Hamevasser – Parashat Ki Tissa

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 17:10/ 5:10pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:20/ 5:20pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation


This coming Shabbat we are invited to a Kiddush by our friend Neta Kushmaro, who is celebrating her son’s El’ad’s wedding. Mazal Tov to Neta, El’ad and his bride.


Celebrating Purim at Torat Hayim

We will enjoy a circus experience with “Little Ariel”

We will prepare Mishloah Manot for the needy (Please bring food for the pacages)

We will observe a very special lights display by “Little Ariel”

We will read the Megillah and listen to Purim stories for the little kids by Rabby Barry!!

When ?

Erev Purim, March 20, at 5:30 pm

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

March 30 – Parashat Shemini (Parah) – Tal Poleg

April 13 – Parashat Metzora (Shabbat haGadol) – Daniel Ben Or

April 22 – Hol haMo’ed Pessah – Yarden Lazar

April 27 – Parashat Aharey Mot – Tamar Nitzan


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 Lisa Dayan (Sunday, Feb 24)

Mother of Yiftah Shapir (Wednesday, Feb 27)


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

Quickie Riddle: What’s the “kesher” (connection ) between this week’s Parsha and the following verse from Paul Simon’s “Sounds of Silence”?

“And the people bowed and prayed

to the neon god they made”?

Erev Shabbat Parshat Ki Tissa

The people of Israel are asked to contribute to the building of the mishkan in Parshat “Terumah” and are taught how to count the people in Parshat “Ki Tissa”. It’s most interesting that in Hebrew the words for “to contribute” and “to count״ are actually synonyms: the roots of the verbs “litrom” and “la’set” both mean “to raise up”.

In our treatment of other human beings; whether we contribute tzedeka or take a census of populations, we are asked to “raise them up”; and give them the respect and dignity they deserve. We are expected to recognize that each person has been created in the image of God and as Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks wrote, “hidden in these terms is the fact that every individual has infinite value.[and]… None of us is substitutable for any other.”

Song of the week inspired by the Parsha

Sounds of Silence, Paul Simon

Performed by Shalva:

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