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Congregation Schomre Israel
27 Tishrei 5779
Shabbos Parshas Bereishis
 October 5-6, 2018 
  פרשת בראשית
     כ"ז תשרי תשע"ט    

From the Rabbi's Tish
What do you do with the left overs?
You made a wonderful meal and all the guests enjoyed the scrumtuous meal. They were licking their fingers in delight, but couldn't finish everything because the table was overflowing with delicacies.  

But what to do with the leftovers?  
The same question  comes up after Sukkos. We enjoyed the holiday so rich in symbols, but what  do I do with the leftover schach and lulav set?
Items that are used for a mitzva have varying levels of Kedusha-sactity: a worn out Sefer Torah is buried, used tzitzis strings are used as bookmarks, beaten bravos are saved and used to make the fire for baling matztza, and an esrog - is used to make eingemachts jam. 

Each year I gather a few esrogim after Sukkos hoping to try my hand at a sweet creation. Wo knows, maybe I'll make it this year.

If we have to treat inatimate objects this way, how much more so, our bodies, the repository of our holy soul. After the spiritual portion leaves our physical portion, we still give respect to the holy vessel that housed our neshama, and return it to the ground from which it came.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Eliezer Langer  

Etrog Jam

  1. Soak the Esrog for 1 week in water, changing the water daily
  2. Slice unpeeled Esrog very thinly, and remove seeds
  3. Boil in water, change water, and repeat twice more
  4. Add:
    • 4 cups quince apples peeled and cut up
    • 1 lemon thinly sliced
    • 2 lbs. sugar
    • Water, just enough to cover fruit
    • optionally add 5 or 6 whole cloves
  5. Cook for about 2 hours until it becomes a clear syrup.
  6. Store in a covered jar for a few weeks.
As an added bonus, you can let it "jellify" (or age) until Tu B'shvat, where it becomes an unusual fruit marmalade to celebrate with.
The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.

    5 Josh Weinstein
    6 Abe Weisfelner
    7 Sandy Fox
    8 Rabbi Daniel Yonah Fox
    9 Miriam Rebecca Brown Zinger
    14 Hannah Sophia Weinstein
    14 Marvin Wachs
    17 David Weisfelner
    19 Phillip Koffman
    20 Irving Baum
    20 Michael Levine
    20 Joshua Calli
    22 Shifra Zinger
    23 Shoshanah Winter
    23 Stuart Weinstein
    24 Ariel Barzilay
    31 Meira Rivka Kirshner

We wish much happiness and good health on this special day. - Biz 120!!
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We commemorate the yahrtzeit of:

    6 Harold D. Wachs 27 Tishri
    12 Yetta Feuereisen 3 Cheshvan
    13 Doris Aber 4 Cheshvan
    15 Evelyn Warren 6 Cheshvan
    18  Edward Koffman 9 Cheshvan
    18  Helen Caston 9 Cheshvan
    19  Jerome Ehrenzweig 10 Cheshvan
    20  Lawrence Shapiro 11 Cheshvan
    22  Rachel Markowitz 13 Cheshvan
    23  Claire Koffman 14 Cheshvan
    25 Ted Horowitz 16 Cheshvan
    26  Agusta Finkelstein 17 Cheshvan
    26  Saul Fishman 17 Cheshvan
    27  Abraham Smith 18 Cheshvan
    30 Kathy Schudroff 21 Cheshvan


May their souls be bound in the bond of eternal life.

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Schedule of Services 

Candle Lighting 6:12 PM
Mincha /Kabbalat Shabbat 6:20 PM
Shacharit Shabbat Day 9:00 AM
Shema before 9:50 AM
Mincha after 1:12 PM
Shabbat Ends7:11 PM 

Sunday Morning 8:30 AM Shacharit   
Weekdays 7:00 AM
Tuesday and Wednesday Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan


 Back to School with the Morse School
The Jewish Social Action Coalition is once again supporting the students at the Morse School.  We are currently collecting backpacks and school supplies for the children. Black and white notebooks with wide lines are very much appreciated as well as other typical school supplies.
Additionally once school is in session in early September, we will be collecting non-perishable food supplies for the food pantry at the school. During the last academic year our congregation was most generous. Please continue this effort this year.  You may also choose to contribute gift cards to various local grocery stores. If you do so, the gift card will be used to shop for needed supplies.   
Any questions or concerns please contact
Sandy Corwin at 845-452- 2436 or Debby  Sullum at 845-705-3656.

Kosher Korner 

Rabbi Gavriel Price is in charge of figuring out how the Orthodox Union, the largest kosher certifying organization in the world, should deal with meat that is grown in laboratories from animal cells. CreditCreditMark Abramson for The New York Times