Weekly Announcements:Mazel Tov: to Lockie Milner on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of his granddaughter, Avital, in Israel. Mazal tov to Avital's parents, Ariella and Zev Iversen.
Condolences: It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of Lola Schuss, z'l, beloved mother and mother in law of our cherished members Jack and Deborah Schuss. May Hashem console the entire Schuss family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.
Condolences: It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of Richard Ellis, z'l, beloved brother of our cherished member Ronald Ellis. Ron & Danielle are planning to spend Shabbat in our community. On Motzei Shabbat, Ron will be receiving shiva calls in the shul (in the first upstairs classroom) after Maariv and Havdallah until 10:00pm and on Sunday morning after the 7:00am minyan, until 8:30am, after which he will be leaving to Amherst to join his brother’s family. At other times, one can reach Ron on Sunday in the US 9:00am –7:00pm at +972-54643-5224. Ron will be departing to Israel on Sunday evening. He will be sitting Shiva at his home 28 HaPortzim in Yerushalayim starting at 12:00pm EDT on Monday 9th at which time you can reach him at 1-617-301-8220 until 2:00pm EDT on Wednesday 11th. May Hashem console the entire Ellis family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.
Thank you: to the Hashkama Minyan for sponsoring Seudah Shlishit this week in gratitude to the Lebovitz family for all they have contributed to the community. The Leibovitz family will be returning to Israel this summer and we wish them Tzeeitchem l’shalom and all the best.
Shabbat Afternoon Shiur: Rabbi Segal will give a Shabbat afternoon shiur at 7:00pm on “The Kashrut of Wine and Alcoholic Beverages and the nature of Rabbinic Decrees to Avoid Intermarriage.”
Beth El Ambucycle News Update: The ambucycle which our community has graciously donated, has been put into service in Jerusalem and has been assigned to medic Yossi Polishuk, the United Hatzalah regional director of the North Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov. United Hatzaloh is providing ongoing updates as to the activities of our ambucycle. Please see back for their latest update and pictures.
The Three Weeks: We are currently observing the three weeks which will last until the morning of July 23rd. Weddings, parties and other festive events are not scheduled nor participated in. Haircutting is also restricted during this period.
The Nine Days will begin this Thursday evening, July 12th after sunset (first day of Av) and will extend until the morning of July 23rd. During this period, the following restrictions apply:
1. No meat may be eaten nor wine consumed, except on Shabbat.
2. Recreational (as opposed to instructional) swimming and bathing for pleasure (as opposed to hygiene) should not take place.
3. No laundry should be washed except children's clothing. (This restriction is lifted on the evening of July 22nd)
Summer Seudah Shlishiet: With the long summer days already here, what better way to spend a late Shabbat afternoon than in the company of good friends and with words of Torah. To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Bruce Gillers at email@example.com.