July 24, 2020
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Virtual services see below

  Forecast: 91
/partly cloudy

Apologies for this very abbreviated Shab Sha, but I am on a rather surreal, Pandemic "semi-vacation"

Our Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur services will be held online and over the phone. The best way for you to feel comfortable at these services is to familiarize yourself with ZOOM in advance. So please consider joining us for any of our services or other online programming. And in the process you might just discover how sustaining online contact can be and how enjoyable it is!
Stay tuned for exciting information from our shul about the HiHo's!  Will Rosh Hashanah 5781 Come with a Paywall?
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. kas

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 a series of three lengthy and final discourses that comprise the book of Deuteronomy, Moses reviews Israelite history from the time of the Exodus, repeats and expands upon many of the commandments, and admonishes the people to remain faithful to God and His Torah.
The Israelites left the area around Mount Sinai with the objective of conquering Canaan shortly thereafter. To assist Moses in his manifold duties, judges and other administrators were appointed. Following the disheartening report of ten of twelve spies sent into Canaan the people refuse to embark on the conquest. In view of this, God decrees that the generation of the Exodus (with the exception of Joshua and Caleb) will wander in the wilderness for thirty-eight years until they die out; their children will inhabit the Promised Land.
The Israelites were enjoined from attacking the Edomites (descendents of Esau), and the Moabites and Canaanites (descendents of Lot). They did, however, defeat Sihon, the Amorite king, and Og, the King of Bashan. Their lands were divided between Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Menasseh, who settled on the eastern side of the Jordan River.

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  

Some of the Attendees at a Recent Friday Evening Service  (can't display more than the 20 who fit one screen)

Shabbat Morning at 10:30am  CLICK HERE TO ATTEND                                          
Dial in by phone:   929 205 6099      Meeting ID: 874 8132 0020 

It's July 25th, but the days are getting shorter:
Havdalah Service:   9:00pm  CLICK HERE TO ATTEND
Dial in by phone:    929 205 6099        Meeting ID: 729-396-135#
Last Saturday Night's Havdalah Service:

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 

Terry Plawker will be observing yahrzeit for her husband, Ilan Plawker on Friday evening, July 24th
Richard Fasman will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Rosalie Fasman on Monday evening, July 27th
Alex Salit will be observing yahrzeit for his wife, Gloria Salit on Monday evening, July 27th
Elsie Zeilberger will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Morris Blumenthal on Tuesday evening, July 28th
Kenneth Eisenstein will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Jack Eisenstein on Thursday evening, July 29th

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Arie Levi

Barbara Fishman

Lisa Maier

Nancy Vorbach

Hilda Froelke



Sunday - Friday Mornings at 9:00 am CLICK HERE TO ATTEND
Dial in by phone:  929 205 6099     Meeting ID: 110 379 215
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
Next Wednesday, July 29
Frieda Vizel joins us, live, to narrate her newly released video walking tour of Hasidic Williamsburg
Frieda is a real, live "Un-Orthodox" young woman who grew up in the Satmar Community

"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
Tisha B'Av Services-Marking the Destruction of
Solomon's Temple by the Babylonians 586 BCE
Herod's Temple by the Romans 70 CE

Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00pm
(there will be no 7:00pm service) please use our regular evening minyan Zoom Log-in

Thursday morning, July 30 at 9:00am  
please use our regular morning minyan Zoom Log-in
Join RAMAH in ISRAEL via FACEBOOK for Tisha B'Av Afternoon:
A Virtual Tour of the Kotel at 4:00PM
Mincha for Tisha B'Av at 4:45 PM
Thursday evening, July 30 at 8:45pm for the Conclusion of the Fast
(there will be no 7:00pm service)  please use our regular evening minyan Zoom Log-in

Apropos for Tisha B'Av:
First Temple Era Discovery Near US Embassy Reveals 'One of Most Important Sites' in Kingdom of Judah
Among the 2,700-year-old finds: 120 inscribed seal impressions on jars at storage facility holding food collected as taxes for kings Hezekiah, Menashe in First Temple times                                      

Next Friday night at 7:00pm: Rabbi Eric Wasser leads a musical service