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on Shabbos - June 19, 2021
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Erev Shabbat Message from Rabbi Segal: This afternoon at 5:30pm, Rabbi Segal will deliver a brief Erev Shabbat message over Zoom. The link to sign in is:

Mazal Tov to Dahlia Fischer on the exciting celebration of her Bat Mitzvah this week. Mazal tov to parents, Tanya and David Fischer. May Dahlia continue to grow and be a source of pride for her family and community!

Mazal Tov to Lisa and Jeff Bellin on the birth of their grandson. Mazal tov to parents Deborah and Henry Cohen. May they raise the newborn to Torah, Chuppah, and Ma’asim Tovim!

Mazal Tov to Ruth and Humi Vishniafsky on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Sara Millman, daughter of Esti and Daniel Millman. May she continue to grow and be a source of pride for her family and community!

Condolences to our cherished member, Tovia Paris, on the passing of her beloved father, Alan Smith z’l. Tovia has begun observing shiva with her family in California and will be returning to Newton on Sunday afternoon to complete shiva at her home on 52 Kenilworth Street, Newton, MA 02458. Tovia will be receiving condolence visits at her home on Sunday evening 7:30-9:30pm and Monday 12-2pm, 4-6pm, and 7-9:30pm. May Hashem console the Smith and Paris families among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Annual Celebration Recap: We were very excited and filled with joy to once again celebrate our community together, in-person at our Annual Celebration. At the end of this week’s kishrei, please find some photos of the event and our honorees, the Banks and Jeselsohn families. Thank you to Bruce Gillers for taking these pictures.

Thank you! It is appropriate to express our thanks and appreciation to those responsible for the success of our ad book and dinner. A debt of gratitude goes to our ad book chairperson, Rick Gopen, for organizing this successful project and to the ad book solicitation team: Ethlynne Brickman, Judah Cohen, Bruce Gillers, Rich Pomper, Mark Salzberg, Jack Schuss and Ross Zilber. Of course, as always, we thank Jeff and Lisa Bellin for their time and energy in typesetting and laying out the entire ad book that has resulted in significant financial gain for the shul. Please find the 2021 Ad Book here:

Special thanks also go to Sherri Cohen and Israela Kahan, our Event Committee co-chairs, for planning and arranging this year’s successful event. Thank you, as well, to Wendy Fine for producing the wonderful video for this evening’s event. Thank you to Dan Goldish for his setup and maintenance of the web pages for ad submissions, and to Humi Vishniavsky for his photography.

Last but not least, a big thank you goes to each and every one of you who continue to help maintain our shul as a vibrant center of Jewish life and learning, fostering the goals of Torah throughout the community. May Hashem grant all of us health and vigor to continue this effort of serving Him and Klal Yisroel.

Graduation Kiddush this week we’ll celebrate our recent graduates and those who are coming back from Israel. Please refer to last week’s kishrei for a list of our graduates. We are proud of everyone’s achievements. Mazal tov!

Youth Groups Return! We are happy to announce that some of our Youth Groups will be restarting this Shabbat. The two Youth Groups are Pre-K—K &1st—2nd Grades. Groups will begin at 10:00am. Please bring your children to the lower level classrooms (Preschool area). Activities will take place both inside and outside. All unvaccinated children are expected to wear masks while indoors. Please note that all high-school youth leaders are fully vaccinated. We look forward to seeing our families resume participating in our Shabbat Youth Groups. Thank you to Irina Benjamin for coordinating these programs. If you have any questions regarding the groups, please email her at:

Semichat Chaver Program:  The Semichat Chaver Program (SCP) will continue this Tuesday, June 22nd at 8:00pm. For more information or to join, please contact Rabbi Segal at