Hamevasser – Parashat Tetzaveh

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 17:04/ 5:04pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:15/ 5:15pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bar Mitzvah

This coming Shabbat we will celebrate with the Even-Hen familiy the Bar Mitzvah of Itamar. Mazal Tov to Itamar and the Even-Hen 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

February 16 – Parasat Tetzaveh – Itamar Even Hen

March 30 – Parashat Shemini (Parah) – Tal Poleg


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



Mother of Helen Har Tal (Sunday, Feb 17)

Father of Hava Meiron (Tuesday, Feb 19)


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.


A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parshat Tetzaveh

The Parsha opens with the verse: (Shmot 27 20) You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly.

In reference to the Parsha, Midrash Shmot Rabbah brings up a verse from Jeremiah (11:16) The LORD named you (Israel) “Verdant olive tree, Fair, with choice fruit.”

It has been asked why were the people of Israel likened to an olive tree?

Here are a number of explanations:

1.(Based on Bavli Menachot 53 a)Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi says: this is to teach that just as the leaves of an olive tree never fall off, neither in the summer nor in the rainy season, so too, the Jewish people will never cease to exist in the world.

2.”The olive is taken down off the tree, beaten, transferred into the vat, and put into the mill and ground. A net is them put around and stones are placed thereon: only then the olives produce their oil.” Like the olive, the people of Israel have been beaten, crushed and exiled. But they never gave up hope. They persevered and always did their best to be a blessing to humanity and the world.

3. Just like olive oil provides light, the people of Israel strive to be a “light unto nations.”

Song of the week inspired by the Parsha

A Piyut about the Kohen Gadol- Emet Ma Nehedar

Performed by Shlomo and Ami Cohen

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