Hamevasser – Parashat Tzav

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 17:31/ 5:31pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:40/ 5:35pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation


This coming Shabbat the kiddush is sponsored by Ruth Ritterband and Yaffa Ori in honour of the Kehilah


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



Events in the Masorti Movement

Study day at the Schechter institute

The Schechter institute will hold its annual study day on March 27th. The topic will be “Being a Jew in Israel and in the USA



Prof. Arnold Eisen in Kehilat Yedid Nefesh

Kehilat Yedid Nefesh in Modi’in will host Prof Arnold Eisen on Sunday, Marh 31st at 8:00pm. Prof. Eien will talk about his “Conservative Judaism Today and Tomorrow” – a Hebrew edition of which was just published.



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) – except March 23rd (Sponsored by Ruth Ritterband and Yaffa Ori)

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 Naomi Sobel (Friday, Mar 29)



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 Tzav

Our parashah opens with ” The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Tzav’- Command Aaron and his sons :,” In the past we quoted Rashi who explained that the word “Tzav” implies hastening to carry out a command, “implying too, that it comes into force at once, and is binding upon future generations”. My understanding is that ‘Tzav’ is actually instructing us to carry out mitzvot eagerly, diligently and enthusiastically.

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev emphasizes that when we examine the meaning of the words Tzav or ‎mitzva, ‎commonly translated as “commandment,” we find that this is quite ‎inadequate, as the deeper meaning of the word is derived from ‎צוותא‎ [tzavta], a word describing connections and companionship.

We connect with God by observing mitzvot.

There are some mitzvot which must be observed in a group, such as public prayer and Torah reading.

And, then there are mitzvot that create new connections for us with others.

Purim offers us an opportunity to observe the various holiday mitzvot, meticulously, enthusiastically, and in “tzavta” by convening minyanim for prayers on the night of the holiday and on Purim Day ( Thursday), and connecting with others through fulfilling the mitzvot of mishloach manot and gifts for the poor.

Looking forward to celebrating Purim at Torat Hayyim!

Song of the week inspired by the Parsha

Lihyot B’simcha Tamid – Aaron Razel

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