Parshas Vayeilech
Shabbos Shuva
September 14-15, 2018
Shalom and hello everyone! I hope you are doing well.


Wow.. what an amazing rosh hashanah at Ohav Sholom! Did you know we were absolutely PACKED in shul on BOTH days yontif?! 
More importantly, our tefilos, singing, leining, tekios, etc. were inspired - joyful and uplifting! And we were finished by 1:00pm so as to enjoy seudos yom tov with friends and family, as stated clearly in the shulchan aruch. 

B"h - we haven't seen such levels of participation on rosh hashanah in years. This is a good siman and an excellent start for sure. And many members were away at family etc. and will return for yom kippur. But don't worry about the crowds... we will make room for EVERYONE!

Want to daven in an authentic Torah atmosphere with soulful davening, inspiring niggunim, halachic exactitude, amidst a group of the finest men and women on the West Side? Then join our shul for yom kippur.. and beyond!

Friends, this is just the beginning. 

As a kehillah, we anticipate a fantastic year of " shteiging" , growth and success, in Torah knowledge and wisdom, increased membership, exciting new programming, shabbatonim, engaging guest speakers, rotating exceptional chazzanim and baalei tefilah, and much, much, more. Be a part of it! 

This shabbos is called shabbos shuva , after this week's haftorah, and there's a holy custom in klal yisroel is for the congregational Rabbi to deliver a lecture on the topic of repentance , so as to adequately prepare ourselves for Yom Kippur

Join us this shabbos morning for our own shuva drasha at 10:45am on the topic, " Succeeding on Yom Kippur and in Life!"

Learn the secrets of focusing on the essential elements of yom kippur and what you can do to insure for yourself a successful outcome. These same principles can be applied to life as well! 

Do not miss this important talk. The entire Upper West Side community is invited to join us for this special Shuva Drasha.
Due to the success of last week's pilot " Elul Chaburah" for Young Professionals, we continue this exciting new halacha chaburah for men this shabbos afternoon at 6:00pm in the shul. 

Our topic is, " The Mechanics of Teshuva in Halacha and Hashkafa."

Technically, this is an "invitation only" chaburah, but members and friends of Ohav Sholom are invited to attend this shabbos shuva. Once again we thank the organizers of the shiur, David Friedlander and Dr. Aaron Bloch . Join us!

Please join us this Shabbos morning for a delicious gala hot kiddush in honor of shabbos shuva. 

With only days left to the holiday of sukkot, please order your beautiful arba minim sets directly through me. You can email me at or text me your order and number of sets. 

Your exquisite minim will come from Israel and through many hours of thorough examination by yours truly, be exceptionally beautiful and absolutely kosher.

Have a wonderful shabbos!

See you in shul for the shuva drasha,

Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman
Erev shabbos kodesh vayeilech - shuva yisroel 5779 
Shabbos TimeTable
Erev Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Vayeilech
Friday, September 14, 2018
Candle lighting 6:48 PM
Mincha/Kabbalos Shabbos 7:00 PM

Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Vayeilech
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Shabbos Shuva Drasha 10:45 AM
Gala Hot Kiddush
Young Professionals Halachic Shiur 6:00
Mincha 6:35 PM
Daf Yomi
Maariv / Shabbos ends 7:58 PM
Yom Kippur TimeTable
Erev Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Early Mincha 2:00 PM
Candle lighting 6:41 PM
Kol Nidre/fast begins 6:50 PM

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Yizkor 11:00 AM
Mincha 5:30 PM
Fast ends 7:39 PM
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