four-part harmony from The Four Wizards.

The Wizards of Ashkenaz are a cantorial boy band that has been performing intermittently for almost fifteen years! Cantors Yakov Hadash, Matt Austerklein, Jon Schultz, and Sidney Ezer will present a special, unique concert on Sunday over Zoom, in celebration of Rosh Hodesh Heshvan. Tune in for music and fun!

Virtual L’Chaim Sponsors
Patty & Matt Weiss

Virtual Challah & Wine Sponsors
Nan Berkowitz, in honor of her son Steven Zbarsky’s engagement to Katina Fabrikarakis
 Janet & Harvey Fine, in honor of the naming of their second grandson, Kobi Meir Karpeles

Impact Board Sponsors for Simchat Torah
Michelle & Ralph Foreman

Outdoor Shabbat & Holiday Activities Sponsor
Layne & Geil Bilu

Sponsor for Beer in the “Booth”
John Nasetti

Virtual Simchat Torah - Hakafah Sponsors
Nancy Suchoff, in honor of her father Robert’s 93rd Birthday

The following Virtual Hakafah Sponsors and donations are in honor of
Hatan Torah, Harvey Fine and Kalah Bereshit, Jessica Fele
Elaine Aronoff
Heidi & Gary Aronson
Ariella Reback & Rabbi Ed Bernstein
Layne & Geil Bilu
Sue & Ben Eisenberg
Sharon & Eric Lubin
Eve Nasetti
Linda & Marty Radnor
Judy & Gary Richman
Laurie & Joe Siegel
Nancy & Alan Spivack
Gina & Michael Wadler
Patty & Matt Weiss