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Friday, March 15, 2019

Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin

Congregation Agudath Sholom
Shabbat Bulletin
VayikraShabbat ZachorMarch 16, 20199 Adar II 5779
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Candle Lighting6:42 PM
Mincha6:47 PM
Shacharit7:00 AM/8:00 AM/9:00 AM
Torah Before Tefillah7:40 AM
Coffee And Commentary8:45 AM
Teen Minyan9:30 AM
Latest Shema10:04 AM
Shiur10:30 AM
Tot Shabbat/Mini Minyan/Jr. Cong/BMC10:30 AM
Latest Shacharit11:04 AM
Daf Yomi5:50 PM
Code of Jewish Law5:50 PM
Mincha6:40 PM
Maariv7:39 PM
Shabbat Ends7:44 PM
Shabbat Shalom
An Epic Battle


Once a year, we are obligated to hear the Torah reading. During the remainder of the year, whether on a weekday, Shabbat or holiday, the words of God do not assume the same import publicly as the words we will read this Shabbat across the world. On the Shabbat prior to Purim, we are obligated to fulfill the mitzvah of remembering Amalek, the arch enemy of the Jewish people. It is true that Haman, the villain of the Purim story, is a descendant of Amalek, but why is the focus on Amalek so crucial that it is mandated by God never to forget?

The answer emerges from the ideological foundations of Amalek and the struggle for world domination. Our vision of the world reflects a belief that one day the world will recognize the Divine in every human being. We believe that we are working towards a time heralded by the coming of the Mesiah when peace will reign, God's name will be ONE, the goodness of man will conquer evil and knowledge of God will fill the world from sea to sea.

We are clearly not there..yet.

Amalek rises in every generation to thwart this vision. Their maniacal obsession with Israel and the Jewish people is due to their understanding, sometimes more than ours, that we are God's ambassadors to realize this Divine vision. Amalek professes a godless world, promotes anarchy, bigotry, racism and the elimination of a higher power or morality. In the chilling words of Adolf Hitler, "The Ten Commandments have lost their vitality. Conscience is a Jewish invention; it is a blemish, like circumcision. They refer to me as an uneducated barbarian. Yes, we are barbarians. We want to be barbarians; it is an honored title to us. We shall rejuvenate the world. This world is near its end. The struggle for world domination will be fought entirely between us between Germans and Jews. All else is facade and illusion."

We read Zachor to not only remember this struggle, but to refortify ourselves to our historic mission to fight against the theology of Amalek and redouble our efforts to stand proudly as Jews, advocate for Israel, and lead lives publicly and privately that hasten the redemption of the world.

We will have readings of Zachor on Shabbat morning in all minyanim and also following the minyan in the main sanctuary and before mincha.

Wishing you and your families a Shabbat Shalom and Happy Purim,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

The Joy of Giving

Purim is around the corner. As Adar arrives, we are obligated to increase our joy. Be happy is the mantra. However, Judaism teaches and it has been shown scientifically click here that it is giving, not receiving, that makes us happy. It is no wonder that Purim is a holiday marked by mitzvot of Mishloach Manot and Matanot Levyonim.

In fact, the Rambam writes that we should spend more money on gifts to the poor than on gifts to our friends. In this spirit, if you would like to participate in the mitzvah of mishloach manot, please drop a check at the shul or make a donation online and earmark for Purim. The funds will be distributed locally via our shul and JFS and to needy in Jerusalem.

To learn more about Purim, listen to some of our Purim podcasts or attend one of our weekly classes.

  • new members David & Melissa Steinberg and their children, Jack and Talia and Alan & Hilary Rifkin their children Benjamin and Hannah.
  • Rabbi Shimmy and Stacey Trencher who are visiting Stamford this Shabbat in anticipation of his new position as principal of the BCHA Upper School

Service Notes 
  • Looking for Haftarah Readers Is it your bar mitzvah haftarah? Special anniversary? We're looking for haftarah readers in the main sanctuary on Shabbat. Whether you've read the haftarah before or are looking to learn, we would love to give you the opportunity. If you are interested in reading a specific week, or have any questions, please contact: Rabbi Zweiter at
  • Women's Tefillah Group - March 23rd for Lilah Gordon's Bat Mitzvah. Chapel Minyan will start at 7:45am
Shabbat Topics & Participants
Friday Night Dvar TorahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Torah Before TefillahRabbi Oran Zweiter
Coffee and Commentary Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Code of Jewish LawAri Lieberman
10:30 shiurMichael Feldstein: The Goal of Mishloach Manot: Is It the Thought That Counts?
ShacharitDr. Sam Maryles
MusafOmer Neumeier
SermonRabbi Daniel Cohen
Torah ReaderSam Sroka
Daf YomiDavid Bessaleli
Seudat ShlishitRabbi Oran Zweiter
Thanks To Our Sponsors
Shabbat Shalom Hospital PackagesHoward & Stephanie Fogel in memory of Sam Fogel
Library KiddushAna and Albert Lilienfeld in memory of the yahrzeits of Joseph Lilienfeld, grandfather of Albert, and Frida Schoepper, grandmother of Ana
Chapel KiddushJudy and Jeff Cahn commemorating the Yahrzeit of Judy's mother, Helen Altschuler, (Chava Kayla bat Yaacov)
Sanctuary KiddushMelanie and Mark Kaplan in celebration of Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah
Seudat ShlishitIvy and Marvin Schildkraut in commemoration of the yahrzeits of Marvin's father, Samuel Schildkraut, and mother, Mabel Schildkraut
Weekday Schedule
ShacharitShacharit: Sunday 7:15 AM/8:30 AM, Monday-Friday 6:30 AM/7:30 AM
MinchaMincha: Sunday-Tuesday 6:50 PM, Wednesday 1:30 PM/6:35 PM, Thursday 1:35 PM/6:50 PM, Friday 6:55 PM
Candles Friday6:50 PM
WednesdayTa'anit Esther
FridayShushan Purim
  • to Mimi Cohen on the passing of her husband, Saul Cohen
For up to date shiva and contact info:
To make a memorial contribution online, and have us send an acknowledgement to the family, please click here
Mazal Tov
  • to Melanie and Mark Kaplan on Rebecca becoming a Bat Mitzvah
  • to Liba and Steven Steinmetz on Jennifer making aliyah this week.
  • to our 2019 Rosalie Aberman AIPAC Fellows who will be presented with letters of recognition from AIPAC this Shabbat. To register and join our delegation, visit
  • to Rachel and Jay Jubas on being Guests of Honor at the upcoming Bi Cultural Celebration Dinner.
  • to Sandi Waldstreicher on receiving the Arlene and Irwin Ettinger Legacy Award at the upcoming Stamford JCC Annual Spring Gala.
Celebrate with the family! Make a donation in their honor and we will send an acknowledgement to the family. Just click here
Purim at CAS - The Place to Be!
Join us for family friendly megillah reading on Wednesday night, March 20th at 7:30 PM followed by bounce castle, ice cream sundae bar, pizza, hamantaschen, refreshments, fun and much more! Thank you to the CAS Men's Club and Sisterhood for sponsoring the fun
We will also be packing mishloach manot to deliver to Atria on Purim day at 2:00 PM
Purim Mitzvot and Schedule
Fast of Esther, Wednesday March 20th:
Fast Begins at 5:36 am and Ends 7:40 pm
Shacharit 6:30 am and 7:30 am
Early Mincha 1:30 pm
Mincha and Maariv 6:35 pm
Purim Day, March 20th
Shacharit 6:30 am and 7:30 am
Mincha and Maariv 6:50 PM
Hearing the Book of Esther
Wednesday night March 20th
7:30 PM in the sanctuary and in the chapel (women-only reading)
late reading at 9:00 pm and 10:00 PM
Thursday, March 21st Purim Day
7:00 am and 9:00 am sharp following 6:30 am and 8:30 am Shacharit at CAS
8:30 am Bi Cultural Hebrew Academy
12:00 pm at CAS
Early Mincha 1:35 PM
Atria Reading 2:15 PM
Edgehill Reading 3:00 PM
4:00 PM at CAS
Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 PM
Gifts to the Poor Matanot LeEvyonim
We will disburse funds locally and in Jerusalem. Click here to donate drop a check off at the shul or with Rabbi Cohen by 10 am Thursday payable to CAS Charity or Od Yosef Chai.
Gifts of Friendship Mishloach Manot
The minimum requirement is two different ready-to-eat-or-drink foods or beverages. Giving gifts is an expression of hope and uplift. Beyond your circle of friends, prepare a few extra packages to deliver to people who may not usually receive the Purim gift. Please join us at 2 pm on Thursday, March 20th to share the spirit of Purim with residents of Atria Senior Living.
Following Megilla reading on Wednesday night, March 20th, join us for pizza, refreshments, a bounce castle, games, ice cream sundae bar, hamantaschen, refreshments, fun and much more!
Finally, of course, there is a mitzvah to eat and join us at our festive Purim Seudah! Click here to sign up
Sign Up For These Events
CAS Young Families
  • MOMMY AND ME GROUP Monday, March 25, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The Mom Group is a great and easy way to form meaningful connections with other moms in your neighborhood. Join us for a weekly playdate with your little one and an opportunity to share your experiences, ask questions you need help with, gather resources, or just connect with other women.
CAS Announcements
  • CAS SISTERHOOD WELCOMES THE PRINCETON TIGERLILIES Join us Sunday, March 17th at 11 am at CAS for a concert by The Princeton Tigerlilies, including CAS member Hannah Bein. Founded in 1971, The Tigerlilies have evolved from Great American Songbooks to their expanded repertoire of contemporary music and rock and R&B classics. They are surely not to be missed! No cost.
  • MENS SEDER 613 Monday, April 8. Save the date
  • SHABBAT APRIL 6TH - SHABBAT PRE MINCHA SHIUR WITH RABBI DR. DARRELL GINSBERG. Rabbi Ginsberg is rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah, as well as Director of Midreshet Amudim, both located in Modiin, Israel. He lectures throughout Israel and the USA on topics concerning the methodology of Gemara and the role of philosophy in Judaism. His shiurim and divrei Torah are read around the world. Rabbi Ginsberg curre
  • THE TALLISMAN IS COMING TO TOWN - Need new fringes on your Tallis, want to purchase a new one, put techelis on your Tallis? Nesanel Epstein, known as "The Talisman" will be in residence at CAS on Sunday, March 17th from 8 AM. For more info visit or email Nesanel directly at
  • WAFFLE PARTY AND PESACH CRAFTS for Parents and Children with Rabbi Cohen on Sunday morning, March 31 at 9:15 AM.
  • CAS MENS CLUB PASSOVER FAIR Sunday, March 31. The CAS Men's Club is excited to announce that the WanderingQ BBQ will be onsite from 10am-7pm. All other vendors will be open from 10am to 3pm. We are having TheRiverWine offering samples to those of age, the Chocolate Sunflower (with gluten free options) offering samples of their cakes, the Jewish Quarter will be showing their new and exciting Passover wares along with traditional merchandise, and we will have a soffer onsite to check mezzuzahs and teffilin. Rabbi Cohen is planning an inspirational 10 Great Ideas for Your Passover Seder, there will be activities for the kids and all the while you can enjoy some great BBQ.
  • HEALING VISITS MITZVAH UPDATE The healing visits team is a CAS group who visit people in the hospital, facilities or at home. It is a meaningful way to lift people's spirits and make a difference. You can offer as much time as you have for each person. Every week we send out a healing visit update. To join the team, contact Rabbi Cohen at
  • CAS FREE MEZUZAH CAMPAIGN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT Bringing Blessings to Jewish Homes. Do you know a neighbor or a friend who lacks a mezuzah? CAS offers a free mezuzah and home visit to post this sacred scroll at the entrance to all Jewish homes in the area. For more info, contact Rabbi Cohen:
  • JOIN THE CHEVRA KADISHA We need new volunteers for the Chevra - those willing to perform a tahara. Info: Please contact Rochel Attar at
  • IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING We need you to help secure our Synagogue. As you come to the building, please be aware of your surroundings. If you see something out of the ordinary, please let someone know about it. This will keep everyone safe.
  • WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE PROGRAM Every Shabbat we station ushers at the doors in the sanctuary to welcome people, assist them and enhance the service. We are expanding the usher roles to include a greeter in the lobby from 9-10:30 am. Please join the usher team. We need you and your smile. Info: Mitchell Bell.
  • COMMUNITY CHESED HELPERS An important role of the Chesed committee is outreach to the Shul's elderly and homebound, who are often isolated and lack a lifeline to our synagogue. Volunteer to reach out and identify needs, visit, or give a ride. Even small gestures mean a great deal Interested? Vivian Weiss at 203-323-0909 or If you are aware of elderly or homebound members in need of outreach, please notify Rabbi Cohen.
Rabbi Office Hours
Update on Rabbi Cohen's & Rabbi Zweiter's Open Office HoursOpen Office Hours are an opportunity to drop by to see our Rabbis without an appointment. They will be available in their office for guidance or a chat. Rabbis will not schedule meetings during these hours, which will be held around the same time each week. Call the office to confirm Rabbi Cohen or Rabbi Zweiter are not attending to an urgent matter outside the synagogue. Open Office Hour Times for this Week
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
  • Monday, March 18, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at CAS
  • Tuesday, March 19, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at CAS
  • Friday, March 22, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Starbucks, 2139 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06904
Rabbi Oran Zweiter
  • Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
  • Wednesday, March 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at CAS
CAS Classes
Week of March 17
SundayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Bible from the Beginning - 9:15 AM
MondayBob Abrams: The Tanach Club - Pirkei Avot; Diving into our Morals - 10:15 AM
Diane Cohen: Adult Matan Class for Women - 8:00 PM
TuesdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Depth of Genesis - 8:15 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Purim Revelations: In Talmud, Law and Life - 9:00 AM
Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Parsha Perspectives and Paradigms - 12:00 PM
WednesdayRabbi Oran Zweiter: Weekly Haftorah - 9:30 AM
ThursdayRabbi Daniel Cohen: Tractate Taanit - 8:15 PM
FridayRabbi Daniel Cohen: The Pre-Shabbos Torah Taste - 8:15 AM
Review our full list of classes
Heritage Trip
Heritage Trip to Poland this Summer - Deadline Extended
We need to know our numbers and ask you to send a $500 fully refundable deposit payable to Agudath Sholom. Please send to my attention at the shul.
The updated itinerary and dates as well as Prague extension option are online. Here is the link
Please note the flights are done independently but we are likely taking a LOT flight leaving JFK on Sunday eve, Aug. 4th with a 12 PM arrival on Monday, Aug. 5th. The plan would be to meet at the shul on Sunday and take group transportation to the airport.
I have been in ongoing contact with Michael Berl, the tour operator, and he or I can answer your questions. Below are links to sample hotels (4 star and 5 star) and flight info.
For those going to Prague, we would take a bus on Monday morning, August 12th to Prague and spend Monday and Tuesday night in Prague and return to NY on Wed, August 14th
Please feel free to share the trip info with others. It is open to the community. Please let me know your serious interest or any questions so we can finalize our numbers.
Sponsor A Kiddush
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Sponsor a kiddush! click here to see the menus
Email Matt and he will contact you or see Hecky or Irwin to arrange a Kiddush.
Community Announcements
  • WORKING ON PURIM? Have the mikvah deliver your shalach manot for you! Not working this Purim? Come help deliver packages (each route about half an hour)! For more information contact Hannah Lefkovich ( $0.75 / package with a $10 minimum.
  • BCHA KIDS MASTERCHEF PURIM Parents with young children ages 2-5, join us for our first-ever Purim Hamentashen Baking Workshop MasterChef Junior style at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in the early childhood wing on Monday March 18th! Just choose one out of the two 45 minute morning time slots for your child to attend from either 9.15 or 10 am and get ready to be inspired and have your mouth water at the yummy creations wemake! We look forward to baking with you soon! RSVP and remember to let us know which time slot you would like to sign up for!
  • SATURDAY NIGHTS @ SIX THIRTEEN Saturday, March 23, Live Music by Nick Di Maria Jazz Quartet, Doors open at 8:00. Nick Di Maria Jazz Quartet plays a variety of venues in Connecticut, and we are very excited to host them at Six Thirteen. The night will begin with lighter dinner music progressing to more funky and groovy tunes. No Reservations - Seating is first come first serve. Special Saturday Night Menu available.
  • BELLA'S HAT SALE Bella's Hat Pop Up Shop returns to Stamford for a pre-Pesach sale! Join us Sunday, March 17 from 6:30-9pm for a large selection of hats, fascinators, headbands and more! Sondra Mehl: 64 Sanford Lane.
  • ANACHNU: JFNA HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR CARE PROGRAM: Schoke JFS has received a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care, to provide assistance to elderly Holocaust Survivors in the community. We will sponsor support groups, holiday gatherings, day trips and activities within the Jewish community. We are looking for volunteers to meet with survivors who would like to improve their English. Volunteers will visit in their home and provide conversation. Schoke JFS is looking for Holocaust survivors who would like to participate in upcoming programs that will include a Caf Europe, a place where seniors will be able to drop by for socialization. If you would like to volunteer or are looking for survivor care, please contact Marina Sapir, Program Director at 203-921-4161 or email
  • JEWISH BASEBALL FOR YOUTH IS BACK! The FCCJBL (Fairfield County Connecticut Jewish Baseball League) is now open for Spring registration. The league is for children in pre-K through 8th grade and only plays on Sundays. Also looking for volunteers, coaches, various other positions. Please visit to register. For more info, contact Ari Goldstein at
  • UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION INVITES AREA 10TH-12TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS to take part in two award contests. Applications are being accepted for the Helen S. & Isadore Mark Teen Leadership Award and the Rabbi Alex J. Goldman Essay Contest. Prizes range from $250 to $1000. The application deadline is Aril 5th. For details on how to apply go to For questions contact Diane Sloyer at or call 203-321-1373 ext. 105.
  • AMERICAN VETERANS OF ISRAEL LEGACY CORPORATION will hold its 53rd annual Mickey Marcus Memorial Service at the Jewish Chapel of the United States Military Academy at West Point on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. More detailed program information will be available in early 2019.
  • PAMELA AND MICHAEL HIRSCH KOSHER HOME DELIVERED MEAL PROGRAM Seven meals will be delivered weekly to those in our community who have difficulty shopping and preparing their own food. Once a week, a volunteer will deliver the seven microwave ready meals and spend time visiting with the recipients, should they desire. This is a subscription service. Reduced rates will be available for families who qualify. For more information, please contact Jill Knopoff, Volunteer Coordinator at 201-921-4161 or email at
  • BRAIN FITNESS GROUP PROGRAM Session #2: Mondays, 10:30 AM -12:00 pm, March 4-Reasoning; March 11-Memory-Recall; March 18-Visual Organization at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue Want to stimulate your brain power? Sessions will focus on specific areas of concentration. Advance registration suggested. Light refreshments will be served. JCC Members: $8 per session. Open to the community at $10 per session. All three sessions: $20 for JCC members/ $25 for community. To register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203-487-0983 or email For additional information, contact Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke JFS Brain Fitness Program Coordinator at 203-921-4161 or
  • LIVING WITH LOSS: Schoke JFS Bereavement Support Group - Mondays, 1:45 - 3:30 pm at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport and Fridays, 12:30 pm at Stamford office of Schoke JFS. Find the healing which comes of being with others who know first-hand what you are going through. Learn how Jewish ritual, prayer and tradition can support the grieving process. For more information or to register, please contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS Psychotherapist, at 203-921-4161 or email
  • EMPLOYMENT AND LIFE TRANSITIONS SUPPORT GROUP , Wednesdays, 1st and 3rd of every month, 3:00 pm at Stamford office of Schoke JFS. Looking for emotional support while searching for employment? Need practical help during the job search? Join the support group, facilitated by Lois Meyer, LMSW, Schoke JFS Case Manager, to help you through this transition. No cost. For registration, please contact Lois Meyer at 203-921-4161 or email
  • LET'S TALK Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Tuesdays, 11 :00 AM, Free at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield AvenueContact Helene Wurtzel at 203-921-4161 or Thursdays, bimonthly, 10:30 am, Free at Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport Contact Rebekah Kanefsky for exact dates at 203-921-4161 or Thursdays, 1:00 pm at Westport Senior Center Contact Helene Wurtzel at 203-921-4161 or
  • DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP -Wednesdays, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 and 2/20 at 6:45 pm at the Stamford offices of Schoke JFS. The group will explore, look, listen, learn and love about the topic of separation, divorce and parenting. For more information, please contact Lois Meyer, LMSW at 203-921-4161 or email at
  • DO A MITZVAH! CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at CAS. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
We Wish A Speedy Recovery To
  • Baruch Meir ben Leah
  • Batya bat Sasha
  • Ben Tzion Shimon ben Golda Mirel
  • Beryl ben Sarah
  • Bluma Tziporra bat Dinah Leah
  • Chaim Hakohen ben Chaya Sara
  • Chaim Leib ben Sara
  • Davida Yonah bat Yisroela Elana
  • Dov ben Pnina
  • Eliezer ben Chana
  • Ephraim ben Sara-Rivka
  • Karen bat Peggy
  • Moshe Yoel ben Machla Shifrah
  • Penina bat Sara Imenu
  • Refael Ephraim ben Sima
  • Rivkah Chana bat Yehudit Yocheved
  • Shimon ben Sarah
  • Shoshana bat Aryeh Lev and Chava
  • Tamar bat Yocheved
  • Yehuda Ariyeh ben Braha
  • Yerachmiel Shemaya ben Devorah Elka
  • Zev Mordechai ben Chaya Gittel
  • Zindl Gedalia ben Pesha Rivkah
CAS Israel Advocacy Update
Take a Minute to Support Israel  Supporting Israel isn't hard -- there are many things that you can do that take literally one minute. The Israel Committee now has a website built on this idea. Go to for simple things that you can do, from calling your Congressional representatives to social media posts, that take only a minute or two. Check back frequently for updates and ideas for things you can do!

LIPS product of the week  Check out our new Love Israel Products Blog (LIPS) for the latest ways to support Israel! Thank you to Lola Halperin and Aaron Goldenberg for organizing.
Kosher Advisories
  • KOSHER ALERTS The OU reminds you to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification! And for the latest corrective actions, stay up with the latest OU KOSHER CONSUMER ALERTS & ADVISORIES...just click here
  • KOSHER ADVISORY Breaking news from the OU - newly certified items! to check out the list click here
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Complete Tractate Brachot (Blessings) in Mishna or Talmud this year and celebrate on Shavuot, June 9-10, 2019
Each Shabbat in shul, we will highlight two mishnayot and two folios of the Talmud. Study at home, in shul, on your own, or with a friend.
To learn more about the Talmud, download for free Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, The Essential Talmud
The Calendar of Goals (below) will be updated monthly.
For questions and more info, contact Rabbi Daniel Cohen at or Rabbi Oran Zweiter at
Parshat Terumah Chapter 4: 6-7 Dapim 26-27
Parshat Tetzveh Chapter 5:1-2 Dapim 28-29
Parhat Ki Tisa Chapter 5: 3-4 Dapim 30-31
Parshat Vayakhel Chapter 5:5 Dapim 32-33
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