Hamevasser – Parashat Re’eh

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 18:46/ 6:46pm
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 18:55/ 6:55pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bar Mitzvah

This coming Shabbat we are celebrating with the Young family the Bar Mitzvah of Itai. Mazal Tov to Itai and the Young family


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, 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



Mother of Orna Freedman (Saturday, Aug 31)

Mother of Nehama Telpaz (Sunday, Sep 1)

Grandmother of Sally Izakov (Monday, Sep 2)

Brother of Anna Swirsky (Tuesday, Sep 3)

Wife of Yossef Mor (Tuesday, Sep 3)

Sister of Arie Friedler (Thursday, Sep 5)

Mother of Joice Friedler (Thursday, Sep 5)

Mother of Neta Kushmaru (Thursday, Sep 5)

Kehilat Torat Hayim remembers our dear member Avi Wolman Z”l (Friday, Sep 6)



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 Re’eh, Rosh Hodesh Elul

Quickie Dvar Torah

In the Hebrew calendar, Parshat Reeh always falls either on the Shabbat before Rosh Chod Elul or on Rosh Chodesh Elul.

The portion opens with the words, ” See, this day I set before you blessing and curse:,” These remind us that we are at the outset of the month of mercy, forgiveness, when we prepare for the High Holy Days and start praying: “May the New Year with its blessings begin” and “May the year and its curses come to an end!”

In his book “Sefer HaTodaah” Rabbi Eliyahu Ki-Tov wrote: Elul is the sixth month of the year based on the count beginning with Nissan, which the Torah refers to as the first month:(Exodus 12:2) ” This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you..” In the general calendar year of Jewish tradition, however, which is calculated from Tishrei, Elul is the last month of the year. The name Elul, like the names of other months, was first used by the Jews who returned from the Babylonian exile.

Elul’s sign is Virgo, as it written in the Book Jeremiah (31:21) “Return, Virgin of Israel! Return to these towns of yours!” This verse also suggests that in the month of Elul, we enter into a period of repentance and soul-searching, in which we are asked to choose how to live our lives.


Song of the Week

A Jewish Autumn –

lyrics – Avraham Halfi

Melody – Yoni Rechter

Performed by Arik Einstein

sends me

signs of Elul.

Already agitated within me

are the tiny birds warbling the sadness

of the Day of Atonement

 when the shofars will be blown to open the Gates of Heaven

and Jewish faces from the Diaspora,

grey and melancholy,

will flutter before the throne of the Master of the Universe

with requests and supplications and myriads of sparks

in the depth of their eyes.

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