Rabbi Pear's weekly shiur on the 613 Mitzvot has moved - in date, time and location. It is now part of the OU Israel Center weekly line-up, and will meet on Zoom Thursdays at 9 AM. The passcode is ouisrael.
This week's class continues exploring the philosophical underpinnings of mitzvot connected to the land of Israel, focusing specifically on Teruma (next week, Maaser).
Weekly D'var Torah
We are pleased to offer a short video d'var Torah by Rabbi Pear in honor of Parshat VaYetzei. This week's d'var Torah is sponsored by Dorothea Krieger in commemoration of the following yahrzeits: her grandmother Devora Kressel bat Eliezer (Kislev 12); her cousin Bezalel ben Yechiel (Kislev 10); and her great-uncle Shimon ben Eliezer (Kislev 10). May all their memories continue to be for a blessing.
Our gan yeladim for children aged 1.5 - 3.5 (beginning in September 2021) - will shortly open registration. If you would like to be included in the informational e-mail, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this past year we were forced to turn down many interested participants due to limited space ... so act now to stay in the loop.
Spread the Light in Memory of Hayley (Sevitz) Varenberg
In commemoration of the first yahrzeit of Haley, z"l, her family has initiated a project filled with light and positivity. In short, boxes of Chanuka candles have been purchased to be given out close to the first night of Chanuka. On these boxes a note will be attached about Hayley, which will include an invitation to people to light Chanuka candles and do an act of hesed in her memory. We invite you to assist us in distributing these boxes. We hope this act of "paying it forward" will help brighten someone's day. Give the candles to your friends, neighbors, people who have been going through something difficult, overworked medical staff, small business owners, random strangers on the street. Feel free to add flowers, chocolate coins, or anything else you think will make people happy. What is important to the family is that light gets spread.
Click this link to sign up and let us know how many boxes you would like (limited to ten boxes per family/unit).
Shir Hadash's activities take place in Beit Natan, located at Yakov Rubin Street #1, overlooking the Moon Grove (Chorshat HaYa're'ach) on the border of the German Colony and Talbiya Neighborhoods. (Click here for Map)