Hamevasser – Parashat VaYakhel – Shabbat Sheqalim

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 17:16/ 5:16pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:25/ 5:25pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Oneg Shabbat

Musical Oneg Shabbat with the actress Irit Sopran. Please invite your neighbors, your children and grand children..

Erev Shabbat Parashat Pekudey, Friday, March 8 at 3:00pm


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 up 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



Father of Elie Gerson (Friday, Mar 08)

Brother of Nehama Talpaz (Friday, Mar 08)


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 VaYakhel – Shabbat Sheqalim

According to Jewish mysticism , at the dawn of creation God constricted the divine self in order to make room for the world and humanity. This is known as “Tzimtzum”- which basically means making room for another or perhaps “cutting someone else some slack.”

Parshat VaYakhel, which opens with the assembly of the Israelite community, follows the sin of the golden calf. God indeed forgave us and as a symbol of this the people began the construction of the Mishkan (tabernacle ) so that once again, the divine spirit may reside among the people.

The key to sustaining a cohesive and functioning community is to emulate God’s quality “tzimtzum”.

A successful and long-lasting solution to the Kotel controversy requires “tzimtsum.” The solution requires a lot of empathy, compassion and a strong willingness to “cut some one else some slack” and “make room for the other.”


“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” –

Jean Vanier


Song of the week inspired by the Parsha

HaShabbat Kvar Nichneset- It is already Shabbat

Shlomi Shabbat

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