Parshas Emor
May 17-18, 2019
Shalom and hello everyone! I hope you are doing well.

Join us throughout this shabbos for our distinguished guest, Rabbi David Silber !

Live from Israel and for the first time ever at Ohav Sholom, Rabbi Silber will serve as our guest speaker and scholar in residence.

We invite all students, supporters, and friends of this iconic teacher of Torah to join us for an exciting weekend of deep learning and spiritual growth.
Rabbi Silber is devoting the shabbos to themes of kabbalas HaTorah in preparation of chag shavuos, so don’t miss this rare occasion to listen and learn from a unique scholar.

Don’t forget to participate in our “early” shabbos davening (see below) and hear Rabbi Silber briefly address the congregation between kabbalas shabbos and maariv. He will also deliver the morning drasha, present a pre-mincha lecture and again speak at our dynamic and delicious seudah shlishis.

I look forward to greeting you personally for all the drashos and lectures!

We thank our generous gala kiddush sponsor, Elliot and Deborah Gibber , in honor of the yahrtzeit of Elliot’s dear mother, Rachel bas Dovid Binyomin, a”h .

May her neshama enjoy an aliyah in gan eden! Amen
Look to your email for our upcoming super programs for shavuos including guest darshonim, additional learning and shiurim, elegant dinners, cheesecake and more! 
Did you know this Sunday, May 19, 2019, is Pesach Sheni?

Pesach Sheni means Second Passover and marks the day when someone who was unable to participate in the korban pesach, Passover offering, in the proper time due to ritual uncleanliness, would observe the mitzvah exactly one month later.

There is an assortment of customs regarding this day and chief amongst them are eating matzo and omitting tachnun , additional supplications, during davening.

The takeaway for us, of course, is to be mindful of the importance of the lesson of the korban pesach and how vital it is for every Jew to observe this mitzvah.

Gratitude is a timeless obligation and the korban pesach reminds us of the total, absolute, and overwhelming appreciation we must develop for Hashem both for redeeming us from Egyptian bondage and how He continues to “save” us on a daily basis. 

This idea is borne out by the fact the paschal lamb was roasted whole , to remind us of the totality of appreciation we should harbor for G-d.

Have a wonderful pesach sheni and enjoy your crispy and tasty matzo. And by the way, shemura matzo is cheaper after pesach! 

Next Thursday, May 23, 2019, is Lag B’omer!

What happened on this auspicious day and why (and how) do we celebrate it? Aside from my wedding anniversary, what significant historical events unfolded on this day to create this immensely popular national holiday?

Join me next Tuesday night (May 21) for a special in-depth shiur (and delectable kosher Chinese dinner) dedicated to THE SECRETS OF LAG B’OMER.”  Don’t miss this Torah class and the close to thirty regular attendees - all highly intelligent overachieving individuals, who study Torah with passion and conviction.

Have a wonderful shabbos!

I’ll see you in shul,

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
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Shabbos TimeTable
Erev Shabbos Kodesh - Parshas Emor
Friday, May 17, 2019
Early Mincha/Kabbalos Shabbos 6:30 PM
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Silber
Early Candle Lighting 6:38 PM
Candle lighting 7:50 PM

Shabbos Kodesh - Parshas Emor
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Drasha by Rabbi Silber 10:45 AM
pre-Mincha lecture by Rabbi Silber 6:45 PM
Mincha 7:50 PM
Seudah Shlishis with Rabbi Silber
Maariv / Shabbos ends 8:57 PM
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Join us as we partner with UJA-Federation of New York and local institutions to Honor Our Heroes on Wednesday, May 22 nd at 7:30 pm. In honor of Fleet Week and pre-Memorial Day, we will recognize the courage and selfless service of our brothers and sisters who have dedicated themselves to our great nation.
To register, click here or contact Becca Meiner at or 212.836.1267. 
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