Hamevasser – Parshat VaEra

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 16:27/ 4:27pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 16:40/ 4:40pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am

Events in our congregation

Bar Mitzvah

This coming Shabbat we will celebrate with the Seltzman family the Bar Mitzvah of Alon. Mazal Tov to Alon and the Seltzman family

Wanted – Kiddushim

Not every Shabbat do we have a celebration – a Bar-Mitzvah or Shabbat Hatan. We are looking for members who want to volunteer a Kiddush: to mark a personal celebration, to mark a jahrzeit – or just for the fun of it!!

We still do not have a kiddush for the following dates:

from February 23 (“Ki-Tissa”) to April 6 (Metzora)

Please contact Rav Barry to coordinate the Kiddush.

Wanted!- Haftorah readers

We are looking for men and women who want the honor of reading a haftarah when there is no bar mitzvah.
Contact Rav Barry or Yiftah to choose a date. They will be happy help you to prepare.

Bnei Mitzvah Calendar

January 5 – Parashat VaEra – Alon Seltzman

January 19 – Parashat BeShalah – Yogev Rachbuch

January 19 – Parashat BeShalah (Minchah) – Noam Avitzur

January 26 – Parashat Yitro – Ro’i Shalom Levi

February 2 – Parashat Mishpatim (Minchah) – Sa’ar Grossman

February 9 – Parashat Terumah – Guy Eisenbaum

February 16 – Parasat Tetzaveh – Itamar Offek

Adult Education

Woman’s Voice Series – Join us to learn modern midrashim from the book Dirshuni – Women interpretation of the Jewish sacred texts. Every Monday at 7:00pm

Lectures by Dr Adolfo Roitman

The management of the “Torah Lishmah” program decided to open to the general public the series of lectures by Dr. Adolfo Roitman. Dr. Roitman is the curator of the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem and he will lecture on the apocrypha – the books that did not make it into the canon.

The lectures will take place ot the following Wednesdays at 6:00 pm:

January 2nd, January 16th, January 26th

They will take place in Neve Schechter, 42 Shlush st. Tel Aviv

Admission is free but requires pre-notification by phone (074-7800712) or by e-mail ( rabschool@schechter.org.il )


Mother of Yaffa Ori (Monday, Jan 7)

Father of Lisa Dayan(Tuesday, Jan 8)


Members who want to recite Kaddish on the actual date of the Yahrzeit are invited to contact Rav Barry so that he can arrange a minyan.

Events in the Conservative Movemen

Annual General assembly

the Annual General Assembly of the Masorti movement will take place on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 in the Schchter Institute in Jerusalem. A study day will begin at 3:00 pm

Women’s Study day

A few words from Rabbi Barry

A Few Words VaEra 2018

Shaddai is one of the seven divine names which may not be erased nor thrown in the trash; it must be placed in a Genizah, ie., a repository for sacred texts. (See Bavli Tracate Shavuot 35a).

The name first appears in Breisheet 17:1 where God introduces Himself to Avram , saying “I am El Shaddai”. Later on God tells  Moshe: I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai.”

(From the Jewish Encyclopedia)  “The word Shaddai  , which occurs along with El, is also used independently as a name of God, chiefly in the Book of Job. It is commonly rendered “the Almighty”…. [ Although, it  has been suggested that ” Shaddai “]   may be connected with the Assyrian “shadu” (mountain), an epithet sometimes attached to the names of Assyrian deities.”

Just as mountains are high and mighty, so is God. Just as mountains are firm and immovable, so  God’s promises and commitments are stable and secure. Moshe is told that he should have faith in the God who appeared before Abraham as Shaddai because the word of Shaddai is as firm as a mountain. 

Song of the Week

Prince of Egypt – All I Ever Wanted/Let My People Go

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