Hamevasser – Parashat Ki Tetze

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Kabalat Shabbat

Candle lighting- 18:28/ 6:28pm –
Mincha and Kabalat Shabbat- 18:40/ 4:40pm
Shacharit services- 8:45 am


Events in our congregation

Bar Mitzvah

On Thursday at 5:00 pm we will celebrate with the Mor family the Bar Mitzvah of Ido. Mazal Tov to Ido and the Mor family.

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


The New Year

On Motza’ey Shabbat, Parashat Ki Tetze – (September 21st ) we will gather to begin the events of the High Holidays and the new year.

We are invited to a concert by the students of Nehama Talpaz’s studio

The concert will commence at 8:45 pm, at the Bistritzky hall in Kehilat Torat Hayim (The Ames-Wolman building)

and at 10:00 pm we will begin our Selihot service with the cantor Avshalom Yaffe – who will also lead our prayers on Rosh haShana and Yom Kippur this year

Renewal of membership for the new year will take place at the entrance beginning at 8:00 pm

Download membership renewal form here

Download complete timetable for the High Holidays and Sukkot – Here


Preparing for a new year

Building your own personal vision for the coming new year – A workshop with Iris Sadeh


General Assembly

Save the Date

The Annual General Meeting of the Kehillat Torat Hayyim Amuta will take place on Thursday night, September 19, 2019, at 20:00

Agenda :

Tefillat Arvit

Dvar Torah- Rav Barry

2018 Audited Financial Report

Audit Committee Report

Appointment of Accountant and Audit Committee for 2019

“Haramat Kosit “- in honor of the new year


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 21 – Gur Binder-Bendit

Saturday, September 28 – Tomer Leizer

Thursday, October 17 – Leon Kalevansky – Demsky

Saturday, October 19 – Nadav Kleiner


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 Abigail Caspi (Friday, Sep 20)



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 Shoftim

Quickie Dvar Torah

According to the Sefer HaChinuch, 74 Mitzvot, almost 12%, of the 613 Mitzvot are found in this week’s Parsha- Ki Teitzei.  One of the Mitzvot is the obligation to divorce with a document (a Get), as is written (Devarim 24:1)

           “A man takes a wife and possesses her. She fails to please him because he finds something obnoxious about her, and he writes her a bill of divorcement, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house;..”

The Etz Chaim Chumash commentary explains: This verse demonstrates that divorce is permitted in Jewish Law and that it requires the husband to hand his wife a writ of divorce (a Get) written specifically for her. The Sages understood this to mean that the husband must initiate the Jewish divorce. Until such a writ is given, both partners remain married even after a civil divorce. A woman whose husband is missing; legally incompetent or who maliciously refuses to grant her a Get is traditionally known as an Aguna- a chained or anchored woman, who is unable to remarry.

It is incumbent on the Jewish community to deal with the problem of “Get recalcitrance”. Withholding a Get is an intolerable form of spousal abuse. The Rabbis of our generation must do everything in their power to release these “husbandless wives” from their “captivity”.

Prayer for Agunot- by Shelley Frier Kist

Creator of heaven and earth, may it be Your will to free the captive wives of Israel when love and sanctity have fled the home, but their husbands bind them in the tatters of their Ketubot. Remove the bitter burden from these Agunot and soften the hearts of their misguided captors. Liberate Your faithful daughters from their anguish. Enable them to establish new homes and raise up children in peace. Grant wisdom to the judges of Israel; teach them to recognize oppression and rule against it. Infuse our rabbis with the courage to use their power for good alone. Blessed are you, Creator of Heaven and Earth, who frees the captives.


Song of the Week

Joe Cocker – Unchain My Heart-


Bobby Sharp, Teddy Powell




A few words from Rabbi Barry

Erev Shabbat Parashat Shoftim

Quickie Dvar Torah

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