Hamevasser – Parashat Ki Tissa – Shabbat Parah

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 17:26/ 5:26 pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 17:35 / 5:35 pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am

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Events in our congregation

Purim Events

Musical “Mishloach Manot”

On Sunday, March 8th at 7:00 pm we had a musical “Mishloach Manot” by the clarinet ensemble “Maskit” conducted by Shlomi Hawn. We listened to pieces of light music and enjoyed acts of magic and comedy by members of the ensemble.

Link to pictures from the event

Reading the Megillah

On Monday, March 9th. We convened for the reading of the Megillah. We were entertained by Har’el from “Kesem haKirkas” (Magic of the circus) . Rafi Edan read the story of the Megillah for the little ones followed by proper reading of the Megillah.

We also prepared “Mishloach manot” for the residents of the Ma’on Yom laKashish. Special thanks to the Blinder family for their efforts!

Link to pictures from the event

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Bnei Mitzvah

On Thursday, March 12, at 09:15 am we will hold a Shaharit service in which we will celebrate with the Cohen family the Bar Mitzvah of Eyal. Mazal tov to Eyal and the Cohen family

This Shabbat we are invited to celebrate with the Kreisbert family – the Bat Mitzvah of Gabriella . Mazal Tov to Gabriella and the Kreisberg familiy!!

This coming Shabbat we will hold a Minchah service in which we will celebrate with the Peleg family the Bar Mitzvah of Yoav. Mazal Tov to Yoav and the Peleg family

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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.

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Events in the Masorti Movement

Kabbalat Shabbat near the Kotel

The Masorti movement is happy to announce the launching of a new program – Egalitarian, Halachic Kabalat Shabbat in the “Families’ Kotel” – Every friday at 18:00

For details see https://www.ezratisrael.com/kabbalatshabbat

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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.

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Bnei Mitzvah Calendar

Saturday,March 21 – Michael Zilversmith

Saturday, March 21 (Minchah) – Tom Barkan

Thursday, March 26 – Itay Rubanenko

Saturday, March 28 – Yotam Dukhin

Monday, March 30 – Shahar Marom

Thursday, April 2 – Liad Harel

Monday, April 6 – Einav Shalev

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Adult Education

Rabbi Barry’s class

Rabbi Barry’s regular lectures take place every Monday, at 7:00 pm (when there are no lectures by l guest lecturers). The lectures will look at selected Sugiyot from the Talmud.

Study of Tractate Bikkurim

Our study group meets on Sundays at 7 pm. We study together Tractate “Bikkurim” from the Talmud of Eretz Israel (Yerushalmi). We plan to study one page every week and finish it in time for Erev Pessah. (Thus we can organize a “Siyum” and relieve the first-born among us from the duty of fasting “Ta’anit Bekhorot”).

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Hazkarot/Yahrzeit

Mother of Lisa Dayan (Sun, Mar 15)

Mother of Yiftah Shapir (Wed, Mar 18)

Mother of Naomi Sobel (Wed, Mar 18)

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Kaddish

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.

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A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parashat Ki Tissa – Shabbat Parah

Quickie Dvar Torah

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Parah because we read the maftir which details the commandment of the Parah Aduma (red heifer). On the same Shabbat we read   Parshat Ki Tissa which includes the   golden calf incident. According to Rashi, the connection between the two readings is that the commandment of the Parah Aduma (red heifer) was given to atone for the “Egal HaZahav.”

The  Sfat Emet* (Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter, the third Admor of Gur, 19th century) , explained  that the Sages ordained the public reading of the Parah Aduma portion, which deals with purity  and impurity, at the end of the year (according to the counting of the  months from  Nissan) before Rosh Chodesh Nisan.

The Sfat Emet suggests that this decision was inspired  by  King David in Psalm 51: “Fashion a pure heart for me, O God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.”

At the end of  Adar,  the twelfth month of the Jewish year, a person  should purify him/herself, ie., rethink and try to improve thoughts and behaviour, and prepare for personal renewal of the body and spirit just as God renews nature in Nissan, the first month of Spring.

*quoted in “Iturei Torah”

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Song of the Week

A song of prayer- “HaLevai”

Lyrics- Ehud Manor, Melody-Boaz Sharabi

Performed by Yehudit Ravitz

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