Hamevasser – Parashat Metzora – Shabbat HaGadol

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 18:45/ 6:45pm –
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:30/ 5:30pm

Please note – This Shabbat we start EARLY!!!
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bat Mitzvah

This coming Shabbat we are celebrating with the Ben Or family the Bar Mitzvah of Daniel. Mazal Tov to Daniel and the Ben Or family


Communal Kabalat Shabbat


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!!

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

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



Our dear member Sam Litwak z”l, father of Roseanne Skopp (Tuesday, Apr 16)

Our dear member Lea Tidhar z”l (Wednesday, Apr 17)

Mother of Peter Kariv (Friday, Apr 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 Parashat Metzora – Shabbat haGadol

BT Rosh HaShana 10b- “We were redeemed from Egypt in Nisan, and we are destined to be redeemed in Nisan.”

“Simcha Raba, Simcha Raba

Aviv Higi’a Pesach Ba!”

The Joy is great, the Joy is Great-

Spring has arrived, Pesach is approaching!


Quickie Dvar Torah:

Doctors should make house calls. In this week’s Parsha, it is written:

“This shall be the ritual for a leper at the time that he is to be cleansed. When it has been reported to the priest, the priest shall go outside the camp. If the priest sees that the leper has been healed of his scaly affection, …”

If the Kohen has already seen the Metzora, why does the Kohen have to go out of his way to visit him in quarantine?

From this passage we understand that just as the patient must do everything is his or her power to cure themselves, the healer must go to great lengths to heal. If the sick person can get to a doctor, that is fine; however, if he/she doesn’t, the doctor should take the intiative to make a house call . We learn this from the words: “If the priest sees that the leper has been healed..”

(From Rabbi Mordecai HaKohen’s “Al HaTorah”)


Chametz Timetable:

Thursday, April 18-Search for Chametz in the evening.

Friday, April 19

Latest time to eat Chametz ♦ 10:03 a.m.

Burning of Chametz ♦ Before 11:22 a.m

Don’t forget to sell your Chametz before Friday, April 19.

Friday , April 19 (MORNING) : Shacharit at 7:30 AM

FAST OF THE FIRSTBORN (individual fast – begins at Dawn)

A firstborn male, and some include first born females of a mother or a father, observes this daytime fast on the eve of Pesach, recognizing that in Egypt, the firstborn of Israel were saved, while the first born Egyptians died in (the tenth plague).

If the firstborn child is a minor, the parent fasts in his/her place.

In order to avoid fasting the entire day, a Siyyum (the festive completion of study of a text of rabbinic literature) is conducted followed by a Se’udat Mitzva (the festive meal celebrating the performance of a mitzva.)

This year Yiftah invites you to a Se’udat Mitzva to celebrate finishing the study of tractate Hulin.
Shacharit at 07:30 will be followed by a very modest Se’udat Mitzva. Everybody is invited (even if you are not a first-born)

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