Hamevasser – Parshat Bo

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 16:33/ 4:33pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 16:45/ 4:45pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am

Events in our congregation


This coming Shabbat we are invited to a Kiddush by Nili and Dr Mark Goldstein – to celebrate their active participation in the congregation’s affair and in honour of the veteran members of the kehilah.

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 )


Father of Jack Ziv-El (Shabbat, Jan 12)

Mother of Arieh Friedler (Monday, Jan 14)


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

Women’s Study day

For more information please click here

A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parshat Bo

In our parsha it is written (Exodus 12:17),” ushmartem et hamatzot -And you shall watch over the Matzot, for on this very day I have taken your legions out of the land of Egypt, and you shall observe this day throughout your generations, [as] an everlasting statute”.

Based on this , Maimonides wrote “it states: [Exodus 12:17] “Keep watch over the matzot” – i.e., be careful of the matzot and protect them from any possibility of becoming chametz.”

But, R. Yoshiyah read this sentence more creatively and suggested a lovely play on the word ‘matzot’ . It is written in Mechilta D’rabbi Yishmael Sages, “Read it not “And you shall watch over the matzot ,” but “And you shall watch over the mitzvot .” Just as matzot are not permitted to become chametz (i.e., to sour), so mitzvah should not be permitted to become chametz, but if the opportunity of a mitzvah presents itself to you, perform it immediately,” lest the Mitzva turn sour”.

In this light the Talmud commented that the conscientious are the first to perform MItzvot enthusiastically and Rashi taught that if a MItzva falls into your lap perform it swiftly.

Chodesh Sh’vat

On Monday, Jan 7, we marked Rosh Chodesh Shevat, the 11th month from Nisan. See Zecharya 1:7 On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month-that is, the month of Shevat-in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying: – The sign of the month is the water bucket, symbolizing the rain which fills buckets in the Land of Israel. (Please God!)





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