Hamevasser – Parashat Mas’ey

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 19:20/ 7:15pm –
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 19:00/ 7:00pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation


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.


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


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

Saturday, August 24 – Itai Merlov

Saturday, August 31 – Itai Young

Saturday, September 7 – Itai Strugo

Thursday, September 12 – Ido Mor

Saturday, September 14 – Itai Yagur

Saturday, September 21 – Gur Binder-Bendit

Saturday, September 28 – Tomer Leizer


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 Reuven Boxman (Saturday, 3 Aug)

Son of Jack and Priscilla Ziv – El (Sunday, 4 Aug)

Father of Nili Goldstein (Monday, 5 Aug0

Wife of Eli Gershon – our dear member Gila Gershon z”l (Tuesday, Aug 6)

Brother of Inge David (Thursday, Aug 8)

Two uncles of Sharon Halle (Thursday, Aug 8)

Kehilat Torat-Hayim remebers our dear member Ida Litwak z”l (Saturday, 3 Aug)



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 Mas’ey

Quickie Dvar Torah

According to Chazal, “Adar” and “Av” are polar opposites. We are taught that “When Adar begins, one increases rejoicing (Bavli Taanit 29b) and “When Av enters, one limits rejoicing” (Mishna Taanit 4:6).

As Tamuz comes to an end we are already experiencing a dramatic dampening of our spirits. The general feeling gets more somber each day.

These days preceding Rosh Chodesh Av have been exceedingly troubling. The sadness is overwhelming. Early in the week the media reported about the stabbing of a gay teen in Tel Aviv and of the murders of three Israelis, including 40 year old, Ofir Chisdai z”l. Ofir, was a loving husband and father of 3 daughters who was murdered in altercation and argument over a parking spot at a mall.

The news is awful, and reality limits our rejoicing.

As we complete the Book of B’midbar we reminisce about our wanderings and remember how throughout our trek in the desert, we behaved like a stiff-necked, stubborn people. I suggest that we become stiff-necked and stubborn once again. Only this time, let’s obstinately show how we will not tolerate violence, offensive language, hatred and intolerance any more.

Song of the Week

Al Eileh Ani Bochia-Eicha 1 16 (For these things I weep)

Melody- Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

Performed by the Yeshivat Mekor Chaim Choir

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