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Community – Week of December 12, 2020

December 12, 2020 ~ 26 Kislev 5781

Parshas: Vayeshev: Genesis 37:1 — 40:23 
Chumash pages 198-220

Haftorah: Amos 2:6 – 3:8 
Chumash pages 1143-1143

First Night of Chanukah, December 10

Join Rabbi Smason and his family (by Zoom) for Chanukah candle lighting each night of Chanukah (except for Friday) See the Bulletin for the link.

Erev Shabbos, December 11

Mincha & Ma’ariv ~ 4:20 pm

Shabbos, December 12

Shabbat Services ~ 9:00 am
Mincha ~ 4:05 pm

Parsha Deep Dive with Rabbi Avi Okin

“Digging Out the Meaning Behind the Gid Hanasheh” ~ after Mincha

Ma’ariv/Shabbos ends ~ 5:25 pm

Friday night Chanukah candle lighting:

Since on Friday evening (Erev Shabbos) we must light our Chanukah candles before sunset and
enable the candles to stay lit for approximately 30 minutes after nightfall, one should use candles that
stay lit for at least 90 minutes. Those who light with oil and wicks should make sure that a sufficient
amount of oil is used.

Important: Don’t forget to register to attend Shabbat services.

Call 991-2100 ext. 2 or office@nhbz.org by 4pm Thursday.

Join Rabbi Avi Okin between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbos afternoon as we thoroughly explore some of the MItzvos, themes, and lessons of that week’s Torah Portion.

Happy Birthday ~ Dr. Faye McCary, David Porter, Orly Shanker, Chiyya Smason, Robert Friedman, Rodney John, Sandie Abrams, Dr. Jonathan Shanker and Frances Rothman

Happy Anniversary ~Rabbi Aaron & Pearl Borow

This Week and Beyond

Sunday, December 13~ Young Family Chanukah Drive-Thru with Rabbi Avi Okin. See the post for details.

Monday, December 14 . A special session of “To the Source”, led by Rabbi Smason, will study and discuss the topic: “Light My Fire!: Selected Laws of Chanukah”
Join by video at: https://zoom.us/j/295822730

Wednesday, December 23 ~ 7:00 pm ~ Rabbi Smason will speak on: “Jumpstarting Change in a Pandemic New Year.” Please by video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/295822730

Sunday, December 27 ~ Pizza Night Carry Out

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 ~7:00 pm~ Presentation: “The Sephardic Story: From King Solomon to The Ends of the Earth.” Dr. Isaac Amon.
Join by video at: https://zoom.us/j/295822730

The NHBZ Pushke Project Needs Your Pushke ~ December Pickup or Drop Off

We can pick up your Pushke or you can drop it off at shul. ~ please contact office@nhbz.org to make arrangements or call the office 991-2100 ext. 2. Please put the contents in a plastic bag with your name on it and keep your Pushke for continued use.

Missed Class?

“Getting Your Second Wind: “Recharging Your Spirit as the Pandemic Drags On” presented by Rabbi Ze’ev Smason. You can now watch the class on video by clicking here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry-1bo_4vQ8&feature=youtu.be

 

Health guidelines for attending Minyanim:

Age Guidelines:

  1. Healthy individuals age 64 and under are welcome without additional restrictions.
  2. 65 – 74: Welcome only with a note or letter from their personal physician attesting that their health is good enough to reasonably assume the risk of a 45 minute (or for Shabbos, a three-hour) indoor prayer service held with medically-guided precautions. (please see back of bulletin for full health guidelines).
  3. Those 75 and over wishing to attend: Please contact Rabbi Smason directly at: Pepshort613@gmail.com or 314- 749-5271. 

Anyone 64 or younger with a comorbidity appearing on the following list may attend only with the physician’s note attesting that their health is good enough to reasonably assume the risk of a 45 minute (or for Shabbos, a three-hour) indoor prayer service held with medically-guided precautions.

  • People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma.
  • People who have serious heart conditions.
  • People who are immunocompromised. Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥40)
  • People with diabetes.
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.
  • People with liver disease.

CHANUKAH BLESSINGS

The following blessings are said on each of the eight nights of Chanukah. Where there are spaces, be sure to say G-d’s name in Hebrew.

BA-RUCH A-TAH A-DO-___ AI E-LO- __AY-NU ME-LECH HA-O-LAM A-SHER KID-SHA-NU BE-MITZ-VO-SAV VE-TZEE-VA-NU LE-HAD-LIK NER SHEL CHANUKAH

Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the Chanukah candles.

BA-RUCH A-TAH A-DO-___ AI E-LO-__AY-NU ME-LECH HA-O-LAM SHEH-A-SAH NEE-SEEM LA-A-VO-SAY-NU BA-YA-MEEM HA-HEM BA Z’MAN HA-ZEH

Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who performed wonders for our fathers in those days, at this season.

The following blessing is added on the first night of Chanukah only:

BA-RUCH A-TAH A-DO-___ AI E-LO-__AY-NU ME-LECH HA-O-LAM SHEH-HE-HE-YA-NU VE-KEE-MA-NU VE-HI-GEE-ANU LA-Z’MAN HA-ZEH

Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has kept us alive and preserved us and enabled us to reach this season.

 

Community News

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