Parshas Vaera 
January 24-25 , 2020
28 Tevet, 5780
Shalom and hello everyone! I hope you are doing well.

It was wonderful to see so many guests in shul last Shabbos over the mid-winter vacation! I look forward to greeting more friends and visitors this week for davening throughout the shabbos and for our delicious signature weekly hot kiddush, as yeshiva week extends one more week. 

Please be mindful that many regulars minyan attendees are away and we rely on you to make the daily minyanim strong. If you are available to attend Mincha/Maariv during the week, please make every effort to join. Tiskel l’mitzvos!

It’s hard to believe but winter is on the way out! Monday, January 27, 2020, is Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat so please adjust your alarm clocks to accommodate shachris on rosh chodesh for 7:00 AM. (daf yomi is 6:30 AM).

A big yasher koach to our own Yaakov Weiland and his new Tuesday night shiur for men and women on the topic, “ Wisdom for Living . ” There was a beautiful turnout for his inaugural lecture, based on parsha and other sources, and we anticipate even more attendees in the future.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking and insightful shiur, every Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm - pizza will be served! 

Click link below to listen to the recording of the inaugural Parsha Class lecture by Yaakov Weiland.

I invite you to attend the daily daf yomi shiur.

We’ve just begun mesechta brachos and in midst of wonderful topics covering the spectrum of halacha and agada .

Even if you only attend the Shabbos/Sunday shiurim, it will be well worth your time!

I am happy to announce my daily “daf chiddush of the day” is taking social media by storm! Please follow me on Twitter and retweet the daily original Torah thought to your family and friends. 

I’ll see you online!

Here’s my twitter handle: 


Please mark your calendars for Shabbos, February 1, 2020, as we welcome Joshua Teplitsky , Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Program in Judaic Studies at Stony Brook University. 

Joshua specializes in the history of the Jews in Europe in the early modern period with a particular interest in cultures of knowledge-making, printing, and book collecting. His degrees include NYU and Harvard. 

His exciting and engaging Shabbos morning talk will be, How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library.” I look forward to seeing you then! 

Have a wonderful shabbos,

See you in shul!

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
Erev Shabbos Kodesh Vaera , 5780 
Shabbos Timetable
Friday January 24, 2020
Candle Lighting 4:45 PM
Mincha/Kabbalos Shabbos 4:55 PM

Saturday January 25, 2020
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Hot Kiddush 11:15 AM  
Mincha 4:45 PM
Daf Yomi
Shabbos ends 5:48 PM
Join us for an ONEG Shabbat on Feb 7th.
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