Parshas Ki Savo
September 20 - 21, 2019
Shalom  and hello everyone!  I hope you are doing well.

Join us this shabbos at Ohav Sholom for some great davening and an amazing kiddush!

Cantor Max Edelkopf will be joining us the entire shabbos and will provide beautiful niggunim and heartfelt tefilos - in anticipation of the start of selichos and rosh hashanah. 
Please remember to come to davening shabbos morning on time as we start exactly at 9:00am a nd make every attempt to end davening a t 11:00am
If you need more time to daven, the shul will be open at least a half hour prior to services. You are more than welcome to come early and get started! 
Of course, coffee ( for all ) and cake ( for women and children ) will be served prior to davening! 
Thank you to our super gala kiddush co-sponsors, Michael Markovitch on the occasions of the birth of his granddaughter, Elisheva Yocheved, Isabel “Izzy” Rae, daughter of Heather and Joe Listhaus, and the engagement of his son, Jeremy Markovitch to Allison Chetrit, and by Steve Sieretski, esq., who is celebrating his bar-mitzvah parsha. Mazel tov to all! 

Do you like p’tcha (galareta)? How about gribenes? Chopped liver? Herring? Come to Ohav Sholom for davening and also to enjoy these delicacies and much, much, more!


This shabbos afternoon will mark the third installment of our collaborative seudah shlishis with the WSSS in our Elisheva Hall on the second floor.

 A delicious and generous washing seudah will be presented complete with zemiors and divrei Torah this week by Ari Afialo, Law Professor and Parisian Jew of distinguished note. 
Selichos ​, a series of penitential prayers and liturgy, begin this motzei shabbos around the world. 

The minhag in Ohav Sholom is to recite selichos Sunday morning at 8:00am followed by shacharis at 8:30am. Please join us for this important addition to tefillah which will continue throughout the yomim nora’aim. May all our tefilos and teshuva be accepted! Amen.

See the poster below announcing that our expert sofer, Rabbi Shmuel Bodenheim, will be in shul this Sunday, first day selichos, to check your tefillin and mezuzos. He can (and should also) examine the “blackness” of your tefillin boxes and straps, as well provide new ones if necessary. 

Please take advantage of this convenient and important service.  

I look forward to choosing an outstanding lulav and esrog for you to fulfill the mitzvah this succos. The shul will send an email shortly to sign up for this service. Please respond accordingly. 
Ohav Sholom welcomes shatnez expert Noam Mishkoff to check shatnez on Sunday, October 6, 2019, ( between Yom Kippur and Succos.) Please note your calendars and take advantage of this fast and convenient service for new suits and jackets to be worn on the yomim tovim.  
I look forward to welcoming you to OS for the High Holidays! Our davening is sweet and well paced, delivered with feeling and inspiration. 

This year we welcome Cantor Max Edelkopf to our cantorial staff, who will daven mussaf of one day Rosh Hashanah. 

Please call the shul office to reserve your seats today! 
This year I am proud to welcome all unaffiliated Jews from the Upper West Side to OS for the High Holidays.
Do you have a co-worker, neighbor, relative or friend that wants to attend services but feels awkward, uncomfortable or priced out at some stuffy cathedral?
Invite them for FREE to our lovely shul and I will welcome them with warmth and love.
Please email/call/invite them TODAY to enjoy the benefits of davening at OS without any commitment or financial obligation.
Tiskel l’mitzvos!
As you've undoubtedly heard, the great Rav Shlomo Gissinger, zt”l, passed away suddenly last week. He was my beloved Rebbe and I loved him dearly.
I was fortunate to be with him at yetzias neshama but I am bereft of a great role model and cherished friend.
He enjoyed coming to OS for many years as scholar in residence for shabbos chanukah.
I penned an obituary for him in the weekly newspaper The FJJ. Here is link the paper online and my column appears on page 104. I invite you to read this. May we only know simchas in the future. 

Have a wonderful shabbos!

See you in shul!

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
Erev shabbos kodesh ki teitzei 5779
Shabbos TimeTable
Erev Shabbos Kodesh - Parshas Ki Savo
Friday, September 20, 2019
Mincha/Kabbalos Shabbos 6:50 PM
Candle lighting 6:38 PM

Shabbos Kodesh - Parshas Ki Savo
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Mincha 6:35 PM
Special Seudah Shlishis
Shabbos ends 7:36 PM
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Volunteer at DOROT's Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery and Visit! Bring joy and smiles to a local older adult. 

This program will take place on Sun., Sept. 22nd. Registration is required - .
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