September 28, 2018
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Evening Service
Morning Minyan
6:00 pm
  Forecast: 74/ sunny

habbat Kiddush
Join us for Kiddush on Shabbat. This is the perfect opportunity for us to experience community and get to know each other better.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Rhea Hess
Emma Barnett
Jerome Margolin
Michael Hausman
Debbie Shatz
Gladys Gordon
Francine & Gerald Koszer  
Saturday 9/29
Minyan 9:00 am
Minha, Meal, Maariv and Havdalah 6:00 pm
Sunday 9/30
Erev Shemini Atzeret
Morning Service 9:00 am
Evening Service including Yizkor and Hallel
7:45 pm
Monday 10/1
Shemini Atzeret
Morning Service 9:00 pm
Minha after Kiddush 12:30 pm
Evening Service and Hakafot 7:15 pm
Tuesday 10/2
Simhat Torah
Morning Service 9:00 am
Minha after Kiddush 12:30 pm
Evening Service 7:45 pm
Friday 10/5
Bible Study 11:30 am
Evening Service 7:00 pm

Holy Wrappers and Rollers
My thanks to all those who helped with the change-over the Torah mantles last Saturday afternoon. Because of your spirit of cooperation, we did it in record time!

Please note I: this coming Sunday night at 7:45 PM we will hold our inaugural weekday evening Yizkor (instead of the very early morning service). Service will include Ma'ariv for Yom Tov/Sh'mini Atzeret, Hallel, and of course, the Yizkor service.

Please note II: we will be feting our Simhat Torah honorees, Regina Friedman and Evelyn Baer, at Monday evening services, and especially on Tuesday morning.

Hoshannah Rabba: Sunday, September 30
             Morning Service
9:00 am
Shmini Atzeret: Sunday evening, September 30  
Evening Service, Yizkor & Hallel
Monday, October 1 - NO Early Yizkor service       
             Sanctuary Service & Yizkor
             Minha after Kiddush
7:45 pm
9:00 am
12:30 pm
Simhat Torah: Monday evening, October 1
             Evening Service and Hakafot
Tuesday, October 2
             Morning Service
             Minha after Kiddush
7:15 pm
9:00 am
12:30 pm
7:45 pm

Come join us on Shabbat and explore our new Siddur.    You can dedicate one or more volumes in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone or recognizing a special occasion.    Please contact the office.
Donations are accepted at $54 per Siddur.

Torah Reading 538, 935   Haftarah 1260
In the aftermath of the debacle of the sin of the Gold Calf, Moses expresses his frustrations in leading the Israelites. He asks God for guidance in his leadership of the people as well as a sign from God of God's continued confidence in him.
God commands Moses to hew out a second set of tablets to replace the original set which Moses has smashed in anger, and to ascend Mount Sinai. There Go d grants Moses' dual request. By granting Moses a personal revelation God reaffirms his trust in Moses, and in the content of this very special revelation God provides Moses with His chief attributes. These attributes are the means through which Moses will become a more effective leader - able to emulate God in his interactions, and to intercede with God on behalf of the Israelites in the event of their subsequent sinfulness.
Immediately following this revelation God promises to rid the land of its inhabitants for the sake of the Israelites so long as they foreswear idolatry and intermarriage, observe the three pilgrimage
Festivals - including Sukkot , bring the first fruits offering and observe Kashrut.  

Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.  
Please note that the service begins 30 minutes earlier than usual in the morning
Tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.:
Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Ma'ariv & Havdalah
During Seudah Shlishit we will read the shameful New York Times Op-Ed by the Palestinian Authority representative whose office was closed in Washington, DC:  
Trump Is Giving Palestinians a Choice. We'll Choose Dignity.   The crisis between the United States and the Palestinians is taking a toll on my family. But as a diplomat, I can see the upside. 
Yup, they choose the "dignity" of stabbing and shooting unarmed civilians, and then rewarding the perpetrators and "martyrs" with significant monthly stipends. And just as I said I would have given the Palestinians of ray of hope at the same time as the United States recognized (West?) Jerusalem as Israel's capital, I would have allowed the Palestinian delegation to remain in Washington DC, even as I cut off their funding. The only reason the President had to give for making his de-funding decision was: Taylor Force. kas

This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who ha ve 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 minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 
Marc Karpman will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Bernice Karpman on Tuesday evening, October 2nd
Randy Karpman will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Bernice Karpman on Tuesday evening, October 2nd
Charlene Stern will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Sylvia Kobrin on Tuesday evening, October 2nd
Jerome Goldfischer will be observing yarzeit for his uncle, Morris Goldfarb on Thursday evening, October 5th
Arnold Insler will be observing yarzeit for his father, Edward Insler on Thursday evening, October 5th
Marianne Wolff will be observing yarzeit for her mother, Hedy Wolff on Thursday evening, October 5th

only one more abbreviated workweek, and one more abbreviated Shab Sha! to go!
Important Reads
EU Parliament Committee Votes to Freeze $18 Million in Aid to PA over Textbook Incitement Against Israel    
This wonderful and ambitious undertaking just came to my attention. (It began this summer, but catching up is not insurmountable!). In essence, it entails reading a-chapter-a-day - in English - of the Hebrew Bible:   Project 929 (There are 929 chapters in the Hebrew Bible)                                                                      
The Latest Attack on Islam: It's Not a Religion
Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for other religions 
Israeli-Palestinian Divide Deepens at the UN, With No Sign of Compromise    

Apparently, what is playing out in Syria Russian impatience with its dragged-out defense of the Assad Regime, coupled with an internal Russian rift over whether to embrace Iran or distance Iran:
Russia to Send Syria S-300 Antiaircraft System                                                        

Israeli Security Contacts with Russia Unaffected by Il-20 Crash  
The Lies of Russia's Report on Israeli Culpability for the Downing of the Russian Spy Plane  
From another source: "The command post knew about the scheduled flight of the IL-20 and had to prohibit the launch of the S-200. But it seems that the Russian military has completely lost control of airspace and control of the air defense system in the area of its main base of the UHF Khmeimim, and as a result, in fact, they shot down their own IL-20....The military leadership decided to [blame everything on] the Jews. It's better than being responsible for your own sloppiness."

The Dybbuk
Free & Open to the Public
Meeting & Greeting with Gesher Theatre
October 2 | 7-9 pm
Introductions  (30 min): By Cherry Orchard and Gesher Theater management. 
Q & A session  (30 min): with the leading actors and directors.

For RSVP and additional information -
Eileen McMahon |  | 973.747.8448
The Dybbuk performance
October 3 & 4 | 8 pm
"An extraordinary theatrical enchantment"  - Catalist (Israel)
Direct from Israel, and in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state, the internationally acclaimed  GESHER THEATRE  presents the North American premiere of THE DYBBUK. 
This spellbinding event takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology, the evocative work is awash in 
spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic.

October 6 | 8 pm
October 7 | 2 pm
Play by: Roy Chen
Inspired by  S. An-sky
Directed by  Yevgeny ARYE
After: Danis Tanovic "No Man's Land"
Directed by Irad Rubinstein

Direct from Israel, the internationally acclaimed Gesher Theater presents the North American premiere of  In the Tunnel , political satire, directed by Irad Rubinsten and inspired by the Best Foreign Language Oscar-winning film  No Man's Land  by Danis Tanovic. Two Israeli soldiers and two Palestinians are trapped in a tunnel dug by Hamas between Gaza and Israel. Enemies snared in a mousetrap, they try to find their way out. Should they kill or save each other? Meanwhile, above ground, a political and media circus is attempting to capture and cover the event.

Open to the public untilOctober 9th
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is honored to present renowned Israeli artist Avner Sher's Jerusalem 950m2 (Quarter acre) Alternate Topographies.
For this project, Sher looked at the intercultural encounters taking place in Jerusalem's Old City as a crossroads between geography and history, art and reality, truth and fantasy. The area of reference, less than a quarter of an acre, contains sites holy to the three major monotheistic religions, causing century-long battles. The city bows under conflicting ideologies and beliefs, attracting passions and fears, becoming a focus of faith and hope.

Resolutions I and II By Michal Alpern
Opening Reception - Friday, 21 September 2018,7-9 pm
21 September - 21 October 2018
"To lift yourself out of a miserable state- even by vigorous force- should be easy. I tear myself off the chair, stride around the table, exercise my head and neck, bring fire to my eyes, flex the muscles around them. Defy any emotion, I would welcome A. enthusiastically, if he comes to see me now; amiably tolerate B., swallow in long draughts everything that is said at C.'s, despite the pain and trouble. But even if that were to happen, one mistake, that is unavoidable, will stop it all, light and heavy alike, it will withdraw around and around in a circle [...] "

Resolutions  by Franz Kafka
Edited translation: Michal Alpern

AFTERLIFE by Zac Hacmon
September 5 - November 18, 2018
LMAKgallery is pleased to present Zac Hacmon's first solo exhibition in the courtyard, Afterlife. Hacmon uses architecture as a mediator and is interested in notions of the non-place: spaces without history or identity. 

Almog Sharvit Quintet
October 14 | 8 pm
Gaya Feldheim Schorr - Vocals, David Leon - Sax, Dierk Peters - Vibraphone, Almog Sharvit - Upright Bass/Compositions, Ben Silashi - Drums
Dive deep into a world of dark, sparkling compositions and rousing, vigorous instrumentation with the music of bassist and composer Almog Sharvit. Like his name, which means "Coral" in his native Hebrew, Sharvit's pieces are colorful and diverse, full of rich, varied textures and amorphous melodies. This show will mark the debut of the Quintet, which features vocals, drums, bass, saxophone and vibraphone, allowing each aspect of Sharvit's multi-layered compositions to unravel accordingly. 

Adi Meyerson Trio
October 14 | 9:30 pm
Adi Meyerson - bass, Mike king - piano, Kush Abadey - drums

Adi Meyerson is a Israeli Raised Bassist and composer. Since Moving to New York in 2012, Adi has already made an impact on the NYC jazz scene and earned her title as an up and coming talent. She has played with many local greats such as Joel Frahm, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Nelson, Charli Persip, Jeremy Pelt and many others around the NYC area in highly known venues such as Mezzrow, Smalls jazz, Fat Cat, Smoke Jazz, Minton's, Zinc Bar, Dizzy's Coca Cola, and others. She has recently toured the US, Europe and Central America and recorded with the Champian Fulton band for Positone records. Adi's Debut Album "Where we Stand" (A:M Records) was released on June 5th 2018 and was very well received by the community. Meyerson brings a her band to Cornelia St Cafe in continuation of the celebration of the album, while also debuting new.

New York premiere of: 
"Hadar - The Freedom to Create". A film by Dr. Leah Goldin, mother of Hadar Goldin
Thursday, Oct 4
7 pm 
Lieutenant Goldin, was 23 years old when he was killed on August 1st, 2014 while serving in a Givati Brigade of the IDF.

Special reception prior to the film with honored guests:
Dr. Leah Goldin and Prof. Simha Goldin, Hadar's parents, and Tzur Goldin, his twin brother.
Opening Remarks by Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Dani 

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