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Wishing the community

SHANA TOVA! A happy, healthy, & sweet new year! Roslyn & Pinchus Abukasis Jessica & Menachem Azoulay Joyce & Michael Bohnen Wendy & Bruce Bornstein Sarah & Daniel Burns Roberta & Irwin Chafetz Elkie & Velvy Finkelstein Danny & Esther Fordham Zona & Marty Hoffman Yael & Ami Joseph Robin & Grayson Kimball Rabbi Mendy & Chanie Krinsky

Lauren & Nate Levin Chaim & Chaya Lipszyc Mendy & Shternie Lipszyc Rita & Alex Newman Bonnie & Jason Shniderson Dinie & Shmuli Shubov Rosalyn & Richard Slifka Jennifer & Luis Vidal Reva & Peter Winston Elaine & Stephen Yellin Niki & Felix Zemel Sophia & Ross Zilber

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September2018 Elul 5778/Tishrei 5779 ELUL

The month of Elul is the time to reflect on the passing year, to examine our behavior and to correct any shortcomings. In synagogues throughout the world, extra prayers are recited daily and the Shofar is sounded every weekday.

THE KING IS IN THE FIELD

When the king leaves his guarded palace and travels through the fields, he makes himself accessible to all – and the people stop what they are doing and come out to greet him, excited by the rare opportunity to see their king up-close. During the month of Elul, G-d is more accessible to us, His people. This notion compels us to stop and reach out to Him through repentance, prayer and charity.

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Known as Chai Elul, the “life” of Elul. Birthday of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698), founder of the Chassidic movement, and of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745), founder of the Chabad movement.

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After midnight, we recite Selichot (special penitential prayers). We continue to recite Selichot every morning until Rosh Hashanah.

ROSH HASHANAH

Rosh Hashanah (literally, the “head” of the year) is the beginning of the Jewish year – and the “birthday” of all of creation. It commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve, the first humans. Man was the first to acknowledge G-d’s kingship over the universe, and on Rosh Hashanah we

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renew this commitment to G-d and His commandments.

THE SHOFAR

The sounding of the Shofar (the ram’s horn) is a central observance of Rosh Hashanah. The Shofar calls many things to mind: It symbolizes our coronation of G-d as King, it is a “wake up call” to return to G-d, and it presages the coming of Moshiach, whose arrival will be heralded by the “Great Shofar”.

YOM KIPPUR

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. It is a day of spiritual cleansing: We acknowledge our shortcomings and transgressions, with a firm resolution for a better future; G-d promises us forgiveness, and the chance for a fresh start. We refrain from work, and avoid any food or drink, as well as washing, using oils or lotions, marital relations and regular (leather) shoes.

SUKKOT

The name Sukkot is derived from the word Sukkah, or hut. In commemoration of the protective “clouds of glory” with which G-d surrounded the Jewish people on their way out of Egypt, we live in makeshift huts during the seven days of this holiday. During Sukkot, we observe the special mitzvah of shaking the Lulav (palm branch) and the Etrog (citron). Taken together with the Hadas (myrtle) and the Aravah (willow), these very different plant species represent the unity of disparate types of Jews who, each in their own way, are vital components of the Jewish nation.

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September2018 Sunday

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Wishing the Jewish Community a Shana Tova! Have a Happy Healthy & Sweet New Year!

Sunday, September 23rd Enjoy a delectable Holiday feast in the Chabad Sukkah along with traditional songs and great company!

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OCTOBER2018 Tishrei/Cheshvan 5779 ywwga, iuajqhra,

SIMCHAT TORAH

THE WEEKLY TORAH READING

Simchat Torah marks the day we complete the reading of the Torah in its annual cycle. On the evening of Simchat Torah, (and in many communities, on the previous evening of Shemini Atzeret as well) we make seven Hakafot (circuits) around the table upon which the Torah is read, dancing and rejoicing with the Torah scrolls. During morning services on Simchat Torah, we complete the Torah, reading the last Torah portion. We immediately start reading the Torah from the beginning again–remembering that the Torah is an endless source of wisdom, each cycle challenging us to discover its ever deeper meaning.

According to our tradition, the custom of reading from the Torah in the Synagogue every Shabbat is one of the oldest Jewish customs, instituted by Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses) himself. The Torah was divided by Moshe into 54 portions, which is the maximum number of regular readings possible during a Jewish calendar year. The regular cycle is suspended during Jewish holidays, when we read holiday themed portions instead. Most years, it becomes necessary to occasionally group two portions together in order to complete the cycle on time for Simchat Torah. Our lives are built around the calendar cycles: The year, the month, the week. Every day, the current Torah Reading offers a fresh source of inspiration. Though repeated again and again, there is always a new insight, a new guidance, a new commentary on the here and the now. This is the Jewish way of “living with the times.”

CHESHVAN 11 Passing of our Matriarch Rachel, wife of Yaakov. Rachel passed away in 1563 BCE as Yaakov was returning home to his parents. She is buried in Bethlehem.

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NOVEMBER2018 Cheshvan/Kislev 5779

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TEFILLIN

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Tefillin, or phylacteries, are donned every weekday by Jewish men and boys over the age of 13. The Torah describes Tefillin as a sign, a public statement of Jewish involvement. By donning Tefillin daily, an individual gives expression to his basic feeling of Jewish identity and its importance to him. The Tefillin are placed on the arm facing the heart, and on the head. This signifies the binding of one’s emotional and intellectual powers to the service of G-d. The straps, stretching from the arm to the hand and from the head to the legs, signify the transmission of intellectual and emotional energy to the hands and feet, symbolizing deed and action.

“Chassidic Rosh Hashanah”. Yartzeit of Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritch, the second leader of the Chassidic movement (1772). Release from prison of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad movement (1798). His triumphant release marked a turning point in the spreading of Chassidic thought, and this date is celebrated in many communities throughout the world.

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CHANUKAH The kindling of the Menorah is the focal point of the Chanukah holiday, symbolizing religious freedom and the strength of the Jewish spirit. The menorah is kindled on each of the eight nights of Chanukah, this year beginning on Sunday evening, December 2nd. The Menorah is placed at the left side of a central doorway of the home, or at the front window. The candles should be lit immediately following sunset, and should be prepared so that they will remain lit for at least a half hour after dusk. In keeping with Shabbat observance, the Menorah is lit before the Shabbat candles on Friday evening and after the Havdalah ceremony at the end of Shabbat. Gather all family members and light the Shamash, the service candle. Recite the blessings, then light the candles beginning from the left. When done, place the Shamash at its designated place, separated from the other candles.

TEVET 10 Observed as a fast day. On this date, Jerusalem was placed under siege by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, resulting in the destruction of the First Temple (422 BCE).

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December2018 Sunday

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Kislev/Tevet 5779

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January2019 TEVE T/SHEVAT 5779

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Yartzeit of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad movement (1812).

Yartzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, sixth leader of Chabad Lubavitch (1950). Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak fought to preserve Jewish life in the U.S.S.R. until he was imprisoned, threatened with his life, and finally forced to leave (1927). In 1940 he came to the United States and established the network of Chabad-Lubavitch educational institutions throughout the U.S.A. and across the world. This day also marks the beginning of the leadership of his son-in-law Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

KOSHER Kashrut: Spiritual Diet for a Small Planet For our physical wellbeing, few things are as important as a healthy diet. But the Kosher laws offer the soul similar benefits, and more. The mystical masters teach us that everything we eat has a bit of holiness – a “spark” of Divine energy released when we eat foods prepared in accord with the kosher laws. Just as the body responds to the quality of the food that fuels it, so too the soul. With appropriate foods prepared in the prescribed manner, we absorb the Divine nourishment that makes for a healthy spirit. Adapting your diet to a kosher lifestyle is easier than you might imagine. The shelves of your local supermarket are stocked with literally hundreds and even thousands of products produced under kosher supervision. For more information about Kosher, or if you need help koshering your kitchen, please contact our office.

SHEVAT 15 – TU B’SHEVAT In Jewish tradition, the fifteenth day of Shevat marks the “New Year” for the trees, opening the season in which trees begin to bud in the Holy Land. It is customary to celebrate this date by enjoying some fruit, especially the five fruits mentioned in the Torah in connection with the Land of Israel: Grapes, Figs, Pomegranates, Olives, and Dates.

SHEVAT 22 Yartzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (1988).

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FEBRUARY2019 SHEVAT/ADAR I 5779 ywwga, wt rstqyca

SHABBAT AND FESTIVAL CANDLES

THE JEWISH CALENDAR

Throughout the ages, light has stirred the imagination of poets, mystics, scientists and psychologists. Because its nature is so different from other material entities, it is often used to describe spiritual insight. Shabbat is a day of light; its pattern and value-orientation is different from the other days of the week. Thus it is the lighting of the Shabbat Candles that ushers in this state of awareness and inspires us to feel the way it permeates our lives. The mystics call this day of light the Shabbat Queen, and the responsibility for lighting the candles and inducing this change of perspective is the woman’s. It is she who welcomes the Shabbat Queen into the home. Young girls, from the age of three or even younger, are encouraged to light their own candles, to involve and educate them in this profound and beautiful mitzvah. The Shabbat Candles are lit 18 minutes before sunset.

The Jewish calendar is the only calendar in which both the monthly and annual units are governed by real astronomical events: The lunar month, and the solar year. The word for month in the Torah is either chodesh (“renewal”), or yerach (“moon”), both hinting at the rebirth of the moon at the beginning of the month. At the same time, the Torah commands us to ensure that the holiday of Passover always occurs in the spring, hinting at a solar year. Because twelve lunar months are approximately 11 days short of a solar year, it becomes necessary to occasionally add a 13th month,Adar I, to the Jewish calendar year, which is then called a Leap Year. Our sages have devised a system of 19-year cycles, 7 of which are declared leap years. This includes this year, the 3rd year of the 305th cycle.

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February2019 Sunday

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New Moon, Adar I: Monday, February 4, 2019, 11:57 (15/18) PM

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SHABBOS DINNERS Experience the joy and beauty of Shabbos with a traditional Shabbos dinner. Bring your family and friends and celebrate an elegant Shabbos dinner at Chabad.

HEBREW SCHOOL HOUSE CALLS Where the learning comes to you! Judaism in a hassle free, pressure free, and exciting environment. You create a group, choose a home and a time slot and we’ll bring it to you!

SPREADING SMILES Volunteers are matched up with seniors or anyone in need of a friend to visit them with laughter and smiles. Weekly hospital visitations bring a smile to patients at BI Needham .

THE SHUL @ CHABAD Where the prayers are meaningful, the people are friendly, and everyone feels at home. Weekly Shabbos Services at 10 AM followed by a discussion of the Torah Portion and Kiddush.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN Experience the joy of kosher cooking! Children will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and cook and bake fabulous foods!

JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK Meet and socialize with area business men & women. Networking events and Lunch ’n Learns are currently held at various locations in the Needham area.

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JEWISH WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB Read. Discuss. Connect. Pull up a chair and join the conversation. A great way to spend time with members of the community.

LIFE CYCLE EVENTS We work with you to personalize each life cycle event to your family’s needs Bris and Baby Namings Bar / Bat Mitzvahs Weddings End of Life / Mourning

CHALLAH CLUB Ever wondered how to bake your own Challah? Join the monthly Challah Club or Challah classes can be arranged for customized groups .


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march2019 ADAR I/ADAR II 5779 ywwga, wc rstqwt rst

ADAR 7 Birthday and Yartzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses), who led the Jewish people out of Egyptian bondage.

THE FAST OF ESTHER The Fast of Esther is observed on or before the 13th of Adar, when, during the story of Purim, the Persian king decreed all the Jews to be annihilated. Even after Haman's downfall, the decree was never rescinded, and the Jews gathered throughout the empire to defends themselves. Those who didn't participate in the fighting, including Queen Esther, devoted the day to fasting and prayers for deliverance.

PURIM The actual story of Purim, as told in the Scroll of Esther, is as fascinating and spellbinding as any best seller. Yet, though it is sacred Scripture, we do not find the name of G-d mentioned even once! But within the intricate details of the Megillah, we can detect the unmistakable hand

of Divine Providence. And the closer we examine the story, the more we discover that even seemingly insignificant events are precisely arranged by the hand of the Almighty.

THE MITZVOT OF PURIM ARE: • Listen to the reading of Megillat Esther (the Scroll of Esther) at night and day, recounting the story of Purim. • Send gifts containing at least two types of kosher, ready-to-eat foods to one or more friends on the day of Purim. These gifts, called Mishloach Manot (“sending portions”), should preferably be sent via a third party. • Give Matanot L’evyonim (“gifts of charity to the poor”). While Tzedakah (charity) is a year-round responsibility, it is a particularly special Mitzvah on Purim. Give to at least two needy individuals during Purim day. • Celebrate with a special festive and joyous meal. "Purim", by H. Weiss. www.alexandergallery.biz

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march2019 Sunday

Adar I/Adar II 5779

New Moon, Adar II: Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:41 (16/18) PM

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This month is sponsored by The Stone Family in memory of Dr Seymour Lederberg and Justice Victoria Lederberg

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t rst vf Adar I 25 Vayakheil Parshat Shekalim Blessing of new month

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Danny Fordham

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Esther Fordham

Gitty Krinsky Emoji Purim

Shushan Purim

Purim

Shaindy Reisman

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Women's Book Club

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Kids Cooking

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APRIL2019 ADAR II/NISSAN 5779

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NISAN 11 Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (1902).

CELEBRATING PESACH (PASSOVER)

On Pesach we celebrate the birth of the Jewish nation with our miraculous redemption from Egypt. Pesach is celebrated by refraining from eating (or even owning) any foods which are chametz (leavened), and by participating in a Seder dinner on the first two nights of the holiday.

THE SEDER The Pesach Seder, conducted each of the first two nights of Pesach, is the central event of the Passover festival. •We drink four cups of wine (or grape juice), remembering the redemption and its four stages. •We ask the “Four Questions” and recite the Haggadah, retelling the story of Passover and the miracles of our redemption. •We eat Shmurah Matzah, the plain

unleavened bread which isn't allowed to rise, remembering both the simple bread of slaves and the swiftness of the redemption from Egypt. •We eat Maror (bitter herbs), remembering the bitterness of the enslavement.

THE LAST DAY OF PESACH The eighth and final day of Pesach is associated with the ultimate redemption through Moshiach, and our fervent hope for its imminent arrival. In many communities, a festive “Moshiach Meal” is organized toward the evening, to emphasize this day’s special dimension.

COUNTING OF THE OMER Beginning the second evening of Pesach, we count seven weeks until the arrival of the festival of Shavuot. They correspond to the seven weeks, starting from the night of the Exodus, during which our ancestors eagerly awaited the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. "Matzah Bakery", by Victor Brindatch. www.alexandergallery.biz

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april2019 Sunday

Wishing the Jewish Community a Chag Kasher V’Sameach!

Adar II/Nissan 5779 New Moon, Nissan: Friday, April 5, 2019, 1:25 (17/18) AM

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Have a Happy & Healthy Pesach!

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Chanie Krinsky Eli & Chaya Reinitz

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Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (1902)

JWC Passover Cooking Class

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Parshat HaChodesh

Rosh Chodesh

Challah Club

Yartzeit-Hilula of the Rebbe Rashab (1920)

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Velvy & Elkie Finkelstein

Karen Shapiro ixhb c Nissan 2

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Reb Mordechai Zvi Morgenstern Ben Binyamin Dan direct descendant of Kotsker Rebbe

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Fast of First Born Erev Pesach First Seder Yartzeit-Hilula of the Tzemach Tzedek (1866) Bedikas Chametz

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1st day of PASSOVER Second Seder In the evening count Omer 1

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Shneur Zalman Ben Matisyahu v'Raizel

2nd day of PASSOVER In the evening count Omer 2

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1st Intermediate day of PASSOVER

2nd Intermediate day of PASSOVER PASSOVER

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Yizkor 8th day of PASSOVER

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In the evening count Omer 5

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Isru Chag In the evening count Omer 9

4th Intermediate day of PASSOVER Eruv Tavshilin 7th day of PASSOVER

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MAY2019 NISSAN/IYAR 5779 ywwga, rhhtqixhb

PESACH SHENI When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, this day offered a second chance to offer the Passover sacrifice for those who had been unable to bring their offering at the appropriate time.

IYAR 18 – LAG BA’OMER On this date, in the early 2nd century, the students of Rabbi Akiva, the greatest sage of that era, ceased to die from an epidemic. Years later on this same date, his student Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Mishnaic sage and author of the Zohar (the seminal work of Kabbalah) passed away. Having fulfilled his mission in this world he asked that the anniversary of his death be celebrated as a joyous occasion. Throughout the Land of Israel – and indeed in Jewish communities throughout the world – this day is marked with festivities and bonfires. In particular, thousands journey to rejoice in the town of Meron, site of Rabbi Shimon’s resting place.

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may2019 Sunday

Nissan/Iyar 5779

New Moon, Iyar: Shabbat, May 4, 2019, (18/18) 2:10 PM

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This month is sponsored by Sharon & Scott Levy in memory of Irv Mindlin and Joel Levy

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Challah Club

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rhht u Iyar 6 Omer 21 Kedoshim Pirkei-Avot: Chapter 2

Kids Cooking

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

Birthday of the Rebbe Maharash (1834)

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Women's Book Club

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rhht dh Iyar 13 Omer 28 Emor Pirkei-Avot: Chapter 3

Mother's Day

Rabbi Mendy

Yehuda HaLevi Levy

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Lag B'Omer BBQ Rabbi Pinchus Krinsky

PESACH SHEINI

Chava'le Reisman

LAG BA’OMER

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Memorial Day

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JUNE2019 IYAR/Sivan 57 79 ywwga, iuhxqrhht

THE FESTIVAL OF SHAVUOT Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is on this day that we became G-d’s “chosen people”, and He formed a bond with us which shall never be broken.

SHAVUOT OBSERVANCES • All-night Torah-study on the first night of Shavuot. This is the best preparation for receiving the Torah! • Reading of the Ten Commandments in the synagogue on the first day of Shavuot. Bring your children along – the guarantors for a proper Jewish future! • A festive dairy meal is served on the first day of Shavuot. Like milk for an infant, we receive all our spiritual nourishment from the Torah!

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june2019 Sunday

Iyar/Sivan 5779

New Moon, Sivan: Monday, June 3, 2019, 2:54 (1/18) AM

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This month is sponsored by Elyse Park & Mark Ettinger

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Hi! No, I’m not just another charity case! In fact I need money like a hole in my head. So, please let me put in my two cents and then you can put in yours. I’m a “PUSHKA” a traditional part of a Jewish home, I remind everyone to give a little everyday, Giving Tzedakah (charity) is good for you and a good education for the children. It’s the little things in life that count – and that makes a lot of sense (dollars too.) Every dime and quarter you give is a Mitzvah, and in today’s world we need more Mitzvos then ever. It doesn’t matter where or how much you give, just make Tzedakah part of your day. If you would like to make me part of your family just let the folks at the Chabad Jewish Center know and I’ll be there in a jiffy. Be well, and remember you’re always welcome to drop in.

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Rosh Chodesh In the evening count Omer 44

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Ice Cream Party

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Father's Day

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1st day of SHAVUOT

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JWC Cheesecake Making

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Isru Chag

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Isser Gershon Mindlin

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Pirkei-Avot: Chapter 3

Blessing of new month

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Challah Club


JUly2019 Sivan/TAMMUZ 5779 ywwga, zun,qiuhx

TAMMUZ 3 Passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (1994). The Rebbe’s contribution to Jews and Judaism in this generation is immeasurable. Under his leadership and guidance, thousands of young couples have dedicated their lives, through the global network of Chabad Lubavitch institutions, to spread Yiddishkeit throughout the globe. His vision and promise of an imminent redemption, and a world filled with G-dliness, peace and harmony continues to inspire millions throughout the world. Through our efforts, it shall surely soon become a reality.

THE UPCOMING REDEMPTION The belief in the upcoming redemption is one of the foundations of our faith, and has been promised to us by almost every one of our prophets, beginning with Moses himself. Maimonides included it in his famous Thirteen Principles of the Jewish Faith. Throughout the ages, even during the most trying times, our ancestors have always prayed for and looked forward to the coming of Moshiach, our redeemer.

LET’S WELCOME MOSHIACH Led by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, many prominent Rabbis proclaimed this

generation to be the one to usher in the redemption. We can prepare for this special time by studying the relevant passages in the Torah and its commentaries, and by increasing in acts of goodness and kindness. This will not only help us prepare for the redemption – this will hasten its arrival!

TAMMUZ 12 Birthday of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak, sixth leader of Chabad Lubavitch (1880), and his release from Bolshevik imprisonment (1927). He was imprisoned and threatened with his life for his struggle to preserve Judaism in the Soviet Union. His release is since celebrated throughout the Jewish world as a victory for Jewry and Judaism.

A PERIOD OF MOURNING The 17th of Tammuz is observed as a day of fasting. On this date, in the year 68, the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans after years of siege. The Jewish forces continued to defend the Temple Mount for another 19 days, until it too fell on the 7th of Av. The Beit HaMikdash, the Holy Temple, was torched late on Av 9. The entire period, totaling 21 days, is observed by not scheduling any weddings, as well as by avoiding festive music and dancing. This year, because the fast days fall on Shabbat, the observances are postponed to Sunday. "Daniel in the Lions Den", by Dennis Baacus, www.NertArtGallery.com

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july2019 Sunday

Spreading Smiles Volunteers are matched up with seniors or anyone in need of a friend to visit them and deliver food packages along with laughter and smiles.

Sivan/Tammuz 5779 New Moon, Tammuz: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 3:38 (2/18) PM

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Hilula of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Rabbi Mendy & Chanie Krinsky

David & Samuel Burdman

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Avrohom Shlomo Reinitz Independence Day

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Pirkei-Avot: Chapter 5

Alfred Fromm (Alaz Ben Moshe)

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Pirkei-Avot: Chapter 6

Zaydie Lipszyc Berel Miller

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FAST OF 17th TAMMUZ

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Noah Shniderson Adina Perel Lipszyc

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august2019 TAMMUZ/MENACHEM AV 5779 ywwga, ct ojbnqzun,

TISH’A B’AV – THE NINTH OF AV The Ninth of Av has been a sad day on the Jewish calendar from the earliest days of our history as a people. Just one year after our forefathers left Egypt, it was on this date that G-d punished that generation, decreeing that they would wander the desert for forty years, never entering into the Holy Land. The focus of our mourning, however, is on the destruction on this date of both the first Temple (422 BCE) and the second Temple (68 CE). From the beginning of the month of Av (excluding Shabbat), we refrain from consuming meat or wine and from various pleasurable activities as a sign of additional mourning. The Ninth of Av itself is observed as a fast day similar to Yom Kippur. We refrain from food and drink, as well as

from wearing leather shoes, washing or showering, using oils or lotions, and marital relations. Additionally, on the eve of the fast, the scroll of Eichah (Lamentations) is read in the synagogue in a unique chant, which is mournful yet reassuring. Until noon we sit on low seats only, as a mourner does during Shiva. May we merit seeing the ultimate redemption and rebuilding of the Temple by Moshiach, now!

AV 15 Several joyful events have occurred on this date, including the end of the 40year decree upon the Jewish people to wander and die in the desert after leaving Egypt. This date is particularly joyful as it occurs just as we conclude the mourning period over the destruction of the Temple. "Opened Book", by Vyacheslav Braginsky. www.alexandergallery.biz

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August2019 Sunday

Tammuz/Menachem Av 5779

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Hindy & Miriam Devora Finkelstein Baruch Reisman

FAST OF 9th OF AV

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Michael Roskin (Michoel Ben Natan HaLevi)

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Binyamin Ben Avraham Abukasis

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September2019 Elul 5779/Tishrei 5780

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ELUL

The month of Elul is the time to reflect on the passing year, to examine our behavior and to correct any shortcomings. In synagogues throughout the world, extra prayers are recited daily and the Shofar is sounded every weekday.

THE KING IS IN THE FIELD

When the king leaves his guarded palace and travels through the fields, he makes himself accessible to all – and the people stop what they are doing and come out to greet him, excited by the rare opportunity to see their king up-close. During the month of Elul, G-d is more accessible to us, His people. This notion compels us to stop and reach out to him through repentance, prayer and charity.

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Known as Chai Elul, the “life” of Elul. Birthday of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698), founder of the Chassidic movement, and of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745), founder of the Chabad movement.

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After midnight, we recite Selichot (special penitential prayers). We continue to recite Selichot every morning until Rosh Hashanah.

ROSH HASHANAH

Rosh Hashanah (literally, the “head” of the year) is the beginning of the Jewish year – and the “birthday” of all of creation. It commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve, the first humans. Man was the first to acknowledge G-d’s kingship over the universe, and on Rosh Hashanah we renew this commitment to G-d and His commandments.

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