August 7, 2020
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Virtual services see below

 Forecast: 83
/partly cloudy

Our Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur services will be held remotely (online, over-the-phone, streaming). We are still in the process of working out the specifics...
The most important thing for you to know is that
We Have Reserved the Best Seat for You in YOUR House for the HiHo's!
Would you be interested in attending a live, in-person, socially-distanced, outdoor SHOFAR SERVICE on Sunday afternoon, the second day of Rosh HaShannah? Please let me know.
How Are You? I really want to know.
Please reach out to me as I cannot possibly reach out to each of you. I welcome the opportunity for a quick check-in, for casual conversation or for something more serious.
Please call me or email me so we can arrange it. 

Mi SheBayrach 
We make special prayers for those who are ill at every Shabbat Morning service and during our Monday & Thursday Minyanim. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been adding a special Mi SheBayrach for those who have contracted the coronavirus. 
You can add a name (traditionally: Hebrew/Yiddish name and mother's Hebrew/Yiddish name, but we'll take English names and the names of those who are not Members of our Tribe) by calling or emailing me.
Or better yet: why not join us for the 9:00am weekday morning minyan, and read the Psalm (in English) just before we include the name of your family member, friend or acquaintance in the Mi SheBayrach?

Torah Reading 
In this continuation of Moses' farewell messages, he reassures the Israelites of God's blessings as a reward for observance of the commandments. Similarly they will be led to victory over the Canaanite inhabitants of the Land of Israel if they remain faithful. Conquest of the land must be followed by purging it of all remnants of idolatrous practice.
Many were the lessons to be learned from the Israelites' forty-year sojourn in the wilderness: they were tested in terms of their loyalty to God's commandments, they had achieved a measure of discipline through the hardships they endured, and they learned that God would see them through their difficulties. Most importantly, they must remember that their impending victory over the Canaanites should not be viewed as a sign of their virtue and piety - it was a fulfillment of the promise made to their ancestors.
To illustrate this last point, Moses recalls the sinfulness of the nation in making the Golden Calf and at Tav'erah, Massah, Kivrot HaTa'avah and Kadesh Barne'a.
Their future was entirely dependent on their obedience to the Torah and love for God.

ALL our Synagogue Prayer Services and Programs are conducted over ZOOM

You can participate in one of two ways 
          • Dialing in - or - 
          • Using internet access and a smartphone, tablet or computer
Do You Need to Obtain a Siddur? Please call or email me for details. kas
Do you need a CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE to pages in the old Sim Shalom (Blue cover) for Shabbat and Holidays (when we are using Lev Shalem)?...
to the Weekday Services in Lev Shalem (when we are using the burgundy weekday Sim Shalom)?
Call me or e mail me for the GUIDE

Shabbat Services
Friday evening at 7:00 pm  CLICK HERE TO ATTEND                                              
Dial in by phone:  929-205-6099   Meeting ID: 869 8266 6380 

Shabbat Morning at 10:30am  CLICK HERE TO ATTEND                                          
Dial in by phone:  929 205 6099     Meeting ID: 874 8132 0020 
Havdalah at  8:45pm      CLICK HERE TO ATTEND
Dial in by phone:  929 205 6099    Meeting ID: 729-396-135

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our (virtual) minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 

Solomon Arbeiter will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Esther Arbeiter on Friday evening, August 7th
Gerald Topiel will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Pauline Topiel on Friday evening, August 7th
Heidi Skolnik will be observing yahrzeit for her mother,  Jinny Skolnik on Friday evening, August 7th
Ann Rosenberg will be observing yahrzeit for her daughter, Arlene Rosenberg DaSilva on Saturday evening, August 8th
Myrna Weissman will be observing yahrzeit for her mother in law, Ella Weissman on Saturday evening, August 8th
Carolyn Tauber will be observing yahrzeit for her grandmother, Mollie Horowitz on Saturday evening, August 8th
Marilyn Saposh will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-Law,  Miriam Saposh on Sunday evening, August 9th
Nili Cohen will be observing yahrzeit for her father, David Ostrowitz on Monday evening, August 10th
Shifra Ruda will be observing yahrzeit for her father,  Benjamin Dubin on Tuesday evening, August 11th
Anne Salmon will be observing yahrzeit for her mother,  Henny Stern on Tuesday evening, August 11th
Sylvia Gosberg will be observing yahrzeit for her father,  Simon Schoenfeld on Wednesday evening, August 12th
Laurie Smilovitz will be observing yahrzeit for her mother,  Frieda Schwarz on Wednesday evening, August 12th
Franco Aguilar will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Yaoyoaqhina Guevara Sikoff on Wednesday evening, August 12th
Iris Coleman will be observing yahrzeit for her father-in-law, Herman Weissman on Thursday evening, August 13th
Eve Kohut will be observing yahrzeit for her mother,  Lynette Kohut on Thursday evening, August 13th

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Solomon Grazian
Earl Schneider
Yetta Maidenberg
Kenneth Stern
Lois Bruno
Liam Altschul
Noah Altschul
Benjamin Altschul
Karen & Mark Halpern

Sunday - Friday Mornings at 9:00 am CLICK HERE TO ATTEND
Dial in by phone: 929 205 6099     Meeting ID: 110 379 215

Our Minyan Participants this past Monday morning, August 3

Sunday - Thursday Evenings at 7:00 pm CLICK HERE TO ATTEND
Dial in by phone: 929 205 6099       Meeting ID: 338 747 559
Special Request: if you purchased or downloaded Siddur Lev Shalem (Shabbat and Holidays) and/or Siddur Sim Shalom (Weekdays), please let Rabbi Stern know. (Please call him or email him).
Our Weekly Programming  
Guided Prayer Service
Please join Rabbi Stern for a series of explanatory talks that will reveal the structure, choreography, and varied functions of the prayers we say. 
No, not really. Linda Richman will not be joining us...but join us for schmooze anyway!
Every Wednesday, 12 Noon with Rabbi Stern
BYO coffee, lunch, etc.
Dial in by phone: 929 205 6099           Meeting ID: 814 6433 7599
This Wednesday, August 12:
Marvin Chertkoff hosts a video culinary tour of Jerusalem's Ben Yehuda Market with special attention to the great variety of foods brought to Israel by Jews immigrating from all over the world. Our NJ-born guide, Joel Haber, illustrates how this has contributed to the Israeli culinary palate and mirrors the diversity of the country. 

Upcoming: August 19, 26, September 2                                        
Marvin Cherkoff presents: The Women of the Bible
And our thanks to Dr. Vera Kishinevsky (under storm-related adverse conditions, no less) for another wonderful talk this past Wednesday on her family's life and life-altering decision to emigrate from Odessa to the United States.

"Talk Amongst Yourselves; I'll give you a topic: Discuss..."        
LINDA RICHMAN is looking for VOLUNTEERS to share their passion or expertise with the COFFEE TALK crowd....
Your profession
Your avocation
Your hobby
Your expertise
Your life experiences
Your travels
Please be in touch with the Rabbi

Rabbi's Weekly Class 
Below please see information about the class, we will let you know when it resumes
Dial in by phone: 929-205-6099      Meeting ID: 886 1779 2509

Important/Interesting Reads
This artlcle has it all: Intersectionality, reverse Racism, BDS, anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism, dog whistles ("He is a good fundraiser"). It displays all the "virtues" of the liberal world except for any tolerance of someone who supports Israel, even with reservations. Please read and get an education about what is going on out there:
Was Rabbi Daniel Lehmann Too Pro-Israel to Head a Berkeley Seminary?

What U.S. Police Officers Learn When They Visit Israel  Israeli Consul General Dani Dayan Befriended Progressive American Jews 

Israel at Its Best
 Israeli and Muslim Reserve Soldiers

The Palestinians
 In today's NYT Letters to the Editor:
Martin Peretz, on Israeli-Palestinian Peace 
 The former New Republic editor writes about the two-state solution:
Roger Cohen rightly supports a two-state solution against its detractors. But the column doesn't mention Israel's detailed peace offers and increased Israeli public support for a two-state solution while ignoring the Palestinian leadership's refusal to deal.
Israelis have made or agreed to four substantive peace offers or frameworks in the last 20 years that the Palestinian leadership outright refused: Ehud Barak's peace offer in 2000; the Taba peace framework in 2001; Ehud Olmert's peace offer in 2008, and the 2014 Kerry framework, which Benjamin Netanyahu's government quietly supported.
What's more, Israeli support for a two-state solution has grown steadily. Twenty-four years ago, when the Israeli Labor Party put in its platform that it did not oppose a Palestinian state, it was the first mainstream Israeli political party to take this stance. Today, support for a Palestinian state as part of a comprehensive peace and mutual recognition is a consensus position across the Israeli political spectrum, excepting the settler parties.
Many people on both sides want a two-state solution. But neither Israeli politics nor its public sentiments are the reasons we lack one. The reason is simpler: If the price of Palestinian statehood is dealing with Israel, the Palestinian leadership would prefer not to have a state.

Israelis and Palestinians Join Forces to Battle the Coronavirus 
Third Israeli Water Generator Donated to Gaza 
Abolition of Agreements with Israel Impacts Negatively on Palestinian Daily Life                                                 
Hamas Prioritizing Naval Attack Force Build-Up 
Hamas Leader: "Palestine Must Stretch from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea"   

WEBINAR Click here to register
Should the Jewish Community Forgive Antisemites?
Competing Visions of Jewish Advocacy
A Discussion Between Jonathan Tobin, Editor of Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), and David Bernstein, President of JCPA
August 12 at 4:30 PM ET
Jonathan Tobin recently penned a provocative piece "The Community relations outreach trap," arguing that "community relations strategies aimed at making friends that succeeded in past generations when directed at genuine moderates don't work with extremists."

Join David and Jonathan for a spirited but civil exchange of views:
Jonathan S. Tobin is the editor in chief of the Jewish News Syndicate - - an international wire service covering the Jewish world and Israel. He's also a columnist for the New York Post and a Contributing Writer for National Review as well as a regular columnist for Haaretz, Israel Hayom, Newsweek, The Federalist as well as writing for other publications such as the Washington Examiner and Commentary magazine. In his writing he covers on a daily basis the American political scene, foreign policy, the U.S.-Israel relationship, Middle East diplomacy and the Jewish world.

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), a network of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 17 national Jewish agencies, advocates for a just and pluralistic America, Israel's quest for peace and security, and global human rights.


Join us for our next live webinar on Sunday 9th August: Misunderstood Mammals? Welcome to the amazing world of Israel's Bats with Shmulik Yedvab 

20:00 - Jerusalem
18:00 - London
13:00 - New York/Toronto
10:00 - California
Click here to sign up
Upcoming webinars
The Land is our Shofar with Rabbi Paul Citrin
Sunday August 26th at 20:00 Israel time, 13:00  NY time  
Inspiring Youth in Conservation hosted by Alen Kacal
Sunday September 6th at 20:00 Israel time, 13:00 NY time